Gochujang BBQ Chicken

I’m three weeks into my TJ’s training, and I’m loving it! Am I sore in muscles I didn’t know I had? Yes! Am I unapologetically napping after early morning and late night shifts? Yes, again! But, the Crew has been so patient and generous during my training that I’ve pushed through the aches and pains…

BBQ Lamb Sandwiches

Pulled pork, pulled chicken, hell even pulled jackfruit has made its way onto my plate over the years. Pulled lamb, however, is totally new for me, but I had braised leftover lamb in my fridge in need of use. The most time consuming part of this recipe was me vacillating between tacos or sandwiches. Standing…

A Week of Smoked Goodies

Starting hardwood lump charcoal without my beloved Stump Chunks is not an easy task, especially when the air is dripping with humidity. It’s worth the effort though, in my opinion, as I cannot stand the residual chemical flavor lighter fluid leaves on my meats and vegetables, especially where slow smoking is concerned. So, knowing the…

Baked BBQ Tofu, Macaroni Salad with Black Garlic Dressing

Cold, rainy winter days got you feeling a bit blue? Missing warmer weather and backyard bbqs? I know I am! To combat the chilly, winter wind whipping relentlessly around my hilly neighborhood the past few days, I decided a quick ode to the beloved summer picnic was overdue and kept this baked bbq tofu dish…

Smoked Turkey Legs

  Saturday the temperature rose above 50 degrees and I came down with a vicious case of spring fever! The sun and the warmth beckoned me to go outside to bask in it, while the birds were chirping out at me, “Resistance is futile!” So after a quick supply run, I made a beeline over…

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

As I’ve mentioned before, I like to put in several hours of prep work on the weekends I grill to help simplify upcoming weeknight dinners. Plus, if I’m gonna stand over hot coals for hours I want to cook more than one evening’s meal. This go around I smoked a pork butt over Apple and…

Blackberry BBQ Chicken with Honey Glazed Carrots

I’ve been making the same BBQ sauce recipe since I was about 20 years old. It’s pretty simple, but over the years I tweak it now and again to mix things up a bit. For this recipe, I picked up some gorgeous blackberries from Detwiler’s Farmer’s Market, along with some locally raised chicken breasts, and…

Pecan Smoked Chicken Thighs

I know most people are crazy about chicken and turkey breast, but for me dark meat is where it’s at. It has all the flavor and is the most tender cut of poultry. So I go against the grain, as I am prone to do, and always opt for bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs for almost…