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…

Beer Can Chicken


One of my favorite ways to cook chicken is on the grill and the easiest method is beer can chicken. I’ve cooked several beer can chickens over the years so I decided to try something new. I used a can of hard cider in place of the beer and the flavor was phenomenal. The chicken…

BBQ Chickpea Salad


Looking for a taste of summer without all the guilt? BBQ Chickpeas will satisfy the most die hard vegan as well as the most devout carnivores. Special thanks to Fair Weather Farm for producing the gorgeous spring salad mix! Seasonal ingredients are a great and healthy way to inspire any cook in the kitchen. So…