Pork Chop Lettuce Wraps


If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for light summer dishes, that don’t compromise on filling flavor, then this recipe is a must. It’s a savory, crisp, low carb, no-fuss dinner that won’t weigh you down. Actually, this recipe is incredibly similar to the Smoked Pork Vermicelli Bowls I posted back in April,…

Smoked Pork Vermicelli Bowls


Since we’re all on stay-at-home orders right now, I thought I’d delve into this recipe’s back story a little more so than I usually do. It helps distract me from spiraling into yet another black hole of Covid-19 news updates anyways, and if it helps distract you a bit too, fabulous! Otherwise, skip on over…

Roasted Barley Mushroom Pilaf


I absolutely love mushrooms, and I especially love to toss Portobellos on the grill slathered in a bit of Stubbs Spicy BBQ Sauce. The obvious thing to do with leftover bbq mushrooms is to wedge ’em between two buns and call it a night but since I was not in the mood for another typical…

Grilled Veggie Pizza


Saturday night when I smoked turkey legs, I also threw an array of veggies on the grill to use in recipes throughout the upcoming week. For this pizza, I used leftover grilled zucchini and red bell pepper. The smokey char of the veggies, the soft, sweet fresh mozzarella and the herbaceous crunch of the pine…

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…

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…

Char Grilled Twice Baked Potatoes


In Texas, a Plain baked potato is anything but plain. Order a plain baked potato in the Lone Star State and that potato is gonna arrive at your table piled high with shredded cheddar, sour cream, bacon, and chives. This twice baked potato recipe is my version of a Texas Plain. I grilled the potato…