Steak & Green Bean Frites


Herman’s Meat Shop in Newark, DE is the only place we purchase steaks from anymore. They are a masterfully talented butcher shop with the most down-to-earth, kind and attentive staff you’ll ever meet. I always hope there will be a bit of a wait for my order, as I love to stand off to the…

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…

Slow Cooker Smoked Turkey Posole


I fondly remember my dad outback in the yard behind our trailer house manning the oversized black smoker my uncle welded for him slowly adding hand chopped piece after piece of Pecan logs into the smoke box. Nothing smells better than the slow burning of Pecan or Hickory or Apple wood and nothing tastes better…

Pecan Smoked Pork Carnitas


There’s not much that makes me happier than cooking outside with the smoke from my grill slowly drifting over me, a cold bottle of beer in hand, while listening to the snap and sizzle of liquid fat splashing over hot coals. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. This recipe took me a couple…