Strawberry Balsamic Smoked Chicken

Spring Equinox fell on March 20th this year, and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for winter to end (and I lived in Massachusetts for five years)! I gated up my deck, opened the slider and all the windows in the house, kicked off the winter gear, and bounded about in the backyard…

Leftover Makeover Smoked Chicken Dinner

These pandemic restrictions and uncertainties of late are bringing up a lot of memories for me. Growing up, I never realized how impoverished we were. Don’t get me wrong, cousins referred to my sister and I as “welfare” and “food stamps” on the regular, and I was unrelentingly tormented on the bus about my Walmart…

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients 1 cup chopped Smoked Chicken Thighs 1 – 2 heads Romaine lettuce, rinsed and rough chopped 1/2 – 1 cup homemade Croutons, or your favorite brand 1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano 1-2 tbsp fresh Caesar Dressing , or your favorite brand Salt to taste Lots of Black pepper, or to taste 1/4 tsp red pepper…

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…

Smoked Chicken Tamales with TexMex Chili Sauce

With my first attempt at making tamales at home, I was admittedly intimated and pretty nervous but very determined to learn how to make this Mexican delight. I read a multitude of recipes and watched several hours of YouTube videos for a good month or so before committing to cooking a small batch on my…