Make your Own DIY Clay Pot Kamado

Awww yes, the infamous flowerpot smoker. A few years back a much-respected TV show host did some great shows on
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Make your Own DIY Clay Pot Kamado

Grill Review: The GoBQ, Portable Grill That Is Durable & Foldable

  In the world of BBQ and grilling it's not too often that you can say “now that’s new”. For the
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Grill Review: The GoBQ, Portable Grill That Is Durable & Foldable

Lemongrass, Cilantro & Garlic Grilled Chicken Wings

This recipe, inspired by Sri Lankan cuisine, combines the flavors of garlic, lemongrass, cilantro and turmeric to make for a
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Lemongrass, Cilantro & Garlic Grilled Chicken Wings

Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

ROSEMARY LEMON SHRIMP SKEWERSThe rosemary stem serves as the skewer while lemon is thinly sliced to add additional flavor to
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Rosemary Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Bacon, Pork & Guinness Cassoulet (Dutch Oven Pork and Beans)

dutch oven pork and beans

Cassoulet is like the French’s version of Pork and Beans. It’s a rustic, peasant dish, that is pure comfort food. Cassoulet (named for the casserole dish it cooks in) is often made with meat (pork, mutton, duck…) and pork skins and white beans. I’ve adapted this classic French dish for the grill, using Smithfield Applewood […]

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Smoked Watermelon Gazpacho

Smoked Gazpacho has been a longtime favorite of mine, smoking the veggies before making them into this classic chilled soup takes it to a whole new level of flavor. So what about Watermelon Gazpacho? Believe it or not, the flavors of watermelon, the crispness of the cucumbers and acidity of the tomatoes blend perfectly together […]

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How to Grind Your Own Burgers at Home

My latest contributing writer, Jon Solberg, has given instructions for grinding your own burgers at home, even if you don’t have a meat grinder!  – read all about Jon in his bio on my contributor’s page. Thanks for the awesome instructions Jon- grinding burgers makes for an epic burger experience!  There’s a lot to be said […]

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Orca Cooler Review

I love this seafoam green cooler from Orca- it’s just so sexy! Plus it’s made in America!! Rotomolded, high end coolers, claiming superior ice retention, are all the rage these days. In fact, they’ve become kind of a “status” symbol of sorts, as they often come with a hefty price tag. But are they worth […]

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Hawaiian Grilled Pineapple and Pepper Pork Tenderloin Sliders

I love grilled pineapple. The grill heightens its flavor while adding a little smoke and char. Pair this with grilled mini peppers whose flavor mellows on the grill, and you have a knockout flavor combo for Pork Tenderloin Sliders. These Hawaiian inspired sliders pair Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin […]

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Lionfish Ceviche (“Eat ‘Em to Beat ‘Em”)

lionfish ceviche

Have you ever heard of Lionfish? They are an invasive species that is decimating the biodiversity of our Oceans. And they have no natural predators in our waters! The Lionfish is an invasive species of Indo-Pacific fish that has taken over in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean and is currently wreaking havoc on […]

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