Maple Canadian Bacon

Maple Canadian Bacon, our new love is makin’ bacon. It’s very easy to do and better than any store-bought bacon we’ve ever had. That said there is no such thing as “Bad” bacon, just some is better than others. A beautiful, extra lean Maple Canadian bacon. There is something special about making your own bacon with your favorite flavor profile. It’s Canadian Bacon Candy that…

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Pile O’ Ribs

Pile O’ Ribs on the Tailgater, we both love ribs and tailgating! The problem is that rack of ribs take up a lot of space and tailgating grills tend to be on the small and portable side. I can triple the ribs on our little grill with a good rack. And that gave a lot of folks a big smile, they were tender and juicy…

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Reverse Seared Tri Tip Test Cook # 3
Reverse Seared Tri Tip Test Cook # 3

Reverse Seared Tri Tip Test Cook # 3

  Reverse Seared Tri Tip Test Cook # 3, we are working on a new seasoning rub, “Smoke Ring BBQ Seasoning”. Doing a few test cooks to fine tune it… In the smoke at 250* (122c) for about an hour then a HOT sear on the Grill Grates. Check out the “Bark” here. We are working on a new rub that we’ll be calling “Smoke…

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Reverse Seared Tri Tip on the Gasser
Reverse Seared Tri Tip on the Gasser

Reverse Seared Tri Tip on the Gasser

  Reverse Seared Tri Tip on the Gasser, we wanted to show you just how easy it is using a wedgie you can do cooks like this on your gas grill. Check out the “Bark” here. We are working on a new rub that we’ll be calling “Smoke Ring BBQ Seasoning”. As you can see it looks good and it was good… Gave it a…

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Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf

  Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf, Winter weather, even in California, begs for meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Our friend Pete makes award winning sauces and rubs. One taste and you’ll know why. We also really like that salt is never the first ingredient. Of course, if you’re making this recipe for your local firehouse you might want to triple the recipe. Patti and I have set one…

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Pecan Scotch Pie

Pecan Scotch Pie was born because pecan pie is Ken’s favorite. We already have a wonderful recipe for pecan pie with chocolate, so we wanted something different. Patti had an ‘aha” moment and remembered we had butterscotch chips from a recipe we apparently forgot all about. This pie turned out crunchy and creamy with an extra whisper of pecan smoke because we used Mountain Maple pellets in a wedgie for that “Kiss of Smoke”.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

  Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, not everything good comes off the grill!!! We were wanting something special for our Thanksgiving dessert and this is what we thought up. This simple no bake pie will satisfy your peanut butter and chocolate craving hugely! Peanut Butter and Chocolate and giving it more thought we came up with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. So, we decided we would run…

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Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread

  Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread, We were invited to a potluck. We offered to bring garlic bread. We thought we would test a new recipe we were working on. “Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread”, oh yeah we rocked this. This was quick, easy and ooey gooey great. Jam packed with crumbled bacon, two kinds of cheese and buttery garlic… There were no leftovers, darn. The fun…

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Horsey Mustard Rib Roast

  Horsey Mustard Rib Roast was the perfect dinner for a special birthday party. This big boy was over 8 ½ lbs. of juicy, tender perfection. Patti made a Horsey Mustard Sauce  with just a hint of fresh rosemary made even better with our own Smoked Garlic Sauce, Date Night Heat and Briggs True Texas Mustard Sauce and with a “Kiss of Smoke” from  Green…

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Slow Smoked Santa Maria Roast Beef
Slow Smoked Santa Maria Roast Beef

Slow Smoked Santa Maria Roast Beef

Slow Smoked Santa Maria Roast Beef because there is nothing like the flavor of slow smoked beef seasoned with our new Santa Maria Rub (out soon). We smoked this 7 ½ pound roast for 9 hours for that “Kiss of Smoke” and a beautiful smoke ring. An awesome dinner for friends and the holidays. We will be enjoying shredded roast beef sandwiches and tacos this…

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