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Recipes for Tailgaters

If this is what your backyard sounds like on a Saturday afternoon, then this blog is for you! Imagine this: You and your friends are gathered around the backyard. The game is on the TV and food is cooking. Right now, the score is tied; everyone is on the edge of the seats. Then, the timer […]

Smoked Ham Recipe

Ingredients:6 pound “ready-to-eat” ham1 cup pineapple juice3/4 cup chicken stock1/2 cup honey1 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil1 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon paprika1 tablespoon sugar1/2 tablespoon salt2 teaspoon dry mustard1/2 teaspoon cayenne1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Preparation:The night before you smoke, mix the pepper, paprika, sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon of dry mustard, and cayenne. Rub over the surface […]

Turkey Brine 101

Brining Turkey adds moisture, making it the best choice for lean proteins. Salt in the brine not only seasonings the meat but also promotes a change in its protein structure, reducing its overall toughness and creating gaps that fill up with water and keep the meat juicy and flavorful. Why brine turkey? Of course, there […]

How to Cold Smoke Cheese

Just about any type of cheese can be smoked including Swiss, Colby, Provolone, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Gouda, and a host of others. The trick is to let the cheese sit out in the open air for a bit before smoking to allow the outside to toughen. You will want to light 2 lbs of […]