Anova 900w Sous-Vide

New Equipment Alert!!! I just had a birthday and one of my gifts was a Sous Vide/ Precision Cooker. I just took it out of the box and tested it. See what happened.

How To Smoke Spare Ribs

Check out my quick youtube tutorial where we smoke a rack of spare ribs and we also follow up on my smoker modifications. Click the picture to watch the video.

Grilled Lemon Pepper Asparagus

This is an awesome recipe to make if you want to shake up your side game or if you are a vegetarian. I have made asparagus 100 times before but never this tasty. There are plenty of recipes for lemon pepper Asparagus but there is no pre-made dry LP seasoning in this one. Real lemon….

My First YouTube Video

I recently got some upgrades for my smoker and decided to take my excitement to youtube. I got a baffle plate to help with the heat distribution and a charcoal box because the one that came with the smoker was not good at all. Both were purchased from bbqsmokermods.com. Check it out and while youre…

How To Light A Charcoal Fire

The first thing you want to consider is what kind of charcoal you want to use.  If you need help with that you can find a comprehensive write-up I did on charcoal here.  Once you have figured that out you need to prep the coals for lighting. The soundest investment that you can make in…

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

These poppers are delicious and extremely easy to make.  I’m not the biggest fan of cream cheese so I came up with this recipe as an alternative to the ones that use cream cheese.  This recipe makes 14. Ingredients: Jalepeno Peppers (7), Monterey Jack Cheese (half of 8oz block), bacon slices (7) cut in half,…

How Long Should you keep your leftovers?? + Memorial Day Recap

Personally, I am not a fan of leftovers but there are some exceptions.  BBQ is one of them.  Typically, I wouldn’t save my leftovers beyond one day not necessarily for food safety reasons but in my opinion, you start to lose some quality in taste.  The USDA says that leftovers can be kept in the…

Top 5 Grilling Mistakes We All Have Made

Cliché overload coming in 3…2…  We all start somewhere.  We all make mistakes.  It will be better next time.  These statements don’t get to cliché status without there being some truth to them.  The one that I really want to focus on right now is “experience is the best teacher”.  Here are the top 5…