Salad Dressings From Your Own Kitchen

Go to the grocery store and look at all the salad dressings on the shelf. Nowadays there is a seemingly endless variety of varieties and flavor combinations. Most start out with a basic base and flavors are added from there. Unfortunately if you read the ingredient labels you will find a lot of stuff in…

Proper Knife Skills To Make Your Cooking Shine

If you went to Culinary School, (I did not) one of the first things you are taught is basic knife skills. The same holds true at most restaurants. New hires in the kitchen do most of the prep work. This helps to master the cutting techniques needed to prepare the food properly. Proper cutting, slicing,…

Enchilada Sauce Like No Other

I like Mexican cuisine. Normally when I go out to eat, I find myself at a Mexican Restaurant very often. The way they combine and layer flavors just makes me happy. One of my favorite things are Enchiladas, Pork, Beef, Chicken, or Cheese. I love em all. Sometimes I order with chille Verde sauce and…

Perfect Roast Chicken and Pan Sauce

Poulet Roti (French for Roast Chicken). Roasting a chicken properly takes practice, I know it should be a simple thing, but all to often the results are a dry bird or underdone. Now one thing you will have to get used to is the fact that you will see some red close to the bone….

Fines Herbs Butter- Something to keep on hand

I like to keep herb butter on hand. It is useful in a lot of recipes, and if you already have some in the freezer, that’s just one less step in the preparation. You can use it to Roast a chicken, Place a pat on a resting steak, Add to sauces as a finisher, the possibilities…

Low And Slow Series- Burnt Ends

Yesterday I shared my Brisket Method with you. If you decide to smoke the whole Brisket instead of just the flat, you can make the BBQ delicacy of Burnt Ends. I know burnt doesn’t sound very appetizing, but these little nuggets of goodness will change your mind fast. Burnt Ends are the made from the…

Low And Slow Series- Brisket

Now it’s time to talk about What most in competition BBQ consider the Holy Grail, The Brisket, Brisket is a challenging cut to cook. If not done right it can be dry and tougher than shoe leather. But when it is done right, it is one of the most flavorful cuts from the beast, in…

The Best BBQ Sauce

Barbeque is one of my favorite things to eat and prepare. I;m talking about real slow smoked meats with a hickory fire. There is just something about preparing a brisket or pork butt the night before and getting up early in the morning to start a fire on the pit and letting the smoker do…

Low And Slow Series- BBQ Beans

For me BBQ and beans just go hand in hand. A good plate of pit smoked bbq just isn’t complete without some bbq beans on there. This is my go to recipe. Give it a try, You will be very satisfied with them. I have tweaked this recipe over the years and this is the…

Low And Slow Series- Coleslaw To Go With

If your looking to add a great side to go with your BBQ, my Coleslaw recipe is sure to please. Use it as a side, or to top your pulled pork sandwich. Ingredients:  SERVINGS: 8 1 cup mayonnaise 1½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey ¾ teaspoon celery seeds 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½…