Honey Sriracha Smoked Pork Side Ribs

Honey Sriracha Ribs FI

Oh ribs…. you are my weakness. If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, it would have to be ribs. Meaty and full of flavour, ribs are also an ideal meat to coat with lots of seasoning and sauce. Whether you like your ribs dry or saucy, they can pack quite the flavour in every …

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Smoked Rosemary Rubbed Pork Lunchmeat

Smoked Rosemary Rubbed Pork Lunchmeat-3

With three kids in the house, we go through lots of lunchmeat each week for school lunches. I am always surprised at the price of lunchmeat as it seems ridiculously high for meat that sometimes doesn’t even have the texture of real meat. A little while ago, I got a meat slicer and decided that it is time to start …

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Fajita Seasoning Spice Mix

Fajita Seasoning Spice Mix-2

In our family rotation of meals, Mexican cuisine is probably of the highest priority. Quite often we have meals like tacos, enchiladas, fajitas and basically anything that has a Mexican flare. I remember during my teen years and even into university how I would love going to Taco Bell. I will be the first to admit that it is a …

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Mesquite Smoked Beef Brisket

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With the Super Bowl in Houston this year, I figured that it would be best to show off some classic Texas food. A smoked beef brisket is an important part of Texas BBQ and is every bite is an experience you will remember. Of all the meats that I smoke, brisket is up at the top.  It is tender, juicy, …

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Smoked Chorizo Burgers


Fresh Mexican chorizo is made from ground pork and has a deep blend of Mexican seasonings. Quite versatile, chorizo is great used in many dishes. One of my favourite ways to use chorizo is for grilling burgers. Chorizo burgers are incredible and excellent with fresh sliced tomatoes, avocado and some cheese. Instead of grilling, these chorizo burgers were smoked and …

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Cheesy Caramelized Onion and Portobello Mushroom Smoked Fatty

Cheesy Caramelized Onion and Portobello Mushroom Smoked Fatty-8

One of my favourite things to smoke is a fatty. Essentially, a fatty is some ground beef or other meat shaped into a log or meatloaf and then smoked. It is common to stuff the meat with cheese, sautéed veggies, other meat (like ham, pepperoni, etc.). The possibilities are endless and I have made many different kinds in the past. …

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Simple Steak Salt Rub – perfect for grilling any steak!

Basic Steak Rub Seasoning-7

Grilled steak…… there is very few other foods that I anticipate more than a perfectly grilled steak. Whether it is a striploin, ribeye, T-bone, filet mignon or other steak, I There are many different ways to grill a steak using rubs, marinades and BBQ sauces, but I prefer quite simple. The rub that I use on steak is quite simple …

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Grilled Chicken Eggplant and Zucchini on a Bun

Grilled Chicken Zucchini Eggplant Pesto on a Bun-3

With grilling season in full force, I look for anything that I can grill. While meat is most common, I do really enjoy grilling vegetables. Zucchini, eggplant and peppers are ideal vegetables to be grilled, and they are excellent tossed into pasta salad with feta cheese, as toppings for a pizza or eaten just on their own. One other option …

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Grilled Catfish Corn and Black Bean Tostadas

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Grilling and summer is a combination that brings me so much happiness! With the warm weather, I look for any excuse to hang out on the back deck and preparing food is always my favourite. Bright fresh flavours work really well in summer and I decided to go Mexican with this recipe. Mexican cuisine offers so much in way of options …

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Grilled Chicken Eggplant and Zucchini Pesto Pizza

Grilled Chicken Zucchini Eggplant Pesto Pizza

One of the most exciting aspects of spring is baseball and I love to watch any spring training game I am able to. I just love the sport and watching the game reassures me that the warm weather is coming! It has really been an odd couple months weather-wise with it warm and sunny one day and freezing the next. But, …

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