Recipes

Edamame Hummus

We love hummus and have made so many different varieties over the years. Normally the hummus is made with chick peas and different other ingredients are added to bring so variation to the flavour of the dip. But, it is possible to make hummus without the chick peas. Edamame beans are super healthy and can actually replace chick peas to …

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Smoked Turkey Legs with Jerk Seasoning

Smoked turkey leg drumsticks is one of the few smoked meats I would purchase for years prior to actually owning a smoker. Local grocery stores would sell smoked turkey drumsticks or thighs and they are amazing for making soup. In fact, I have a recipe on my site for soup using smoked turkey leg – Crockpot Smoked Turkey Lentil Soup I have …

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Smoked Salsa Fatty

Smoked meatloaf is one of my most popular dishes and one that my family request possibly more than anything else I BBQ. While I enjoy a standard smoked meatloaf, I also love mixing it up and adding some variety to the meatloaf. This is my basic recipe for smoked meatloaf. Smoked Meatloaf While a smoked meatloaf is great, I absolutely …

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Smoked Pizza Bombs

Smoked Meatballs pizza style with pepperoni green olives and mozzarella

Over the years, I have discovered that one of my favourite things to smoke is a meatball. Ground meat lends itself very well to the smoker. Sure a meatball is not as exciting to BBQ as pork butt, brisket or ribs. But, smoked meatballs are super tasty and do take a fraction of the time in the smoker compared to …

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Big Mac Sliders

Big Mac Sliders Little Macs

I must admit that I do enjoy a Big Mac. The beef, cheese, pickles, lettuce all work together great, but there is one signature aspect of this burger. The sauce! My kids are just like any other, and when we are deciding to go out to eat, they are all screaming for McDonalds. They have done that for years. Usually, when …

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Jerk Smoked Tilapia Pineapple Pilaf

Jerk Smoked Tilapia with Pineapple Pilaf FI

I love smoking fish and tilapia is one of the kinds that I have been smoking quite a bit lately. It has a mild flavour that works great when smoking. Usually, I prepare it and have separate side dishes to go along with the fish, but today I wanted to try something different. I love rice pilaf as it is …

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Corn and Potato Chowder

Potato and corn chowder is one of those soups that I forget how much I love. It is creamy, hearty and goes so well with many different dinner dishes. This type of chowder has a country earthiness to it, while at the same time a bowl of it would fit on the menu at a fancy restaurant. I have a …

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How to Save a Tough Brisket – Leftover Brisket on a Bun

how to save a tough brisket

How to save a tough brisket is a question I get asked quite a bit. There is not much more frustrating to a smoking enthusiast, than carving into a brisket that has been in the smoker for hours, only to discover that it is tough. A properly smoked brisket should be super tender and can even pull apart with your fingers and …

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Beer and Cheese Chip Dip

Beer and Cheese Chip Dip

Chips are the perfect snack for me. They are great whether I am watching a sports game or movie, playing a board game or hanging out with friends. We always have a few bags in the pantry ready for some snack cravings. Mackie’s Crisps are a brand of potato chips that are made in Scotland. They are a thick cut …

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Pressure Cooker Chili

Cooking chili in an electric pressure cooker, like an Instant Pot or other brand, is a super quick way to make a pot of chili that is rich with flavour. I usually make chili in a dutch oven on the stovetop, letting it simmer for hours. I find that a lengthy simmer on the stove heightens the flavours of the chili. …

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