Meatloaf – Classic Homemade Recipe

Easy meatloaf Recipe with Ground beef and ground pork

Meatloaf is one of those classic homemade meals that my mom used to make and I loved it so much! Meatloaf is classic comfort food and it is super simple to make with this easy recipe. This might be the best meatloaf recipe I have made, but it really is just a classic version of meatloaf. Over the years I …

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Smoked Shrimp and Pesto Linguine

Smoked Shrimp asparagus and Pesto Linguini

Pesto linguine is one of my favourite pasta dishes. This is one of those super quick meals to make and I tend to prepare them during the week when I do not have lots of time. Cook the pasta, sauté the vegetables and stir them in some pesto – that’s it! I usually toss some cubes of cooked chicken breast …

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How to Make Sausage

How to make sausage recipe

Summer is here and that means it is grilling season. One of the most popular things to grill is sausage, including the many kinds like Italian, merguez, chorizo, bratwurst and more! While local supermarkets regularly stock fresh sausages, it is also possible to make sausage right at home. Sausage making is not as hard as some might think and a …

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Steamed Salmon with Orange Sesame Glaze

Steamed Salmon with Orange Hoisin Glaze

Steamed salmon is so delicious and for the longest time I struggled with how to steam salmon well. It always seemed to come out too dry. In the end I learned that I steamed it for far too long and the temperature of the steam was too high. I always steamed pretty much anything at full steam where the water …

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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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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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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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Peel and Eat Shrimp

How to boil shrimp recipe old bay seasoning

Shrimp boil is one amazing dinner. While a full low country shrimp boil has way more than just shrimp, including potatoes, corn, sausage all as part of the boil, I often boil a pot of just peel and eat shrimp. It is perfect to go alongside a meal and it is also great as an appetizer for a party or just a …

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How to Cook a Smoked Picnic Ham

How to Cook a Smoked Picnic Shoulder Ham FI

Baked picnic ham (pork shoulder ham) is one of my favourite types of ham to cook. While it is a different cut of pork than the traditional ham, it generally tastes the same because it has been cured and smoked just like a ham. In the end, it tastes just amazing and a great ham to serve the family. I cook …

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