Cooking & Food

Beef Chuck Burnt Ends

Beef Chuck Burnt Ends

The weather this weekend in Louisiana has been pretty intense.  Yesterday, the city of New Orleans had some serious flooding.  Many reports indicated that up to eight inches of rainfall fell in one sixty minute period alone.  That being said, less than 40 miles north, […]

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part Two

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part Two

If you’re just now jumping on board my “building an offset smoker” wagon, you should probably go and read part one first.  This post will make a lot more sense! Once we get to this part of the build, it’s important to note how much support […]

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part One

Building an Offset Barbecue Smoker – Part One

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m maxed out with my current cookers as far as capacity.  Thirty pounds of meat is about as big as I can go, and to go that big requires a whole lot of extra work maintaining two cookers that function and […]

Summer Barbecue Plans

Summer Barbecue Plans

Most everyone that knows me, knows that I love barbecue.  Not just in the sense that I like to eat it, but all the small acts that come together over the ten plus hours it takes to cook brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, chicken, whatever.  I […]

One Year Anniversary Weekend

One Year Anniversary Weekend

It’s weekends like this that have me counting my blessings and being grateful for the life I live. Josh and I’s one year anniversary is today! Part of me feels like holy cow has it been a year already? The other part of me is double checking that […]

Smoke Dreams Part 2

Smoke Dreams Part 2

If you haven’t read my first Smoke Dreams post, this won’t make much sense. Real quick- or “quick and dirty” to get you up to speed.  I have like five grills, almost, but no stick burners (translation – smoker that cooks only wood-fired barbecue).  I finally got […]

Smoke Dreams

Smoke Dreams

For many years- actually… many, many years- I’ve dreamed of owning my own restaurant.  When I was a teen, my first jobs all started in restaurants.  I’ve done it all: washing dishes, working the fry station, cooking on the line, waiting tables, and managing the front of house. […]