Smoked Beef Short Ribs

I'll admit up front, I have a love-hate relationship with beef short ribs. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to eat them. There isn't a rich, more beefy-tasting cut of beef out there. However, I'd rather someone else cook them for me. When it comes to smoking beef short ribs, we are talking a long commitme...

How To Grill Skirt Steak

Learning how to grill skirt steak is easiest on a charcoal grill, where you can get the grate really close to an extremely hot fire. This great cut of meat is usually really think, so the key is to grill it quickly over a really hot fire. It is really hard for me to pick my "favorite" steak but if y...

Dry Rub Chicken Wings on the Grill

I'm a big fan of messy foods. Give me a poncho, a pack of wet-naps, a judge-free zone, a pile of messy chicken wings and I'm a happy man. On the rare occasion though, I like to go sauceless and instead opt to throw together a simple dry rub for my grilled chicken wings. This simple dry rub gives ...

Quick Brined Pork Chops Recipe

Brining is a process that actually hydrates the cells of the meat, creating a really juicy and tender cut of meat for the grill. But wait, doesn’t that take a long time? I don’t have 12 hours here, I need to get dinner going! Well, that’s what makes this brined pork chops recipe so great! ...

  • Prep Time: 2 hrs
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • 4 Servings

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Grilling asparagus is a great way to add a kick to your vegetables. It’s very easy, and the flavors from the marinade and the grill make this a dish that even veggie haters can love. And always remember, Miss Manners says it is OK to eat these with your fingers!

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Grilled Ribeye Steak

Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, medium rare...no need to over-think this one.   You bought this delicious hunk of meat, now your job is to not screw it up!  Rib eye steaks are a pretty forgiving cut of meat, believe it or not.  The fat marbling contained in a ribeye steak makes for a ve...

Marinated and Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Updates for 2017: Grilled pork tenderloin continues to be a favorite with my family so I have a lot of these under my belt at this point. Updating this recipe to reflect my new recommendation for doneness temperature. I prefer to remove the meat from the grill once the internal temp...

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Fortunately grilling corn is easy, and keeps your kitchen clean! When cooking ears of corn on the grill you have several options, but if you want to reproduce that street fair flavor, you have to cook it in the husk.

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Thermoworks Smoke Review

I had the chance to review the Thermoworks ThermaQ WIFI a few weeks back. I forgot to mention that buried deeper in my box of goodies was a Thermoworks Smoke remote meat thermometer as well! Two remote thermometers? What’s the difference and why do I need two? I have now run both through a few…

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  May 20, 2018

Grilling the Beyond Meat Beast Burger

I like meat, delicious animal protein. I’m immediately skeptical when someone tries to sell me on a substitute with “you can’t even tell the difference”. I’m not a big fan of veggie burgers at all. I greeted the Beyond Meat Beast Burger with the same healthy does of “whatever” that I have given all of…

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  May 1, 2018
How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

How to Open a Bag of Charcoal

I was at a cookout recently and watched as a friend assaulted a charcoal bag with a knife. It was a tense few minutes while we watched him stab, slice and cuss the bag into submission, ultimately (and messily) freeing the charcoal held within the paper straight jacket. I was tempted to stepping in, but…

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  March 7, 2018