Category Archives: BBQ

The Pastrami Project V2.0

Wow! I just noticed that it has been 4 years since I started this blog. Time sure  has gone by fast! When I started writing, this was a food blog with a emphasis on doing things yourself (because you really can … Continue reading

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It’s so hot today that I’m smoking…

…Bacon, that is!  Here in Apple Valley we are under an excessive heat warning until Wednesday of this week. Tomorrow’s highs are supposed to be between 103 and 113 degrees Fahrenheit! The temperature today so far is 100f. I have … Continue reading

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Time for more Bacon…

Well, Fall is almost here and I just cooked up that last of my bacon stash over the weekend… time to make some bacon. I went back to my local grocery store (Vallarta) to see if they had any pork … Continue reading

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Homemade Pepperoni

Well, now that the holidays are over and the house starts to empty, it’s time to post one of the recipes that I have been working on! It was great having the family together – visiting and cooking, I hate … Continue reading

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Home Cured Bacon

With all the posts that I have done over the summer about curing meat, (Pastrami, Smoked Turkey and Canadian Bacon) I think that there is no way I can move on without doing American style Bacon! When fall arrives, a … Continue reading

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Banana Wrapped Chicken

One of the things to do on my cooking “bucket list” has been to make tamales wrapped in Banana Leaves. Unfortunately they are not so plentiful out here in the Mojave Desert! Or so I thought… I found out that … Continue reading

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