Tag Archives: BBQ

Pulled Pastrami Sandwiches 

Last week we went to my brother’s house for a BBQ. Don just got a new smoker and he cooked up some excellent pulled pork and six racks of baby back ribs. As we were talking, I told my brother … 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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Memorial Day Cookout

I am at my brother’s house (Castiron Don!) for Memorial Day today. I have to say that he makes awesome baby back ribs! They are off the hook… smoky, sweet and tender…I need him to do a guest post! For dessert, … 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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Memorial Day BBQ

Although the real reason for Memorial Day is not BBQ, I just had to share a picture of the Kansas ribeye steaks that my parents brought with them to California!One of the best steaks that I have had in a … Continue reading

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