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Sassy Pork Rub

Ingredients 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup paprika 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp garlic powder 3 tbsp cayenne pepper … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Carolina Divide- The Great BBQ Battle

College basketball, football and bbq; topics that could re-start the Civil War and end up with the South against the South.  This article in Saveur does an excellent job of … Continue reading

June 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Steakhouse Steaks- Sear in the Rear (Reverse Sear)

My girls think I marinate and cook the best steaks on the entire planet (their words, not mine).  I know their palates are young, though certainly not indiscriminate, but I … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Turkey Martha Would Be Proud Of…

Please excuse the fact that I’m  just a tad bit 194 days late in posting this.  Even 6 mos and 10 days later, this turkey is still a thing of … Continue reading

June 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mmmm Yum Oven Baby Back Ribs

Ingredients 2 whole slabs pork baby back ribs Dry Rub: 8 tbsp light brown sugar, tightly packed 3 tbsp kosher salt 3 tbsp chili powder 2 tbsp ground mustard 1 … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Ingredients 2 cups strawberries*, rinsed and hulled ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup + 1tbsp extra virgin … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Grilled Chicken & Blueberry Salad w/ Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Ingredients 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, seasoned cajun blackening season with grilled 8 cups torn fresh spinach 3 cups fresh blueberries 1 medium red (purple) onion, thinly sliced 1 cup … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Carolina Hush Puppies

ingredients 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 cup flour 2 1/2 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. kosher salt 4 tsp. baking powder 1 cup buttermilk ¼ cup melted butter 1/2 tsp. hot … Continue reading

June 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Easy Peasy BBQ Chicken

ingredients 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken (use your favorite part, bone-in is fine too) 1 bottle Kraft Special Collection Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing 1 cup of your favorite bbq sauce … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Matcha Fruit Bavarois

Ingredients:     1 oz powdered (unflavored) gelatin     4 tbsp water     3 egg yolks     1/2 cup fine white sugar (pulse in food processor)     1 tsp cornstarch     … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

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