These are the best pork chops I’ve ever had. My husband is a big fan of Malcolm Reed (HowToBBQRight). These were his recipe and they’re easy, moist and flavorful. They’re also really pretty! INGREDIENTS: 6, thick-cut bone-in pork chops For the brine:64 ounces apple juice1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup kosher salt1/2 cup BBQ rub (we …

I love all of the fabulous grilled and smoked meats my husband makes. They are always the centerpiece of our year-round meals. However, the quality of the side dishes that go along with those offerings make them even more special. This particular one I originally found via HeyGrillHey.com and then I altered it to suit …

You don’t have to smoke your prime rib. In fact, I followed pretty much this same process for years when roasting my Christmas Eve prime rib in the oven. However, there’s just something extra tasty about having a high quality prime rib roasted on your smoker. This is more of a process than a recipe. …

Let’s face it, ground turkey can be pretty bland and tasteless unless it has a little help. When you’re trying to cut down the amount of red meat in your diet and also trying to serve family meals that please others, you have to be a bit creative. I developed this recipe a few years …

Every family has their personal meatloaf recipe. It’s the one you equate with comfort food meals your Mom made when you were a kid. This is one that my Mom made and it’s always been in my personal family recipe notebook. However, I guess I hadn’t made it in a long time because when I …

My husband is an avid follower of competition BBQer, Malcolm Reed. In his most recent blog post, he shared a Cast Iron Steak Recipe and said it was the best steak he’d ever eaten, and this was from a guy who has won steak events in competition. Challenge accepted. PaPa went to his Big Green …

Anything that combines the words jalapeno popper + mac and cheese has to be good, right? I found this recipe on a great BBQ site at HeyGrillHey.com. We threw this on the smoker and paired it with our Smoked Sloppy Joe’s for an easy and delicious meal. I knew this one was going to be …

There’s nothing like a pan of slow cooked baked beans. Every family has its very personal take on what makes the perfect baked beans, not unlike the family meatloaf recipe or the spaghetti sauce recipe. Other than a few basics, there’s really no wrong way to do this. In fact, this dish is a very …

I called this a “homestyle” smoked turkey breast because it didn’t turn out the way it was intended. And, sometimes, as in this case, it’s a good thing. Instead of picking up a turkey breast from the grocery store the other day, we ended up with a turkey roast. This is essentially pieces of turkey …

INGREDIENTS: 2-3 large russet potatoes, thinly sliced with peel left on1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced and broken into rings3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely diced (optional)4-5 pieces thick cut bacon, chopped into small pieces8 oz. grated cheddar cheese4-5 tablespoons sour cream2-3 green onions, chopped, reserve for garnishkosher saltpepper INSTRUCTIONS: To prepare on a grill …