How to Smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Smoked Turkey Recipe

How to Smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving If you have a smoker, you can produce an amazing, show-stopping turkey for your Thanksgiving feast. To start you will first make a brine for your turkey and soak it for 24 hours to impart more flavor and moisture into your bird. Turkey Brine Recipe: – 2 gallons water – 1 cup salt – 1 cup sugar – ¼ cup creole seasoning – fresh herb bundle of sage, rosemary, thyme – 2 lemons halved – 2 bay leaves – 4-5 garlic cloves smashed – 1 TBS whole black pepper corns – 2 small …

Graveyard Pudding Dessert

Graveyard Pudding Dessert

This Halloween, serve a delicious dessert that can make any meal super spooky. Graveyard Pudding Dessert 1 15-ounce package chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos) 1 5oz. box instant vanilla pudding 3 cups cold milk 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 tub whipped topping, thawed First you need to crush the cookies. You can use a food processor or simple add the cookies to a ziplock bag and use the blunt end of a meat tenderizer to turn your cookies into “dirt”. Once your cookies are crushed, mix the remaining ingredients together until smooth a creamy. It’s a good idea to …

Monster Meatloaf Recipe

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This halloween, make a special and delicious treat that will terrify everyone. Monster Meatloaf is simple and easy. With this simple recipe you can create your own Monster Meatloaf and get really creative with toppings and sides. Monster Meatloaf Ingredients 1lb Ground Chuck 1lb Ground Pork 2/3 cup Bread Crumbs 2 Eggs ¼ cup milk 1 onion 1 tbs Worcestershire 2 tbs ketchup 1 tbs parsley ½ tsp garlic powder Salt & Pepper to taste 3 – 5 pieces of thin sliced bacon for garnish Meatloaf Sauce 1-1/2 cup Ketchup 1/3 cup Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard Preheat oven …

Chicago Style Hot Dog Recipe

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Hot Dogs are the perfect tailgate food. Not only are they simple and easy to cook, but hot dogs are a crowd pleaser. To really step-up your tailgate and make your hot dogs special, try this recipe for Grilled Chicago Hot Dogs. Here is what you need: Vienna All-Beef Hot Dogs Poppy Seed Hot Dog Buns Mustard Celery Salt Sport Peppers Diced Onion Dill Pickle Spears Green Hot Dog Relish Tomatoes (cut into wedges) For this Grilled Chicago Hot Dog recipe, you will just cook your hot dogs on a medium-high grill for about 5 minutes. When they have great …

Steak Kabob Recipe

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Steak Kabobs make for an easy and delicious Labor Day meal. Just use a good quality steak and your friends and family will love this grilled steak kabob recipe. browser. Here is what you need for Labor Day Steak Kabobs: 2 16oz New York Strip Steaks 3 Bell Peppers various colors 1 Red Onion 1 Medium size Yellow Squash 1 Medium size Zucchini Squash 16oz Whole Mushrooms Salt, Pepper, and Montreal Steak Seasoning to taste Cut Strip Steaks into 4 equal size portions about 4oz each; trim excess fat from edges. Rinse and paper towel dry peppers, onion, and squash. …

Firecracker Grilled Chicken

Firecracker Grilled Chicken

Firecracker Grilled Chicken Recipe This Firecracker Grilled Chicken is a sweet and spicy grilled chicken that only takes a few ingredients and is packed with tons of flavor! For this recipe you can use any part of the chicken (wings, legs, etc) or you can use a whole chicken cut into 8 pieces. First the chicken goes into a super simple marinade. Simply place your chicken in a large zip lock bag and add about 2 cups of your favorite hot sauce. Make sure all pieces of the chicken are covered and then place it in the fridge overnight. The …

Southern Style Potato Salad with Bacon

Southern Style Potato Salad

Southern Style Potato Salad is a perfect side dish for backyard BBQs and summer picnics. And this is the best Southern Style Potato Salad recipe there is because it has one, big secret ingredient… Bacon! The bacon not only adds a great flavor, but it gives a great crunch as well. This Southern Style Potato Salad recipe is sure to get you a lot of compliments. Southern Style Potato Salad with Bacon Recipe: 10-12 medium Red Potatoes (boiled and cubed) 2 cups Mayo 4 boiled Eggs (grated) 1 tablespoon Mustard ½ cup Sweet Pickles (finely diced) 5 Green Onions (finely …

BBQ Bacon Burger Recipe

BBQ Bacon Burger

The best burger around… The BBQ Bacon Burger! It’s time to fire up the grills for July 4th this weekend. But instead of grilling the same, old burger kick it up a notch and try the BBQ Bacon Burger. This BBQ Bacon Burger has bacon and cheese mixed into the actually burger meat. But it’s the crispy fried onions and the BBQ sauce on top that really make this burger pop. Best part is that it’s really easy to make. With this recipe you can take a basic grilled burger and put it in the gourmet burger status. To make …

How To Grill a Porterhouse Steak

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The Porterhouse is the perfect steak to grill on Father’s Day because it’s basically two steaks in one. You have the NY Strip on one side of the bone and the filet on the other. The bone in The Porterhouse gives both cuts tremendous flavor and when cooked just right, you won’t find a better steak. That’s why the Porterhouse steak demands the most money on restaurant menus.If you want a serious steak, the Porterhouse is for you. To cook a perfectly simple Porterhouse steak, you don’t need much. Just salt, black pepper and a touch of garlic will do …

Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’Boy

Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’boy sandwich

For Memorial Day, here is a recipe that will feed a crowd… a Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’Boy. For this Grilled BBQ Shrimp Po’boy sandwich the ingredients are pretty simple: Large loaf of freshly baked French Bread 2 lbs. Raw Shrimp peeled and deveined (I used large shrimp) BBQ Shrimp sauce for basting *recipe to follow Shredded Lettuce Sliced Tomato BBQ Remoulade *recipe below You can use frozen shrimp bought at any local grocery store. Purchase a 2lb bag of Large shrimp and thawed them in a bowl of water for about 30 minutes. The shrimp usually come deveined, but the …

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

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Ever need a fast dinner? Try some grilled boneless pork chops! You can keep these quick-cooking meats in your freezer. To make the prep time quick vacuum seal boneless pork chops in small portions. TIP: You can save money by buying pork chops when they are on sale or in family size portions – and by storing it in small sizes it will also speed up your prep time. When you are ready remove a pack of boneless chops out of the freezer, placed them in a bowl of water and in 15 minutes you are ready for a quick marinade. …

Honey Smoked Ham Recipe

Honey Smoked Ham

Honey Smoked Ham recipe is perfect for Easter. It makes a great centerpiece that your family will get truly excited about. To smoke your own Honey Smoked Ham, you will start with a Spiral Sliced Smoked Ham. These spiral sliced ham are already precooked when you purchase them – and they are typically heated in the oven. But for this recipe we use a smoker and a special honey glaze to make this Easter Ham really special. After you remove your Spiral Sliced Ham from the package, baste the outside of the ham with the honey glaze. (recipe below) Honey …

THE BEST Mac and Cheese Recipe

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There are lots of Mac and Cheese recipes out there… but this one is the best! So impress your friends and family with this secret, special Mac and Cheese recipe. THE BEST Mac and Cheese Recipe 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 2 cups half and half 1 lb extra sharp cheese, grated 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 cup mayo 8oz sour cream 1 stick butter 8 – 12 oz macaroni noodles 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs Prepare pasta al dente according to packaged directions. In a large saucepan heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour over …

Smoked Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

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Smoked Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe If you’re looking for something to smoke on St. Patrick’s Day, this Smoked Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe is worth trying. Corn Beef & Cabbage is a traditional meal served on St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. And most times when you see this dish, the beef has been boiled or simmered. But with this recipe we’re adding a barbecue spin to it and preparing the Smoked Corn Beef and Cabbage Recipe on the smoker. Taking this recipe to the smoker makes a big difference – and the cabbage alone will put you in …

Smoked BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

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Serving Meatloaf to your family for dinner gets a bad rap because most meatloaf recipes are dry, lack flavor or are just plain boring… For a meatloaf recipe that is new, delicious and a little unexpected, fire up your smoker and serve a dinner your family will love. Here is the exact recipe for Smoked BBQ Meatloaf 2lbs Ground Chuck (I used the 80-20) 1lb Ground Pork 8oz Bread Crumbs 2 Eggs ¼ cup Half and Half ½ Red Bell Pepper 5-6 Green Onions 4 Cloves of Garlic 1 Rib of Celery 1 TBS Moore’s Original Marinade 2 TBS BBQ …

Competition-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

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This is my recipe for my sweet and spicy barbecue sauce that I use at competition bbq cooks. Plus, it makes a great base to start your own BBQ sauce. You can make this BBQ sauce recipe and then add a few more ingredients to make it your own, or you can use it as-is (that’s what I do)! Ingredients: 16 oz Tomato Sauce 16 oz Ketchup 12 oz Chili Sauce 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 cup Corn Syrup 1/2 cup Honey 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce 1 TBS Soy Sauce 1/2 cup Dry Rub 1 TBS Hot …

Basal Shrimp Pasta Salad

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Nothing equals waiting for the shrimp boat on the docks, with the smell of salt water and the Gulf of Mexico surrounding you. The fresh shrimp right off the boat make the most delicious meal. We love boiled shrimp in our home but there aren’t any shrimp boats in the Hudson River! I still prefer to boil or grill my shrimp so I purchase the unprepared shrimp. Adding Cajun seasonings to the water gives the shrimp a wonderful flavor. Most grocery stores and seafood shops will have pre-cooked shrimp or prepared frozen shrimp. Prepared frozen shrimp have been deveined, boiled …

Sting-Kill Pecan Sandies

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I remember being allergic to chocolate as a child and my Mother would purchase Pecan Sandies at the grocery store for a treat. So happy I outgrew the allergy but didn’t outgrow my love of the Pecan Sandies. The Sting-Kill Pecan Sandie is my version of the recipe I remember as a child. Full of pecans, butter, eggs and they melt in your mouth. There is nothing but sweetness in this cookie and so good with a cup of coffee, tea, or lemonade. I substitute the pecan in so many recipes, which call for other nuts. The pecan is my …

Cream Cheese Chocolate Cookies

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Sometimes you start to bake and all of sudden you are out of certain ingredients, sugar of all things. Even after I emptied the sugar bowl I was short one half a cup. I decided to have some fun with baking, as they say nothing ventured nothing gained. Now, we all know this can be really good or really bad! I am happy to report the outcome was beyond my expectation and passed the taste test of five young men. I love the ability to choose to add yummy pecans or leave them off. Hard to believe one son doesn’t …