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Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Some of the hardest things to get right are the simplest of Recipes. Listed below, you will find my go to Recipe for Brining Pork. It’s a great base to build on. You can add many other seasoning ingredients to this and it works great to tenderize and add flavor to all your pork dishes. […]

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Barbecue History: North Carolina

Barbecue History: North Carolina

East Carolina Barbecue 101 If you want to talk about Barbecue, we have to talk about history and tradition. Anyone and everyone I know who chooses to make barbecue themselves has very definite ideas about the way it ought to be done. As a human who was raised on the North Carolina border, I’m no […]

Elite Elote Salad

Elite Elote Salad

Elote salad has quickly become one of my go-to sides for anything coming off the grill or smoker. This crisp summer and fall salad is a great accompaniment to any main course when the weather is hot and the corn is plenty.  There are many different versions of this salad out there, in this one, […]

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Fall Grilling: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Charred Scallion Mayonnaise

Fall Grilling: Grilled Green Tomatoes with Charred Scallion Mayonnaise

With its long, warm sunny days, summer may be the most popular grilling season.  But, don’t count out fall grilling.   When temperatures become cooler and potted mums replace hanging baskets of geraniums, the last of the summer tomatoes yet to lose their green hue make their way into kitchens.  Usually reserved for classic fried green […]

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Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Smoked Beef Hatch Green Chili Stew

Hatch Chile’s are one of the most revered Chile’s in the world. Each year Millions flock to the State of New Mexico or hit up their favorite online stores to get their hands on these wonderfully fruity, somewhat spicy Hot Peppers. The Scoville varies from Mild to Spicy and the Flavor changes between the Green […]

How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

How to Make the Perfect White Rice Every Time

I am not sure exactly why White Rice is so tricky to cook. Either it is hard and uncooked or starchy and mushy. There is a fine line of a few minutes *if not watched, that can ruin your Rice in an instant. If you like your White Rice fluffy and a little sticky, here […]

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Pineapple + Pork + Smoke = BBQ Greatness

Pineapple + Pork + Smoke = BBQ Greatness

I know this may be a Southern thing, but why do people put pineapple ON their pork as well as injecting it INTO their pork? The quick and dirty answer is the enzyme bromelain, which tenderizes proteins (Hello, Ribs and Christmas Ham!) and gives them a sweet taste. But there is yet another reason… Pineapple […]

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