How to make a Jiggle Monster Prime Game day Brisket

How to make a Jiggle Monster Prime Game day Brisket

My alma mater, the MSU Spartans, are playing the U of M Wolverines tomorrow at noon. What better occasion than college football to fire up the smoker and prepare a brisket. Go Green! Below is a chart documenting the times and temperatures at which the brisket was cooked. After being...Read more
Makin’ Bacon; Make the best pork candy from home

Makin’ Bacon; Make the best pork candy from home

This is the process used to turn a pork belly into a bacon. Seriously, this is hickory and cherry smoke layered with classic herbs and spices. A mouth watering bacon treat! Process and Preparation Start with the purchase of a high quality whole de-skinned pork belly. Unpackage then wash and...Read more
Beef Pho

Beef Pho

There is comfort in a steaming bowl of hot Pho. The effect of its cozy dopamine embrace is increased inversely to the falling mercury of a September Michigan thermometer. This spice filled dish is best enjoyed with an outdoor view where savory slurps are accompanied by scenes of colorful falling...Read more
Ribeye BBQ

Ribeye BBQ

As a BBQ enthusiast and all around food lover I find pleasure in exploring how to make great foods and also the methods in which to continuously improve on my cooking game. This week I stumble on news that the Steak Cookoff Association (SCA) has a BBQ event near my...Read more
Beef Plate Short Ribs

Beef Plate Short Ribs

It is the first weekend of May here in central Michigan. This means we are cautiously optimistic that spring is upon us for 2019. Irregardless, poor weather would not deter a growing appetite for BBQ. So, season the meat and start the fire! Process and Preparation This recipe required a...Read more
Breakfast; Crispity Crunchity Flavortown

Breakfast; Crispity Crunchity Flavortown

Best Breakfast Ever. Sometimes it is the simple meals, when executed to perfection, that leave a lasting impression.  Start with 3 slices of thick cut bacon sprinkled with freshly ground pepper and fry till crispity in an All Clad pan.  Next, take advantage of that remaining bacon grease to baste...Read more
Pork Ribs and Potato Salad

Pork Ribs and Potato Salad

Smoking Dinner It is a fine Saturday morning.  Chores are to be done and fun is waiting.  I decide to maximize efficiency. So the Kamado is fired up, and ribs put on.  Consequently freeing up a few hours to do some work while the upcoming meal bathes in savory hickory smoke. The Cook...Read more