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Seared Steaks on the Grill Dome Kamado

How To Sear Steaks on a Grill Dome Kamado

I finally had the chance yesterday to high-heat sear some steaks on my new Grill Dome Ceramic Kamado.  Ceramic kamados are very well known for their capacity to reach incredibly high temperatures of 700° and higher.  Steak searing typically takes place around the 600°-700° range and the method I choose to try out is a method that’s […]

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Top Ten BBQ Christmas Gift Ideas for 2012

Top Ten BBQ Christmas Gift Ideas for 2012

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d share what I feel are the top ten BBQ Christmas gifts this year.  In order for my list to have a variety I’ve included items that are on the pricier side, some on the affordable side, some that I own and some that I want 🙂 […]

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Ravensbark "The Hickory" BBQ Sauce

BBQ Sauce Review: RavensBark “The Bumble-B” and “The Hickory”

I was recently sent a sample pack of RavensBark BBQ sauces from owner Bob Stoltman.  The sampler contained all 4 of the RavensBark sauces: “The General”, “The Bumble-B”, “The Hickory” and “The Firehouse”.  The first two I had the chance to sample the other day were “The Hickory” and “The Bumble-B”.  Both sauces are tomato-based, […]

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BBQ Pulled Pork Lasagna

E.L.C. – Pulled Pork Lasagna

Want to take some leftover slow-smoked BBQ pulled pork and turn it into an Italian slice of Heaven?  Then take some of that pulled pork and make a BBQ pulled pork lasagna!  It’s simple:  substitute pulled pork for the ground beef and BBQ sauce for the marinara.  This recipe is very straightforward and easy to make and tastes […]

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Smoked Turkey on a Grill Dome Kamado

How to Slow Smoke a Turkey on a Grill Dome Kamado

Since Thanksgiving is this week, I thought it be a good idea if I showed you how I brine a turkey and then slow smoke it on the Grill Dome kamado.  I cooked one this weekend and it came out really good.  My wife claimed it was “the best turkey she’s ever had.”  The turkey […]

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Grill Dome Pulled Pork

Slow Smoked Boston Butts on the Grill Dome Kamado

I’ve been traveling a lot since acquiring my new Grill Dome ceramic kamado and finally had the chance to cook some Boston butts on it this past weekend.  Since ceramic kamados are so well insulated (meaning low airflow) and absorb and radiate heat evenly throughout the cooker, large cuts of meat (like pork shoulders) generally […]

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Mad Hunky Poultry Brine

Mad Hunky Turkey Leg!

So my family and I joined some other family for a week in the Smoky Mountains a couple of weeks ago and while we were up there we celebrated my birthday by going to my favorite theme park ever, Dollywood.  If you’ve ever been to Dollywood then more than likely you’ve noticed people walking around […]

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Fruita Peach Wood

Fresh Fruita Peach Wood!

Came home from work today and had my first order of smoke wood from Fruita Wood Chunks sitting on my front porch.  Fruita is one of the largest and most popular online smoke wood retailers.  I normally get smoke wood from local wood vendors or chain stores like Lowes or Home Depot, but I’ve heard […]

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Homemade Candied Bacon Ice Cream

Homemade Smoked Candied Bacon Ice Cream

This past weekend I took my mom’s homemade vanilla ice cream recipe I grew up eating and put a little twist on it.  I smoked some candied bacon on my Mini Weber Smokey Mountain then added it to the ice cream.  It was absolutely amazing.  I took it into work and the reaction I got […]

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Candied Jalapeños

How To Make Candied Jalapeños

A buddy of mine has an awesome recipe for candied jalapeños that I absolutely love on top of pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and brats.  Shoot…they’re actually so good sometimes I just eat them by the spoonful.  I asked if I could get the recipe and try making them myself and he agreed (thanks Mike!), so below […]

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Mini WSM

Reader Spotlight: Detroit Lions Mini WSM

Another one of my readers, Joe, built his first “Mini” Weber Smokey Mountain (or “WSM”) the other day and was kind enough to send me pics of the build.  I gotta hand it to him, he did a great job.  I especially like the blue paint job.  Pics and Joe’s captions are below.  Also check […]

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Hawaiian Pizza Rolls on the Grill Dome Kamado

Hawaiian Pizza Rolls

I fired up the Grill Dome kamado again the other night and cooked some Hawaiian pizza rolls.  These are really easy to make and are a lot of fun because you can experiment with stuffing them with just about anything you can think of, which makes them versatile enough to please just about anyone’s pizza […]

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Andes Mint Cookies

Andes Mint Cookies

My wife made some epic Andes Mint Cookies the other day that were all kinds of good.  These took less than 5 minutes to prep and about 5 minutes to bake.  If you take these out with a small crowd around, prepare for them to be gone in matter of seconds 🙂 Ingredients 1 box […]

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