How to smoke BBQ Pork Shoulder

Smoked BBQ Pork Shoulder

Smoked BBQ Pork Shoulder

It’s time again for some smoked BBQ pork shoulder! Smoking meats is really quite simple, and can easily provide more than a few family-sized meals. We recently smoked a 12 lb pork shoulder for nearly 23 hours at 225 degrees. During that time, I flipped the pork at the half-way point, refilled the water tray, and checked the temperature a few times to make sure it was consistent. This recipe requires a little prep in the beginning, and a little at the end – just like any other legitimate meal. However, the rest of the cooking process should be smooth sailin’. Remember, the key to tender juicy meats is Continue reading

Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes Ingredients

Preparations for scalloped potato recipe

After filling up on mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, scalloped potatoes are a great way to change it up for your Christmas dinners. This is a relatively simple recipe, but can take some time if you do it entirely the old fashioned way. Therefore,  let’s get a little modern with this vintage recipe and use a mandolin. There’s no need to sit and slice all of those potatoes by hand when you have one, and they’re fun to use. Here’s a couple of cooking tips Continue reading

Chorizo & Egg, and Avocado

Ingredients

How to cook Chorizo Egg and Avocado Burritos

Avocado is a must-have ingredient when it comes to making chorizo & egg burritos. We find that about once per week we’ll eat breakfast for dinner – based on what’s left in the cupboards. There was only one ingredient, the chorizo, that we didn’t already have in the fridge so this was a pretty simple recipe to put together. The ingredient that puts this recipe over-the-top is the fresh cilantro from the backyard garden. The cilantro not only tastes great, but it provides fresh balance to counter the spice level of your chorizo. Below are the directions Continue reading