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Simple Basics

July 24, 2007

     Decided on a good steak for dinner.  I picked up a couple of choice ribeyes to throw on the Big Green Egg.  I fired up the egg for a direct cook and seasoned the steaks.  Simple seasoning of sea salt, black pepper and granulated garlic. 


     I brought the egg temp up to 650 degrees.  I threw the steaks on the hot grate and closed the lid.  Five minutes later I flipped the steaks and closed the lid.  Another five minutes later I shut down the vents and continued cooking for a couple more minutes.  They were cooked to medium-rare perfectly.  I topped each steak with a pat of butter and enjoyed a great piece of meat with little seasoning and nothing but natural juices.


 Notice how they fattened out?  And they cut like butter.


January 1, 2007

     I hope everyone had a great and safe New Year’s Eve.  Since I have to work, I slept through the festivities.  This yearI’ll try like most to drop a little weight(especially the 20lbs that I put back on).  I’ll also work on my BBQ recipes to try list.  I was making good progress before the move.  Once I get everything in place at the new house, the smoking will commence!  So check back here often.  And have a great 2007!

Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2006

Well I got moved in!  Finished up Christmas night.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed famliy, friends and food.  Once I get my cookers set up, I’ll start getting more info posted.  I’ll post some recipes and other tips until then.


December 19, 2006

     I’ll be moving this week, so I may not be able to cook much.  Stay tuned though. I’ll still post a few things.  I have a couple other outside the box meals planned since all my stuff is packed.

Arctic Blast 2006

November 30, 2006

     Well, that’s what the news stations call it when a big cold front hits North Texas.  Yesterday it was 80*, and today it’s 30* with sleet and snow.  I’ll be thawing out some frozen vacu-sealed pulled pork for dinner tonight.  Here is what it looks like out there.


Thanksgiving 2006

November 26, 2006

     Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Mine was filled with family and great food.  Since I had to travel, we cooked what would travel well.  So the day before, I fired up the smoker, and my wife heated up the oven. 

     I made some Armadillo Eggs for appetizers.  These are jalapeno slices with cubed cheese wrapped in breakfast sausage.  Then they’re smoked for an hour or two, depending on size.  I usually make 6 per pound of sausage.   

      Ham is the choice meat in my home, so ham is what we prepared.  Ham shank was the choice.  I used the Dr Chicken Double Smoked Ham recipe that I found at The BBQ-Brethren.   This is a very simple recipe that starts with a store bought par cooked ham, such as Cooks.  It beats out other recipes I’ve tried, and you get a great smokey flavor.  I reserved about a pound and left at home.  Good thing, because every sliver I took was eaten.  The ham was accompanied by a smoked turkey and a fried one.  Both were tastey and cooked just right.  I was caught grabbing a snack of fried turkey.


     Baked Macaroni and Cheese was our contribution for a side dish.  We used Paula Deen’s recipe from her new book  Paula Deen CelebratesIt was great.  We prepared the recipe up to the baking part.  We covered and refrigerated the pan.  When we got to our destination Thursday, it went into the oven 40 minutes before we were to eat. 

     My wife chose to bake a Hummingbird cake also from Paula Deen Celebrates.  It was one of the best cakes I’ve eaten.  It beat out all other home made cakes that I can remember.  With three layers, I decided to insert bamboo skewers down into the layers.  This kept the layers from sliding during the transport.  Even with 6 pies, half of this 3 layer cake was devoured.   


Get out and VOTE today!

November 7, 2006

Today November 7, 2006 is voting day here in America.  Get out and exercise your right today.  This isn’t politically sided in any way.  Just wanting everyone to cast their ballot.  Be sure you vote at your designated poll.  Let the politicians know where you stand. Exercise you right that the brave men and women of our armed forces protect.


As of 11:00 AM CST I was the 30th voter at my polling location.  I hope the rush comes at lunch and this evening.

What this is really about…

November 2, 2006

     I’m here to help promote smoking and grilling.  Some people think that anything cooked on a grill is barbecue.  Or that for it to be BBQ, that it needs to be covered in BBQ sauce.  I’ll be posting different info that I hope you will find helpful.  The info will include techniques, tools and recipes.  Almost all of my post will include pictures to help.  Feel free to post questions and comments along the way.

 Thanks for stopping by!


Hello world! And welcome to my BBQ blog.

November 2, 2006

I’m just setting up.   I’ll be adding more soon.