Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp with Hatch Chiles

Made the mistake of stopping by Central Market during their Hatch Chile Festival. I ended up with a bag, so everything I cooked this weekend has a little extra hatch ...

Pop the top on beer can chicken

In keeping with last week’s beer-themed post Grilled Pizza with Rahr Beer Crust, this week I made Beer Can Chicken. Beer can chicken has been around for a long time, ...

Grilled pizza with Rahr beer crust

Starting to get a little burned out on burgers after the Burger Battle of 2011. So how about a pizza with a Rahr beer crust? Also made a homemade ...


Burgers, burgers everywhere!

In honor of’s “2011 Battle of the Burgers”, I decide to ...

Would you like fries with that?

Made some oven roasted rosemary fries to go with my burgers this ...

Holy Aioli! Homemade garlic mayonnaise

Made burgers and fries on the 4th of July. I decided to ...

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Grilled peaches on cedar paper

I was very impressed with the produce at the Cowtown Farmers Market Summer Festival, especially with the peaches. So I made another trip and made sure to pick up some peaches to grill this weekend. I have grilled peaches before with balsamic vinegar and basil. This time I decided I would try adding cedar paper [...]

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Bacon cheddar BBQ burger

A BBQ burger has been in the back of my mind ever since I made some Dublin Dr Pepper BBQ sauce last week. So with the Burger Battle 2011 winding down to the final burgers, I decided I would try my hand at making another burger. This time I am making it all about [...]

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Dublin Dr Pepper BBQ Ribs

Last weekend I attended my first BBQ competition. It was a big money KCBS (Kansas City Barbeque Society) event right here in Fort Worth: The Inaugural Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour with $20,000 in prizes. It was fun watching the teams compete and trying some of their BBQ samples. After tasting that great ‘cue, I [...]

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National BBQ Tour hits Fort Worth

The big boys in the BBQ world showed up in Fort Worth this weekend competing for $20,000 in prizes. The Inaugural Sam’s Club National BBQ Tour regional event was Saturday in the very hot Sam’s store parking lot off of Bryant Irvin Road. I have watched a few episodes of BBQ Pitmasters on TLC and [...]

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Cowtown Farmers Market Summer Festival

Checked out the summer festival at Cowtown Farmers Market Saturday. There was a live band called Cross Timbers, cooking demonstrations by the chefs of the Culinary School of Fort Worth and a cookbook signing by Chef Jon Bonnell of Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine. Of course there was all the fresh produce and baked goods that [...]

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Roast chicken in half the time

I love roast chicken, but sometimes I run a little short on time. So if I am in a hurry I just cut the chicken in half. I fixed this chicken from start to on the table in under an hour (35 minutes total cook time), and I did not have to skimp on flavor. [...]

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Steak experiment

If I am not grilling steaks on the grill then I normally fix them by searing the steaks on a grill pan for a couple of minutes then pan roasting them in the oven at 400ºF. I read in Cook’s Illustrated about a reverse approach that is suppose to produce a better steak by eliminating [...]

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Pulled pork Chinese style

Did a pulled pork last weekend. Decided to try something different by mixing East with West. Marinated the pork butt in Char Sui Chinese BBQ sauce then smoked it like a pulled pork instead of the Chinese traditional roasting. Pulled it and served it up on steamed buns garnished with green onions. Next time I [...]

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Flex you cooking mussels!

If you have not fixed mussels before they are quick and easy, plus they are inexpensive (around $2.99 lb.). They come in a mesh bag or loose on ice. They are still alive when you buy them so be sure if you get them in a plastic bag to keep the top of the bag [...]

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Lobster Dinner

Dinner hanging out in the sink. Scored some lobsters on sale and decided to grill them. When you grill lobsters I find that it is better to partially cook them first by boiling them before putting them out on the grill to help keep them from drying out. It is also good to crack the [...]

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