spicy sausage & cheese balls

Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls

Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Every Christmas we have Sausage & Cheese Balls around my house. They are a stable on Christmas Eve Morning – but also make a great appetizer. It combines some of my favorite things! But with this recipe I took a standard Sausage & Cheese Balls recipe and kicked it up to a whole, new level …

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib

Hickory Smoked Prime Rib It’s a beautiful thing turning a whole ribeye roast into a delicious, smoked Prime Rib. This recipe is the best Christmas gift you can share with your friends and family; and it’s easily accomplished on your smoker. I start with an 18lb boneless whole ribeye from Sams club. Remove it from the cryovac packaging and use …

Spatchcock Smoked Turkey

Spatchcock Smoked Turkey

Spatchcock Smoked Turkey If you’re planning on cooking a large turkey for Thanksgiving – or if you are short on time – you might want to check out this this Spatchcock Smoked Turkey method. Spatchcocking or removing the backbone is great for larger birds. It allows the turkey to lay flat on the cooking grate and helps the meat cook …

smoked breakfast casserole

Smoked Breakfast Casserole

Smoked Breakfast Casserole Pitmaster’s need breakfast too and this Smoked Breakfast Casserole recipe is sure to start the day off right. I combine sausage, eggs, cheese, and a few vegetables (have to keep the doctor happy) for a tasty casserole that cooks right on the pit. You can put this Smoked Breakfast Casserole all together the night before and place …

smoke a holiday ham

How To Smoke A Holiday Ham

Smoke A Holiday Ham I love smoking holiday hams. Hams are one of the easiest things to smoke and incredibly delicious… when you do it the right way. When I was a kid growing up, we always had a baked ham or a ham bought from Honey Baked Hams… and I always thought those two hams were good. But they …

standing rib roast

Standing Rib Roast

Standing Rib Roast If you’re looking for something special to serve at your next holiday gathering, this recipe is for you. It’s my version of a Standing Rib Roast, and you know I’m firing up the smoker to prepare it! Standing Rib Roast is simply a section of a whole bone-in ribeye; you can typically find them at any grocery …

Cajun Smoked Turkey

Cajun Smoked Turkey

Cajun Smoked Turkey It’s not Thanksgiving without a smoked turkey, and this year I’m doing a spicy Cajun Smoked Turkey version for my family. This bird is loaded with flavor from a 24 hour soak in spicy brine and a good dose of Cajun Butter injection along with plenty of spices on the outside. It’s one fine eating Cajun Smoked …

smoked meatloaf

Smoked Meatloaf Minis

Smoked Meatloaf Meatloaf is one of those “feel good” meals and I want to share with you how I do individual “Smoked Meatloaf Minis” using my pellet smoker. For this recipe I’m starting with 2lbs of 80/20 ground beef. Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add chopped onion, tomato, pimento peppers, parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, and 1 …

maple glazed whole ham

Maple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham

Maple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham The first is a Maple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham. I’m starting with a Whole Smoked Ham. A whole ham is made up of the shank and butt portions. When you’re cooking for a large family, this Maple Glazed Whole Smoked Ham is the one to choose. You can find them fully smoked in grocery stores …

apricot apple glazed ham

Apricot & Apple Glazed Ham

Apricot & Apple Glazed Ham This Apricot & Apple Glazed Ham recipe is for a smaller “butt portion” smoked ham. I’m using Apricot and Apples to give it a fruity, sweet savory profile perfect for the Holidays. For smaller portion hams you can choose either the butt or shank portion. Both are equally great, but you’ll get a little more …