Buffalo Chicken Dip with a Smoked Whole Chicken

Almost everyone has tried or cooked a Buffalo Chicken Dip… and I have to say it’s one of my favorites. It’s perfect for football parties (especially the Super Bowl) . But the one thing I’ve always hated is the canned, processed bad-texture can chicken people use in this dip. If you really want to make this dip as good as …

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups

This is a recipe that goes great for tailgate parties or when you’re having friends over for the big game. It takes a little prep time but the end result is well worth it. Here’s what you’ll need. 2lbs Chicken Thighs 1lb Bacon 8oz Cream Cheese 8 Jalapeno Peppers (whole) 16oz Hot Wing Sauce I used whole skin-on chicken thighs …

Cold Smoked Cheese Recipe

Who doesn’t love getting gifts that have been smoked? Smoked Cheese is one item that I find myself doing once it gets cold outside and it makes a great Christmas gift. It’s fairly easy to prepare smoked cheese at home, but there’s a few things you need to know. The first thing is Cold Smoking. It’s basically producing good, clean …

Curing My Own Bacon

Curing and smoking a fresh side of bacon is on my to do list for the next few weeks. I like to use a maple brown sugar cure and soak the fresh pork belly for 4 days. Once it comes out of the brine it needs to to sit and air dry for 30-45 minutes. Then it’s ready for the …

Smoked Turkey Legs

I had a request for this recipe not too long ago, and since everyone’s mind is on Turkey this time of year, I thought it was a perfect time to share it. Smoked Turkey legs are quick and easy to prepare plus they’re inexpensive. You’ve probably seen them for sale at fairs, carnivals, or even sporting events because they make …

Cooking for Benefits and Fundraisers

  Lately I’ve had a lot of people asking me about cooking full loads on their smokers for benefits and fundraisers. And I’m happy to help out with information here. Especially when you are raising money for someone in need or to help kids raise money. It will take a little longer to cook a full load on any cooker, …

KCBS Chicken

The 2 biggest questions about cooking KCBS Chicken 1. Does it matter if the thighs are bone-in or de-boned? I’ve done it both ways; the bone-in thighs score higher for me and I’ve always said that meat cooked on the bone just has better taste. The de-boned method produces a good looking entry, but I’m seeing a lot of judges …