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August 2018
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Slow Cooked Baked Beans with Honey Whiskey & Guinness

16 Ounce Bag Dry Navy Beans

The night before you make these, put beans in a heavy kettle. Cover with cold water 3 fingers distance from the top of the kettle. Bring to the boil on a medium high temperature. Remove from heat, cover and let sit over night (at least 8 hours).


1 1/2 Pound Smokey Bacon, cut into course chop

1 1/2 Pound Smokey Ham, cut into 1/2 cubes

2 Medium Large Yellow Onion, course chop

5 Stalks Celery, fine chop

3 – 4 TBS Garlic, fine chop

1 TBS Ginger, fine chop


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Killer Harissa Hot Wings:

Hot wing, you know you love them, crispy skin with sticky and spicy goodness, what’s not to love?  I get cravings for them every so often and usually get them out at a bar or grill somewhere around town, everywhere has a slightly different way of doing them, but that might be better addressed in another post.  I most often get the traditional “Buffalo style” wing and I make a mean one at home (check um out) but I also like to experiment with them.

Killer harissa hot wings is one of our creations, a very lovely alternative to

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Grilled Roasted Carrots

I hate recipes that claim to be easy and delicious, for whatever reason I don’t trust them!  So how can I say that this is easy and delicious without saying it that way?  How about “these carrots are laid back and will delight your sense” or more rated R “whore carrots that you will hit over and over again with delight” ok, over the top?  So really this is simple and good, get that grill out one more time this season (for my northern followers) and make this awesome side!

Hand full of carrots, split if big (make same

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Blueberry BBQ Sauce – On Chicken

The original concept for this BBQ sauce was for salmon, yes, salmon but I ended up willy nilly making this for chicken that I had to use up.  You might think it would be sweet and syrupy but it has a nice balance of sweet, acid, and just enough heat to make it supper good.  The blueberries are apparent but not overwhelming.

mmm good

½ cup blueberry preserve ½ cup ketchup 1 shallot diced 1 clove of garlic diced 4 – 6 oz. ipa beer (I used Red Hook Longhammer) 2 Tbls. red wine vinegar 2 tsp. Worcestershire

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Blood Orange Hoisin Marinated County Style Ribs

Asian inspired pork, nice and easy and very good dish that you will love!

I have made this several times now, once in the oven and a few times on the grill.  I think they are better on the grill.

2 or so Lbs. Country Style Ribs (boneless) 2 blood oranges juiced (sub regular oranges when bloods are out of season) 1 cup Hoisin sauce (found in the Asian section in the store) 2 tsp. soy sauce (low sodium) 2 tsp. rice vinegar 2 tsp. honey 2 tsp. powdered ginger ¼ or more red pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients

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Raspberry Habanero BBQ Sauce

The other day I was hanging out drinking a Guinness Draft while I was thinking about BBQ sauces, as I was thinking, drinking and looking at my beer I thought about making a stout based BBQ sauce, no this post is not about Guinness/stout BBQ sauce but keep reading, this sauce is amazing (I will get to that sauce soon enough) I was wondering what would be good with it and raspberries came to mine which lead me down this path.  Lot of BBQ sauces have some molasses or brown sugar in it, this one needed none of it,

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Grilled Corn Salad

I normally just grill my sweet corn add butter and salt and pepper or use a compound butter with spices and I am done.  I wanted to do something a bit different with this wonderful BBQ side so I went trolling online for inspiration and after getting some ideas I came up with this.

2 ears of corn charred on the grill, kernels cut off of the cob 2 Roma tomatoes, deseeded and copped to your liking ¼ white or red onion sliced into half rings Hand full of fresh basil, leafs torn Several sprigs of fresh thyme

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Chicken with Chipotle Peach BBQ Sauce

OMG is all I can say about this sweet, smoky and spicy BBQ sauce.  It just might be my favorite one right now!

½ cup ketchup ½ cup peach preserve 2 Tbls. apple cider vinegar 2 Tbls. brown sugar (packed) 2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbls. molasses 2 chipotles (canned in adobe sauce) 1 tsp. adobe sauce 1 shallot grated (about 2 Tbls.) 1 clove of garlic grated 2 tsp. chipotle powder 1 tsp. cayenne powder ½ tsp. paprika

Mix everything together in a sauce pan, bring heat up until it starts to bubble, stir often then reduce

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Falling off the bone BBQ Ribs:

Ribs are awesome!  To make them at home and have them come out will is easy as can be.  Don’t worry about smoking them all day either, you can slow cook them in the oven or a crock pot until tender and finish them on the grill for that nice charred BBQ taste!

BBQ ribs falling off the bone with garlic toast

There are a lot of ways to do BBQ ribs and different regions are parietal to “ways to do it”, such as one must use a smoker, sauce on the side, only dry rub, only sauce

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BBQ’d Country Styled Ribs

Ever in the mood for BBQ’d ribs and don’t have the time to slow cook or smoke?  I know I sure do.  Instead of making spare or baby back ribs that needs to be cooked slow and low, pick up some county style ribs, they are meaty and full of rich pork flavor and best of all you do not need to cook them a long time!  They come in both bone in and boneless cuts and are quite inexpensive.

bbq’d country style ribs

You can get all fancy and rub in a spice rub and make your

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