Wonder Bird and Happy Nancy rubs from Dizzy Pig

Last week, we received a sample of Wonder Bird from Dizzy Pig (on the right). We were on our way out of town for the weekend, so I wasn’t able to get to it immediately. Last night, I finally had a chance to try it and we decided to use it on chicken legs. In addition, I also found… Continue reading Wonder Bird and Happy Nancy rubs from Dizzy Pig

Venison Sausage

Last time I made sausage (brats), it seemed like my grinder was really loud and I saw some blue sparks. Worried me a little, so I picked up a new grinder as a later birthday present for myself. I went with the LEM Mighty Bite as I figured it fits our need. We only get… Continue reading Venison Sausage

New bands, new thermometer and a chicken

I hope everybody out there had a Merry Christmas and that you are recovering from all the festivities. This is just a short little post about my day yesterday. My original bands finally gave up the ghost. I noticed a small gap a few weeks ago. I discovered that the bolts in the hinges were… Continue reading New bands, new thermometer and a chicken

First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Ahh….caught you by surprise with that post on Venison Osso Buco? If you follow my Facebook page, you probably thought I was going to do a write up on the Pit Barrel Cooker first? Well here it is!! Last time we were at the ranch, I discovered that my old trusty, beloved 15 year old… Continue reading First cook on The Pit Barrel Cooker

Venison Shank Osso Buco

  I’m pretty sure this post will piss some people off, but I’m not here to please everybody and I reall don’t care. I live in Texas, our family (the family I married into) has a ranch and this is just what people do. The shot was good, the kill was clean and the deer did… Continue reading Venison Shank Osso Buco

Gobble Gobble

I wanted to call this post “An almost 4-year-old and a 40 something year old tackle a turkey”, but I thought that might be a little too long, so I just went with “Gobble Gobble.” Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I thought this would be an appropriate time to show you how we… Continue reading Gobble Gobble

Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone

I was looking for a quick weeknight dinner recipe that incorporated the Blackstone since its now back in the rotation. It occurred to me that chicken fried rice would be perfect. I probably should have/could have looked for recipes online (and I will in the future), but I remembered that I had used this stuff… Continue reading Chicken Fried Rice on the Blackstone