Restoring the Blackstone

Just a little over two years ago, we added a Blacktone griddle to our outdoor cooking arsenal. It got some use and then winter came along and it sat unused. And then forgotten. Abandoned and lonely. Even though I had a cover for it, it started to rust. I knew I had to reseason it,… Continue reading Restoring the Blackstone

How We Make Chimichurri

  There are thousands of recipes for chimichurri out there. Many claiming to be “original” or “authentic” and then some that have been modernized with all kinds of extra ingredients. I don’t remember where I got our recipe. I really wish I did. I want to say it was on a barbecue forum. Somebody probably… Continue reading How We Make Chimichurri

Duke’s First Burger!!

Up to this point, Duke has never shown any interest in hamburgers. But this weekend he kept talking about it, so I knew I had to make some this week for him. I kept the sliders simple, 2 oz of 80/20 and some salt and pepper and topped with cheddar cheese. His got some ketchup on… Continue reading Duke’s First Burger!!

A New Toy

  We added a new toy to our arsenal this past week…a Blackstone 17″ griddle. I wanted to get the 36″ cuz bigger is always better, but I reigned myself in as our back porch really doesn’t have the room and I knew if I stored it in the garage, it just wouldn’t get used.… Continue reading A New Toy

Wife’s away…

…so I’ve been cooking up the stuff that’s not on her diet…which makes it not on mine. Funny how marriage works that way. Started off with a pizza on Friday. Three cheese and pepperoni and salami. My usual dough recipe, Egg setup (Bge stone on top of the AR) and temp, but for some reason it… Continue reading Wife’s away…

Brisket, ABTs and the New Flame Boss 100

This is the follow up post on the new Flame Boss 100. For its trial run, I figured go big or go home and nothing tops brisket! I had a 13 pound brisket all trimmed up. I rubbed it down with mustard and a mix of Fiesta Brisket Seasoning and Dizzy Pig Cow Lick. Normally, I just… Continue reading Brisket, ABTs and the New Flame Boss 100

Elevate Your Burger This Summer

Umami Burgers      We are deep into spring and summer time is almost upon us.For some, that means pulling out the grill, dusting it off and maybe doing a few repairs to it in order to get ready for the summer. And then there are others, like us, who grill all year round.  Regardless of which… Continue reading Elevate Your Burger This Summer