Smoked Cheese

We love smoked cheese!    I’ve smoked cheese in my WSM before but the cold smoke attachment I used was less than great. This looked like a great idea and easy to use. A-MAZE-N Smoker Tray     The following video shows how to use...
Making Perfect Bacon Deliciousness… Again

Making Perfect Bacon Deliciousness… Again

Several posts back we cured our own bacon and encouraged you to do the same. This post is a little different and much simpler. Let’s assume you see some thick sliced bacon on sale – really good quality product that happened to miss the eye of a bunch of...

How To Win A Chili Cookoff?

Make the best chili…  of course. Several years ago in support of the Chambersburg Noontime Lions club, we decided to enter the 2011 Annual Icefest chili cookoff.   The entry specified 20 gallons of chili so we knew we had our work cut out for us. I did a couple...

Perfect Pastrami Sandwich

OK, I admit it… I LOVE Pastrami! Fifteen years ago I was a bit of a newbie to the food scene.  I mean, I knew about food… Steak, Pizza, Burgers, Ribs, Wings, etc. – but ask me about anything outside of the American mainstream and I was clueless. Then...
Make Your Own Pastrami – Perfectly

Make Your Own Pastrami – Perfectly

Coming soon – my foray into the world of this wonderful Jewish Deli meat. In General, there are really only 3 steps: ‘Corn’ your brisket.  This is simply taking a trimmed brisket and brining it for several days in a mixture of pickling spices to...