Articles Tagged BBQ

Smoked Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde

Summer is officially here and it’s time to turn off the ovens and crank up the grills. Yes, it’s blazing-flipping hot outside and the thought of poking at a fire in 1,000°F heat instead of using an oven in the air conditioned house seems like bats in the belfry to some people but to us it’s what summer is made of. Nothing beats a tender, juicy, smoked piece of meat or vegetable when you’re having party. Good food, music, friends, family, and cold drinks are the intoxicating ingredients for perfect summer memories. Speaking of good food and BBQ, this Texas girl

cherry tomato salad

Tomato Basil Picnic Salad

4 | June 25, 2014

Welcome to day 3 of the Tabasco Challenge where I’m put to the test making 5 recipes in 5 days using only 10 ingredients (Tabasco, basil/mint/cilantro, tuna/swordfish, cherry tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, eggplant, eggs, dark chocolate, and maple syrup). So far, we’ve experienced a delicious Tuna Crudo with Pickled Eggplant, and Sea Salt and Vinegar Eggplant Fries. Today we’re bringing you a very simple but beyond delicious Tomato Basil Picnic Salad. Bursting with fresh flavor, this tomato salad is inspired by one I grew up with here in Texas. Texans love their homegrown tomatoes more than fish love water and we

mustard sugar salmon

I can feel it and I’m so excited I want to run through the streets screaming! School is back in session, hatch chilies arrived at the market, the weekends are filled with football, the temperature is in the upper 90’s, and the first of the coho salmon has reached it’s way down to Texas — all sure signs that fall is in my grasp! As a member of this year’s Copper River Salmon Fresh Catch Crew, I’ve been lucky enough to have been fully supplied with sockeye salmon this summer but now that sockeye season is over I have a

strawberry bbq sauce_edit

I can’t talk to you for long as I’m boarding a plane to California to crew for the husband in the Western States 100 mile Endurance Run, but I just realized that I forgot to post this simply amazing BBQ sauce that I promised you  weeks ago! By the way, I do believe airports have the best people watching ever! Besides Las Vegas, you see all, and I do mean all, types of people in airports. For example, I can’t stop watching the gentleman with the handle bar mustache and Hawaiian shirt. He’s absolutely fascinating and I can’t figure out if


How many times have we made pulled pork in a slow cooker? If there was a country called Slow Cooker, pulled pork would be it’s national dish. It’s the ultimate slow cooker recipe and with such a big title to carry, sometimes it slips and falls right into the boring category reminiscent of my Developmental Economics class in college. A class that was so dreadfully boring I don’t even remember if I passed it. Fortunately, there’s hope for our beloved slow cooker pulled pork and it comes in the form of this sinfully angelic recipe. This delicious sweet and spicy pulled


Why is it when that first warm day of summer hits we instantly light up the grill and throw practically everything on it? It’s because food tastes better when kissed by flames. It’s true and if you tell me I’m wrong I’ll plug up my ears. The smell of the grill, the crisp bite of fresh produce, and the laughter of friends and family is what summer cooking is about. That is why I’ve teamed up with my friends Shari from Tickled Red and Kristen from Dine & Dish to bring you delicious recipes from around the country to brighten up your