Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 5

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 5

Day 5 of the Thanksgiving Blitz is here, and it’s all about gravy! First of all, if you’re reading this on Wednesday, stop. Get in your car and drive to the closest Williams Sonoma. You might want to call first to make sure they still have it, I guess, but call, then get in the ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 4

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 4

I don’t have a lot of photos for today, but I want to talk about a controversial part of Thanksgiving: green bean casserole. Alton Brown has a recipe for the best green bean casserole I’ve had. It takes a bit of work, but it’s really worth it. It doesn’t include any canned soup or onions ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 3

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 3

Day 3 = Dessert! Or, more specifically, bourbon pecan pie! Yes, you heard me right. Bourbon. Pecans. Pie. All in one bite. This is a great pie, and I encourage you to try it. I get accused of using bourbon too much, but, honestly, the flavor goes so well with so many things. It’s sweet, ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 2

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 2

Day 2 of the Thanksgiving Blitz is about side dishes! The turkey takes center stage, but it won’t stand up without great side dishes, right? Later, I’ll show you how to dress up the regular old Campbell’s soup green bean casserole and give you my secret for the best turkey gravy. Today, however, is all ... Read More »

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 1

Livefire Thanksgiving Blitz Day 1

It’s almost here! Thanksgiving is an outdoor cook’s dream holiday. Instead of dealing with presents or trees or leprechauns or fireworks, Thanksgiving has a huge focus on food! So, in honor of the day where every dish matters, I’m doing a build up to the day itself. In the next few days, I’ll dig into ... Read More »

The Char-Broil Big Easy

The Char-Broil Big Easy

This is the time of year to think about how you’re going to fix turkey. It’s going to happen on Thanksgiving, and may happen again on Christmas. But it is going to happen. The question is… How? I’ve cooked turkeys several ways. I’ve roasted them in the oven. I’ve grilled them after spatchcocking the. I’ve ... Read More »

Living Dayton October 29

Living Dayton October 29

I love fall for grilling! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing, and the bugs are going away! Fall also means apple season, which means local, fresh apples, which means… apple pie! Or, even easier, apple galette, which is really just a free-form pie. A previous version can be found here. However, I ... Read More »

Grilled Peaches For Later

Grilled Peaches For Later

This has been an odd season. With the cooler weather, produce has been available later than I remember seeing it. I just got some fresh peaches that were great. So I bought some more. Then I realized I couldn’t eat them all. What to do, what to do? The answer was actually quite easy… Can ... Read More »

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

I want to be clear that I still believe that Scotch whisky is the greatest things on the planet. However, Scotland is far away, and bourbon isn’t! At the same time, there’s some pretty good bourbon, too. While Scotch has a really wide band of possible flavors, the corn requirement in bourbon means that the ... Read More »

Pickle Tasting

Pickle Tasting

It’s been a week since I made pickles for the first time, and time to try them out! We opened up some of the plain dill pickles to try. They’re good, and vinegary. A bit sharp, but they should mellow over time. For plain dill pickles, I think I would add a bit more spices ... Read More »

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The BBQ Sandwich, Rethunk

The sandwich, whether pulled pork or brisket or rib-ends or pulled chicken, is at the heart of the barbecue world. Chicken and ribs don’t need bread, but it’s often served with it anyway. Traditionally, it’s been the same thing for years, though a great way to have bbq: a bun or bread, stuffed with meat ... Read More »

Whiskey Pickles

Whiskey Pickles

No grilling today, but I have wanted to try my hand at something new – pickling! If you’ve read much here, though, you might guess that I’m not just doing regular old pickles. I have had some Brooklyn Brining Company’s whiskey-related pickles, and found a recipe trying to duplicate that on Cupcake Rehab. I had ... Read More »

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