Late Night Snackage

When it’s really snowy outside and you just need a late night snack, but you can’t decide whether or not you want something sweet or savory. Sooooo, you just opt for both. What you are seeing here is a amazing peanut butter and homemade strawberry jam sammich topped with a delicious pan-fried ham sammich. No rules.

Rang the Kang

Sometimes you have to take a break from eating healthy and indulge in a guilty pleasure. All things in moderation, including moderation. Tonight we are diving into some Pizza King. It’s kind of a midwest anomaly. It’s not pizza proper if you’re coming from any sort of traditional pizza background. Regardless of your thoughts on pizza, this stuff is delicious… Even if you have to consider it to be a flatbread creation rather than a pizza proper in order to justify it’s righteousness. 

Smoked Bird is the Word

Look at this amazing smoked turkey! Absolutely delicious! I know this is going to sound crazy, but I still prefer a roasted turkey over a smoked turkey when done right. I am able to get so many flavor dynamics out of a roasted bird than I am a smoked one. Alas, they are both fabulous and I’m extremely pleased with how this one came out. I smoked this bird ahead of the holiday so I could decide whether or not I wanted to smoke the turkey for Thanksgiving. I decided to roast the bird for the family, but this delicious beast will be come lunch for days!

Smoked Salmon w/ Portabella Caps

I smoke a lot of different things, BUT my wife’s absolute favorite smoked protein is Salmon. In fact, I’ve dedicated years of salmon preparation experimentation trying to perfect her favorite food. I mean, she likes salmon in a lot of different ways, but if she had to choose one, it would be smoked salmon. I’m not talking about the cured bullshit that you get in a pouch at the grocery store. I’m talking about fresh bbq salmon with crispy skin that’s dripping in healthy fats. So yeah, that’s what you see above. I also stuffed some giant portabella mushroom caps with onions and garlic for good measure.

Baby Back Ribs

Normally, I’m a fan of spare ribs, but my butcher had a damn good deal on some baby backs that I couldn’t pass up. So, I gave them a shot on John W. Smokes and they came out phenomenal. Not too shabby for a quick 4-hour cook.

Dank Chocolate Bars

For those of you that don’t know, Patric Chocolate is the bee’s knees. I first heard about this stuff while listening to Keys To The Shop and decided to place an order. Sadly, I wasn’t able to order anything the first time around because everything was sold out. I figured it had to be awesome if it was so hard to get, so I signed up for the mailing list and waited for them to announce the next bar release. When I got the announcement, I was quick to place my order and this time I got the goods. These beauties lived up to the hype. If you’re a fan of high-end chocolate, do yourself a favor.