Blizzard Tunes

It’s icy and cold outside, soooooo I thought it would be the perfect time to set up the studio for some heavy bass riffs. Mission accomplished. This bi-amp setup is delivering the heavy and saturated sounds that my soul desires.

Holidays 4 Days!

It’s that time of year when our cats get super pumped because there are wayyyyy more decorations and adornments for them to destroy. They are the great destroyers of all things extra. I’m pretty sure they think the Christmas tree is just a seasonal cat toy. While it can be annoying at times, for the most part it’s amusing and I’m good with it. I mean, just look at this cute little idiot.

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.