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Tamale (Leftover Brisket) Pie

Tamale (Leftover Brisket) Pie

Ever heard of a tamale pie or a cornbread pie? If you live north of the American border, it turns out, a cornbread crust cooked on top of typical tamale fillings makes a tamale pie (also known as cornbread pie). But don’t get distracted, leftover 

White vs. Dark Meat – is it okay to say All Meats Matter?

White vs. Dark Meat – is it okay to say All Meats Matter?

What is the difference between white meat and dark meat? Meat is largely comprised of protein and when it comes to protein, there are different kinds. The protein at hand, is myoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen to the different muscles and is highly pigmented 

Janice SmellaQue’s long perfected Banana Bread

Janice SmellaQue’s long perfected Banana Bread

During the early stages of COVID, the number one searched online recipe was for banana bread. When I looked at most of the recipes that came up, none of them fit my criteria of what banana bread should be. Ha! Call me picky. Call me 

Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing

Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing

BBQ is not just for meat lovers, so when looking for a full flavored lighter dinner, I’ll make a Strawberry Kale Salad with Blues Hog Tennessee Red Dressing. Blues Hog makes this awesome sweet and tangy sauce that has a great zest. While Tennessse Red 

Peach and Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Peach and Berry Pavlova with Lemon Curd

Summer fruits season calls for ways to maximize the fresh sweetness that always seems too short for me. So, when stone fruits and berries can be enjoyed without cooking them down, I’m in! Pavlova’s are mostly commonly known in New Zealand or Australia, to the 

What the Beef? Canadian vs American Beef Grading

What the Beef? Canadian vs American Beef Grading

I like a good AAA steak in Canada, but what does that mean? What is beef grading? How does AAA translate in the USA? What about Wagyu? Surprisingly, these are loaded questions and worth every bite (of information). Canadian beef is graded or evaluated against 

Reverse Sear – Steak

Reverse Sear – Steak

YOU WILL RULE THE GRILL if you cook meat to the perfect doneness! You know what a perfect steak tastes like – perfect amount of salt and maybe a slight edge of pepper or spice. But your perfect steak is also perfectly done to your 

Jalapeno Popper Roll

Jalapeno Popper Roll

How can Jalapeno Poppers be enjoyed all times of the day? Jalapeno Poppers (aka atomic bacon turds (ABT) aka armadillo eggs) are a fan favorite. They are perfect for tailgating, Superbowl weekend, backyard BBQs and more. So, how could this appetizer be recreated in a 

Lime Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Lime Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Summer calls for fresh bright flavors and when it comes to dessert with company, a lime coconut cake with coconut cream cheese frosting will hit the spot. This cake takes a bit of time with all the components to make, but a nice way to 

Reverse Sear – Smoked or Grilled Duck Breast

Reverse Sear – Smoked or Grilled Duck Breast

YOU WILL RULE THE GRILL if you cook meat to the perfect doneness! You know what a perfect steak tastes like – perfect amount of salt and maybe a slight edge of pepper or spice. But your perfect steak is also perfectly done to your