Christmas has come and gone. I sincerely hope you had a pleasant one (or Chanukah, or Kwanza or Winter Solstice or whatever your holiday affiliation is) and spent with loved ones and surrounded by good foods. Years ago, when my family got together, we decided the focus (unlike Thanksgiving) is primarily on family, rather than […]Read More Roll That Beautiful Beef Footage
Growing up in the Fort Worth suburb in the late 70s there was a new fad in Mexican food: Fajitas. Specifically, beef fajitas (I think chicken was introduced at a later time). Sundays after church we’d occasionally trek to Fort Worth to this house-turned-restaurant that served these. Not sure if it’s nostalgia or if it […]Read More Quest for Beef Fajitas
My middle kid turned 21 today. We celebrated the night before with Tacos Al Pastor, Barbacoa & smoked queso! Barbacoa His favorite tacos are barbacoa (Mexican barbecue) I’ve made it before, but always something lacking when doing so. A friend of his says this is how his family makes it, so I thought I’d give […]Read More ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
One thing I haven’t quite gotten the knack of yet is smoked beef jerky. I dunno. Seems every time I try I overdo it. Like this round: As usually, I use my go-to recipe from Alton Brown. Only difference is he adds liquid smoke, then air dries it. Where I don’t and want to use […]Read More Not Everything is a Success
Before starting this blog I posted pretty regularly on FaceBook my smoking endeavours. As I continue trying new things, it begs the question what can’t I smoke. Last night’s latest creation was Italian Meatloaf. So, I won’t bore you with each step I take with this, it’s basically mix everything into a bowl, form a […]Read More Can You Smoke It?