Together Let's Try To Help Tackle Hunger There are two things I love: food and charities. When it comes to food and charities, the Plates For Good campaign is going to be a win-win. Not just for your belly, but also for Second Harvest Heartland. Therefore, if you are a diner in the [...]
At times color blind. An optical illusion. Green with red envy. I am a pitmaster, poet and storyteller. For more of my adventures, please feel to follow me on Twitter here, Instagram here, like my Facebook page here and subscribe to my YouTube channel here.
This is a haiku about a family of geese and goslings. Picture was taken on my morning walk.
Making Beef Bacon Is Easy To Do And You Will Love It Too Now I know what you are already thinking. Beef bacon? What is that? Well I have to tell you, if you don't eat pork products like me and don't like turkey bacon, beef bacon is what you should be making. So [...]
What Is The Best Lump Charcoal For Your Smoker?I am often asked, "What is the best lump charcoal to use in your smoker?" Well that is not an easy question to answer, because there is a variety of charcoal. And when I speak of charcoal, I am only talking about lump charcoal. You see, [...]
Making Your Own Smoked Beef Tongue is Easy Now I already know what you are thinking? Smoked beef tongue? I'll pass. However, if you make this smoked beef tongue you will make all your friends tongues wagging for more. There are several different ways to prepare beef tongue. Some folks will boil it, braise [...]
You Can Roast Coffee In Your Kamado Joe I have always been enamored with how to roast coffee, yet I never ever thought about roasting coffee in my Kamado Joe. That was until I recently came across a picture of someone roasting coffee in their Kamado Joe smoker. I thought to myself, "Self, you [...]
Yerbaé is A Great Tasting "Energy" Drink Last week I was heading over to my Orangetheory Fitness class when I stopped by the gas station for a bottle of water. I was feeling sluggish and needed some energy. I didn't want to get an artificially tasting energy drink and that is when I came [...]
These Chicken Wings Are Amazing I like to think of barbecue as a religion, so when it comes to chicken wings, chicken wings should really be one of the seven deadly sins. Now I know what you are thinking, aren't the seven deadly sins, pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth? Well yes, [...]
Need to replace your Kamado Joe firebox? It's easy to do in a few minutes too.
I never thought I'd be in a gang. You see I was never too cool To hang with the right group in school. There were the jocks with their smelly socks. There were the nerds making paper birds. There were the cheerleaders secretly smoking heaters. There were the potheads singing the Grateful dead. Yet [...]
How I Became A Believer Nearly a year before the movie Poltergeist began scaring kids around the world, I had my first (and not my last) ghostly experience. I was sitting at the dining room table sorting through my most recent pack of Topps baseball cards, the ones I managed to purchase by sneaking [...]
I must tell you, I am confused as heck. As a runner that is unfortunately tied to the treadmill due to two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries and currently a torn right meniscus (insert the sound of the world’s smallest violin), I have been relying on the data of my iPod, iPhone and Fitbit. [...]
Death Becomes Me My beautiful tabby cat, Sammy, would great me most mornings with a subtle bite to my cheek. The other mornings it was a swift paw, always claws out, across my nose. Then one day he was gone. I searched the entire house calling out his name. “Sammy!” “Sammy, where are you?” [...]
I don’t know about you, but I hate waking up to news that my personal information may have been hacked. So this morning when I awoke and opened my newspaper (yes, I still read the print version), I was greeted with the following headline, “Massive breach exposes 143M.” First, let me digress for a second. I [...]