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Red Ale Smash Burger

Red Ale Smash Burger

A true delight for the taste buds rests with this amazing blended burger that’s not only big enough to satisfy hunger pains, but is packed with perfectly paired flavors and textures to elevate your backyard burger game.  With a combination of cheeses, sauces, easily-sourced mushrooms and notes from beer throughout, this burger hits all notes and is sure to please the heartiest of appetites.
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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

Bacon jams have got to be one of my all-time favorite condiments/topping to use for meats, burgers, sandwiches or simply for spreading on thick-cut toasted bread. Bacon jams can be a chutney-like consistency that is set atop a dish by finely mincing and cooking the ingredients or it can be a spreadable condiment by blending the mixture smooth with an immersion blender or food processor once done.  However you like the final consistency, the product itself is salty, sweet and adds umami goodness to every bite. 
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Smoked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Smoked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This is truly one of those indulgent dips that can be paired effortlessly with breads, vegetables, chips and more.  While a creamy Spinach and Artichoke dip by itself always results in an empty bowl and the craving for more, when cooked outdoors, allowing for the cheeses to soak up the smokey elements of a well-seasoned grill, you are simply elevating the experience to a whole new level and speeding up the time it takes for your guests to devour it.
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Leftover Brisket Street Tacos

Leftover Brisket Street Tacos

Leftover Brisket is the perfect meat to transform into just about any dish one can dream up.  With Leftover Brisket Street Tacos, we utilize the spiced and smokey flavors of a smoked brisket from the grill and incorporate them into a simple handheld dish that takes no time to prepare.  With a scratch-made Smoked Salsa Verde to bring the dish together, the flavors of your outdoor cook are imparted throughout.
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Parmesan Garlic Carrot Fries

Parmesan Garlic Carrot Fries

Vegetables on the grill are not only good for you of course, but are elevated by the flavors of the smoker that you are unable to match by cooking indoors. This recipe for Parmesan Garlic Carrot Fries is not only easy to make, but is a crows-pleasing way to get veggies in everyone's diet, especially the little eaters.

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Croix Valley Bacon-Wrapped Garlic 'n Herb Shrimp

Croix Valley Bacon-Wrapped Garlic 'n Herb Shrimp

Perfect as an appetizer or a main course, shrimp wrapped in bacon and basted with Croix Valley Garlic 'n Herb is an explosion of flavor your family and friends will request over and over again!

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Grilled Oysters Scampi

Grilled Oysters Scampi

My recipe for Grilled Oysters Scampi borrows from the shrimp scampi preparation and poaches the oyster in the shell on the grill, surrounded by melted butter, white wine, parmesan cheese and minced garlic.

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Croix Valley Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Grilled Chicken Souvlaki

Souvlaki is a centuries-old Greek dish that can be prepared with a variety of meats grilled on a skewer.  My recipe for Grilled Chicken Souvlaki takes the tastes of the Mediterranean and brings them within reach to your backyard grill.  The bold flavors from herbs and spices make this an amazing dish you’ll want to try with pork and lamb as well!

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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Flank

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Chicken Flank

This creation is an absolutely stunning preparation for chicken thighs that is a bacon-wrapped spin on a winning recipe I developed over the years for cooking chicken in professional barbecue competitions.

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Venison Roast on the Grill

Venison Roast on the Grill

With the fall deer harvest upon us, take note of this amazing method for grilling venison roast!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilling pork tenderloin can be an effortless endeavor into backyard cuisine!

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