Easy BBQ Chicken Sliders

This is a lifesaver on those school days in which everyone is pooped but still wants a good meal! This is a no-fail recipe for sure! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup chopped Shallots 5 md Chicken breasts 1/2-1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce 1 pack of Original Hawaiian Rolls 2 tbsp Olive Oil Easy Vinegar Slaw Boil…

Cilantro Lime Cream

This came about because we use sour cream in almost everything. We decided we would start playing with Greek yogurt and this has just become a fun staple now. It goes with so many dishes and tastes wonderful. Try it with some zesty shark tacos topped with tropical salsa! So Yummy! 6 oz container of…

Creamy Smoked Chicken Pablano Soup

This is one of my absolute favorite soups. Of course, you don’t have to use the Mexican corn bread in it but it is really a great combination! If you are looking for a tasty recipe that you can incorporate leftover chicken in, then this is a great option. You don’t have to use smoked…

Big J’s Butterflied Smoked Chicken

We love cooking chicken this way. There is something about the presentation of the final product!. The hardest part about this recipe is running the smoker and here are our basic instructions for how we smoke food. RUB *Use about 1 tbsp of each. *Cumin *Six Pepper Blend *Onion Powder *Garlic Powder (or Granulated Garlic)…

Grandma’s Sweet tea

Okay, so sweet tea is a southern staple. I have family that resides in Minnesota. On our treks up north, we hit a point to where classic sweet tea is not on any menu. That is a devastating blow to most southern tea drinkers! It honestly took me a little tweaking (with the sugar) but…

Big J’s Smoked Beer Can Chicken

Josh loves smoked food. So, naturally, he ventured into cooking a beer can chicken. This involves stuffing a beer can into the rear of a bird. Now there is the convenient way of just taking the can and setting the chicken on top or you could get a stand like the one pictured. I only…

How We Smoke Food

We are self-taught smokers. I am just now learning this art but Josh has been smoking meat for the better part of 10 years now. Here is how he does it: We use a chimney starter when igniting the charcoal. Josh rips pieces of the charcoal bag off for kindling. Add the charcoal up to the top…

Mini Pizzas!

If you love pizza this recipe will definitely be your cup of Tea! These are one of my absolute favorite meals! What better than pizza? Mini pizzas! That’s what!  They make great party appetizers too!  I got bored one day and wanted to cook something with the kids.  This is what we came up with….

Sweet Butter Glaze

This glaze is so easy to make. It would be a great topping for the Quick and Easy Stuffed Pastry or a cinnamon roll!   INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp Butter 4-8 tbsp Powdered sugar 1 ts Vanilla Butter and Nut extract ***adjust ingredients to make a larger amount of glaze*** Melt the butter on low. When…

Big J’s Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When Josh and I started dating he would grill everything.  It doesn’t matter what it was he would grill it.  One day he decided he was going to bake us a casserole.  We went to the store and meandered around for what seemed like hours (I’m exaggerating) eventually he settled on a boxed chicken enchilada…

Big J’s Cheese Steak Sandwich

It is no secret that we love steak in this house.  This is a dish we are very proud of and is quick and easy to make.  We drove through Philadelphia and HAD to stop at Pat’s and Geno’s. **These are 2 famous cheese steak restaurants** We were so excited because of all the hype…

Big J’s 3×3 Chili

My husband has absolutely mastered chili.  He refuses to even use chili powder anymore.  He likes to use fresh peppers to get that nice natural chili flavor.  It really does make a difference.  He has found a ratio that works very well together, he uses 3 types of beans to 3 types of meats.  Thus,…