Christmas Brisket 2015

In Jen’s birthday brisket post, I mentioned I wanted to get back to brisket basics and make a traditional Texas style brisket using salt and pepper. With that in mind, I went down to my local Costco to pick up a brisket. I was happy to see that they had plenty of prime briskets albeit on the larger size. After going through my complex brisket selection (shaking them for flexibility) I chose a nice 14. »

Thanksgiving 2015

As time goes on, Thanksgiving is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. It just requires eating and relaxing! And if that wasn’t enough, now it affords an opportunity to use my green egg! My turkey last year was nothing short of phenomenal. This year I dusted off my old notes and set out to duplicate (and maybe even top it). Last year we picked up a Mary’s Free-Range Turkey Breast from Central Market and this year we decided to stick with the same brand. »

Coffee Rubbed Brisket

I asked Jen what she wanted for her birthday and she said “Brisket!”. I usually do a more traditional brisket for Christmas, so I thought this might be a good time to deviate from the classic brisket and do something a little different. I opted to go with a Steve Raichlen’s coffee rubbed brisket. I headed down to my local Costco and found a nice 13.6 pound brisket. Jen graciously offered to prep the rub for me. »

Molto Bene Sirloin Steak

Ingredients Directions When I started my blog at the beginning of the year my goal was to get out at least two posts a month. As it turns out my last post was from two months ago!! What can I say, September was a very busy month for me. We celebrated Jen’s birthday and helped my mother-in-law move down to SA. »

St Louis Style Ribs

I have only cooked St Louis Style Ribs once and they didn’t turn out all that well. This year I was out for vindication and added them to my Things I want to BBQ This Year list. (So far I am 2 for 8! I need to get moving) I usually like to buy unseasoned ribs and rub them down with my favorite rub, but this time I decided to try the preseasoned Costco ones. »