Smoked Pork Chops with Jalapeño Apricot Chutney

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We recently hosted a barbecue for a group of our friends. On the menu that evening were applewood smoked pork chops with jalapeño apricot chutney to pair with Bush’s Texas Ranchero Grillin’ Beans. Ole’s here to show you how easy it is to transform your everyday charcoal grill into a smoker for the pork chops. […]

Applewood Smoked Pork Chops with Jalapeño Apricot Chutney

4 thick-cut pork chops 4 cups water 275 grams of kosher salt (weight really is the best method here) 250 grams of brown sugar 1 teaspoon rubbed sage 1 teaspoon thyme 2 cloves garlic crushed 12 cups of very cold water or ice equivalent 1 1/2 cups jalapeño apricot chutney, recipe below Heat 4 cups […]

Grilled Vegetables in Easy Foil Packets

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Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at GoodLife Eats this morning about a certain Roasted Potato and Spinach Frittata and striving for grace during moments of stress, and I’m excited to welcome Tara from Unsophisticook to Food For My Family where she shares one of her go-to grilled […]

Preparing for a Backyard Barbecue: Tips, FREE eBook and a Dutch Oven for You!

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Getting ready to grill for a group? We have you covered, with tips for preparing, a free barbecue e-cookbook and downloadable printables to keep you organized. Oh, and we may also throw in a pretty snazzy giveaway as well. We’re getting ready to host a backyard barbecue this weekend, and we have been busy prepping, […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Limiting Food Storage

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Our Eat Well, Spend Less series continues! This month we’re looking at food storage options, and I am specifically breaking down what we do as a family with a small kitchen area and virtually no extra storage space. While we do keep a well-stocked pantry and we love buying in bulk, we need to be […]

Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Nonstick Frittata in a Stainless Steel Pan

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Today I’m hosting Kitchen Tip Tuesdays for Tammy of Tammy’s Recipes while she’s away on vacation. If you have a favorite kitchen tip of your own, please feel free to link back and link up down at the bottom. Thanks! We no longer own a nonstick pan. Not a single one. It just isn’t something […]

Airports, Pasta, Grillin’ and More

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We’re working with Barilla Pasta and Piccolini TV to make a series of Kids Cooking videos. I’m excited to be a part of this project and hope you’ll subscribe over there and follow along with us as we make our way through the summer season. Speaking of summer, we’re also grillin’ up a storm now […]