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Stubb's Brisket Chili

Stubb’s Brisket Chili

In my latest box of goodies received from Stubb’s I was excited to see some of their new cooking sauces, including the one I used for this excellent chili. This was really, really good, and the kit comes with a package of sauce and a separate spice rub packet, which allows you to adapt the […]

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Stubb's BBQ Bash

Stubb’s Barbecue Bash

Stubb’s sent me another box of goodies to try out, and  they offered to sponsor a backyard barbecue–honestly, who could say no to that? So a party happened, and it included a whole bunch of great food from our smoker and grill. Harrison used his expertise with the grill for the flank steak you see […]

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Sriracha Bacon Deviled Eggs

Sriracha Bacon Deviled Eggs

This June has been HOT, so we have been using our outdoor grill and our smoker quite a lot, and dining on the deck.  Since we have chickens we still work eggs into our meals on a daily basis, and deviled eggs are one of my favorite picnic snacks.  I might have eaten some of […]

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Tandoori Lamb

Tandoori Lamb Kebabs

If you are lucky enough to live in Colorado you have the opportunity to try Noosa’s new spicy-sweet yoghurt* flavor, Blackberry Serrano.  Noosa sent me some free samples to try (along with the truly fabulous, limited-batch Blood Orange flavor, which is available even outside of the great state of Colorado) and while we were enjoying […]

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Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

Fresh Cranberry-Orange Relish

This is a fresh and simple alternative to the cooked (or canned) cranberry sauce that usually shows up at your Thanksgiving feast.  The addition of fresh orange juice and zest means that you don’t need to add a whole lot of sugar to achieve a perfect sweet-tart flavor balance. Traditional cooked sauces call for a […]

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Saffron Cauliflower Rice

Saffron Cauliflower Rice

This recipe was inspired by a free sample from Raw Spice Bar, a subscription service that offers monthly assortments of spice blends that are reflective of a culinary theme.  I was sent the Persian-themed March set, which included three packets of spices, related recipes cards, and some history and context about each package. I was […]

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