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Sauce

Carolina Barbeque Sauce

Now this is a true Southern Sauce. It is vinegar based and tangy, quite unlike our Bourbon Barbeque Sauce recipe. We like this particularly on our smoked ribs, and it adds a bit more of a spicy flavor. Many folks South of the Mason Dixon line prefer this flavor, though […]

Salads

Caesar Salad Dressing

This Caesar Salad recipe spoiled our family forever because we have never found a better one anywhere. When we do happen to order a Caesar Salad at a restaurant, all we do is compare it to this at home version, and our version always wins. The secret to this family […]

Meat, Smoking

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

Making this at home spoiled us from ever fully enjoying pulled pork elsewhere. The juicy flavor and texture becomes apparent as soon as you pull the shoulder blade bone out of the meat after smoking. Some people have tried this without injecting the meat but we personally find that there […]

Sauce

Bourbon Barbeque Sauce

This has become our favorite sweet sauce for all smoked meats. It also works great with our meatballs and chicken wings as appetizers. We developed this by experimenting with many of the soda based recipes, knowing that the addition of a good bourbon would intensify the flavor in the sauce.

Pasta, Sauce

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

I think we experimented more with this recipe than any other, over the last 40 years. The trick was to get the sauce to a point where the sweet and spicy blend came through, with lower acid tomatoes. We make large portions and freeze the sauce for future use. In […]

Meat

Kentucky Meatloaf

There are a million and one meatloaf recipes, so why is this one included as one of the best Kentucky tasting meatloaf recipes? Well, it is not only tasty as all heck but it’s another secret family recipe we think you find unique. It takes a little more time than […]

Appetizers, Meat

Italian Meatballs

We made these meatballs for the famous Rizzardi Italian family, and they loved them. How could we not include them as one of the best recipes on this blog? Since then we improved our recipe by using pancetta, grating our onion, fresh grating our parmesan cheese and always poaching them […]

Meat, Smoking

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

The great thing about having your family favorite recipes in an online blog is that everyone always has access to them AND that you can improve them when you come across something that makes a great recipe even greater. That’s exactly what I am doing today, after a follower messaged […]

Salads, Sides

Cole Slaw Dressing

This is  our favorite coleslaw recipe, and so much better than most pre-made dressings available in stores. It has a nice blend of spicy jalapeno peppers, sweet sugar, and acid from the vinegar and lemon. It is a perfect side dish with smoked meats in particular, and goes on top […]