Nothing like a smoked ham, is there? Well, there is something twice as good, and that’s a Double Smoked Ham.
There won’t be any arguments – this will become a friends and family favorite! It’s the best of all worlds…. smoky flavor, sweet and savory glaze, slowly
roasting in your smoker with cherry and pecan flavor…not an extreme amount of prep and lots of time to drink beer and watch the thin blue smoke float on the breeze. A Double Smoked Ham is special enough for the holidays or any gathering so you know it’s perfect for your Super Bowl Party. Continue reading “Double Smoked Ham”
I just want a ham! Why are the labels on hams so complicated?
Well, labeling on hams, like most food products, is regulated by the U S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to protect the consumer and assure that food safety standards are met. Using USDA standardized definitions, the label tells us what we are buying and how we need to cook it so we don’t end up ingesting food-borne pathogens. I hate when that happens. Continue reading “Get to Know Your Ham”
Brussels Sprouts–maybe they’re not as polarizing as cilantro, but let’s face it, lots of people don’t love ’em.
The cilantro hatred can get heated, with many people flatly stating they hate it but those that don’t hate it usually love it, there’s rarely any ambivalence. But when it comes to Brussels Sprouts, many people simply put it on the “I don’t like it” list but rarely want to get physical about it. I suspect that many times the cabbage-like perfume and the unique appearance lands the poor misunderstood veggie on the no-fly list without even giving it a chance. While cilantro may be the culinary serial killer, Brussels Sprouts are more like the ugly cousin of veggiedom. Given half a chance, I’m certain that many naysayers would be surprised how approachable it is. And since we’re always trying to impress with new and unique side dishes, Brussels’ flexibility may be just the thing you need to impress that snooty foodie who thinks you can’t cook anything at all. Who needs that angst, so, let’s dress up that ugly cousin and bring her to the prom…after all, she probably can’t get another date. Continue reading “Brussels Sprouts Slaw”