Monthly Archives: April 2017

Poor Man’s Burnt Ends a.k.a. Meat Candy

Poor Man’s Burnt Ends Poor Man’s Burnt Ends… what are they?  Well… they’re burnt ends made out of chuck roast vs brisket.  The first time I had burnt ends, a.k.a. Meat Candy, we were out at a local BBQ restaurant – and I fell in LOVE with them!  I’ve wanted to make them ever since, but hate

Self-Watering Portable Garden Pot… Do-It-Yourself!

We’ve found the answer – a DIY Self-Watering Portable Garden Pot!  Now that we have become successful at growing a healthy garden in our raised beds, we wanted MORE!  Here in Arizona on our City Farmstead, we have limited space and of course have to consider the hot-hot sun.  We needed something that was portable and affordable that

How To Make Bacon From Pork Belly

How to Make Bacon Is there anything better than bacon?  I don’t think so!  I had been trying to figure out how to make bacon for awhile now, and after a few mediocre attempts, I’ve finally found the perfect recipe from Eric Budd at Budd’s Bacon.  Eric makes 100 pounds of bacon out of his home on a weekly

Homemade BBQ and Buffalo Sauces At Home

Homemade BBQ and Buffalo Sauces are much easier to make than you would think!  I’ve been unhappy with store-bought sauces over the years, and decided to try and make my own.  Boy was I surprised at how easy it was, how little time it took, and… that I had most (if not all) of the ingredients

Smokin Wedgie Product Review

When I find a product that I really love, I think it’s important to get the word out there!  My Smokin Wedgie review has been put together with not only my feedback, but the feedback of others who have used it as well. The Smokin Wedgie is owned by Seth Fischer at  It was

How To Make Iced Coffee Drinks At Home

I love the Starbucks Coconut Mocha Frappuccino’s, and have been spending WAY too much money buying them.  I’ve tried to figure out how to make iced coffee drinks at home, but have never found a great recipe, until now!  I’m going to tell you how to do it, and how you can mix it up

Simple Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe – In 30 Minutes

One of my favorite soups is this simple broccoli cheddar soup.  I’ve been making this over the last couple years and am excited to share it with you!  After researching recipes online, and several tweaks to get it just right, I’ve found a way to simplify and get it down to an easy, 30 minute recipe

How To Make Ham Cured Pulled Pork

Ham Cured Pulled Pork?  Yes Please!  I ran across this recipe online the other day from a fellow smoker, and knew I HAD to try it.   Pulled Pork with a Ham cure and flavor – sign me up!  I’m a big-time ham lover, and pulled pork is so easy and satisfying – who wouldn’t want

How to Make Scotch Eggs

I love to make Scotch Eggs!  If someone asks me what my favorite type of food is, my answer is always BREAKFAST!  Not BBQ (which is a close 2nd) or Mexican – but Breakfast!  This means, anything with eggs and sausage, bacon and cheese… Scotch Eggs are everything I love about breakfast, but… they aren’t technically a breakfast meal.  There are

How to Make Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

We love to make Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing!  We not only use it on our salads, but we also dip our veggies, french fries, wings, pizza, and a plethora of other items in it.  It’s always included when we’re setting the table for meals.  For years we’ve been disappointed by the store-bought bottled versions.  We’ve tried just about every

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