Recipes

Hot Honey Cannon Fire Shrimp

Hot Honey Cannon Fire Shrimp

Want a super easy appetizer?  This is a go to appetizer or game time party food.  I keep shrimp in the freezer in case we need something quick. This one is super simple and a crowd pleaser. You can make a small batch or go big if needed. Same amount of work either way.

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Jalapeno Poppers with Lit'l Smokies

Jalapeno Poppers with Lit'l Smokies

Jalapeno Poppers (aka ABTs) are always a hit at parties and tailgates. This version includes a Lit'l  Smokie for added sustenance for the big game. The post includes a video for the technique followed by complete step by step instructions.

Simple Smoked Salmon Spread

Simple Smoked Salmon Spread

This is a great recipe to throw together as an appetizer for a party or tailgating. You can make this with leftover salmon (the fish, not the band) or freshly smoked salmon. Refrigerating the smoked fish prior to making the spread enhances the smoked flavor. I added Jalapeno to this version.

 

Smoked Pork Belly

Smoked Pork Belly

I know a lot of people that get excited about bacon.  Well, you should see them when they taste smoked pork belly. Taste sensation! It is really quite simple.  Any smoker or grill (set up indirect) will work.  Watch the video for a crash course and then read the blog post for more details.

Smoked Beef Back Ribs

Smoked Beef Back Ribs

I like to make these ribs as an appetizer.  Much of the meat between the bones has been carved out with the rib-eye steak cut.  But what remains is delectable.

Citrus Rush Grilled Chicken Wings

Citrus Rush Grilled Chicken Wings

Apply this technique to any combination of rubs and sauce. Or forget the sauce and add more Rub or a different rub at the end.

Toaster Oven Quesadillas with Sweet Heat

Toaster Oven Quesadillas with Sweet Heat

Kids love these quick and easy quesadillas. What I like about this technique is no dirty pans.  Just slide into toaster oven. 

Game Time Grilled Chicken Wings - Carolina style

Game Time Grilled Chicken Wings - Carolina style
Carolina style chicken wings. These wings have the vinegar style sauce prominent in eastern NC.

Savory Blast Cheezy Sausage Bites

Savory Blast Cheezy Sausage Bites
Make these popular party appetizers in about 45 minutes to one hour.

Sweet Heat Pigs in a Blanket

Sweet Heat Pigs in a Blanket
I recently made two cookie sheets worth of these for a driveway party on Halloween, thinking it would be a good on-the-move dinner for the trick-or-treaters but they had to muscle past the adults. Everyone loves these things and a little Sweet Heat seasoning adds a nice twist. 

ABTs aka Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

ABTs aka Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
This is a party favorite.  Bacon lovers and heat lovers unite over this one.  We use Zest Coast Sweet Heat to balance the heat with a little sweetn...