Spicy Smoked Chicken Thighs

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I think it is SAFE to say that grilling/smoking season is finally here. Yay! Today was a beautiful day outside.  I came home from work and fired up the smoker for these chicken thighs and asparagus. It has been so dry here lately, that I've been afraid to turn on the smoker or grill. There's fire hazard warnings posted all over the state and they don't want people starting fires. One did break out by the Canadian border the other day ago. My favorite chips to smoke with are applewood. ...

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Hoisin-and-Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs

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O - M - G people. The midseason premiere of the Walking Dead is FINALLY on tonight. It's been soooooooooo long since the last episode (which made me cry like a baby by the way).  I am so excited for it to finally be back on again. RIP Beth. I hope the opener isn't of them putting her in her grave, I don't want to cry again. It will be me and a big bowl of buttery popcorn tonight. I bought 2 3.5 pound packages of chicken thighs at the grocery store for only $4.00 today. That's  7 pounds ...

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Orange Balsamic Chicken Kabobs

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Grilling season is almost done with. *Sigh   Although we grill here when it's -25 degrees outside. How bout you? ;)   I was browsing my pinterest boards and saw this recipe for orange basalmic glazed chicken, and then I thought it would be really fun to make chicken kabobs. It's fun to put food on a stick. Food is better on a stick. Kabobs take no time to make on the grill. For chicken all it takes is 4 flips, with 2 two minutes per side. The chicken comes out really moist.  So, I used ...

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Burgers with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Bang Bang Sauce

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For lunch I like to go to the grocery store and usually I'll get a salad. Hornbacher's has some pretty awesome egg salad and I'm pretty certain that they put pickle juice in it. It's so good. They have this egg salad sandwich on top of a pretzel bun and it is to die for. I never knew the store had homemade pretzel buns and homemade pretzel hot dog buns. I freaking seriously love pretzel buns! I was so happy when the lady at the deli counter told me that you could buy these pretzel buns at  the ...

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Cheesy Fries Burger!

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Guys, I made the most ridiculous burger last night and it was probably one of the best burgers I've ever made. For my meat I added in some Sriracha sauce, a couple dashes of Worschestire Sauce, and some garlic. I really want to get one of those patty makers. I tried using a medium sized jar ring and that worked, but then the burgers shrank and didn't quite fit the bun when they were cooking in the oven. Do any of you have any tricks for getting the right size burger? I baked some crispy curl ...

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Grilled Pineapple

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Grilled Pineapple is a super healthy dessert that can be made on the grill. If you've never had grilled pineapple or have tried grilling fruit before try it soon. You can top the pineapple with low fat ice cream/low fat vanilla frozen yogurt/cool whip topping. I used light cool whip topping for mine. It felt like it was Summer here today with a high of 56 degrees. It has been  a long Winter here and everybody is sick of it. On Wednesday it's supposed to get to 66 degrees outside but usually ...

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Humpty Dumpty Burger

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There is a restaurant here in Fargo called JL Beers. It's this small tiny narrow building that when you first look at it from the outside you wonder how they sit people in there. They serve beer and burgers. There is this one burger with a fried egg on top called the Humpty Dumpty. It was good, thought it reminded me of a breakfast sandwich at Mcdonald's minus the sausage. The burger could have used some seasoning on it and I prefer my burgers medium rare, which that burger was not. Was kind of ...

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Thai Tuna Burgers with Ginger-Lemon Mayonnaise

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My brother introduced me to Food and Wine magazine this past weekend because that is where he got his shrimp taco recipe from. I started to browse through their website, and became addicted pretty fast. I decided to give these burgers a try but use salmon instead. I used pretty much all the same ingredients, but added two things: bread crumbs and an egg. The salmon patties were not sticking well together when I tried to form them into burgers. So, I threw all the ingredients into a food ...

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