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Smoked Candied Nuts


  • 2 Lb jar of unsalted nuts ~ I use assorted
  • Place in large bowl and coat with:
  • 3 Tbs maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 Tbs molasses
  • 2 Tbs of your favorite rub or shake
  • Bake in 200 deg smoker or oven for 45 min
  • Pour on baking sheet with wax paper
  • Allow to cool before returning to jar  

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Spam Burnt Ends


  • Remove Spam from can & cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Place in disposable pan and coat with rub
  • Mix until all sides are coated well.
  • Place in 250-degree smoker or oven
  • Smoke for 1 – 2 hrs or until dark caramel color
  • Remove and top with ½ stick unsalted butter, generous sprinkle of brown sugar, and drizzle of honey.
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Wood Fired Spaghetti Squash

with Sauteed Garlic Shrimp!


  • Rinse squash and cut in half
  • Scoop out the insides as you would a pumpkin
  • Place inverted on a cookie sheet with ¼ inch of water
  • Place in 350 degree smoker or oven for 45 minutes
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes and scrape out meat with a fork which will result in noodle like strings
  • Sautee about 12 peeled and deveined with butter and garlic until done
  • Stir in Spaghetti Squash “noodles” until warm
  • Plate and enjoy!
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Braided Pork Tenderloin!


  • Rinse meat and lay out on cutting board
  • Make two slices the length of the meat separating it into three equal strips but keep it connected at one end
  • Season the three strips on all sides
  • Braid the strips over each other
  • Place in 250-degree smoker or oven and cook until internal temp is 125 degrees
  • Apply BBQ sauce or glaze and continue cooking until internal temp is 140 degrees
  • Pull and rest for 5 minutes before serving

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Smoked Cream Cheese!


  • Unwrap A Block of Cream Cheese
  • Make shallow crosshatches on top of block
  • Add your favorite BBQ rub on edges & sides
  • (Optional add more cheese last 15 minutes)
  • Smoke at 250 degrees for 1 ½ to 2 hours
  • Serve with your favorite crackers!

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Bacon-Wrapped Onion Bombs

Today’s Recipe Courtesy of Armadillo Pepper


  • 1-2 tbsp of your favorite Pork BBQ rub
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I used 80/20)
  • 2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 4 large onions, preferably Vidalia
  • ½ cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Optional, hot sauce to taste – I used Marshall’s Haute Sauce Uncle Nearest Whiskey Smoked Ghost Hot Sauce
  • 2/3 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese

Recipe Instructions

  1. Mix ground beef, mushrooms, jalapeno and approximately 1-1.5 tbsp bbq rub together in a bowl.
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BBQ Moink Balls

Meatballs for the Moo and Bacon for the Oink!

  • Make you favorite meatballs or use frozen.
  • Wrap in bacon and secure with a toothpick. (Caution be sure to remove toothpicks before serving)  
  • You may want to par cook the bacon to if you like it crispy.
  • Set smoker or oven to 350 degrees and cook to 155 degrees internal temp.
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Stuffed Beer Can Burgers


  • Separate 1 lb. Gr Beef into three equal balls
  • Place on parchment paper
  • Gently press can into ball and spread meat up around sides leaving bottom and sides the same thickness.
  • This will create a cavity for your stuffing
  • Season “meat bowl” with your favorite rub
  • Wrap with thin sliced bacon (optional)
  • Place a slice of your favorite cheese in bottom
  • Spoon in Mac n Cheese or filling of your choice
  • Add more sliced cheese over top of M&C
  • Cook in 375 deg smoker or oven for 45 min or until they have a safe 165 deg internal temp.
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Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings


  • Separate wing tips and drummies if desired
  • Place in fridge for 2 hours uncovered to dry skin
  • Mix ¼ cup corn starch with 2 Tbs BBQ Rub
  • Coat wings lightly with seasoned corn starch
  • Season with your favorite BBQ Rub
  • Season and let stand for 30 min while grill heats
  • Cook at 375 in smoker for 45 min to 1 hour
  • Until they reach a safe 150 degrees
  • Apply glaze and let them go till they hit 165

(if you choose not to glaze be sure to take wings to 165 degrees internal temp)

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Smoked BBQ Baked Beans


  • 1 Large 117oz can baked beans
  • 1/2 Sleeve beef chorizo (more if desired)
  • 1 Medium Onion Finely Diced
  • 1 Cup BBQ Sauce
  • ½ to 1 Lb Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 Tablespoons Favorite BBQ Rub


  • In a large pot add 2 – 3 Tbs Olive Oil
  • Sauté Onions until translucent
  • Add ½ Sleeve Chorizo and cook until done
  • Add Large Can Baked Beans and Stir
  • Add Crumbled Bacon
  • Add 1 Cup favorite BBQ Sauce
  • Add 2 Tbs Favorite Rub
  • Place in disposable pan
  • Put in 250-degree smoker for one hour stirring every 15 minutes.
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Cast Iron Skillet Apple Cobbler

Magically Delicious!

  • 7 or 8 Granny Smith Apples
  • Core, Slice, and Place in Large Bowl
  • Add One Cup White Sugar
  • Add One Tbs of Cinnamon
  • Mix With Hands Until Coated
  • Let Stand 50 Minutes Mixing Occasionally


  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • Whisk Together
  • Add 2 Beaten Eggs and Mix
  • Grease 12” Cast Iron Skillet
  • Add Apples and Juice to Skillet
  • Sprinkle Topping Over Apples
  • Pour One Cup Melted Butter Evenly Over Top
  • Bake in 350 Degree Smoker or Oven for 1 Hr…
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