The BBQ Chronicles — Recipe

Nicole's leftover BBQ Chicken Braid

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If you are anything like me, you always cook too much food, just so that you know everyone will be well fed.  I always have a ton of leftover chicken for that very reason.  I am always finding new ways of using it in dishes.  This braid is a true crowd pleaser and super simple to make when you have unexpected guest arrive.  The ingredients are simple, and you should have most of them in the pantry already.  Here's the recipe to this delish dish!  I like to make my own pizza dough, but you can use frozen, or fresh...

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Stuffed Meatloaf Pie

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Do you know those dreams that you have at night that wake you from a deep sleep?  Well I had one of those dreams the other night.  In this dream, I made a delicious beef pie, but it wasn't a pot pie or a shepherds pie.  In fact, it was a bacon weave with an apple and fennel stuffed meatloaf pie!  Well I put this recipe to the test on Monday.  I prepped it on Sunday night, so on Monday while at work, I started the Weekender and put this dish in for two hours at 325 and BOOM!  It...

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Whiskey Laced Jerky

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These cool nights we've been having lately has me thinking that Hunting Season is right around the corner!   I love love love, bear and moose jerky!  What I love about wild game meat is that it is naturally lean. When making jerky this is very important.   If you don't have access to wild game meat, then a lean beef like London broil will work.   Sometimes I will slice the meat really thin or sometimes I will put it through my sausage grinder and use a jerky extruder.   The extruder offers up nice even pieces.  You can do...

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Spicy Korean Fridge Pickles

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Are you looking for a great condiment for the pulled pork sandwiches that you plan on making next weekend?  These pickles are perfect!  The sweet and spicy flavor brings a bright fresh flavor that will leave you wanting more.   These pickle are so easy and will ferment in the fridge, so there's no need for fancy canning equipment!   INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds kirby cucumbers 2¼ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons Korean chili powder 2 tablespoons ginger, minced 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or fish sauce 3 scallions, cut into 1" lengths 1 cup water DIRECTIONS...

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Valentine's Day Bacon and Potato Roses

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As it is Valentine’s day, it seemed appropriate to make tonight date night. We decided to stay in and cook a nice dinner. By “we”, I mean I will be cooking dinner. I actually enjoy cooking for fun occasions so I’m really excited. The recipe of choice tonight: bacon and potato rose. He’s a bacon fanatic so there’s pressure riding on this.  The pictures look complex, but it’s a lot easier than you’d think! Once you get it down, it’s a breeze! Some may say this is a little too fancy, but they’re so delicious, fancy is just icing on...

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