The Grilling Life

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Bourbon and Black Pepper Prime Rib

The holiday prime rib is a celebration of all that is good about beef and it doesn’t need much other than a grill, salt, pepper, and garlic.  But sometimes it is good to enhance the flavor with a little something special like the oaky smokiness of bourbon.  That’s what I did with this rib roast Read More

Southern Honey Glazed Ham

I grew up in the South and a big part of the culture was covered dish suppers for any social event. Church function? Covered dish supper. PTA meeting? Covered dish supper. Holiday party? Covered dish supper. But you could always count on someone bringing a great Southern style ham – smoky and sweet. Don’t get Read More

Smoked Leg of Lamb Roulade with Apple-Cranberry Sourdough Stuffing

This prime-grade leg of Colorado Lamb has been brined in seasonal spices, butterflied and thoroughly trimmed, lined with a finely cured prosciutto, filled with a tart apple-cranberry sourdough stuffing, then rolled, tied and slowly smoked to tender, medium-rare perfection. Paired with a gorgeous full-bodied red wine and a winter white kale and arugula salad with Read More

Herb-Encrusted and Smoked Cornish Hen

The American Rock Hen, otherwise known as “Game Hen” or “Cornish Hen,” is an exotic domestic bird, originally crossbred in the far northeast farmlands of Connecticut during the mid-1950’s. These fine feathered fowl are often mistaken as “wild game” or young chickens, but are a distinct farm-raised breed and unique for three reasons – 1. Read More

Gorgonzola and Black Pepper Burger

Burgers get kind of crazy these days. Sports bars and gastropubs pile so much stuff on them that they have to stab a knife through them to keep them upright and you’d have to be able to unhinge your jaw to bite into some of these towering burgers.  Or the “Jucy Lucy” (aka Juicy Lucy) Read More

Rotisserie Roasted Red Wine & Herb Leg of Lamb

Roasted leg of lamb is a real show stopper for special occasions and festive meals.  Rotisserie roasting a leg of lamb over hot coals makes it even better because as the fat renders, it continuously bastes the roast.  Plus, it shows off your grilling flair! Buying A Leg of Lamb Buying lamb can be intimidating Read More

Hickory Smoked Turkey with Honey Bourbon Glaze

A well smoked, juicy turkey is a beautiful thing and can be the cornerstone of a memorable family meal.  There are a few tricks you can do to ensure that bird is always juicy. Cook by Temperature not Time  Cooking times and temps (e.g. cook for 5 hours at 275°F) are just estimates.  Your best bet for Read More

Smoked Pork Crown Roast with a Sage Pan Gravy

Anyone can smoke a bird (though, we highly recommend it and would love for you to try it), but how many times have you seen a stunning crown roast outside of childhood cartoons. This holiday classic is cut from the loin of the pork, the ribs, with the rib bones carefully frenched and cut to Read More

Grilled Pumpkin with Cinnamon Whiskey Glaze

As soon as the first fall nights turn crisp, it seems like everyone goes wild for pumpkin or anything flavored with pumpkin seasonings.  Here is a simple way to satisfy that craving on your grill.  Grilling pumpkin is quick and easy.  One of the major flavor pairings for pumpkin is cinnamon so I thought I’d Read More

Spicy Honey Maple Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham

Spiral sliced hams are one of the easiest things to smoke because all of the hard work has already been done for you.  The smokehouse has already trimmed, cured, and smoked the ham.  It’s fully cooked, all you are doing is reheating it and adding a special touch or two.  This recipe works with a Read More

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