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Basic Panna Cotta

This recipe is creamy, yet light and delicious; making it perfect for any occasion.

Creamy Polenta

This traditional Italian side dish, is made with cream, stock and butter and is very versatile.

Summer Pasta Salad

Add any type of vegetables to this pasta salad to make use of Summer's delicious harvest.

Baby Back Ribs with Bourbon BBQ Sauce

These pork ribs are rubbed with mustard and sugar and smoked to perfection.

Lamb Chops with Garlic and Herbs

These lamb chops are marinaded with garlic and herbs and grilled over direct heat.

Spare Ribs

Locally raised ribs, flavored with Big Green Egg's Kodiak River rub and cooked until tender.

Basic Pizza Dough

Pizza dough isn't as hard to make as you think. Once you learn to make your own dough, you will never go back!

Chicago Style Pizza Dough

This deep dish dough has cornmeal in it creating a crunchy but pillowy texture.

Curried Pork

This recipe is full of flavor and would pair perfectly with white rice and grilled naan.

Texas Brisket

This brisket is simply seasoned and smoked with hickory on the Big Green Egg.

Dizzy Salmon

Fresh salmon is smoked on the EGG until flaky and tender.

Grilled Watermelon and Mint Salad

Grilling watermelon caramelizes the sugars, adding flavor depth to this light and refreshing summer salad.

Big Green Egg Spring Rolls

These spring rolls can be filled with just about anything, just make sure to not overfill them!

Blueberry Watermelon Ginger Pops

Fruit pops are perfect for summer; they are easy to make and are very versatile!

Asian Spare Ribs

This rub has a high sugar content giving it a nice, thick bark on the ribs.

Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Slow roasting beef tenderloin gives it the perfect texture. You can also add wood chunks to this recipe if a smokey flavor is desired.

Creme Fraiche Mustard

This sauce is a great accompaniment with beef or on a charcuterie plate.


For a more traditional take on this recipe, bake it in a cast iron skillet. You can also bake individual corn bread muffins in muffin pans. Bake time will vary, depending on which method you use.

Cole Slaw

Add hot sauce or other spices, to vary this traditional take on cole slaw.

Chocolate Caramel Bars

These chocolate caramel bars are perfect for any party or gathering, they can be made ahead of time and can be cut into bite size pieces if desired.

Crab Cakes

These crab cakes are perfect as an appetizer or main course.

Bistro Sauce

This is a delicious sauce that can be used on just about anything!

Grilled Opah

This recipe calls for Opah, a steak fish, however any type of fish will work.

Basic Brine

Brining solution enhances the flavor of proteins, and can be varied with many different types of sugars and spices.

Ginger Snap Cookies

This recipe for these fall cookies includes instructions for both chewy or crisp textures.

Ham and Polenta Spoonbread

Spoonbread is a southern side dish that is made with cornmeal, or polenta, and is traditionally served warm.

Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian custard and can be made with several different types of milks and sugars, creating a very versatile dessert.

Horseradish Cream

This horseradish cream is great a great base for salad dressings or on steaks.

Blue Cheese Dressing

This recipe calls for Maytag blue cheese, others can be used, but Maytag has the most flavor.

Soy Chili Garlic Wings

Make these wings for any occasion, they are spicy and sweet!

Au Jus

Ideally this recipe is made after you have slow cooked a brisket. You make this sauce with the drippings from the meat. This recipe for Au Jus is made with red wine, and is a perfect use for any open bottles you may have.

Bacon Caramel Popcorn

Beware, this popcorn is extremely addictive!

Candy Bar Cookies

These bar cookies blend the flavors of nuts, caramel and chocolate, creating a mouthwatering cookie.

Fried Chicken Burger

This sweet and savory take on an unusual burger is sure to wow your guests!

Maple Hot Sauce

Use this sauce on just about anything! Its sweet, spicy and delicious.

French Dip Sandwiches

Several types of beef can be used for this recipe, just make sure you have the Au Jus to go with it!

Smoked Chicken Wings

These chicken wings have a dry rub and are smoked with pear wood.

Horseradish Sauce

This horseradish cream combines the tartness of lemon, the heat of horseradish and the tanginess of white wine vinegar.

Caramelized Pork Shoulder

Locally raised pork is rubbed with a sweet and savory rub and finished with plum wood.

Sesame Noodle Salad

This recipe combines soba noodles, cucumbers and kimchi, a pickled korean accouterment.

Maple Brisket Points

To achieve the best flavor, let this brisket sit with the rub overnight.

Maple BBQ Sauce

This recipe is for brisket, but you can use it on just about anything!

Grilled Sweet Potato and Scallion Salad

This unique take on sweet potatoes is sure to spice up any meal!

Pomegranate Granita

This recipe calls for using pomegranate juice, to make this delicious summer treat, but any type of fruit juice can be used.

Pickled Kale

Use this recipe for pickled kale to serve on a charcuterie plate at your next gathering.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Making your own salad dressing is very simple, and extremely easy to spice up with different herbs and spices!

Hanger Steak

Hanger steak is a very tender cut of meat, that is not served very often because there is only one of these per cow, therefore butchers typically keep it for themselves.

Smoked Beef Tenderloin

Smoking beef tenderloin makes it cook evenly, giving a consistent temperature all the way through.

Summer Style Farro

Farro is a grain, and in this recipe, it is creamy and rich, and packed with flavor.

Chocolate Beet Cake

Before you scroll past this recipe, give it a shot. Yes cooking with chocolate and beets create a perfect pairing, and if you don't tell them there are beets in this delicious cake, they will never know!

Smoked Shrimp Chowder

This hearty chowder makes the perfect meal for a cold winter night.

Dizzy Spare Ribs

These spare ribs are rubbed with Down and Dizzy rub and are smoked with cherry wood.

Kale Slaw

This kale slaw is full of crunch and flavor!

Smoked Italian Meatballs

Smoking these meatballs with grape wood, give them rich deep flavor.

Coconut Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is an Italian dessert, but this recipe is made with coconut milk, giving it a rich flavor and velvety texture.

Cornmeal Cookies

Adding cornmeal to these cookies, give them a nice crunch.

Marinaded Limes

This recipe is balanced with sweet and tartness and is perfect to top coconut panna cotta.

Smoked Salmon Salad

This recipe is full of citrus, mint and capers and is light and refreshing.

Roasted Black Bean Salad

This fresh salad is perfect on its own with chips or as a side dish.

Roasted Potatoes and Arugula

This recipe is made with potatoes, parmesan cheese, onions and arugula.

Whole Grain Mustard

Making your own mustard isn't as hard as you think!

Chex Mix

Make this recipe for your next gathering and you will be the hit of the party!

Duck Fat Olive Oil Cake

This recipe uses duck fat in place of blended oil, giving it a richer, deeper flavor.

Arugula and Pistachio Salad

The pepper flavor from the arugula combined with the sweetness from the maple syrup and balsamic vinegar, create a balanced, delicious salad.

Creamy Foie Gras Polenta

The foie gras in this recipe is rendered, giving the creamy polenta some texture.

Duck Breasts with Demi Glace

Rub these duck breasts with Whirly Bird, a rub made by Dizzy Pig, and your tastebuds will be in heaven.

Duck Confit

This recipe uses gizzards instead of whole duck and is flavorful and delicious!

Sauteed Spinach

This recipe combines spinach, garlic, onion and peppers to create a flavorful side dish.

Jamaican Chicken Drummies

These chicken drummies are tossed in Jamaican Firewalk; a rub made by Dizzy Pig. Any rub can be used, but this rub has the perfect balance of flavor and heat.

Sirloin Skewers

These steak skewers are easy and perfect for any cookout!

Marshmallow Fluff

Once you make this recipe you will never go back to that store bought stuff! It is SUPER easy and even more delicious.

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes don't have to be served with sugar and marshmallows! This recipe uses balsamic vinaigrette and scallions to liven up this typical side dish.

Short Rib Noodle Salad

This refreshing salad features kimchi, which is korean pickled cabbage, and is perfect for any summer day.

Asian Baked Beans

This unique twist on baked beans features cilantro, ginger and soy sauce.

Burger Baste

Use this burger baste for your burgers or as a marinade for vegetables.

Grilled Beans and Potatoes

These vegetables have vinegar, sugar and mustard and are finished with chives.

Challah Dough

Challah dough is made with egg yolks which gives it a richer flavor.

Mascarpone Icing

Use this mascarpone icing on just about anything!

Roasted Corn On the Cobb

This recipe combines corn on the cobb, cheese and butter.... what more could you want!?

Louie Sliders

These louie sliders are made with old bay seasoning and topped with all of the fixings.

Bagna Cauda Summer Squash

Spice up plain old vegetables with this recipe featuring anchovies, garlic and lemon

Snapper in Husks

Cooking fish in corn husks keeps the fish moist and juicy.

German Potato Salad

This recipe for german potato salad has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.

Bourbon Pork Belly

This bourbon pork belly recipe may take a few days, but it will be some of the best pork you have ever had.

Pulled Pork

Pulled pork is an easy cut of meat that is great for any gathering.

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

These aren't your ordinary shortcakes. These start with buttermilk and have chunks of chocolate in every bite.

Greek Chicken Salad

This salad is light and refreshing and is loaded with vegetables

Corn Shandong Style

This Japanese style of corn is a unique way to enjoy one of summers favorite vegetables.

Asian Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Tsunami Spin, a rub full of flavor with a touch of heat.

Rib Eye Steaks with Barbecue Sauce

This recipe features a from scratch barbecue sauce seasoned with garlic, onion and cumin.

Bacon and Herb Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes are tossed with Boursin, an herbed cheese, bacon and parsley.

Yogurt Panna Cotta

This panna cotta recipe features greek yogurt giving it a slightly tangy flavor.

Peanut Butter Bread Pudding

Top this bread pudding with jelly for a creative take on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Ham and Egg Sandwich

These simple yet delicious breakfast sandwiches are perfect for breakfast or dinner!

Grilled Endive with Orange Vinaigrette

Serve this light and refreshing salad with brunch.

Corned Beef Hash

This recipe features a Dizzy Pig rub called Red Eye Express, a coffee rub; making it perfect for breakfast.

Chorizo Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy like you've never had before...

Back Yard Biscuits

Pillowy, fluffy, from scratch biscuits can't be beat!

Citrus Salad

The citrus in this salad is the perfect compliment for seafood.

Corn Salad

This corn salad is simply seasoned with lime and honey.

Planked Cod

Planking on hickory can add a layer of flavor to this delicious fish.


Couscous is a type of grain, and is very versatile and delicious.


Caponata is a Sicilian dish, and is typically made with eggplant, olive oil and herbs.

Reeses Cookies

These cookies are a basic vanilla cookie with bite size reese cups baked into each one.

Asian Marinade For Tofu

A lot of people think tofu is bland, but if its prepared properly it can be quite delicious!

Pork Loin with Peach BBQ Sauce

This pork is topped with a sweet and vinegary bbq sauce.

Smoked Trout Chips

This appetizer tops potato chips with capers, trout and red onions.

Shrimp Cocktail

The key to great shrimp cocktail is freshly grated horseradish.

Vegetarian Chili

You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this chili! Its full of protein from the beans, full of flavor and is perfect for a cool fall night.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This cake is rich and decadent and is perfect for any occasion.

BBQ Tofu

Make sure to marinate the tofu for added flavor.

Kale and Potato Hash

Use this recipe for breakfast or as a side dish for dinner!

Polenta Spoon Bread

Spoon bread is a southern side dish that is creamy, cheesy and delicious.

Vegetable Lasagna

Use any type of vegetables desired for this flavorful lasagna.

Cumin Cous Cous

Cous cous is a type of grain and in this recipe is seasoned with cumin.

Hoisin Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are grilled over direct heat, then baked making them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Indian Style Short Ribs

These ribs are braised giving them a juicy texture.

Poached Apples

This is a delicious fall recipe that uses apples, cider and spices to warm your heart and soul.

St. Louis Ribs

These ribs are dry rubbed and smoked using cherry wood.

Big Green Egg Chili

This chili has bacon, ground beef and a touch of chocolate, giving it a deep delicious flavor.

Spiced Butter Cake

This cake features clarified butter, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.

Pork Chile Verde

This unique take on chili uses tomatillios, jalapenos and cilantro.

Fall Couscous Salad

This salad has a delicious balance of crisp grilled fruit, toasted nuts, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.

Winter Root Medley

Root vegetables can be delicious if prepared properly. They are hearty and great for roasting.

Tropical Fruit Bars

These fruit bars are filled with pineapple, mangoes and dates and are baked in a shortbread crust.

Herb Rubbed Ribeye

This versatile rub can be used on just about anything!

Grilled Bread

The secret to this recipe is dipping the bread in the olive oil rather than brushing it on. This creates a crispy and chewy texture.

Dizzy Strip Loin

This recipe features a Dizzy Pig rub called Cosmic Cow, which features black pepper, garlic and onion powder.


This is a spanish type of bread that works for any type of sandwich, but is particularly good for a cuban.

Cuban Red Beans and Rice

This recipe makes a great side dish, but can also be served as a main course if desired.

Spicy Remoulade Sauce

We use this sauce on just about anything!

Tomato Soup

This velvety soup is perfect for a cold winter night.

BGE Grilled Cheese

Use this simple recipe as a guideline for any type of grilled cheese sandwich. The toppings are endless!

Cuban Sandwich

This classic recipe uses smoked pork, ham and swiss cheese.

Banana Fluffernutters

Fluffernutter is a dessert sandwich that uses marshmallow fluff and peanut butter.

Crème Anglaise

Créme Anglaise is a dessert sauce that can be flavored with just about any spice or extract.

Kale and Grapefruit Salad

This winter salad is crisp and refreshing!

Noodle Kugel

Noodle Kugel is a pasta dish that is made with egg noodles, cheese and vegetables.

Winter Coleslaw

This coleslaw recipe uses cabbage, apple and fresh herbs.

Smoked Pork Loin

This pork loin is smoked with bourbon barrel chunks and features Dizzy Pig's Swamp Venom Rub.

Corned Beef Brisket

This recipe calls for a corned beef brisket, raw. This means that a brisket has been corned, or pickled, but not smoked. Should be able to find this at your neighborhood grocery store or market.

Chef JJ’s Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

Use this recipe to create a juicy and flavorful turkey for Thanksgiving!

Broccoli Salad

This broccoli salad features grilled broccoli, sunflower seeds, bacon and cranberries.

Carrot Souffle

This recipe calls for grilling the carrots and boiling them. Grilling them will give it a grilled flavor, and boiling them ensures a smoother texture.

Cranberry Sauce

This recipe features siracha, giving it a touch of spice!

Grilled Naan

An easy grilled bread that is sure to please.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Not sure if you want to make pumpkin pie or pecan pie? Make both in this simple recipe. You can also substitute sweet potatoes!

Thanksgiving Roulades

This recipe takes beef tenderloin or flank steak and fills it with squash and cheese.

Turkey Gravy

This recipe uses cornstarch instead of flour, making it gluten free.

Foie and Walnut Stuffing

Foie Gras gives this recipe a rich and deep flavor. If you do not like foie or it's not available to you, you can substitute any type of cured meat.

Dinner Rolls

These buttery rolls are perfect for just about any meal!

Sicilian Pizza Dough

This style of pizza is baked in a cookie sheet.

Crisp Topping

Use this crisp recipe as a topping for a dessert pizza.


This recipe calls for andes mints. Most supermarkets sell andes mint chips now and they can be found in the baking section next to the other baking chips.

Chili Garlic Shrimp

This recipe features chipotle chiles, garlic and lemon.

Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cherry Jam

This recipe was featured at our Fall 2013 Eggfest.

Eggfest Potatoes

These potatoes are roasted on the Egg and tossed with butter, garlic and parmesan.

Eggfest Salmon

Use any Dizzy Pig Rub for this versatile recipe.

Paprika Butter

Use this butter to baste fish or bread before cooking.

Dizzy Steak

This is a versatile recipe for simply grilled steak.

Grilled Herbed Duck with White Bbq Sauce

This was one of the favorites that was featured at our Fall 2013 Eggfest.

Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Dressing

This dressing combines the flavors of sweet pears, salty prosciutto and toasted hazelnuts, creating the perfect balance for your Thanksgiving side dish!

Back Yard Green Bean Casserole

This is a traditional favorite baked on the Big Green Egg!

Cranberry, Orange and Pumpkin Seed Compote

This recipe goes great alongside your Turkey!

Basic Buttercream Frosting

This versatile recipe can be flavored with several types of spices and extracts and works great on cookies and cakes.

Pumpkin Cookies

These cake like cookies are delicious on their own or work great with buttercream frosting.

Black Beans

These beans make a great side dish or can be added to a variety of dishes!

Chorizo Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole is perfect to make ahead of time when you have company in town. It's super easy and super delicious!

Smoking Goose Gravy

This recipe calls for ham, but any type of Smoking Goose meat can be substituted.

Huevos Rancheros

This recipe features Dizzy Pig's Red Eye Express; a rub with a hint of coffee!

Back Yard Coffee Cake

This coffee cake has a lot of ingredients, but it is one of the best coffee cakes you will ever have!

Buttermilk Cornbread

This fluffy cornbread recipe uses buttermilk instead of milk, giving it a unique and delicious flavor!

Braised Collard Greens

This southern favorite uses ham hocks to give the recipe added flavor and depth.

Braised Potatoes

These potatoes are slow cooked in stock with onions and finished with fresh herbs.

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Three words: Cheese stuffed meatloaf… you know you want some!

Shrimp and Grits

This hearty recipe is perfect for a cold winter night!

Sweet Potato Cheesecake

Yes, this is a cheesecake made with sweet potatoes... and it is divine!

Pineapple Butter

This is a simple butter that can be used with just about anything and put on just about everything

Bacon Deviled Eggs

These eggs feature jowl bacon from Smoking Goose.

Bearnaise Sauce

Bearnaise sauce is a french sauce made with butter, eggs and vinegar.

Cheesy Potato Casserole

This classic cheese potato casserole is given a little kick with sriracha hot sauce.

Dizzy Shrimp Cocktail

This appetizer is a classic for any event or gathering!

Duck Ham

This recipe is very time consuming, but the results are definitely worth it!

Salt Crusted Prime Rib Roast

This recipe uses an egg white mixture to create a bark on the meat, giving it flavor and retaining moisture while it cooks.

Classic White Bread

This bread is great for serving at the beginning of a meal with butter.

Beef and Vegetable Potpie with Cheddar Biscuits

This recipe is perfect for any snowy night!

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore translates to "hunters wife's chicken" because they usually use meats that cook all day. This recipe uses chicken thighs to speed up the process.

Crawfish Mac and Cheese

Twist up the traditional mac and cheese with this recipe using crawfish!

Caramel Brownies

These brownies do not use baking powder or soda, so it is important to whip the eggs with the sugar to fold air into the batter to ensure they rise.

Vegetable Couscous

Couscous, a type of pasta, is a great alternative to rice.

Classic Broccoli Salad

This recipe for a classic broccoli salad and is perfect for any event!

Chipotle Cinnamon Spare Ribs

This is a unique rub that is perfect for ribs!

Citrus Pudding Cakes

These little cakes are a fun recipe to do with kids!

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi is a type of spicy Korean cabbage and is perfect for this recipe.

Korean Barbequed Beef Short Ribs

Quick and easy recipe that you can throw together in the morning and cook on your EGG at night.

Sticky Balsamic Ribs

This recipe uses the fool proof 3-2-1 method: Smoke ribs for 3 hours, 2 hours wrapped in foil and glaze the ribs for the last hour.

House Salad

This is a recipe for a basic grilled salad, but it is tossed in one of our favorite all purpose dressings!

Raspberry Pear Dessert Pizza

This dessert pizza is fruity, tart and creamy and all baked on the EGG of course!


This recipe uses our basic pizza dough and fills it with local cured meats and cheeses.

Pesto Pizza

This pizza is topped with a basil and pistachio pesto and finished with sousa, cheese and giardinara.

Rich Yeast Bread

Use this dough for hamburger buns, hot dog buns or dinner rolls.

Whoopie Pies

These dessert sandwiches can be made the day of or ahead of time for easy party planning!

French Onion Dip

Serve this dip with your favorite chips for a delicious snack!

Asian Chicken Wings

These wings are smoked and then grilled, giving them tons of flavor.

Pickle Relish

Make this pickle relish for a delicious addition to your burgers and dogs!

Pimento Sliders

These sliders are topped with a from scratch pimento spread.

Grilled Oysters

These oysters are quickly grilled over direct heat and served with an herbed burre blanc.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs have just a kick of heat from fresh jalapeños.

Warm Potato Salad

This potato salad adds arugula for a fresh, peppery taste!

Scallops with Warm Tomato Sauce

These scallops are rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Mediterranean-ish rub and are grilled over direct flame.

Cherry Smoked Rack of Lamb

Lamb can be quite delicious! For a fresher, less gamey product, source your lamb from your local butcher.

Potato Gratin

These individual potato gratins are perfect for any occasion!

Citrus Herb Risotto

Risotto, an Italian type of rice, makes a great side dish.

Creamy Onion Soup

A perfect soup for a cold winter night!

Chocolate Verrine

This verrine, or layered dessert can be made ahead of time and is perfect for parties.

BBQ Shrimp and Grits

This hearty dish uses grilled shrimp tossed in bbq sauce served over cheesy grits.

Spinach Puff

This spinach dish is perfect for making in muffin tins and serving individually.

Lemon & Lavender Poundcake

This cake is light and flavorful and baked on the Egg of course!

Maple Glazed Vegetables

These vegetables are tossed with maple syrup and roasted on the Egg.

Raging River Salmon

This salmon is rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Raging River Rub and smoked with peach wood.

Shaking the Tree Tile Fish

This recipe calls for Tile fish, however any type of fish can be used.

Crawfish Etoufee

This hearty dish is a delicious southern favorite!


This classic Cajun favorite can be made with any of your favorite smoked meats.

Big Green Egg Potatoes

These potatoes are tossed in Dizzy Pig rub and roasted until golden and delicious.

Deep Fried Perch

This recipe calls for Lake Perch, however any type of fish can be used.

Ranch Pretzels

Serve these at your next party and you will have everyone asking for the recipe!

Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Grilling your cabbage adds flavor and also helps the flavors to come together a little quicker.

Sweet and Savory Peanut Butter Bacon Burgers

These sweet and savory burgers are perfect to spice up any cookout!

Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings

These wings are roasted, then grilled, giving them a crispy texture.

Chocolate Soufflé Brownies

These brownies are a cross between a cake and a fudge and are absolutely divine!

BBQ Cornish Hens

This recipe calls for cornish hens, however any type of poultry can be used.

Chicken and Biscuits

This delicious recipe can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Cheddar Roasted Cauliflower

This cheesy delicious side dish recipe can be used with any of your favorite veggies!

Grilled Duck Parmesan

This recipe features duck breasts grilled over direct flame, then topped with cheese and finished with a from scratch sauce.

Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

This dish is made with goat cheese and a touch of lemon, giving it a delicious twist on a classic.

Grilled Kale Slaw

This is a great alternative to regular creamy cole slaw.

Smoked Seafood Chowder

This velvety soup is perfect to warm your heart on a cold night!

Glazed Pork Chops

These pork chops are finished with an Asian style glaze.

Smoked Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies

Once you have one of these cookies, you will never go back to the traditional chocolate chip cookie!

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

These baby back ribs are smoked with mulberry wood and finished with a from scratch BBQ sauce.

Chinese Five Spice Beef Short Ribs

These ribs are rubbed with a chinese rub and finished with a ginger mop sauce.

Memphis Style Ribs

These ribs are rubbed with Dizzy Dust and smoked with pecan wood.

Thin Mint Macarons

These macarons are better than any thin mint cookie you have ever had!

Warm Brussles Sprouts Salad

This salad goes great with just about any main course!

Brussles Sprouts with Garlic and Peppers

This recipe for brussels sprouts is sure to please everyone!

Creamy Spinach

This is a great recipe for a classic dish.

Grilled Strip Steak

This steak is rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Bayouish, and is best when it is refrigerated overnight.

Smoked Ribeye

This ribeye is smoked with Cherry wood and seasoned with Dizzy Pig's Cosmic Cow.

Beef Brisket

This brisket recipe takes a few days to prepare but is worth the wait!

Creamy Coleslaw

This is an all time classic!

Myron Mixon

This recipe comes directly from the competition bbqer Myron Mixon.

Mango Panna Cotta

This panna cotta is so light and full of flavor!

Hickory Smoked Ribs

This recipe calls for baby back ribs and uses the 3-2-1 method when smoking.

Amazing Garlic Bread

This is the best garlic bread you will ever have!

Rhubarb, Apple and Beet Relish

This relish is great as an accouterment to a meat and cheese platter.

Artichoke and Olive Tapenade

This recipe is quick, easy and perfect on just about anything!

Banana Bars

These bars have a similar flavor to banana bread but have a delicious shortbread as the base.

Pecan Smoked Beef Tenderloin

In this recipe, the beef is cooked at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time, giving it a perfect medium throughout the entire tenderloin.

"Boursin" Cream

This recipe is a homemade version of the very popular boursin cheese.

Au Gratin Potatoes

This recipe is for the classic steak house cheesy potatoes.

Grilled Strip Loin

This strip loin is grilled over direct heat and seasoned with Cosmic Cow rub.

Mushroom Ragout

This recipe is a great as a side dish or to serve on top of a steak.

Papaya Profiteroles

These delicious "cream puffs" are filled with a papaya buttercream.

Corsican Cheesecake

This recipe is crustless, light and fluffy!


This cucumber dip is great on bread, veggies and much more!


Tabouleh is a Mediterranean salad that has many variations. Don't be afraid to put your own twist on this recipe.

Tunisian Fish Stew

This stew is served over couscous, however rice or other grains can be used.

Lamb Chops and Chickpea Purée

This dish is hearty and full of flavor.

Tortuga Rum Cake

This delicious cake is moist, fluffy and delicious.

Rice and Pigeon Peas

This recipe is a flavorful Caribbean rice dish and is perfect alongside just about any protein.

Caribbean Chickpea Sandwiches

These sandwiches use a from scratch dough that can either be grilled or fried.

Escoveitched Fish

This is a recipe for the Jamaican style "escabeche" or poached fish marinated in an acidic mixture.

Jamaican Jerk Pulled Pork

This pulled pork is rubbed in Jamaican Jerk rub and simmered in ginger beer.

Plantains with Garlic Dipping Sauce

These plantains are fried, then served with a delicious from scratch sauce

Short Rib Ragu

This ragu is cooked for a total of 4 hours, and is rich and hearty.

Marinated Thai Spareribs

These pork ribs are marinated overnight then glazed with the marinade while smoking.

Peanut Noodles

These noodles are tossed in a light and flavorful sauce and can be served chilled or room temperature.

Baby Back Ribs with BBQ Sauce

This recipe uses the 3-2-1 method; smoke for 3 hours, wrap in foil for 2 hours and rest for 1 hour.

Cherry Macarons

These macarons use pureed cherries, however any type of pureed fruit can be substituted.

Agave Chicken Thighs

This recipe calls for bone in chicken thighs, that are glazed with agave syrup.

Arroz a la Mexicana

This is a traditional recipe for Mexican rice.

Marinaded Lamb

This lamb has a Mexican style preparation and is grilled over direct heat.


This is a delicious cake that is topped with flan and baked.

Grilled Guacamole

This recipe for guacamole grills the avocados first, giving it a delicious charred flavor.

Mexican Beans

This is a traditional recipe for Mexican pinto beans.

Shrimp in Adobo

This shrimp is marinaded in an adobo style of sauce, then grilled over direct heat.

Grilled Vegetable Salad

This is a great way to get kids to try new veggies!

Spring Panzanella

This refreshing salad is great for spring vegetables!

Cherry Smoked Salmon

This salmon is smoked with cherry wood and seasoned with Dizzy Pig's Raising the Steaks rub.

Shaking the Tree Shrimp

This is a simple recipe for grilled shrimp and can be used for just about anything!

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

This is a cool and refreshing salad for summer!

Grilled Fruit Salad

This recipe is served alongside cornmeal cookies, but is great on it's own!

Apple and Carrot Slaw

This slaw has great texture, flavor and is perfect for any hot summer day!

Corn Pudding

This recipe can be made ahead of time if needed, but works best when served fresh off of the grill.

Cheddar Biscuits

These biscuits are mixed with cheddar cheese and herbs and are baked on the EGG!

Cherry Jam

This recipe calls for cherries, however any type of fruit can be used.

Chipotle Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles are of Mexican origin, and are typically fried tortilla chips topped with a spicy tomato sauce and cheese.


This is a recipe for a traditional bread that is light and airy inside and crispy outside.


This fritatta is filled with asparagus, ham and herbs.

Banana Bread with Whipped Butter

This classic banana bread is baked on the EGG and finished with a sweetened butter.

Classic Pizza Dough

This recipe is similar to our basic pizza dough recipe, except that it has sugar which will give you somewhat of a crispier crust.

Pastry Cream

This recipe can be used for any type of dessert filling or simply as pudding!

Summer Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This salad is light and creamy and is full of grilled vegetables.

Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks

This recipe is very easy and is great for kids!

Summer Chicken and Macaroni Salad

This is a Forth of July classic!

Root Beer Beans

Add root beer to your baked beans to change up a classic summer favorite!

Peach Crisp

This crisp is topped with gingersnaps and baked on the EGG.

Bratwurst Sandwiches

Use this recipe for your summer cookout!

Six Hour Pork Shoulder

This recipe is a quicker way to cook pork shoulder and uses jowl bacon fat for an even better pork flavor!

Back Yard Pound Cake

This is a classic recipe with a few variations, allowing you to create your own flavor!

Sour Mustard Sauce

This recipe is a great accompaniment to steaks.

Peanut Slaw

This slaw is very crunchy and full of flavor!

Mexican Style Corn

Once you have this corn, you will never want it prepared differently again!

Grilled Skirt Steak

This is a standard recipe for grilling skirt steak.

Pickled Pears and Apples

This recipe is a great accompaniment to just about anything!

Peach and Pear Pudding with Vanilla Wafers

This is a recipe for a light and fluffy pudding with grilled fruit and from scratch vanilla wafer cookies.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These sprouts are tossed with bacon fat, and roasted on the Big Green Egg.

Chilled Corn and Crab Soup

This soup is perfect for summer and can be made ahead of time.

Tomato and Grilled Avocado Salad

This light and refreshing salad can be served on its own or as a side dish.

Swordfish with Olive Relish

This fish is grilled over direct heat and finished with a olive and caper relish.

Broccoli Rice Au Gratin

This is a delicious dish that can be served for a weeknight dinner or a large event!

Grilled Potato Salad

This potato salad has a touch of poblano peppers giving it a little heat.

Rice Krispie Treats

This is a classic recipe for a child favorite!

Collard Greens and Bacon

These greens are braised with cider vinegar and finished with bacon.

Smoked Citrus Cake

In this gluten free recipe, the lemons and oranges are smoked first, giving the cake a unique and delicious flavor.

Vinegar Cole Slaw

Tired of the same old creamy cole slaw? Try this one that is vinegar based!

Chickpea Salad

This recipe is perfect for summer!

Classic White Cake

This recipe is a from scratch version for all of those recipes that call for a box of white cake mix!

Braised Short Ribs

This recipe is slow cooked, which creates a very tender and juicy texture.

Balsamic Marinated Spare Ribs

These ribs are marinaded overnight then smoked until tender.

Rum Flambe Sauce

This is a great sauce to serve with just about any dessert!

Spice Cake

A delicious, easy from scratch spice cake that's perfect for the fall!

Asian Salad

This light and refreshing salad is composed of cucumbers, celery and avocados.

Roasted Greek Potatoes

These potatoes are seasoned with lemon, pecorino romano cheese and herbs, which create a divine side dish!

Animal Style Sliders

This recipe pays an homage to the original In and Out Animal burger.

Lamb Burgers

These burgers are made with lamb and have a greek influence to them.

Dessert Burgers

These burgers will blow your mind! They are made with cinnamon rolls, pineapple, goat cheese and bacon.


This recipe is for a standard brioche dough which is typically made with a lot of butter and ends up being fluffy and light.

Tuna Burger

This is a great way to change up the mundane burger!

Hamburger or Slider Buns

This recipe is for a classic hamburger bun. They can be formed into smaller rolls to make slider rolls as well.

Neapolitan Style Pizza Dough

This is a recipe for a traditional Neapolitan style crust. A thinner dough and less toppings are best for this style of pizza.

New York Style Pizza Dough

This is a recipe for classic East coast pizza dough. It is a little thicker than Neapolitan style and thinner than Sicilian or Chicago pizza.

Tomato and Corn Salad

This is a refreshing salad for summer!

Cajun Wings

These chicken wings are rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Bayou-ish rub and grilled over direct heat. (*Serving size is based on 1 wing per person)

Banana Caramel Corn Pudding

This recipe is a great combination of sweet and salty.

Mexican Corn Salad

This salad is light and refreshing and can be made ahead of time.

Honey Chipotle Wings

These wings are the perfect balance of sweet and spicy!

Peril Pork

This is a recipe for a slow roasted Puerto Rican dish.

Grilled Hanger Steak

Hanger steak is a very tender cut of meat, that is not served very often because there is only one of these per cow, making this cut a chef's favorite.

Pickled Jicama Salad

This salad uses peppers, ginger and jicama, creating a fresh summer favorite.

Apple Cider Duck Breasts

This recipe was featured at our May 2014 Eggfest. All recipes are based on a sampling size portion.

Asian Marinaded Vegetables with Thai Peanut Sauce

This recipe was featured at our May 2014 Eggfest. All recipes are based on a sampling size portion.

Bananas Foster Pancakes

This recipe was featured at our May 2014 Eggfest. All recipes are based on a sampling size portion.


Gazpacho is traditionally a chilled tomato soup. This recipe is pureed and served with grilled avocados.

Squash and Candied Nut Salad

This is a great salad for fall or to use up the extra squash from the garden.

Cowboy Steak

In this recipe the steak is grilled directly on the charcoal, then rested for about 20 minutes. This gives it a very rustic flavor and is a cool trick to show your guests.

Summer Squash Pickles

This recipe is a great accompaniment for any meat and cheese plate.

Cloud Cake

This is called a cloud cake because when it bakes it puffs up like a pillowy cloud.

Asian Zing Wings

This recipe is modeled after the classic Asian Zing sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings.

Stuffed Burgers

This is a recipe for gooey, cheesy stuffed burgers.

French Bread

This recipe can be used as a baguette or as individual rolls. Baking times will vary depending on the size of the loaf.

Classic Potato Salad

This is a recipe for the old fashioned potato salad.


This recipe for chili uses Oktoberfest beer, giving it a delicious deep fall flavor.

PB&J Bars

This is a great recipe for tailgating or cookouts!

Swedish Meatballs

Our take on a swedish classic!

Duck Fat Sour Cream Cake

This recipe uses duck fat instead of butter, however if you do not want to use the duck fat, you can substitute butter in equal parts.

Spicy Beans and Greens

This recipe is hearty and makes a great side dish to just about anything!

Cabbage and Duck Salad

Even people who do not like duck or cabbage love this recipe! It has been a great hit.

Roasted Duck Confit

Confit means to cook in its own fat, which makes this recipe succulent and delicious!

Smoked Duck

This recipe is for smoked duck breasts

Roasted Duck

This recipe is for a whole duck that is roasted on the EGG.

Duck Jus

This recipe makes a magnificent gravy or jus to put on everything. If you can not find some of the ingredients at your local butcher try an international store.

Tomato Jam

This recipe is for a savory jam that can be used on toast, breads, as a dipping sauce and so much more!

Coddled Egg

Coddled eggs are lightly cooked or gently cooked eggs.

Braised Beans with Kale

This is a hearty vegetarian dish that is great for colder fall or winter nights.

Grilled Squash and Black Bean Chili

This vegetarian chili is delicious enough that even meat lovers enjoy it!

Vegetarian Lasagna

This recipe does have mushrooms and brussel sprouts, but has turned into a client favorite!

Spiced Pumpkin Cake

This recipe is great for family get togethers. It tastes like Fall in a cake!

Bacon Macaroni Salad

This recipe not only has bacon in it, but it also has avocados, which give it a creamier texture.

Cajun Spare Ribs

This recipe has a from scratch rub along with a basting rub.

Dizzy Ribs

This recipe uses baby back ribs and a Dizzy Pig Rub for seasoning.

Spiced Short Ribs

This recipe uses Chinese 5 spice which is a strong yet delicious flavor.

Spiced Pears

This recipe is great for any type of fall dessert or to go along with charcuterie.

Kimchi Salad

Kimchi is a fermented or sometimes pickled cabbage with several spices.


This is a classic recipe for a classic cookie, that is simply delicious. No other words needed!

Tuile Dough

This cookie batter can be baked and immediately shaped as desired. This recipe can be great for parties.

Fall Bavarian

This recipe is a light and fluffy cream dessert and many fall fruits can be substituted.

Smoked Pork Shoulder Chili

A nice hearty chili. Great for a cold winter's evening.

Asian Braised Pork Belly

A savory asian pork dish served over steamed white rice.

Shrimp Spring Rolls

A light and delicious appetizer that is not to filling. Served with a spicy peanut dipping sauce.

Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

An Asian twist on the classic chicken noodle soup.

Pickled Asian Vegetables

A nice tangy melange of vegetables to use as garnish for any dish.

Baked Egg Custard Bun

A delicious way to finish your asian dinner with this warm egg custard filled bun.

Grilled Beets and Cucumbers

A light and refreshing side.

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

A great accompaniment to rich proteins.

Herb Marinated Skirt Steak

The fresh herbs used in the marinade allows the natural flavor of the steak to stand out.

Banana Bread and Nutella

Classic banana bread finished with a warm nutella sauce and whipped cream.

Simple Endive Salad

This simple salad is a great complement to any meal.

Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Homemade hot dog buns taste way better than stale store bought buns.

Kentucky Hot Brown

A delicious opened faced turkey sandwich served with hot gravy.

Philippe's Original French Dip Sandwich

Slow roasted beef and au jus made from the pan drippings, served with a sriracha mustard.

Lobster and Crawfish Rolls

Our take on the New England lobster roll.

Cheddar Cheese Poofs

Our homemade rendition of cheese crackers.

Autumn Chopped Salad

A delightful and light salad with a tangy dressing.

Smoked Chicken Thighs

A savory chicken entrée that can be served with any side dish.

Brussels Sprouts with Sweet Chili Sauce

Roasted Brussels sprouts with an Asian twist.

Smoked Wild Boar Shoulder

This wild cousin of the domesticated pig is just as delicious.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Roasted sweet potatoes jazzed up with apples and maple sage butter.

Plum and Fig Crostata

A nice shortbread-like crust topped with plum and fig preserves.

Cheeseburger Calzone

All the flavors of a classic cheeseburger stuffed into a calzone.

Roasted Vegetables & Sausage Pizza

Use any seasonal vegetables and any kind of sausage for this versatile pizza.

Smoking Goose Cured Meats Pizza

This meaty pizza is topped with pickled chilies and served with a blue cheese pretzel bomb.

Blue Cheese Pretzel Bombs

These cheesy baked pretzel bombs can be filled with any type of cheese

Arugula Caesar Salad

A nice peppery twist to the classic Caesar salad.

Peanut Butter - Marshmallow Pizza

A s'mores-like pizza with some peanut butter added.

Parker House Rolls

These tasty rolls are great to use as slider buns as well as dinner rolls.

Honey Cinnamon Butter

A sweet and savory spread for your dinner rolls.

Cheddar Grits Casserole with Duck and Shrimp

A savory twist to the classic shrimp and grits.

Corn Bread Dressing with Sausage

A savory side dish with just enough spice.

Roasted Turkey

Gobble, gobble!!!

Mashed Sweet Potato Gratin

No marshmallows and pecans here!

Green Bean Casserole with Goat Cheese

A tangy twist to the classic green bean casserole.

Sweet Potato Casserole

A sweet and savory side dish to go with your turkey dinner.

Pumpkin Pecan Bar

A sweet and delicious end to your holiday meal.

Christmas Stollen

Move over fruit cake! You have competition!

Jowl Bacon and Caramelized Leek Quiche

A savory egg dish with a light crust.

Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins

These muffins capture the essence of doughnuts with their cakelike interior.

Chicken and Dumplings

A perfect comfort food for that cold winter's night.

Sugar Cream Pie with Strawberries

A lovely dessert to finish any meal

Hot Water Cornbread

Gluten free, made with cornmeal only.

Cheesy Smashed Potatoes

This recipe not only has Yukon potatoes, but also features Sunchokes (also known as Jerusalem artichokes); part of the sunflower family, known as a root vegetable and is prepared as such.

Pomegranate Glazed Ham

A new holiday tradition!

Roasted Lemon and Rosemary Lamb

A great holiday dish if you are wanting to serve something other than turkey or ham for your holiday meal.

Spinach Souffle

A great alternative to creamed spinach.

Roasted Ribeye with Shiitake Cream Sauce

The Shiitake Cream Sauce highlights the natural flavor of the ribeye.

Chocolate Cake

From scratch chocolate cake that is versatile with any filling or frosting

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad, made the Backyard way!

Pickled Peppers

This recipe can be used to pickle just about anything.

Cherry and Pomegranate Coulis

A versatile dessert sauce that can be made with any type of berries and fruit.

Roasted Green Beans with Bacon

A savory side dish.

Apricot Pistachio Squares

A sweet and savory dessert to finish any meal.

Lumpia Shanghai

These crispy, pork-filled spring rolls are a popular Filipino party food and they make a wonderful snack also.

Pancit Bihon

A Filipino style noodle dish using rice noodles.

Pork and Chicken Adobo

This pork and chicken dish is savory and tangy served over white rice.

Paella with Black Rice

A Filipino rendition of the Mexican style paella.

Bibingkang Galapong

A Christmas time rice cake that is usually eaten after mass and is enjoyed as a snack with hot coffee or hot chocolate.

Cinnamon Rolls

A challah dough is used for these cinnamon rolls which make them even richer in flavor!

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potato

Not only are these potatoes creamy but have a nice garlic flavor as well.

Pork and Black Bean Stew

This stew uses corn meal as a thickener which makes it great gluten friendly.

Smoked Meatloaf

Smoked I need to say more?!

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Cheesy goodness!!!

Chopped Greek Salad

A light salad that is full of flavor.

Deep Dish Pizza Dough

This dough is great if you like a chewy pizza crust.

BBQ Deep Dish Pizza

This crusty and chewy pizza is great for any party.

Pao de Queijo

This popover is made with tapioca starch and parmesan cheese.

Grilled Vegetables and Proscuitto Pizza

This pizza has a fig jam sauce and blue cheese that compliment the grilled vegetables and prosciutto.

Dessert Pizza Bombs

This dessert is versatile, that you can fill it with any kind of fruit or filling you like.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

You can make these eggs as spicy as you want by adding less or more of the Sriracha.

Muffaletta Sandwich

A popular sandwich originating among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Grasshopper Cupcakes

These delicious chocolate cupcakes are finished with a mint Swiss meringue frosting and crushed Andes mints.

Basil Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is bright in flavor from the basil pesto.

Game Time Meatballs

These meatballs can be made ahead of time so you can enjoy the game.

Sticky Onion Crunch Wings

A great addition if you plan on doing a wing bar for the big game.

Giardiniera Vegetables

You can use any vegetable for this recipe.

Sweet Chili Mustard Sauce

This sweet and tangy sauce goes great on just about anything!

Grilled Rib Lifter

The rib lifter is the cut of meat above and below the blade bone and is similar to flank steak.

Pickled Green Beans

These green beans can be served on their own as a side dish or they can be added to any side dish.

Roasted Broccoli

This broccoli is finished with a crunchy bread crumb topping.

Smoked Strip Loin

This combination of a smoked strip loin and basted in rendered beef fat is a mouth full of deliciousness!

Garlicky-Cheesy Hash Potatoes

The roasted garlic in this dish makes these potatoes incredibly savory.

Lemon Bars With Italian Meringue

A perfect light dessert after a heavy meal.

Molasses BBQ Sauce

A versatile BBQ sauce that can be used on anything from chicken to brisket.

Crack Crackers

So delicious, that you can not stop with just a handful.

Horseradish Parsnips

A great alternative to carrots and potatoes.

Braised Brisket

Definitely not your mom's pot roast!

Roasted Potato Salad

Roasting the Yukon Gold potatoes enhances the sweetness of the potatoes making this salad even more delicious.

Banana Bread with Brown Sugar Meringue

The bananas foster makes this dessert even more decadent and delicious.

Roasted Garlic Dipping Oil

This dipping oil can be used for bread, naan or in any of your recipes that call for garlic.

Grilled Octopus

If you are a fan of squid, you will love octopus!

Spaghetti All'Ubriaco

Translation, "drunken spaghetti", need I say more?

Herbed Ricotta Gnocchi

Gnocchi, which translates into dumpling, is traditionally made with potatoes and flour. This gnocchi is made with ricotta, flour and fresh herbs.

Smoked Sausage

Once the sausage is smoked, we finish them on a grill to give them a little char.

Backyard Marinara

A versatile sauce that can be served with any pasta dish.


Instead of espresso, we substituted Scarlet Lane's Dorian Coconut Stout, yum!

Brie Croutons

A delicious addition to your salad or soup!

Crawfish Risotto and Grilled Asparagus

Luxurious and delicious.

Slow Roasted Beef Tenderloin

This roasted beef tenderloin is served with a goat cheese and sundried tomato relish.

Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Baked first, then finished with butter, heavy cream and orange zest. Delicious!

White Chocolate Souffle

A perfect finish to any meal!

Crab Cakes with Horseradish Sriracha Mayo

The Sriracha mayo adds another depth of flavor to these classic crab cakes.

Blondie Brownies

A delicious alternative to chocolate.

Maple Raisin Couscous

The addition of white balsamic vinegar compliments the sweetness of the maple syrup and raisins in this couscous dish.

Smoked Opah

The fish is first cured before smoking which enhances the flavor.

Salt Baked Salmon with Tomato Vinaigrette

Encasing the salmon in a salt crust helps to keep the fish moist during the baking process.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

A light lemony treat for breakfast or for brunch.

Sweet Potato Biscuits with Jowl Bacon Gravy

Bacon, gravy and biscuits...need I say more?!

BLT French Toast

A savory take on the classic French toast.

Blueberry Coffee Cake with Sour Cream Glaze

This coffee cake has pops of fresh blueberries and is complimented with a sour cream glaze.

Grilled Shrimp Po Boys

Po'boys are Louisiana's version of a submarine sandwich. They're typically made with fried seafood, the Backyard version features shrimp that's marinated in Dizzy Pig's Swamp Venom and grilled on the EGG.

Backyard Jambalaya

A Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence made on the EGG.

Seafood Gumbo

Gumbo is the most beloved Louisiana food and for good reason. This Cajun soup has an extraordinary taste and aroma that will electrify your senses and make you warm and happy.

Bananas Foster Cake

A nice pound cake is used for the base of this flambeed delight.

BLTA Sandwich

The grilled avocado makes this BLT sandwich rich and creamy and the roasted Roma tomatoes add another depth of flavor.

Proscuitto and Cheese Calzone

A pizza folded into a half moon and filled with your choice of ingredients.

Focaccia Bread

This bread is so versatile that it can be used on your charcuterie platter or for your sandwiches.

Fruit Jam

This jam can be made with any fruit of your choice. Use the jam on toast or for desserts.

Spicy Herb Roasted Nuts

A tasty snack or appetizer.

Roasted Beet Red Velvet Cake

The addition of roasted red beets to this cake add a great flavor.

Chili con Carne

A hearty dish, that is sure to please for any get together.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread

Jalapeño cornbread is a classic that packs a little bit of a kick.

King David Hot Dog Melts

This hot dog is bursting with flavor, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and topped with coleslaw.

Old Bay Chicken Wings

A great dish to serve at your next party!

Wasabi Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs with a kick!

Backyard Mac and Cheese

Cheesy deliciousness!!

Blackened Catfish with Creole Sauce

A delicious representation of the south.

Backyard Pimento Cheese

A cheesy and delicious spread for your crackers, bread or crudité.

Apple Cider Braised Collard Greens

A delicious traditional southern side dish.

Carolina-Style Pulled Pork Shoulder

Using a cider baste, gives the pork a tangy deliciousness.

Backyard Fried Chicken

Yes, fried chicken on the Big Green Egg!

Crostata Shell

A versatile tart dough that can be used for dessert or savory dishes.

Malt Fudge Sauce

Made with Ovaltine, you get a delicious malt ball flavor.

Hokkaido Milk Toast

This Japanese style bread is made with a roux that helps keep it moist and soft.

Rye Bread

Scratch made rye bread you can make any time.

North Carolina Vinegar Sauce

A tangy sauce to serve with your pulled pork.

Pie Crust

A nice flaky crust for your desserts or savory dishes.

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

The brown butter makes these cookies very rich and delicious.

Smoked Salmon with Goat Cheese Polenta

A delicious and savory meal.

Backyard 'Nutter Butters

Two classic flavors together of peanut butter and bananas in a cookie with cream.

Grilled Cornish Hen with Mexican Corn

An excellent alternative to chicken.

Pheasant and Dumplings

A delicious alternative to using chicken.

Smoked Quail With Winter Vegetables

An elegant presentation, as each guest is served their own individual quail.

Char Siu Bau

A traditional Chinese bun baked on the EGG, using smoked pork tenderloin.

Roasted Parmesan and Garlic Edamame

Roasted soy beans, that are great for snacking on.

Black Bean Garlic Sauce Steamed Mussels with a Steamed Bun

A spicy and savory seafood dish, served with a Chinese steamed bun to soak up the delicious broth.

Korean BBQ with Chinese Broccoli

Korean marinated beef short ribs grilled on the Big Green EGG served with stir-fried Chinese Broccoli

Sesame Balls

These glutinous rice balls are filled with sweetened red bean paste and deep fried on the Big Green Egg.

Backyard Sausage Flight

A sampling of smoked sausage from Smoking Goose.

Horseradish Mustard Sauce

A deliciously spicy mustard sauce to compliment any dish.

Smoked Suckling Pig

A whole suckling pig smoked on the Big Green EGG!

Goat Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

The goat cheese gives this mac and cheese dish a delicious tang!

Smoked Scallops

These scallops are smoked with alder wood.

Kale Braised in Chile Broth

Slow braised kale served with a spicy pot liquor.

Buttermilk Dijon Potato Salad

The buttermilk and Dijon mustard make this roasted potato salad tangy and creamy.

Asian Slaw

An awesome salad with a tangy Asian dressing.

White Chocolate Mousse

A creamy and light dessert served with vanilla whipped cream and a scratch made biscotti.

Shrimp Toast

An Asian style crostini; a shrimp paste made with fresh shrimp, ginger and garlic is spread onto scratch ciabatta bread, baked until crisp and served with scratch sweet chile sauce.

Crab Spaghetti with Lemon Gremolata

A delicious seafood pasta dish to satisfy any craving.

Fish en Papillote

Seasonal fish and seasonal vegetables cooked in parchment paper.

Smoked Chorizo Stuffed Sole

Spanish chorizo and rice are used as filling for sole fillets and smoked on the EGG.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Grapefruit Dressing

A tangy grapefruit dressing adds another dimension of flavor to these roasted Brussels sprouts.

Roasted Banana Chantilly with Popcorn and Caramel

A delicious combination of sweet and salty!

Arugula Pesto

This pesto can be used as a spread on any sandwich or as a dipping sauce to your charcuterie and crudité platters.

Backyard Salad

A quick and easy salad that features seasonal fruits.

Sausage Gravy and Eggs

This sausage gravy is served with a 5 minute and 10 second egg.

Chewy Chocolate Chip and Butterscotch Cookies

A rich and chocolaty cookie!

Half Sour Pickles

A delicious accoutrement for any sandwich, charcuterie or crudité platter.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Cake

Fresh blueberries add a pop of freshness to this creamy cake.

Braised Fingerling Potatoes

The fingerling potatoes are first grilled, then finished by braising in heavy cream, chicken stock, fresh herbs and Smoking Goose salami.

Montreal Smoked Corned Beef Brisket

Backyard's version of Montreal smoked meat.

Mustard Slaw

Dijon mustard is added to the traditional coleslaw dressing to add a nice tang.

Braised Pork Brisket

The next best thing to pulled pork!

Mediterranean Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpeas are seasoned with thyme, cumin, marjoram, oregano and roasted sesame seeds, then roasted until golden brown.

Ginger Miso Soup with Roasted Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

A savory and hearty vegetarian soup.

Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas

A versatile recipe that any type of beans can be used.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

A "meaty" patty topped with baked sweet potato fries on a scratch made challah bun.

Curry Ketchup

Not your boring old ketchup!

Citrus Poppy Seed Cake

A refreshing cake topped with a Grand Marnier glaze.

Pickled Vegetables (Giardiniera)

Use this recipe to pickle those extra vegetables from your garden this Spring.

Thai Cucumber Salad

A refreshing and light salad, perfect for spring and summer.

Charro Beans

Refried beans are made with mashed pintos; for charro—a Tex-Mex take on pork and beans—the beans are served whole in a spicy broth.

Lime Squares

This dessert is tangy and sweet, paired with a pistachio graham-cracker crust and a lime whipped cream.

Grilled Lamb Sirloin

Grilled lamb served with a tangy feta salsa.

Greek Potato Salad

These roasted potatoes are creamy and tangy.


Traditional hummus that can be served with crackers, naan or crudité.


A favorite Greek street food and snack, mpougatsa is traditionally made with very large handmade phyllo sheets that are folded over multiple times before being folded over the filling.


Pastitio sometimes spelled pastitsio or pastichio, is a Greek and Mediterranean baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce in its best-known form.

Pita Bread

A soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour. It is used in many Mediterranean, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisines and resembles other slightly leavened flatbreads such as Iranian nan-e barbari, South Asian flatbreads and Central Asian naan, and pizza crust.

Swordfish Souvlaki

A Greek dish consisting of pieces of seasoned meat roasted on skewers. We used fresh swordfish in this recipe.

Asian Chicken Thighs

Grilled chicken thighs, finished with a hoisin sauce and accompanied with scratch pickles. Recipe by Brian Kavicky.

Bake and Tuna

Bake and Shark (we used tuna) is a classic street food dish that is sold at a multitude of food stalls and cookshops all over Trinidad and Tobago. It consists of a fried flatbread ("bake") filled with fried pieces of shark meat and various other ingredients and sauces.

Buttermilk Avocado Dressing

The avocado adds a nice creaminess to this dressing.

Caribbean Jerk Chicken Wings

Scotch bonnets used in the marinade, give these wings a spicy kick!

Pernil with Pique Criollo

Assertively seasoned with garlic, oregano, pepper, and enough salt to form a crust, pernil—a Puerto Rican mainstay—lingers in the slow cooker for 18 hours until browned and fork-tender. It's served with vinegar-based pique criollo, a hot sauce made with peppers, garlic, pineapple and herbs.

Caribbean Bakewell

A healthy helping of citrus zest, apricot-lime marmalade, and a dash of white rum make up the tropical trifecta of flavors in this easy, breezy tart.

Sriracha Baked Beans

Traditional baked beans are given a kick with some Sriracha!

Glazed Spare Ribs

These spare ribs are first cooked with just salt. They are finished with a balsamic glaze that is mopped on until they are nice and gooey.

Creme Fraiche Asparagus

The asparagus are first grilled and then tossed in crème fraiche to make a nice creamy dish.

Ginger Lemon Bars

A light and tangy dessert to serve after a heavy meal.

Sweet and Smoky Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are rubbed in a copious amount of brown sugar and paprika.

Texas Style Beef Short Ribs

When it comes to Texas barbecue, a beef rub need go no further than salt and pepper.

Arroz con Leche

The Spanish version of rice pudding, made with cinnamon, sugar, vanilla, butter, milk and sweetened condensed milk.

Black Bean Huaraches

The name "Huarache" is derived from the shape of the masa, similar to the popular sandals of the same name. It consists of an oblong, fried masa base, with a variety of toppings including green or red salsa, onions, potato, cilantro and any manner of protein such as ground beef or tongue, and then finished with queso fresco cheese. This dish is most popular in its hometown, Mexico City.

Shrimp Tortas

In Mexico a torta is a kind of sandwich,[4] served on an oblong 15 cm firm, crusty white sandwich roll. Depending on the region, this is called a bolillo, telera, birote, or pan francés.Tortas can be eaten cold or hot, grilled, or toasted in a press in the same manner as a cuban sandwich or panini.

Churro Cookies

Churros are usually made of a batter which is piped into extremely hot oil. Once the churro is fried it is traditionally rolled in hot cinnamon sugar. Backyard's version is filled with cream cheese and baked on the EGG.

Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa

All the ingredients are roasted on the EGG.

Roasted Salsa Verde

The poblanos, chiles and tomatillos are directly grilled on the EGG.

Tacos Al Pastor

Tacos Al Pastor is a Mexican dish featuring a pork and pineapple mixutre. By marinating the pork with pineapple, the protein in the pork breaks down resulting in very tender meat. These tacos are genererally served on soft tortillas and include cilantro, onions, lime juice, pineapple, and salsa.

Beer Brats and Kraut

This technique will work with any brat or fresh ground sausage in casing.

Blackberry Thyme Crisp

A light and refreshing dessert. Recipe by Michael Richardson.

Breakfast Pizza

Sausage gravy is the used as the "sauce" for this delicious pizza.

Cheesy Vegetable Hash

A great dish to serve at brunch.

Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis sometimes in Anglophone countries spelled clafouti, is a baked French dessert of fruit, traditionally black cherries, arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter. The clafoutis is dusted with powdered sugar and served lukewarm, sometimes with cream.

Chicken Sandwich

This recipe uses chicken breasts that are brined and then rubbed. Recipe by Jason Pyles.

Coconut Cauliflower

Cauliflower is first marinated in coconut milk and then grilled. Recipe by Tim Rinehart.

Eggfest Cajun Wings

Smoky and delicious!

Derby Pie

The pie is a chocolate and walnut tart in a pie shell usually with a pastry dough crust. It is also commonly made with pecans, chocolate chips, and Kentucky bourbon. Popular additions are butterscotch, caramel, and other types of nuts. Recipe by Michael Tipton

Dizzy Pork Tenderloin

Use your choice of Dizzy Pig Rub to rub the pork tenderloin. Recipe by Gary Southard

Doritos Migas with Pepper Jack, Tomatoes, and Jalapeño

Migas is a traditional dish in Spanish cuisine. Originally a breakfast dish that made use of leftover bread or tortas, today migas is a fashionable first course served for lunch and dinner in restaurants in Spain.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Rich chocolate and caramel brownies.

Eggfest Ceviche Tostadas

Use any type of fresh seafood for this dish.

Garlic and Herb Stuffed Peppers

Garlic and cheesy deliciousness!!! Recipe by Team Croaning

Grilled Garlic and Basil Pork Tenderloin

This grilled pork tenderloin is accompanied with a roasted corn coulis. Recipe by Dustin Feliciana

Grilled Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers

A quick and easy side dish.

Grilled Lamb Kofte

A spiced-lamb meatball-on-a-skewer, it is a staple of the Turkish grill, found on street carts all over Istanbul, and found in every single Turkish restaurant in the United States. Recipe by Greg Toombs

Sweet Italian Marinaded Mushrooms

These mushrooms are marinaded with Italian seasonings and grilled on the Big Green Egg.

Smoked Bologna

This is a fun take on a childhood favorite.

Steak with Tulip Tree Cheese

This steak is simply seasoned with salt and pepper and finished with Tulip Tree Creamery Cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This pizza is a great addition to any pizza night!

Bacon Wrapped Fatty

Thes start with cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapeños and are then wrapped with sausage and bacon.

Pig Shots

This recipe features slices of sausage, topped with a spicy cream cheese filling and wrapped in bacon!

Spicy Stir Fried Chicken

Use a traditional wok over the flame for this stir fried recipe.

Banana Bread

Classic banana bread baked on the Egg.


Bananaroni's are pepperoni and mozzarella stuffed banana peppers.

Monkey Bread

This is a kid favorite!

Yogurt Marinated Lamb

Lamb chops are marinated in yogurt, onion, saffron and black pepper.

Kitchen Sink Casserole

This breakfast casserole has everything but the kitchen sink!

Doritos Migas

Migas is a traditional dish in Spanish cuisine. This is a tex mex version of this breakfast favorite.

Skirt Steak with Mustard Sauce

Simply seasoned skirt steak with a white wine mustard sauce.

Korean Short Rib Nachos

This asian style of nachos is great for any occasion!

Citrus Olive Oil Cakes

These cakes are made with olive oil and are completely vegan!

Grilled Tuna Pastrami

Think pastrami, but better....

Sausage Pizza

Classic sausage pizza grilled on the Big Green Egg.

Prosciutto Wrapped Halibut

The crisp prosciutto adds a nice texture to the flaky halibut filet.

Seared Tuna With Bursted Tomatoes and Basil

Albacore tuna seasoned with just salt and pepper served with grilled cherry tomatoes.

Chef JJ's Shrimp Boil

A traditional shrimp boil cooked on the Big Green Egg.

Strawberry Shortcake

These shortcakes are made with equal parts of flour and almond meal, giving them a delicious flavor!

Seafood Flight

North Atlantic Salmon smoked with three different types of wood and served with house pickles and our white bbq sauce.

Smoked Pork Shoulder

An apple juice brine is used to add more flavor to this smoked pork shoulder.

Cheesy Corn Casserole

Cheese, bacon and corn... need we say more?

Vietnamese Marinated Smoked Beef Brisket

The fish sauce and tamarind paste used in the marinade make for a unique and delicious flavor.

Cucumber and Lychee Salad

A delicious and refreshing summer salad.

Spicy Potatoes, Seasonal Greens and Shallots Hash

A medley of potatoes, seasonal greens and shallots served with grilled steak and a five minute and ten second egg.

Meat Pizza

You can use any kind of smoked and cured meats on this pizza.

Backyard Breadsticks

Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.

Mozzarella Stuffed Breadsticks

Cheesy deliciousness!!!

Mushroom, Trillium Cheese and Quail Eggs Pizza

Grilled assorted mushrooms, creamy trillium cheese, scrambled quail eggs...absolutely delicious.

Nutella and Pretzel Pizza

A delicious balance of sweet and salty.

Pepperoni and Pepperoncini Pizza

This pizza uses the Neapolitan pizza dough and is cooked on the plate setter for a crispy crust.

Smoked Chicken Deep Dish Pizza

This is crust is thick, chewy and delicious!

Back Yard Creamy Bbq

This is a fun take on a classic. It can be used on everything from fries to ribs!

Al Pastor Wings with Grilled Romaine and Baby Tomato Salad

These wings are sweet and spicy and make the perfect snack or meal!

Insanity Burger

This over the top burger is sure to satisfy!

Summer Fool

A fool is typically a dessert with fruit, sugar, and whipped heavy cream or custard. This recipe features blueberries, lemon curd and our Back Yard Pound Cake.

Whiskey Wieners

This is a staff favorite and works well as an appetizer!

Smoked NY Strip with Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad

The NY Strip is smoked low and slow and is paired with a light and refreshing couscous salad.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Broccoli

This recipe features Honey Hog Hot Meat Church rub. The rub gives it a slightly sweet and spicy flavor and is served with a delicious glazed broccoli.

Buttercup Squash Cake With Brown Sugar Cream

Use any seasonal squash for this recipe and grill them directly on your EGG. The squash makes this cake moist and delicious.

Cheese Muffin

These savory muffins make a great appetizer or snack.

Proscuitto Wrapped Scallops with Tomato and Pickled Onions

These wrapped scallops are grilled directly on the EGG and served with a fresh tomato and onion salad.

Shrimp Sliders with Roasted Garlic Aioli

This little slider is full of big flavors.

Apricot Smoked Salmon with Grilled Baby Bok Choy

The salmon is brined before smoking on the EGG.

Rock Shrimp and Tomato Salad

A light and tasty summer salad.

Grilled Hangar Steak with Grilled Mushrooms

A tasty and fulfilling meal.

Surf and Turf with Grilled Peas

Your traditional surf and turf cooked on the Big Green Egg.

Beef Short Ribs with Potatoes Gratin

These beef short ribs are mopped with a Lexington sauce for added flavor.

Smoked Pork Loin with Grilled Eggplant and Green Beans

Pork loin, a great alternative to chicken and beef.

Fresh Corn Soufflé

This is a perfect way to use the abundance of summer corn!

Korean Steak with Grilled Veggies

This recipe has a quick pickle featuring the unique ingredient coca-cola!

Cajun Spiced Barbecue Ribs

These ribs use a spiced liquid that can be used to braise or baste the ribs with as they cook.

Hoisin Barbecue Sauce

This is a unique twist on the standard bbq sauce and is a perfect accompaniment to just about anything!

Key Lime "Pie"

This recipe is an unassembled version of a key lime pie, which makes the serving possibilities endless!

Korean Short Ribs

This is a great recipe to try for your first time cooking ribs. They are super easy and are sure to please!

French Bread Pizza

A true fan favorite!

Back Yard Mac and Cheese

Cheesy deliciousness!

Honey Chipotle Chicken Wings

These chicken wings are tossed in a honey chipotle sauce and served with an avocado crema to tame the heat!

Braised Pork Shoulder

This pork shoulder is braised in a seasoned liquid which makes it juicy and tender.

Strawberry Tart

This tart has a cookie crust and is layered with strawberries, cream cheese and a crumble topping.

Ancho Chile Rubbed NY Strip with Chipotle Salsa

When making this recipe be sure to let the rub sit on the steaks for 2 hours. This will not only help season the meat but it will tenderize it as well.

Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

This recipe uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is a staff favorite!

Collard Greens with Bacon

This is a great fall or winter recipe that is sure to please a crowd!

Grilled Skirt Steak with Olive and Herb Sauce

The olives in this recipe are a great accompaniment with skirt steak.

Sticky Toffee Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon, Japan's national fruit, make for a delicious dish!

Chef JJ's Chili

The age old question: Chili with or without noodles?! This is a midwestern recipe featuring spaghetti to accompany your chili.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Peanut Shake

These ribs are rubbed, marinated with asian flavors and topped with a spicy peanut mixture.

Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread

This is a perfect appetizer for all of your game time events!

Seasoned Grilled Fries

This is a recipe for classic grilled fries to go along with any side dish!

Smore Bars

Want the flavor of a smore but don’t have a campfire? No problem, this is a recipe for classic smores in an easy to eat bar!

Cauliflower Gratin

This recipe uses cauliflower instead of potatoes and is a staff favorite!

Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Ginger-Miso Dressing

These cabbages are grilled until tender and tossed with an Asian dressing.


Pavlova is a fancy name for a meringue. Bake these low and slow for a crisp texture!

Roasted Pear Salad with Endive, Blue Cheese, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

This is a refreshing hearty greens salad that is sure to please!

Grilled Duck

This recipe is for grilled duck breasts.

Carolina BBQ Sauce

This is a mustard based bbq sauce and is great on pulled pork or ribs!

Grilled Potato and Bacon Salad

This recipe combines potatoes, onions, bacon and blue cheese making it perfect alongside any bbq dish!

Apricot Glazed Ribs

This recipe is sweet and smoky. It is finished with a from scratch bbq sauce and rub.

Stout Short Ribs

These ribs are braised in stout beer making them super tender and delicious!

Berry Bar

This bar is swirled with cream cheese, vanilla, lemon and fresh berries.

Chorizo Chili

This chili is a blend of chipotles, chorizo, black beans and lime.

Squash Gratin

This is a classic recipe for gratin with a unique twist. It uses butternut squash and blue cheese instead of the traditional ingredients.

Ember Potatoes

This is a unique cooking method that has you cook the potatoes directly on the coals.

Marinated Skirt Steak

In this recipe, the steak is marinated with soy sauce, balsamic and maple syrup.

Smoked NY Strip

This steak was rubbed with Dizzy Pig IPA seasoning and smoked with merlot bourbon wood.

Banh Mi

This sandwich recipe features fresh fish, pickles and a garlic aioli.

Traditional Baked Beans

This is a recipe for classic baked beans.

Smoked Ono

In this recipe, ono is smoked with alder wood.

Simply Smoked Chicken Wings

These wings are seasoned with salt and pepper and are smoked with three types of wood so you can tell the difference between all three.

Broccoli Pesto

This pesto is great in place of marinara sauce on a pizza!

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

This is a hearty winter salad that is tossed in a lemon mustard dressing.

Cheese Straws

These cheese straws make the perfect appetizer!

Thai Strombolis

These are a fun twist on the classic stromboli recipe!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This is a traditional recipe on a classic favorite.

Butterflied Turkey with Fennel, Sausage, and Ricotta Stuffing

This turkey is butterflied so it takes less time to cook than a standard slow cooked turkey.

Chorizo Stuffing

This stuffing features the spanish sausage, chorizo, giving it a unique flavor on this holiday favorite!

Lemon Dijon Green Beans

This is a much lighter version of green beans for your holiday festivities!

Pecan Pie Bars

These bars are perfect the perfect size to take to your next Thanksgiving cocktail party!

Turkey Breast Roulade

For a fun twist on the classic turkey for Thanksgiving, try this roulade!

Egg Inside Bacon and Cheese Muffin

These muffins have a soft boiled egg inside of them!


Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients and is typically griddled or grilled.

Persimmon Bread

Persimmon is a midwest native fruit that is highly under used due to its astringent flavor when the fruit is not ripe. When it is ripe, it is a very sweet. This bread is used with the fruit and is tender and delicious!

Pork Belly and Rice Grits

This recipe uses rice to make the grits giving it a unique twist on a southern classic.

Beef Short Ribs Adobo

This is a classic Philippine dish that is stewed in vinegar and soy sauce with garlic and spices.

Clam Chowder

This is a great recipe for a traditional New England style clam chowder.

Classic Rice Pilaf

This is a simple recipe for rice. Many other spices can be added to it to season it as desired

Easiest Mac and Cheese

This simple recipe for mac and cheese uses cheddar and hot sauce.

Hot Chicken

Brine this chicken for 24 hours and fry until crisp and juicy!

Popeye Style Buttermilk Biscuits

This recipe calls for club soda, which will lighten the texture of the biscuits.

Southern Caramel Cake

Sour cream in this cake recipe keeps the cake nice and moist while giving it a tangy balance to the caramel frosting!

Cheddar Gougères

Gougéres are a puff of choux pastry flavored with cheese and are often stuffed with a savory filling.

Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding

This sticky toffee banana recipe will be the crowd favorite at your next gathering!

BBQ Sauce

This is a classic bbq sauce that is a great base to add your own flavors!

Deviled Eggs with Shrimp, Jalapeno and Radish

This recipe uses shrimp for a fun twist on the classic deviled egg.

Modern Macaroni Salad

This recipe uses pimento peppers and bread and butter pickles, creating a creamy and vinegary side dish.

Orange Olive Oil Cake with Candied Walnuts

This is a super moist citrus cake that is dairy free!

Pineapple and Molasses Spare Ribs

These spare ribs are basted with a marinade, giving them a flavorful bark.

Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

These ribs are flavorful and sure to please!


This is a recipe for a classic beef stew made with beer and bacon.

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore is an Italian dish that is typically prepared in a spicy tomato sauce with mushrooms and herbs.

Fried Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet potato fries are tossed with cornstarch just before frying, which gives them a nice crisp exterior.

Shrimp Bisque

This is a great recipe for shrimp bisque, however any type of shellfish can be substituted.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cupcakes

The sour cream in this recipe makes the cupcakes very tender and moist.

Roasted Shallot and Tarragon Pesto

This is a very versatile pesto that is great on pizzas, poultry or as a dipping sauce!

Simple San Marzano Pizza Sauce

This is a simple marinara sauce using the famous San Marzano tomatoes.

Asian Pork Meatballs

These meatballs are glazed with a hoisin sauce and are great for any occasion.

Blue Cheese Bechamel Macaroni and Cheese

This is a unique twist on the classic favorite.

Mini BLT

These cute sandwiches are great for any gathering.

Purple Potato Salad

This is a traditional recipe for an all time favorite.

Triple Chocolate Stout Beer Brownies

This recipe features beer giving it a fun adult take on a classic brownie.

Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Cauliflower

This beef is smoked with mulberry wood and served with a baby kale and cauliflower salad.

Meyer Lemon Risotto with Basil

The end result of this risotto is light, creamy and rich!

Milk Crumbs

This is a take on the famous Milk Bar Milk Crumb recipe and is a great garnish to almost any dessert!

Olive Oil Cake

When making this cake, be sure to use high quality olive oil for the best flavor.

Parmesan Pull Apart Rolls

These rolls have a large amount of parmesan cheese in them, making them savory and delicious!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Mozzarella and Basil

This is a great twist on grilling shrimp! It is stuffed with mozzarella, basil and wrapped with prosciutto.

Red Pepper Tomato Soup

This soup starts off by roasting the peppers first which helps remove the skin. Doing this helps create a velvety texture!

Beer Braised Brisket

This is a braised version of brisket that is served with a flavorful gravy.

Roasted Sesame Winter Slaw

This is a light and refreshing slaw that is even a great dish on its own!

Thousand Island Dressing

Making your own thousand island is extremely simple and makes it taste a thousand times better!

Carrot and Onion Pickles

This recipe calls for carrots and onions, however any vegetable can be used.

Grilled Paella

Be sure to not stir the rice when making paella to ensure the delicious crust forms!

Almond Cream Cake

This recipe is light and fluffy, similar in texture to angel food cake.

Grilled Tuna with Salsa

This tuna is rubbed with coriander and served with a creamy salsa!

Orange Pepper Salsa

This salsa has the addition of mint and oranges which will brighten up any dish!

Scallop Burgers

These are light, refreshing and unique take on the traditional burger.

BBQ Shrimp

These head on shrimp are cooked in the sauce so that they can absorb as much sauce as possible. It is served with ciabatta to soak up all of the flavorful sauce.


These beignets are served with a vanilla creme anglaise.

Cajun Seasoning

This is a simple recipe for cajun seasoning that can be used to flavor proteins, vegetables or soups.

Catfish Po'boy

This po’boy is light, crisp and refreshing!

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

This is a classic recipe for gumbo!

Creole Seasoning

This is a simple recipe for creole seasoning that can be used to flavor proteins, vegetables or soups.

Lemon-Mustard Remoulade

This remoulade works well with seafood.

Sweet Pickles

This is a great substitute for bread and butter pickles and works well on anything!

Brussels Sprout Salad

These brussel spouts are roasted and tossed with a blue cheese dressing.

Beef and Lamb Burger

These burgers are served with a cornichon caper sauce.

Cajun Chicken Wings

This recipe for chicken wings adds baking powder to the rub to help crisp and brown up the skins.

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

These cupcakes are made with beer, whiskey and baileys!

Pickled Eggs

Pickling these eggs in beets gives them a beautiful purple color that is great for presentation.

Pork Tacos

This pork has a wet rub that marinates overnight.

All Purpose Spice Rub

This rub is especially great for poultry.

Braised Radishes

These radishes are cooked in bacon fat, giving them a crisp bottom and a fantastic flavor!

Brie and Spinach Farrotto

This recipe uses the method of cooking risotto, but uses faro instead.

Citrus Vanilla Curd

This curd is a great accompaniment for any breakfast pastry or dessert.

Duck Fat Biscuits

This is a classic recipe for biscuits with the twist of using duck fat!

Spicy Tomato Jam

Tomato jam works well on sandwiches, with charcuterie or even a spoon!

Korean Miso and Honey Glazed Fish

Steak fish works well for this recipe, because the fish is brushed with a glaze and smoked until flaky.

New York Strip with Herbed Caper Sauce

This NY Strip is smoked whole and served with a herbed caper sauce.

Grilled Broccoli

This is a straight forward recipe that can be used for most types of vegetables.

Smoked Chocolate Oatmeal Cake

Smoking the water in this recipe, gives a subtle hit of smokiness without overpowering the cake.

Smoked Guacamole

In this recipe, the avocados are smoked slightly before making a traditional guacamole.

Kimchi Fried Rice

This recipe calls for rice to be cooked and refrigerated overnight. This creates a sticky rice which helps adhere the other ingredients.

Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

This chicken is spatchcocked; meaning it is split up the back bone and cooked until tender.

Smoked Turkey

This is a simple recipe for a smoked whole turkey.

Spice-Rubbed Duck Breasts

These duck breasts are well seasoned with spices and finished with a orange and blackberry sauce.

Skirt Steak with Salsa Verde

This skirt steak simply seasoned with salt and pepper and finished with a salsa verde.

Warm Kale and Squash Salad

This kale salad has candied nuts, dried currants and a maple dijon dressing that creates the perfect balance of sweet and tart!

White Chocolate Lemon and Streusel Bars

These bars are light, tart and sweet!

Asian Dressing

This basic dressing will be a new favorite! It is so simple and versatile!

Chocolate Buttercream

This buttercream is rich, dense and delicious!

Fruit and Cream Macarons

This recipe calls for freeze dried fruit, however any type of dried fruit, vegetable or even cracker can be used.

Potato Empanadas

Make these empanadas for dinner or even ahead of time and freeze them for a later, easy snack!

Sesame Currant Muffins

For breakfast or just a snack, these muffins are sure to please!

Salsa Verde

The base of this salsa is made with tomatillos and goes well with anything!

Soft Cooked Quail Eggs

This is a sure way to get the perfect soft boiled quail egg every time!

Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse can be served with fruit, nuts, cookies or even a spoon!

Corned Beef

Curing your own beef takes some planning, but is well worth it!

Kansas City Brisket

Be sure to let the rub sit on the brisket overnight to enhance the flavors and tenderize the meat.

Roasted Sesame Winter Slaw

This is a light and refreshing slaw that is even a great dish on its own!

Sweet and Sour Potatoes

Make this recipe for a different take on sweet potatoes!

Cornmeal-Almond Cake

This cake is made with cornmeal and almonds which give it a unique taste and texture.

Easy Grillable Veggie Burgers

This recipe is sure to please even meat lovers!

Sweet Potato Salad

This version of sweet potatoes are grilled and tossed with cumin, lime, cilantro and green onions!

Veggie Lasagna

Vegetable lasagna doesn’t have to be for vegetarians! This recipe is a crowd pleaser.


Galaktoboureko is a Greek dessert of semolina custard in filo.


This recipe calls for the lamb to be baked into a loaf pan first, so it can be sliced thin for a traditional gyro.


Pastitsio is a Greek baked pasta dish including ground beef and béchamel sauce.

Spanakopita Skillet

This recipe combines the idea of a chicken pot pie and spanakopita in a cast iron skillet for a hearty and delicious meal!

Greek Salad

This is a classic recipe for a Greek Salad.

Apple Cobbler

These apples are topped with a brown butter crumb batter that creates the perfect topping!

Chantilly Cream

Chantilly cream is a light and fluffy topping that works especially well with fruit desserts!

Red Pepper Seasonal Vegetables

These vegetables are blended with pureed red peppers, mayo, lemon juice and crushed red peppers to make a flavorful and bright sauce!

Sauteed Radishes with Bacon

Radishes make a great side dish when combined with bacon, butter and cider vinegar!

Spice Rubbed Grilled Hanger Steak

This steak is rubbed with a wet rub and marinaded overnight which tenderizes the steak and enhances the flavor.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Cooking these chickpeas at a higher temperature dries them out and creates a crispy texture.

Steak Flight

A great way to really taste the differences in cuts of beef!

Salted Caramel Sauce

This is a classic recipe for a salted caramel.

Caribbean Rice and Peas

This is a classic recipe for a caribbean favorite.

Coco Bread

Coco bread is a bread made in the caribbean. It is traditionally made with coconut milk.

Coconut Mixed Vegetables

These vegetables are grilled first and tossed with a coconut, citrus and spiced sauce.

Habichuelas Con Dulce

This recipe is made with kidney beans and tastes like the best pumpkin pie you have ever had!

Jamaican Curry

This is a different take on the classic Jamaican curry.

Jamaican Shrimp

This is a light and refreshing recipe that combines shrimp, mangoes and peppers.

Jerk Chicken

This is a great recipe for Jerk Chicken!

Butterscotch Mousse

This is a simple recipe for a whipped mousse. Any type of flavored chip may be substituted.

Candied Nuts

This is an easy and delicious recipe for any type of candied nut!

Grilled Asian Slaw

This is a light and refreshing grilled asian slaw that goes perfect with grilled meats.

Manchego and Parmesan Beignets

These beignets are loaded with cheesy delicious flavor!


Pambazos are a chile salsa dipped sandwich.

Steak with Mojo de Ajo

This sauce is packed with garlic and is great over grilled steak!

Tamale Dough

This is a classic recipe for tamale dough.

Tamales with Red Chili and Chicken Filling

These tamales are flavored with chicken and a red chile sauce.

Apple Turnovers

These apple turnovers are sure to please!

Cheeseburger Pizza

This is a unique twist on an american classic!

Compost Cookies

These cookies have pretzels and potato chips, making them a sweet and salty treat!

Jalapeno Poppers

Prepare these poppers for any get together!

Pork Tenderloin Sliders

These sandwiches are topped with a fennel apple slaw and finished with an apple bourbon glaze.

Seasonal Fish with Lemon, Green Olive, and Onion Relish

This fish is roasted and finished with a lemon and olive relish.


This is a recipe for German meat patties. Maggi can be found in most international sections.

Lump Crab Salad

This crab flatbread is best just off of the grill.

Mexican Lentils

These lentils are tossed with tomatillo, jalapeños and queso chihuahua, making a delicious chilled Mexican side dish!

Prosciutto and Cheese Calzone

This recipe calls for prosciutto and ricotta cheeses, however any type of meat and cheese can be used.

Cajun Shrimp Salad with Remoulade

The cajun rub on this shrimp gives a nice spice to counter act the creamy remoulade dressing.

Clams with Lemon and Creme Fraiche

This recipe works well as an interactive appetizer or would be great with pasta!

Farm Vegetables

These veggies are blanched first to prevent loss of color, texture and flavor.

Fruit and Herb Shortcake

Fresh herbs give this shortcake recipe a nice twist!

Roasted Halibut Steaks with Blackberry Sauce

In this recipe, the halibut is finished with a savory blackberry sauce, however any type of berry can be used.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

This fruit sauce is frozen until thickened and served over the top of shortcakes

Vinegar Potatoes

This is a versatile recipe for garlic, herb and vinegar potatoes. Any type of herb or vinegar can be substituted to match desired flavors!

Baked Beans

These baked beans have a touch of sriracha to kick up the heat!

Elote Vegetables

Elote is a Mexican street food that is typically corn tossed with cilantro, lime and cheese.

Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamins and minerals and give a nice change to the standard hash.

Crunchy French Toast with Bananas

Breaded french toast is sure to please!

Everything Bagel Spice Blend

This is a great seasoning as a rub or as a finishing agent.

Mexican Breakfast Bowl

This is a breakfast bowl of deliciousness!

Pickled Red Onions

Make these onions for a garnish, charcuterie plate or even just to eat!

Slow Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese

These eggs are blended with goat cheese and chives. They are perfect on their own or on a breakfast sandwich!

Sushi Rice "lox"

This is a take on lox, but is served as a rice bowl.

Brined Pork Shoulder with Peach Mustard

This is a light and flavorful recipe for smoked pork shoulder and is served with a peach mustard.

Adobo Berry Wings

These wings are tossed in a spicy and fruity sauce that will surprise any palate!

Cajun Potato Salad

Think classic potato salad with a spicy twist!

Carolina Cole Slaw

This recipe creates a sweet spicy and tangy slaw that works well on just about anything!

Classic Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French dessert that is usually made with cherries and topped with a sweet batter.

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Brown Butter Dressing

Browning the butter gives the dressing a nice toasty flavor and adds depth to these vegetables.

Smoked Salmon Dip

This salmon dip can be served hot or cold and is great with grilled bread!

Southwestern Baby Backs

Baby back ribs use the 3-2-1 smoking method. This is a great way for them to be tender and delicious!

Jalapeno Corn Pudding

Take this to your next potluck for a crowd pleaser!

Brown Butter Couscous

Browning butter can add a rich flavor and nuttiness. It is a great addition to this couscous side dish!

Grilled Fish Tacos

Rock shrimp are the perfect size for a taco appetizer!

Smoked Salmon Blt

Try adding smoked salmon to your next BLT to liven up a classic!

Tarragon Olive Oil Cake

Tarragon in this cake recipe, adds a nice herbal flavor that works well with the caramel apples!

Baby Back Ribs

These baby back ribs are basted with a mop sauce during cooking.

Blue Cheese Slaw

This slaw has the perfect amount of creaminess and tanginess from the blue cheese and the vinegar.

Smoked Bourbon Wings

These chicken wings are brined then marinaded with bourbon, sugar and mustard, giving them an excellent flavor!

Salmon Dip

This salmon dip can be served hot or cold and is great with grilled bread!

Sun Dried Tomato and Olive Risotto

This risotto is seasoned with homemade sun dried tomatoes, parmesan and kalamata olives!

Sun Dried Tomatoes

Drying tomatoes is not only a great preservation method, but it is also a great ingredient to flavor dishes with!

Caper and Lemon Vegetables

This is a light and refreshing recipe for seasonal vegetables; perfect for summer!

Citrus Rubbed Baby Back Ribs

These baby back ribs are rubbed with lemon zest, cayenne and sugar which give them the perfect flavor combination of sweet, spicy and tangy!

Grilled Sirloin with Roasted Garlic Mustard

The roasted garlic mustard is the perfect finish for grilled beef!

Key Lime Pie

This is a classic recipe for a key lime pie…. but it’s baked on the EGG!

Mediterranean Baby Back Ribs

These baby backs are rubbed with garlic, olive oil and herbs, then roasted until tender.

Spare Rib BBQ Sauce

This is a perfect recipe for spare ribs or any other type of bbq!

Spare Rib Rub

These spare ribs are cooked using the 3-2-1 method.

Summer Panzanella Salad

This is a great salad to take to any get together!

Grilled Corn on the Cobb

A chile lime butter is a great way to season this summer favorite!

Homemade Crackers

Making crackers is quite easy and they taste so much better than the store bought ones!

Jalapeno Popper Burger

These patties are filled with jalapeño, cream cheese, and garlic which makes for a fun twist on the classic burger!

Seafood Burger

Burgers don’t have to be made with ground beef! This recipe uses salmon and is finished with a kalamata aioli.

Smoked Turkey Burger

The star of this burger is the red wine BBQ sauce, which would also be a great accompaniment to chicken or pork!

Roasted Edamame

This is a super addicting snack that is great for everyday or a party!

Lotus Root Chips

Lotus root is similar in flavor to a potato, which makes it excellent for frying!

Sushi Rice

Be sure to use short grain rice when making sushi rice. This rice also works well for a rice bowl.

Sweet Rice

This is a sweet treat that is garnished with grilled mango!

Tuna Poke

Tuna poke is a raw appetizer and is great with chips or on its own!

Asian Caramel Chicken

In this recipe, chicken is glazed with a savory asian caramel sauce and garnished with sesame seeds and almonds.

Moroccan Meatballs

These meatballs are a unique twist on a great classic!

Grilled Polenta

Polenta is great for grilling!

Steak Tacos

The key to this recipe is to rub the steak the night before, allowing the meats to tenderize.

Sesame Noodle Salad

This salad is light, refreshing and very simple to make!

Za'atar Naan

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mixture that works well on just about anything!

Apple Crumble

This makes a great topping for any dessert or even oatmeal!


This recipe makes a flavorful filling which is rolled up in a piece of flank steak.

Green Harissa

Harissa is a hot sauce or paste used in North African cuisine, and is very versatile!

Hearty Greens Caesar Salad

This is a classic recipe for Caesar Salad and is finished with garlic Parmesan croutons.

Honey and Harissa Freekeh Salad

This is a hearty salad that uses Harissa in the dressing; giving it a little heat and a unique twist!

NY Strip

This NY Strip is simply seasoned with Raising the Steaks and is grilled over direct.

Pandan Chiffon Cake

Pandan is used in Thailand frequently in place of vanilla. It has a flavor that is sweet and bright, like an herby bubble gum, or licorice without the bite.

Tomato Oreganata

Oreganata is a dish that is topped with herbs and breadcrumbs and often baked. This recipe uses roasted eggplant and fresh tomatoes.

Chipotle Orange Pork Loin

This pork loin is rubbed with a chile salt and then marinaded. The key to this is letting it sit overnight.

Beef Tenderloin with Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a South American sauce typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper.


Elotes are a traditional street food in Mexico, commonly made with corn.

Garlic and Herb Grilled Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet potatoes are grilled and seasoned with garlic, herbs and chile flakes.

Korean Barbecued Flank Steak

Letting the flank steak marinate overnight will allow for a richer flavor. Remember to always slice flank steak across the grain.

Radicchio Slaw

Using hardier greens on the grill can bring out a lot of flavor. Always soak your radicchio to pull out bitterness.

Stuffed Baked Apples

Grilled apples are easy to execute and quick. easy

Cider Custard Pie

Great alternative to apple pie. This recipe makes use of the plate setter for indirect heat.

Duck Confit Tacos

Duck confit tacos are an unexpected combination but make a great pairing

Easy Pie Dough

Once you make your own pie dough you may never use store bought again.

Grilled Crispy Duck Stuffed with Apples and Onions

The most challenging part of this recipe is de boning the duck. Once you have the hang of it this recipe is simple and delicious.

Maple Smoked Duck

Quick and easy smoked duck breast.

Roasted Kabocha Squash with Duck Sausage

This recipe utilizes both indirect and direct heat. The vegetables can be roasted over direct heat but care should be taken in order to not overcook.

Smoked Mashed Potatoes

Smoke and potatoes are a great match. You can also add a little duck fat to your pan while smoking to add another dimension to your potatoes.

Collard Greens

Collard greens are a great counter to rich cuts of meat such as St. Louis style ribs or short ribs.

BBQ Ribs

These ribs will still have a bit of chew to them but with a nice crust from the rub.

Braised Short Ribs of Beef

Short ribs are a great and versatile cut of meat. This method will result in fall off the bone tenderness and a light grill at the end will caramelize sugars and really add another dimension to the ribs.

Grown Up Mac and Cheese

A better mac and cheese, this recipe can be adapted to suit anyones tastes.

Pumpkin Puree

A great Fall alternative to sweet potatoes.

S'mores Pot De Crème

The rich chocolate custard makes this dish!

Smoked Brisket with Coffee and Beer Mop Sauce

If your meat stalls at 150-160 don’t forget the Texas Crutch method of wrapping in aluminum foil and return it to the grill.

Chicken Mole

Mole sauce is a deep rich dish with a kick. There are many different variations depending on region and family.

Pork Shoulder Rub

Easy and versatile pork shoulder is perfect for cooking on the Big Green Egg.

Shrimp Tostada

Makes a great appetizer.

Smoked Brisket Tacos

Smoky Brisket adds a different twist on the traditional taco.

Tomatillo and Poblano Salsa

Charring your vegetables adds another dimension to your salsa. If you like more heat add some serrano chiles to your salsa.

Torta Ahogada

The “Mexican Drowned Sandwich” is an amazing sandwich unlike your average torta.

Apple Butter Spice Cake

A really moist and flavorful cake perfect for fall.

Basic Sticky Rice

Sticky rice can be made savory or sweet. This recipe shows a different technique for cooking rice.

Bourbon Barrel Smoked St. Louis Spareribs

A variation on smoked rack of lamb the will give you a big impact on the flavor profile.

Braised Short Ribs with Roasted Pumpkin Polenta and Hickory Glaze

Amazingly tender short ribs and flavorful sauce.

Charred Creamed Kale

Delicious Tuscan kale!

Marinated Thai-Style Pork Spareribs

Try these Thai inspired for ribs for an alternative to the usual barbecue fare. Pair them with the dipping sauce to kick up the heat.

Thai Chile-Herb Dipping Sauce

Quick and Easy this sauce packs some heat. Start with half of the chiles and taste before you add all of the chiles to the sauce.

Braised Red Cabbage with Vinegar

A hearty winter side dish. This recipe goes great with heartier dishes for lots of flavor.

Korean-Style Grain Bowl with Spicy Marinated Steak

A hearty and flavorful bowl of steak and grains.

New York Strip with Aged Gouda Potatoes Gratin

NY Strip is a very flavorful cut of meat that is easy to prepare without a lot of additional work. The aged Gouda in this recipe will add a nutty flavor to your potatoes.

Semolina Cake with Oranges

Semolina adds a different texture to this cake making it a great way to end a meal

Tomato Risotto

A light and delicious side be sure not to over cook your rice.

Chocolate Truffle Mousse Cake w/ Smoked Walnut Crust

Chocolate truffle mousse cake is an unbelievably rich dessert. The smoked walnuts add another level of flavor.

Ghivech (Romanian Peasant Vegetables)

A hearty stewed vegetable. Grill the vegetables ahead of time for better flavor.

Moroccan Spiced Salmon

Moroccan Salmon is perfect for cool weather grilling.

Parmesan Risotto

Simple risotto can be a great pairing with any kind of fish.

Wahoo with soy glaze

The cucumber salsa is a great counter flavor to the richness of the seabags.

Seasonal Fish with Vegetable Marmalade

This recipe is easily adapted to any season

Smoked Whitefish Brandade

Classic French preparation with a twist.

Grilled Asian Vegetable Salad

A really easy and fun side dish to compliment fish or chicken.

Lemon-Brined Smoked Chicken

A great to add flavor to any cut of chicken.

Maple-Apple Upside-Down Cake

A great twist on an old classic. Reminiscent of apple pancakes the maple syrup makes the cake.

Smoked Cheddar Biscuits

Great tasting cheddar biscuits!

Smoked Miso and Soy Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean sea bass is an excellent fish to smoke due to its high fat content and smooth texture.

Smoked Pork Butt

This master recipe is easily adapted to fit any occasion. Choose a rub or wood of your choice to make it your own.

Spicy Grilled Kale and Chickpeas

Here, it is sautéed with chickpeas to make a hearty side dish, with just a touch of chili heat.


Butterscotch is an easy and versatile sauce.

Herb Pesto

Pesto is best served fresh or can be frozen to enjoy later.

Achiote and Citrus Turkey

Achiote paste gives the rub for this recipe a deep red hue, making for a visually striking roast holiday bird.

Apple and Pecan Pie

The best of both worlds. Spiced apple filling with a crispy caramelized pecan topping.

Chicory Salad with Duck Sausage

A great fall salad. The duck sausage adds richness and depth of flavor.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside these potatoes are a great side dish for any occasion.

Fried Chickpeas

An addicting snack that is quick and fun to prepare.

Roasted Cauliflower with Caper Vinaigrette

Caramelized roasted cauliflower with a pine nut, raisin, and caper vinaigrette. Roasted cauliflower is a great accompaniment to any Thanksgiving meal.

Roasted Stuffed Lamb Belly

Lamb belly is an under utilized cut of meat. It has great flavor and texture when prepared properly.

Bacon Jam

Put bacon jam on everything.

Apple, Pear and Quince Galette

This Galette can be adapted to any season by using whatever fruit is in season at the time.

Citrus-Marinated Duck Breasts

A different take on the classic duck a l’orange.

Honey Cornbread Muffins

Sweet cornbread muffins to enjoy anytime.

Honey-Bourbon-Glazed Ham

The sweet, sticky glaze on this juicy ham is subtly spiced with fennel, coriander and star anise.

Roasted Cabbage Slaw with Hazelnuts & Lemon

This salad quick-broils cabbage that has already been shredded, cutting down on the cooking time considerably.

Roasted Potatoes w/ Cauliflower and Tarragon Vinaigrette

Roasting the potatoes and cauliflower adds an extra dimension to the dish.


A protein like sausage lends the stuffing those all-important crispy bites, and the fat contributes essential flavor.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

Pie is easy and fun to make. Be sure to have extra bourbon on hand, it makes this pie a lot more entertaining to make.

Marinated Zucchini Salad

A light side to accompany heavier main dishes.

Trillium and Smoked Turkey Sandwich

Great sandwich for leftover turkey or anytime.

Fried Hominy

Hominy traditionally used in posole is soaked overnight and then fried crisp using the dutch oven.

Pot Roast

Smoked Pot Roast!

Ricotta Gnocchi

Goes great with wild boar ragu.

Sugar Cream Pie

A different twist on Indiana’s state pie. A simple brûlée adds texture and deeper flavor.

Wild Boar Ragu

Wild boar adds a lot of flavor and richness to your ragu. The ricotta gnocchi are a great accompaniment.

Winter Squash Soup with Greek Yogurt

A different take on traditional butternut squash soup.

Beef Wellington

Classic beef wellington makes a great presentation and is well worth the effort.

Grilled Pork Loin w/Wine-Salt Rub

Grilled pork chops are great any time of year.

Roasted Baby Carrots

Winter is the perfect time for roasted root vegetables.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash

A hearty side dish to compliment pork or chicken.

Turkey and Dumpling Soup

Smoked turkey adds another dimension to the classic chicken and dumplings.

Watercress, Avocado and Walnut Salad

This light and bright salad is a great compliment to rich foods.

Herb and Nut Crackers

The crackers are easy and great for people with gluten sensitivity.

Banana Upside Down Cake

Caramelized Bananas and Cake Yum.

Fried Rice with Thai Basil

Spicy and aromatic fried rice is a great compliment to rich and sweet ribs.

Braised Beef Short Ribs

Short ribs are a versatile cut of meat, that can be adapted for any occasion.

Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

A classic pairing of horseradish and potatoes goes great with ribs.

Palmiers with Parmesan and Pepper

An easy appetizer that can be adapted to whatever you come up with.

Pineapple and Caramel Spareribs

Sweet and spicy spareribs are great anytime of year.

Winter Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Citrus

A great winter time salad with hardy Brussels sprouts and citrus.

Chocolate and Pistachio Sheet Cake

A dense chocolate cake topped with pistachios.

Farro and Kale Salad

A great salad for the winter when it’s cold outside.

Herb-Roasted Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcocking is a great technique for roasting a bird on the grill.

Lemon-Roasted Potatoes

A great accompaniment to roasted chicken. Add root vegetables and roast the same way.


Chickpea flour adds a slight nutty flavor to these fries.

Reverse Seared Ribeye

Ribeye is the perfect steak for the reverse sear technique.

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon, use the best quality salmon to get the best results.

Smoked Salmon Bisque

This soup will warm you up on a cold January evening.

New Haven White Clam Pizza

A classic from the northeast, this pizza takes a bit more prep but is well worth it.

Roasted Cauliflower

This cauliflower is so addictive you won’t want to stop eating.

Sicilian No Knead Pizza Dough

This technique needs a little more time to prepare but can save you time the day of cooking.


A different take on the traditional tabbouleh.

Warm Mushroom and Charred Onion Salad

A hearty side dish to go along with any meal.

Winter Fruit Pie

This pie is great for the middle of the winter.

Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce

Bread pudding is a quick and easy dessert.

Easy Spinach Salad

This salad is a quick and flavorful winter salad.

Fish Sauce Wings

These crispy savory wings are great for game day.

Garlic Cheese Curd Mac and Cheese

Garlic Cheese Curds add an added texture and flavor to traditional mac and cheese.

Mexican Rice

The dutch oven is a great tool to have when cooking rice.

Mint Chutney

The lentils add a nutty flavor to this mint chutney.


A thinner and crispier cousin to naan. Goes great with mint chutney.

Spice Rubbed Smoked Ribs with Maple-Horseradish Baste

These spicy ribs are great for game day.

Wild Boar Carnitas

Wild Boar adds another dimension to this already flavorful dish.

Armadillo Eggs

These are a spicy appetizer that are great for tailgating.

Brioche Buns

Brioche makes a rich and tender choice for any sandwich.

Cantonese Braised Brisket

This dish has tender beef and heavenly daikon.

Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Extra crispy potatoes grilled and roasted.

Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Lemon Zest

Spicy and flavorful greens to go along with rich bbq.

Shoofly Pie

A classic pie for the winter.

Smoked Bbq Brisket

A complex and flavorful smoked brisket that never disappoints.

Bourbon-Chocolate Cake with Praline Frosting

Rich Bourbon and chocolate cake never disappoints.

Chickpea Flatbread with Roasted Fennel and Manchego

This gluten-free Italian bread or socca is a pancake-like flatbread made out of one part chickpea flour, one part water and a dash of olive oil and salt.

Fresh Ricotta

Fresh ricotta is easy to make and delicious.

Jasmine Rice

Simple and easy.

Lobster Miso Broth

A light broth

Roasted Beets

Easy roasted beets.

Roasted Cod with Radish Salad

Brining your cod will ensure it will be well seasoned.

Smoked Shrimp Salad

The orange wood smoke adds a light fruitiness.

Caraway Salmon with Freekeh and Beets

Freekeh is what makes this dish stand out.

Grilled Striped Bass with Red Curry

You can add more chilis to this curry for more heat if desired.

Japanese Cheesecake

Meringue folded into the batter lightens the texture of this cheesecake.

Pork and Shrimp Shu Mai

A great introduction to making Chinese dumplings.

Roasted Sunchokes with Potatoes and Mushroom

A simple preparation with a lot flavor.

Whole Grilled Fish Tacos

Cooking the whole fish with the skin on helps to insulate the delicate flesh and protect it from drying out.

Alligator Skewers

Be sure not to over cook your alligator it can get tough.

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Silky and rich, deep with the flavors of bananas, rum and custard, it is not much work to make, and pays off in incredible flavor.

Blackening Seasoning

A standard recipe that can be adapted to your liking.

Cheddar Grits with Blackened Chicken and Andouille

Andouille comes spicy or mild, so keep your eye on the packaging when you’re buying it.

Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice is a New Orleans classic with a lot of flavor.

Oyster Po'Boy

Classic oyster Po’boy sandwich with a twist.

Banana Fosters Bread Pudding

Silky and rich, deep with the flavors of bananas, rum and custard, it is not much work to make, and pays off in incredible flavor.

Shrimp and Crab Etouffe

This etouffe is thickened with a brown roux. Traditionally it is a delicate, flavorful sauce filled with fresh seasonal seafood.

Salted Smoked and Grilled Fingerling Potatoes

These potatoes are well worth the time to prepare.

Short Rib Poutine

The addition of smoked potatoes to this poutine really changes the flavor.

Cardamom Cheddar Straws

Cheese straws are a great snack anytime.

Cheesy Grit Cakes

Using the half moon will give you an extra crispy crust for these grit cakes.

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

Gumbo can be adapted suit any taste.

Honey Apple Cabbage Slaw

Honey apple cabbage slaw adds a bright counter note to rich dishes.

Jumbo Lump Crab Salad

Grilling the vegetables adds an extra dimension of flavor.

King Cake

Traditional king cake is a Mardi Gras tradition.

New Orleans Bbq Style Shrimp

You won’t be able to stop eating these shrimp once you start.

Sourdough Baguettes

Sourdough baguettes are a great addition to your repertoire.

Beer Nuts

This beer nuts recipe is easy as can be. And it’s a perfect impromptu party trick since it can be made from scratch in mere minutes.

Brussels Sprouts Agrodolce

These Brussels sprouts are always a crowd pleaser.

Caramel Coconut Pecan Brownies

Easy and delicious these coconut pecan brownies are addicting.

Hickory Smoked Chicken Wings with Jerk Sauce and Lime

These spicy chicken wings will keep you coming back for more.

Pub Crawl Baby Backs

Baby back ribs are great anytime.

Thai Celery Salad with Peanuts

An easy and flavorful salad, you can make it as spicy as you like

Curried Cauliflower Slaw

Curry and cauliflower are a classic combination and roasting the cauliflower adds a nutty flavor to the slaw.

Drunken Ribs

These classic ribs give are a great addition to your repertoire.

Green Rice

Coconut oil and herbs add to the aromatic basmati rice.

Nduja Cheese Breads with Whipped Goat Cheese

Loosely based on the Brazilian Pao de Queijo. These biscuits use tapioca flour and are gluten free.

Nuoc Cham

At its simplest, Nuoc Cham is a mixture of water, sugar, lime juice, and fish sauce, creating the base that's a staple of Vietnamese flavor.

Pico De Gallo

Classic pico de gallo adds a fresh counterpoint to pork tacos.

Slow-Cooked Achiote Pork

Based on cochinita pibil this pork shoulder recipe has a lot of flavor.

Sour Cream Coffee Loaf with Maple Glaze and Bacon

Salty and sweet this coffee cake is surprisingly simple to make.

Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops

Grilling with direct heat caramelizes the natural sugars and adds flavor to this already flavorful dish.

BBQ Brisket

This is a good starting point for smoking brisket. You can rub the brisket up to four days in advance if handled properly, but 24 hrs. is the minimum.

Brown Rice Salad with Avocado and Striped Bass

The combination of crunchy peanuts, creamy avocados, and the sweet bite of ginger make for a dish that's full of complex flavors, yet easy to execute.

Carrot and Apple Slaw with Raisins

Quick and easy this slaw adds a bright counter to rich meats.

Char-Smoked Baby Back Ribs

This technique employs two different cooking methods, and greatly enhances flavor.


A rich chocolate mousse goes well with anything.

Sausage and Arugula Pasta Salad

Fast and easy this pasta salad gets its kick from arugula and spicy sausage.

BBQ Rib Sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce takes very little time and can be customized to your liking.

Smoky Eggplant Dip

Smoked eggplant is easy and delicious.

Antipasto Salad

This is a classic recipe for an Italian favorite.

Charred Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are tossed with cheese, pickled onions and toasted nuts!

Savory Tart

In this recipe, a pie crust is filled with caramelized garlic, spinach and cheeses, then baked until golden and delicious!

Self Rising Flour Biscuits

This is a very easy and quick recipe for making from scratch biscuits.

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

This is a recipe for a smoked salmon sandwich using sourdough, creme fraiche and a sweet and sour compote.


This recipe is a great way to begin a sourdough program, so that you can continuously have delicious homemade sourdough bread.

Almond Biscotti

Almond biscotti are a great substitute for cookies

Cannoli Filling

This recipe can be adjusted to suit many different flavors. In class on 3/25/17 we used butterscotch chips.

Olive Sauce

This sauce packs a lot of flavor and is also great with fish.

Polenta Squares

Make sure your polenta is firm before grilling.

Shawarma Leg of Lamb

Shawarma packs a lot of flavor. If you are not a fan of lamb, beef brisket is a good substitute.

Street Noodles

These noodles are stir fried at a high temperature.

Thai Chicken Satay

Satay are great for a quick appetizer.

Thai Fried Rice

Thai fried rice does not have soy sauce, but still packs a lot of flavor.

Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Avocados provide the fat in this recipe instead of using heavy cream.

Cauliflower Steaks with Quinoa

Roasting cauliflower can completely change the flavor profile of a dish.

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

The potatoes give this dough its texture and flavor. You won’t even know it’s gluten free.

Polenta Frites

These crispy polenta fries are an amazing side for any occasion.

Roasted Broccoli & Apple Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Lots of complex flavors in this dish make for a hearty side.

Smoked Tofu Burnt Ends

Cooking the Tofu twice helps to concentrate the flavors and remove moisture from the tofu.

Tempeh Burger

Tempeh is unique among major traditional soy foods in that it is the only one that did not originate from Greater Chinese cuisine.

Artichokes and Fava Beans

Tender artichoke hearts and fava beans pair beautifully in this simple Greek side dish.

Greek Bread Salad

A Greek spin on panzanella salad. Make sure to get quality feta cheese.

Greek Red Potato Salad

Light and simple this potato salad goes great with ribs.

Grilled Spatchcocked Greek Chicken

Spatchcocking your chicken will help to ensure that all parts are done at approximately the same time.

Orange Cake

Chopped phyllo dough gives this orange-scented custard cake from Crete its layered texture.

Greek Garlic and Potato Spread

Skordalia is meant to be strongly garlicky, which is what about 6 cloves will give you, but if you want it a little less intense, you can choose to use 5 or 4 cloves instead.

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

Whether you're looking for an impressive main course or a family-friendly dinner, this amazing leg of lamb recipes won't disappoint.

Smoked Pork Ribs

Baby back ribs with a Greek twist. Slow cooking these ribs will give a tender and flavorful dish.

Asian Napa Slaw

Refreshing Asian coleslaw for any time of the year.

Alfredo Sauce

This rich alfredo sauce goes great with the grissini from steak class on 4/11 and 4/12.

Braised Radishes with Shallots & Bacon

Try braising your radish for a new twist on radish.

Creamy Leek and Swiss Chard

Grilling the leeks and swiss chard adds a lot of flavor to this dish.

Ginger Ale Blondies

This ginger ale cake has a lot of ginger to give it a bite.


You can add any filling you like to these breadsticks

Horseradish Cream Sauce

This horseradish sauce is easy to make and well balanced.

Beef Tenderloin

This roasted beef tenderloin is great for a special occasion.

Smoked Ribeye

This ribeye is packed with flavor from the smoke to the rub you won’t be disappointed.

Steak Salad

Hanger steak is a really flavorful cut of meat that goes well with a spring salad.

Arroz Con Gandules

Pigeon peas are common in many southern hemisphere cultures. Lentils can be substituted if pigeon peas are hard to find.

Simple Bread Pudding

This simple bread pudding is a great way to use up stale bread.

Caribbean Cole Slaw

Makes the perfect no-cook side dish. Add your favorite protein and make it a meal. In class on 4/18 and 4/19 we grilled the vegetables and fruit over direct heat.

Curry Chickpeas and Spicy Flatbread

Doubles (Curry Chickpeas and Spicy Flat Bread) Doubles are the most famous of Trinidad Street Snack or sandwich and have become known as the epitome of Trinidad’s Street Food culture and one of my favorite Caribbean Street food- hands down.

Fricassee Chicken

Though spiced in a familiar, jerk-like marinade, this chicken gets shallow-fried and then cooked down with caramelized aromatics until sticky and spicy-sweet.

Grilled Grouper with Habanero and Scallions

The chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe; a burst of freshly squeezed pineapple juice adds another bright note.

Hominy Porridge with Coconut Milk

Dried hominy takes hours of cooking, but it yields a luscious porridge.

Puerto Rican Roast Pork Shoulder

Roasted pork shoulder is very common in Caribbean cuisine.

Hominy Porridge

Dried hominy takes hours of cooking, but it yields a luscious porridge.

Baby Back BBQ Ribs

Baby back ribs are always a crowd pleaser. With a little technique they will come out great every time.

Dry Rubbed St. Louis Ribs

St. Louis spare ribs are a little bit bigger than baby backs but a lot of people prefer the flavor.

Ginger Cucumbers and Peppers

A spicy, cool, refreshing salad for any hot summer party.

Grilled Lamb Ribs with Quick Preserved Lemons

The lemons in this dish add a bright note to the rich lamb.

Korean Style Short Ribs

Korean beef short ribs are rich and flavorful and can be paired with many different sides.

Korean Noodles Japchae

Korean noodles are a great accompaniment to Korean short ribs.

Peppermint Bars

Peppermint bars are great any time of year.

Coffee Flavored Tres Leches

Tres Leches is a really rich dessert that that is always a crowd pleaser.

Fried Yuca

These crispy chips can be served in place of tortilla chips. Don’t forget to squeeze out excess moisture before frying.

Grilled Asparagus with Pasilla Chiles

Asparagus is always great on the grill. If you can’t find Mexican crema, sour cream or creme fraiche is a good substitute.


Omar’s signature guacamole recipe.

Mojo De Ajo Steak

A really simple marinade that packs a lot of flavor.

Pozole Verde De Pollo

A light and flavorful soup. Pozole is great for any time of year. In class on 5/2 and 5/3 we added chorizo to the soup bowl to garnish.

Red Mole

Mole is a really deep and rich sauce. Don’t skip toasting the chiles. This is a large batch that will leave plenty

Roasted Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad

Roasted chickpeas are a great side for tacos or any slightly spicy dish.

Apricot Balsamic Chicken

This sweet and tangy glaze makes a wonderful addition to chicken thighs!

Buttermilk Herb Dressing

Making your own dressing is super simple! Try this recipe on just about anything!

Buttermilk Pancakes

This is a classic recipe for buttermilk pancakes.

Coconut Pineapple with Fresh Mint Cream

Grilling pineapple caramelizes the sugars and makes for a tasty snack!

Grilled Fish with Dizzy Pig Rub

This is a very basic recipe for grilling fish. When selecting a fish, be sure to choose one with a firmer texture to ensure it will be able to withstand direct heat.

Grilled Flank Steak

This marinade for flank steak combines coca-cola, soy sauce, dijon and garlic creating a flavor packed grilled steak!

Grilled Shrimp Po Boy

This recipe features a from scratch rub, a classic remoulade and delicious grilled shrimp!

Polpettini Spuntino alla Romana

This recipe for meatballs combines pine nuts, dried fruit and fresh herbs for a twist on a classic!

Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit Compote

This fruit compote uses dried figs and cranberries however any dried fruit can be used.

Tex-Mex Portabello Pita Fajitas

This recipe calls for pita strips for dipping, however you can keep them whole and serve as a main course too!

Tomato Jam Pizza

This pizza makes a great appetizer or a savory dessert!

Creamy Dill Sauce

This sauce works well as a marinade, a dipping sauce or a base for any sandwich or pizza!

Parmesan Tuiles with Fresh Tomatoes

This dish makes a wonderful summer appetizer!

Grilled Shrimp Salad

This recipe has mayo, celery, old bay seasoning and chives that create a unique twist for your next gathering!


Mejadra is a heavily seasoned rice dish that is easy and very flavorful!

Roasted Char

Ivory Char is similar to a trout or salmon. This recipe roasts it, making for a quick easy meal accompaniment!

Soba-Cha Puddings

Soba-cha is the name for buckwheat in Japanese. This is a very rich custard that has a hint of toasted grain.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

This is a very easy yet rich dessert recipe that is great for any event!

Mixed Greens with Grilled Shrimp

This salad has an herbed aioli that compliments the shrimp perfectly.

Green Onion and Garlic Ribeye

This is a simple recipe for a delicious steak!

5:10 Eggs

A surefire way to get the perfect soft boiled egg every time.

Custard Cake with Caramelized Pineapple

Rice Flour is gluten free and will give you a softer texture in this cake.

Kalua Pork Shoulder

Wrapping your pork shoulder in the banana leaf helps to keep moisture in and adds aromatic flavor to the pork.

Loco Moco

A traditional Hawaiian staple Loco Moco is a hardy dish full of flavor.

Lomi Lomi Salmon

In Hawaiian Lomi Lomi means to massage.

Pineapple Coconut Cashew Rice

The pineapple and cashew salsa goes great with the Kalua style pork shoulder.

Red Quinoa and Mango Salad

This light and flavorful salad is great on a hot summer day.

Spicy Ginger and Coconut Edamame

This dip packs a lot of flavor and can be adapted to suit any situation.

24 Hour Baby Back Ribs

Baby back ribs are always a crowd pleaser. Make sure to plan ahead and rub your ribs at least 24 hours ahead of time.

Baked Italian Tomatoes and Zucchini

This dish is an easy and flavorful dish that is great for summertime.

Beer Cheese Dip

Use whatever beer you like to drink to make this beer cheese dip.

Fort Wayne Coney Island Sauce

Coney sauce is a great addition to your hot dog bar.

Spice Crusted Ny Strip

Remember to rub your steaks up to 2 hours ahead of time for best flavor.

Spice Crusted Ny Strip

Remember to rub your steaks up to 2 hours ahead of time for best flavor.

Spice Crusted Ny Strip

Remember to rub your steaks up to 2 hours ahead of time for best flavor.

Arugula and Date Salad

A light salad that is great for the summer.

Asian-Style Grilled Whole Red Snapper with Radish Salad

Grilling whole fish is a great way to seal in flavor and get an amazing dish.

Crab and Avocado Toast

Crab and avocado are a perfect match in this light appetizer.

Halibut with Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled vegetable ratatouille is a great summer dish that can be adapted to suit anyone's taste.

Charred Corn Salad with Basil and Tomatoes

A light and flavorful salad that pairs well with grilled meats.

Double Chocolate Icebox Cookies with Aji and Chipotle

Adding chilies and sea salt to these cookies really brings out the flavor of the dark chocolate.

Memphis Style Spare Ribs

A classic preparation of spare ribs that can be adapted to your liking.

Smoked Sea Scallops with Balsamic Glaze On Sauteed Spinach with Pancetta

Scallops are a perfect fit for smoking on the Egg.

Crunchy Peanut Slaw

Grilling the cabbage adds another layer of flavor to this dish.

Bacon and Cheese Bake

Cheesy potatoes are always a great combination.

Bacon Cure

This recipe can be adapted suit any taste.

Frisee Lardon Salad

A classic French salad that is always a crowd pleaser.

Maple-Apple-Bacon Cake with Maple Glaze

Maple and bacon are a match made in heaven.

Shrimp and Grits with Bacon

This southern classic is great any time of the year.

Tomato and Garlic Bacon Jam

This condiment is great on just about anything. Try it on your burger.

Grilled Corn Cake

These corn cakes make a great accompaniment to any smoked protein.

Ham Ribs

Ham ribs are a great alternative to your average baby back ribs.

Seasonal Upside Down Cake

This is an amazingly simple dessert that is versatile and delicious.

Yukon Gold & Sweet Potato Mash

The sweet potatoes can be substituted with summer or winter squash.

Beef Ribs

Ribs really benefit from long, slow cooking.

Smoked and Grilled Meatloaf

An upgrade to the classic meatloaf!

Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

Rich chocolate and caramel hold up well when baking on the grill.

Bacon Chicken Salad

A healthy weeknight meal.

Butter Burger Buns

Burger buns are easy and taste way better than store bought.

Crab Cake Burgers

Crab cakes are always a crowd pleaser. Be sure to find the freshest crab possible.

Gingered Blueberry-Melon Toss

A fresh alternative to heavy desserts for the summer.

Honey Gingerbread Cookies

These cookies go great with fresh fruit and a little whipped cream.

Manchego Stuffed Pork Burgers

A lot of flavor is packed inside these burgers.

Roasted Corn Salad

A great summer dish.

Pretzel Bread Buns

Amaze people with your pretzel logic buns.

Singapore Noodles

To avoid mushy noodles never boil your rice noodles.

Mongolian Beef

This spin on a takeout classic packs a lot of flavor.

Fresh Spring Rolls with Grilled Chicken and Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Be sure to let your chicken cool slightly before wrapping in spring roll wrapper.

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Mango and Lime

This light and quick dessert is great for summer.

Arugula and Prosciutto di Parma Salad

Peppery arugula is a great balance for the prosciutto in this salad. This salad pairs well with the Elicio Rose.

Hazelnut Caramel Apple Pizza

This fruit pizza makes for a great dessert.

Seasonal Vegetables with Crispy Lemon Crumbs

The lemon breadcrumbs really bring out the best in roasted vegetables.

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

A classic pulled pork sandwich is always a crowd pleaser.

Carolina Coleslaw

This recipe creates a sweet spicy and tangy slaw that works well on just about anything!

Grilled Lamb Skewers with Mustard Onions

Quick and easy lamb skewers pack a lot of flavor.

Smoked Coconut Cheesecake

Coconut cheesecake is great way to end a meal.

Sprouts, Turnips and Beet Salad with Herbed Creme Fraiche Dressing

In class on 8/30 we paired this with lamb skewers.

Beer Marinated Flank Steak

Flank steak packs a lot of flavor on its own. Be sure to slice across the grain so that it’s not chewy.

Butternut Squash Gratin with Blue Cheese and Sage

Blue cheese and squash are a perfect pairing with a heartier steak.

Caramel Masala Popcorn

Sticky, salty and spicy this popcorn is addicting

NY Strip with Aged Gouda Potatoes Gratin

The difference between the two aging processes can make a big difference.

Snap Pea Falafel Salad

A great hardy salad to accompany steak.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake

This cake can be adapted to suit the flavor you like.

Braised Pork Shoulder for Ravioli

In class on 9/19 and 9/20 we smoked our pork shoulder for 3 hrs prior to braising.

Chef JJ's Pizza Dough

This pizza dough is great for grilling or straight on the platesetter.

Chicken Vesuvio

Spatchcocking the chicken will help it cook more evenly and get a crispier skin.

Eggplant Caponata

The most important part of this recipe is allowing the vegetables to roast until they have a deep caramelization.

Pasta Dough

Fresh pasta dough is easy and tastes way better than store bought. It can also be frozen for later use.

Semolina Cake with Oranges and Yogurt

The yogurt in this cake really makes a moist and tangy cake.

Apple Crumb Kuchen

Be sure to give this cake time to rise before baking.

Brewhouse Beer Mustard

Homemade mustard is easy and packs a lot more flavor.

German Sausage with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut

Poaching the sausage prior to direct heat helps to ensure the sausage is fully cooked, as well as helping to preserve the casing.

German Style Pretzels

Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make.

Mushroom and Mustard Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a great side for poultry or pork. In class we finished them on the plancha with butter to crisp them up.

Smoked Lemon and Sage Chicken with Mushroom Jus

In German class on 9/26 and 9/27 we paired this chicken with spaetzle.


Basic brine recipe for any need.

Citrus Almond Tart

Slice the citrus thin before placing on the tart batter.

Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Walnuts

A simple and flavorful side that’s great for the fall and winter.

Herby Avocado Hummus

An easy and flavorful dip that packs a kick.

Kabocha Squash Pie

This pie shows the versatility of winter squash

Parsnip and Celery Root Puree

Add a twist to your mash potatoes with these rich mashed root vegetables.

Roast Turkey, Avocado and Bacon Sandwich

A great sandwich for leftover turkey.

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

A hardy salad that is sure to please.

Brisket Chili

Brisket will add a lot of complexity to your chili.

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade cinnamon rolls are best served warm right out of the oven.

Lemon Roasted Chicken

This roasted chicken works because the brine adds moisture and helps with the maillard effect creating a golden crispy skin.

Braised Pork Belly with Pickled Radishes

Pork belly is a versatile and flavorful cut of meat.

Rosemary Polenta

Polenta is an easy and flavorful side.

Winter Squash Risotto

Risotto is infinitely adaptable and can be served with many proteins.

Korean Barbequed Beef Short Ribs with Mirin

Korean beef short ribs are rich and flavorful and can be paired with many different sides

Red Quinoa Salad

This hearty salad is great for wintertime or any season.

Ribeye Barbacoa

A spicy and flavorful sauce for any cut of beef.

Beef Tenderloin with Shallot Mustard Sauce

A classic sauce to go with your tenderloin.

Roasted Sweet Potato Pesto

This hearty side dish pairs perfectly with steak.

Spinach Au Gratin

A classic steakhouse dish that is hearty and easy to prepare.

Italian Carrot Cake

A different take on carrot cake. This classic recipe provides a twist on the usual carrot cake.

Steak Sauce

Making your own steak sauce at home allows you to customize it to your taste.


These tasty appetizers are great anytime. The dough freezes well so they can be made ahead of time.

ChocoFlan II

A traditional Mexican dessert that is always a crowd pleaser.

Herbed Potato Roasted Garlic and Manchego

Grilling the potatoes before baking them adds a little complexity to this side.

Maple-Ginger-Roasted Vegetables with Pecans

These vegetables go great with braised brisket

Braised Brisket with Onions and Carrots

A great way to cook brisket especially in the winter.

Arepa Boyacense

Arepas are easy, flavorful and endlessly adaptable.

Bing Bread Recipe

Bing bread is hearty and delicious.

Couscous Salad with Dried Cherries

Couscous salad is a versatile and tasty accompaniment.


Traditional Colombian condiment that goes great with shrimp.


Pho is endlessly adaptable and flavorful.


Tzatziki sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled meats.

Vegan Gluten Free Falafel

This version of falafel is vegan and gluten free yet still tasty

Chicken and Smoked Sausage Gumbo with White Rice

In class on 2/13/18 we smoked the chicken.

Creamy Crawfish Dip

Delicious and cheesy crawfish preparation.

Grillades with Grits

A simple accompaniment to steak or pork.

Shrimp Po'boy

Classic shrimp po’boy. In class on 2/13/18 we grilled the shrimp

Stone Ground Grits

Grits are a great accompaniment to steak and pork.

Citrus Salad with Vanilla Butter Scallops

Grilled scallops are a great preparation, add citrus for a perfect match.

Grilled Oysters with Jalapeno-Herb Mignonette

This version of mignonette sauce gets a spicy kick from the jalapeno.

Lemon Parsley Butter for Trout

This compound butter adds extra flavor to any light fish.

Roasted Garam Masala Broccoli

An easy and flavorful preparation for broccoli.

Soy Sake Snapper

The snapper doesn’t need to sit in the marinade for very long

Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Lime Panna Cotta

An easy and delicious dessert.

Braised Rabbit with Creme Fraiche, Bacon, and Quince

Don’t skip the gremolata on this recipe, it really makes the difference.

Falafel, Spiced Tomatoes and Chickpea Flatbread

A lot of flavor packed into this flatbread.

Panzanella Salad

In class on 3/6 and 3/7 we left the bread out of this recipe.

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

A different technique for crispy potatoes.

Dry Brined Smoked Salmon

This technique takes a little time but is well worth the wait.

Duck Breast with Blood Orange and Star Anise

Here is a twist on a classic, duck à l’orange, yet quite far removed

Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pine Nuts

The acidity of the lemon juice makes for a bright and flavorful side dish.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnut and Brown Butter Dressing

Shaved Brussels sprouts are a great accompaniment to smoked salmon.

Smoked and Stuffed Meatballs

An easy and flavorful appetizer that doesn’t take too much time.

Bread Pudding

This simple bread pudding is a great way to use up stale bread.

Carribean Cole Slaw

Makes the perfect no-cook side dish. Add your favorite protein and make it a meal. In class on 4/18 and 4/19 we grilled the vegetables and fruit over direct heat

Grilled Snapper with Habanero and Scallions

The chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe; a burst of freshly squeezed pineapple juice adds another bright note

Ale Roasted Potatoes

An easy and flavorful side that goes great with ribs.

Avocado Slaw

Lots of crunch and flavor packed into this easy side dish.

Kobbari Annamu Coconut Rice

Coconut milk and the spices make for a fragrant basmati rice.

Pork Belly Tacos with Pipian Sauce

These tacos are full of flavor from the rich pork belly and the roasted tomatillos.

Shrimp Stuffed Chiles

These shrimp stuffed peppers are great for any grilling party.

Grilled Chicken and Black Bean Salad

The papaya in the marinade has enzymes that real help to tenderize and transfer flavor to the chicken thighs.

Brisket Chilaquiles

Brisket makes for a flavorful take on chilaquiles. Note: cook time depends on the size of your brisket.

Dessert Pizza

Great cinnamon dessert pizza.

Kentucky Bourbon Salted Caramel Bread Pudding

Scott Lutocka, famous Eggfest griller, shared this recipe with us for our 10th Annual Eggfest 2018. This sweet and savory dessert is perfect for entertaining family and friends.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These sweet potatoes are an amazing accompaniment to grilled fish.

Grilled Watermelon and Cucumber Salad

A great summer salad that is light and easy.

Raw Tomatillo Salsa

Quick and easy salsa recipe

Rock Shrimp Taco

Rock shrimp make for a quick and flavorful taco.

Taco Slaw

This slaw is great with any kind of taco.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Smokey bacon and cheddar biscuits are a great way to start any barbecue.

Asian Caramel Chicken Thighs

In this recipe, chicken is glazed with a savory asian caramel sauce and garnished with sesame seeds and almonds.

Lemon Yogurt Potato Salad

Bright flavors from the yogurt and lemon pair nicely with rich meats such as baby back ribs or brisket.

Seasonal Fruit Cobbler

These apples are topped with a brown butter crumb batter that creates the perfect topping

Strawberry and Balsamic Pasta Salad

A great early summer salad that pairs well with smoked fish or grilled chicken.

Citrus Basmati Rice

We use basmati rice for this, jasmine is a great substitute.

Chicken with Fresh Pineapple

Grilling the pineapple ahead adds an extra dimension to this complex sauce.

Haupia Coconut Pudding

A refreshing and easy Hawaiian dessert garnished with toasted coconut and cashews.

Macadamia Nut Romesco with Roasted Vegetables

A different version of a traditional romesco sauce that can be used with lighter meats like chicken or pork.

Mango Slaw

A delicious Mango Slaw

Pineapple & Lychee Spread

An easy and fresh spread that pairs well with grilled flatbread.

Pork - Kalua Pork Shoulder

Wrapping your pork shoulder in the banana leaf helps to keep moisture in and adds aromatic flavor to the pork. In class on 6/19/18 we smoked our shoulder for one hour with pecan wood. Prior to wrapping in banana leaf.

Salmon Poke

Make sure to find the freshest salmon you can find. Tuna is a great substitute

Blueberry Galette

This galette is easily adaptable to any season.

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette Salad

A fresh delicious Salad.

Asiago and Sage Grilled Potatoes

Asiago and sage are a classic combination that really puts these potatoes over the top.

Smoked and Glazed Babyback Ribs

Baby back ribs are generally meatier and take less time to cook.

Tea Smoked Scallops

A different way to smoke scallops that adds a deeper flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Chocolate and peanut butter make for a delicious dessert.

Braised Lamb for Gorditas

Smoking the lamb shoulder ahead of time really adds a lot of depth to the final product.

Chorizo and Potato Soup with Cornbread Croutons

This brothy soup gets most of its flavor from the chorizo. In class we used Smoking Goose Mexican chorizo.

Chocoflan III

Chocoflan can be a bit of a challenge but well worth the effort.

Masa Dough

These masa cakes are a great accompaniment to rich meats and sauces.

Spicy Tinga

A flavorful and spicy sauce. You can use different dried chiles for a more complex sauce. Great alternatives are guajillo, ancho, chile de arbol, or pasilla.

Grilled Peach Crostini

A great recipe for late summer peaches.

Skirt Steak with Almond Chile Sauce

Skirt steak has amazing flavor but be careful not to overcook. And always remember to slice against the grain. Pairs well with the Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2016.

Cauliflower Steak

Grilling cauliflower gives it a slightly nutty flavor that really makes this dish.

Summer Romaine Salad

Grilling the romaine will add another layer of flavor to this summer salad.

Raspberry Ricotta Cake

Berries and ricotta make for an amazing combination in this dessert.

Smoked Flat Iron Steak with Shishito and Smashed Avocado

Smoking the steak ahead of time adds another layer of flavor to this dish.

Asian Caramel Pork Shoulder

Try something different with these steamed pork buns.

Basic Arugula Salad

A light and flavorful salad for any occasion.

The Smoked Chicken Wings

Smoking wings before grilling them will give you maximum flavor in every bite.

Grilled Shallot and Potato Salad

Grilling the potatoes and shallots adds an interesting texture and depth of flavor to any potato salad recipe.

Ranch Dressing

A fun and easy way to make your own ranch with buying a prepackaged product.

Barbecued Shrimp with Cheese Grits

This shrimp and grits is served with a homemade bbq sauce for a different spin on a classic.

Berber Chicken Thighs

Berber spice is an Ethiopian spice blend that makes for great grilled chicken.

A Pulled Pork

Classic pulled pork makes for a great sandwich or served on its own.

Brined and Grilled Vegetables

Brining the vegetables and tossing them in the chermoula makes for an unbelievable grilled side dish.

Pork, White Bean and Kale Soup

Perfect for cool evenings, this rustic soup is flavored with garlic, onion, and paprika and loaded with chunks of pork.

Grilled Shrimp with Olives and Tomato Sauce

The sauce for these shrimp is quick yet flavorful.

Grilled Swordfish with Grilled Potatoes

The acidity from the balsamic vinegar and lemon juice balances the richness of the swordfish.

Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado and Mango

Smoked trout pairs up nicely with the bright acidity of the salad.

Ginger Apple Cake

This ginger apple cake is a great fall addition to your repertoire of desserts.

Maple Mustard Glazed Spareribs

Spareribs will take a little longer to cook than baby back ribs, but are well worth the wait.

Reverse Sear Ribeye with Spicy Romesco Sauce

Reverse sear is a great way to control the internal temperature of your steak.

Winter Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

An easy yet rich buttermilk dressing that pairs nicely with steak.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is often overlooked but makes for a flavorful side.

Sunchoke and Kale Hash

A hardy side dish that is great for winter.

Bourbon Banana and Maple Cake

Bourbon makes everything better!

Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut squash has a naturally creamy texture.

Maple and Apple Cider Gastrique

In class on 11/19/18 and 11/20/18 we used this gastrique for the butternut puree.

Pomegranate Pepper Dip

The recipe works as a dip or sauce for your Thanksgiving turkey.

Bacon Cheddar Biscuit

Smokey bacon and cheddar biscuits are a great way to start any barbecue.

Beer Pickle Liquid

Easy and delicious beer pickles.

Cardamom Ginger Cake

The cardamom and ginger combine to make an aromatic and spicy apple cake.

Nashville Style Hot Chicken

Adjust the amount of cayenne and peppers to suit your spice level. Your cook time will vary depending on whether or not you use chicken thighs, breasts or legs and whether they have bones in them.


Very delicious pork belly sure to please!

Raclette Mac and Cheese

Raclette combined with the smoked gouda make for a really tasty mac and cheese.

Spicy Indian Turkey Soup

A great way to enjoy turkey anytime of year.

Sunchoke polenta

Sunchokes and polenta were made for each other. In class on 12/19 we substituted salsify for sun chokes. Salsify needs to be peeled and placed in lemon water prior to cooking.

A Smoked Ribeye

This ribeye is packed with flavor from the smoke to the rub you won’t be disappointed. Pairs well with the Tamari Malbec.

Beef Tenderloin with Bacon Bourbon Sauce

This rich sauce is a great way to add flavor to a filet.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

A different take on garlic bread. Don’t forget to drain your mozzarella.

Chile and Steak Salad

A flavorful salad that packs a punch with Thai chiles.

Farro with Carrots and Swiss Chard

Farro is a hearty grain. If you have difficulty finding it you can substitute barley or risotto.

Salted Bourbon Brownies

Chocolate and bourbon are a match made in heaven.

Spicy Steak Rub

An all purpose rub that is great on any steak.

Arugula and Pomegranate Salad

A bright and peppery salad that goes well with pizza.

Chocolate Espresso Cake

Take your time with the buttercream it can be a challenge for some.

Grilled Broccolini and Swiss Chard with Miso

Grill your vegetables just until they have a light char so they don’t overcook.

Braised Root Vegetable with Shallots and Bacon

A flavorful crowd pleaser that makes root vegetables into an amazing dish.

The Basic Neapolitan Pizza Dough

Pizza dough isn't as hard to make as you think. Once you learn to make your own dough, you will never go back!

Smoked Andouille & Crawfish Gumbo

Tender chunks of crawfish and smoky sausage are the stars of this hearty dish.

Arugula Citrus and Date Salad

A light salad that is great for the summer.

Walnut Orange Cake

Orange and walnut combine to make a delicious and unexpected cake.

Smoked Grouper with Caribbean Slaw

The chile heat brings out the sweetness of the grouper in this Jamaican recipe; a burst of freshly squeezed pineapple juice adds another bright note.

Seared Scallops

When you add the baking soda it will help get a nice even caramelization on your scallops.


A traditional hand pie from New Orleans that are a great start to your Mardi Gras celebration.

Snapper with Crab and Andouille

Snapper with crab and andouille is an amazing combination.

Mardi Gras Pigeon Peas and Rice

Pigeon peas and rice are a classic southern combination that can be adapted to any taste.

Grilled Tequila Chicken with Corn & Black Bean Salad

This Mexican inspired dish is perfect for casual entertaining.

Coconut Key Lime Sheet Cake

This makes a great dessert for anytime of year.

Fresh Spring Rolls with Smoked Chicken and Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

An amazing light and flavorful appetizer to start any meal.

Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted mushrooms are a perfect match for a smoked ribeye.

Spring Vegetable Salad

The bright acidity of the dressing pairs really well with rich smoked salmon.

Cherry Wood Smoked Spareribs

Great Delicious Smoked Spareribs!

Twice-Smoked Ham with Cinnamon & Bourbon Glaze

Elevate the traditional supermarket smoked ham with a second smoking on the kamado and a sweet and spicy glaze.

Artichoke and Fennel Salad

An easy light salad that is great served with skirt steak.

Broccolini with Miso

If you can’t find broccolini you can substitute regular broccoli or any root vegetable.

Ceviche Tostadas with Avocado Cream

While not a traditional ceviche, grilling all your components will add quite a bit of flavor.

Pork Shoulder Tacos

Smoking the pork shoulder adds another dimension to an already flavorful dish.

Sope de Pollo

Sopes are a great main dish or can be made smaller to serve as an appetizer.

Berry Upside Down Cake

You can change the fruit depending on the season.

Coconut Caramel Flan

Coconut caramel flan is great for a hot summer day.

Cuban Chicken with Chorizo Rice

Spicy chorizo and chicken are a perfect combination.

Cuban Watercress Salad

A light and peppery salad for summer.

Grilled Zucchini

Summer squash is great to throw on the grill and has an amazing buttery flavor.


Medianoche sandwich is known as the midnight sandwich because it was eaten late at night outside clubs.

Medianoche Bread

A denser, richer bread that will hold up to all the toppings that accompany the sandwich.

Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja literally means old clothes in spanish.

Secret Weapon BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce takes very little time and can be customized to your liking.

Brined Vegetables with Garlic Butter

Brining the vegetables ahead will insure even and flavorful seasoning.

Grilled Fruit Pie

This simple and adaptable open-faced pie lends itself to many seasonal fruit varieties. In the early fall, sweet Seckle pears and tart red plums make a beautiful, rosy-hued filling.

Radicchio Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Don’t skip soaking the radicchio ahead of time. It will make a huge difference in the final product.

Grilled Corn Cakes with Tomato Salad

A great summer side dish.

Seasonal Tart

Use peaches in the summer time and apples in the fall and winter.

City Chicken

Just like mom used to make!

Coal Fired Roast

Cooking directly on the coals is a great way to get an even sear and good flavor.

Iceberg Salad

A different take on an old classic.

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a great summertime dessert.

Grilled Eggplant with Chiles

Eggplants are a perfect match for grilling and a little spice.

Garlic and Red Miso NY Strip

NY strip is a flavorful well marbled cut.

Herb and Garlic Flank Steak with Pan Roasted Grapes

The combination of vinegar and sweetness from the grapes compliments the steak nicely.

Pine Nut and Custard Tart

Savory pine nuts and rich custard make a great dessert that’s not too sweet.

Roasted Sweet Potato with Cilantro Pesto

This hearty side dish pairs perfectly with steak.

Snap Pea and Quinoa Salad

A great hearty salad to accompany steak.


This recipe takes some patience and careful monitoring of your pan. Be careful at the end of this process the pork skin will pop when deep frying.

Secreto with Romesco and Salad

Romesco sauce is a traditional Spanish sauce that goes great on just about any protein.

Smoked & Braised Pork Cheeks

Smoking the cheeks prior to braising them adds a substantial amount of flavor.

Apple Crisp

In class on 9/11/19 we used half peaches and half apples.

Fried Okra

Golden brown fried okra with spicy mustard.

Braised Collard Greens and Cider Sauce

Braised collard greens are a classic BBQ accompaniment.

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

Goes great with pork shoulder.

Crab and Lobster Salad with Celery Leaf Pesto

You can substitute shrimp instead of lobster for this salad.

Grilled Trout

In class, we brined our fish with the basic brine and added two cups of orange juice to the brine.

Chocolate Banana Cake

It’s hard to beat chocolate, caramel and banana for a rich dessert.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Parmesan Dressing

A hardy salad for the colder months.

Charred Broccolini

Sichuan peppercorns add an unexpected spice to this flavorful side dish.

Butterscotch Date Coffee Cake

Serve with cinnamon whipped cream for an added layer of flavor.

Grilled Potatoes

Curry leaves can be found in the refrigerated section of most Asian markets.

Smoked Trout Dip

An easy dip for any occasion.

Thin Sesame Crackers

A pasta roller makes these crackers a really thin and crispy.

Apple Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is an easy and flavorful dessert that can be adapted to any taste.


Arrancini take a little work but are well worth it in the end.

Best Drop Biscuits

This recipe can be adapted for different flavors of biscuit. In class on 12/17/19, we added 1/4 cup of blue cheese to the batter before baking. Try different cheeses or add herbs for savory biscuits.

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Classic chicken and dumplings are a great way to utilize your dutch oven.

Fennel and Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios

An easy and light salad to compliment.

Fried Farro with Pickled Carrots

A hearty side dish for the winter months.

Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

A great combination of salty and sweet.

Roasted Chicken with Pepita Stew

This flavorful stew is a great way to up the flavor profile of roasted chicken.

Cilantro Lime Rice

A bright and flavorful rice preparation.

Sausage Meatloaf with Lemon and Parmesan

Smoking the meatloaf adds another dimension of flavor and makes for a unique spin on a classic.

Shiitake Soup

A simple yet flavorful soup. Grilling the mushrooms will intensify the flavor quite a bit.

Garlic and Wine Goat Cheese Spread

A simple and delicious spread.

Curried Brussels Sprouts

Make sure your pan is fully preheated to get a good sear.

Farro with Beets and Pomegranate

Farro can seem heavy at times but the addition of citrus and pomegranates can really lighten it up.

Grilled and Marinated Skirt Steak

Skirt steak is a great cut for marinades. Remember to always slice it against the grain.

Pistachio Crumb Cake

It’s all about the crumb on this cake. The crunchy texture and moist cake make a great combination.

Baked Dizzy Nuts

Addicting and simple snack.

Greek Style Roasted Potatoes

Grilling the potatoes is a great way to add depth of flavor to this classic preparation.

Citrus Almond Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil and citrus are a classic pairing the makes this cake stand out.

Brussels Sprouts with Kimchi and Ginger

This side packs a big punch of flavor.

Bulgur Salad

A different twist on classic tabbouleh.

Goat Cheese Hush Puppies

A fun twist on an old classic. Be careful scooping batter into hot oil.

Kumquat Tart

Depending on the quality of your blender you may end up with more or less kumquat puree after you strain it. You should start making the curd with 2 cups of strained kumquat puree.

Salt Baked Whole Fish

The salt crust helps retain moisture as well as hold in the aromas of the herbs and citrus.

Sea Bass with Soy Glaze

The cucumber salsa is a great counter flavor to the richness of the sea bass.

Smoked Scallops with Risotto

A rich and creamy scallop dish.

Chicken with Fennel, Tomatoes and Olives

You can roast the chicken separately to get a crispier skin.

Chop Salad with Gochujang Dressing

This hearty salad gets its complexity from the gochujang and the variety of vegetables.

Grill Seared Salmon with Fennel Salad

Using the plancha or cast iron pan directly on the platesetter will give you the best sear without over heating the pan.

Onion Rolls

Easy onion rolls that can be made in about an hour.

Pecorino Pudding

This makes a great side dish for the cheese lover.

Smoked NY Strip Loin with Spicy Schug

You can make the Schug as spicy as you like.

Andouille Cheese Grits and Crawfish Sauce

A flavorful and rich dish for Mardi Gras.

Creole Mustard Fried Chicken

Mustard adds a tangy note and gives a bit of heat.

Red Beans and Rice

A classic New Orleans staple that is sure to fill you up.

Grilled Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

This bacon-wrapped meatloaf is cooked on the grill, then sliced and grilled again for robust flavor. A scoop of tangy tomato relish completes the dish.

Chickpea and Tahini Salad

Grilling the vegetables in large pieces helps develop flavor without completely charring them before they cook.

Citrus Spareribs

If you don’t have dried orange and lemon peel you can substitute fresh zested peel.

Rhubarb, Lime, Ginger Tart

This is a great dessert for summer.

Salt Baked Vegetables

The salt crust holds in all the moisture from the vegetables and will make them really tender.

Asparagus Potato Salad

Grilling the potatoes at 350ºF will allow you to cook the potatoes through without completely charring them.

Ginger Lime Curd

An easy and flavorful dessert that’s great for summer.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Pistachio and Creme Fraiche

If you can't find creme fraiche sour cream can be substituted.

Charred Carrots with Cilantro and Hazelnuts

The sauce in this recipe goes great with any crunchy vegetable.

Potatoes with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

You can make these potatoes as spicy as you would like by adding or subtracting Jalapeños.

Cauliflower Pacchadi

A great way to add complexity of flavor to cauliflower.

Topping For Sicilian Pizza

In class on 6/30/20 we used this topping for the Sicilian no knead pizza.

Chopped Salad with Lemon Pepper Buttermilk Dressing

This salad is a great way to utilize summer vegetables.

Marinated Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri

Chimichurri is an easy way to add big flavor to your steaks.

Santa Maria Tri Tip Torta with Tomato Relish

Tri tip is a great cut of beef to throw on the grill and the tomato relish is perfect for summertime.

Summer Squash Gratin with Blue Cheese and Sage

Grilling the squash first will add an extra layer of flavor into this dish.

Braised Kale with Cherry Tomatoes

This is just one way to utilize summer harvest vegetables.

Garlic Green Beans

A simple green bean recipe that can be adapted to other flavors.

Garlic Tarragon Ribeye and Slaw

Putting the rub on earlier and giving the salt time to work on the muscle fibers goes along way towards building flavor.

Gluten Free Crackers

Gluten Free crackers make a great vehicle for whatever spread you have.

Indian Style Butter Chicken with Chopped Salad

Marinating with yogurt will ensure that your chicken comes out moist and tender.

Peanut Butter Mousse

An easy and rich dessert that is great for any occasion.

Garlic Butter

A simple spread for any type of bread.

Scallops with Pancetta and Onion Relish

Scallops are great smoked or grilled. Make sure that you look for dry packed scallops when purchasing.

Braised Beef Cheeks

Beef cheeks are an amazingly rich and decadent cut to braise.

Green Curry & Salmon Soup

Fish heads and bones will give your soup an amazing flavor and richness.

Grilled Beef Tongue

Beef tongue is an often overlooked cut that can be utilized in many different applications.

Lamb Belly

Lamb belly is a great cut that is full of flavor and can be easily adapted to suit your needs.

Plum Cake

Late summer is the perfect time for juicy plums, although any stone fruit will work with this dessert.

Bourbon Braised Stone Fruit

You can use stone fruit for this recipe or apples make a great substitution.

Chicken with Grilled Ratatouille

Grilled vegetable ratatouille is a great summer dish that can be adapted to suit anyone's taste. You can also substitute any white fish or cut of chicken you prefer for this dish.

Roasted Garlic Focaccia

Classic and delicious with lots of garlic flavor.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Farro, Black-Eyed Peas and Lentils

Lamb shanks and spices will give you a big bold flavor to go along with hearty grains.

Braised Rabbit with Caramelized Onions

Adding a little smoke to your braise will give you a deeper and richer flavor. You can easily substitute chicken for the rabbit in this recipe.

Romaine Hearts Salad

The yogurt and mayonnaise will provide a creamy counter point for the crisp romaine.

Godeungeo Jorim (Korean Braised Fish)

If you want to make this dish a little less spicy omit the chili flakes.

Garlic Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes

These grilled potatoes can become addicting.

Chile Roasted Potatoes

These potatoes pack a punch! You can substitute a milder chili powder to cut down on the heat.

Chinese 5-Spice Cake with Ginger Icing

Five spice powder consists of Szechuan peppercorns, fennel, clove, star anise and cinnamon.

Classic Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Using the rolling technique will give you multiple layers and ensure a crispy pancake.

Grain Salad with Grilled Shrimp

A hardy salad or side dish made better with grilled shrimp.

Snapper with Fresh Tomatoes

Remember to use a lighter wood for smoking so you don’t overpower the other flavors in this dish.

Wahoo (Ono) with Blackberry

A simple yet flavorful sauce makes this grilled fish pop.

Beetroot Chapatti

Chapatti flour can be found at most Asian grocers.

Curried Sweet Potato and Freekeh Salad

A hearty side dish that’s great for the cooler months.

Potato Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

An easy potato side dish that is only enhanced by grilling the potatoes.

Smoked Salmon with Frisée Salad

Smoked salmon is Dijon vinaigrette are a classic combination.

Spareribs with Mop Sauce

Spareribs have great flavor and will cook very evenly.

Smoked Brisket (Texas Style)

Traditional Texas style brisket never disappoints.

Tomato Sauce for Brisket

This is a very versatile sauce the can be utilized with many different proteins.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is infinitely adaptable, just use the same base of eggs, cream and bread.

Grilled Vegetables with Aioli

A simple aioli cream makes takes grilled vegetables over the top!

Risotto alla Milanese

This dish is great for those cool winter nights.

S'mores Bars

Want the flavor of a smore but don’t have a campfire? No problem, this is a recipe for classic s’mores in an easy to eat bar!

Steam Buns

Use all sorts of fillings for these steamed buns.

Almond and Date Tart

Serve room temperature with warm mangos or other fruit.

Baby Back BBQ Sauce

An easy and delicious sauce for your ribs.

Citrus Marinade/Mop sauce for Beef, Lamb or Pork

This sweet spicy mop sauce is great for ribs, beef and lamb.

Blackened Fish

This is a great seasoning for blackened fish, chops or steak!

Texas Chili

Chili is great any time of year and tastes even better when cooked in cast iron.

Pickled Ginger

Easy pickling recipe. Try it with different vegetables.

Key Lime Panna Cotta

Citrus fruit is a great addition to panna cotta.

Homemade Sesame Seed Buns

Great bun for all different types of sliders or burgers.

Chili Mayo

Mayonnaise with a zing.

Chicken and Shrimp Paella

A traditional Spanish rice dish.

Asian Salmon Burgers

A great alternative to a traditional burger.

Tuna Soba

Perfect as a side dish or a meal. You can substitute your favorite protein for the tuna.

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

A healthy appetizer or snack. Try different types of fillings such as chicken, pork, and seasonal vegetables.

Curry Mayo

A spicy all purpose dipping sauce. Serve with shrimp chips, grilled naan or as a spread on a burger or sandwich.

Japanese Cocoa Mochi

This desert is so interesting with its texture and ability to use any flavoring you wish. Also try wrapping it around a piece of ice cream and keeping it in the freezer.

Chinese Orange Chicken

You don’t need to order take out with this recipe!

Korean Bulgogi

Use different meats for a variation on this recipe.

Hush Puppies

A fun twist on an old classic. Be careful scooping batter into hot oil.

Fruity Pebbles Pot de Crème

Use different flavors to make variations of this dessert.

Homemade Pastrami

Making your own pastrami can take some time, but is so much better on the EGG!

Cured Salmon

A great preservation method for fresh fish.

Gluten Free Flour

Use as a substitute for all purpose flour.

Duck Salad

A nice light, spring salad that you can top with any meat of your choice.

Duck Pastrami

Tender, cured duck breast.

Broadway Pea Salad

A Spokane favorite recreated!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This recipe calls for roasted chicken, however, any type of roasted meat can be used.

Maple Vinaigrette Dressing

This versatile maple dressing can be used with any salad greens of your choice.

Lemon Curd

It’s a great condiment to keep on hand for just about anything from dessert to toast.

Pasta Salad

Let your ingredients be your guide for this easy side dish.

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are very versatile so you can add your favorite seasoning.

Queso Birria Tacos de Pato

A new and interesting type of taco.

Queso Fundido

Mexican cheese fondue.

Quick Salsa

A quick and easy version of classic salsa.

Crisp Burritos

These fried flour tortillas make a great snack or meal. You can fill them with meat or beans.

Horchata Arroz Con Leche (Rice Pudding)

A sweetened Mexican rice pudding.

Horchata Mexican Rice Drink

This is great as a drink or you can easily use the rice for the pudding.

Citrus Sugar Cream Tart

Great made as a pie or tart, go nuts with flavor variations.

Dirty Beans

Delicious with any pork dish.

Watermelon Cream Pie

A unique summer recipe.

Asian Pan Seared Salmon

A twist on blackened salmon.

Cheesy Bacon Stuffing

A good recipe that can be modified to your taste. Try it with chicken also!

Stuffed Halibut

Delicious with halibut or a quality thick cut fish as well.

Turmeric Rice

A great side with any dish.

Warm Cous Cous Salad

Mediterranean couscous cooks like pasta, as it is pearls of pasta.

Kale Salad

Using kale adds a healthy alternative to traditional salad greens.

Savory Beef Stew with Roasted Vegetables

A soul warming stew for those cold nights. Adding a puff pastry makes it even more satisfying!

Summer Corn & Duck Confit Ravioli

Corn and duck add a new twist to traditional ravioli.

Chef Hattie's Candied Nuts

A sweet way to add some crunch to your dishes.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Streusel

A tasty addition to dessert or even oatmeal.

Blitz Puff Pastry Dough

While this takes some time, it is a delicious pastry dough.

Cheese Puffs

A fun and interesting appetizer.

Beef BBQ Marinade

A great marinade for beef!

Brisket BBQ Sauce

A delicious BBQ sauce for beef.

Brisket BBQ Dry Rub

A great beef based dry rub.

Cous Cous Pasta Salad

A different twist on pasta salad. You can substitute your favorite veggies.

Mop Sauce for Ribs

A super easy sauce for ribs.

Smoked Five Spice Short Ribs

Great with any seasoning and sauce you choose.

Lexington Coleslaw

A very different slaw recipe.

Candied Maple Bacon Frozen Custard

Sweet, salty, smoky yum!

Grilled Steak Pita with Ginger and Garlic Sauce

Fresh and crisp flavors for a summer feast.

Peach Caprese Salad with Shaved Strip Steak

A twist on classic caprese salad.

Thai Waterfall Beef

Deconstructed beef stir fry.

Brined and Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Rind Chutney

Brining your chicken first makes it flavorful and juicy.

Grilled Steak Salad with Crispy Kale and Peppers

Crispy kale adds a nice crunch to this salad.

Sauteed Vegetables with Shallot Oil

Shallot oil is a great alternative cooking oil.

Blueberry Sauce

You can substitute any type of seasonal berries in this recipe.

Cast Iron Cheese Bread

An easy cheese bread.

Chimichurri Sauce

A classic South American condiment.

Lemon Delight

A classic sponge cake with lemon curd.

Pork Tenderloin with Plum & Cherry Relish

A versatile dish that adapts to just about any seasonal fruit.

Grilled Swordfish with Tortilla Sauce and Corn Relish

A great sauce to use up your crumbled tortilla chips!

Moros y Christianos

Delicious Caribbean black beans and rice.

Smoked Salmon with Hearty Greens Salad

A wonderful salad that pairs with the salmon very well.

Tomatillo Creme

A versatile creme that can be used for many dishes.

Whole Roasted Bronzini

Whole roasting fish is simpler than you might think.

Hand Tossed Mexican Style Pizza

Add your own toppings to this non-traditional pizza style.

Roasted Shallot Alfredo

Very versatile sauce that you can change by adding different flavors like roasted red peppers instead of the shallots.

Andouille Sausage

A great recipes for sausage at home.

Asian BBQ Sauce

A great alternative to traditional BBQ sauce.

Cajun Pain Rouler

A classic Cajun bread recipe.

Cajun Remoulade

A basic Cajun condiment used for po-boys and appetizers.

Country Apple Galette with Smoked Muenster Cheese

A twist on apple pie with cheddar cheese.

Diver Scallops Grilled on Rosemary

This recipe works well with chicken, shrimp or pork as well.

Smoked Short Rib Cacciatore

You can also use chicken for a more classic preparation.

Teriyaki Pork Steak

A steak option other than beef.

Teriyaki Sauce

Great with any protein chicken beef, pork, or seafood.

Goat Cheese Spread

A great spread for bread or crackers.

Turmeric Squash Pickles

Great version of classic bread and butter pickles.

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