When I think of grilling, I can’t help but think of the flavor of smoking. In the past, smoking meats was a way of preserving. Now, it is more about taste and texture. Brisket is a prime example of this; it needs extra love and care…long and low. Smoking adds tons of flavor and actually tenderizes this meat in the process. Our smoked beef brisket is the main item requested at all of our BBQs and has been really popular for weddings. Throw in BBQ chicken, hearty baked…

In 2014, we were lucky to be asked to join Katie Thompson on WMTW to talk about Super Bowl Snacks! In case you missed it, here are the recipes of the yummy snacks Nancy prepared. Buffalo Style Hot Dog with Blue Cheese Dip Ingredients: Hot dogs 1 cup of all purpose flour 1 tsp. granulated garlic Salt & pepper Pinch of baking soda Sriracha sauce or Frank’s Red Hot Sauce Blue cheese Ranch dressing Method: Pour oil into a pot, leaving at least two inches from top. Heat…

Do you think of spicy foods when you think of snacking during the Super Bowl? I know I do! Last year, I made (amongst other things) a spicy buffalo chicken dip. Just like buffalo wings—only easier! This year, Chuck and I think it is fitting to make Sriracha Buffalo Wings with a Goat Cheese Ranch Dip at the suggestion of our executive chef, Todd. Why? Have you ever heard the saying, “Nobody wants what someone else does not want—but when everyone else wants it I want it, too”?…

Every year Chuck and I go to Las Vegas for the Annual Catersourse Convention. As we leave Vegas this year I look back at the wonderful opportunity to learn so much and just what we have just experienced. I also recall the wonderful hotel we stayed in and the awesome food that we ate. We continue to rave about The Cosmopolitan Hotel. It is truly a pleasure to stay there. This year we were upgraded to a suite on the 52nd floor with a wrap around balcony and…