Friday, April 27, 2012

Grilled, Stuffed Pork Chops

Warming up the grill.
I like to try new things on the grill. One thing I have been wanting to try are grilled stuffed pork chops. My wife and I have regular conversations about what to eat for supper and one day she said, "There are pork chops you can grill." That decided what I was going to make. I just had to figure out what I was going to stuff them with.

I had visions of nice, thick center cut pork chops that I could slice into to make a pocket. I was a little disappointed when I got home.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Doomer's "Q" Sauce Original - Something a little different

Creator: Doomer's LLC
Location: Parkville, MD
Cost: $14
Link: Doomer's "Q" Sauce

Back in January I entered a contest to win a pack of Doomer's "Q" sauce. I was lucky and won. At my house we have our staple sauces that I make so don't buy commercial sauces on a regular basis. Since I have started up this blog I have had a couple sauces come in for reviews but always have a hard time opening a new bottle unless another bottle of sauce is gone. I finally decided it was time to try Doomer's "Q" Sauce Original. I'm glad I did.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Eating for a Good Cause

This week I had the privilege to take my wife to the 17th Annual Taste of the Nation Charlotte which is part of Share our Strength. Thanks to CLT dining for informing me about this event. This event featured over 20 area restaurants. They shared their food and time to help those less fortunate be able to have food. All the proceeds went to a couple local organizations, Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Culinary School of Charlotte.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Catering for my Cousin

About two months ago my cousin contacted me and asked if I would cook BBQ and baked beans for her wedding. I agreed. She said she would have 100 guests so that's what I planned for. Thankfully there are a couple spread sheets out there that can help calculate how much BBQ will be needed for an event depending on the size of the crowd. I also have the benefit of asking those who cater often, through the BBQ Brethren Forum, about the amount of food needed.

My two biggest worries for the wedding were; 1) not having enough BBQ, 2) not having enough sauce. I had cooked 40 butts for a church fund raiser about two years ago and ran out of sauce.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hog Heaven - Restaurant Review

Name: Hog Heaven
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
Price: $ - $4-$22 ($22 is for the buffet with seafood)
Hours: Mon-Sun 

Took a long needed vacation and headed for Myrtle Beach. When I go on vacation I like to hit local places that are not touristy but show the local flavor and foods. I do break from this from time to time if there is a chain that I don't have in my area.

Anyway a twitter friend recommended I try Hog Heaven down in Pawleys Island. I planned one of our afternoons to of down and check it out and see Pawleys Island also.