Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Recipe: Grilled Bruschetta

My family loves Italian food and snacks. We love to try new things at home and one of our favorite appetizers is bruschetta. I was watching the Food Network and one of the chefs made grilled bruschetta. It looked good and I thought I can make that and make it better. So I did.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review: Thermoworks TW8060

Company: ThermoWorks
Location: Lindon, UT
Product: TW8060
Price: $69-$221 (depending on accessories)

I never trust the thermometers that come in my cookers. I also have a couple cookers that don't have thermometers so it is hard to know what their temperatures are. Lifting the lid of the cooker to check the meat temperature causes heat fluctuations that affect the cook time and that's not good. The TW8060 has helped with each of these problems and is made by the same great people that make the Thermapen.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

BBQ 101: Cooking Brisket

Brisket is Texas BBQ. It is a big hunk of beef from the chest of a cow. When people think of brisket they usually think of the flat. When I think of brisket I think of a packer. The packer is the flat and the point combined. It makes for some good eating. Im going to tell you how I cook brisket. It works for me and my family and others who have sampled it love it. It is my wife's favorite type of BBQ.

When done correctly the brisket has a nice smokey beef flavor that is awesome. It is also one of the types of BBQ that can go wrong easily. If it is under cooked it is tough and hard to eat. If it is overlooked it is dry and crumbly. Hitting the sweet spot takes some practice.