Smoked Turkey

Over the past few years, smoking turkeys have been the preferred method of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. The subtle smoke from the fruitwood use penetrates through the turkey and takes the taste of the turkey to the next level. I generally add a few chunks of cherry wood, but applewood works great too.To make the... Continue Reading →

Asian Cajun Seafood Boil

Late last summer, my friends and I took a friend's trip to North Lake Tahoe for a weekend getaway.  People were assigned cooking duties for each meal and on the last night, the friends hosted a seafood boil for our 30 friends and kids. They cooked a cooler full of fresh head-on shrimp, tons of... Continue Reading →

Furikake Salmon

Furikake seasoning is a very yummy, salty, and full of texture.  You can sprinkle furikake seasoning on anything and it will taste delicious.  This is an extremely simple recipe you can make for a party to feed a large crowd of you can buy individually portioned salmon filets and make it for an easy weeknight... Continue Reading →

Sushi Bake

Over the past few years, Sushi Bake has become one of the most popular pot luck/party food among friends and family.  It is requested at every party and always the first dish to be devoured.  Sushi Bake is essentially a deconstructed sushi roll, baked like a casserole.  It's the perfect food to bring to parties... Continue Reading →

Hawaiian Kalua Pork

I love Luaus.  Besides the beautiful Hula Dancing, my favorite attraction at every Luau is the Imu Ceremony.  During the Imu Ceremony, a few buff Islanders present the slow roasted pig from a traditional underground oven called an Imu.  The crowd claps, cheers, and goes crazy when they see a smoking pig unearthed from the... Continue Reading →

Spicy Seven Layer Dip

The Super Bowl is coming this weekend!  People are either hosting or attending a super bowl party.  Going to a potluck and thinking about what to make?  Try this easy peasy, colorful 7-layer dip with a spicy kick that is delicious and pretty to look at. Party Dips are usually crowd favorites every party I attend.  This... Continue Reading →

Carnitas

I love my Costco dutch oven.  I bought one from Costco about 6 months ago, but never really had a chance to use it until NOW!  I saw this recipe prepared on an episode of America's Test Kitchen (ATK) and found it in my ATK cookbook.I think carnitas are hit or miss and depending on... Continue Reading →

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