Wood-Fired Sweet and Salty Party Mix

We have a tradition of making party mix around the holidays, and baking it over wood and charcoal really kicks the flavor up a few notches! Instead of our usual recipe with cheese puffs and pretzels, I thought it would be fun to experiment with a sweeter profile, so I added some M&M’s. It certainly is a hit at our house.

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Grilled Wellington

There is nothing more Christmassy than a beef wellington. Unlike a traditional wellington cooked on the stove-top and then in the oven, this one is going to be grilled! Ingredients 2-pound cut of Chateaubriand Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces Portobello mushrooms 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms 6 oyster […]

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple Cider

This slow cooker apple cider is perfect for making memories around the fireplace or when enjoying a good book while the snow blows.






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Smoked and Mashed Red Potatoes

When you’re serious about mashed potatoes for a holiday meal—or anytime—Don’s smoked mashed potato recipe is the winner you’re looking for.






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Grilled Asparagus With Cranberries and Bacon

While turkey and stuffing are staples of American holiday meals—at our house, anyway—side dishes can elevate the dining experience considerably. And for adding that extra punch to the special occasion, nothing’s better than backyard barbecue. This grilled asparagus recipe with cranberries and bacon is part of my holiday meal series, which first appeared in issues 52 and 53 of StoryQue magazine.






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Homemade Bread Simplified: Simple Artisan Bread and Two Hour Bread Recipes

Do you think baking bread is hard work? Some bread recipes make a mess in your kitchen and are downright confusing. Try this simple artisan bread baked in a Dutch oven or the two hour “fast bread”, and discover how fun and easy bread can be! What’s especially cool is the fact that you can make this bread at a campfire or in your smoker.






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