All posts by Lavern Gingerich

StoryQue Holiday Recipe Collection

Looking for Christmas recipes or snack ideas? We’ve got a wealth of holiday recipes inside the StoryQue magazine back issues from the last several years—so to keep them from being forgotten, I’m highlighting some of my favorites here. You’ll find a nice variety of appetizers, meats, sides, desserts, candy, and drinks along with the issue number in which they were published.

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How to Smoke a Turkey

Here is my collection of smoked turkey recipes, mostly from authors I know personally. I hope they help make your Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday meal amazing. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email or leave a comment, and we’ll be glad to help.

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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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Shrimp Fajitas on a Charcoal Grill

Shrimp, Mexican food, and my Kettle grill—these are a few of my favorite things! To help my wife and I celebrate our ninth anniversary, I cooked some barbecue shrimp fajitas on my charcoal grill and they were amazing. If you are in love with shrimp, cast iron skillets, and cooking with charcoal, I think you’ll enjoy this recipe.

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The Great Hamburger Omelet

One thing that makes cooking so special is the adventure of combining two or three common foods. The hamburger omelet is a fine example of bringing two ordinary foods into one dish—a good homestyle omelet stuffed with a whopper grilled hamburger! In this recipe, I used my Weber Kettle Grill and fired it with lump charcoal. I grilled the burgers directly on the grate like I always do. I fried the eggs and sauteed the vegetables in cast iron skillets on the grill.

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Grilled Squash Happiness

Grilled squash is one of those simple yet amazing foods—and it’s even a vegetable! I grew up eating a lot of fried zucchini, and later we grilled round slices sometimes, but when friends of ours served us grilled squash, sliced into strips along the grain, I was hooked!

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