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Five for Friday: February 20, 2015

Happy Friday once again!  If you were caught in the winter storm that hit this week, hopefully the thawing out process has begun.  If not, here are five things to check out while you stay in and keep warm: Continue reading

Five for Friday: February 13, 2015

Happy Friday the 13th!  As you deal with your paraskevidekatriaphobia and avoid black cats and walking under ladders, here are five links to carry you through the weekend! Continue reading

Fun with Real Canadian Bacon

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At Memphis in May this past year, I had the opportunity to meet Ken Haviland, president of the Real Canadian Bacon Company.  He was kind enough to send me samples of his product (peameal bacon) for review.  My intent was to give them a thorough review right before Christmas.  However, I was not able to get to it due to unforeseen circumstances.  I was sent a variety of slices (or shingles), bone-in chops, and a whole roast. I have tried the slices and the chops, and let me tell you… DELICIOUS!!

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Five for Friday: January 30, 2015

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Five for Friday: Five Christmas Gifts for the Griller in Your Family

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Christmas Thermapen Giveaway

It’s the #1 tool that I would recommend putting on your Christmas list if you don’t have one already. And if you have one already, I’d say get a second one for that special someone in your life. What is it? The Thermapen instant-read thermometer, of course!

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Turkey Tips, ThermoWorks Dot, and a Giveaway

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Five for Friday: Five More Tidbits to Suck Your Time Away

It’s finally Friday again!!  And here are five more articles / tidbits for your reading pleasure:

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Five for Friday: Five Cool Things I Saw This Week

It’s been way too long since I’ve done a Five for Friday.  So let’s get going!  Here are five things that may interest you:

  • If you’re going to be in Dallas, TX this weekend, you may want to check out Dia de los Puercos on Sunday afternoon.  Sam Jones of Skylight Inn is bringing whole hog to beef country!
  • Need a gift to send to that NC BBQ lover?  Why not send them a North Carolina Barbecue Box from N.C. Made!?
  • While this wasn’t from this week (it was from a month ago, in fact), here’s a very good op-ed piece from Daniel Vaughn at Texas Monthly about why Wendy’s “BBQ pulled pork” sandwich is making kittens cry.
  • While I was judging at the Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship, Monk from the Barbecue Bros. was out and about at the festival.  Check out the pics!
  • And finally, it’s not BBQ-related (sort of), but this may have been the best picture from the 2014 World Series… Continue reading

Judging in the NC BBQ Association

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