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    Chicken and Dumplings on the Instant Pot, again!

    This evening, my wife, Marilyn, again did Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot. This cook takes less than an hour after a bit of prep, The results are flat out "Over the Top"! It was again a COLD day with wind chills in the teens over night and mixed snow and rain, etc. Just the thing to...
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    Where’s the Memorial Day charcoal sales?

    As the title says, “Where’s the Memorial Day charcoal sales?
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    Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

    I just want to bring a great recipe to the attention of you good folks. Recently, I did Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings. It was absolutely EXCELLENT! I can recommend this without reservation. Every recipe created by Coco Morante that I have tried has been "over the top". I have a couple of her...
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    Meatloaf on a plank, again!

    I decided to do one of my favorites, Grilled Meatloaf on a Plank: My wife, Marilyn, applying Red Pepper Sauce to the Planked Meatloaf prior to grilling: One hour of grilling and this is the payoff: Plated with mashed potatoes, peas and asparagus, and cole slaw (in bowl): As you can...
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    Shhhhh! Ribs on the Instant Pot

    Don't tell anyone, but Marilyn and I did ribs on my Instant Pot, last night. I used the recipe from: https://www.hippressurecooking.com/category/hip-books/ You will note, that when you click on the link, you will see the "BBQ Pork Ribs and Spinach Bean Salad" from the book. THAT is the recipe...
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    My first cook with my Black Friday 6qt. Instant Pot Ultra

    You guys have done it AGAIN! Yep, you have ENABLED me, with, of all things, an electric pressure cooker. I did some serious online research after reading the IP adventures on this forum. My new authority on Pressure Cookers (both old school and the electric pots) is Laura Pazzaglia...
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    Memorial Week bargains

    GFS (Gordon Food Service) ran a sale on Bone-in Boston Butts this past week for the Memorial Week sales. I got an email notice, but when I got there they were sold out. However, they gave me a "rain check". I checked with a couple of fellow smoker friends, and ended up picking up the "rain check...
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    Boston Butts on sale

    A friend called and told me that the local IGA had Boston Butts on sale for .99 a lb. Yeah, that's less than a dollar a pound. We went down and I picked up three 8.0-9.0 lb. bone in butts. The new Kroger ad is out and they have a similar ad that starts in a few days (watch the dates in the fine...
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    Labor Day KBB sale at Home Depot

    I was beginning to sweat a bit! No need! The sale starts tomorrow. I'll be picking up my five twin packs, tomorrow: http://localad.homedepot.com/HomeDepotSD2/LocalAd?StoreRef=3861&storeid=2398751#!/store/2398751/promotion/HD-170831-ST083117?currentpagenumber=1&viewmode=single Keep on smokin'...
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    Meatloaf on a Plank with Sides

    I told Barb she inspired me with her meatloaf on the grill. It has been a while since we did Meatloaf On a Plank. Here it is built on a pre-heated Cedar Plank: On the grill (one full lit chimney spread evenly over the charcoal grate: Finished after one hour and ten minutes: Plated with...
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    Wings and Poppers on the Vortex, again and again!

    We have had continuous minor weather problems all of this spring and summer. If it is not raining, the wind is blowing 60 mph. As I mentioned in another post, I lost my patio canopy to wind. Finally, my wife and I got the new canopy up (just a simple Coleman cover). It sure makes it better...
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    Beware of "sales"...

    Most of you already know this. However, this bears repeating... I am an Amazon Prime member and have been most happy with it and would recommend it (and have). I bought both of my WSM's from Amazon Prime (with the link from this website so the Forum benefits). As most know, Amazon is running a...
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    Wings and Poppers with the Vortex

    We have had absolutely lousy grilling weather. This spring has been crazy. We have had winds of sixty miles an hour, rain storms dropping 4-5" of rain in a couple of hours, widely varying temperatures, etc. We have even had some tornados in the area. It was supposed to storm yesterday, but it...
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    Weber says they have discontinued the Hanger Rack for the WSM's for 2017

    I sent an email direct to Weber regarding the WSM Hanging Rack. They have been dscontinued for 2017. That's a BUMMER! I was afraid of that when it became obvious that they were in short supply. I feel bad for those of you who want one and can't get one. Dale53
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    Wings on the Vortex, again! This time with sides and dessert!

    After some discussion on this forum about the high price of wings, I mentioned that I had picked some up from Costco for a very good price. They come with about ten wings (NO TIPS) all separated and ready to go to a bag, and several bags in the larger container. They are in the frozen food...
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    Chicken wings using the Home Made Mini-Vortex in the Jumbo Joe

    The real test of my Home Made Mini-Vortex is with chicken wings. Here's my first run: After thirty minutes: Done and on the plate: I really didn't have quite enough coals this first time. I suggest you load it up with 35-40 lit coals and it will more nearly approach the heat of the...
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    The Mini-Vortex searing in the Jumbo Joe

    This just happened to be my first cook with the Mini-Vortex (see the details in the "Weber Charcoal Kettle Grills" section). We needed to grill a couple of smoked pork chops from our favorite butcher, so I thought it would be a good time to check out the searing capabilities of the new home made...
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    Homemade Mini-Vortex for the Jumbo Joe

    I LOVE my Medium Vortex for the Performer and have done a number of cooks. It took a couple or three cooks before I was "up to speed" (like any other new tool) but I am a big fan. However, on occasion, there are times where it would be nice to have a bit extra capacity. It doesn't occur often...
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    Wings with the Vortex, again.

    Last evening, i did a half dozen whole chicken wings and eight Jalapeno Poppers using the Vortex, again. The poppers took thirty minutes and the wings took 42 minutes. We brined the wings for about one and one half hours, patted them dry and applied Weber's Kick'n Chicken. Five minutes before...
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    Vortex + Pizza rack + Stone = HOT!

    I had a thought. Why not add the use of the Vortex together with my Pizza Rack and stone to see if it boosted temperatures closer to a wood fired pizza oven. http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?62734-Building-a-rack-for-a-Pizza-Stone&highlight=Pizza+stone+rack Here is what the set up looks like...

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