Smoked Meatballs

It’s 10:30 at night and I’m just starting to write this post. I thought about putting it off, but then I would be falling into my own self-fulfilling prophecy of abandoning the blog again. The first time you skip a post, you’re racked with guilt. The second time you skip a post, the guilt is … More Smoked Meatballs

Cure Your Own Bacon

Updated August 31, 2021. Kirk has slightly altered the process for how he cures his bacon. Previous batches sometimes came out too salty. To adjust for this, he kept his cure recipe and ratios the same, however, he now opts to cover the pork belly with less rub. Find the detailed changes in the written … More Cure Your Own Bacon

Hello 2019!

Goodbye 2018! We hardly knew ya! Hello 2019! We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! Every year we dust off the blog with intentions of keeping it crackling with recipes, food pics and interesting articles. However, come February, our food blog is usually left lonely and desolate with tumbleweeds blowing … More Hello 2019!

Gold Bars

Gold Bars…they’re the unicorn of foods. This is a cafeteria staple that at one time was found in lunchrooms across Albuquerque (before the days of peanut allergies), maybe even the entire state of New Mexico. My sister recalls buying these in middle school in Las Cruces. Kirk says she’s a liar. If she’s right, how … More Gold Bars