Dark Chocolate Easter Peanut M&Ms

I know, I know, I’ve talked about these Easter branded M&Ms a couple of times now, but I keep finding new versions. I take it upon myself to make sure that this gap in my candy education is not repeated by anyone else. I think with this last discovery, I’ve found them all: Dark Chocolate [...]

Memphis-style Barbecue ribs

Inspired by recent events, I wanted to have a go at making my own barbecue. Around here, pulled pork seems to be king, but I wanted something that I can’t seem to get enough of in North Carolina: Memphis-style dry ribs.
For dry ribs, it’s not strictly necessary to have a smoker to achieve perfectly good [...]

Cuegrass Festival

It certainly is Spring now; when it’s not raining, it’s wonderful outside. The sun invites you outside to have a few drinks, listen to some music, and light up the grill. Over the weekend, Raleigh worked all three into its first Cuegrass festival: a potent mixture of beers, bluegrass, and barbecue.
There was a “Pigs on [...]

Butter and Herb Chicken Dumplings

Have you ever had a recipe that was supposed to be easy but caused you no end of doubt and worry? I just had that experience with this recipe and it was terrifying. As I was cooking I kept asking, “Are these supposed to look like this?” “Is this dough too thin?” “Isn’t this supposed [...]

Easy Chicken Stock

A few days ago I mentioned that I made a chicken soup. I highly reccomend making your own stock for this. It’s neither hard nor particularly difficult to make your own stock. And because I was a bit under the weather when I made this particular version, I took extra pains to make sure it [...]