‘The South’s Best Butts’ Is Every Grillmaster’s New Bible [REVIEW]

Matt Moore flies

Matt Moore traveled the country in search of the South’s Best Butts. Here, Helen’s Bar B Q provided his in-flight refreshments. (Photo courtesy Matt Moore, Facebook)

Growing up in the South, I came to love barbecue with all the fixings from an early age. It didn’t matter if it was beef brisket or pulled pork, I quickly developed a hankering for sticky, charred, finger-licking goodness served up with a huge dollop of potato salad and sweet banana pudding for dessert. Of course, you never get the same barbecue recipe at any two restaurants, because everyone has their own take on how to make it and every region seems to have their own type of sauce. This is exactlly why I love Matt Moore’s new cookbook, The South’s Best Butts. He’s traveled the South from the Carolina’s to Texas in search of barbecue perfection and now he’s sharing his discoveries with the rest of us! Read more of this post

Redneck Pork Nachos [RECIPE]

Redneck Pork Nachos

Squealer’s Bar-B-Que’s Redneck Pork Nachos are the perfect tailgating food! (Photo courtesy Oxmoor House)

A play on Teresa’s Mexican heritage, these are to die for. The star of the show, of course, is the delicious pulled pork—generously layered over a serving of chips and then sprinkled with cheese and other tasty toppings. About halfway through, I actually started using some of the pork rinds to serve as my “chips.” You could say I was eating high on the hog at that moment. Read more of this post

Ham and Cheese Quiche [RECIPE]

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Savory pork and gooey melted cheese makes this Ham and Cheese Quiche a family favorite. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

This quiche recipe was given to me by my dear friend Sandy Gunn when we were living in Southern California and Jathan was a toddler. It’s been one of my go-to “company” meals ever since and always pleases. In fact, it’s one of Jathan’s favorite dishes to this day! Read more of this post

Unplug in Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains [PHOTOS]

Heather relaxes on a beautiful Ozark morning

The Ozark mountains are a restful destination where we love to reconnect with nature and good friends.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love our friends in Texas, but sometimes the chaos of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex is enough to drive anyone batty. That’s when we know it is time to escape to the mountains. Read more of this post

Bourbon-Braised Pork Chops [RECIPE]

Bourbon-Braised Pork Chops

Looking for a new way to make the same old pork chops? Try braising them in our yummy bourbon sauce!
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We’re always looking for new ways to dish up the same old cuts of meat. Pork chops, for example, are usually seasoned with salt and pepper, seared and served. Easy peasy. And while they are good that way, sometimes we want to kick it up a notch and make them extra special. Our bourbon-braised pork chops recipe does just that. It elevates the traditional method and turns this into a meal your family will rave about, infusing a sweet and sassy flavor into the meat, which brightens up your entire meal. We recommend serving this dish with our Neapolitan green beans and a baked potato. Read more of this post