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It's time to savor all things new and fresh! Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or simply the rebirth of springtime foods, enjoy this season with our tried and true recipes!

wet cured ham
Create the best ham you've ever tasted with this recipe for the ultimate smoked ham. Ordinary store bought ham is taken over the top by slowly smoking it on the grill. The true star of the show, however, is the sweet and savory glaze composed of apricot preserves, honey, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire, and more. read more
finished ham
Create a smoked ham at home that will put any store-bought ham to shame thanks to this simple, yet flavor packed recipe. The key to creating a ham like the ones you normally purchase during the holidays is the curing process. Without it you won't achieve the same flavor or deep red color of a traditional holiday ham. read more
prosciutto wall
There are many different types of ham around the world, but they all fall into three categories: Fresh ham, dry-cured ham, and wet-cured ham. read more
Here's a great recipe for Charoses (Jewish applesauce). This is one of the world's great applesauces and is a perfect accompaniment to BBQ. Charoses tastes just fine as soon as you make it, but it improves with a day or two of age as the apples and raisins absorb the wine and spice flavors. read more
pickled eggs
Pickled hard boiled eggs have long been a staple at bars and pubs around the world. Originally created as a means of preserving eggs, these sweet and tangy snacks are a perfect addition to any party menu. In addition to vinegar, sugar, and spices, our pickled eggs are stained red with beet juice for wow factor. read more
Pickled eggs recipe in a mason jar
Pickled eggs are typically hard boiled eggs that have been submerged in a vinegar-based brine. The brine can be salty, sour, sweet or spicy depending on your preference. This recipe gives the pickled eggs a touch of spice and a good strong punch of tartness from the vinegar. read more
deviled eggs
Here's the best way to make hard boiled eggs. read more
Grilled Candied Bacon Bread Bowl
Make breakfast even better with this recipe for grilled breakfast bread bowls with candied bacon, egg, and cheese. Crusty rolls are hollowed out then filled with a slice of candied bacon, an egg, and grated cheese. The bowls are then smoked on the BBQ grill for an out-of-this-world breakfast bowl. read more
egg salad
Egg salad is an old standard. But you can amp it up to 11 with my recipe for smoked eggs and Mayo Mojo spice mix. read more
leg of lamb
Create mouth watering leg of lamb on the smoker or grill with these various techniques. Leg of lamb is a complex bundle of muscles, with layers of fat and connective tissue throughout. Here are four methods for dealing with the wonderful log of meat and how to create deliciously smoky grilled leg of lamb. read more
In Morocco, Mechoui means 'roasted on an open fire.' Whole lamb is usually roasted on a spit, and often the cavity is filled with organ meats, herbs, or fruits. In this twist on the traditional mechoui, a leg of lamb is marinated overnight in charmoula. It is then seasoned, grilled, and served with harissa hot sauce. read more
homemade merguez sausage
Take your grilled sausages to a whole new level with this tested recipe for homemade Moroccan Merguez lamb sausage. Merguez is a spicy sausage from North Africa whose popularity has spread all over Europe with African immigrants. You'll find it being grilled in Berlin on street corners and in Paris' finest restaurants. read more
Dolly's Mutton Rub
This wonderful spice rub is perfect when looking to amp up the flavor for smoked and grilled lamb. Use it as a dry rub seasoning for lamb or mutton prior to cooking or add liquid to make a flavorful paste for the meat. It also works well as a dry brine, ensuring deep flavor penetration and maximum moisture. read more
Sunlite Kentucky Black Barbecue Sauce
In Western Kentucky the BBQ is mutton, and the sauce is vinegary, spiked with Worcestershire sauce. Here's a recipe for black BBQ sauce inspired by Moonlite Bar-B-Q Sauce & Dip. This thin tart sauce cuts the rich fat, making it perfect for use as a deeply penetrating baste as the meat cooks or as a finishing sauce. read more
sheep dip grill
Lamb loin chops are tender, flavorful, and juicy. This is an extremely quick and easy marinade and cooking method for grilled lamb loin chops. read more
grilled herbed lamb lollipops
Rack of lamb is incredible rich and succulent, especially when cooked medium rare. Here are the tips and tricks for creating perfect rack of lamb lollipops (lamb chops) for your guests including how to trim them, season them, and grill them. read more
Next time you have a jones for a burger, make it a lamburger. Preparing these burgers is a snap and you might not go back to beef hamburgers. Served in a pita along with Greek tzatsiki sauce, these flavorful ground lamb burgers are a great change of pace from traditional burgers at your next BBQ and grilling cookout. read more
Smoked Lamb Ribs
With this simple but flavor rich recipe, feast on succulent lamb ribs that are seasoned with a dry rub and slow smoked until tender. Lamb ribs are grilled low and slow until browned and tender, and then serve them without any sauce to highlight the balance of the slightly gamey meat and the herb scented dry rub. read more
A barbecue emitting smoke in the middle of winter
Getting ready to fire up for BBQ season? Check out our must-have checklist of tips to kick things off right. You'll find out how to get rid of built-up grease, clean the grill grates, and improve your cooker's overall performance so you're barbecued food will taste its best all season long. read more
greasy grill grates
How to clean your grill grates and the best tools for the job. read more
illustration of how a gas valve works
Keep your barbecue grill clean. Greasy grill grates make food taste bad and gunk on the inside of a grill can reduce heat transference. Here's how to clean and maintain your grill. read more

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Gary Hays, Smithville, TX

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