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Cast Iron Cookware – The Smofried Guide

Objective: This piece has gone through about ten different iterations since I first started writing it in mid May 2016. Ultimately, it is nothing more that a high school level research article about cast iron cookware. My understanding of cast iron cookware has improved immensely since I first began writing this piece. I must say […]

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Big Green Egg Chicken + Brocoli Stir Fry

Chinese take out reigns supreme as the number one quick fix meal. The reason for the long reign at the top of takeout cuisine is the consistency at which it can be produced. In short its nearly impossible to screw up stir fry so I decided to give it a whirl this past weekend. In […]

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Chicken Quesadillas

What started out as a search for a quick and simple late night meal abruptly turned into an international go to family favorite. Quesadillas have been a favorite in my family for years but it wasn’t until recently when we finally decided to dig a little deeper into the proper cultivation of these gooey, savory […]

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Spaghetti + Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Spaghetti and Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are the perfect combination of authentic Italian cuisine and southern backyard BBQ. While the home ground meatballs are the star of the show the homemade marinara offers a strong supplement of flavor and flare to this extraordinarily flavorful dish.

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Smofried Chicken Burger

Poultry burgers offer a much needed break from the normal routine of beef burgers. After consuming turkey burgers for several years of my life I finally got around to trying out chicken burgers earlier this year. For this cook I took that a step further by grinding fresh chicken breast and thigh meat. What happened […]

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Cast Iron Skillet Chicken + Rice Bake

Here lately it seems as though every time I prepare any sort of chicken in cast Iron cookware I come away from the dinner table proclaiming it to be the best chicken that I’ve ever had in my life. This easy yet phenomenally delicious dish can be prepared in about 15 minutes and only needs […]

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Tostada Triple Stack

As of late I’ve acquired a major hankering for just about anything remotely related to Mexican cuisine. From tacos to nachos to cheesy enchiladas just about anything is free game when it comes to satisfying my appetite for something south of the border. Like many others born in the United States in the 1980’s the […]

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Honey Chipotle Braised Chicken Tacos + Nachos

The look, the feel and the taste of authentic Mexican food is second to none no matter what corner of the world you are in! Nothing less was expected when I decided to put together a few random ingredients that I have had laying around in my pantry for the past few months. A fresh […]

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Dutch Oven Mediterranean Chicken

If tender fall off the bone chicken tickles your fancy then this recipe is an absolute must try, as long as you have access to a sizable cast iron dutch oven. If you happen to own a large Big Green Egg consider yourself lucky as the outcome will only be that much better. A few […]

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Oaks Day – Big Green Egg Breakfast

If you’re anything like me and the rest of the country chances are you love breakfast food. As a matter of fact breakfast can easily be consumed at any given point throughout the day. Since we are knee deep in the 142nd running of Kentucky Derby we decided to put together a full Oaks day […]