Archive | November, 2011

Samuel Smith's Brewery Winter Welcome Ale

Favorite Beers for the Holidays

The holidays are all about spreading joy. Brewers do their part with delicious seasonal brews. The best of them mix chocolate, spice, fruit and generous ABVs to put enough cheer in a bottle to stave off the winter chill.  Muskoka Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout The bearded guy on the front of the bottle is enough […]

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2011 Iron Bowl Thoughts

The Iron Bowl, the annual college football game played between Auburn University and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, is listed as one of the most storied rivalries in all of sports. To me the game is a classic good versus evil matchup. In our version of events, Auburn plays for the side of Good.  […]

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Smoking Turkey Checklist

LAN’s newest blogger, Alyssa, posted a great recipe for smoking turkey.  Here’s a quick checklist on the gear you’ll need to complete the task (in no particular order): Bourbon.  This is only for emergencies but you’ll want it close to make it through in-law encounters in case they flare up during the day. A roasting […]

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Smoked Turkey recipe

Cooking Turkey: A Smoked Turkey Recipe

Before you wander away to the traditional oven-roasted turkey recipes, or tempt yourself with the potentially dangerous, and somewhat backwoods method of deep-frying a big bird, consider the possibility of a smoked turkey recipe. Cooking turkey should not be dangerous, nor should it be a fretful scenario in which you sweat over a hot oven, […]

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