Bootcamp, BBQ style….

by John Heida I’m far from what you’d call a world traveler…but I think I’ve seen quite a bit of this country over my lifetime. I’ve definitely seen much of California as I’ve lived in Southern California for the first 13 years of my life and Northern California the last 27. So when my wife …

Chicken Pesto Roll-ups

Recently I came across what looked to be a fantastic recipe on the Natasha’s Kitchen website that I just needed to try. I wish I could take credit for this but I absolutely cannot.  As a food influencer and occasional blogger the first thing I noticed was how good it looked.  Then I remembered that I …

Pesto Shrimp

I recently posted a photo of our pesto slathered shrimp on Instagram and many said they wanted the recipe. I’m fortunate to have an awesome wife that loves to garden. We have basil growing and often she’ll make pesto and add our fresh basil leaves to it.

Smoked Deviled Eggs

When it comes to cooking, I’d say I’m more of a “bull in a china shop” type of cook.  Give me some meat and I’ll make it great (insert manly man grunts here). It it involves finesse and patience I’m probably not your guy….usually.

Pastrami Tri-Tip

Recently I cooked up a pastrami Tri-Tip for #traegerday which was May 12, 2018.  It was one of those cooks that I was a little leery about since I knew there was a longer than normal time commitment to cure it and get it right.

Ribeye Rub Recipe

I had a favorite rub that I would use on ribeyes and other steaks that I would buy every time I visited Monterrey California. There was a little place on the wharf called “For Garlic Lovers.” You’d think it would then be a very garlicky but it really wasn’t.