Recipes

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Tri-tip is the perfect cut of meat for feeding the family. Not only does this 4 lb slab offer us 3-4 servings (Mat eats a ton!) but because of the unique shape, when the center is cooked to medium-rare the ends are medium-well. It’s a happy-medium for serving people with different preferences on their steak temperature. The rub and mop sauce bring a ton of flavor. I also love an excuse to cover something with chimichurri, it makes this cut of beef sing! 


BBQ Pulled Pork Rolls

BBQ Pulled Pork Rolls

This is the happy accident of overflowing with pizza dough (I'm working on perfecting a dough recipe that I hope to share with you soon!). It's also an ideal recipe to tuck leftovers into. I bet you'll be smoking meats and grilling all weekend, save this recipe for Monday when you're looking to tuck leftover cheeses and cooked meats into something for an easy week night dinner. Grab yourself some store-bought pizza dough or use that trusty old recipe you've got stored away. This dish comes together quickly and is sure to please!


Smoked Summer Sausage Pasta Salad

Smoked Summer Sausage Pasta Salad

Pasta salad reminds me of summer BBQs in friends' and families' backyards. The carefree kind of summers where you lived in a bathing suit and kept busy for hours running through a slip-n-slide of sprinkler to stay cool. While I may not have a slip-n-slide in my backyard, I have this pasta salad on repeat right now. It's smokey, sweet and spicy all at the same time. The summer sausage used here is a venison smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage from Mat's hunt a year or two back but feel free to use whatever kind of summer sausage you can get your hands on!


Funfetti Cupcakes

Funfetti Cupcakes

In honor of the limited release tie-dye tea towels I thought it would be fun to share a recipe to match. When it comes to baking, I have a lot to learn. What better way to learn than to get your hands dirty with cupcake batter??


Fresh Peach Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa

I'm not a dunker, I'm a scooper. In my opinion the chip is just an edible shovel when it comes to salsa or guac. I want to scoop as much goodness onto each chip as possible. This salsa was so fresh, a little sweet and a good kick of spice all in one bite. It would have been a great addition to some grilled shrimp or pork but trust me, once the chips were out this bowl was devoured. With how quickly it comes together, it's great for entertaining and impressing your friends on a summer BBQ day. Save this one for the weekend!