Cheesy Chicken, Green Chili & Bacon Grenade
Cheesy Chicken Green Chile and Bacon Grenades

I know that in some parts of the world (like Indiana for instance) the thought of using your grill or smoker with a cajillion feet of snow on the ground seems crazy. But it can take you back to a time when there was this green stuff covering part of the ground called grass. And […]

Pork cut up into chunks
Smoked Pork Achiote Tamales

Just this past weekend we had our annual tamale day! If you do not know what that is you can check out our post from last year to figure out what you have been missing. Also there is a recipe for the most traditional tamale you can find, red chili pork. This time we did […]

Turkey Brine
Smoked Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we wanted to share with you one of our favorite ways to prepare our turkey. It should be noted, however, that neither of us really even “like” turkey. The only way I will even eat it is cold with mayo (I actually LOVE it this way) or in a […]

Smoked Bacon, Beef and Cheddar Meatballs
Smoked Bacon, Beef and Cheddar Meatballs

It’s FOOTBALL SEASON! Know what that means? Time to pull out the smoker and grill and fire up some GREAT snacks… Oh wait. We already do that 356 days a year. But the start of football means cooler weather and cooler weather means more feel good foods like bacon and beef and cheese… And yeah […]

Blackened Shrimp on the Grill
Blackened Shrimp on the Grill

Shrimp. You love em or you hate em. I swear I have never met anyone who was on the fence about shrimp. But really I do not think I have met anyone who didn’t like them really. They rock. You can do SO MUCH with them. I love tempura shrimp. Shrimp cocktail. Butterflied and stuffed. […]

Homemade Relish on a Hot Dog
Homemade Relish

One of the best things about the summer and fall are the bonfires and cookouts that we are able to have with our friends and family. A staple food at most of these cookouts are hot dogs. Yeah, I know they are not the best for us, but there is just something about having a […]

Spread your fillings on the meatloaf
Stuffed Smoked Meatloaf

It might seem odd that we chose meatloaf to make at what is supposed to be the height of summer. We should be eating light pasta and veggie salads and grilled lean chicken and juicy sweet melon. But this has been no ordinary summer up here in NorthEast Indiana. I woke up this morning to […]

Hickory Smoked BBQ Rub
Hickory Smoked BBQ Rub

Here at Great American Spice Company, we carry a lot of different kinds of spice rubs and blends, so it’s not like we would tell you that you have to make your own rubs. Far from it – if you have favorites that you like to order, then by all means, keep using those. But, […]

Smoking Chicken WIngs
Mild to Wild Smoked Chicken Wings

This past weekend we had a BBQ competition in Franklin, Indiana. (A BIG Smoke & Honey THANK YOU to the Great American Spice Company for their sponsorship!) It is a lot of work but a lot more fun. We always meet great people and eat some great food. Where the Saturday day of competition is […]

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Diablo
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Diablo

There are few things that make peoples mouth water like grilled shrimp. Wrap bacon around those shrimp and you may have a riot on your hands if you don’t have enough for everyone. That is never a problem at our house. We are used to cooking for a crowd and we love it. But when […]