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My main objective is to bring you many delicious recipes and helpful hints that you can put to use in your own kitchen. I happen to love to cook and good food is one thing that I like to create. So here we go, get out your pots, pans, slow cookers, deep fryers, bread makers, baking paraphernalia or anything else you may have.
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Turn Your Grill Into a Smoker

There's something primal about the grill, a sensory connection to our past. Back before we invented mechanical refrigeration, grilling and especially smoking were great ways to preserve food. Today, we smoke our foods for the added flavor.

Sure, there are plenty of standalone smokers you can buy, but they're mostly unnecessary. With a little know-how and a bit of determination, you can convert your everyday grill into smoker. Everyone has a different take on how it should be done, but here's the most basic recipe for DIYing your own smoker in no time flat.

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Connie’s Diner’s Mile High Biscuits
Who doesn’t love a light and fluffy homemade biscuit made fresh and hot out of the oven. These biscuits are the best I have ever tasted. They are excellent to serve with homemade soup or alone with homemade jam. In fact however you want to enjoy them. They are easy to make and wonderful to eat.


  • 3 cups of four

  • 1½ teaspoons of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • 1½ teaspoons of baking powder

  • ½ cup of butter

  • ¾ cup of buttermilk (I have made these with buttermilk as well as the homemade buttermilk version of ¾ cup of milk + 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Both work well.

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup of water


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and butter until crumbly. Mix in buttermilk, egg and just enough water to make workable dough

  • Mix the dough until it is just barely combined (don’t over mix).

  • Roll the dough on a floured cutting board about an inch thick. Cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter, or 2 inch round cup.

  • Place on a greased baking sheet (touching each other) and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Makes about 12 to 15 biscuits depending how thick you make them.

Tip: Hand mix your dough. Best way is with a pastry cutter or two knives. This leaves pieces of butter in your biscuit and makes it light and fluffy.



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