Grill and Smoker Recipes

Here in Florida at what I’ve come to refer to as the Family Compound, my sister’s family and my husband and I have been grilling (with propane and on the smoker) several times a week.

Recently, my brother in law James made pork ribs and chicken wings in the smoker.  I’m sharing these recipes here, including James’s custom dry rubs and sauces.

James, Master of the Smoker

James, Master of the Smoker

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Sage Cornish Game Hen and Stock

After my Halloween post, I was asked for my cornish game hen recipe. So heeeere you go!

I always try to make stock with any birds I roast, since I don’t like to waste food. It saves money and makes me feel like I’m making the most of the animal I’ve chosen to eat. This goes double for holiday birds which are larger, hunting game, or Farmer’s market or organic birds which are more expensive. So I’ve included the stock recipe, too.

Makes one
, which is great for a shared meal with a side dish.

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Celebrate Hosting With Style on October 20th!

Hello, dear readers!

Yes, it’s official! “Hosting With Style – Beretta Fleur’s Guide to Parties and Homemaking” will be released on October 15th, 2012! This is my full color book on hosting and homemaking, complete with recipes, illustrations, and pinup-style photographs. It will be available in coffee table and paperback versions. I can’t wait to share it with you!

If you’re in Los Angeles, please join me in celebration!

We’ll be informally gathering for cocktails the evening of Saturday, October 20, 2012  in the Lobby Bar of the historic Culver Hotel from 6 – 9 pm.

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