Posted by Mr BBQ on July 26, 2014

MAK Grill owners Dave & Phyllis stopped by the office a week ago, and left some of their outstanding smoke-toasted almonds. They live in almond country in California. The flavor was incredible. And it’s so easy to do. Best of all, you hot smoke the almonds–meaning anyone can do this . Give it a try, you’ll love the results!


6 cups …

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The BEST Potato Salad!

Posted by Mr BBQ on July 19, 2014

I love potato salad. It’s a summer time favorite that goes well with ribs, brisket, pork shoulder. Anything barbecue. One of the things left to my by my father was his recipe for potato salad. Two of the most important ingredients: Best Foods Mayonnaise and yellow mustard. Gotta have both to make this salad flavor stand-out.


8 cups russet potatoes, cooked, …

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Memphis Style Fish Tacos

Posted by Mr BBQ on July 12, 2014

Hey! It pays to get CRAAAAAAZZZZZZYYYYYY sometimes. Why not push the envelope and enjoy delicious, refreshing Memphis-slaw style fish tacos? Great to eat on warm summer nights!

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs fish fillets, grilled, and/or smoked, 1 bag corn tortillas,1 cup FRESH guacamole, 1 bag coleslaw mix, ¼ red onion, chopped, 2 cups mayo, 1 cup plain-non fat yogurt, ¼ cup white sugar,¼ cup Dijon …

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Sausage Bites!

Posted by Mr BBQ on July 5, 2014

MAK Grills front-line employee Katrina Rounds brought these in the other day to try. I was so impressed, I asked her to give me the recipe. These make great appetizers or even an entree or breakfast item. I think once you try them, you’ll make them again and again. Also would be great to take to an office party or …

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Strawberry Delight

Posted by Mr BBQ on June 28, 2014

Summer means fresh fruit and hot weather. Down south, ice box desserts are a perfect and cool way to cap off a great summetime meal. Here’s a recipe from the latest issue of Garden & Gun Magazine.  Use fresh NW Strawberries for optimum flavor.


1lb. fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
⅔cup sugar, divided
1  pint heavy cream
2  pinches kosher salt
1  cup half-and-half
1  cup …

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