Friday, May 08, 2015

Celebrate National BBQ Month with a Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ Recipe, Backyard BBQ Tips and a Giveaway! #NationalBBQMonth

National Barbecue Month has arrived -- just in time to get us all in the mood for BBQ and outdoor summer fun! To celebrate, our friends at Farm Rich have created a lot of simple and delicious recipes with their Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ line of products. Check out this fun video from food “inspirationalist” Libbie Summers, author of The Whole Hog Cookbook.


Try Libbie’s BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos with a Green Apple Slaw for a dish that will have the kids begging for more! This recipe is also easy to throw together for an impromptu gathering or poolside supper.


BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos with Green Apple Slaw

Ingredients:
1 carton of Farm Rich Smokehouse Pulled Pork BBQ
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
8 (6 inch) corn tortillas
2 granny smith apples, washed and grated
1 (12 oz.) package coleslaw mix
Chopped cilantro for garnish, optional

Directions:
Heat barbecue according to package directions and keep warm.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar and sugar. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, toss together the coleslaw mix and grated apples. Stir in the mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat.

Place the corn tortillas on the prepared baking sheet and bake until the edges begin to get crispy but the tortilla is still pliable (about 1 minute).

To serve, divide warm barbecue evenly among the tortillas and top with apple slaw. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Makes 8 tacos

Makes: 4 Servings

[Recipe can also be found at http://farmrichsmokehouse.com/recipe/bbq-pulled-pork-tacos.]

And for more entertaining tips, check out what Libbie considers to be “The Secret Sauce for Memorable Backyard BBQs”!

A Q&A with Libbie Summers

What makes for a great backyard BBQ?

It's the same answer for every party, fancy or informal. Four letters, L.O.V.E. The love you have for your guests and the love you put into your food and decor always make for a great event. Oh, and no bugs.

How can busy families make time to throw a BBQ for family and friends?

Backyard BBQs are meant to be casual, so make everything "help yourself” … from drinks to dessert. Also, don't offer a lot of different food choices -- just make a few really delicious choices!

How do you get the kids involved?

My son always loved helping at our parties. I'd have him fill fun containers with ice for beverages. He's filled up everything from a dinghy, his blow-up swimming pool and a wheelbarrow with ice. The great thing was it kept him busy for a long time AND he had great pride in helping with the party! Kids can also help with the decorations (days in advance). Have them create simple d├ęcor like paper pinwheels and pennants to hang from string or stick into the grass. The meat is always the star.

What are some delicious and easy side dish ideas to round out the menu?

I love cooking up sides that are great "mixed" with BBQ. Like a wonderful slaw that can pile on top of a BBQ sandwich, or how about baking up a bunch of potatoes (russet or sweet) and serving them alongside a platter of pulled pork or beef brisket? Your guests can make their own BBQ loaded potatoes!

Marinating, seasoning, smoking, grilling … this can take up a lot of time! What are some shortcuts?

There's a saying (and even a book) based on what you should and shouldn't spend your time making from scratch -- it’s called Make the Bread, Buy the Butter. Sometimes when time is tight, it's a good adage to follow. For BBQ, I like to say “Make the Baked Beans and Buy the BBQ!” You can throw together a great dish of homemade baked beans or slaw and heat up an already cooked tray of delicious BBQ like Farm Rich Smokehouse BBQ. You can also create a lot of recipes using pre-prepared barbecue.

What are some beverage ideas for that perfect dish+drink pairing?

I'm a big fan of doing a great lemonade or limeade and adding other fruit and berries to it. A creative twist would be adding chunks of frozen watermelon. It says summertime BBQ all the way, is refreshing, the kids will love it and it’s the perfect mixer for a mother's little helper cocktail! You can also freeze some watermelon cubes and drop them into a big pitcher of iced sparkling water.

Should there be entertainment?

Classic fair games, like an egg toss or a family sack race, are always a hit. The key is to ALWAYS have a trophy or ribbon to win to amp up the competition! When bragging rights are on the line everyone will get involved and have a fun time. You can even have the kids help out and make the trophy.

What about a sweet ending?

I love sheet cakes for BBQs! They bake fast and feed a crowd. One of my favorites, Family Reunion Sheet Cake, I shared in my cookbook, The Whole Hog Cookbook. It's a riff on a Texas sheet cake but the cool thing is it's studded with pecans and bacon on top! Serve it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I also love store bought ice cream sandwiches and drumsticks -- they’re fun, nostalgic and everyone loves them. And you can't go wrong with a big platter of homemade cookies. To raise the stakes with no effort, sit a big bowl of ice cream over ice next to the cookies for a make-your-own ice cream sandwich set-up.

Any other tips to have guests asking, “So when’s your next BBQ?”

BBQ or formal dinner, my rules are the same. No one knows what you didn't get done, so don't sweat the details and give folks something to be excited about when they arrive (decor and your excitement to see them) and be sure to leave them with a great ending (dessert)! Remember: As long as you’re having a great time and aren't stressed out, your guests will follow suit!


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129 comments:

  1. BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas sounds so interesting. I love Quesadillas.

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  2. BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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  3. My son loves their mozz sticks.

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  4. I would love to get the Pulled Beef Brisket for my boyfriend.

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  5. My favorite is the recipe for the Beef Brisket Shepherd's Pie

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  6. Smoked chicken fried rice sounds so delicious

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  7. The Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas look so delicious! Enchiladas are my favorite!

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  8. I would like to try the Southwestern Chicken Stew - it uses my favorite spice of cumin!

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  9. I would like to try the dry rubbed smoked chicken

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  10. I'd like to try pulled beef brisket--that sounds like a real winner!

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  11. I'm definitely trying the smoked chicken rice recipe! Sounds soooo good!

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  12. The korean beef taco sounds delicious

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  13. I want to try the bbq pulled pork quesadillas

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  14. the pulled beef brisket enchiladas

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  15. I would love to try the Applewood Honey Chicken Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

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  16. Their recipe for Smoked Chicken Fried Rice sounds & looks delicious! I'd certainly like to try it out this Summer. Thanks!

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  17. I like Pulled Beef Brisket.

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  18. Anonymous3:51 AM

    Vera Wilson

    The Pulled Pork Barbecue should be great for a quick sandwich, when don't have the time to make from scratch.

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  19. I would love to try the Smoked chicken breast in applewood BBQ sauce

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  20. Id like to try the pulled chicken bbq product and the bbq pot pies recipe.

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  21. I would like to try the Dry Rub Smoked Pork.

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  22. I like the all natural smoked pork.

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  23. Ann Fantom11:30 AM

    I would like to try Farm Rich's Smokehouse Dry Rub Smoked Pork

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  24. beef brisket stuffed peppers

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  25. I'd love the pulled chicken BBQ, it sounds so good!

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  26. the recipe for Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soup sounds good

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  27. I want to try the Smokehouse Corn Pie recipe.

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  28. I'd love to try their dry rub smoked pork!

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  29. Pulled beef brisket looks good!
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  30. Smoked Chicken Fried Rice sounds fabulous!

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  31. I would want to try the Dry Rub Smoke Chicken and it is gluten free, I learned that you can get a coupon for trying the product from their web site hey it is a $1.00 off good deal

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  32. chris z6:52 PM

    i would like to try the BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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  33. Steve Cook reprobate31@gmail.com7:18 PM

    I am going to give the Korean Beef Tacos a shot.

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  34. The dry rubbed smoked chicken sounds so very delicious. Brittney House

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  35. I like the pulled chicken BBQ.

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  36. The dry rub smoked pork sounds awesome. I love barbecue stuff but I hate bbq sauce, I love that there's a bbq product out there that isn't slathered in the stuff! :)

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  37. I like the DRY RUB SMOKED CHICKEN

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  38. The Korean beef tacos sound very cool! I would love to try them!

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  39. Cindy Merrill7:05 AM

    The BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos recipe looks interesting, but I'd use something other than the cup of mayo in it, maybe extra BBQ sauce.
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  40. I would like to try the Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soup.

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  41. The pulled pork bbq sounds yummy to me.

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  42. I would like to try the Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas.

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  43. Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soup.

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  44. I would like to try the DRY RUB SMOKED CHICKEN.

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  45. The pulled beef brisket looks so yummy!

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  46. Anonymous4:15 PM

    My favorite is the beef Brisket Shepherd's Pie -Brandi B

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  47. I would like definitely like to try the pulled pork/chicken and the smoked chicken fried rice made with the dry rubbed smoked chicken sounds great. I would also like to try the BBQ pot pie recipe and APPLEWOOD HONEY CHICKEN ULTIMATE GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES. sarah s in rafflecopter

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  48. We would all love the Dry Rub Smoked Chicken.
    thank you

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  49. Oh I would love to try the Beef Brisket Stuffed Peppers. Oh yum!

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  50. The Korean Beef Tacos recipe looks good.

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  51. The BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas recipe sounds delicious!
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  52. Beef Brisket Stuffed Peppers of course!
    Thank you for hosting such a cool giveaway!!

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  53. I'd like to try the speedy spicy chicken dip.

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  54. Mmmm....their products look delicious. I would love to try the Dry rub smoked pork and chicken.

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  55. I like the BBQ Pot Pies and the BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas recipes. Thanks.
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  56. their dry rubbed smoked pork sounds yummy

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  57. I would love to try the BBQ Chicken pizza, it looks delicious!

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  58. The BBQ Pulled Pork Quesadillas sound like a great snack for the family...something we would all enjoy!

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  59. Anonymous5:23 PM

    The BBQ Pot Pies look awesome. I'd love to make those for a summer bbq, without all the heat of the grill of course! (fizz***@outlook.com)

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  60. I want to try the BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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  61. We love the mozzarella sticks and the breaded mushrooms!

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  62. The Southwest Chicken Stew looks really yummy. I would love to make that.

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  63. I want to try the dry rub smoked chicken, hubby loves BBQ stuff but hates sweet sauce and he prefers chicken to pork so this way he could enjoy it with his own sauce.

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  64. The BBQ pulled pork tacos look delicious

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  65. They all look good, I think I want to try the pulled pork brisket.

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  66. I want to try the BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe

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  67. The Korean beef tacos look delicious.

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  68. beef brisket stuffed peppers

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  69. I'd love to make the Smokehouse Korean Beef Tacos! Great recipe!

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  70. The pulled beef brisket enchiladas sound amazing!

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  71. I would love to try the PULLED BEEF BRISKET and test out the Korean Beef Tacos.

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  72. Farm Rich has a dollar off coupon on the website right now which is awesome! I also love the mozzarella sticks from Farm Rich.

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  73. I want to try the Southwestern Chicken Stew recipe.

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  74. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Mozzarella Sticks-al

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  75. I want to try the BBQ Pot Pies.

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  76. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Can never go wrong with pulled pork

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  77. Anonymous5:59 PM

    Mozzarella sticks are always a favorite (from Joan T)

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  78. Anonymous9:56 PM

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    Korean Beef Tacos.. :) Yum!

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  79. The beef brisket shepherds pie sounds delicious
    http://farmrichsmokehouse.com/recipe/beef-brisket-shepherds-pie
    -Tracee

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  80. I would like to try the BBQ Chili.

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  81. I love the The Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas

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  82. this looks good to me Applewood Honey Chicken Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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  83. I would love to try the dry rub smoked chicken. :)

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  84. BBQ chicken pizza sounds great!

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  85. The Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas sounds tasty

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  86. I would like to try the Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soup

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  87. BBQ chicken tostadas. Now I'm getting hungry for some! :)

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  88. I would love to try the PULLED CHICKEN BBQ, yum!
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  89. I have never seen the mustard pork bbq flavor to buy. would like to try

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  90. I like the pulled beef brisket product.

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  91. i would like to try the dry rub smoked chicken .sounds good..i also love the mozzarella sticks

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  92. I would love to try the BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos,these sound so delicious I'm getting hungry right now! There were other recipes I wanted to try also but I couldn't list them all.

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  93. I would like to try the Southwestern Chicken Stew recipe. deana

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  94. The smokehouse korean beef tacos look soooo good.

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  95. Would love to make the Speedy Spicy Chicken Dip!!~

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  96. The BBQ Pot Pies sound really delicious!

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  97. I would like to try the PULLED BEEF BRISKET

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  98. I'd like to try the pulled pork quesadillas.

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  99. Anonymous9:42 AM

    we like the mozzarella sticks; redrobin1191 at yahoo dot com

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  100. Jessica Rose11:51 AM

    I really liked the BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos recipe!

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  101. The Beef Brisket Stuffed Peppers looks really good.

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  102. The mustard pork bbq looks so good!

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  103. THE BBQ Chili LOOKS AND SOUNDS DELICIOUS

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  104. Korean Beef Tacos

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  105. I would like to try their Pulled Beef Brisket product.

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  106. We are always looking for different ways to prepare chicken...the Smoked Chicken Fried Rice looks good!

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  107. I'm sure we would love the Pulled Beef Brisket
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  108. The brisket enchiladas sound delicious. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  109. I would love to try the Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas.

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  110. i like the Pulled Pork and Black Bean Soup

    JOE GERSCH

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  111. I like the loaded potato skins and the pulled pork bbq sounds really good

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  112. Rachel Freer12:05 PM

    I think the Southwestern Chicken Stew sounds good.

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  113. I would like to try the dry rubbed smoked chicken.

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  114. I would like to try the Southwestern Chicken Stew

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  115. The BBQ Chili recipe looks wonderful.....I'm going to make that soon

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  116. I would love to try a lot of the recipes, but one of my favorites I would like to try first is the Southwestern Chicken Stew. It's different than what we normally fix, but it looks delicious.

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  117. I would like to try the California BBQ Pizza.

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  118. Anonymous9:11 PM

    i liked the pulled pork bbq, comment by Diana May (:

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  119. I want to try the Pulled Pork BBQ sauce. It looks delicious. Thanks!

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  120. the bbq pulled pork quesadillas sound good

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  121. I really think the Dry Rub Smoked Chicken from FarmRich Smokehouse looks very versatile and great. I would love to make the Smoke Chicken Fried Rice recipe found on the site for my family.

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  122. I would love to try the recipe Beef Brisket Stuffed Peppers.

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  123. I'd like to try Pulled Beef Brisket Enchiladas

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  124. We would LOVE to try the pulled chicken bbq! Yum!! And the cripsy dill pickles and the toasted ravioli!!

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  125. I would like to try the pulled pork with bbq sauce.

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