Monthly Archives: February 2016


Italian Sausage And Pepper Soup

By | February 22nd, 2016|WayneBites|

I really like the taste of Italian sausage and peppers.  Just sautéed together in a skillet they are great.  But, I wanted to go one step further and make a heart soup with these great flavors.  This recipe is really easy.  In fact, the most challenging thing you'll have to do is peel the [...]

Oven Smoked Baby Back Ribs

By | February 17th, 2016|WayneBites|

With spring in the air, thoughts of grilling and summer foods can't be too far away.  One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to smoke baby back ribs.  Using my electric smoker, I usually make a ton of crowd pleasing slabs of ribs seasoned with my special pork dry rub mix [...]

Texas Smoked Beef Chili

By | February 7th, 2016|WayneBites|

Growing up in Texas, I was always a fan of chili with no beans.  And, since I got a smoker, I've been experimenting with adding a little smokey flavor to the beef that goes into my chili.  Rather than using ground beef, I always use top round and cut it into small bite sized pieces. [...]

Mardi Gras King Cake

By | February 4th, 2016|WayneBites|

Made popular by Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana, the King Cake is an annual favorite sweet treat.  This braided cinnamon and sugar filled pastry is covered with icing and colorful sugars.  It's a little decadent.  But, hey, it's only once a year.  It's also traditional to hide a little plastic baby in the cake.  Whoever gets [...]

Crockpot Jambalaya

By | February 1st, 2016|WayneBites|

Jambalaya is a great dish that is traditionally a mix of chicken, sausage, shrimp in a tomato base with cajun spices.  I originally created this crockpot version for a football party because I wanted to get all the work out of the way before my guests arrived.  I decided to make the rice separately so that my [...]