Greetings! I broke down and joined a forum because this place is GREAT! So many great topics and wonderful advice. I haven't joined a forum in years (Having flamed out as a moderator/administrator of an active forum years ago.), but i think this is the place for me. I enjoy (obsessively) grilling, smoking, cooking and oh yes - eating. I have made my own sausage, successfully smoked a brisket or two and would prefer to grill on the porch than go out or cook in the kitchen.
I have become more of a foodie in recent years, due mostly to the fact that I've had more free time and resources. I'm an old guy who has married off his two sons and now mom gets to kick back and let dad do the cooking. I'm not complaining.
I am the publisher/owner of an arts, entertainment and events magazine in Bowling Green. Since I started it (4.5 years ago), the articles, people and events have inspired me to explore my inner chef and now I am grilling, smoking and cooking often.
I hope to learn a lot from you people - yes I'm selfish - but perhaps I can offer something useful in return.
My personal blog is http://davidandcarrie.wordpress.com where you can learn more (too much) about me and my foray into cooking, among other things.