St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen

St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for game hens. They’re like a small chicken and everyone gets their own. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made these gals with a glaze of Irish whiskey combined with the sweet taste of orange marmalade: St. Paddy’s Drunken Hens. Ken spatchcocked them and we served them with our…

Continue Reading

Smoked Corned Beef

  Smoked Corned Beef, and Smoked Corned Beef is Pastrami!!! Patti found corned beef on sale for $1.69 a pound. To say the least she bought a load of them for the freezer. So, we are going to enjoy smoking them for awhile. This is the first one we have ever smoked and it was fantastic. We also cored a head of cabbage and stuffed…

Continue Reading
Sweet & Savory Pork Sirloin Chops
Sweet & Savory Pork Sirloin Chops

Sweet & Savory Pork Sirloin Chops

  Sweet & Savory Pork Sirloin Chops! We love pork chops and Patti found these beauties on sale. Just doesn’t get any better than that. These 2-inch chops were very tender, juicy and kissed with a raspberry sauce and a hint of smoke. Cooked on our gas grill with a Wedgie for that “Kiss of Smoke”. Patti and I have set one night a week…

Continue Reading

Smoked Corned Beef is Pastrami

Smoked Corned Beef is Pastrami… and we love Pastrami!!! With St. Paddy’s day coming we have been getting a lot of questions about smoking corned beef. When you smoke corned beef you make Pastrami. We have 3 or 4 recipes posted now for corned beef but I wanted to do a Heavily Peppered Pastrami. Patti and I worked a nice pepper rub and smoked our…

Continue Reading

Country Ribs

  Country Ribs, Juan Carlos our butcher at El Toro market is always showing us something special at a great price. Knowing we were coming in he had cut these for us to look at. We did a bit more than that, we got 9 pounds of them and did half of them tonight with Briggs True Bacon Bourbon. We grilled them to perfection on…

Continue Reading

Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf

  Firehouse Stuffed Meatloaf, Winter weather, even in California, begs for meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Our friend Pete makes award winning sauces and rubs. One taste and you’ll know why. We also really like that salt is never the first ingredient. Of course, if you’re making this recipe for your local firehouse you might want to triple the recipe. Patti and I have set one…

Continue Reading
Cheesy Stuffed Pork Loin
Cheesy Stuffed Pork Loin

Cheesy Stuffed Pork Loin

Cheesy Stuffed Pork Loin wrapped in a bacon weave was moist and delicious. Cooked using the rotisserie on our gas grill with a “Kiss of Smoke”. Patti used box rice adding some special extras. We made this the night before and popped it on the grill after Church. Easy cheesy. We used cheddar cheese in the rice, but you can use your favorite cheese and/or…

Continue Reading

Date Night Rib Eye Reverse Seared

  Patti and I always make our Date Night dinner something special. When Patti brought home these 2 inch Rib Eyes I thought these fit the bill perfectly for a reverse sear. The reverse sear/cold smoke method allows for a much deeper smoke flavor on meat, chicken, fish, seafood, game and cheese without actually cooking the food before grilling.  So, I used the probe on the…

Continue Reading

Awesome Date Night Sirloin

Awesome Date Night Sirloin. Been a long week this week and we were really looking forward to a nice quite evening. Patti got nice 2 inch sirloin for the grill then whipped up some garlic mashed potatoes and a batch of skillet biscuits for us. A very nice evening indeed… I did a reverse sear smoking the meat until I had an internal temperature of…

Continue Reading

Simple Grilled Rib Eye Steak

  Simple Grilled Rib Eye Steak because nothing says delicious beef like Raider Red Prime steaks and each steak is almost a full pound. Plus, nothing says simple like a well-seasoned, perfectly grilled steak on our Green Mountain Pellet Grill. And cut with a spoon tender... Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put…

Continue Reading

Rib Sammies

  Rib Sammies, The McRib is back, but these are better and a lot more fun to make. These are great for any tailgating events and parties. You get to BBQ some racks of ribs to the point that they are so tender that you can wiggle the bones out. With your favorite BBQ sauce and a “Kiss of Smoke”. Life is very good. Tonight…

Continue Reading
Close Menu