Orange Ginger Shrimp

Orange Ginger Shrimp, Ken brought home some jumbo shrimp on the same day we got some of Chef of the Future’s new seasoning/rub Orange Ginger Pepper. A delicious coincidence was born as Orange Ginger Shrimp! Great for a quick dinner and that you could serve at a fancy dinner party. As a side Patti used boxed rice pilaf and added a small drained can of…

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Homemade Beer Brats
Homemade Beer Brats

Homemade Beer Brats

Homemade Beer Brats! My love of sausage making has been on hold for 32 years. I was waiting for life to slow down a bit. Then it dawned on me just what am I waiting for? So, I got my meat grinder/stuffer out, dug up my old recipes and started making sausage. I made these Beer Brats for Patti. Sausage making is easier than you…

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Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread

Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread, We were invited to a potluck. We offered to bring garlic bread. We thought we would test a new recipe we were working on. “Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread”, oh yeah we rocked this. This was quick, easy and ooey gooey great. Jam packed with crumbled bacon, two kinds of cheese and buttery garlic… There were no leftovers, darn. The fun thing…

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Lemon Pepper Brined Chicken

  Lemon Pepper Brined Chicken was special treat, tender and juicy with the savory flavors from the tart and peppery brine with a “Kiss of Maple Smoke” from a “Wedgie”. Topped off with a Lemon Pepper finishing sauce. Great for dinner with friends. We Spatchcocked these, you can do yours any way you like, whole, halved or quartered. The brine is simple to make and…

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Tenderloin Steaks for Date Night

  Tenderloin Steaks for Date Night, so tender we could cut them with a spoon. Raider Red Prime Meats are the perfect way to relax for a fine meal after a long week. Their tenderloin steaks come in a two pack of 8 ozs. each. We complimented them with some Butcher BBQ Private Seasoning and after a few minutes on our grill we had a…

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Shrimp au Gratin

Shrimp au Gratin for our date night this week we wanted something light, but especially delicious. We’ve also gotten requests for Lenten recipes. This recipe would also work really well with lobster, bay scallops (the smaller ones) or your favorite combination. We served this over “Patti’s Fabulous Fettuccine”. Then, we mixed the leftovers together for a special lunch the next day served with mimosa’s made…

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Petunia’s Enchiladas
Petunia’s Enchiladas

Petunia’s Enchiladas

Petunia’s Enchiladas were to honor Petunia Pig coming for dinner and she was delicious. Two of Patti’s beautiful friends were coming over and we wanted to fix them something special. So, we cubed a lot of our smoked pig and our smoked cheese to make an easy dish you can make the day before. Patti and I have set one night a week just for…

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Citrus Pork Loin Says Tacos

Citrus Pork Loin says tacos and we love pork loin. We took a 4 pound pork loin and put it in a Dutch oven with citrus marinade, onions, garlic and sliced tangerines. We slow smoked it for 7 hours. The pork just flaked apart with the aromas of oranges and a kiss of citrus flavor and was just screaming to be wrapped up in a…

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Easy Smoked Piglet
Easy Smoked Piglet

Easy Smoked Piglet

  Easy Smoked Piglet, we did a 35-pound piglet on the Green Mountain Grill this week. I have to say I was surprised at just how easy it was to do. In fact, the hardest part of the whole process was getting the pig here in Southern California. Like trying to find Tri-Tip in South Carolina, you can do it, but it’s an adventure!!! I…

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Rusty Mustard Carolina Style BBQ Sauce

  Rusty Mustard Carolina Style BBQ Sauce, we are always working on our sauces and we receive an unbelievable number of requests for sauces. We put our heads and imagination together and came up with this Rusty Mustard Carolina Style BBQ Sauce with just a hint of heat. You can adjust the heat up or down to your taste, plus it’s quick and easy to…

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Smoky Chipotle Garlic Sauce

  Smoky Chipotle Garlic Sauce because Patti and I both love garlic (good thing) and our Smoked Garlic Sauce is pure garlic heaven! Again, I have been thinking on how I can make even better. I love the smoky flavor of chipotle, what do you think of a Smoky Chipotle Garlic Sauce? Perfect. OFF THE HOOK!!! Our newest love, smoky sweet garlic and jam packed…

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