Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon

  Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon, our thanks to Chef Michael Smith for this idea! It’s an awesome side dish, but would work well as a main dish. We used two whole pounds of fresh bacon combined with Ken’s smoked cheddar cheese, sliced potatoes, onions and garlic. We seasoned it to perfection with “Swimmin’ in Smoke Boo Yah Beef” and coarse grind black pepper. I…

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Chuckwagon Baked Beans
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Chuckwagon Baked Beans

  Chuckwagon Baked Beans with 3 different beans. We love “Ken’s Famous Baked Beans” (Ours). I have been working on this recipe for over thirty years and they are the best. But our Chuckwagon Baked Beans rattle the wagon! They are good both hot or cold! I saw where someone made a 3 bean baked beans using butter beans, great northern beans and  pork ‘n…

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Southwestern Smoked Ham and Taters
Southwestern Smoked Ham and Taters

Southwestern Smoked Ham and Taters

Southwestern Smoked Ham and Taters was made extra special because we smoked the ham and we smoked the cheeses. Because we were having friends over after Church Patti assembled it the night before and the next morning let it come to room temperature before she put it on the grill. Ken’s favorite part were the crunchy cheese crackers on top. You can also make this…

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Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

  Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes, I wanted to do some smoked/grilled tomatoes with Christmas dinner and I asked Patti what she thought. This is what she came up with. Man, I do love the way she thinks, these were really good, with her homemade creamed spinach picking up the mesquite wood smoke flavor and the warm soft tomatoes… oh my. Lots of different textures and…

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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…

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Cranberry Orange Brie Bowl
Cranberry Orange Brie Bowl

Cranberry Orange Brie Bowl

  Cranberry Orange Brie Bowl was a great appetizer and fun to eat. Plus, with festive holiday colors and cranberries and oranges always say holiday parties to us. With just a few ingredients and making it the night before you want to grill it couldn’t be easier. Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually…

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Chipotle Bacon Bombs Redux

Chipotle Bacon Bombs are a good meaty snack or appetizer for parties or tailgating. A great start for anything we come up with. How about Chipotle Bacon Bombs on a Stick? We let our “Crash Test Dummies” try these out and they were a huge hit. There were no survivors…and no need for the main course. We all could have just eaten these for hours.

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Hasselback Potatoes

  Hasselback Potatoes, we love these sliced, baked potatoes with cheese and bacon. We bake the potatoes and cool them ahead of time so they’re easy to quickly prepare. These are fancy enough for special dinners and convenient enough to mostly prepare the night before. They’re a different and delicious version of a twice baked potato. You can use any flavor of cheese. This time…

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Dragon Eggs

  Dragon Eggs, we dream of things to grill and smoke. I know it’s crazy, but it’s something I really enjoy and I am always trying to come up with new tasty treats. This is what I dreamed up the other night. Five or six ways of doing this and here is how I ended up. Dragon Eggs, a smoky egg covered with veins of…

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