Ham and Cheese Stuffed Brie

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Brie, we have friends and neighbors just drop by frequently…and they’re always hungry. Our pantry staples might be different than most folks because our friends know we won’t be serving peanut butter and crackers. We always stock various gourmet cheeses and meats. One of our favorites is wheels of brie. Today we stuffed our brie with Swiss cheese and Black Forest…

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Bacony Sauteed Cabbage

Bacony Sauteed Cabbage, Patti made this as a side for our corned beef, but Ken loves it with anything and he’s not a cabbage sort of guy. It helped a lot that Patti added bacon and Cindy Lou's Big Kahuna Seasoning. Cabbage was a great price and we knew it would be fresh and top quality because we got it from the Murrieta Farmer’s Market.…

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Chuck Wagon Beans

Chuck Wagon Beans, if you love beef & beans this is a good pot of beans. In the spirit of an old west “cookie” they are made with whatever you have on hand. We did these on the Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill with a smoke tube packed with Rancher’s Mesquite for that “Kiss of Smoke”. Off the hook!!! Patti and I have set one night…

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Valentine Breakfast Biscuit

Valentine Breakfast Biscuit, on Valentine’s Day I always try to do something special for Patti. This year I thought I would start with breakfast. I made this last week to try it out for our Valentine’s Day. It was a hit! So, I thought I would post it in case anyone else wanted to try it… Valentine Breakfast Biscuit A Date Night Recipe Prep Time:…

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Southwestern Lasagna

Southwestern Lasagna because this was just a little Italian and a lot more Texas. I’m a little under the weather this week. Knowing I needed some comfort food Patti made this Southwestern Lasagna for me from start to finish. Patti added black beans and corn, pepper jack cheese, fresh salsa, chipotle and cilantro with a “Kiss of Smoke”. Love the way she takes care of…

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Little Smokies

Little Smokies, Ken and his daughter Katie introduced these to me when Ken & I were dating. Now we make little smokies every holiday, parties and tailgating... These are quick and simple, can be done on any grill, stove top or the crock pot. Make a great last minute treat that your guests will love and is very low cost to make… Little Smokies A…

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Smoked Sausage Stuffing

Smoked Sausage Stuffing Smoked Sausage Stuffing, it is recommended that you don’t stuff your turkey as Mom did when we were growing up. Because the stuffing does not get hot enough to kill any food-borne bacteria and slows down the cooking of the turkey. Plus, it’s harder to get out of the bird when you raid the refrigerator for leftovers. We did our stuffing in…

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Hasselback Potatoes

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…

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, This is a great, homey, comfort food recipe. We love ham because there’s so many ways to use the leftovers…and there’s always leftovers. We’re having a potluck at our community center and this is sure to be a hit. It would also work great as an after Church brunch. You can add chopped spinach, broccoli or your…

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Krabby Poppers

Krabby Poppers Krabby Poppers, friends wanted a recipe for appetizers that were fancy and cheap, too. Everyone loves our different kinds of poppers. We’ve stuffed both sweet and jalapeno peppers with all kinds of fillings. Of course, they’re always wrapped with bacon. This time Patti stuffed pretty, sweet peppers with fake crab (aka Surimi, but you can use real crabmeat, too) mixed with sharp cheddar,…

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