White Trash Potatoes
White Trash Potatoes

White Trash Potatoes

  White Trash Potatoes was a recipe Patti’s dear friend Mickey Rose brought to our Women’s Ministry dinner. We changed a few of the ingredients for a potluck we were going to and gave it a “Kiss of Smoke” with a wedgie. This recipe works great if you want to double it or put it together the night before. We also plan to take it…

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Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak Santa Maria Style
Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak Santa Maria Style

Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak Santa Maria Style

Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak Santa Maria Style for Date Night!!! Raider Red Meats sent us a 3-pound Tomahawk Steak, their meats are prime and so tender and flavorful we wanted to make sure we did this one right! So, we seasoned it with our Santa Maria Rub, a uniquely sweet, smoky and spicy rub from Old California and a reverse sear! It was fork tender…

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Pizza Oven Flame Broiled Rib Eye
Pizza Oven Flame Broiled Rib Eye

Pizza Oven Flame Broiled Rib Eye

Pizza Oven Flame Broiled Rib Eye, we are having a lot of fun with our new Green Mountain Pizza Oven. We are trying lots of things on/in it and they are all good. With the high heat the oven puts out we thought we would sear some steaks on it. Absolutely Beautiful with that Flame Broiled Flavor and only 2 ingredients. We gave Brad Barrett…

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Brazilian Coulotte Steak
Brazilian Coulotte Steak

Brazilian Coulotte Steak

  Brazilian Coulotte Steak, Picanha is a cut of beef called sirloin cap in the United States that is popular in Brazil. In the United States, it is little known, but referred to as the rump cover, rump cap, or Coulotte. This was a fun one to grill, and we thank Raider Red Meats for sending us something unusual to “play” with! With just a…

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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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Blackened Prime Rib Steak

Blackened Prime Rib Steak, lot’s going on this week with Valentine’s Day, Rat’s birthday and, of course, Date Night. We wanted something extra, extra special. So, we went down to see Juan Carlos our butcher at El Toro market. He always has something delicious to show us. He cut 4 of these 2 inch steaks out of a prime rib for us. That is cool,…

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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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Slow Smoked Carnitas

Slow Smoked Carnitas, we love a good Carnitas and all the different ways to enjoy it. I think this is the best Carnitas I have ever enjoyed much less made. The meat was so tender, lightly covered with a savory sauce, lightly kissed with a fruit wood smoke. Over the top!! One of the nice things about getting old is that you can’t remember the…

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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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Carne Asada, Let’s Roll

Carne Asada, Let’s Roll, I love anything you can wrap in tortillas and Patti found some marinated carne asada at the Mexican market on sale and I could not resist. The thing I like most about doing carne asada is that you can go in any direction you can dream of with different salsas, peppers and cheeses for topping. Patti and I have set one…

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Chile Relleno Fatty

Chile Relleno Fatty, Ken couldn’t wait to try our Raider Red Jalapeno Bacon. Anything that involves bacon and jalapenos is just right for him. This was fun and easy, too. We had some Raider Red pork sausage and our smoked cheese; Chile rellenos from the deli, Candied Jalapenos then seasoned it all with Briggs True Chili Mix seasoning then rolled it all up into a…

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