Ken’s Cajun Kick Sausage Melt
Ken’s Cajun Kick Sausage Melt

Ken’s Cajun Kick Sausage Melt

Ken’s Cajun Kick Sausage Melt Ken’s Cajun Kick Sausage Melt features Ken’s homemade Cajun sausage. From piggy to plate his sausage is all natural because he mixes all the ingredients himself before putting the meat through our meat grinder. We made two big patties from a pound and a half of pork plus slices of our smoked cheese. Wow they were good!  This was a…

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Lemon Herb Chicken
Lemon Herb Chicken

Lemon Herb Chicken

Lemon Herb Chicken, we live in a community where everyone has fruit trees and this time of year we trade citrus with each other. Thanks, Rudy for all the lemons. We used bone in thighs because they were a great price, but you can do these just as well with bone in chicken breasts. We marinated them over night, it would work just as well…

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Raspberry Dijon Chicken

  Raspberry Dijon Chicken because friends of ours wanted chicken and because of the reasonable price. But they also wanted something with a special, unique taste good enough for company. It was extra easy because there were only a few ingredients. Of course, to make it extra “for company” special it was suggested we serve it with raspberry Champagne. I’ll drink to that! Patti and…

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Irish Twice Baked Potatoes

  Irish Twice Baked Potatoes, we love twice baked potatoes. There is so much you can do with them. You can add lots of different veggies and cheeses, too. Plus, they’re extra easy because you can make them the night before and just pop them on your Louisiana Grill/Smoker whenever you’re ready. Patti made these with a St. Patrick’s Day twist. A traditional recipe would…

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St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos

  St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos, we love nachos for appetizers, snacks and sometimes for dinner. Our friend Peggy Fairweather came up with the idea of combining nacho toppings over potatoes. She knows Ken is a meat & taters kind of guy. So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made nachos with some of our Shredded Chuck Roast, French fries and a topping of food…

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Ham and Swiss Egg Breakfast Calzones
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Ham and Swiss Egg Breakfast Calzones

  Ham and Swiss Egg Breakfast Calzones are the perfect size breakfast to share. Even breakfast for dinner with a side salad. We are loving the GMG Pizza Oven. Patti wants a calzone every week now so I keep making them for her. Each one different than the last. The perfect marriage of eggs, ham, mushrooms and swiss cheese. Plus, fun to do together! Calzones…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef

Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef, we’re invited to St. Patrick’s Day pot luck. Of course, when asked what we should bring our friends always utter those three little words “bring barbequed meat”. Patti wanted to try to just smoke the corned beef instead of grilling it, using different sorts of seasoning. It was lean, a little sweet, a little savory and a lot of delicious.…

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