Hickory Smoked Sirloin Steak Sandwich

Hickory Smoked Sirloin Steak Sandwich, a trip down memory lane. This is the recipe that started it all in 2009. Five cameras ago and lot's lights, Patti has lost her dinning room, it is now a photo studio. You can see how we've grown!!! By now some of you have heard us refer to “Love the Second Time Around”. What we talking about is our…

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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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Bacon Cornbread Sticks

Bacon Cornbread Sticks Bacon Cornbread Sticks, Ken was making his famous Chuck Wagon Chili and wanted something different as a side. Patti loves our antique corn bread stick molds. They were Ken’s grandmothers. Ken lives in fear of dry cornbread so I always add extra ingredients after starting with an easy box mix. Tonight was a whole can of creamed corn and some crispy, cooked…

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Extra Cheesy Mac & Cheese

Extra Cheesy Mac & Cheese Extra Cheesy Mac & Cheese, Ken loves mac & cheese as long as it’s extra cheesy. He calls it the ooey gooey factor. Plus, our cold smoked cheese makes it even better. Patti invited her lovely friend Harriett over for lunch to try this new recipe. To make it a little fun she made it with wagon wheel shaped pasta…

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Smokey Pulled Pork Enchiladas

Smokey Pulled Pork Enchiladas Smokey Pulled Pork Enchiladas were Patti’s brainstorm after Ken came home with a huge piece of pork. Ken had lots of great ideas, but Patti wanted Mexican and we both love enchiladas. With Ken’s famous smoked pulled pork and just a few other ingredients we made a great meal with lots and lots of layers of flavors. With the added smoke…

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Smokey Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Smoky Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf How about a Smoky Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf when the days are drizzly and cold we need comfort food and nothing says comfort like a big beefy meatloaf. And nothing says ground beef that’s good enough for us than Zaycon ground beef. It’s extra lean 93/7, grass fed and fresh, never frozen, with no chemicals or additives. You can really taste the…

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Sloppy Joan Bake

Sloppy Joan Bake It’s cold and rainy here and Patti wanted comfort food. Ken loves potato nuggets, so instead of making his sloppy Joe’s on hamburger buns Patti made one of her famous casseroles using hot sausage instead of ground beef. This one can be really versatile. To make it extra hot use hot sausage and pepper jack cheese. For milder you can use mild…

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Guest CHEF G’s PULLMAN LOAF BREAD

Guest CHEF G's PULLMAN LOAF BREAD  A Guest Chef Recipe PULLMAN LOAF BREAD  VIDEO: Pullman_Loaf_Bread.mp4 3.5 MB (Adapted from Chicago Tribune, February 27, 2015). A Pullman loaf is a type of bread primarily baked in a pan which gives it a completely square appearance and a flat top. The bread’s name comes from its presence in the U.S. Pullman railway cars of the 1800s. Although…

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Potato Cheddar Pierogies Au Gratin

Potato Cheddar Pierogies Au Gratin Ken loves pierogies, Patti loves how easy they are to buy frozen and fix in lots of different ways. We planned on having simple bacon cheeseburgers for dinner with the pierogies as a side dish. Well, they were so good we had them as the main dish. You can make the pierogies either thawed or frozen and with a few…

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