Read more about the article Guacamole with Roasted Garlic
Guacamole with Roasted Garlic

Guacamole with Roasted Garlic

  Guacamole with Roasted Garlic, we love guacamole and it always makes me think of my childhood, so I am going to share my memories with this Roasted Garlic Guacamole recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Growing up in Fallbrook, California we had access to REAL avocados. My mother would make guacamole in a huge bowl and my dad would…

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Read more about the article Creamed Garlic Soup with Toasted Cheese Topping
Creamed Garlic Soup with Toasted Cheese Topping

Creamed Garlic Soup with Toasted Cheese Topping

    Creamed Garlic Soup with Toasted Cheese Topping, we love garlic, just about every way it comes. I had been thinking of doing a smoked garlic soup for a few weeks now. Rich, creamy and a garlicky sweet treat. So, I thought I would make some for our special Christmas Eve dinner. This may have been a little rough on our dogs. Not having…

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Read more about the article Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes
Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes

Smoked Creamed Spinach Stuffed Tomatoes, I wanted to do some smoked/grilled tomatoes with 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 flavors…

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Read more about the article Prairie Fire Redux
Prairie Fire Redux

Prairie Fire Redux

  Prairie Fire Redux, I have worked on this recipe for over 35 years, (hard to believe that I’m that old) and have fine tuned it to a religious experience. These are great for tailgating and Super Bowl parties and just great eats. These are creamy, tender beans with a thick, rich smoked cheddar cheese sauce and a bit of zip to them. I have…

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Read more about the article Easy Smoked Potatoes Au Gratin
Easy Smoked Potatoes Au Gratin

Easy Smoked Potatoes Au Gratin

Easy Smoked Potatoes Au Gratin because a friend of Patti’s wanted a recipe for scalloped potatoes with cheese. That’s what au Gratin potatoes are. She also wanted a recipe she could make a day ahead without the potatoes turning black. So, we cooked the potatoes first and layered them the next day into our creamy cheesy sauce. Then, we topped them with more cheese and…

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Read more about the article Sweet Mamas Savory Cornbread Dressing
Sweet Mama’s Savory Cornbread Dressing

Sweet Mamas Savory Cornbread Dressing

  Sweet Mamas Savory Cornbread Dressing with a "Kiss of Smoke". Living in the South now I asked why it’s called dressing instead of stuffing. I was told several times “because Mama said so”. Good enough reason for us. Patti made her own style of cornbread adding chopped pieces of Raider Red Jalapeno bacon and a can of creamed corn. Which explains why her cornbread…

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Buffalo Onion Slabs

Buffalo Onions

  Buffalo Onions, there is no one way to do them and they are super easy to do. They can be a different grilling adventure every time you make them! Our Buffalo Sauce recipe is better than most, on the mild side but packed with flavor. Easy to zip it up but as is it was a bit zippy for Patti. The only thing that…

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Video Uncle Bubba’s Texas Poppers

https://youtu.be/xq2TsGaJ8UA Video Uncle Bubba’s Texas Poppers   Video Uncle Bubba’s Texas Poppers, because we love poppers and Uncle Bubba knows poppers! He takes nice jalapeno peppers takes the seeds out and stuffs them with cream cheese and smoked brisket just to get started. Then, wraps them with a slice of thick cut bacon. To finish them off he brushes them with his Uncle Bubba’s Whisky…

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Read more about the article Hasselback Potatoes
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 time…

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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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Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach

Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach

  Easy Cheesy Potatoes with Spinach, One of Ken’s favorite meals is to throw a hunk of meat on the grill. Patti specializes on sides. To add color and make it healthier Patti added a pound of steamed spinach. Tomorrow I think we’ll use the leftovers as a base for Ken’s omelets. Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s…

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Read more about the article Chili Corn Pudding
Chili Corn Pudding

Chili Corn Pudding

Chili Corn Pudding, this is one of our 1st recipes I tucked into a folder today. One on my favorites that my mother made for the holidays. It brings back happy memories of times long gone. Hope you enjoy it as we have. Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on…

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