Dragon Eggs

Dragon Eggs Dragon Eggs, we dream of things to grill and smoke. I know it’s crazy, but it’s something I really enjoy and I am always trying to come up with new tasty treats. This is what I dreamed up the other night. Five or six ways of doing this and here is how I ended up. Dragon Eggs, a smoky egg covered with veins…

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Video Kens Famous Baked Beans Redux

https://youtu.be/BXh1Gb2K-Ao Kens Famous Baked Beans Redux Video Kens Famous Baked Beans Redux because we love taking a great recipe of ours and making it even better. Ken’s been working on this recipe for over thirty years and these are the best yet. The BIG difference is we are now 5 cameras better and thought we would also do a video. Our friends didn’t really care…

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Smoked Sausage Stuffed Portobello’s

Smoked Sausage Stuffed Portobello’s Patti came up with these little jewels. Toss these guys on the smoker and step back. They’re great snacks, sides or appetizers. I want a bucket of these . Great for Tailgaters too! To add a little bit to this I used some of Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Texas Pecan adding a nice smoky Nutty flavor to our cook. Very…

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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…

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Our Favorite Mac & Cheese

Our Favorite Mac & Cheese This is Our Favorite Mac & Cheese, it’s creamy and delicious just the way it is. But, it makes a great start to adding leftover chicken, seafood and/ or veggies. We had some leftover broccoli we added this time. Patti loves to add mushrooms sautéed in butter and Sherry plus seafood, about a 1/2 pound each lobster, scallops and crab…

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Spinach Stuffed Brie en Croute

Spinach Stuffed Brie en Croute Spinach Stuffed Brie en Croute, we wanted to start our date night with something special and “test drive” a recipe for our Easter dinner. This was perfect. The brie was stuffed with fresh spinach (thank you Murrieta Farmer’s Market) maple bacon and just a bit of garlic wrapped in crescent roll dough. Very rich, creamy and easy. Ken wanted it…

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Sriracha Mac & Cheese

Sriracha Mac & Cheese We were having a simple supper of grilled pork loin chops and Sriracha Mac & Cheese. Ken wanted something super spicy as a side. Sriracha sauce is a bottled extra hot chili sauce…Ken approved. Patti added a bit of sour cream to lessen the heat. Farmer John makes a jalapeno bacon, but you can use regular bacon instead. For lunch the…

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Smoked Jalapeno Poppers Viedo

https://youtu.be/UJuX9PsIm8o Smoked Jalapeno Poppers Video This is one of our first videos done with our old camera. Almost embarrassing compared to our videos now. But it does get the message across... We enjoy Smoked Jalapeno Poppers or ABT’s  ( Atomic Buffalo Turds ) as they are referred to in the BBQ world. We have been doing them at the Farmer’s Market and folks have been…

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Guest Chef G’s Deep Fried Deviled Eggs

Guest Chef G's Deep Fried Deviled Eggs While watching television one afternoon, I caught a glimpse of beautifully plated deep-fried deviled egg. I was intrigued. I didn't record it, but I figured that all I had to do was stick two deviled egg halves together, roll 'em in some flour, and fry them. I was right! My recipe is lengthy for those who might have…

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Guest Chef G’s Radicchio Celery Slaw

Guest Chef G's Radicchio Celery Slaw While walking through the grocery produce section, pondering what to prepare for the evening, I suddenly had a taste for a tangy coleslaw. But I really didn't want just a basic cabbage variety. So when I spotted the radicchio, I was inspired. Radicchio is an Italian salad plant related to chicory. The distinctive plant grows in a rich maroon…

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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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Spinach & Swiss Twice Baked Potato

 Spinach & Swiss Twice Baked Potato For date night we were having a simple, but delicious, sirloin streak for dinner. To add a special side Patti made a twice baked potato full of Swiss cheese, of course bacon and spinach to make it healthy. We microwave the potatoes until soft, then spoon the insides into a bowl with some of our favorite goodies and finished…

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