Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon

Potato Tart, Bacon Bacon Bacon, our thanks to Chef Michael Smith for this idea! It’s an awesome side dish, but would work well as a main dish. We used two whole pounds of fresh bacon combined with Ken’s smoked cheddar cheese, sliced potatoes, onions and garlic. We seasoned it to perfection with “Swimmin’ in Smoke Boo Yah Beef” and coarse grind black pepper. I think…

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Ham and Cheese Stuffed Brie

Ham and Cheese Stuffed Brie, we have friends and neighbors just drop by frequently…and they’re always hungry. Our pantry staples might be different than most folks because our friends know we won’t be serving peanut butter and crackers. We always stock various gourmet cheeses and meats. One of our favorites is wheels of brie. Today we stuffed our brie with Swiss cheese and Black Forest…

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Diablo Sliders

Diablo Sliders, for our Super Bowl Tailgater party we wanted the “Slap your Momma Big Beef flavor”. So thought we would do some Diablo Sliders with the big beef flavor of chuck roast. There are tons of things you can do with it. So, with that in mind I am braising a chuck roast today. Bringing flavors from All Spice Café’s Chipotle Garlic Sauce into…

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Stuffed Italian Beef Braciole

Stuffed Italian Beef Braciole Our good friend Jason from Green Mountain Grills challenged up to make these Stuffed Italian Beef Braciole (Italian style beef rolls) on our grill. It’s usually made in a crock pot or skillet. The most amazing part, besides how great it tasted, was how easy it was to make. We went to see our butcher Juan Carlos, and he showed us…

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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…

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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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Krabby Poppers

Krabby Poppers Krabby Poppers, friends wanted a recipe for appetizers that were fancy and cheap, too. Everyone loves our different kinds of poppers. We’ve stuffed both sweet and jalapeno peppers with all kinds of fillings. Of course, they’re always wrapped with bacon. This time Patti stuffed pretty, sweet peppers with fake crab (aka Surimi, but you can use real crabmeat, too) mixed with sharp cheddar,…

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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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Buffalo Style Meatballs

Buffalo Style Meatballs We were invited to a neighbor’s potluck and asked to bring an appetizer. Ken wanted to bring little meatballs “Buffalo style”. Using our favorite ground beef aka Zaycon Fresh, which is so very lean, our meatballs didn’t shrink the way ordinary fattier ground beef does. So, instead of golf ball size we had more like tennis ball size. Ken seasoned them with…

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Video Chile Relleno Fatty

https://youtu.be/d7UNzcOIUTo Video Chile Relleno Fatty Video 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…

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