Rusty Double Burger

Our Rusty Double Burger is a great big mouthful of goodness. We made our Rusty Double Burger with double cheese covering 2 big juicy beef patties with all our favorite veggie condiments and then drizzled with our Rusty Mustard Carolina Style BBQ Sauce.  Crazy Good!!! This is an in your face burger or should I say it’s an “On Your Face” burger! Patti and I…

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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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Bacony Sauteed Cabbage

Bacony Sauteed Cabbage, Patti made this as a side for our corned beef, but Ken loves it with anything and he’s not a cabbage sort of guy. It helped a lot that Patti added bacon and Cindy Lou's Big Kahuna Seasoning. Cabbage was a great price and we knew it would be fresh and top quality because we got it from the Murrieta Farmer’s Market.…

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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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Reverse Seared Tri-Tip On Date Night

Reverse Seared Tri-Tip on Date Night.  Date night this week we wanted “Big Beef”. The market had some beautiful Tri-Tip roasts on sale. Enough said, Tri-Tip it is! We did a 2 hour reverse sear, in our Green Mountain Grill/Smoker with Pacific Gourmet BBQ Pellet Bourbon Blend. Off the hook!!! It was tender, juicy and packed with smoked big beef flavor. Patti added some twice…

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Little Smokies

Little Smokies, Ken and his daughter Katie introduced these to me when Ken & I were dating. Now we make little smokies every holiday, parties and tailgating... These are quick and simple, can be done on any grill, stove top or the crock pot. Make a great last minute treat that your guests will love and is very low cost to make… Little Smokies A…

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Smoked Sausage Stuffing

Smoked Sausage Stuffing Smoked Sausage Stuffing, it is recommended that you don’t stuff your turkey as Mom did when we were growing up. Because the stuffing does not get hot enough to kill any food-borne bacteria and slows down the cooking of the turkey. Plus, it’s harder to get out of the bird when you raid the refrigerator for leftovers. We did our stuffing in…

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Apple Chipotle Glazed Ham

Apple Chipotle Glazed Ham  Apple Chipotle Glazed Ham, just three ingredients. But, oh what great ingredients! We cut an 11lb. Zaycon Fresh ham in half. Then we made a glaze with just apple jelly and Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce in Apple Chipotle providing all the seasoning we needed for a delicious main course. Patti and I have set one night a week just for…

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Butter Pecan Stuffed Texas Pork Chop

Butter Pecan Stuffed Texas Pork Chop Butter Pecan Stuffed Texas Pork Chop, Ken wanted a stuffed pork chop…a big one. So Patti bought one aka bone-in pork loin roast at almost 6 lbs. Now that’s a pork chop! Being this was a manly sized pork chop power tools were required. Ken used a drill to make a whole for Patti’s butter pecan stuffing. Then, a…

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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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