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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Date Night Doins Rubs and Seasonings

Spice Up Your Life with A Little “Date Night Butt Rub”! Date Night Doins Rubs and Seasonings For 49 % of us, Romance only happens on our Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day and Christmas. Life Is Short; Enjoy some “Date Night Butt Rub”! Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our…

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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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St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen

St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen St. Paddy’s Drunken Hen, we’ve been getting a lot of requests for game hens. They’re like a small chicken and everyone gets their own. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made these gals with a glaze of Irish whiskey combined with the sweet taste of orange marmalade: St. Paddy’s Drunken Hens. Ken spatchcocked them and we served them with our…

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St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos

St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos, we love nachos for appetizers, snacks and sometimes for dinner. Our friend Peggy Fairweather came up with the idea of combining nacho toppings over potatoes. She knows Ken is a meat & taters kind of guy. So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made nachos with some of our Shredded Chuck Roast, French fries and a topping of food coloring…

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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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Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef

Sweet & Smoky Corned Beef, we’re invited to St. Patrick’s Day pot luck. Of course, when asked what we should bring our friends always utter those three little words “bring barbequed meat”. Patti wanted to try to just smoke the corned beef instead of grilling it, using different sorts of seasoning. It was lean, a little sweet, a little savory and a lot of delicious.…

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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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