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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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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Bacon Cornbread Sticks

Bacon Cornbread Sticks Bacon Cornbread Sticks, Ken was making his famous Chuck Wagon Chili and wanted something different as a side. Patti loves our antique corn bread stick molds. They were Ken’s grandmothers. Ken lives in fear of dry cornbread so I always add extra ingredients after starting with an easy box mix. Tonight was a whole can of creamed corn and some crispy, cooked…

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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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Peppered Sirloin Bacon Mushroom Sauce

Peppered Sirloin with Bacon Mushroom Sauce Peppered Sirloin with Bacon Mushroom Sauce, It was our date night and we both agreed we wanted “hunk of cow” aka big, beefy taste that was quick and tasty. We have lots of recipes for Ken’s favorite steak: top sirloin. It was perfectly seasoned with Cattleman’s Grill Southwest Steakhouse Seasoning and coarse black pepper. Patti wanted to make it…

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Pork Chops with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Pork Chops with Fresh Raspberry Sauce Pork Chops with Fresh Raspberry Sauce with berry season here and we get lots of fresh juicy berries of all kinds. Being the temperature has been in the 90’s we wanted something lighter than beef. Patti picked up some thick boneless pork chops on sale and came up with the idea of a fresh raspberry sauce. Easy, delicious and…

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Smoky Salisbury Steak

Smoky Salisbury Steak Smoky Salisbury Steak, Ken's idea of Comfort Food. Ken’s friend Ed was coming for dinner. He’s a real big guy with a real big appetite for hearty home style food. Patti was also thinking Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes.  The Salisbury steaks looked more like small meat loaves with gravy. Not a problem! They were delicious, very filling and seasoned just right…

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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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Diablo Tacos

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

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