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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Spatchcock Turkey with Champagne Cranberry Glaze

Spatchcock Turkey with Champagne Cranberry Glaze Spatchcock Turkey with Champagne Cranberry Glaze, Patti loves cooking with wine and sometimes she puts it in the food. Spatchcock Turkey with Champagne Cranberry Glaze for the holidays are hectic enough and this recipe keeps it special and easy. This is the first in a series of holiday recipes that Patti and I are calling “Count Down to the Holidays”…

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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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Texas Sliders, Honey Bourbon Brisket

Texas Sliders, Honey Bourbon Brisket Texas Sliders, Honey Bourbon Brisket, with the Super Bowl coming up and folks gearing up for some Tailgating we wanted to come up with something to “Knock Your Socks Off”. Well, we did it. What do you think about a Honey Bourbon Brisket slider? Thought we would go big with a Texas Slider. It’s rich, meaty and off the hook…

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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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3 Ingredient Smoked Ham

3 Ingredient Smoked Ham 3 Ingredient Smoked Ham, we've had requests for an extra easy ham dinner. So, we made a ham with just three ingredients including the ham! It was extra simple and extra delicious. The sweet comes from brown sugar. The spicy comes from the mustard. Ken prefers the horseradish or jalapeno mustard, Patti likes the spicy brown or Dijon. Patti and I…

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Turkey, Smoked and Brined

Turkey, Smoked and Brined Turkey, Smoked and Brined, we wanted to do something a little different with our bird so we did a savory brine. We have turkey recipes on our web site and this is a nice one. We have Spatchcocked them, wrapped them in bacon, dusted them with chipotle and smoked every one of them. Talking with folks and reading a bit I thought…

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Slow Smoked Carnitas

Slow Smoked Carnitas Slow Smoked Carnitas, we love a good Carnitas and all the different ways to enjoy it. I think this is the best Carnitas I have ever enjoyed much less made. The meat was so tender, lightly covered with a savory sauce, lightly kissed with a fruit wood smoke. Over the top!! One of the nice things about getting old is that you…

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