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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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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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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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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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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