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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Orange Ginger Pork

Orange Ginger Pork Orange Ginger Pork may just put an end to Ken’s favorite take-out. We marinated the pork overnight in an orange ginger marinade, and then Patti made a sweet and zippy sauce as a glaze. Grilled to perfection on our Sawtooth Pellet Grill and served over white rice. This is a very easy recipe, your friends will love it… Patti and I have…

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Scotch Eggs Texas Style

Scotch Eggs Texas Style Scotch Eggs Texas Style, our friend Jason came for lunch and to delive Scotch Eggs Texas Style Recipe Type: Appetizer Cuisine: American Author: Chef Ken Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 55 mins Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Scotch Eggs Texas Style, our friend Jason came for lunch and to deliver our new Green Mountain Jim Bowie Grill/Smoker so we…

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Armadillo Eggs

Armadillo Eggs Armadillo Eggs “Wake Up your Taste Buds” with a stuffed jalapeno, wrapped in a ¼ pound of spicy sausage. Not for the faint of heart, but just a little Zippy! These are great for Superbowl parties Tailgating and camping. Look at these, this is our take on Armadillo Eggs. We got the idea from Smokey Dee Robinson. Patti and I made some changes.…

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Orange Peel Glaze

Orange Peel Glaze Orange Peel Glaze, we’ve already started thinking about holiday recipes and glazes. This simple glaze takes only minutes to make and is just magical. It's easy with only three ingredients and lots of flavor. This will go very well with chicken, duck, turkey, ham, pork loin or chops and ribs. Prep Time: 5 minutes. Glaze 1 24oz. jar orange marmalade, (Patti buys…

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Pork Loin with Bacon Gravy

Pork Loin with Bacon Gravy We found a neat old piece of cast iron last week at a yard sale. Now it’s Ken’s newest favorite cast iron roaster. So Patti got me a whole pork loin that I cut down to fit and tossed in some red potato halves for our side. Then she made me some bacon gravy to top it off… With the…

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Slow Smoked Carnitas

Slow Smoked Carnitas We love anything you can wrap in a tortilla and when Juan Carlos showed us some awesome pork for .99 a pound. A dream is born… Slow Smoked Carnitas with a citrus kiss. We bought 20 pounds of Juan’s pork and used about 5 in our Slow Smoked Carnitas that we smoked for about 5 hours. It was all I could do…

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Green with Envy Chili Verde

Green with Envy Chili Verde Ken has been a chili cooking expert for well over thirty years! We usually make it red and hot. But, we were craving a green chili with the heat of Serrano, red pepper flakes and jalapeno peppers and the tangy goodness of lots of tomatillos. Of course, we added plenty of fresh garlic. Pork sirloin made the meat especially “melt…

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Twisted Piggy Burnt Ends

Twisted Piggy Burnt Ends Last week I was talking with Jim Olson, one of my Facebook friends, about our “Poor Man’s Burnt Ends”. He said that he has used pork strips as another cheap alternative to brisket. Well, that got me to thinking and we all know that is a painful process to say the least. So, thinking on it for a few days I…

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Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork

Maple Mustard Crown Roast of Pork We wanted to do something different and extra special for one of our Holiday dinners. Patti loved the idea of a crown roast of pork; Ken loved the frilly gold crowns on the frenched pork bones. We’ve mentioned many times the lovely folks we meet at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market. Well, a delightful family named Allee including their precious…

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Raspberry Teriyaki Country Ribs

Raspberry Teriyaki Country Ribs We love ribs, all kinds of ribs. We’ve never met a cut we didn’t like. These pork country ribs were on sale so we bought a lot. We wanted them for our date night, but we had a lot of errands to do, so we marinated them all day in a sweet and spicy marinade Patti came up with before we…

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