Garlicky Stuffed Patty Melts

Garlicky Stuffed Patty Melts are the ultimate garlic lovers treat. We always enjoy a good burger and we love Ken’s Garlic Lovers Grilling Sauce. Patti loves patty melts because it’s not a plain old burger on a plain old bun. We made these patty melts stuffed with cheese and Garlic Lovers Grilling Sauce, then topped with more cheese and grilled onions. For another blast of…

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Firehouse Steaks

Firehouse Steaks for our “Date Night” dinner tonight. We gave the steaks a nice dusting of Pete’s Firehouse Rub. It’s a well rounded seasoning that we also like on ribs and chicken. Patti made a cold green bean salad to go with our steak fries and steaks. We added a little zip to the fries with some of Pete’s Firehouse rub, original. Patti and I…

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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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Smoked Sausage Stuffing

Smoked Sausage Stuffing Smoked Sausage Stuffing, it is recommended that you don’t stuff your turkey as Mom did when we were growing up. Because the stuffing does not get hot enough to kill any food-borne bacteria and slows down the cooking of the turkey. Plus, it’s harder to get out of the bird when you raid the refrigerator for leftovers. We did our stuffing in…

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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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Chipotle Orange Ribs

Chipotle Orange Ribs Chipotle Orange Ribs, I have been experimenting with my Chipotle Orange BBQ sauce and now it’s very, very good. Good ribs really are easy to do and will make your friends think you are “The Grill Master”. We have had friends over a few times and served this on chicken and ribs that were finger licking wonderful. The sauce is so simple…

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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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