Monday, June 3, 2019 Food
Lets talk about coleslaw
Who out there likes coleslaw on your bbq sandwich ? If you do then you will want to try this easy recipe made with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, seasoned with mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar dressing. It’s what everyone wants for backyard BBQs, and summer cookouts!
Now onto Making our slaw
I love it homemade , and often with burgers or hot dogs, and yes my BBQ. This Classic Recipe made with cabbage, carrot, and onions gently mixed and coated with mayonnaise, a dab of yellow mustard, vinegar, and black pepper.
Monday, May 27, 2019 Food
Here is a Simple Recipe For Ranch Pork Chops I think your family will love:We all like dinners that are simple and easy to make with minimal clean up and sheet pan dinners are just that, and this simple recipe for Ranch Pork Chops is one of those simple and easy dinners you can make for your family.
What I feel are The Best Pork Chops for Baking in this recipe
- Boneless pork chops will cook faster and are easier to serve. Just slice them up and you’re done!
- Bone-in pork chops have more flavor ( my opinion) and won’t overcook as quickly. There’s more leeway in the cooking time, but that also means that they generally take longer to bake.
It’s just my opinion, but I would rather save the bone-in pork chops for grilling and use boneless for this recipe.
Lets talk Turkey kabobs
Lets talk turkey and kabobs, I ran across something to aid me in making these and I have to admit I have fallen in love with it. There are so many different ways you can make things with this tool. I have so many different ways I want to try using this. I have used beef and turkey so far and they were a hit
When you think of kabobs would you think of using ground turkey? We are going to today and I have something for you. I picked up this neat little tool called Easy Kabob. I am using this tool to make what I like to call turkey dogs. I used ground turkey burger, Carne Asada seasoning, salt, pepper, egg, garlic bread crumbs. I will post the recipe below. I also posted a video from Easy Kabob to show you how it works...Read More
Monday, May 13, 2019 Food
Lets Make Tuna Salad
So there I was laying around one day craving some tuna salad and wanted to experiment, Well.. This is what I came up with, Tuna salad with avocado I wanted to change it up some. So I decided to do away with the mayo, thats right I said no mayo! Wait till you try it.
You have to try this Avocado Tuna Salad, when most people think of tuna salad you think of Mayo, but we are going to change it up a little. we will make it with Avocado instead.
This won’t be your everyday tuna salad sandwich, leave out the mayo and replace it with avocado. Add some red onion, lemon zest and juice, sprinkle with the green of cilantro or parsley, and wow!
Put the avocado tuna salad between two pieces of toast and you have a perfect tuna salad sandwich with the lovely addition of avocado...
Monday, May 6, 2019 Food
I am going to talk about Steak Tartare, I can remember as a child going to the butcher and having some raw ground meat seasoned with my step father, I was scared to try it at first, but after I got talked into it I decided it wasn’t half bad, The texture was something totally different and I couldn’t believe I was eating raw meat. This was my introduction to beef tartare.
Steak tartare is a dish of finely chopped beef, served raw and mixed with any number of condiments but most commonly egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, hot sauce, fresh herbs, and other seasonings. It’s often served with bread or toast of some kind, and is often on restaurant menus as an appetizer...Read More
Monday, April 29, 2019 General
If you love your coffee with flavored creamer nearly as much as I do then this is for you. You already know that creamer isn’t all that cheap, but again, if you love it like I do you buy it anyway.
This idea began one day while I was watching reruns of the George Burns and Gracie Allen TV show on youtube. Originally broadcast in the fifties, they were “live” as all television was back then. They didn’t have “commercials” per se, so they would include references to whatever product was their sponsor as part of the show. Through much of the shows run their sponsor was “Carnation Evaporated Milk, the milk from contented cows”. I became curious if it was as good in coffee as they claimed so I ordered some. Lo and behold it was as good as they said it was...Read More
Monday, April 22, 2019 Food
It’s time to smoke us a Beef Brisket. This is a pretty popular cut of meat that people love to smoke. I am always seeing someone posting about cooking one in the smoker or on the grill. There are so many different ways people are cooking them these days. The brisket is essential in two parts the point and the flat, The point has more fat and the flat has more meat. The brisket has a grain, the point runs a different direction and most don’t notice this causing an issue with slicing the brisket. Look at the meat before cooking and when you are finished and you will notice.I wouldn’t worry about cutting the meat until you are finished cooking it, unless you would rather separate and cook separately, maybe making burnt ends with part of it like with the point.
I decided to give this l...Read More
Monday, April 15, 2019 Technology
So am I the only one who finds themselves wishing the had a small portable tripod to take with them and it will fit in your back pack or even your back pocket? Well I had been wanting something like that and I found one. It is a portable flexible tripod by UBeesize. This little gem is everything I been looking for with an added bonus, It has bluetooth remote also. You know what that means, no more fumbling around with the screen or having to set a timer to take that photograph or video.
Get The Perfect Angle with Adjustable octopus style legs help to capture clean shots from any angle hanging off of something, or setting on a flat surface, even on the move.
Stable On Any Surface Made of very strong durable plastic, the ball head and no-slip feet make positioning and straightening devices...Read More
Monday, April 8, 2019 Food
Should you use dish soap or no? What about rust? What does it mean to season a skillet, anyway? Follow a few simple easy steps and your cast iron will last for years and years.
Relax. Cast iron care is simple. Here are the two biggest things to remember.
Dry it before you put it away.
Don’t put it in the dishwasher.
Easy, right? If you want to learn about seasoning cast iron, or why cooking tomatoes in a cast iron skillet would even be problematic, keep reading.
Monday, April 1, 2019 Food
This recipe is for my wonderful wife’s Crab Rangoon. She makes the best I have had out side of a couple resturaunts. When she tells me she is going to be making it my mouth tends to start watering. I am always excited for it to be finished so I can dive in. I could eat these things all the time. I must say she is the one who actually got me addicted to it. I had eaten it before in restaurants, but once she made her home made batch I fell in love with it. Our children love it as well. She can never make enough it seems. We all tend to hang around waiting for the first one to be done, and see who will be the first to get one. I hope you enjoy ! Drop a comment and let me know if you try it.Crab Rangoon2019-03-24 00:06:41This is a recipe for the most delicious crab rangoon y...
Monday, March 25, 2019 Food
Pizza in your hand, and being able to take it on the go is great! These pizza pockets are like your own personal hot pocket, but homemade. Think of them as a calzone, but a little smaller.
Pie crust can be used for many things like these Pizza Pockets! The crispy, browned crust paired with creamy mozzarella and tangy pizza sauce is a great. It’s like a portable pizza, or a mini-calzone, or even like those store-bought Hot Pockets—except flakier.
These are simple to make and great served with a salad, or you can serve them for a game day appetizer. However you serve them, they will be a hit.
Monday, March 18, 2019 Food
This soup my beautiful wife came up with after we always ordered a similar soup from a restaurant. At first she made it just like the original recipe or what she thought it could be. Through many changes this recipe is the best one to date. In order to share this we had to measure out the ingredients because she doesn’t cook by measurements. So you can add or subtract ingredients to your desires. Once you make it you can change it to make it the way you like it. She has made it with potatoes instead of beans, Chicken broth instead of Beef. It really is just a basic recipe that can be changed in accordance to your own personal preferences. So break out the dutch oven and get started !
She calls this recipe the Hubby’s Hearty Turkey Sausage soup...Read More
Monday, March 11, 2019 Food
Let’s Make Some Crockpot Pizza !!
I have a deliciois way to enhance pizza night.Its easy and fun to make. Kids really like it, never lasts long around the house. Who doesn’t love pizza night ? If you are one who does, Try this Delicious PIZZA IN A CROCKPOT.
You use the same ingredients as a normal pizza, only thing is you’re not making it in the oven it’s in a crockpot and using NO boil Lasagna Noodles, as I guess you could say crust and it will be layered like a Lasagna. I will be using turkey burger in this recipe but you can use beef, sausage, any meat you would like and same goes for the goodies you like on your pizza. It is so easy to make and put together. Once you have the ingredients you want ready, and your meat cooked you will be ready to put it together...Read More
Monday, March 4, 2019 Food
I’m not much on winter time but it is a great time to make some good comfort food. Cold weather and comfort and winter go together like salt and pepper. So I had a brain storm and went for it. I decided to make a dish with a pork roast I had thawed out. I decided on making a soup and I believe I done well. That is one thing about winter time we love comfort food when its cold out. Cold Weather, Food and Winter just go together.
Project Smoke – Santa Fe Coffee Rub
Project Smoke – Kansas City Smoke Rub
Grill Mates – Apple Rub
Course Sea Salt
I seasoned the roast and then put it on the grill. I am posting a video below
Ingredients to add after smoking the roast
Celery – 1 and a half cups chopped
Baby Carrots – 1 and a half cups chopped
Green Onion...Read More
Monday, February 25, 2019 Food
Who doesn’t like pulled pork? I know I do, so we are going to talk about smoking a pork shoulder. I don’t get real crazy with the spices and rubs, I try and keep it pretty simple. I like to get the taste of the meat and the smoke just as much as the rubs I use. This is why I don’t go over board with spices and rubs.I like to use enough to give good flavor and a nice bark on my meat. There is a video below to show my process of preparing the shoulder,
1 Pork Shoulder
When I’m doing a pork shoulder I like low and slow, so I start up my Green Mountain grill and set the temperature to 225 degrees and that’s the temp I will be cooking at till the meat reaches an internal temperature of 205 degrees...Read More
Monday, February 18, 2019 Food
Going to do a jalapeño cream cheese stuffed meatloaf wrapped in bacon. Got this idea off Pinterest, I am going to put my own twist to it, they just used cheese but I thought I would add a little kick and stuff some jalapeño peppers with cream cheese and stuff that into the meatloaf also will be cooking on the pellet grill.
See video below..
2 lb. ground chuck
1 lb. of mild Italian sausage
tops of green onions
2 packages of your choice of bacon
I used buffalo chicken flavor pretzel bites “was going to use the honey mustard but changed my mind”
black pepper to taste
I used Project Smoke “Kansas City Smoke Rub” you can use what ever seasoning you like that suits you.” I made a small one this time to see how it would turn...Read More
Monday, February 11, 2019 Food
I decided I would do a article on grilling accessories I’ve bought and gotten as a gifts for my grilling and smoking hobby.
Let’s begin with some meat claws great shredding your pork shoulder for pulled pork, or any other meat you are looking to shred . These things make shredding your meat up very easy and kinda fun to do also. They are a great cooking tool to add to your arsenal.
I also love using this rib rack for cooking my ribs. I like to use these when in need of making more room so I don’t have to lay the slabs of ribs flat on the grates. They work great ! If you are wanting to make more room for more ribs these are a must have.
I started using pink butcher paper to wrap my meats in instead of aluminum foil, so far I am liking it...Read More
Monday, February 4, 2019 Technology
I picked up another tool to add to my cooking Arsenal. I grabbed this waterproof thermometer off of Amazon after reading reviews, it seemed like a good choice. If you are like me you want to make sure all the meat you cook on your grill or in your smoker or even on your stove or in the oven cook to the proper internal temp. These are great when making steaks and you have people wanting their steaks cooked rare, med rare, or well done, with this a quick stick and you will know what your temp is in a blink of an eye.
I have been wanting something else I could use along side of my other temperature probes I use to monitor internal temps of the meat...Read More
Monday, January 28, 2019 Food
Butter Chicken simmers in a buttery tomato sauce and is punctuated by several special spices and herbs. Skip the Indian takeout and cook up your very own version of the popular dish!
WHAT IS BUTTER CHICKEN?
Butter chicken is prepared with marinated chicken that’s first grilled and then served in a rich gravy made with tomato, butter, and a special spice blend as a base.
Unlike most Indian curries where the preparation of the base starts with a blend of onion and a ginger garlic paste cooked in oil, butter chicken uses tomato as a base and is cooked in butter, giving it a slightly sweet flavor. Cashews and ,add to the sweetness and richness of the dish.
The History of Butter Chicken
The roots of butter chicken are only as recent as the 1950s, when it was developed accidentally by the ch...
Monday, January 21, 2019 Food
I have heard this called poor mans burnt end,s but I like to call it meat candy, it’s so good and sweet it taste just like candy.
Let’s start by using a beef chuck roast. I start out by seasoning it with salt, pepper, onion powder, John Henry’s Big daddy smoke house rub, apple wood rub. I cover the whole roast and rub it in and then let it sit in the fridge over night.
The next day I will remove from the fridge and start to chunk up the meat (cutting the meat ).
Once I have it cut into chunks I will put it all in a big bowl and add the same seasoning I rubbed it down with and will put lid on the bowl and shake it all together to make sure all the meat is covered in the seasoning.
Once I am finished with that I will lay them out and get them ready for the smoker.
While I do this ...Read More