Potluck Smoked Ham Cheese Gratin

Potluck Smoked Ham & Cheese Gratin was an idea of Patti’s. A friend of hers wanted an Easter dish for lots of people coming for dinner after Church. And it had to be put together the day ahead, so they could just pop in their Green Mountain Grill in a snap. I used Ken’s famous smoked cheese for an extra layer of flavor with a “Kiss of Smoke”.

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Simple Seafood Mac & Cheese

Simple Seafood Mac & Cheese was perfect for a potluck we were going to. It will also work for a delicious Lenten recipe! We used three different kinds of seafood, you can use a combination of your favorites in any amounts you like. To make it really interesting we used Butcher BBQ Savory Pecan Seasoning and a “Kiss of Smoke” with Pacific Pellets Mountain Maple.…

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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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Southwestern Mac & Cheese

Southwestern Mac & Cheese Southwestern Mac & Cheese, we have to laugh, of all the recipes we get asked for from gourmet to down home, what we get the most requests for is macaroni and cheese. Our date night was coming up so I asked Ken what he was in the mood for thinking he would say steak or ribs. Nope, he wanted a creamy…

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Cold Smokin’ Sawtooth

Cold Smokin’ Sawtooth Cold Smokin’ Sawtooth, this week we are going do a different style of smoke. We are going to do some “Cold Smoking”. Cold smoking is under a 100 degrees or (38c). We have a few recipes we want to do and need some cold smoked cheese and garlic. We thought while we were at it we would throw a ham chub on…

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Our Favorite Mac & Cheese

Our Favorite Mac & Cheese This is Our Favorite Mac & Cheese, it’s creamy and delicious just the way it is. But, it makes a great start to adding leftover chicken, seafood and/ or veggies. We had some leftover broccoli we added this time. Patti loves to add mushrooms sautéed in butter and Sherry plus seafood, about a 1/2 pound each lobster, scallops and crab…

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Sriracha Mac & Cheese

Sriracha Mac & Cheese We were having a simple supper of grilled pork loin chops and Sriracha Mac & Cheese. Ken wanted something super spicy as a side. Sriracha sauce is a bottled extra hot chili sauce…Ken approved. Patti added a bit of sour cream to lessen the heat. Farmer John makes a jalapeno bacon, but you can use regular bacon instead. For lunch the…

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Italian Sausage Mac & Cheese

Italian Sausage Mac & Cheese It’s amazing how many recipe requests we get for macaroni & cheese. That’s fine with us, it’s quick, easy and has unlimited variations. We used Ken’s favorite hot Italian sausage along with lots of his cold smoked cheddar and Patti insisted on fresh broccoli to keep it healthy. Being it was 101 here today we were more than happy to…

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Potluck Cheeseburger Mac

Potluck Cheeseburger Mac We were invited to a potluck at our community center and asked what we should bring. The resounding vote was: meat! Spending the afternoon with our friends and neighbors is always fun and we wanted to do something everyone would love. Zaycon Fresh to the rescue. We mixed lots of their super lean, top quality ground beef with sharp cheddar cheese and…

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