St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos

St. Paddy’s Irish Nachos, we love nachos for appetizers, snacks and sometimes for dinner. Our friend Peggy Fairweather came up with the idea of combining nacho toppings over potatoes. She knows Ken is a meat & taters kind of guy. So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we made nachos with some of our Shredded Chuck Roast, French fries and a topping of food coloring…

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Chuck Wagon Beans

Chuck Wagon Beans, if you love beef & beans this is a good pot of beans. In the spirit of an old west “cookie” they are made with whatever you have on hand. We did these on the Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill with a smoke tube packed with Rancher’s Mesquite for that “Kiss of Smoke”. Off the hook!!! Patti and I have set one night…

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Little Smokies

Little Smokies, Ken and his daughter Katie introduced these to me when Ken & I were dating. Now we make little smokies every holiday, parties and tailgating... These are quick and simple, can be done on any grill, stove top or the crock pot. Make a great last minute treat that your guests will love and is very low cost to make… Little Smokies A…

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Rattlesnake Eggs

Rattlesnake Eggs Rattlesnake Eggs, we love tailgating! It’s a fun way to get away from it all, enjoy nature and hang with the dogs. Of course, we have to take a grill with us and the Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett is just perfect. It’s small enough to pop in the back of the car and big enough to grill/smoke just about anything. Ken suggested…

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Buffalo Dump Chili

Buffalo Dump Chili Buffalo Dump Chili because we’ve been in the mood for great Chili. So, I thought I would make a dump chili using buffalo chunks that we slow smoked in Mesquite. This would be an awesome camping or tailgating recipe, too. I have been making chili for 35 years now with little or no measuring so guess you could call it a dump…

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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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Smoked Turkey Legs

Smoked Turkey Legs Smoked Turkey Legs, we got a request from some friends who were having a big holiday dinner for their large family. As a special treat for the bigger kids they wanted lots of turkey legs because they were their favorite and wanted them all to have their own. If you have had them at the fair or Disneyland you know what a…

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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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Pepper Crusted Sirloin Roast

Pepper Crusted Sirloin Roast Pepper Crusted Sirloin Roast Smoked rare, thin slicked make crazy good roast beef sandwitches. Big beef flavor just a hint of pepper in the sliced meat with a “Kiss of Smoke” in every bite. Think of all the deli style sandwiches that you can serve up to your friends with a pile of beef like this. They will be singing about…

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Grilled Stuffed Peaches

Grilled Stuffed Peaches Grilled Stuffed Peaches, it’s that time of the year for big, beautiful peaches. Grilled Peaches are a simple dessert that folks just love. Every time Patti makes these for someone the first time she gets a less than an ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE. But in the end they always fuss over how good they were and always request them when they come over again.…

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Machaca Noche De Enamorados

Machaca Noche De Enamorados Machaca Noche De Enamorados is beef slow cooked in Mexican seasoning that you then shred for the most delicious tacos, burritos or enchiladas.   Our Machaca Noche De Enamorados is packed with lots of different flavors. None that really stand out, but a nice blend of coffee, cinnamon, cocoa and chili that really comes together and gets all happy. It’s a…

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