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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Spanish Steak Sofrito

Spanish Steak Sofrito Spanish Steak Sofrito, is a simple but elegant dish that will impress your dinner guests and a nice change for the traditional holiday fare. It’s a sure winner for tailgating. One of our Face Book friends posted a picture of this when he went out to dinner. I had never seen this and I had to know more because it looked so…

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Prairie Fire Redux

Prairie Fire Redux Prairie Fire Redux, I have worked on this recipe for over 30 years, (hard to believe that I’m that old) and have fine tuned it to a religious experience. These are great for tailgating and Super Bowl parties and just great eats. These are creamy, tender beans with a thick, rich smoked cheddar cheese sauce and a bit of zip to them.…

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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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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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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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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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Slow Smoked Carnitas

Slow Smoked Carnitas Slow Smoked Carnitas, we love a good Carnitas and all the different ways to enjoy it. I think this is the best Carnitas I have ever enjoyed much less made. The meat was so tender, lightly covered with a savory sauce, lightly kissed with a fruit wood smoke. Over the top!! One of the nice things about getting old is that you…

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Chocolate Pecan Bacon Candy

Chocolate Pecan Bacon Candy Chocolate Pecan Bacon Candy! Like the other bacon candies we have done this stuff is CRAZY GOOD and will be ILLEGAL when the food police hear about it! Got the idea of adding pecans from talking with Bret at Earthwork’s Supply, (Bull Racks). This is a special treat. Bacon Candy is so simple to make: sweet and smoky. Just melts in…

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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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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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