Fried Turkey Without Frying

Fried Turkey Without Frying

The 1st fried turkey I ever had I thought was the best turkey I had ever had. This way does the trick and this is easily done in the oven if you are smoker deficient. Not ready for the cranberry influx I decided to do a primer with Jesus seeds.

Grilled Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

Grilled Chicken and Andouille Jambalaya

Super good Jambalaya packed with trinity mainly onion it’s flavor is awesome. I sliced the andouille long ways into 4 strips then cut cross ways matter fact, did the same to the celery. Cut them how you want I’m not gonna be there. I grilled the chicken tenders which gave a nice

1st Round of Ribs on DIY Smoker

1st Round of Ribs on DIY Smoker

First ribs on an incomplete electric smoker but complete enough to test. I am excited because no worries about a store bought electric smoker catching fire again and I don’t have to tend to a fire I don’t have time for.

Texan Swedish Meatballs

Texan Swedish Meatballs

Don’t know what’s in a true Swedish meatball but I’m filing them under Swede. The gravy is pretty close to Swedish, I think… If you’re Texan and got outa state guest yer gonna have to pull out the Texas pasta or it’s Texas pride abuse. State Law

Dorita Pie

Dorita Pie

Pretty close to number one for slop food. Enough so I’m going to attempt to get this one up tonight without screwing up the site. This is a branch off King Ranch Chicken a TexMex dish that I’ve seen morphed into

Pork Stuffed Pork Loin

Pork Stuffed Pork Loin

Decided to roll a loin with a stuffing I’ve been rolling around in my head in an effort to finish out another recipe. I smoked this one lightly but it’s not necessary I was really also seasoning a new smoker…

Honey Spiked Chicken Wangs

Honey Spiked Chicken Wangs

I chose this dish out of my bucket 1st because it turned out right and I don’t do a lot of everyday cooking with PepperBee. The tater tots are just that with a redneck baychamell or whatever the hell it’s called. lol Lets go!

DIY Electric Smoker

DIY Electric Smoker

Build your own do it yourself electric smoker + charcoal both automated. Fun and easy smoking where there’s not much effort to get’r done!

Diet Free Chicken Salad

Diet Free Chicken Salad

Mentioned using boiled eggs in her chicken salad. Wut, I don’t know bout boiled egg in chicken salad… I was watching Yan Can Cook when I was around 10 years old and he said never mix eggs with

Chicken n Rice Plus Key Lime Chum

Chicken n Rice Plus Key Lime Chum

Made a typical chicken and rice dish that originally I was gonna incorporate lime in it. Changed my mind because I knew leftovers are lunch and might not want lime chicken for lunch. Poof Key lime Chum was bornded.

Smoked Sow Shoulder

Smoked Sow Shoulder

Been playing around with smoking pork (mostly ribs) different ways for testing product and to beat on chest, at home, alone… My chest hurts. This is a loooong smoke on my DIY electric smoker because it’s so nerded out

Shrimp Enchiladas

Shrimp Enchiladas

Made some enchiladas the other night that had great flavor but could use an extra tweak. Sometimes I do get tired of sauce and this was the night I was refusing it.

Shrimp-n-Grits Nicker Dropper

Shrimp-n-Grits Nicker Dropper

Another way to make some shrimp and grits different from the other one I did. Don’t remember how I did them but they were awesome. Well, these may be awesomer. They are awesomer in prep work that’s for sure.

Grilled Shrimp Wah Ha! Nachos

Grilled Shrimp Wah Ha! Nachos

Anyways, I went to visit him in Austin and he made a pico I thought was way too Cali. “Mango’s in pico, get the hell outa here”. One taste shut me up.. This is a recipe rob of what I remember from that life changing day.

Grilled Chicken Tetrazzini

Grilled Chicken Tetrazzini

Not going to call the rest of this recipe Chicken Tetrazzini because I already know I’ll be spell check’n tetrazzini throughout… This is a fantastic twist on Yard Bird Sketti I knew would be a IMO 4 but when tasted it

Two Way Yard Bird Tacos

Two Way Yard Bird Tacos

A little mix n match taco feast that’s quick when ya need it. These were made with high dollar all natural drug free hallelujah chicken breast. I don’t usually buy this type of bird but this time I caught it on sale.

Bacon Sleeping Bag For a Chicken

Bacon Sleeping Bag For a Chicken

This sucker came out really good and not too much labor. I’ll explain the ham a better way below on how I should have cut it. Don’t know why I did it like that, thought I had rolling down since High School.

Spaghetti & Fancy Pants Meatballs

Spaghetti & Fancy Pants Meatballs

Easy to knock out and depending on the head count of your herd, plenty leftover to freeze or make some sandwiches. Personally I like Prego gravy in a pinch but whatever you dig go with that one.

Texas Style Steak Crescents

Texas Style Steak Crescents

Yup, quick anytime homemade stuffed steak crescents. Always pinching the dough ends tightly to make sure nothing got out, but it always did. I went on the wild side with these and just rolled the damn things.

Shrimp n Scallop Bacon Infused Lasagna

Shrimp n Scallop Bacon Infused Lasagna

Maybe I could have started before starving, who knows. It’s been in 2 more feedings since then and all I can say is Yaaas!!! More on the dadgum noodles down the line.

Wicked Potato Salad

Wicked Potato Salad

This is a wetter salad and doesn’t contain mustard. It’s great, easy, and ranks high, may be my new normal. The ribs are leftovers, I’ll point you to their recipe.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Pepperoni Swirls

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Pepperoni Swirls

These turned out a lot better than I thought they would and pretty easy as far as getting dinner done. Sort of a pain cutting the chicken breast so thin especially if you don’t have a slicer.

Gumbo Mojo Hojo

Gumbo Mojo Hojo

A couple three things to get right with gumbo is your roux, okra prep (if using), and my Aunt says you can never have too many onions. I agree and will jabber down the page.

TexMex Lasagna

TexMex Lasagna

This an old school thing easy to build and somewhat cheap depending on stuff you might want to add. I almost never make this the same as the last but the frame remains the same. lol whatevs…

Fajita Shrimps Boats

Fajita Shrimps Boats

These sammies are really good but I swung and missed a couple times making them. Confessions… If using fajita meat it is important to fillet all the membrane off the meat. A lot of cuts of beef will work with this but

Pigtail Pasta Shrimped

Pigtail Pasta Shrimped

Sort of a kitchen sink dinner it turned out better than expected. It’s a cross of Alfredo sauce and regular ole garlic butter sauce, but you won’t have much sauce at all when done. Small pot, large pan, and a plate yer good to go.

Steak -n- Cheddar Sliders

Steak -n- Cheddar Sliders

Really good steak sliders with just a few basic ingredients one being some excellent cheese. Next to it was a thick cut shredded cheddar by Tillamook. I’ve had it before but never realized how much better it is among the affordable cheese section.

Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice

Cajun Grilled Shrimp and Twisted Dirty Rice

These jumbo grill Gulf Coast shrimp turned out mighty fine and very simple to cook. If you can’t find head on shrimp or gulf shrimp it’s fine to use what’s available. Honestly it’s a cleaner eating experience removing heads and tails when shelling.

Taco Dogs

Taco Dogs

These taco dogs were fantastic and similar to some dogs made a few weeks ago. Didn’t use our suggested amount of Taco Dust which confirmed the minimum amount suggested for one pound of beef is ¼ cup. Either way it’s gonna be messy cause queso ain’t containable.

Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Fish Tacos Southern Mango Boom

Mango’s are already tasty around here and pretty easy to pick out the goods ones. Not much frying around here because of cleanup but when it happens it’s usually done with a tempura style batter tweaked with our typical twist.

Flat Iron Meat Roses

Flat Iron Meat Roses

Flat iron steak cut into strips rolled into roses and baked. Made some cilantro chum to spread within the roses. Depending on mood virtually any sauce will work. Warning from experience this is not an option for a traditional rose giving event, it is a supplement…

Spud’s McTacoed

Spud’s McTacoed

When digging out the potato guts I split the skin and repaired it with bacon because I was out of duct tape. Turned out great and even better if you have leftover taco meat.

Foghorn Leghorn Enchiladas “It’s a joke son!”

Foghorn Leghorn Enchiladas “It’s a joke son!”

This is pretty similar to the last Chicken Enchiladas recipe on here with a couple hop-ups and speed in mind. Instead of making the verde sauce I bought mine. Verde sauce is really done one way unless you are on a quest to make

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Gulf-n-Grass Pina Colada Sticks

Shrimp and fajitas wrapped in bacon and tropicaltized? I’m in! Will lay this build out in one because you’ll be going from sauce to sticks back to sauce and all at same time at times. Not hard, hardest part is building sticks. Anyways, pineapple will tenderize fajita meat like..

Roast Beef Cafeteria Style

Roast Beef Cafeteria Style

Guess since it’s Easter weekend my meat merchant has a lot of roasts on sale. I don’t know what cut this was, probably a roast. Takes some time to make but will last a while and make great leftovers.

Mahgahsagna – Mangia Mangia Lasagna

Mahgahsagna – Mangia Mangia Lasagna

This is a less complex lasagna `that’s a little pricey but makes a lot. This is one of my 1st recipes when I moved outa Mama’s house and had, had enough of fast food. I’m trying to write this after eating that. Simple burn out below from my barely legible notes below.

Oven Ribs and Cheddar Mash

Oven Ribs and Cheddar Mash

I do ribs all kinds of ways via homemade electric smoker, charcoal grill slow smoke, a true smoker, and the oven. Mostly I only do “low-n-slow”, there are several techniques to smoking but in the long run low-n-slow is baking. Anyways, I’m rambling.

Mini Double Bacon Cheese Burgers

Mini Double Bacon Cheese Burgers

Although the other sliders were great they are different. These made things tickle and for the record I wouldn’t call these sliders. They are more like mini burgers for adults or, whatevs… call’em whatever you want 😉

Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

Grilled Swai The Mysterious Fish

Had never heard of but going to name my 1st born after because in my mind it tasted like a swimming crab. I posted an image of the dinner on a social and someone chimed in about the shady-ness of the Swai.

Chicken Verde Good Gawd  Enchiladas

Chicken Verde Good Gawd Enchiladas

It’s an older recipe I wanted to keep because the verde sauce made me feel like a sinner. The fam and I were just talking about chicken tenders quality. The premo chicken isn’t that much more expensive and again there are less rubber bands

Swissed Bacon Shroom Sliders

Swissed Bacon Shroom Sliders

These sliders came out great especially since my grocer picked up a box or three of sweet rolls. Sweet rolls are popular around the holidays because they make the best gravy sopper-uppers… I cooked the patty a little different than usual by

Shrimp By The Three Cheesed Pasta Shells

Shrimp By The Three Cheesed Pasta Shells

You could totally skip the shrimp part on this one if you were going to an office “bring a dish” party and you don’t like your boss. If you’re looking for a promotion add the shrimp… Better yet

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole

In fact this was my 1st. They are pretty quick, easy, and cheap to build. Not sure what’s in true southern shrimp n grits but this one has cheddar, shrimp, garlic, green onion, and bacon. Wish I had made more.

St Patties Day Green Tacos

St Patties Day Green Tacos

I dig the flat bottom tacos because I never have to buy or clean a taco stand. It was St. Patty’s day and I noticed a display of glorious green corn tortillas ripe for the pickin. The insides of these tacos aren’t all that pretty but pretty dang good especially with the weak queso drizzled over the meat.

Angelic Grilled Shrimp and Sketty

Angelic Grilled Shrimp and Sketty

Nice white sauce a little different from parmigiano typically used in Alfredo sauces. Used Oaxaca cheese, browned garlic, and shrimp pieces as a part of it. I usually never veer from parm but did this time and it worked out great.

Nachos El Grande

Nachos El Grande

These nachos beat any drive through and the big plus was they weren’t soggy from a drive home. For the meat and cheese part I made sort of a thick queso that was mixed 1 TexMex taco meat and .50 Velveeta cheese. It played a big part in my h*ll yeah moment. It’s been extra busy

Lobster and Shrimp Baguette Caps

Lobster and Shrimp Baguette Caps

Whatever reason my crab dealer doesn’t have pealed crab in stock. Suspect it’s a seasonal thing but looking around their stash I noticed “lobster head” meat. It was pretty cheap at about 6 bucks + for approximately 2 cups.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Butter Beans, and Cornbread

Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Butter Beans, and Cornbread

Grilled on my hibachi but any method will work. You just need med high heat and hear a little sizzle when placed on grill. Any time I’m dealing with heat from natural means I always sit with it because you may need to move things when/if you coals flare up.

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

Blade Shish Kabobs and French Onion Rice

You can put all kinds of ingredients on a stick! Shrimp, chicken, and my favorite flat iron steak. The rice idea came from a friend’s pork chop slow cooker recipe that looks ugly as hell but taste fantastic.

Chicken and Green Onion Sticks

Chicken and Green Onion Sticks

Since Biddy was born I haven’t seen fried berd for a while. Very easy cheap dinner with a little planning so time isn’t the issue. All this was baked together except for the pineapple.

Meatball Poboy

Meatball Poboy

I saw a Subway commercial and in my quest to not frequent fast food I created this typical meatball sub. It was also a good time for me to test Uglyade in the weird spots I like a vinegary twang. The meatballs are a little different than what my Grandmother made but pretty good and a nice twist

Grilled Chicken Tendies and Mango

Grilled Chicken Tendies and Mango

Simple grilled chicken tenderloins made for a couple test but the result turned out perfect. This is the early days of Dawgs Bark before it was named and our ready for release Pepper Bee which is a spicy honey sauce. Pepper Bee is an unusual sauce and we were looking for perfect pairings.

Carnitas Biscuits

Carnitas Biscuits

More testing with Pepper Bee I decided to use up a can of biscuits waiting for me to use. The meat is carnitas or typically called pulled pork when you live north of the dirty south. We baked these but you could use a slow cooker or even stovetop on low. I like to bake because I cut the pork in pieces and flip while baking. This will produce the brown crispy sides I remember at a punk.

Fajita Tacos

Fajita Tacos

Losing time, short on supplies, and not interested in going to the grocery was the inspiration for this simple taco dinner. Just grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, cheese and a shot of Irish Salsa. Irish Salsa is our problem child

Tator Tots Covered in Taco Parts

Tator Tots Covered in Taco Parts

The problem is when you get it home it doesn’t look like the picture. In my never ending quest to not have to close my eyes when I eat, this taco tize monstrosity happened.

Flat Iron Bruschetta Texas Style

Flat Iron Bruschetta Texas Style

Probably my favorite steak is the flat iron or blade steak. The inspiration for the dish was for testing our other seasoning Cluck and what it taste good on. The hardest part of this recipe would be cooking the steak unless you already had leftover steak.

Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

Mushroom Bacon Swiss Burger

A favorite all time burger of mine but I have to admit this one was too big. You see a lot of huge burgers on Instagram and I let it go to my head. Although a great burger, I like a burger I can control with one hand max two.

Beef Taco Salad

Beef Taco Salad

Taco salads you see out in the wild aren’t taco salad to me probably because my way is not what’s normal.. This salad is very easy to make and open for more ingredients you’d like to add.

Chicken Lettuce Tacos

Chicken Lettuce Tacos

These tacos had a very fresh taste with simple ingredients and very easy to make. This was done in the early days of Uglyade as I was beginning to realize Uglyade is not only a marinade but a great salad dressing too.

Mango Shrimp Salad

Mango Shrimp Salad

The shrimp used are frozen Gulf of Mexico wild caught from my local grocer they run for about $6.00. The shrimp were cooked in our seasoning Cluck which gives off a chicken flavor.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Steak

The salad is identical to our Mango Shrimp Salad and using queso fresco cheese instead of shredded colby. Well, and it’s a wilted salad if you dig it that way too.. To get this dinner to the table takes no time at all however, you do have to plan a day before.

Crock pot Pork Roast

Crock pot Pork Roast

For whatever reason I once again picked up a white meat pork roast thinking I could smoke it into greatness. That didn’t happen but in an effort to not waste, I pulled pork apart and simmered it in RUST for an hour. From dry to alright, alright, alright…

Brisket Sausage Sandwich

Brisket Sausage Sandwich

If you don’t have a smoker nor time to tend to it then no worries you can bake briskets too. The only difference is it’s not smokey. The sausage was my favorite in the sausage section just cooked in pan prior to the sandwich build. Pretty wicked combo I’ve seen but never tried.

Smoked Brisket Bruschetta

Smoked Brisket Bruschetta

This dinner I often call “rich people food” is a simple one compared to some of my similar bruschetta builds with crab, shrimp, oysters… If I remember right I was testing a fresh made batch of our Smoked hot sauce. This recipe take some planning if you don’t have cooked brisket lying around.

Garlic and Cheese Meatball

Garlic and Cheese Meatball

This is a loud flavorful meatball I made being lazy not wanting to make 20 and only had to ball up 4. The gravy is very uncomplicated and I’m not sure if it’s a “thing”.

The Corkey Deer Sausage Chili Cheese Dog

The Corkey Deer Sausage Chili Cheese Dog

My bud Corkey made me these one day and it instantly turned into my favorite hot dog. This was done with deer chili and deer links but since people including me don’t always have venison laying around consider ingredients being beef and a Texas hill country type sausage.

American Hamburger

American Hamburger

I love to create cook and making my own food rounds out to what you see on IG. You get to know Texas Butter and I am not destroying my body, as badly… This is a typical hamburger pan fried with Smoked on top to bring the outside in.

Stuffed Anaheim Chili Wrapped in Bacon

Stuffed Anaheim Chili Wrapped in Bacon

Tonight we stuffed some Anaheim chili’s in an effort to not throw away leftovers from previous dinners. They turned out great however I would recommend a filler in the stuffing to make more firm when done. I think bread crumbs would work perfect.

Filet Mignon and Cheese Roasted Potatoes

Filet Mignon and Cheese Roasted Potatoes

This recipe was made while we were testing a new marinade now known a Uglyade. Since we had the supplies at hand and needed to eat, this fantastic inexpensive steak dinner was created.

Grilled Fajita Sub

Grilled Fajita Sub

Pretty simple, quick, cheap and delicious fajita twist. When you find out you are out of tortillas beautiful things can happen. This fajita sub was the result of that night. I grilled the fajitas on a hibachi which is a little more difficult when the wind is blowing. Any grilling method you dig by all means, do that. The guac is a simple one that keeps the pallet focused on the avocado’s flavor.

Barbacoa and Baked Cheese Potato

Barbacoa and Baked Cheese Potato

This is an American-ized version of barbacoa made with chuck roast and using our RED salsa. In Texas traditional barbacoa is made in the ground with a cow’s head and topped with white onion and cilantro on corn tortillas. We are fortunate to have a barbacoa dealer to buy from and save time.

Tatar Tot Breakfast at Dinner

Tatar Tot Breakfast at Dinner

One night using eggs, tater tots, bacon, and queso. It came out really good so we wanted to make sure and share this with you.

Rusty Pulled Pork on Texas Toast

Rusty Pulled Pork on Texas Toast

Pulled pork sandwich made with our seasoning Biddy and soaked in RUST. Topped with a simple blue cheese dressing and fries on the side. We make this dish a lot and use the Texas Toast found in the freezer section at the grocery.

Slow Smoked Pork Ribs with Dirtyleg BBQ Sauce

Slow Smoked Pork Ribs with Dirtyleg BBQ Sauce

This recipe is Baby Back pork ribs seasoned with Dawgs Bark seasoning. Slow smoked for 6 hours over mesquite wood and charcoal. Dirtyleg was used at the end as a mop and dipping BBQ sauce.

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