Beefy Swiss Cheese Melt

Beefy Swiss Cheese Melt

All crappy cut beef lovers of the low and slow burn do it how they do it, different from you. Just think of the different appliances used to cook these thangs. You can keep an oven’s temperature under control pretty easy but when you step into a 1000 gallon pit it’s a different set of rules mostly paying attention for the long haul. So this is a good guide

Supreme Tuna Sandwich

Supreme Tuna Sandwich

Spicy tuna spiked with myriad of goodies so good it feels illegal. Normally I go with more mayonnaise (for wet) but this time I choked back and relied on the olive oil packed with the tuna.

Blackbeard’s Grilled Shrimp and Fish Sandwich

Blackbeard’s Grilled Shrimp and Fish Sandwich

Super simple clean cajun sandwich named after Blackbeard because. Pirates didn’t use fryers on the ship. I mean, can you imagine the on the job injuries with fryers sloshing hot grease all over the damn deck? Insurance would skyrocket…

Spaghetti and Meatballs Flashy Ones

Spaghetti and Meatballs Flashy Ones

The original dinner was going to be a meatloaf but things changed from the grocery to home. They came out great and I can’t say I’ve ever cooked a meatball so blingy.

Eggplant Chicken Tower

Eggplant Chicken Tower

Such a monstrosity I really don’t know what to call it. This is fried eggplant with a heavily parmigiana spiked batter stacked with quick brined grilled chicken along with mozzarella inserts. Made me dance so I figured I had better share.

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater casserole that turned out pretty good. You could twist it to your taste if ya want. I was gonna use Scorched in the queso but when you get my age you’ll find you don’t get or remember what you wanted.

Texas Chili Honcho

Texas Chili Honcho

Texas chili does not have beans, there settled that. It also doesn’t mean I don’t like red beans in my chili. Well, have I got a solution for you and you can call it

Grilled Bacon Shrimp Asian Persuasion

Grilled Bacon Shrimp Asian Persuasion

This is a nice little Asian dish for a simple light quick evening cook. It’s a lot like stir fry except the only real difference is that I made it all on the grill. I used a store-bought sweet and sour sauce. Was going to use Pepper Bee but

Charlie’s Baked

Charlie’s Baked

Just a little note because I have nothing entertaining to say, nothing I buy has the words fat free. However, I will buy real olive oil over vegetable oil. Around here a product is bought with the least amount of scientist involved as possible. Although this particular recipe is better on the ass it’s products were bought for pure.

Eleanor’s Artichoke

Eleanor’s Artichoke

Put soft side in mouth enough to grab stuffing, slightly clamp your corn teeth, and pull leaf out effectively leaving a cleaned leaf.

Pinto Beans, Just Add Rice

Pinto Beans, Just Add Rice

Simple framework for some pintos you can trick out into borracho beans or as is. I use this base for red and butter beans. Hell almost any bean… Over some rice makes a meal in itself.

Cornsuelo

Cornsuelo

This is a side dish or dip that is tweakable til ya can’t tweak no more. Full of textures and flavor I decided it needed it’s own home. That and it’s going to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. The only thing I veered from my original recipe is the type of onion used. Normally I use purple for color and taste but at this time of year they are about like a blazing

Penne Lover

Penne Lover

My Great Grandmother proly wouldn’t approve a lot of my italian recipes because I jam them with cheese and garlic. Quick and semi-cheap I cooked this one in a deep pan with smaller…

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.