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.

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 Butter Beans

Texas Butter Beans

Excellent Texas Butter Bean recipe I’m sure you’ll love. There’s no Texas magical ingredient making a butter bean a “Texas butter bean”. Dry bean recipes in Texas kind of lay along the lines of gumbo meaning use whatcha got. Ever heard “everything is bigger in Texas”?

Smoked Pork Shoulder, That’s a Wrap

Smoked Pork Shoulder, That’s a Wrap

Won’t know until the party but a piece fell off mid stroke and I bout had one. I usually only inject birds and likely added an amendment to pork shoulder as a Texas Butter state law.

Granny’s Cabbage Taquitos

Granny’s Cabbage Taquitos

Long time ago one of my elder customers used to call me early in the morning to let me know to stop by at lunch. She’d always have me Tupperware packed with the “surprise” lunch ranging from chicken wings to cabbage rolls.

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

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…

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.