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Smoked Sausage
Quick and easy baked sausage meal

Whatever the reason you’re busy, you can make this meal work for you! By cutting each of the main ingredients into chunks, adding spices and oil, and throwing onto a baking sheet, this baked sausage dinner is simple, cheap, and delicious! Ingredients: 1 lb package smoked sausage 4-5 Yukon Gold potatoes (scrubbed) 1 small jar sliced banana […]



Deviled Eggs
Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs

Four Unique Tastes to Spice-Up Deviled Eggs They’re a staple for work carry-in lunches, summer picnics, or dinner parties.  Deviled eggs seem to show up whenever people gather and are asked to bring a dish to share.  The basic deviled egg recipe is easy to whip up: Simple Deviled Egg Recipe ●     One dozen hard-boiled […]



Shrimp Cocktail
Shrimp Cocktail

I know what you are probably thinking. “Do I really need a recipe for shrimp cocktail?” “I can just buy a pound of already cooked shrimp and a jar of cocktail sauce.” “Heck I can buy an already made up shrimp cocktail platter!” “Why do you want me to work?!?!” Because it tastes better when […]



Banana Cranberry Pound Cake
Banana Cranberry Pound Cake

Two things that always have a tendency to reside in my freezer, besides bacon, is bananas and cranberries. Bananas because I buy a bunch, eat one and go oh crap they are turning brown, I will just pop them in the freezer for use later. And cranberries because after the end of the year, they […]



Fiery Wok-Fried Chili and Szechuan Chicken
Fiery Wok-Fried Chili and Szechuan Chicken

Chickity China – the Chinese chicken… I can not get enough of this dish. Most people think it is entirely too hot but I beg to differ. It is the right amount to clear your head from those cold weather sniffles. And right about now that is exactly what I need. I would wax on […]



Spatchcock Chicken
Spatchcock Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken. The name of this dish alone brings fits of giggles to most men and some women (like me) under the age of 46 96. It is just one of those things where you have to ask – WHYYYYYY is the name of this dish Spatchcock? SO I Googled it And found this, which […]



Texas Style Chili Con Carne
Chili Con Carne

The cooler weather is coming and we all know what that means. Braises. As much as we LOVE the grill and have just about equal love for the smoker there is just something about the aroma of a braised dish that makes me swoon. It means warm blankets and fuzzy socks and curling up around […]



Cream & Butter
Smoked (and deep fried) Mac and Cheese

The title of this recipe is not a typo. Though I did just typo “typo” 3 times before I got it right. Slow fingers this morning. We are getting ready to enjoy a nice, lengthy end of summer weekend and I am already gone in my mind. But I digress. It is hard to believe […]



Fried Fish Friday
Friday Fish Fry

Sometimes nothing tastes better then a good ole’ fashion fish fry. Jeff relegates me with stories about how that was a Friday treat while growing up. How they would have fish fries at Churches and VFW halls and anywhere they could. I don’t recall any of this while I was growing up in Chicago. I […]



Homemade Chorizo & Eggs
Homemade Chorizo

Chorizo is a gift from the gods. The first time I ever had it it was a taste bud explosion of awesome. That fateful day I had it smothered in queso with onions, some warm tortilla on the side for slathering that cheesy chorizo on and eating it down with reckless abandon. Best. Night. Ever. […]