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Gingersnaps

I know what you may be thinking. Gingersnaps? Those horrid, hard cardboardy things old Aunt Mildred kept in her cookie jar? Kept in her cookie jar forever in fact, because no one would ever eat them? Gingersnaps? No no no! I am talking about rich, buttery, deeply spicy, snappy Gingersnaps. You know – the good […]



Pork cut up into chunks
Smoked Pork Achiote Tamales

Just this past weekend we had our annual tamale day! If you do not know what that is you can check out our post from last year to figure out what you have been missing. Also there is a recipe for the most traditional tamale you can find, red chili pork. This time we did […]



toasty coconut almond bars
Toasty Coconut Almond Bars

One strategy I always use as part of Christmas baking is to always have a few favorite bar cookies that I can whip up in a hurry and have ready to fill out cookie trays or gift boxes without a lot of fuss. It’s also especially nice if the bar cookies are a little unusual […]



Left-Over Turkey Pot Pie
Left-Over Turkey Pot Pie

Probably the best way to eat turkey if you aren’t a turkey fan is a pot pie. Which I am not. Unless it is cold on a sandwich. Pot pies always take me back to my childhood. My mom used to get me the freezer pot pies and serve them over a bevy of noodles. […]



Turkey Brine
Smoked Turkey

With Thanksgiving right around the corner we wanted to share with you one of our favorite ways to prepare our turkey. It should be noted, however, that neither of us really even “like” turkey. The only way I will even eat it is cold with mayo (I actually LOVE it this way) or in a […]



pan of baked cornbread stuffing with a kick
Cornbread Stuffing … with a kick!

Our family is going through our usual excitement for this time of year. It is nearly time for our annual trek to my sister and brother in law’s for Thanksgiving, one of our most anticipated traditions. Each year, as many of us as are able, gather together for a week of fun, fishing, target shooting, […]



Wild Mushroom Risotto
Wild Mushroom Risotto

It feels like forever since we have played in the kitchen. Summer consists primarily of grills and smokers and the kitchen is used mostly for cleaning dishes, pots, pans and the like. There was also this little thing we were planning called a wedding so if you noticed our sudden disappearance from delicious recipe sharing […]



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 […]



Pieles de Patata or Mexican Potato Skins
Pieles de Patata or Mexican Potato Skins

I love fall for a myriad of reasons. I won’t bore you with the list, I will only point out of of the very best. Football Season! Which for us means football parties! With lots of food and drink and football and drink and food. Oh and friends eating our food and drinking our drink. […]