MENU
Poor Man’s Burnt Ends and Tips

Poor Man’s Burnt Ends and Tips by Patti Fisher

Our “Poor Man’s” Burnt Ends are “Off The Hook”! The burnt ends are meat candy. Burnt Ends are normally made from Brisket and that can be very expensive. But, as Larry Wolfe showed us you can use chuck roast. Patti got me an 8 pound Chuckie for around $21. That’s a lot of good meat for the smoker. Patti and I have set one night a…

1 vote
2846 views
Fiery Piggy Balls

Fiery Piggy Balls by Patti Fisher

We wanted to do an extra spicy appetizer wrapped in bacon, of course, for game day. Happily we just got some wonderful and extra zingy sauces from All Spice Café, so we knew we could put their Cayenne Habanero Sauce to good use. This is a variation of our “Chipotle Bacon Bombs” using hot sausage balls instead of ground beef. You can…

1 vote
1515 views
Irish Poppers

Irish Poppers by Patti Fisher

Patti was having lunch out with her good pal Peggy and, of course, they tossed around recipe ideas. Everyone loves jalapeno poppers for tailgating and Green Mountain makes one of the best with their Davy Crockett. It fits so easy into your car because the legs fold up and become handles. Ken thought these poppers Peggy came up with…

1 vote
1664 views
Honey Mustard Chicken Drummies

Honey Mustard Chicken Drummies by Patti Fisher

We got a call this week from friends excited to be taking their two adorable kids to the New Year’s parade. Of course, tailgating was a must and they wanted an easy and kid friendly recipe. They asked what the best sides would be and Ken said napkins…lots and lots of napkins. Patti came up with a barbecue sauce recipe with the help…

1 vote
1564 views
Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Sherry Sauce

Beef Tenderloin with Garlic Sherry Sauce by Patti Fisher

Its date night and we wanted to celebrate with something extra special. Patti found a beef tenderloin and made a special garlicky wine sauce for it. Patti cooked up some bacon to add the drippings to the sauce and used the crispy bacon in mashed potatoes. Ken got a new toy from Char-Griller: a Smokin’ Stone that we had to play…

1 vote
2112 views
Cranberry Mustard Glazed Ham

Cranberry Mustard Glazed Ham by Patti Fisher

We love cooking special dishes for the Christmas holiday. A time of sharing our many blessings with family and friends. I think we put together some great recipes that are as easy as they are delicious.Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so. This is referred to…

1 vote
1199 views
3 Ingredient Smoked Ham

3 Ingredient Smoked Ham by Patti Fisher

We had a request for an extra easy ham dinner. So, we made a ham with just three ingredients including the ham! It was extra simple and extra delicious. The sweet comes from brown sugar. The spicy comes from the mustard. Ken prefers the horseradish or jalapeno mustard, Patti likes the spicy brown or Dijon. Patti and I have set one…

1 vote
3008 views
Goan Chilli Pork

Goan Chilli Pork by Chez la mere

Courtesy Maunika Gowardhan Indian Kitchen

1 vote
1524 views
Southwestern Jalapeno Glazed Turkey with Jalapeno Cheese Bread Stuffing

Southwestern Jalapeno Glazed Turkey with Jalapeno Cheese Bread Stuffing by Patti Fisher

Friends from Texas wanted a special Thanksgiving dinner without it being the same old same old. So, in their honor we gave our turkey dinner with a bit of southwestern zing. We smoked our spatchcocked beauty for 6 hours and Patti made an easy, but…

1 vote
2458 views
Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread

Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread by Patti Fisher

We were invited to an early Thanksgiving potluck. We offered to bring garlic bread. We thought we would test a new recipe we were working on. “Bacon Cheese Garlic Bread”, oh yeah we rocked this. This was quick, easy and ooey gooey great. Jam packed with crumbled bacon, two kinds of cheese and buttery garlic… There were no leftovers,…

1 vote
1974 views
Smoked Orange Peel Chicken

Smoked Orange Peel Chicken by Patti Fisher

We’ve already started thinking about holiday recipes. This moist, tender whole chicken was easy with only three ingredients and lots of flavor. Ken spatchcocked the chicken to grill it faster and Patti made a glaze better than our local Chinese restaurant. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Spatchcock chicken Spatchcock,…

1 vote
2178 views
Chocolate Bacon Caramel Cheesecake

Chocolate Bacon Caramel Cheesecake by Patti Fisher

Those of you that know us know that we like bacon, a lot. We saw a picture of a Bacon Cheesecake last week and have thought of nothing else. They didn’t have a recipe so we worked out one that we liked. Or let me say that everyone loved. Our crash test dummies Jessie and Marcos were swooning. There were only a few crumbs left on the…

1 vote
1843 views
Stuffed Double Cheese Bacon Burgers

Stuffed Double Cheese Bacon Burgers by Patti Fisher

Ken made his amazing cold smoked cheese again and before Patti ate it all for snacks we decided to use some for recipes. We had been talking about stuffed burgers for awhile and these were so good. Patti stuffed them with our cold smoked mozzarella, then topped the burgers with bacon squares and smoked cheddar. Perfect. There aren’t a…

1 vote
1408 views
Filet Mignon Date Night

Filet Mignon Date Night by Patti Fisher

Our Filet Mignon Date Night tonight we went all out with our complete dinner on the grill. We did a reverse sear filet mignon topped with a bacon wrapped onion ring filled with blue cheese, hasselback potatoes and personal size smoked garlic with bacon and onion. To follow that up Patti made strawberry rhubarb crisp. All kissed with…

1 vote
1835 views
Easy Sausage Pierogi Bake

Easy Sausage Pierogi Bake by Patti Fisher

Ken wanted macaroni and cheese made meaty with sausage. Patti had an “aha” moment because frozen pierogies are something we always have on hand, plus Ken just cold smoked lots of our favorite kinds of cheese. To make it extra easy we used jars of Alfredo sauce and to make it extra tasty we used Swimmin’ in Smoke Booty Shake Seasoning.…

1 vote
1824 views