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Recipes and cooking tips from a guy who loves to cook and eat, all the time...

Cuisine: American

Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

In the south Thanksgiving just isn’t the same without sweet potato pie. Serve with whipped cream or some butter pecan ice cream. Or maybe both! Please follow and like us:

Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is a staple of the southern cooks’ repertoire and you have to have a good fried chicken recipe to be a southern cook. Sunday afternoon meals, church potlucks, picnics and on and on I could go. I’m sure there are more fried chicken recipes out […]

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Root Beer BBQ Sauce

Here’s something a little different to break spring in. Root Beer BBQ sauce with grilled pork chops. The sauce is very easy to make and you will find the link to my pork rib rub which is used on the chops below. The type of […]

Walnut Crusted Tilapia

Walnut Crusted Tilapia

Tilapia is an inexpensive mild flavored fish that very easy to prepare. It’s one of my favorites for a fish fry. This tilapia recipe is a healthy, low carb alternative to frying and it tastes great. Please follow and like us:

Meatloaf Patties

Meatloaf Patties

I’m a meat and potatoes kinda guy and this meal will definitely scratch that itch. Big, meaty meatloaf patties covered in a thick brown gravy with mushrooms, onions and peppers.  To top it all off, pile it on a big heap of my Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes […]

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup that makes you feel good deep down inside. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken to cut down on the amount of work you have to do. Please follow and like us:

Cornbread

Cornbread

This is a slightly sweet cornbread with a cake-like texture. So many ways to enjoy this: Plain Butter Peanut butter and jelly Maple syrup Chili Beans and Rice Here is my favorite way. Mashed sweet potatoes mixed with brown sugar and cinnamon cornbread and ham […]

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

These sweet potato pancakes are a nice change of pace. They are easy to make and freeze well for a quick meal. Try topping with some Brown sugar and cinnamon butter or regular old maple syrup. Please follow and like us:

Pork Rib Rub

Pork Rib Rub

Sauce is definitely optional here. This pork rib rub can stand alone. Just the right amount of sweetness to make your ribs shine. Adjust the heat level by adding or decreasing the cayenne pepper. Great on chops or chicken also! Please follow and like us:

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

The smell of Snickerdoodles floating through the house just screams Christmas. This Snickerdoodle cookie recipe will scratch your cinnamon itch with light, melt in your mouth cookies. Just don’t forget the milk. Please follow and like us:

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops

Mouthwatering Smothered Pork Chops. Thick cut pork chops smothered in gravy onions, peppers and mushrooms. Just makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? This is an easy recipe to make and it doesn’t take long. To save a little time, you can skip the gravy making steps […]

Beef Sausage Seasoning

Beef Sausage Seasoning

Store bought sausage just doesn’t compare to good homemade sausage. This homemade beef sausage recipe just happens to be my favorite of all my beef sausage recipes. I happen to live in pork county and when it comes just about anything that’s BBQ beef, it’s rare […]

Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Nut milks are a great alternative to animal milk whether you’re lactose intolerant, have dairy allergies or are just looking for something different. For Vegetarians and Vegans, this is an excellent replacement for animal milk. This recipe is for simple but delicious almond milk. Almond milk is lower in […]

Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Soup

When the weather turns cold there’s nothing like snuggling up to the table with a big bowl of Vegetable Beef Soup. This is an easy to make recipe that will make you feel good inside. If you are pressed for time you can throw everything […]

Green Chile Chicken

Green Chile Chicken

Not to be confused with “White Chicken Chili”, Green Chile Chicken is one of the few casseroles I will eat. Tuna casserole as a child has biased me against most casseroles to this day. For those of you with a heat sensitive palette, don’t worry. It’s not […]

Banana Pound Cake with Strawberry Puree

Banana Pound Cake with Strawberry Puree

Bananas and strawberries are two of my favorite fruits and they are even better when they are paired together. This banana pound cake with strawberry puree is the perfect combination of the two. The cake is super moist and the strawberry puree is not too […]

Chili with Beans

Chili with Beans

Well, it’s about that time of year to start thinking about cold weather comfort food. My two favorites are Chili and Gumbo although I eat them both year around. This recipe will be the first of several types I cook over the next few months. […]

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken

Sous Vide BBQ Chicken

This Sous Vide BBQ Chicken is easy to make and packed with flavor. There was a time when the Texan in me would have never even considered BBQ chicken made in an oven. Well, with all the experimenting and playing with my food curiosity got […]

Blackened Shrimp Po Boy Bites

Blackened Shrimp Po Boy Bites

So I had half a baguette left over from dinner the night before and I was trying to figure out what in the world to do with it. I went to the fridge in search of some ideas that wouldn’t require a trip to the store. […]

Blackened Shrimp

Blackened Shrimp

A very simple recipe for Blackened Shrimp using my Blackened Seasoning. If you don’t eat the straight out the pan they’re very good dipped in Garlic Brown Butter or Cocktail Sauce. For a real treat use them as a garnish on my Chicken and Sausage […]

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Blackened Shrimp

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Blackened Shrimp

This is a great Chicken and Sausage Gumbo recipe with just the right amount of heat for the timid. Don’t worry though, you can kick the heat up to whatever level pleases you. This recipe is highly customizable so don’t be afraid to experiment. Please […]

Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

Garlic Beef with Mushrooms

This is a delicious recipe for Garlic Beef with Mushrooms that is really easy to make. The level of garlic can be adjusted according to your taste. Pairs great with my Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes. You have several options for meat in this recipe. […]

Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan Garlic Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes, a foundational comfort food. Just think of all the things you can do with a potato. You can bake it, fry it, roast it or boil it. You can make french fries, hash browns (diced or shredded), potato pancakes, scalloped potatoes and on […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

I’ve always wondered why anyone would want to eat a green tomato. They’re almost as hard as a rock and they don’t taste good. I would think that fried green tomatoes wouldn’t taste any better than fried shoe soles. However, there is something magical about […]

Chili-Thick Hearty Texas Red

Chili-Thick Hearty Texas Red

Who doesn’t love a hot bowl of thick chili on a cold day? It’s not too bad on a hot day either. This recipe moves back towards the origins of chili when it was cooked on the trail. Red was commonly cooked with chunks of meat […]

Chocolate Roux

Chocolate Roux

No, there’s no chocolate in it but it’s a must for a good pot of gumbo. Chocolate Roux is used for thickening liquids and chocolate simply refers to the color of the roux. It’s also good for making gravy. Just add it to some beef stock. […]

Blackened Seasoning

Blackened Seasoning

This Blackened Seasoning is the perfect for spicing up chicken, fish or beef. Easy to make and use. The same seasoning I use for the shrimp in my Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. Products to help prepare your Blackened Seasoning Please follow and like us: