Loaded Andouille

Andouille with the works

Load it up! I absolutely love andouille, a sausage that originally hails from France, but is now thankfully readily found in grocers' cases near hot dogs and brats (Saag's and Aidell's are two brands I use). … [Read more...]

Philly Cheese Steak Stromboli

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Strombolis are delicious sandwiches folded like calzones and filled with hot, steamy goodness. While most are made traditionally with Italian bread dough, I thumb my nose at convention (with my pinky raised.Why not be ladylike about … [Read more...]

Cheap and Easy Crock Pot Roast Beef

Beef stew

The crock pot was never this snazzy growing up Food doesn't get much more delicious and prittay than this! I mean, hello No Brainer, when our lifestyle is comprised of healthy, whole foods, the colors of nature just leap out at you and smack … [Read more...]

Double Down Chicken Sandwich

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Double Downs should be made with real ingredients, the kind you can find yourself, and the type where you can pronounce all of the ingredients without college level chemistry courses. That said, it shouldn't be surprising that after out moment of … [Read more...]

Twice Baked Parmesan Crusted Shrimp

Parmesan crusted shrimp

My new favorite dish was an honest mistake I made this afternoon. Remember how we'd spoken recently about my affectations regarding playing a little too much in the kitchen and ruining half of the dishes I attempt in the process? … [Read more...]

Breaded Popcorn Shrimp

Parmesan crusted shrimp

While I was testing the Parmesan as a crust in the oven, I went ahead and decided to make an effort to try a pork rind breading for the oven in the process. The kids actually preferred this to the Parmesan (though I'm partial to the Parmesan … [Read more...]

Seven Minute Steak

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Steak is already amazing, but why not accessorize? … [Read more...]

Coney Dog

Andouille with the works

Since this is "Jamie loves Sonic" week, here is my version of their amazing coney dogs. … [Read more...]

Bacon Meatball Croquets

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OK, so these are really the bacon cupcakes from another entry, but that sounds a little bit misleading, since the bacon is really just the cupcake wrapper and the meat is the filling.  This is a savory dish which could serve as part of a main course, … [Read more...]

Meat Birthday Cake

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Yes, you heard right. Put away your Heidi Montag plastic surgery looks of astonishment and behold the glory that is the Three Layered Meat Cake. If you're wondering what to give your loved one for their birthday, and you know they're hugging … [Read more...]

Cow Dog in a Blanket

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Now, these might not be the prettiest little doggies you've seen in a month of Sundays, but believe me when I tell you they're the tastiest. … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Beef Brisket

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This recipe is fun and delicious and can be used in so many ways! Pictured here with extra veggies. … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: Safe Turkey Preparation

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Talking turkey should always include a discussion regarding safety. While turkeys can't lash out (unless they are Ninja turkeys--and then you will only know after they have dispatched you forthwith), working with poultry has propensities towards … [Read more...]

Deep Fried Turkey

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Turkeys are fabulous birds. The veritable little black dress of the Thanksgiving scene, turkeys are practically perfect in every way. Frying a turkey will require a special piece of equipment called a turkey fryer (see below for more details), but … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving: How to Smoke a Turkey

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Smoking a turkey brings out a bird's sultry side. Different than the standard styles of turkey preparations, smoking can be not only easy, but economical. Tips: Don't use a huge bird. Because there's a danger zone in keeping uncooked poultry at a … [Read more...]