El Diablo Avocado Toast

Avocado toast… when did this fruit on bread, that tastes amazing become so controversial? At its humble beginnings, it is only crushed avocado on bread which has been toasted. When or why did restaurants start charging so much for a crushed piece of fruit…

Chipotle Cocoa Steak Tacos

About a year ago I came up with an amazing cocoa rub for beef. It was flipping great and like Life will have it I lost the dang recipe. So a few months ago, I went back to the drawing board. I sat down…

Badass Meatloaf

Bearded Badass Beef Rub. Can it get any better? Oh, yes it can. You can use our bearded badass beef rub and make the ultimate, I mean ultimate badass meatloaf. This meatloaf is stuffed with cheese and then bacon is layered on top (yes,…

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad

In Idaho right now the temperature is close to reaching 100 degrees. I know when it starts getting that hot I want something cool, tasty, quick to make and has bacon. This bacon ranch pasta salad is so good that you will absolutely come…

Za’atar Margherita Flatbread

Za’atar is a Mediterranean spice mixture typically of dried herbs, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. It is great with pita bread and olive oil, meats and especially on vegetables. This time I wanted to try the Za’atar on a Margherita Flatbread and see how…

Cherry Cobbler

There is nothing better in the world than a campfire, fresh cherries, a dutch oven and your kids enjoying the outdoors. As I have grown older I have learned to really appreciate the moments camping with my family because I know they will become…

Balsamic Mushroom Risotto

The Nampa Framers’ Market opened up last week and I just knew we had to go and see what delights these incredible Idaho farmers had for us. I just love going to the local farmers’ market and becoming inspired and this week was no…

Frank-n-Slides Jalapeño Margarita

I recently had the opportunity to compete on a food truck competition show. No, I cannot say what show but if you put two and two together and come up with five you will know what show I am referring to. The biggest point…

Shepherd’s Pie

Today I stopped by my local grocery store to pick up dishwasher soap. As I was walking by the meat area I noticed some ground lamb which was on sale and then my bald head got to thinking. After 30 seconds in a dull…

4 Delicious Instant Pot Deviled Egg Recipes

Easter will soon be upon us and we all will be left with what to do with 100 colored hard boiled eggs. Yes, you can make egg sandwiches or throw them at your teenagers but how about another idea? Deviled eggs done four different…

Jalapeño Bacon Deviled Eggs

I really love using an instant pot for something like hard boiling eggs. It really does take the guess work and timing of making the perfect hard boiled eggs and that leaves you with time to come up with unique ways to devil them….

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

I really love using an instant pot for something like hard boiling eggs. It really does take the guess work and timing of making the perfect hard boiled eggs and that leaves you with time to come up with unique ways to devil them….

Classic Deviled Eggs

I really love using an instant pot for something like hard boiling eggs. It really does take the guess work and timing of making the perfect hard boiled eggs and that leaves you with time to come up with unique ways to devil them….

Avocado Deviled Eggs

I really love using an instant pot for something like hard boiling eggs. It really does take the guess work and timing of making the perfect hard boiled eggs and that leaves you with time to come up with unique ways to devil them….

Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick to make, budget friendly and gets on the dinner table in no time at all. This recipe has been around since I was knee high to a grasshopper and my mother passed it down…

Spam Pineapple Sandwich

Recently I have been introducing the teenagers to the wonders of Spam. All the amazing dishes you can make with just a can of Spam. There’s spam and eggs, spam fried rice, spam hash… ok I need to stop because I’m sounding a little…

Habanero Mango Shrimp Bowl

Sometimes you want to make a healthy meal with as little mess as possible and this habanero mango rubbed shrimp bowl hits on both requirements. You can use white rice, brown rice, black beans or quinoa as the base of this bowl. Heck I…

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

It’s starting to feel a little more like spring and boy I am so excited. Warm weather will soon be upon us but until spring finally arrives there are still some cold days and nights left to get through. Just no snow… please no…

Skillet Jalapeno Corn

This summer I have the greatest honor of catering for two good friends’ wedding. I have known them both for a few years or so and they are so perfect together. Like all couples they will have ups and downs but if they love…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Using an Instant Pot makes it so easy to have corned beef weekly or even daily. Hey, I won’t judge, I know it’s good. Using an instant pot to pressure cook your corned beef…

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