BEARDED BADASS INSTANT POT ROAST

I’m sure many of you have heard of a Mississippi Pot Roast. A chuck roast sprinkled with ranch mix, onion soup mix, peperoncini and butter. Yeah, it is pretty darn good but I bet you are thinking… how can we make it better? We…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Zesty Pot Roast

I learned about Mississippi pot roast a few years ago and that is the only way I cook my roast. What is a Mississippi pot roast? Mississippi pot roast is a roast that is slow cooked in a crock pot along with a stick…

Za’atar Pork Loin

Lately I have been spending a lot of time working with spices and spice mixes. I really love trying new spices, spice combinations and seeing what works with what. Thats where Za’atar came along. Za’atar is used throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean on…

Instant Pot Buffalo Mac-n-cheese

Lately I have been working on recipes using the new Instant Pot that we picked up a few months ago. I have tried a few different things with the Instant Pot and I must say that this recipe for Buffalo Mac and cheese is…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This recipe came to be because I put a whole chicken in a crockpot, left to go hiking and came home hours later without going to the grocery store. Yes I forgot a few needed ingredients to finish making chicken noodle soup and there…

Sausage & Tortellini Soup

It’s that time of the year… turkey, ham, cake, pie and trying to figure out what to get the wife for Christmas. I think this year’s presents will be a home run. I mean after last year’s fiasco which included gifts such as a…

Spaghetti and Meatball Bake

Growing up as a kid spaghetti and meatballs was served about once a week. Along with meatloaf, oh my mother’s meatloaf. Half ground beef, half bread crumbs. Anyways my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs tasted like mushy pasta with ketchup sauce along with partially frozen…

Red Beans & Rice

A few years ago I was able to go to New Orleans for a quick visit. My goal… taste as many iconic New Orleans foods. I had it all or at least as much as I could eat. Po Boys, beignets, oysters, jambalaya, gumbo…

Asian Glazed Salmon

  Glazed salmon is one of those fish that I don’t make frequently enough considering how healthy it is. It is a great source of protein, high in  Omega-3 fatty acids and high in potassium. Salmon also can taste amazing. So for this dish…

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