Chili

This recipe for traditional chili really hits the spot on a cold night. There is really nothing better than coming home from work and having a ice cold beer, a warm bowl of chili and a piece of cornbread. Life really doesn’t get much…

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp and grits. Are there any other food combinations that just excite the heck out of you? PB&J, bacon and eggs, rice and beans, grilled cheese and tomato soup? Those are all great combinations but for me the best has to be shrimp and…

Fish Sticks with Spicy Tarter Sauce

Fish sticks always brings back childhood memories for me. I think growing up I had them once a week. Usually it was after one of those days that my mother said at least 10 times “wait until your father gets home”. We then knew…

Tri Tip Sliders

I really never tried a tri tip until my buddy Greg starting going crazy with his Treager grill. It seemed like he was grilling tri tip every other weekend. Now please don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all. It was amazing….

Garlic Butter Poached Fish

I have spent many years of my life being on or near a coast so I always had access to fresh seafood. I love Idaho but sometimes being in a land locked state makes it difficult to obtain fresh seafood. It can be a…

Chicken Fried Steak Bowl

Comfort food. There really isn’t much in the world that makes us instantly nostalgic than hearing those two words. When I hear comfort food I immediately think of chicken fried steak with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and buttery corn. It brings me…

Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon, a well known French recipe, is simply beef stew that has been braised in red wine and flavored with broth, carrots, onions and garlic. Lots and lots of garlic for the wife. When done correctly and poured over mashed potatoes or buttered…

Fried Mashed Potato Bites

We were just sitting at home this Labor Day weekend enjoying the fact that neither the CEO or myself had to go into work on Monday. It was the perfect weekend, except the teenagers were going to be there too. Oh well, you can’t…

Brisket Mac-n-Cheese

Being from the South I have a love for barbecue, mac & cheese, greens and black eyed peas. All of those comfort foods just takes me back to a time of being a kid again. You know…back when you didn’t have to get up…

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon Mac & Cheese

There is nothing better in the world than homemade mac & cheese and I mean nothing. How can you take an iconic dish such as mac & cheese and make it even better? You can’t you just can’t… unless? We all know that bacon…

Southern Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

I love a good piece of fried chicken. I really do. In my younger years, I would even eat gas station fried chicken, Yes, I know. I am still amazed that chicken did not leave me in a big state of disarray.  But that…

Fried BLT “Fried Bologna Sandwich”

Fried BLT "Fried Bologna Sandwich"

Fried BLT “Fried Bologna Sandwich”–We all have fond memories of certain foods from our childhood… that one thing your mother or father would make for you when your day didn’t go so well or maybe you got a great report card. The food that…

Bacon Cheeseburger

Bacon Cheeseburger

What better way to celebrate summer than a delicious, juicy bacon cheeseburger. A beautifully grilled burger with cheese melted perfectly, toasted buns and three slices of bacon on top. I tell you, it cannot get any better than… wait. Can it get better than…

Coffee Rub Pork Belly Bites

Coffee Rub Pork Belly Bites I think way before I was born Memorial Day was the unofficial start of summer. I remember being 5 or 6 years old getting ready to go to some relative’s home for a big BBQ. I also remember seeing…

Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs

Yum Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs I had the opportunity to buy some grass feed and hormone free ground beef this past week for $4.00 a pound. You heard that right, $4.00 a pound. So, I jumped at this chance and picked up 5 pounds of…

Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders

Yum Asian Style Sloppy Joe Sliders So there is this amazing Asian Market in Nampa, ID that the wife and I go to quite often. The staff there are so friendly and the products are incredible. We have found the best green tea at…

Smoky Polenta with Sausage and Sunday Gravy

Yum I’m not Italian.  I’m Polish, but I love the cuisine from Italy. I really don’t know how authentic this is but wholly crap this Smoky Polenta with Sausage and Sunday Gravy tastes so good. Let’s get started… We will need the following 1…

What is the “con”fusion?

Yum So the better half came home the other day and had to tell me what she had for lunch. Now, I love my wife so much and she is a very good cook but her palate really sucks. Anyways, she told me that…

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