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,…

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…

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…

Marshmallow Fondant

I love working with fondant, but I can’t stand the taste of store bought fondant. This recipe is simple to make and who doesn’t love marshmallows!! Here are some of the tools I use when I am decorating my cakes with fondant. Help support…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s always a good idea to have some type of broth in your pantry. Chicken, beef, vegetable or seafood broth can be the base of so many amazing dishes but have you ever went into your pantry and realized there was no broth to…

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…

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls rank right up there with chocolate as one of the greatest treats ever. The husband will say bacon but as always he’s wrong. There is nothing better than starting your day with a hot cup of coffee (or a London Fog) and…

Bacon Poutine

Not many Americans know about poutine and I have to say we are missing out. Poutine is a dish consisting of French fries and cheese curds then smothered with gravy. Yes I did say lip smacking gravy. Poutine originated in Quebec around the 1950s…

Lemon Poached Pears with Salted Caramel

When we head to the Seattle area, on the way back to Idaho we always stop at this neat produce store just outside of Yakima, Washington. They have some of the best produce around and this time was no different. The wife found some…

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…

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…

Spam & Egg Sammie

I can not remember the last time I had Spam. I am sure it was over 30 years ago. Yet, for some reason as I went through the grocery aisle on Saturday, I stopped and contemplated what was in front of me. There it…

Potatoes Fondant

The potato is an extremely versatile vegetable and as we all know Idaho is famous for them. I am going to sound a little like Bubba from Forest Gump here but you can fry them, boil them, mash them and even microwave them. I…

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