Sausage & Pepper Zucchini Boats

Yes to the 6 ingredient/30 minute dinners! ❤️ The day started out drizzly, but the sun is finally out. It’s time for some grilling! Grilled Sausage & Pepper Zucchini Boats. 😋  2 large Zucchini; halved and cored 4 Italian Sausage Links 1 medium Bell Pepper; sliced 1 medium White Onion; sliced 2 cloves Garlic; mincedContinue reading “Sausage & Pepper Zucchini Boats”

Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta

My baby brother wanted shrimp and I wanted pasta. I’ve seen Cajun Shrimp Pasta before and figured you can’t go wrong with cajun spices, smoked shrimp, pasta and a cream sauce. So, here’s my take. Naturally it has bacon and smoked paprika. Pasta: 16 oz Fettuccine Pasta 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Shrimp: 2 lbs JumboContinue reading “Smokey Cajun Shrimp Pasta”

Hawaiian Huli-Huli Chicken Tacos

Taco Monday, Hawaiian style! Chicken Huli Huli Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo and Wasabi Mayo. I thought I’d made way too much Hawaiian Mac Salad, but it vanished. You can bake, grill or cook the chicken in a slow cooker if you don’t have a smoker, but I strongly recommend smoking it.   2Continue reading “Hawaiian Huli-Huli Chicken Tacos”

Tomato Rabbit & Mushroom Stew

I was going to make Hasenpfeffer with some leftover smoked rabbit, but was missing some crucial ingredients. Bummer! I still made a stew because it’s really cold and grey here. You can also make this recipe with chicken with phenomenal results. ❤️ 2 lbs Rabbit; cooked and cubed 1/2 cup Bacon Crumbles 2 cups Mushrooms;Continue reading “Tomato Rabbit & Mushroom Stew”

Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs

Dinner tonight. More ribs! This time Sweet Heat Baked Ribs. Yes, BAKED! They were so tender! Served with Green Bean Casserole, Loaded Broccoli Baked Potatoes, Cornbread Bake and buttered rolls. 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 large clove Garlic; finely minced 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika 1/2 teaspoon RedContinue reading “Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs”

Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs

I found a heck of a deal on ribs! These turned out brilliantly! They are so sticky, sweet and delicious, plus that smoke flavor. Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein and Sesame Braids make amazing sides for this family favorite. If you don’t have a smoker or grill, you can slow roast them in your ovenContinue reading “Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs”

Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken

Amidst the doom and gloom, there’s a glimmer of happiness! Look what finally arrived! In celebration, I made one of my favorite dishes from my new book. I didn’t have any fresh basil, so I used homemade Pesto instead. Served with Fondant Potatoes, Garlic Herb Flatbread and a light salad! Pretty sure if I ateContinue reading “Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken”

Smoked Pesto Salmon

Nothing like some smoked Salmon topped with homemade Pesto, Green Beans tossed in olive oil and Parmesan with toasted almonds and Mushrooms braised in balsamic vinegar! Smoked Pesto Salmon 1 cup Basil Pesto 1 large Salmon Filet 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste Preheat smoker or grill to 250°F. Place the filetContinue reading “Smoked Pesto Salmon”

Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs

I grew up eating and loving these ribs. I’ve altered the tried and true recipe to suit my personal tastes, and I think the brown sugar allows for an even crispier bark! It’s amazing served with Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Red Beans & Rice and Scalloped Potatoes. Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs 1 rack of BabyContinue reading “Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs”

Whoa Nelly! Burger

Smoked Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Bacon Burgers with homemade French fries and fry sauce. The burgers were stuffed with cheddar and topped with Swiss and the brioche bun was dipped in bacon drippings and broiled until crispy. Oh boy! (And that’s homemade Macaroni Salad in the background). Whoa Nelly! Burger Beef Patty: 2 lbs AngusContinue reading “Whoa Nelly! Burger”