I normally like to spatchcock a chicken when I smoke it. However, there is something about the taste and texture of a beer butt chicken. So, I decided to experiment and made Oriental Ginger Butt chicken on my Louisiana Grills Smoker.
I love stir fries. They don’t take long to make, the short cooking time leaves the vegetables crisp and they are so versatile. I was informed by She Who Must Be Obeyed that I was making a beef stir fry. Who am I to argue? I made Beef Curry Stir Fry. Continue reading Beef Curry Stir Fry
I love Mac & Cheese. However, it often isn’t very cheesy and it can be a bit bland. So I added extra cheese, made a ham topping and added a few more adult seasonings and made a great updated Mac & Cheese. As for the name Monday Mac & Cheese, I didn’t know what to call this. She Who Must Be Obeyed heaved a long suffering sigh and said, “Call it Monday.” She must be obeyed. Continue reading Monday Mac & Cheese
Sometimes you deserve the best. That first happened for me when I met She Who Must Be Obeyed. This time, I had two nice beef tenderloin steaks. We deserved them!
When you have great beef, you don’t need to do a lot to make a great meal. I just seasoned the steak with Louisiana Grills Mesquite Rub N’ Grill and cooked it on the Louisiana Grills Pellet Smoker. Continue reading Grilled Fillet Steak
The problem with most hamburger buns is that they are too large in my opinion. Either you buy the horrible pasty ones in the supermarket or you buy a higher quality bun and it is twice the size. I like a bun that has a nice flavour, a good chew and isn’t so big you don’t notice the burger or other sandwich filling. These Sourdough Onion Buns fit the bill. Continue reading Sourdough Onion Burger Buns
I don’t know how it is where you are but around here you buy some side ribs (spare ribs) and you get one rack of nice ribs and what I call the trimmings. At first it looks like a rack of ribs but closer examination shows it is full of crossing bones and cartilage with large fat patches. I find if I cook them with the rest of the ribs they are difficult to eat, have a tough texture and it is difficult to avoid getting a large chunk of fat in your mouth. I decided to do something about it and made Char Siu Rib tips in my Louisiana Grills pellet smoker. Of course, you could do them in the oven but they just won’t have the kiss of the smoke. Continue reading Char Siu Rib Tips
This is one of those worn out recipe cards in our recipe box. She Who Must Be Obeyed makes these regularly. It is no surprise they are a favourite. They can be served as a cookie or an appetizer. The recipe has no added sugar but the sharp cheddar gives them a rich satisfying taste. Continue reading Jean’s Cheesies
I often joke about She Who Must Be Obeyed. I should point out that she is:
- Smart (way smarter than me)
- Very nice to me
- A great cook
She made me Mincemeat Cookies which proves the last two points. Continue reading Mincemeat Cookies
I buy whole pork loins for my back (Canadian) bacon, loin hams and to cut into pork chops and roasts. I had a small piece of one left in the freezer with a nice fat piece and I decided it would be perfect for Pork & Roast Potatoes. Continue reading Pork & Roast Potatoes