Crockpot Sloppy Joes

As I said in my other Sloppy Joe post School Lunch Sloppy Joes I love Sloppy Joes and I also mentioned that in the area of Pennsylvania I live in we have people from North East PA that call this barbecue and also people from Western Maryland that call it Steamers. There are many online debates about…

Baked Potatoes 2 Ways

If you are anything like me you love a good crispy skinned baked potato. I think I might like the skin more than the inside. Now getting the skin nice and crispy can take a long time cooking and you run the risk of overcooking the inside. I have found to ways to cook the…

Homemade Chimichurri

Chimichurri is a delicious sauce from Argentina that can be used as a dipping sauce, a marinade or just a topping for grilled meats.  One suggestion for the origin of the name chimicurri is that it comes from the Basque tximitxurri which loosely translated is “a mixture of several things in no particular order. I think that is…

Smoked Bison Sirloin With A Blackberry Balsamic Glaze

Bison, or Buffalo, meat is becoming more popular and easily accessible where in years past you had to get it from specialty stores. If you haven’t yet tried bison meat give it a try. Bison has a wonderful deep beefy flavor even more than grass fed beef. Bison is lower in fat than beef and…

Garlic Marinade Chuck Eye Roast

Don’t you wish you could eat Prime Rib more often? I sure do. Prime Rib can be really expensive depending on how many people you are feeding. A nice alternative is Chuck Eye. The chuck eye is a long, narrow group of muscles that runs along the center of the chuck, or shoulder section of the…

TERP’S BREAD

This has been a family favorite for years loved by four generations. It is Terp’s Bread. Before we get into what it is let’s talk about who Terp was. Terp Palmer was a dear friend of my parents from their high school days. The Palmer family was in many ways just an extended part of…

Smoked Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I can’t think of many things better than roasted garlic, except maybe smoked garlic. You get the subtle sweetness of roasting plus the added layer of smokiness. I have seen smoked garlic in the “gourmet”section of my grocery store but it is awfully way more expensive that doing it yourself. Smoking the garlic really takes…

Smoking Methods

I have a lot of recipes that involve using smoke to cook. Now I know not everyone has a dedicated off set smoker like I do, but a lot of grills come with a built-in smoking tray that you can load with wood chips or chunks. If you have a charcoal kettle type grill you…

Three Meat Burgers with Root Beer Glaze

I have had a love affair with hamburgers since I was a little kid. I loved all hamburgers from grilled, broiled and especially fried. I liked the big thick burgers my dad would make on the grill, the pre-made patties mom would buy at the store and throw in the broiler,  but my favorite burger…