School Lunch Sloppy Joes

Ok I have to admit Sloppy Joes are one of my all time favorite foods. I could eat Sloppy Joes breakfast lunch and dinner 5-6 days a week. I know some people in the region of Pennsylvania I live in call these barbecue sandwiches, or steamers, but to me they have always been and always…

No Beans Pork and Beans

I have struggled with posting this because it is truly my signature dish. I want to share my recipes but still not sure if I am really ready to give this sauce recipe up for free. I can honestly say the recipe for the sauce is absolutely the one recipe that I had spent the…

Yorkshire Pudding

OK as I have said before I am no baker so I tend use either frozen rolls or tube biscuits from the grocery store or perhaps even a loaf of artisan bread from the bakery but over the holidays when I served my smoked Prime Rib I pulled out one of the few bread recipes…

Slow Smoked French Cut Pork Chops

Okay this one was a last-minute decision to make. My grocery store had a four pack of these beautiful french cut pork chops for a quick sale with a use by or freeze by date that was the same as the day I had bought them. I highly recommend looking for deals like this when…

Slow Smoked Prime Rib

Who doesn’t love prime rib? This year for Christmas dinner we decided to go for the supreme beefy flavored prime rib. My butcher like most sells the prime rib by the amount of rib bones in the roast. To calculate how much you need a good rule of thumb is one bone per every two…

Sprouted Garlic Cloves

Ok this is a going to be a quick simple post. I love garlic. I put garlic in ALOT of my recipies. However as a man of a certain age I can be prone to heartburn and have found that one of the culprits causing me the heartburn is sprouted garlic. Now I know some…

Review of ThermoPro TP-07S

I have been telling you to use a thermometer when cooking meat since my first blog post. This Christmas the wife got me a new thermometer that I find absolutely fantastic. So I thought for my first post of the new year I would give this thermometer a review. This is the ThermoPro TP-07S. A…

Beer Braised Short Ribs

One of the best comfort foods in my opinion are Short Ribs.  This is my take on this classic comfort food, but fair warning this is by no means a healthy recipe. First lets talk about short ribs and what they are. First there are 2 types of short ribs, the Flaken Cut or BBQ-style…

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Finally a bit of a lighter meal.  See I told you I eat more than ribeye steaks. I made this dish with boneless skinless thighs but you could easily make this with breast if you wanted to go with white meat but honestly the thigh meat is the best part of the chicken.  Thighs have…

Pork Blade Steaks with Coffee BBQ Sauce

These are an all time favorite at our house. Sometimes called Pork Steaks or as I knew them Pork Blade Steaks, these come from the shoulder of the pig actually from the same part as the Boston Butt, used for Pulled Pork. In fact the Blade Steak is cut from the Boston Butt.  They are…

Grilled Peanut Butter Sandwich

Okay time for my guilty pleasure. Grilled peanut butter sandwich. As a kid I never liked grilled cheese sandwiches but my mom came up with these for me.  I nice ooey gooey peanut butter with a crisp buttery crust. I know a lot of us grew up on grilled cheese and tomato soup, but I…