Smothered Chicken

Weather has been weird here in Pennsylvania recently days fluctuate from mid 80’s on day to mid 60’s the next. So the other night on one of the cooler nights we were in the mood for some good old southern comfort food. Smothered Chicken really hit the spot that night. This is one of those dishes…

Semi Smashed Potatoes

Fair warning these little golden bombs are addictive.  I love potatoes and there are two types that are my absolute favorites.  One is my son-in-law’s roasted potatoes that he makes with duck fat. The second would be these semi smashed potatoes, mine is a bit of a riff on Jacques Pepin’s recipe.  I take some…

Slow Smoked Chuck Roast

This week we had a lot of running  around to do and we decided to stop for a quick bite at the local branch of a chain BBQ joint.  I had eaten there before and it wasn’t bad for chicken or pulled pork sandwiches but I decided to give their brisket a shot.  Well here…

Cherry Wood Smoked Brownies

Yeah that’s right smoked brownies!  I was making the Smoked Chuck Roast and had a thought, something sweet is always a great pairing with BBQ.  So I whipped up a batch of brownies and threw them on the smoker with the roast.  I was using cherry wood so it had a sweet mild fruity flavor…

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Today when I woke up I had a craving for pulled pork sandwiches for dinner. Unfortunately I didn’t have any pork shoulder in the house with which to make it.  I couldn’t go get any because Karen had the car and beside it wouldn’t have had the time to sit with the rub, I like…

Gripe #2

There used to be one or two channels on the television that were always on at our house. One was and still is the History Channel, I just wish there was less Pawn Stars and American Pickers marathons. Don’t get me wrong I like both of these shows just not all day long. The other…

Vanilla Rum French Toast

The best thing about this French Toast is it is nice and slightly crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Simple Nontraditional Ribeye

Who doesn’t love a good steak? I would eat steak 8 days a week if possible. My favorite cut of steak is without a doubt the Ribeye.  It is both flavorful and tender, coming from the lightly worked upper rib cage area. Its marbling of fat makes it very good for fast and hot cooking. I…

Granddad’s Slow Cooker Chili

Labor Day weekend started off rainy and chilly here in the Northeast and I figured it was a good time to break out the slow cooker and cook up a batch of chili.  I am not a very big fan of TexMex food but I am a lover of chili.  When I was a younger…

Grocery Store Gripe

How many of us are old enough to remember the episode of Fraiser in which he throws the bully out of the coffee shop saying he needs an etiquette lesson? Well I understand how Fraiser felt in that episode.  Every time I go to the grocery store I want to teach people etiquette lessons. Perhaps…