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BBQ Sauce – Rob’s Spicy Updated Recipe

Now more than once, my tossed together BBQ sauce has caused a ruckus at the house and everyone always asks for the recipe.  We’ll shit, there ain’t no recipe.  Sorry folks, if your grandma didn’t teach you how to throw stuff together in the kitchen with the spices you should  [ Read More ]

Al’s Biscuits

A variation on Southern Biscuits Ingredients 2 cups self rising flour 1 egg 3T Mayo enough milk to reach a kneed-able consistency melted butter Directions Heat oven to 450 Hand mix ingredients. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with round cutter Place on cookie sheet and brush top  [ Read More ]

Sausage Balls

A cheesy spicy holiday treat. Ingredients Spicy Ground Sausage 3 cups Bisquick 10 grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese Directions Heat oven to 325 Hand mix ingredients.  It should be crumbly.  Do not over mix Roll in 1.5 to 2 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet Bake for about 15  [ Read More ]

BBQ Sauce – Rob’s Spicy Original Recipe

Sometimes you just want some homemade BBQ sauce. (or you want to grill and realize there is no pre-made in the pantry or frig!)  This is my own version of a spicy southern BBQ sauce. Ingredients Apple Cider Vinegar Balsamic Vinegar Butter Water Tomato Paste Beef Bouillon Mashed Garlic Coriander  [ Read More ]

Slow-Cooked Spicy Beef Curry

Beef Curry on Basmati Rice, Curried Cauliflower/Green pea and Vegetable Samosa I’ve been threatening to try making a traditional Lamb Curry for a while now and the mood hit today to try something close to that.  I used lean Stewing Cubed Beef and it turned out very close very close  [ Read More ]

Cornbread – Traditional Southern

This is the traditional Southern Cornbread that I grew up with.  It’s a no frills recipe that was a staple in East Texas. Ingredients 3/4 cup yellow stone ground corn meal 3/4 cup flour 1 T baking powder 1 egg milk 1T salt Directions Oil and Pre-heat a large cast-iron  [ Read More ]

Mom’s Turkey Dressing

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to post the Dressing Recipe that I grew up with.  Mom always makes this one with Turkey.  Maybe I’m biased because it’s Mom’s, but I do believe it’s one of the best traditional Dressing recipes that you will find with a really great  [ Read More ]

Greek Cucumber Salad

This is a great Greek Cucumber Salad that is really easy to make.  It’s a very light and fresh dish that goes great with many different main courses. Ingredients 2-3 Large Cucumbers Cherry or Grape Tomatoes 1 Red Onion Greek or Italian Olives Feta Cheese Crumbles Greek Salad Dressing –  [ Read More ]

We like to grow a lot of peppers and I’ve been wanting to try doing something a little different with them, so I decided I wanted to try and make a Jalapeno jelly.  After a little research I decided to make a pepper jelly with Jalapeno and Serrano peppers. I  [ Read More ]

I searched high and low for a good Ginger Salad Dressing recipe.  This is what I finally ended up with after some experimentation. Ingredients 1/2 cup finely minced onion 1/2 cup peanut oil 1/3 to 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2T water 2T or more minced/grated fresh ginger root 2T  [ Read More ]