Mashed Potatoes
Cuisine | American

Mashed Potatoes

The challenge with making good mashed potatoes is making them smooth. I've not used a traditional masher in years, preferring to use a ricer.

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Rack of Lamb
Cuisine | American

Rack of Lamb

Deb loves Lamb, so I was out at Costco and picked up a couple Racks of Lamb. This time, i decided to Sous Vide the lamb, and it came out perfect.

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Chicken Nancy
Cuisine | American

Chicken Nancy

I was looking for a way to use chicken stock and some dried bread crumbs that I didn't use on Thanksgiving - and I happen to have a bunch of Swiss cheese left from the Quiche I made yesterday.

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Christmas Pecan Balls
Cuisine | American

Christmas Pecan Balls

First, I am not a baker. However, I love these pecan balls that my family had while I was young. I am adding this to my website, not because I invented anything, but rather to share a family recipe.

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My Turkey day
Cuisine | American

My Turkey day

My Thanksgiving day has a lot of stuff, but this recipe covers stuffing, turkey and gravy.

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Homemade Apple Sauce
Cuisine | American

Homemade Apple Sauce

I love apple sauce, even out of the jar, but we don't eat it with many things. With Pork chops, but we always end of throwing the rest away.

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Rueben Sliders
Cuisine | American

Rueben Sliders

We made Rueben sandwiches a couple days ago, and so I was looking for a way to use some leftover ingredients. The only item I didn't have was rye bread.

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Split Pea Soup
Cuisine | American

Split Pea Soup

The only thing special about this soup is the ham bone. I love making split pea soup from a honey baked ham, ham bone. Give it a try - add plenty of ham and along with some bread, a full meal. Really easy, and full of flavor !

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Smoked Pulled Chicken
Cuisine | American

Smoked Pulled Chicken

Was looking for something healthy today, and haven't made pulled pork or chicken in a long time. This came out great!!

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Sous Vide Pork Chops
Cuisine | American

Sous Vide Pork Chops

Today I am going to try to Sous Vide them to 140 F, then sear them on serve with a pan sauce apple sauce, and some steamed broccoli.

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Candied Bacon
Cuisine | American

Candied Bacon

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Ribeye Burger
Cuisine | American

Ribeye Burger

Really great idea to grind your own beef. This one was an expensive prime ribeye. Just salt and pepper and on the grill.

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New England Clam Chowder
Cuisine | American

New England Clam Chowder

I love clam chowder, and there is nothing really unique about this recipe, except it's the version that I like best.

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Molten Chocolate Lava cakes
Cuisine | American

Molten Chocolate Lava cakes

Ok, it's a terrible picture but it's one of my favorite desserts. I saw this on a Paula Dean website, and have tweaked it just a bit over the years.

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Cincinnati Chili
Cuisine | American

Cincinnati Chili

This is as easy as it gets, and it's very good. I get it from the frozen food section in Publix.

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White BBQ Sauce
Cuisine | American

White BBQ Sauce

I had a white BBQ with the smoked Turkey at Rodney's in Charleston and it was fabulous. I was fortunate enough to participate in a cooking class with Rodney, where he shared this recipe. It's outstanding with Chicken, or Turkey or anything really.

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Apple pie apple bites
Cuisine | American

Apple pie apple bites

We used to get these apple pie apples at Mountain Mikes, except they were actually large apples covered in white chocolate and then cinnamon and sugar. Mountain Mikes closed so I set out to try to replicate the flavor

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Cedar plank Salmon
Cuisine | American

Cedar plank Salmon

Deb love Salmon, I sort of like it. Actually, it's one of my favorite fish, but I got tired of eating it. She loves this version, but likes it with my wasabi cream sauce even better.

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Garbanzo Bean Salad
Cuisine | American

Garbanzo Bean Salad

I had something that tasted a bit like this in Nashville at Hattie B's (review coming). Then we went to a Colombian restaurant in Marietta Square named Kiosco.

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Italian Beef
Cuisine | American

Italian Beef

You may wonder why I put this in my recipe section, because I'm not really making anything but only preparing something that I ordered online.

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Super Bowl Sliders
Cuisine | American

Super Bowl Sliders

We have eaten these every Super Bowl since I was very young. This year we decided to make them for New Years day.

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Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes
Cuisine | American

Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes

I have a relatively long story about these hash browns, but these make all the difference. Hit "Recipe", if you don't want to listen to how I happened upon these hash browns.

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Mississippi Pot Roast
Cuisine | American

Mississippi Pot Roast

There a many recipes for this out there, but I like this one. I found a small pot roast at Publix the other day, which I rarely do, it was the perfect size to not have a bunch of leftovers.

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Sous Vide Filet Mignon
Cuisine | American

Sous Vide Filet Mignon

I thought I had cooking filet down pretty well on the grill. High heat, 5-6 mins a side and it generally came out pretty well.

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Sloppy Joes
Cuisine | American

Sloppy Joes

My Mother made great Sloppy Joes and I've sought after duplicating that recipe for years. She did give me the recipe, but it wasn't right.

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Key Lime Pie
Cuisine | American

Key Lime Pie

This key lime pie is tart, light fluffy and packs a ton of flavor.

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Pecan Crusted Trout with compound butter
Cuisine | American

Pecan Crusted Trout with compound butter

We first made this for the Noblitts while we were staying at a lake house on Lake Hartwell. Little did I know, Keith doesn't like fish, but I think he actually might have liked this.

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Smoked Meatloaf
Cuisine | American

Smoked Meatloaf

I love a good meatloaf, but sometimes can be a bit bland. I really enjoyed smoking this, it added some smoky flavor, and didn't dry out the meat.

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Chicken Fried Steak
Cuisine | American

Chicken Fried Steak

I haven't made this since Kyle left home, but since he's back for Christmas, I decided to make it tonight. Simple enough and you can use various cuts of meat.

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Pork Chops
Cuisine | American

Pork Chops

I am really bad at cooking pork chops, they always tend to turn out try. I decided to consult with my sister in-law, Patty to see how she does it so much better than I.

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Chilean Sea Bass with a lemon butter cream sauce
Cuisine | American

Chilean Sea Bass with a lemon butter cream sauce

Deb loves sea bass and especially likes it when we serve it with a lemon, cream, butter sauce. Today we'll serve it with steamed asparagus. Good food, great flavor!

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Tri-tip Sous Vide
Cuisine | American

Tri-tip Sous Vide

I bought a prime Tri-tip from Costco the other day, and I've smoked them, baked them etc.. but never sous vide one. It turned out fabulous. It takes several hours for the fat to dissolve in the meat, but this was full of flavor.

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Broccoli Bisque Soup
Cuisine | American

Broccoli Bisque Soup

I recently had my wisdom teeth removed (I think I am the oldest man in history to have this done), and I needed to find a way to get vegetables in the system without having to chew anything.

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Turkeyday Light
Cuisine | American

Turkeyday Light

I have a taste for Thanksgiving day flavors more than once a year, so today I did a light version of it that included Dressing, Bone-in Turkey breast, and cranberry sauce.

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BBQ Ribs
Cuisine | American

BBQ Ribs

I like to do Ribs on my Green Egg, but you can also do them in the oven if you don't have a smoker. They obviously won't have the same flavor, but they will be equally tender

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Chicken Caesar Salad
Cuisine | American

Chicken Caesar Salad

This is my recipe for Cesar salad dressing. I don't like using raw egg yolk like many recipes, but I do like plenty of Dijon mustard, pepper and grated parmesan cheese.

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Homemade Brownies
Cuisine | American

Homemade Brownies

I was watching the "Best thing I ever ate", and they made these Palmer House brownies - apparently the first ever made at the St Louis Fair.

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