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Loaded Potato Salad  Loaded Potato Salad Prepare to be the hit of any party.  I’ve been hounded for years to release this recipe, now here it is. This is a potato salad like none you’ve ever had.  Think loaded baked potato with cheese, bacon, sour cream, along with red and green onions in a salad.  There’s a whole lot of prep and a lot of chopping...

Chicken and Dumplings I can’t be the only one that loves walking into the house after a long day at work only to be greeted by the smell of dinner already done. This recipe for chicken and dumplings is very easy and quick to put together in the morning before you leave for work and it’ll be ready and waiting for you when you get home.  All you’ll...

This rub works great on any beef recipe on the grill or smoker.  I regularly use this when smoking beef ribs, Beef Tri-Tip, and Brisket.  It can be strong so be sure to apply it light and evenly on your brisket or ribs and not heavily caked on. A version of this rub was originally found on AmazingRibs.com . I’ve adapted that recipe for my use. ...

Pan Seared Steak topped with garlic parmesan butter Why Pan Seared Steak? Steak. For carnivores steak is the pinnacle, the top of the food pyramid.  There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a perfectly cooked steak that’s tender and juicy in the middle with a sear on the outside to lock in all that flavor.  A friend of mine asked me for directions...

Family Friendly Chili Everyone and their sister’s neighbor have a chili recipe.  I have more than a few myself. This one however is special for two reasons, first for how easy it is to make (I had this in the slow cooker and cooking in 14 minutes.)   And secondly this is a great family friendly chili that’s not too hot, nice and thick with powerful...

The big game is a just over a week away and you’re not sure what to make? Here’s a suggestion, Garlic Parmesan Wings, that’ll knock your socks off with flavor.  Within the next couple of days look for postings on the Best Ever Family Friendly Chili recipe and Hot Sausage Dip. For potlucks or parties I make this ahead of time then on the day of...

I intended to have this post done before the holidays but the website was going all wonky so I had to wait until that got straightened out. You don’t have to wait until the next holiday to have these wonderfully light and fluffy German pancakes.  These are great for breakfast or brunch I’ve even done them in a dutch oven while camping!   Try these;...

When I was growing up, it wasn’t dinner unless meat and potatoes were being served. Now that I’m older I know that there’s lots of other options but sometimes, when you’re really seeking comfort food,  you just can’t deny that there’s any better comfort food than getting back to basics with pot roast. This pot roast is very easy...

What’s your favorite dessert?   I’ve got two that I can’t resist.  First are chocolate chip cookies, and the second thing I can’t pass up is ice cream. I’ve always been partial to chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream which combines both of my favorites. That is until I learned how to make mint chocolate chip ice cream.  It’s...

Real men don’t bake. Or, maybe real men do. Either way, this time you won’t have to with these no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies. And as an added bonus they’re gluten free, so I’d call them healthy too. I was first introduce to these cookies as a kid by my cousin Carol. She was my age at the time (okay, okay, just a little younger) so...