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Recipe: BBQ Beef Pizza (Includes BBQ Beef Recipe)

August 9th, 2016 No comments

IMG_4263What you need:

Beef:
1/4 c brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (or use this recipe to make your own)
3 – 4 lb beef roast

Pizza:
1 – 2 c BBQ beef, slightly warm
6 strips of bacon
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
1 – 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 – 2 c shredded mozzarella
pizza dough Read more…

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Work In Progress: Barbecue Sauce

March 7th, 2016 No comments

I don’t have a picture of this because right after I made it, I made chicken fingers. And then I made country style ribs. And now there’s not enough barbecue sauce to take a picture of. #sorrynotsorry

What you need:
2 cups ketchup
1 cup water
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
5 tablespoons light brown sugar
5 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke

Whisk together all the ingredients in a 2 quart sauce pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer about an hour and 15 minutes or until desired flavor. Allow to cool and jar it. Or put it in an old (clean) BBQ sauce bottle. Or whatever.

I started with this recipe, which is good as is, but it’s not quite what I was looking for in a barbecue sauce. My recipe still doesn’t taste quite how I want it to, so this recipe is ever evolving. Stay tuned for updates.

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Recipe: Drop Biscuits for Two

February 29th, 2016 No comments

It's a terrible picture. I was being lazy.

It’s a terrible picture. I was being lazy.

What you need:
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup whole milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add melted butter and milk. Stir just until moistened. Allow to rest one minute.

Drop by heaping tablespoons onto nonstick baking sheet.

Cook for 14 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

This recipe can make 6-8 small biscuits, but we like ’em big around here, so I just make 4 big ones.

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Recipe: Waffles for Two

February 22nd, 2016 No comments

IMG_3843What you need:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 + 2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large egg Read more…

Recipe: Crispy No-Splatter Bacon

February 15th, 2016 No comments

What you need:
bacon
cookie sheet
aluminum foil -or- parchment paper

This one’s a little short because it’s stupid easy. I’m only sharing it because you suckers are still cooking bacon on the stove, and on electric griddles, and you’re burning yourself, and good lord, who needs that?

So here’s a better way:

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. I find aluminum foil cooks faster, makes crispier bacon, and saves on cleanup.

Place however many strips of bacon you’re cooking flat on the cookie sheet with the sides just barely touching. Put the cookie sheet in the oven.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. In my oven, 20 minutes burns it. I set the timer for 15, check it, and then add another minute or two if necessary.

M says he’s never tasted bacon so good. I agree.

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Cheap and Easy Chicken Stew

February 8th, 2016 No comments

IMG_3777What you need:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced and cooked1
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 – 3 large carrots, cut into 1 inch rounds
1 – 2 stalks of celery, cut into 1 inch slices
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp butter2
1 quart homemade chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
2 medium white or yellow potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces3 Read more…

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