Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lester Flatt-Salty Dog Blues.wmv

Kaw-Cajun Bayou Burgers

Total of 3.5# of meat (fresh ground chick and homemade andouille) hand pattied & ready to go to the grill tomorrow morning

After mixing the beef and andouille sausage together, I seasoned the mixture with Cajun Power worchestershire sauce and garlic sauce ... and added diced onion and Soileau's Cajun Seasoning

This is the 2 meats before adding anything else - 2.5# of fresh ground chuck and 1# of my homemade fresh andouille sausage

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Burgers' Smokehouse

In addition to great thick sliced slab bacon, Burgers has a whole line of great products ~ this is some excellent sliced country ham that I love for making ham biscuits

One of my favorite Burgers' products is their 1# vac packs of bacon ends and pieces (scraps from when they slice their smoked slabs & slice for their premium bacon. These packages of bacon pieces are always very lean, and are priced about 1/4 the price of their premium sliced bacon. I use it for cooking.

Closeup of the bacon ends & pieces ~ you can see how lean & meaty it is.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Porubsky's Grocery & Deli

Texas Sheet Cake

Buttermilk makes the crumb moist and dense ~ and the trick to keep it that way is to pour the hot frosting over the cake as soon as it comes out the oven, forming a seal that prevents any moisture from evaporating

Hot out the oven ~ ready to pour the hot frosting over it

I added a shot of triple strength espresso to this chocolate ganache frosting, and left the pecans out. Why did I leave the pecans out? Because I didn't have any, that's why...

Monday, September 26, 2011

BBQ Chicken Calzone

Hot out the oven ~ bbq chicken calzone

Made with scratch pizza dough, bbq chicken, lil' bbq sauce, cheese, japs, caramelized onions

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Gameday Breakfast

Burgers Smokehouse bacon, scrambled eggs & fried grits

Saturday, September 24, 2011

King Biscuit Boy - Achin' Head

BBQ Chicken & Caramelized Onion Pizza

Hot out the oven

Layered, beginning with layer or caramelized onions, 1/2 the cheese, the bbq chicken drizzled with some bbq sauce, and the rest of the cheese

This is the chicken breasts, grill/smoked yesterday using Tabasco oak barrell chips

The caramelized onions w/red pepper flakes

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fat Johnny's Roadside chicken

Hot off the trunk monkey, sauced with a lil' Smokey Mountain Smokers BBQ Sauce

Chix breasts, after marinating overnight & dusted with some house blend bbq seasoning

Roadside chicken ~ wit a lil' Pittsburgh Burn on it

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Homemade Spaetzel/Broccoli Romanoff

Romanoff sauce is a cream cheese/romano/sour cream mornay ... topped with a lil' more romano & ready to slide under broiler & brown/heat

Homemade mustard spaetzel with blanched chopped broccoli and roasted red pepper

The spaetzel mixture and the romanoff sauce folded together, ready to turn out into gratin pan

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Algia Mae Hinton My Baby 's Gone

Pork Chops W/Kraut & Apples And Spaetzel

Baked pork chops with Bavarian kraut, apples & onions

Homemade mustard spaetzel

After boiling, the spaetzel are finished ala minute ~ quick saute' in brown butter

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mean Green Pig Lips Poboy

Mean Green = buffalo *wing* sauce made with green hot sauce, butter, etc

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rick Danko : When I Get My Just Rewards

Sweet & Tart Apple Streusel

Hot out the oven ~ fresh apple streusel

Used a mix of tart Granny Smith apples, and a sweet Braeburn apple

Streusel topping: flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, butter

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Country Breakfast

Fluffy 3-egg homemade pimento cheese scramble, Fanestil breakfast links, home fries, Arbuckle coffee and a splash dat good Cajun Power lightning strike

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sony Terry & Brownie McGee - Bring it on home to me

Cajun Power & Mean Green Buffalo Sauce

Some of my favorite Cajun Power products

Equal parts green hot sauce & melted butter

Then added some fresh lime juice, zest, and a lil' orange marmelade = mean green = toss some wings in this for a killer mean green buffalo wing

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunny Side Of The Mountain---Jimmy Martin & Sunny Mt. Boys

Kaw-Cajun Chicken Minestrone

Weather turned cold & wet ~ called for a pot of thick and hearty soup

Started the pot by berlin' a bird

Lotsa good garden fresh locally grown veggies, homegrown tomatoes, speckled butter beans, penne pasta, mustard greens, fresh garlic, etc ... kicked up with a lil' cajun power ... homemade bread fer soppin'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

More Loose Ends

BBQ Ham over cheesy baked potato wedges

Ham & Corn Chowder

Nice ripe Rocky Ford cantalope

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Smothered Creole Pork Chops W/Haricot Verts

Creole sauce made completely from scratch, with homegrown tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, etc. It smothered that rice real good, ah garrontee!!