Bacon Cheese Patty Melts

     Last week, my buddy Dyal made some Bacon Cheese Patty Melts on The Barbecue Bible Forum and they looked so good I knew that I was going to have to make one for myself. I like hamburger buns as much as the next guy, but sometimes I like my burgers on some grilled, toasted bread.      Do… Continue reading Bacon Cheese Patty Melts

Slashed Chicken Quarters

     The other week, I was at my brother’s house for dinner. As he was cooking, I noticed his copy of Weber’s Way to Grill that I got him for his birthday last year. It looked like it hadn’t even been opened! So I started paging through it, seeing if anything would catch my eye… Continue reading Slashed Chicken Quarters

Brats in a Sauerkraut Beer Bath

     Before we get started today, let me preface this post by saying I am not from Wisconsin (as if y’all didn’t know that by now) and I’d be hard pressed to find Sheboygan on a map anywhere (ok, out of curiosity I just looked it up and I can now find it on a… Continue reading Brats in a Sauerkraut Beer Bath

Heath Chocolate Chip Cookies

     Who likes chocolate chip cookies? Who likes Heath bars? Ok….maybe not as many people on the Heath bars. They seem like the overlooked treat of the candy bar world, but I think they are GREATNESS. So the other day when I was at the store and spotted Heath Bits ‘O Brickle Toffee Bites near… Continue reading Heath Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fire Roasted Shrimp Scampi

     I woke up Sunday morning thinking about seafood. Mussels to be exact. Those black shells glistening in a simmering bath of white wine and butter. I’m not really sure why….I wasn’t hungry…but never the less, I wanted seafood. And then later during the day, it changed from mussels to little neck clams due to… Continue reading Fire Roasted Shrimp Scampi

Western Casserole

     This is no fancy pants recipe, no hoighty toighty cuisine. Just a simple dish, but to me it speaks of childhood. Of days long since passed, but not forgotten. I remember coming home from soccer practice in the fall, after it was dark outside and there was a chill in the air from the cold front… Continue reading Western Casserole

Simple Marinara Sauce

This a simple marinara sauce that can be used for pasta, as a dipping sauce or on pizzas, pizza rolls and calzones. Ingredients 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp sugar 1… Continue reading Simple Marinara Sauce