Annual Guy’s Dove Hunting Trip

…and some Smokey Pork Tenderloin Sliders This past weekend, I headed down to our family’s ranch, The Dos Locos,  outside of Goliad, Texas for our annual Guy’s Dove Hunting Trip. Although this post does not really contain a recipe, I thought I’d share some pictures anyway (there is a link to the recipe for the… Continue reading Annual Guy’s Dove Hunting Trip

Mediterraneanish: A First Look

     If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a huge fan of Dizzy Pig. If you looked in my spice cabinet, you would find a whole shelf almost completely devoted to them. The all purpose Dizzy Dust (both fine and coarse), Swamp Venom, Cow Lick, Red Eye Express and the list goes on. In fact, the only… Continue reading Mediterraneanish: A First Look

Pork Medallions with a Garlic Mustard Compound Butter

     I think of pork tenderloins as the often overlooked portion of the pig. Which when you think about it is really a shame. It’s the same cut that is used to make filet mignon, just from a pig, not a cow. It’s a very lean cut of meat and since it is not weight… Continue reading Pork Medallions with a Garlic Mustard Compound Butter

Hatch Chile Pork Stew

     We did Hatch Chile Salsa and Hatch Chile Lime Wings which were sort of out of the box, so I decided that I would try something a little more traditional for my third cook involving these chilies. What’s more traditional than green-chile pork? No really…that wasn’t a rhetorical question. I’m really looking for answers.… Continue reading Hatch Chile Pork Stew

Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

     You’ve made it this far and now you are ready to grind your own meat…almost. What? There’s more? When do we get started grinding meat? Patience, Young Grasshopper. Remember, part of the reason you want to grind your own meat is for sanitation and safety reasons.      Before you get started, you need to… Continue reading Basic Meat Grinding, Part 3: Grinding Your Own Meat

Cheddarwurst

This has to be, hands down, the best wurst I’ve ever made!! Come on…when talking about wurst, you’ve got to expect the “best wurst” joke to pop up at some point, right? I can’t remember the first time I had  cheddarwurst. I vaguely recall eating Hillshire Farm’s Cheddarwurst sometime in my childhood, but that surely… Continue reading Cheddarwurst

My “McRib” Sandwich

     Is there anything more unnatural than the McRib Sandwich? McDonald’s should never have anything to do with BBQ (although for some strange reason, I do like their BBQ sauce on nuggets, but let’s not tell anybody that). Stick to making inferior hamburgers and leave BBQ alone!! (I’ll probably catch some grief for that considering… Continue reading My “McRib” Sandwich