Month: June 2021

Caesar Salad Dressing

This Caesar Salad recipe spoiled our family forever because we have never found a better one anywhere. When we do happen to order a Caesar Salad at a restaurant, all we do is compare it to this at home version, and our version always wins. The secret to this family […]

Smoked Pork Shoulder (Pulled Pork)

Making this at home spoiled us from ever fully enjoying pulled pork elsewhere. The juicy flavor and texture becomes apparent as soon as you pull the shoulder blade bone out of the meat after smoking. Some people have tried this without injecting the meat but we personally find that there […]

Bourbon Barbeque Sauce

This has become our favorite sweet sauce for all smoked meats. It also works great with our meatballs and chicken wings as appetizers. We developed this by experimenting with many of the soda based recipes, knowing that the addition of a good bourbon would intensify the flavor in the sauce.

Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

I think we experimented more with this recipe than any other, over the last 40 years. The trick was to get the sauce to a point where the sweet and spicy blend came through, with lower acid tomatoes. We make large portions and freeze the sauce for future use. In […]

Kentucky Meatloaf

There are a million and one meatloaf recipes, so why is this one included as one of the best Kentucky tasting meatloaf recipes? Well, it is not only tasty as all heck but it’s another secret family recipe we think you find unique. It takes a little more time than […]

Italian Meatballs

We made these meatballs for the famous Rizzardi Italian family, and they loved them. How could we not include them as one of the best recipes on this blog? After these meatballs are cooked as directed, put them into your sauce to simmer for 30 minutes. They will infuse with […]

Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Smoking is an art, though it’s made much better today by having great smoking equipment. We now use a pellet smoker. I know real smoking experts will say that’s blasphemy but you know what, it tastes just as good as it would in a real log smoker, allows me to […]

Cole Slaw Dressing

This is  our favorite coleslaw recipe, and so much better than most pre-made dressings available in stores. It has a nice blend of spicy jalapeno peppers, sweet sugar, and acid from the vinegar and lemon. It is a perfect side dish with smoked meats in particular, and goes on top […]

Kentucky Hot Brown

It’s pretty hard to make a better Hot Brown at home than you can get at the Brown Hotel in Louisville. This unique Kentucky hot sandwich was invented there in 1926, and it has been a favorite throughout Kentucky ever since. Nevertheless, we spent years trying to make a great […]