Sauce, Seafood

Crab Cakes

This is one of our family recipes, and our family just loves crab cakes. We found far too many restaurants served bad ones, which were too expensive and frankly, devoid of crab. Our solution was to experiment until we found the ones we could love, and included a Louis Sauce […]

Salads

Blue Cheese Dressing

This is another dressing that simply spoiled our family from ever using store bought salad dressings. Unlike some of the other recipes on this blog, this one was purely ours, developed after years of experimentation.  As with all things on this blog, quality matters and the better the blue cheese, […]

Salads

Thousand Island Dressing

Once you have this dressing, you will never use store bought Thousand Island dressing again. This recipe was developed over many years, and actually has its roots in Northern Wisconsin. My family visited a lodge consistently and loved eating dinners there. After visiting year after year, and looking forward to […]

Poultry

Kentucky Roast Chicken

Here in Kentucky everybody loves fried chicken. If you wonder why you only need to ask Colonel Sanders. Nevertheless, nothing is better than a juicy roasted chicken, with crispy skin of course. Our recipe engages the best of a typical roasting process, the ingredients found frequently in Southern fried chicken […]

Drinks

Bloody Mary Mix (Tomatoes)

If you are like us, this is the time of year we have so many tomatoes we don’t know what to do with them. After giving as many away to neighbors as possible, we make and freeze our marinara sauce, our pizza sauce and make pitchers of Bloody Marys. (Big […]

Advice

Mayonnaise Advice

Much like our recipes always call for good bourbon, they also call for good mayonnaise, and one blog reader suggested we explain what that means. First, we have made homemade mayonnaise and while good, it isn’t worth the trouble. We also found that some mayonnaise just isn’t good in our […]

Meat

Steak Marinade

Every so often we just don’t have the time to drive to our favorite butcher shop to get meat. We might hit the local grocery store, choose simple choice beef or get less then the best steaks possible. So the question is, how do I make my steak delicious. The […]

Meat

Pork Tenderloin

How do you make a pork loin delicious my friends? Only one way. You marinate it. Yep, if you want to move away from mediocre often dry pork loin, you just have to marinate it and then pop it on the grill! Sure, we’ve had many pork loins over the […]