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Appetizers, Seafood, Smoking

Smoked Salmon

I’ll never forget when I discovered the beauty of a smoker, and all the things I could learn to smoke, like salmon. This recipe became a favorite of granddaughter Arianna after she visited us in Kentucky.  Over the years we tried many methods to produce smoked salmon but we found […]

Advice, Smoking

Smoking Advice

Few things are more enjoyable than taking a weekend day and enjoying a good beer or two while smoking meat, and watching our horses graze on the Kentucky bluegrass. That’s why you’ll find several smoking recipes on this blog.Over the years we’ve discovered a few secrets and flaws related to […]


Pizza Sauce

This pizza sauce recipe came from playing around with several versions of New York sauce recipes we discovered. After a while we found this one seemed to mimic the best we have had once we added the right amount of fennel seed. If you make our dough and cover it […]


Pizza Dough

Granddaughter Josie just asked me for this recipe, and I realized it wasn’t yet on our food blog, so here it is. We always wondered why so many people miss the opportunity to infuse flavor into pizza dough. They often simply taste like simple crunchy white bread, while the really […]


Short Ribs

I always found it funny how often people seemed to order short ribs when dining out because they are so easy to make inexpensively delicious at home. We developed a great short rib recipe, which college student nephew Mateaus loved so much after visiting he had to learn the recipe […]


Low Country Crab (Seafood) Boil

We lived all over the country and have purchased 13 different homes from coast to coast. However, we spent several years in Wisconsin living near Madison and Green Bay. Just North of Green Bay is a place called Door County. It’s a great place for a getaway and loaded with […]

Appetizers, Seafood

Banging Shrimp

Of course almost everyone loves bang bang shrimp but our Grand Son-In-Law Jeff seemed to love them most of all. As a result, we did the research and experimented until we were able to develop a recipe that rivaled those restaurant quality shrimp, so easily devoured as appetizers. We added […]


Simple Homemade Artisan Rustic Bread

One of the things that has changed over the last few decades is the desire and appreciation for different breads. We now go into the better markets and see bakeries loaded with almost every bread imaginable. One of our favorites became aritisan bread. We favor these breads because they have […]