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Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizzas Dough Ingredients 1tbsp yeast 1 cup of warm water 2 tbsp oil 1tsp sugar 1tsp salt 2 cups of whole wheat flour [or 2.5 regular flour] Preparation In the kitchen-aide Dissolve yeast in water + oil Stir in sugar, salt & flour in Kitchenaide Mix until ball forms Let rise for 5 minutes […]

Black Butte Porter Barbecue Sauce

This evening we did something rather crazy: we made six different barbecue sauce combinations for an event we have coming up and I made a seventh, the Black Butte Porter barbecue sauce, just because once you’ve made six a seventh isn’t that big a deal.  And I like Black Butte Porter, so that seemed like […]

Easy Meal: Mexican Lasagna

AKA: Enchilada Casserole Ingredients 1 package of flour tortillas (10-12) 1 16oz Enchilada sauce (prefer Kroger Chipotle flavor) 1 16oz sour cream 1 15-16oz can refried beans 1 Smoked Tabasco hot sauce (add to sour cream sauce to taste) 4 chicken breasts 4 cups shredded cheese (optional) 6-8oz of Velveeta cheese or other cheese sauce […]

Caramel Espresso Barbecue Sauce

For July 4th I smoked pounds and pounds of meat for company, we also made this home made barbecue sauce based on Michael Chiarello’s Espresso barbecue sauce found here, the following barbecue sauce adds a caramel twist that we found delicious. Espresso Barbecue Sauce: 4 tablespoons mashed and minced garlic 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil […]

A Finance Story on a Food Blog: Smoking

I don’t smoke cigarettes.  In fact I’m allergic to tobacco, so it pretty much goes without saying that cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew and the like are right out.  However, I love to smoke meat.  You might say I have a problem.  This all started back in the day when I lived in Texas and was […]

Weird Beer Snobbishness I Have

This is not a beer blog per-se, but I have reviewed a beer and I wanted to take a moment to point out something I noticed this last week while on a trip back to Indiana for my sister-in-law’s graduation.  I went to a restaurant and they served inexpensive, mass-produced beers.  Their entire selection was […]

Home Made Cheese Attempt I: Curds and Way Screwed Up

This afternoon I thought I’d try to make Mozzarella with the girls to have a fun food snack to take on a road trip we’re going to be taking this week.  I got a $6.00 gallon of milk and $28 in rennet, lipase, citric acid and cheese cloth (this last item was not for this […]

Beer Review: Dry Dock Brewing – H.M.S. Victory ESB

I’ve not reviewed beer before and I’m not that experienced in my drinking of beer.  I will say this: as a Christian I’m not interested in getting drunk, but I do want to explore the culinary aspects of beer.  With that in mind I’m going to review some beers (and various beverages) as time allows. […]

We’re Going In On A Cow

The title of that post may sound really weird, and I apologize if it makes you squirm.  However, we’re going in on a cow with my parents and another family that is on the bandwagon of chemical free foods.    This cow happens to be grass fed, and living in a farm north of us […]

Serious Confession: I Need A Substitute

I hate to say this, but I have a soft spot in my sweet tooth for two specific desserts: Ice Cream and Ghirardelli Brownies.  I can buy ice cream ingredients and make a batch myself without any real issues.  From scratch food is always my favorite, but I don’t always have time so I do […]