Coleslaw

Every great meal cooked in the outdoors needs some wonderful side dishes to round out the occasion.  I just happen to love coleslaw.  I think I could eat it every week and I love trying to make it a little better every time.  It is so easy to make a fabulous slaw to complete your […]

Funeral Potatoes

I know what you’re thinking, “what are funeral potatoes?” Well, they’re a Utah tradition and they’re not just for funerals! They can be eaten anytime, really. Funeral luncheons, Sunday dinner, Easter… Tuesday night. They’re delicious and sooooo easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 32oz bag of hashed browns 2 cans cream of chicken […]

Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

My friend Troy grew up in Tennessee. One day we were talking about cooking, and with a big smile on his face he remembered how his mother would make biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast. I had never heard of such a thing. I have had lots of different things on my biscuits but never […]

Cajun Beef with Cheese Grits

Whenever I have to sit in a lobby somewhere I always look through magazines for fun new recipes.  This one caught my eye, and even though my brother Vince from North Carolina says we don’t have enough humidity in Utah to cook grits, I thought I would give it a try.  I made a few modifications and […]

Fudgy Cake Bars

It’s dessert. It’s delicious. It’s easy! 1 yellow cake mix 2 eggs 1/3 cup oil 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 cup chocolate chips, I used semi-sweet Combine cake mix, eggs and oil and press 2/3 of it into a greased 12″ dutch oven. In a microwave safe bowl, combine milk and chocolate chips. Microwave […]

The Dutch Oven Dome

This is one of those “how to cook” and not a “what to cook” post.  My sweet wife recently presented me with a new cooking gadget that I had not seen before.  It’s called the Dutch Oven Dome from Camp Chef and you use it in connection with your camp stove.  I used it for the […]

Italian Mac and Cheese

I think mac and cheese is one of our all-time favorite comfort foods. It is rich, warm, gooey and packed with flavor. We put a little twist on this one with tortellini and Italian herbs. It is simple to put together and only takes a few minutes to cook. Give it a try, you will […]

Dry Brine Turkey

I have used a classic liquid brine for years, plunging the old bird in a bucket of salty ice water over night.  The turkey was always moist and enjoyed by all.  When my daughter suggested a dry brine I was a bit stumped.  I have to admit, leaving a bird uncovered in the fridge out […]

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

I love breakfast, and I find myself making casseroles all the time. This one has quickly become one of our family favorites! With just a few ingredients it is so easy to throw together.  Whether you are in the backyard or up in the mountains, you are going to love it too. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole […]

Colossal Shrimp and Vege Kabobs

    There is nothing like grilling an appetizer that will get your guests begging for more!  This colossal shrimp and vegetable kabobs will keep them coming back until these are all gone and the main dish is still on its way! Pick whatever vegetables you want and add whatever seasoning you desire at the […]

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