Memorial Day

Red, White and Blue Shooter AKA "Liquid America"

Happy Memorial Day!  I just want to give a quick shout out to all of the Veterans out there that have served this country. Thank you very much for all that you have done.  The United States would be nothing without you.  As for today, it is the best grilling day of the  year.  Get … Read moreMemorial Day

Get Sauced! – Homemade Mustard

Memorial Day is the ultimate grilling day!  Nothing goes with hot dogs like Mustard.  The other day I tackled homemade Ketchup, and today I am tackling the other half.  Homemade Mustard. Once again making your condiments homemade allows you to determine what goes into your sauces.   No high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or fillers. … Read moreGet Sauced! – Homemade Mustard

Get Sauced! – Homemade Ketchup

Memorial Day is the ultimate grilling day!  Nothing goes with burgers and hot dogs like Ketchup.  So I decided to tackle homemade ketchup. This ketchup is made with tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar and spices.  No high fructose corn syrup, preservatives or fillers. Homemade ketchup is not only good for you, it is also customizable to … Read moreGet Sauced! – Homemade Ketchup

Pepperoni Stromboli


When I was a kid we used to get Strombolis’ from a little pizza place near our house.  They were not rolled like typical a Stromboli but  were folded in a half-moon shape like a Calzone.  However, the biggest difference was that the stromboli had sauce inside of it and the Calzone had sauce on the side. … Read morePepperoni Stromboli

2nd Annual Middletown, DE Barbeque Cook-Off!

Reserve Grand Champion

Yesterday I cooked with Pork Barrel BBQ in the Second annual Middletown Delaware Barbecue Cook-Off.  We ended up winning Reserve Grand Champion.  It came with some nice trophies.  Besides winning the large trophy we also came away with a second in Pork Shoulder, fifth place in Brisket, ninth in Chicken and twentieth in Ribs.  Heath, Brett and I had a … Read more2nd Annual Middletown, DE Barbeque Cook-Off!

Bourbon Breeze

Bourbon Breeze

I love bourbon!  It is one of my favorite liquors in the whole world.  I am always messing around with it and I finally made a nice light and refreshing cocktail with it.  I know there are others, but I wanted to create a cocktail for the summer.  One that could handle the hot summer temperatures … Read moreBourbon Breeze

Knock Out Punch

Knock Out Punch

I was looking through my pantry to determine what I had available for a cocktail.  After a few tries I came up with the most delicious cocktail to date.  I called it the Knock Out Punch.  Reasoning: It was a tasty punch, contained a nice helping of alcohol and you could not taste it at … Read moreKnock Out Punch

Szechwan Beef Stir-Fry

Szechwan Beef Stir-fry

I am always looking for new ways to cook beef.  I have made stir-frys’ in the past but none of them were Szechwan.  What is Szechwan Cuisine?  Well Szechwan means originating from the Sichuan Province of southwestern China.  I is known for  bold flavors, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from liberal use of garlic and chili peppers¹. This stir-fry … Read moreSzechwan Beef Stir-Fry

French Dip Sandwiches

French Dip Sandwich

I was starving for a French Dip sandwich the other day.  So I jumped head first into my collection of cook books to see what a French Dip sandwhich consisted of.  I wanted to get the herbs right.  Who knew but the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook had a quick and easy recipe for it. … Read moreFrench Dip Sandwiches

Tequila Sunrise

tequila sunrise

In honor of Cinco de Mayo I decided to make a festive cocktail.  Tequila Sunrise.  It may not be the most festive drink around, but it is extremely delicious.  Plus, it utilizes the main liquor of Mexico, Tequila.  Either way, Have a Happy Cinco de Mayo Tomorrow! Tequila Sunrise 2 oz tequila 5 oz orange … Read moreTequila Sunrise