Southwestern Pierogi Bake, Outdoor Cooking, recipe

Southwestern Pierogi Bake We get invited to a lot of potluck dinners. Tonight thinking a Southwestern Pierogi Bake would be good. Cooking for our friends and neighbors is always a fun adventure. Plus, we get to try out new recipes for a crowd. Pierogies are a different twist on pasta and potatoes. We always have […]

Southwestern Cabbage Rolls, wood pellet, recipe

Southwestern Cabbage Rolls Patti’s family emigrated from Eastern Europe and she had fond memories of these cabbage rolls that were called one thing in German and another in Polish. But, Ken being from Texas we made them a little zippier. Patti made them extra easy using an instant brown rice, bottled tomato sauce and some […]

Smoked Cheese Burger Meatloaf

Smoked Cheese Burger Meatloaf It’s been rainy and gray outside…comfort food was mandatory. One of our favorite (and yours, too) is a hearty meatloaf. We made it even better by using lots of Ken’s smoked cheese that Patti shredded. We used smoked cheddar, but you can use whatever shredded cheese you like. To keep it […]

Sloppy Joan Bake It’s cold and rainy here and Patti wanted comfort food. Ken loves potato nuggets, so instead of making his sloppy Joe’s on hamburger buns Patti made one of her famous casseroles using hot sausage instead of ground beef. This one can be really versatile. To make it extra hot use hot sausage […]

Blue Cheeseburger Meatloaf, outdoor cooking, recipe

Blue Cheeseburger Meatloaf With all this blustery weather we’ve been requested (a lot) to make a big savory meatloaf. Patti loves cooking with blue cheese because of its unique flavor, Ken just wanted hearty and beefy. He loved it and of course can’t wait for his cold meatloaf sandwiches for days to come. Plus, we […]

Potluck Cheeseburger Mac

Potluck Cheeseburger Mac We were invited to a potluck at our community center and asked what we should bring. The resounding vote was: meat! Spending the afternoon with our friends and neighbors is always fun and we wanted to do something everyone would love. Zaycon Fresh to the rescue. We mixed lots of their super […]

Radical Short Ribs We found some beef short ribs on sale and that was all we needed to make our mouth water. Patti picked up 3 pounds of them and the rest is delicious history. Thinking we would do a long braise with a bit of a Hawaiian twist with crushed pineapple and Dr. Pepper […]

O’Brien’s Corned Beef Casserole We love big dinners with friends. For this St. Patrick’s Day Patti made three corned beefs, one just for the leftovers for this casserole. This is one of our “Love the Second Time Around” recipes. Most of it can be made ahead of time and makes a great brunch as well […]

St. Patti’s Roll Up We are always trying to think outside of the box. So, for St. Patrick’s Day we came up with an untraditional traditional meal. Sounds like us: traditional in an untraditional way…and loving it! We did a roll up with corned beef and cabbage our way. Sometimes the best meals are quick […]

Shredded Beef Nachos It was movie night at the Fisher’s and we wanted a meaty treat. Of course, lots of beef made it hearty and our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven made it easy and guaranteed delicious. When you cook on your Pacific Living Outdoor Oven you know it will come out just right because it […]