Recipes

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese, outdoor kitchen, recipe

Mickey’s Mac & Cheese Mickey’s Mac & Cheese was made in honor of our dear friends Mickey & Fred’s anniversary. It was super easy with a base of jar Alfredo sauce, plus lots of cheese and frozen thawed broccoli for color and to make it healthy. Then, Patti added chopped bacon because everything is better […]


Outdoor Kitchen recipe

Smokey Pulled Pork Enchiladas Smokey Pulled Pork Enchiladas were Patti’s brainstorm after Ken came home with a huge piece of pork. Ken had lots of great ideas, but Patti wanted Mexican and we both love enchiladas. With Ken’s famous smoked pulled pork and just a few other ingredients we made a great meal with lots […]


Western Bacon Cheese Burger Pizza

Western Bacon Cheese Burger Pizza Our Western Bacon Cheese Burger Pizza was another perfect marriage because one of us wanted pizza and the other had to have a western bacon cheeseburger. Patti really put the cheese in cheeseburger with a full pound of shredded Mozzarella cheese added to the two pounds of lean ground beef. […]


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Garlicky Faux Fried Chicken Legs We love fried chicken, but not drowned in oil. So we made Garlicky Faux Fried Chicken Legs baked with the help of our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. Instead of the usual egg wash Patti added some of our smoked garlic grilling sauce to the beaten egg. Fantastic, plus the mayonnaise […]


Cranberry Apple Pork Loin We love our friends and fans and had to laugh because we got our first request this week for a Christmas dinner idea. Our Cranberry Apple Pork Loin happily was just what they were looking for. Every month Ken buys a giant boneless pork loin and we come up with new […]


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 […]


Crab Brunch Au Gratin, out door, cooking, recipe

Crab Brunch Au Gratin Crab Brunch Au Gratin, Patti wanted to grow up to be, among other things, one of the “ladies that lunch” and being she’s such a great cook the ladies are frequently at our house. This casserole contained lots and lots of fake crab (but you can use real if you prefer) […]


Caesar Marinated, Chicken Leg Quarters, recipe

Caesar Marinated Chicken Leg Quarters It’s been a long day, plus 97 degrees of dry heat. But, we still have to have dinner. Thanks to our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven we made an easy three ingredient dinner and kept the kitchen cool. We love doing recipes with “on hand” ingredients and served with cold sliced […]


Extra Cheesy Mac & Cheese, pacific living, recipe

Extra Cheesy Mac & Cheese Ken loves mac & cheese as long as it’s extra cheesy. He calls it the ooey gooey factor. Plus, our cold smoked cheese makes it even better. Patti invited her lovely friend Harriett over for lunch to try this new recipe. To make it a little fun she made it […]


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 […]