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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 […]

Smoked Cheese and Ham Pierogi Bake We’re thinking of a Smoked Cheese and Ham Pierogi Bake for the upcoming Holiday with ham going on sale. We have lots of ham recipes, but we’re asked for leftover recipes. Ken came to the rescue with his awesome smoked cheese added to our leftover ham. Yum. Patti added […]

Almond Crusted Chicken We love chicken legs and we wanted to do something a little special. Using Ken’s antique nut crusher we got from his Grandmother we crushed some whole, raw almonds and used them for a crunchy coating for our whole chicken legs. Patti used panko bread crumbs seasoned just right with Chef of […]

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 […]

Hammy Mac & Cheese

Hammy Mac & Cheese We got an emergency phone call from friends who had a lot of leftover Christmas ham and needed an easy recipe for Sunday brunch. We made them a quick, easy, kid friendly recipe that they could double and make the night before. They wanted it mild so we used diced canned […]

Easy & Elegant Chicken Alfredo We love chicken not just because the price is always right and there’s so many great ways to fix it. Next week we’re having some very special friends over for dinner. We always enjoy having Jim & Debbie over because they always love what we fix. Patti wanted to fix […]

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 […]

Teriyaki Shrimp and Rice While Patti was at Church last Sunday friends of our called to say they’d be in the neighborhood. Ken, of course, invited them for lunch and told Patti when she got home. So, she went into overdrive to find the makings of a nice brunch. With the help of frozen shrimp […]

Italian Sausage Mac & Cheese It’s amazing how many recipe requests we get for macaroni & cheese. That’s fine with us, it’s quick, easy and has unlimited variations. We used Ken’s favorite hot Italian sausage along with lots of his cold smoked cheddar and Patti insisted on fresh broccoli to keep it healthy. Being it […]

Curried Chicken Thighs with Fried Rice This is Patti’s take on oven fried chicken with a Thai twist. Our thanks to Chef of the Future Coconut Curry Rub. We served it over box fried rice made a little more interesting with a few added ingredients. We loved using our Pacific Living Outdoor Oven being it’s […]