Hot Steamy Buns!


Not that kind silly!  I mean getting those burgers your man loves to grill in a bun that would make Krystal lovers drool!  And it is really so simple: just take burgers hot off the grill, place in buns, slip them all back into the store bought bag, seal, and enjoy!

Now for the great secret ingredient that will make your plain ol’ everyday burgers seem extraordinary and leave them begging for the recipe and another serving:


What at I am about to tell you next blew my mind…my husband who hates to cook or grill found it!  We reconnected this summer on a trip by ourselves ( can you believe it?), and he came back a new man, with the program and eager to please (and cook)!  I was so impressed with his efforts and the results I can’t help but brag!

Happy Grillin’ Ya’ll !


Big Jack loves him some green chicken!


And by green, I mean green chicken.  “What the heck?!” I can practically hear you screaming as you brain surely sees this:


Instead of this:


Now  that I hear the collective sighs of relief, let me tell you this recipe is as pleasing to the palate as it is easy!  All you need are a jar of Bertolli Pesto Sauce and chicken breasts…that’s it! No kidding!  The fancy garnishments of sliced tomatoes topped with mozzarella  are skipped at my house unless company is a comin’ !

Bon Appetit !

Tailgate Grub!


So I know I am from the South, and I hate to even be associated with the term…but man oh man is this dip good!  It is cheap, fast and super easy!  OK I am gonna say it, “White Trash Dip.”

Men LOVE it!  What’s not to love. It is just a can of spicy chili with beans, a little Frank’s Hot Sauce (I told you I don’t measure!), a block of cream cheese, a few chopped jalapeño peppers… Microwave to sauce and mix together.  Top with sharp cheddar, slices of jalapeño, and crumbled bacon ( microwave bacon is great but tear it straight from the box and let the oven crisp it).. Bake at 350 for 10 mins. Or until melted and slightly bubbly!

Grab a bag of Frito Scoops and get ready for kickoff girlfriend!


What’s for dinner?


Let’s talk PORK!

And by that I mean a “Slap yo Momma” It’s so good pork chop recipe!  I got the idea from a fabulous Big Green Egg griller named Scott Martin.  He marinates his ribs for two hours in apple juice and apple cider vinegar after searing them on the Egg before he bastes and cooks them.

Now I must confess I do not measure EVER..but if I had to guess I marinated my pan seared ( flour seasoned with dry zesty Italian mix) center cut, bone in chops in about a 1/4 cup of Apple cider vinegar and a cup of apple juice for 30 minutes in the Pyrex dish I intend to bake them in for 30 mins. In the fridge.

After that, I poured half the liquid off and bastes heavily with a BBQ sauce, honey, soy sauce mixture.  I added a little more apple juice around the chops for moisture, covered with foil and baked for 2 hrs. on 275…

So dang tender I could barely serve them to my little birds at the bar without them falling apart!

Bon Appetit