Smoked Chicken Sliders!

All so I have been slacking off a little this weekend.  Here is something that you can do with those roasted chickens in the store or do your own for a great fresh flavour.


1 whole roaster chicken

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 BBQ rub

Mini hamburger buns

Cheese, jalapeno, BBQ sauce or any other condiment that you enjoy


Place chicken, sugar, and BBQ rub in a ziplock bag and let marinate in a fridge for 6 hours

Place on smoker or BBQ or Oven at 250 degrees and let cook slowly until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees (about 5 hours)

Shred chicken from the bones

Dredge chicken in BBQ sauce and place on buns

Served with baked bean and cole slaw

I am having trouble with Photobucket where I get all my pictures from.  There will be no pictures tonight but if all works out there will be pictures for this recipe tomorrow and a new recipe with pictures than aswell.


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Caramel Pecan Squares!

Here is a very tasty dessert, but I must warn you pecans are not cheap.  You may want to try peanuts or walnuts instead if you do not want to spend the money on the pecans.


3 cups chopped pecans

2 cups flour

2/3 cup powdered sugar

3/4 cup cubed butter (cold)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

2/3 cup butter

3 tbsp whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Toast pecans in oven for approx 10 minutes

In a mixer with the paddle attachment blend flour, cubed butter, powdered sugar

Mix until a crumb mixture is made

Press crumb mixture into a 9 x 9 pan

Bake for 20 minutes until edges are browned let cool in pan

Bring brown sugar, honey, 2/3 cup butter, and cream to a boil

Add toasted pecans and stir

Spread the hot mixture on to the crust

Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool before serving


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Focaccia Bread!

May 24, 2011 1 comment

I though this had gone through last night but when I logged in today it had not been sent through.

So I will try this again.  A very simple bread to add to any pasta meal, or bread basket.


1 ball fresh pizza dough

1 tbsp basil

1 tbsp oregano

1 tbsp sea salt (I had red Hawaiian on hand so that is what I used)

Olive oil


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Bring pizza dough to room temperature before using (about 20 minutes from the fridge)

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and drizzle olive oil over the paper

Place dough on the parchment and begin to stretch to fit the cookie sheet

Sprinkle basil, oregano, and sea salt on the dough drizzle more olive oil on the top of dough

Bake in oven until golden brown approximately 15 minutes


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Fresh Talapia!

The great market that I have been getting the pork bellies for the bacon from had live tilapia.  Could not pass at the chance to BBQ up some of these.  The butcher pulled one out of the fresh salt water tank and de boned and filet one of the fresh fish for me.


2 tilapia filets

juice of one lemon

1/4 tblsp crushed garlic

salt and pepper


Preheat BBQ to high

20 minutes before cooking mix lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper

Pour mixture over the fish

After 20 minutes of the fish sitting in the marinading liquid place fillets flesh side down on hot grill

Turn fillets a quarter of a turn, after 2 minutes of cooking

Place a piece of tinfoil on the grill where there is no heat

Flip tilapia on to tinfoil so that skin is touching the foil

Close lid of BBQ and let cook for 5 minutes

Remove from grill and serve

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Pan Baked Potatoes!

Sorry I missed yesterday but this should make up for it.  We have been trying to use up what ever is in the fridge lately, these potatoes came to mind when I was looking in the fridge.


6 small white potatoes

3 strips bacon

1/2 small onion sliced

2 tbsp bacon fat

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil

Let potatoes cook for 10 minutes

Run cold water over potatoes to stop cooking

Slice potatoes into coins

Fry bacon in an oven proof pan

Take cooked bacon out of pan leaving grease in the pan

Layer potatoes, bacon, and onions alternating until all potatoes are in the pan

Put pan in oven and let cook for 20 minutes

After 20 minutes of cooking sprinkle cheese on the top of the potatoes and let melt and brown

Divide on to plates


Here is the last smoke of bacon!!!

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Stuffed Peppers!

Just getting rid of the leftovers in the fridge.  Filling peppers with any leftovers help save money and time and give you a great new idea.

I made this on the big green egg but can also be dine on the BBQ or in the oven


2 red peppers

1 handful of pulled pork

4 tblsp smoked beans

4 tblsp BBQ sauce

1/4 cup shredded cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Cut the top off of peppers and clean out seeds and white parts, making sure not to pierce through peppers

Stuff half the pork in each pepper

Place 1/2 of the beans on top of the pork

Put half of the cheese on each of the peppers

Drizzle each pepper with BBQ sauce

Cook for 10 – 15 minutes


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Beef and Broccoli!

There is no need to order out, here is a really good and quite easy oriental recipe.  The key to this recipe is to have everything ready before you start to cook.  This recipe happens quickly so make sure you have each step ready to go before you start cooking.


1/2 lb of flank steak

2 tbsp cornstarch

4 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp sugar

5 tbsp peanut oil

1 tbsp oyster sauce (vegetarian oyster sauce can also be used)

1 1/2 cups chicken broth

1 head broccoli

1 onion sliced

1 red pepper sliced

2 tomatoes 1/4erd or more depending on the size

2 tsp crushed garlic


Wisk 1 tbsp cornstarch, 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp peanut oil and add the slice steak.  Place in fridge until ready to use

Mix 1 tbsp corn starch, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp oyster sauce, and 1 1/2 cup chicken broth and set aside

Heat 1 tbsp of peanut oil

Cook vegetables for 5 -6 minutes

Remove vegetables from pan

Add 1 tbsp of peanut oil to the pan and let heat up

Place beef and liquid  in to pan

Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes

Add the sauce that was set aside and let cook for 2-3 minutes

Add vegetable back to pan and let cook for 4 minutes

Let everything cook in pan for 3-5 minutes

Place on top of cook rice and serve


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