Fiddlesicks Disposable Cutting Board Review

Tailgates are funny.  You have folks you see a few times a year, but they are like family.  A common bond brings you together and they often become long time friends.  Recently one of those friends who has worked in kitchens and food service introduced me to a local company called Fiddlesticks.  Quite ironic since […]

Shane’s Grilled Vegetable Casserole

I was looking for a side dish to go with ribs and other grilled meats.  I decided to take a traditional casserole and grill the vegetables to give the dish an extra layer of flavor.  It turned out really well and I had a number of folks ask for the recipe.  Here you go. 2 […]

Shane’s Alabama Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Alabama Grits with Shrimp and Conecuh Gravy This is a recipe I developed when trying to come up with an Alabama sourced menu – Sea, to farm to table.  Serve the grits topped with the gravy.  The shrimp portion is per plate. Creamy Gritts 1 cup McEwen and Sons Grits 1 cup heavy cream 2 […]

Sweet Potato and Chorizo Hash Recipe

Several folks asked for this recipe.  This was dish I cooked up for the Alabama vs Arkansas game in the name of all things pork.  I wanted something that was quick and easy and that had a nice balance of sweet and heat and lastly would be filling for a long day of tailgating. Chorizo […]

Fried Sauerkraut Balls

I cooked this recipe for the Kent State game.  It turned out great and was a much requested recipe.  The hot really cuts the sour of the kraut and blends the flavors rather well. 1 lb hot breakfast sausage 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 32 – ounce can sauerkraut 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 8 […]

Tailgate Mac-n-Cheese

Here’s my quick take on a traditional mac-n-cheese. For this one I don’t add nutmeg and other little touches I do at home. This recipe scales up or down. Don’t use pre-shredded cheese, just don’t. Read the back of the package and then pick up a block of cheese and do the same. 3 lbs […]

Quick Weeknight Low-fat Pork BBQ Tenderloin

I have been trying out some low carb / low fat recipes the last few weeks. I have been reading through some old Cooking Light books as well as searching the web. Most of the “diet” recipes leave a fair amount to be desired. I have found that picking out some of your old go-to […]

Quick and Easy Flank Steak

This weekend we had some folks over for the Alabama game. I wanted something simple to throw on the grill. As I was breaking out the flank steak I was surprised to hear how many folks thought you had to tenderize, marinate or in general perform some type of voodoo on this cut of meat. […]

Are You Kidding Me Easy Ribs

Alabama Tailgate

I have cooked ribs through the years in about every way possible. I have done the boil in vinegar, simmer in the oven, smoke for 6 hours 3min and 73 seconds (wrapping them in foil at 10873 second of course)… oh and at 211.99 degrees (I did not want to boil them…). LET IT GO! […]

Crimson Sunrise Mimosa

This is a great way to start off an early morning tailgate. I do not like all the acid in orange juice first thing in the morning. These are a little lighter and can even be made with light cranberry juice. Orange Slices for Garnish 1 part cranberry juice, chilled 1 part sparkling wine, chilled […]