Smoked Chicken Wings with Homemade Ranch

It seems like for the past few months almost that I’ve been on a big time chicken wing kick.  And I mean, BIG TIME.  I think I have averaged chicken wings about 2-3 times per week.   I think one of the best things about chicken wings has to be the fact that the cooking […]

Spicy Queso with Homemade Chorizo

This is another one of those classic snacks that I would enjoy while growing up and even into college and beyond.  I’m talking of course of that classic Tex Mex dish: Queso Dip.  Of course the way I always made it usually involved a brick of fake cheese, cheap salsa and a crock pot.   Over […]

Duck Fat and Rosemary Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

It’s the New Year now and for the most part, I think people are waving good bye to pumpkin recipes.  However, pumpkins are still plentiful and it’s always bothered me that I would throw away the seeds in year’s past.  Growing up as a baseball player, I always had either pumpkin or sunflower seeds to […]

Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

It seems like when people make the switch to a paleo lifestyle, they naturally gravitate towards this classic dish for a snack, especially when it comes to parties and get togethers.  I can’t tell you how many of these I’ve eaten in my lifetime because it’s quite honestly, way too many to even think about. […]

Crab Dip with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

This is an appetizer that my family serves at virtually every get together we have.  Most notably Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The version we usually make is a simple parfait of sorts of all the ingredients layered on top of each other.  Traditionally, we just place the cream cheese log on a plate then add crab […]