Five Unique BBQ Food Items for ‘Couchgates’

There’s something deeply satisfying about hanging out with a group of friends, grilling some great-tasting food in the parking lot of your favorite stadium. You can feel the excitement build as more and more fans arrive and the air fills with tantalizing aromas. Let’s face it, though, sometimes you just want to watch the game […]

Dutch Oven Breakfast Pizza

I love dutch oven pizza. It is a tasty treat! One of the variations from a typical dutch oven “dinner” pizza is to cook a Dutch Oven breakfast pizza. This is a perfect tailgate breakfast. It is easy, delicious, and keeps everyone coming back for seconds and thirds. Try this recipe out at your next […]

Award Winning Chili Cookoff Recipe

This is a popular chili recipe that has won or placed in many chili cookoffs at work, in my neighborhood, and at tailgate parties! This recipe has been called the world’s greatest best tasting chili from my daughter – I will cook for her any day! Award Winning Chili Cookoff Recipe There are lots of […]

Alabama Hot Slaw Recipe

We are Tennessee Vols fans at this house and are HUGE supporters of the Tennessee Titans. But, I have to admit we do like Alabama Hot Slaw. While doing a cooking demonstration for the Big Green Egg and elderly lady recounted her days of growing up told me of her grandmother making hot slaw. Her […]

Tailgate Party Today

I am in Arizona with my wife’s family for our kid’s school fall break. We had a fantastic day yesterday and have a fun day planned today. This afternoon our favorite college football team has a game. We are planning a tailgate party with brats, several salads, drinks, guacamole and homemade salsa, etc. There is […]

Molasses Cookies Recipe – The perfect Tailgating Dessert

A tasty Molasses Cookie Recipe by Michael Wright, the award winning chef. This recipe is perfect for family gatherings or to bring to your next Tailgate Party

Delicious Leftover Chicken Recipe

A tasty recipe that is perfect to use with your leftover grilled chicken. Serve it at home, or serve it at your next tailgate party

Cajun Fried Rice Recipe

Cajun Fried Rice Recipe Ingredients: 1½ tbs soy sauce (use lite soy if preferred) 2 tsp toasted sesame oil, divided 2 large cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp minced gingerroot 3 tbs Tabasco sauce, divided ½ lb peeled crawfish tails or shrimp 3 eggs 1¼ tsp salt, divided 3 tbs peanut oil, divided 1 small onion, […]

Fried Catfish with Creole Tartar Sauce Recipe

Fried Catfish with Creole Tartar Sauce Recipe Ingredients: ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ tsp ground red pepper 1 cup milk 2 tbs prepared mustard 3 tbs fresh lemon juice 1/8 tsp hot sauce 1 lb catfish fillets; cut into 1×3 inch strips Vegetable oil 2 cups Zatarain’s fish-fry mix 1 […]

Cajun Shrimp and Catfish Recipe

Cajun Shrimp and Catfish Recipe Ingredients: 2 tbs low-fat buttermilk 1 tbs low-salt blackening seasoning 1 ½ lbs catfish fillets; cut int ½ inch strips Cooking spray 1 tbs butter 1 cup chopped green onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms ½ cup chopped parsley 1 lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined ½ cup light Alfredo sauce […]

Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Cajun Shrimp Recipe Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tsp paprika ¾ tsp dried thyme ¾ tsp dried oregano ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper ¼ to ½ tsp ground red pepper Directions: Combine ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag; shake […]

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: ¾ lb small orka pods, washed, trimmed, sliced ¼ in thick or 1 (10 oz) package frozen sliced okra ¼ cup olive oil 2/3 cups scallions, chopped (include some green tops) 2 cloves garlic; minced 1 (28 oz) can tomatoes ½ cup boiling water 2 bay leaves 1 tsp salt ¼ […]

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo Recipe

Scallop and Vegetable Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 6 slices of bacon 2 tbs olive oil 1 cup flour 5 celery ribs, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 2 green bell peppers, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 –32 oz containers chicken broth 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped 1 ½ tsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 bay leaves ¾ […]

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Gulf of Mexico Seafood Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 tsp vegetable oil 2 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped green bell pepper ½ cup chopped celery 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup sliced okra 1 cup chopped tomato 1 ½ cups water 1 tsp Cajun-Creole Seasoning 1 tbs salt ¾ tsp ground red […]

Creole Tartar Sauce Recipe

Creole Tartar Sauce Recipe A spicy creole tartar sauce recipe that is perfect for fish recipes that need a little kick. Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tbs Creole or whole-grain mustard 1 tbs chopped fresh parsley 1 tbs chopped green onions 1 tsp chopped garlic ½ tsp hot sauce ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper […]

Cajun Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Cajun Seafood Gumbo Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup flour ¼ cup olive oil 12 oz fresh/frozen shrimp, peeled and de-veined 6 oz fresh/frozen crab meat ½ pint shucked oysters, drained ½ cup onion; chopped ½ cup red sweet peppers, chopped ½ cup green sweet peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic; minced dash of salt ¼ tsp freshly […]

Creole Seasoning Recipe

Creole Seasoning Recipe – perfect for any barbeque Ingredients: 2 tbs onion powder 2 tbs garlic powder 2 tbs dried oregano leaves 2 tbs dried sweet basil 1 tbs dried thyme leaves 1 tbs black pepper 1 tbs white pepper 1 tbs cayenne pepper 1 tbs celery seed 5 tbs sweet paprika Directions: Combine in […]

Red Rice and Hot Sausage Recipe

Ingredients: 2 tbs oil 2 lbs smoked hot sausage – cut into 2” lengths 1 large onion – finely diced 1 large green bell pepper – finely diced 3 stalks of celery – finely diced 4 cups of water 1 15 oz can of tomato sauce 3 tbs salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper […]

Tequila Shrimp and Citrus Kabobs Recipe

Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs unpeeled, large shrimp ¼ cup tequila 2 tbs frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 tbs fresh lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced ½ tsp salt 2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 orange, cut into ½-inch wedges 1 lime, […]

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour plus extra for dusting 1 cup beer 2 Vidalia onions, peeled and cut crosswise; 1/3 inch thick and separated into rings Vegetable oil for frying Salt Directions: Put flour into a bowl and make a well in center Pour beer into well and whisk until mixture is combined Strain […]