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With the holiday spirit in play, people are clueless about other ways to BBQ. Unfortunately, unless you are living in the excited states where it is light year round, heading outside may not be an option, especially with the crazy snow storm that is yet to hit land!

I do not make it outside much when it comes to BBQ in during the winter time; I mainly rely on the oven, crock pot or indoor grill. The crock pot is a life saver! Pitmasters on the BBQ circuits would probably choke me for saying this, yet you can make your best damn BBQ in the crock pot. From BBQ meatballs to pulled beef! The sky is the limit on what you can cook in the crock pot. Just the other day, I made tri-tip tacos, with plenty of meat left over, used it the next day for BBQ stuff potatoes!

With new years a few weeks away and college football play starting up a few days before Christmas, what better way to go out, than to have BBQ meatball sandwich made in your crock pot! Rather you team is UCLA, Clemson, or just a sports fanatic, one thing we can all agree on is a killer BBQ meatball sandwich.

Let’s take it slow, no need to drool over the internet reading our recipe! Let’s get started with the first simple crock pot meal that can be cooked and eating anytime especially during football season or meatballs only served for a holiday party as an appetizer, just grab a glass of wine to go with it!

Ingredients

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Pizza is commonly recognized as one of the most popular food at this point in time. You get the whole thing from fast food pizzas from restaurants, frozen pizza from your local grocery store, authentic pizza from an Italian restaurant and all ways of gourmet pizzas from trendy bistros and bars. However, it is hard to go past a good home made pizza. There are lots of sauce recipes, cheese topping variations as well an ingredients choices to please all taste.

BBQ pizza is an all-time favorite by many people all around the world. Even some veggie toping are integrated normally, BBQ pizzas are meat based. Some of the popular toppings are cooked sausage, chicken, meatballs, salami, ham a well as pepperoni. In spite of the ingredients, pizza ...

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We all grew up with fried chicken, the smell, crunch, the bite, the flavor of good ole’ down home fried chicken done right! Fried chicken is one of the most popular comfort food that goes well with any dish, rather it is spaghetti, salad, garlic mashed potatoes, cole slaw or just by itself with a with some bread and a bottle of sauce! If anything, we can all agree that KFC or Popeyes got nothing on your grandma fried chicken!

Before we get started, let’s discuss some rules before getting down & dirty! Rules of cooking fried chicken are put in place for safety and most importantly, no one likes a burnt fried chicken!

Rules for frying chicken:

Cut up the chicken yourself. Precut chickens lose many flavors and moistness.
Buy small chickens. Larger ones just do not have the flavor of the smaller.
After cutting the chickens, be sure to remove the outer skin. They fry crisper when skin is removed.
Always place dark meat in the center of skillet because it takes a little longer to cook.
Never salt and pepper chicken before frying, but generously season immediately after removing from skillet.
Chicken should be allowed to drain on paper towels at least 1 minute before being placed on a serving platter.

Ingredients

Chicken pieces
Eggs
Cooking oil
Flour

Directions
In medium size bowl combine 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water per chicken. Place pieces of chicken in egg mixture to sit while you are heating skillet. Use just enough oil (always cooking oil) so that when chicken is put in the skillet, oil does not come up over halfway on the pieces. Make particular oil is scorching before frying. (A good test is to drop a little of the egg mixture into the skillet to see if it sizzles.)

Put a generous amount of flour into a brown paper bag. Place chicken pieces in a sack and shake vigorously. (hold top securely or you’ll have a mess!) Starting with dark pieces, put them in the middle of the skillet. Then put the rest of the chicken to the outside. Allow pieces to brown at least 1 minute, then turn and cook on the other side. (Use tongs to turn, do not pierce with fork.) Place lid on skillet and reduce heat to medium. Let chicken cook 10 minutes on one side; turn and cook 10 minutes more. Remove cover and turn the heat on high again. Cook 1 more minute. Remove chicken and drain.

Ingredients for Cream Gravy

2 tablespoons oil from fried chicken
4 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons flour
Salt & pepper
1 ½ cups milk
½ cup heavy cream
Paprika
Red Pepper (optional)

Directions

Pour off all but 2 tablespoons of oil from the chicken, keeping the crispy brown bits in the skillet. Add butter and stir over medium-high heat. Add about 5 tablespoons of flour. (This varies, depending on how thick or thin you prefer your gravy). Stir and reduce heat. Continue to stir at least 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Pour in milk and cream. Reduce heat again and let gravy bubble 2-3 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and a generous amount of paprika. Stir well and remove from heat.
If sauce is too thick, add more milk and cream; if too thin, put flour in a glass with a small amount of milk and stir vigorously before adding to gravy and cook, stirring for 5 minutes. (this avoids lumps.) Sprinkle red pepper over gravy if desired.

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Summer time has come and gone. However, the outdoor cooking does not keep us from enjoying the smell of home cook Barbecue chicken. Indeed, it is a little chilly at night, as we know it, the autumn season is the time for comfort food. It is interesting how much comfort food and barbecue has in common.

My partner is always looking for different ways to cook chicken; I am sure we all have an a different way or different way to use barbecue sauce on chicken. Wasn’t hard to come up with something, especially knowing his favorite BBQ sauce is the Deaf Man’s XXX BBQ sauce. This barbecue chicken recipe calls for some flavor, citrus flavor along with an excellent balance of sweetness & heat to go with the flavor of the meal!

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The spring and summer’s warm weather is presenting the perfect opportunity for grilling and BBQ. To cook outdoors is a less-stress way of preparing food and it will be an ideal time to invite family and friends over for fun summer afternoon, including a delicious meal. This kind of gathering will require little planning, and will be fun for people at all ages. Especially if there are a much more special occasion that your family celebrates such as birthday, christening, wedding, anniversary, and we should not forget that mother’s day is held during summer. You can host a fun summer BBQ party for any occasion, or even if there is no special celebration, you will not want to pass the summer without having to experience the fun ...

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Summer is here! As we welcome the warm weather, sunny days and clear skies we still need to keep our body refresh with a freshen drink. It’s not always about BBQ, however good BBQ does require a mother watering drink. A drink so good, so refresh with a taste of fresh fruit, good ole’ fashion Iced tea!

Our iced tea recipe can be enjoyed with a snack from Deaf Man’s Trail Mix collection. A good snack to go with a good iced tea, which said you can’t snack while working the Q! Try our iced tea recipe and pick up a snack to go along with it!

Ingredients

  • 3 pints water

  • 3 teaspoons loose tea

  • handful of mint

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • juices of 3 lemons

  • juices of 3 oranges

Directions

  • Combine water, tea, mint and sugar; boil 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes.

  • strain.

  • Add lemon juice and orange juice, serve over ice

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Summer is here! As we welcome the warm weather, sunny days and clear skies we still need to keep our body refresh with a freshen drink. It’s not always about BBQ, however good BBQ does require a mother watering drink. A drink so good, so refresh with a taste of fresh fruit, good ole’ fashion Iced tea!

Our iced tea recipe can be enjoyed with a snack from Deaf Man’s Trail Mix collection. A good snack to go with a good iced tea, which said you can’t snack while working the Q! Try our iced tea recipe and pick up a snack to go along with it!

Ingredients

  • 3 pints water

  • 3 teaspoons loose tea

  • handful

    of mint

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • juices of 3 lemons

  • juices of 3 oranges

Directions

  1. Combine water, tea, mint and sugar; boil 1 minute.

  2. Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes.

  3. strain.

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  4. Add lemon juice and orange juice, serve over ice

In need of a new desert! Lets get our hands and mouth dirty with a good ole’ southern Coffee Tortoni. Coffee is good for you, comes with a lot of health benefits, so why not turn those benefits into something sweet!

In case you haven’t heard of coffee tortoni, it’s an old southern desert from the Civil War ear. Very similar to Tiramisu yet more flavorful and delight! To enjoy, all one need is a cup of coffee or tea to go along with your coffee tortoni. Its so good, you’ll wonder why its one of the southern best kept secret desert, well not any longer since I’m spilling the family recipe! Coffee anyone?

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut

  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  1. Toast coconut and chopped almonds.

  2. whip egg white with coffee, gradually add 2 teaspoons sugar.

  3. Whip cream; add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and almond extract.

  4. Fold cream into egg mixture; add coconut and almonds.

  5. Pour into fluted paper baking cups.

  6. Sprinkle with additional coconut if desired.

  7. Freeze 2 hours or more.

In need of a new desert! Lets get our hands and mouth dirty with a good ole’ southern Coffee Tortoni. Coffee is good for you, comes with a lot of health benefits, so why not turn those benefits into something sweet!

In case you haven’t heard of coffee tortoni, it’s an old southern desert from the Civil War ear. Very similar to Tiramisu yet more flavorful and delight! To enjoy, all one need is a cup of coffee or tea to go along with your coffee tortoni. Its so good, you’ll wonder why its one of the southern best kept secret desert, well not any longer since I’m spilling the family recipe! Coffee anyone?

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grated coconut

  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 heaping teaspoon instant coffee

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

  • Toast coconut and chopped almonds.

  • whip egg white with coffee, gradually add 2 teaspoons sugar.

  • Whip cream; add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, vanilla and almond extract.

  • Fold cream into egg mixture; add coconut and almonds.

  • Pour into fluted paper baking cups.

  • Sprinkle with additional coconut if desired.

  • Freeze 2 hours or more.

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After messing around, it hit me to come up with a recipe for coffee aficionado! There’re plenty of desserts made with coffee, even treats and snacks. Why not a meal! When cooking with coffee, any meat won’t do the job. Beef rules the universe when it comes to cooking with coffee.

Having doubts about cooking with coffee? All I can say is give it a try, and you’ll thank me later! In fact, welcome to the bayou because back then, we cooked with everything!

Ingredients

3-5 pounds roast beef (any cut)
garlic or onion slivers
1 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons salad oil
2 cups black coffee
2 cups water
salt and pepper