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Lazy Man’s Beef Jerky…

It has been a *very* busy Summer around the old Pondee, and am ashamed to admit how much I have taken advantage of Jeff’s, (our son-in-law), willingness to help with all of our “projects”.  From getting our old 30′ 5th Wheel Trailer both weather and road-worthy again, erecting a new steel out-building for my future […]

Lazy Man’s Bread Dough

The most difficult part of baking bread outdoors, particularly at a campsite, is the preparation time when you start from scratch. Back around 2009, I read an article on-line at the Mother Earth News web site entitled “Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-baked Bread” that I found intriguing. Some time later on, I noted the […]

Dave’s Beefy-Cheesy-Rotini

This is a super easy dish inspired by a very similar one that can be ordered for home-delivery from Pizza Hut. Of course I like to think mine is better. 8) Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. Salt 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. fresh ground pepper 1 tsp. cumin 1 tbsp. garlic powder 2 jars of Prego […]

Pulled Pork Tacos

Ah the magic of turning a beautiful Boston Butt into pulled pork. Pulled pork is a form of that “real BBQ” we always hear about, in Mexico it is known as “Carnitas”, but around the old Pondee we just call it “the good stuff”. Normally, the meat is smoked for 10-12 hours, wrapped in foil […]

Spiral-cut Ham on the grill

Ever had an idea that turned out so well and was so easy you felt like you were “stealing”? There is really no recipe for this – and really not much to it at all. Bottom line it was easy and FUN and the results were very satisfying indeed! At my request, the wife picked […]

Grilling – Slow grilled meatloaf recipe

Its Springtime and the birds are going crazy.  This is one of my absolute favorite times of the year for outdoor cooking – it just doesn’t get any better – so I am mulling over modifying/trying another recipe from this weekend.  First thing is to assure I have all of the ingredients assembled, so […]

Barbecued Corned Beef Brisket

Normally, I would prefer smoking a brisket to putting it on a grill, even for indirect heat cooking – but that is for fresh beef brisket, not corned beef. When I recently ran across an on-line video for using the grill it became one of those I GOTTA do this moments. 😉 First, full credit […]

***** Papa’s Basic Chili *****

Papa’s basic Chili that won’t kill little kids nor permanently alienate the neighbor’s wife.