Archive for June, 2010

Basic (sweet) Cornbread

My old Buddy, (Clif), passed on one of his earlier cornbread recipes – first shared with Heidi and I about 4 or 5 years ago – after hearing how much she loves having cornbread for dessert with butter and jelly or honey spread on it. This is exactly as it was passed, (including his comments). […]

Old Fashioned Biscuits…

While making a cornbread batter today, found this recipe on the back of a can of Clabber Girl Double Acting Baking Powder, so you KNOW it just has to be good! Old Fashioned Biscuits Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 1/2 tsp Clabber Girl Baking Powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening 3/4 cup milk […]

Jalapeno & Cheese Cornbread on the grill

Yesterday I posted a copy of my Buddy’s recipe on the blog and have found my mouth watering for some good cornbread ever since!  Naturally, I’ll be doing it out-of-doors on the Propane grill, using my square Lodge Logic skillet. I’ll also be “tweaking” his recipe just a bit. 😎 Jalapeno & Cheese Cornbread on […]

Speaking of Cornbread…

My Buddy found a great recipe for Jalapeno-Cheese Cornbread and shared it with us a few years back. The proportions described in the recipe are perfection in my opinion… Chili with cornbread, Navy beans with onion and cornbread, Hoppin John with cornbread – you name it and cornbread is the perfect match! (Heidi loves it […]

Beefy two-bean tamale pie on the grill

I am still looking at further ways to exploit that Lodge “Combo Cooker” on our propane grill.  I like to buy “ready made” pre-cooked Tamales, made with Masa flour, wrapped in corn husks – then just steam and eat them with a good sauce but there is something about the name “Tamale Pie” that just […]

Beef Ranchero Taco Skillet on the grill

I have been scouring through our recipes for those I could adapt for use with the new Lodge “Combo Cooker” on the propane grill. Today the wife mentioned her “Taco Skillet” recipe she got from Campbell’s Kitchen then modified to OUR tastes a few years ago. Our Son-in-law just absolutely *LOVES* this dish! Super simple, […]

Classic Macaroni Salad

In an earlier post, I mentioned my Buddy’s GREAT Macaroni Salad – he originally found the recipe on and admittedly does not follow it precisely, (real cooks never do), but here is a slightly modified version of their original recipe.  He uses a food processor for the veggies – makes sense, but he isn’t […]

Gee I LOVE this time of year!

Last weekend, (Father’s Day), I fired up the grill and cooked off 8 lbs. of ribs and 3 lbs. of Hillshire Farms beef sausage.  My old Buddy brought over a huge bowl of his great macaroni salad, plus the wife prepared her wonderful potato salad.  We had corn-on-the-cob, “Texas style” grilling beans, and the Mother-in-law […]

Seasoning the Lodge Combo Cooker

The pre-seasoned Combo Cooker probably “could” be used out of the box, but I was raised by my grandparents and to do so would simply go against the grain, not to mention those “this is how its done” mental tapes recorded so many long years ago and which still pop-up for instant replay today. 8) […]

OK, I’m addicted to cast iron

If I keep this up, I’m going to be accused of having some kind of new fetish for cast iron ware – in particular for Lodge Manufacturing iron ware – and most of all to their “Lodge Logic pre-seasoned” line of goods.  HOOYAH! For quite some time I’ve been looking at their “Combo Cooker” and […]