Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sweet 'n Hot Wings take 1st Place Again

Over the past weekend, I had the opportunity to participate in a Fireman's Cooking Contest.  No rules, best entry as chosen by the judges wins.  Sounded like fun.

I decided to make my Sweet 'n Hot Wings and being as it waas a Fireman's Contest, I decided to go a little hotter than usual.


1/4 Cup     Dad's Roadhouse Habanero Hot Sauce
1/4 Cup     Honey
1/4 tsp       Garlic Powder
2 lbs           Chicken wing pieces

Ligltly season the wings with black pepper and garlic powder.  I placed the wings over an indirect heat on the grill with a touch of hickory spread over the coals.  Set the vent to draw the smoke from the hickory into the wings.  Turn the wings after about 7-10 minutes and continue to cook.  Mix the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  As the wings are finished cooking take them off of the grill and place them directly into the bowl with the sauce.  Toss the wings to coat them completely.  Serve and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 Amigos Cornbread

Over the past weekend, we were out camping.  I had the opportunity to get out the Dutch Oven and make something good.  After taking a few minutes to clean and oil the pan for the season, I decided to make 5 Amigos Cornbread.

I started the charcoal so it would be ready when the bread was mixed.  Nest was making the batter.  I used a simple cornbread mix - just add water.  Choose your favorite brand.  Mine cost $.058 per package.  I doubled the recipe so we would have more to enjoy.  Next, I added 3/4 cup of 5 Amigos Salsa.   When the batter was mixed, I carefully poured it into the Dutch Oven and headed out to get the coals set up.

I placed about 9 of the charcoals on the ground to heat the bottom.  After placing the Dutch Oven on the coals, I placed about 15 coals on the top of the pot.  Then came the hard part.  Time to wait. 

It cooked for about 40 minutes before we declared it done.   Promptly removing the bread keeps it from continuing to bake.  Let it cool and slice into wedges.  Serve with butter.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Margarita Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

In honor of today's celebration, many Cinco de Mayo parties will be held.  One of the most popular drinks for such a party is a Margarita.  The recipe I use is a simple recipe with a twist.  Ingredients that are all readily available.  Typically I serve this recipe frozen, but it also works well over ice.


2 oz   Tequila
2 oz   Sour Mix
2 oz   Triple Sec
2 oz   7up or lemon lime soda

Mix all ingredients in a blender.  Rim the glass with salt and garnish with a lime slice.  Repeat as necessary.


What is your favorite Margarita recipe?