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Texas Twinkies!!

I found a video in my recommended on YouTube last week. A cowboy cook was making Texas Twinkies and Armadillo Eggs. Both looked good, so I tried one this weekend. A Texas Twinkie is variation of a Jalapeno popper. But, it was good. In a bowl, take a brick of softened cream cheese and a […]

Chicken Wings and Keto

I love chicken wings – its both the perfect snack and the perfect meal. Its also infinitely customizable for your mood just by changing the flavors. With football season coming up, I thought it would be a good time to talk about them. So are wings OK on Keto? Well it depends on how you […]

louisiana hot sauce

I really like Tabasco sauce. If you’re ever in Southwest Louisiana, stop by Avery Island. You can take a self-guided tour and learn how they make Tabasco, buy Tabasco swag, eat in the Tabasco kitchen, and visit the nature preserve. It makes a fun half day adventure on your way to or from New Orleans. […]

cooking parmesan chicken with caryn

So, here we go!  I finally have perfected Parmesan Chicken!  Thanks to Chef Ramsey and watching Chopped!  Yup!  “’It’s Raw” stuck in my head.   So, the trick here is the browning in the pan, then finishing in the oven.  You will end up with gorgeous chicken parmesan!  And, of course, the trick to ensuring […]

Jalapeno chicken bacon poppers

We had some friends over for game night Saturday and I wanted to come up with a new snack. I had had some poppers at the Oasis last weekend and wanted to see if I could recreate them. They turned out really great – Jalapeno slices and cream cheese wrapped in chicken wrapped in Bacon. […]

Jerky!

Jerky is a great food whether you are doing a Keto diet or not. Its portable protein with big flavor. On the go and need a snack? Protein is always better for you than sugar or carbs. You can buy jerky everywhere these days. Just visit a Bass Pro shop and you will find dozens […]

Mystical, Medieval Estonia

Estonia is a beautiful country to visit to see medieval heritage, castles, and cities.  And, one of the most charming towns in Estonia is it’s capital Tallinn – with its lively cafes, galleries, and abundance of history.  During my visit to Tallinn, I visited suburban city surrounding areas and the upper City.  We first enjoyed […]

Mango Habenero Smoked Chicken

A friend of mine made me a really nice brisket sized chopping board. I’ve been paying him back in BBQ. So Sunday, I pulled out the smoker and cooked up 2 butts (one for the board payment) and 3 whole chickens. When I smoke chicken, I like to spatchcock the birds. It helps them cook […]

Chopped Beef & Keto Biscuit

I took part of my brisket and made chopped beef with it. What I needed to eat the chopped beef was something to mop up all the great sauce. I used to use bread or tortillas, but they’re not keto. My new go to is a Keto Biscuit. I found a great keto biscuit recipe. […]

Brisket: Part 2

Yesterday, I smoked a brisket and it was a good one. I bought a 12 pound brisket from Texas Sausage Company and it was a great one. There are lots of ways to smoke a brisket. So, if you’re doing something else that works for you, keep doing it. Trimming a brisket is critical to getting a […]

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