The Lull Of Summer Time is Here At Last

I can hardly believe that the lazy days of summer have finally arrived and spring has sprung itself silly until there’s nothing left in it’s arsenal. Birthdays have come and gone, graduations, weddings, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…they’ve all come and gone. Now it’s time to kick back where it’s cool and take long naps on weekend afternoons with the curtains pulled tight and…

Happy Father’s Day!

How are you going to celebrate the men in your life today? I’m guessing that my house isn’t that different from most others and that the celebration will definitely revolve around a delicious meal. I’m going to make some ribs using sun dried tomatoes, Roasted Potato Salad, Corn Casserole and a fresh Tomato Salad. Dessert? He hasn’t given me a solid answer as yet but…

One Lovely Blog Award

I love food blogging and I love getting these little awards from my fellow bloggers because it’s always nice to know that other writers enjoy reading your stuff. Thank you Christine from Texana’s Kitchen! Anyone who reads my blog already knows that I’m a huge fan of her blog as well. There are a few rules to receiving this Lovely Blog Award and they are as follows: Create a link…

Oven Smoked Brisket

This smoked brisket recipe is a great way to get that long, smokey, “I slaved over this in my back yard all day” flavor without stepping foot outside. I played with this recipe over a period of several years until I finally got my brisket absolutely perfect and it really is delicious. It’s not at all complicated but you need some time to do it right. Start with the rub and let it sit in the fridge overnight or for…

BBQ Beer Brisket

This BBQ Beer Brisket is another tried and true gem from my mother’s Wichita Sunflower Sampler. I’ve modified it just a bit to make it “Texas style” and I think it’s even better. I try to always use a good bottle of beer when cooking a whole brisket, preferably a fairly strong beer like Corona. This just happens to be what we usually have stocked in our garage refrigerator…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Here is one of my all time favorites! Nothing says summer to me like strawberry rhubarb pie. I grew up on rhubarb because I spent my grade school years in Minnesota and the stuff grows like a weed up there. When we moved back to Kansas it was still readily available in the grocery stores and farmers markets. My mom no longer grew it in our garden like she did in Minnesota but it was…