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Sweet and hot pork chops or chickenĀ 

We have always loved this time of year with the fresh fruit and garden goodies. I have been fortunate to have lived in places where fruit on trees thrive plus when I was young been taught how to can or preserve the extras for later. That being said……we have plums…..a trillion plums….so I make plum jam or preserves.  A few years back…..Deciding there most be more to jam than toast……I tried an experiment using the plum jam and hot chili oil as a glaze for chicken and pork chops. And it is the bomb! If you do not have access to fresh jam store bought will do. 1/2 jar plum jam or preserves 1/4 cup hot chili oil Mix the two together in a small bowl. Coat chops or chicken with sauce and grill at a medium heat until your desired doneness is reached.  Sometimes I cook the meat a little bit first without the glaze then add it after the first flip. This helps with less burned edges.  Sometimes I marinade the meat for …

Dutch oven pork roast

       First you need and Dutch oven, one with legs is preferred, charcoal and an open safe  area to cook. Recipe Pork roast with lots of fat, butt is best we used a 3-4 pounder Mushrooms, whole -one package  Potatoes halved, we used 4 gold ones Small onions skinned and left whole about 4-6 depending on how you like onions Three heads of garlic -tops cut off but left whole. Drizzle olive oil in the cavity and leave upright.  Some yummy French baguette type bread  Olive oil Fig flavored balsamic vinegar Salt, pepper, teaspoon of ancho chili pepper,  sprig of Rosemary, onion powder, garlic salt,  1/4 teaspoon oregano, and if you have other favorite herbs throw a few in. The flower thing is a leek flower top from the garden.  Prepare the charcole by starting it in a safe place. You’ll need about 18 briquettes to start. Coat the bottom of the Dutch oven with some olive oil, even up on the sides. Just a light layer will do. Cover the roast with seasoning and place …

Dyroff Dogs

Hello again, Hot dogs….yum yum we came up with these years ago and a friend named them Dyroff dogs….it has stuck ever since….hope you enjoy. Hot dogs (we like Nathans or Hebrew national but any kind will do) 1 can chile NO BEANS shredded cheese (Colby works well) 1 tomatoe chopped 5 green oinions finely chopped flour tortillas tabasco Heat chile in a pot, you can either boil the dogs or BBQ but we boil ours for this. About ten minutes at a low boil, almost a steam. Grade your cheese, chop everything else. When dogs are ready heat tortillas up. Place dog in the center or tortillas add a small amount of chile, about 3 spoonfuls…..too much it will not close well. Add cheese, and anything else you want. Place a few shots of tabasco on it and roll it up and eat. This is a great way to eat, easy to fix and a little something different. A always we hope you like it.

Dutch oven Cornish game hens

    This is a fun thing to do while camping or on the back porch at home. You’ll need a Dutch oven, charcole and a safe place to cook.   How many people don’t eat bacon while camping? Just what I thought…..unless you are vegetarian everyone has bacon, so save the grease for this dish. If you do not have it an olive oil or vegetable oil will work.  Recipe Cornish game hens thawed and washed and dried, browned in 2 tablespoons of bacon grease  Carrots, parsnips, potatoes, celery, onion cleaned and cut into hunks  1 can chicken broth 2 garlic cloves Salt/pepper/dash of oregano Charcole bricketts started in safe place, tongs to move them with, hot pad(s) After several tries we found you need to brown the birds a bit before placing in the Dutch oven otherwise the skin is mush. So, using the bacon grease, or other oil, heat either the Dutch oven over coals or brown in another pan on a stove. Turning quickly so the bird does not cook a whole …