Four Gift Ideas For Your Grill Master!

Do you have a Grill Master in the Family? It’s that time of year again! The National Barbecue News and I teamed up to find some pretty cool gift Items for the outdoor cook in the family.  I reached out to the world of culinary coolness in search of neat ideas for last minute gifts….

Three New Healthy Dishes

Are you ready for PANCAKES! I was talking to my buddy Kim Miller who is a model, fitness expert, actor, photographer, beauty contestant and more. Well, let me rephrase the start of this… I was not talking to Kim… I was begging Kim for her pancake recipe! I’m a pancake freak and thankfully Kim knows that. (More…

Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt

Check out the new Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt book trailer. Big Mo has lost his tennis balls.Can you help him find them? Kids can help Moses “Big Mo” find his lost tennis balls and learn to count at the same time. Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt is a  combination of live action shots of…

Monthly cookbook winner

Thedeckchef.com cookbook winner!  Congrats to De’An Ray is this month’s cookbook winner. She will be getting a signed copy of the Texas Hometown Cookbook in the mail just in time for summer cooking. Ray, a lover of horses and trail riding, professes a love of Chuck Wagon Cooking! “I really can cook, but I have…

Fresh Taste Tomato Salsa

I love tomatoes, but I hate squirrels. Please allow me to veer slightly off course for this piece… as, if that’s never happened before with my writing. I have a complaint. I hate squirrels. The squirrels in our back yard have stolen every freaking tomato off of our vines. Every single tomato is gone, not…

Beer Bread Plain or with Barbecue

My wife Ally loves baking. She makes some wicked cookies and cakes and has been known to whip out impromptu snacks on a whim using cake batter, cereal, and chocolate as well as other assorted treats found in the pantry. But when it comes to beer bread, she leaves that up to me. The great…

Try Some Grilled Pizza

Ally and I love just about anything cooked on the grill, and this goes for pizza as well. Yep, pizza cooked on the grill. Don’t worry. You won’t have to learn to toss dough over your head like those cool guys in high end pizza eateries. But I do think that would be fun to…

Father’s Day Home Run Grilling

Happy Father’s Day weekend! I am blessed to be able to spend my father’s day weekend with my Pop. He is a great man. My two brothers, Ty and Scot, will also be there as we gather together for a mini family reunion. So between the four of us men folk and my wife Ally…

Baked Bread and Coffee in World War Two

 Here is a revelation that I had when I was working on my new book The Meals of War – Feeding the Great to the Grunts in World War Two. Bakers were a major factor in winning World War Two for Allied forces.  Sure, some people can argue with me. And I understand the efforts put…

Kent’s Fried Sliced Jalapeno Peppers

I have to admit, I have never done this recipe at a tailgate party… yet. But It will be done during a fall race or a football game! Why not try your Grandmother’s fried okra recipe on something different? How about something different and HOT! This version calls for tossing the okra and replacing it…