• Cooking with a Veteran at the VFW National Home

    Cooking with a Veteran at the VFW National Home

    Cooking class and meals for the National Home On May 6th for the @vfwfan Veterans of Foreign Wars program #vfwdayofservice veteran chef and founder of @cookingwithaveteran traveled to the @vfwnationalhome to cook for and teach cooking tips to families at the National Home. Joined by Dept CMDR Jim Irving, members of MI MOC, sponsor Humana,…

  • Pork Adobo Grunt Style

    Pork Adobo Grunt Style

    A make a little change using red sauce instead of vinegar Brine the meat with salt, crushed pepper, paprika, and soy sauce. I start by sautéing onions and garlic, ginger with paprika, adobo, salt and pepper. Add meat and brown until almost cooked. Add soy sauce and Worcestershire and tomato paste. Add one can of…

  • Support Local

    Support Local

    I am a big fan of shop and support local Those in Middle TN can now get my cooking both From Bland to BAM and From Bland to BAM: Breakfast in Shelbyville at The Coffee Break and in Murfreesboro at Prohibition Home Brewing

  • Kimchi Pork Stew

    Kimchi Pork Stew

    With a Southern Grunt Twist As with most meals I start with braising the meat. For this I am using 1/2 Pork Belly and 1/2 Boston Butt. Ingredients 3 lbs Pork (mix pork belly and butt) 4 Japanese eggplants 6 cloves garlic Large piece of ginger sliced (leave skin on) Seasoning to taste: paprika, crushed…

  • Goat Stew

    Goat Stew

    Irish Grunt Style I love a good goat stew. Have had it a couple of different ways from Irish style, curry style, with brown sauce, and as a chili style. Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs. goat meat 2 cups beef broth 2 large cans tomato sauce 1 diced white onion 1/2 diced green pepper 1/2 diced…

  • Chicken Soup

    Chicken Soup

    Homemade Irish Grunt Style I am cooking this in my new Smithey Dutch Oven pot 7.25 Quart Ingredients Whole chicken 5 whole carrots 5 sticks celery 2 leeks 3 golden radishes 1 large onion 1 bushels Italian parsley 8 cups chicken broth 6 cups water 5 cloves garlic Salt, pepper, paprika, crushed red pepper, white…

  • Honey Glazed Collar Pork Steak

    Honey Glazed Collar Pork Steak

    Using Mikes Hot Honey This is an easy and great tasting recipe. Ingredients Collar Pork Steak Mikes Hot Honey Salt, pepper, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes to taste Garlic cloves 2 tbsps. Olive oil Brine you collar steak with salt, pepper and paprika. Stick in fridge for an hour, or overnight if you can. On…

  • Dirty South BBQ Review

    Dirty South BBQ Review

    SeXXXy Mama’s Rub So if you watch my show you know that I usually make my own rub. It is not that other rubs are not good, but I like to control the amount of heat and salt I put into food. Being that I shop at the @tnmeatco I often see Dirty South BBQ…

  • TN Chess Pie Program

    TN Chess Pie Program

    A program to support the VFW National Home The Department of Tennessee VFW and the Grand of Tennessee Military Order of the Cootie is joining together to form the TN Chess Pie Program. The program is set to help the VFW National Home through cooking lessons and providing meals for the Home. What does it…

  • Smithey Cast Iron a Review

    Smithey Cast Iron a Review

    45 days of my Smithey No 12 Combo 45 days, 75 meals, 1 pan. A review of my Smithey Ironware Company No 12 combo. Thanks to my friends at the TN Meat Co helping me with Cooking with a Veteran There is always that first couple meals you are trying to figure things out. While…