Monday, April 28, 2008

Dangerous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Willy loves chocolate chip cookies and ran into this recipe at Day Recipe.

Thanks to them here is a great chocolate Chip recipe


1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 3/4 cups flour
2 eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Cream together sugars and butter.
Add eggs, vanilla and mix well.
Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture except the chips and mix until well combined.
Add chocolate chips and mix just until incorporated.
Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes (ovens vary). Cookies should be browned around the edges but not set in the center. Let cool and when hardened remove from pan.
If you desire a thinner cookie use less flour, if you prefer a denser cookie simply increase the flour by 1/4 cup.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hot Dogs and More - Keep em hot tricks!

Willy is cooking hot dogs again next week for about 60 people and a Judging contest. This is not as bad as the 300 I cooked this week.

A secret that Willy has learned is that you can cook the dogs early and put in a foil lined cooler. This can be done up to finishing two hours early. When you bring the dogs out of the cooler to feed the hungry crowd, they are as hot as they were when they went in.

This can be done on steaks also. The trick to steaks is to cook them a shade less done than you want them to end up. If you want a just done steak, it is best to cook it to medium well and then throw it in the cooler. The steak will continue to cook and tenderize and will be just right about two hours later.

Works great!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cajun Squirrel Stew

Willy done decided that this great Cajun Squirrel Stew Recipe bears repeating. Willy thinks this is great stew.

The Stew might be a little spicy for some of you non-redneck squirrel hunters, but if it is you can just wait around and Willy will tell you how to cook Squirrel Brains - a Delicacy in the Hills of Arkansas

Cajun Squirrel Stew


Squirrels - cut into serving pieces, amount depends on how many you can eat

olive oil

1 large onion

1 large green bell pepper

2 cloves garlic~

Cajun spice (Tony Chachere's recommended)

2 tbsp Tabasco sauce

4 tbsp ketchup

1 tbsp Gumbo File seasoning

cooked rice


In a deep pot or dutch oven, heat some olive oil.

Season the squirrel on all sides with the Cajun seasoning.

Add to the hot oil and turn to brown on all sides. Continue to cook until done.

Place the onion, bell pepper and garlic in a blender. Cover with water and chop. Add to the pot when squirrel is done.

Sprinkle the added vegetables with Cajun seasoning.

Add the Tabasco sauce, ketchup and the Gumbo File.

Stir to mix well.

Serve over the cooked rice.


10-4 Willy

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Campfire Stew or Hillbilly Stew

Its starting to be camping out season. When you camp out you want things that taste good over a campfire stove and things in a dutch oven or a big black skillet are always good. Willy finds this stew to be real good. Try it out!

Hillbilly Stew
Makes 6

1 pound(s) ground venison or beef
1 large onion (chopped)
1 large can Campbell's Pork and Beans
1 small can Campbell's Pork and Beans
1 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp butter
In a cast iron skillet, melt butter, add onions, cook until they start to turn clear. Brown meat, open cans of beans and drain the small can only. Add to browned mixture and simmer for about 20 minutes until beans are hot. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Monday, April 21, 2008 - Great Sharing Site

I have found a new site for sharing links. It is Sharing on it gives you the opportunity, for no money, to easily get links on other sites. I am not sure how it might maintain, but I signed up yesterday and my hits on this site have tripled over what they usually are.

It appears something that can be easily maintained. This will build readership and hits and ultimately the value of my site to advertisers.

Thanks to Ben Sparks photography for a link on his site that got me here.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

IRS STEW - Government is eating us up!

Yes, this blog is mostly about cooking but with Tax day just behind us it is time for a little IRS STEW:

  • excessive government spending
  • foreign aid every time another country sneezes
  • ever increasing tax burden on the average Joe
  • tax incentive payments
  • war
  • pork barrell budgets
You take all of this along with the fact that I just paid my taxes.
You stir it around for a year. When done you spill out your hard earned wages to pay your taxes and then you start a new pot on the stove.
Be sure and get a bigger pot because the ingredient amounts will increase next year.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Beef Steaks with Mustard - Bourbon Sauce

Makes 4 servings.

2 beef shoulder top blade steaks (flat iron) (about 8 ounces each)

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup country Dijon-style mustard

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives or green onions


1. Press pepper evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 13 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning twice. Remove steaks; keep warm.
2. Combine cream, mustard and bourbon in small bowl. Add to skillet; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until browned bits attached to bottom of skillet are dissolved. Season with salt, as desired.
3. Carve steaks into slices; season with salt, as desired. Spoon sauce over steaks; sprinkle with chives.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

The Gratitude Campaign

Someone Cooked up this idea and the only bad thing is that Willy didn't think of it. I am putting this on all of my blogs. It probably has been out there a while but I think it is great for us to simply say thank you!

Try it and see if it isn't easier than you think!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Cooking it Up - Tests new site.

This is a test to see if Willy can get this thing to work on another site. I have tried several things and it does not work well.

However I am about to get it figured out.

Cooking it up with Willy!