Tomatoes: Grocery Store Verses Growing Your Own

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Springtime!  Time to plant those tomatoes… AND STOP BUYING GROCERY STORE TOMATOES. I am absolutely sick of grocery store tomatoes!  The skins are so tough and waxy!  To me, they really have no flavor at all. Did you know….                growers are paid by the pound to propagate and deliver…


Homemade Tomato Sauce Without Sweating Over a Hot Stove

With my bounty of my home-grown tomatoes and Doug’s love for red pasta sauces; I have been searching for a tomato sauce, NOT requiring me to sweat over a hot stove all day long.   So, imagine my elation when I discovered a recipe that I can use my home-grown tomatoes…


Easy Crock Pot Roast

This is the easiest dinner recipe you will possibly make.  My version of “Mississippi Pot Roast” requires a rub to impart flavor into the meat. The slow cooking method will create a delicious, tender roast your family will love. Rub for the roast: mix the following:  1 tablespoon Kosher salt…


Using BBQ Competition Leftovers

This post is a recipe for all our BBQ competition competitors and their associates.  When we finish a BBQ competition (Smokin J’s BBQ), we usually have some leftover shredded/chopped/sliced Boston Butt.  I found a recipe to use this leftover pork and I changed it up a bit to suite my…