Monthly Archives: May 2010

Grilling a Beef Roast Drives the Dogs Crazy! (Who Knew?)

One of the greatest quotes about beef comes from the Gangster Rapper, Ice Cube (Don Mega). He said in one of his songs, “These 32 teeth will give your ass grief – – Bite you like a Fat Burger if you got beef.”

Lets face it, the guy can rap.

I’ve actually never eaten anything from Fat Burger but if its good let me know.


I can’t rap about beef but I sure can cook it. And cook it we did…

Action Shot

We decided to grill a beef roast on the weber grill the other night and it turned out to be the best beef roast I’ve ever eaten. It was extremely tender and juicy…just how you want it. The days of cooking it in the crock-pot are over.

So as you will see in the video, we used a top round roast. We covered it in extra virgin olive oil  ( we really like Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Costco…the Tuscano), seasoned it up, and seared it on all sides before moving it off of the coals.

Kirkland Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Costco

Once we moved it to the other side of the grill we left it alone for about an hour and twenty minutes.

It’s pretty funny that as soon as we started cooking it, the neighborhood dogs started going crazy… it smelled really, really good.

Alright, sit back and relax while you see how to grill a beef roast.


Pop Quiz. Prize.

Hi there…

Okay, let’s do a little  quiz, what d’ya think?

It’s Friday afternoon, after all… and I just got my ass handed to me by some guy on (his first win, ever, in 100 games of trying) (and I don’t expect to ever hear the last of it anytime soon… there is a little section on the site that says “biggest upset” on his profile and it shows my picture).

(Could be worse… I know, but anyway…)

To keep my mind off the misery of such a terrible loss (I accidentally trapped my own queen and that’s why I lost),

I’ve got maybe 10 minutes before Barry logs on and I have to face more taunting and humiliation.

Thus, a quick blog post. (he just logged on…here it comes)

I’m giving a prize away, duh.

Let’s see… how about a video of me cooking something on the grill that you don’t know how to cook…as long as I can find the ingredients (ill take all the risk of  it turning into a complete failure).

I’ve got a nice new bag of charcoal burning a hole on the shelf (just kidding of course) next to my grill. It’s got your name on it, Mr/Ms Winner. I’ll dump a bunch of lighter fluid on it, and have a match on it ASAP.

Sound good?

ok. Here’s the quiz:

What is your first – and only logical, reasonable, righteous and suggested step to take when presented with a shaker full of red hot pepper flakes that falls into your pot of chili because the lid was not tightened?

No multiple choice…sorry.

It is, in fact, a three word answer. (Oh, I’m giving it away, aren’t I…)

This is, essentially, the most difficult concept to grasp in cooking (mistakes)

What do you do?

There IS a single, fabulous answer.

Do you know what it is?

Be the first to nail it in the comments section, and you win.

Okay… go.

Answer (and winner) announced in my next video.

Good luck.


Tasty Treat for Breakfast

I received this email and photo from Donna @ The Invitation and I think it looks pretty darn good!

For those that think flavored yogurts are too sweet, but still want to get that healthy pro-biotic yogurt in their diets…

Plain Yogurt, Banana & a bit of “Ann’s House Soy Energy Blend”
(with toasted soybeans, almonds, pumpkin kernels & dried natural cranberries)

Thanks for the contribution Donna!

Hot Damn! (Grilled Chicken) and an Uninvited Guest.

There are a ton of different Grilled Chicken Recipes out there… you could make:
Grilled Chicken Salad
Grilled Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Grilled Chicken Tacos
Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Caribbean Grilled Chicken Wings…

I think you get the point – – we could go on forever about the different types of Grilled Chicken but there is one common thread and that is the grill.
In this video you will see the easiest way to make Grilled Chicken. Then its up to you to figure out how you want to season it, and what to serve it with.

A word of caution: Do not leave the grill unattended for too long. You may get an uninvited guest at your back door… like a creepy monkey!!!

Fresh Herbs

Donna stopped by the local grocery store and picked up some herbs that we can grow this summer. We do it every year and not only does it make your food taste really good, it makes the back patio smell really good.
Its always nice to catch a breeze blowing through the house that smells like Lemon Basil!!! Yum Yum!

Anyways, we picked up Sweet Basil, Dill, Lemon Basil,Tarragon, Rosemary, Greek Oregano, Burgundy Oregano, and Lemon Balm…

As you can see, our cat, Percy, loved the box.

The Finest Shrimp Sauce Ever?

As a follow up to my last post, I thought I would shed some light on Al’s Gourmet Shrimp Sauce.

As you witnessed in the video, we highly recommend Al’s Gourmet Shrimp Sauce for your grilled shrimp and I said to look them up online.

Instead of making you work for it, I’ll post a link to their facebook page. It was really the only link I could find… hopefully they have a way to order online.

Probably The Finest Shrimp Ever (screw you Emeril)

…just kidding Emeril.

This Shrimp was easily the best Shrimp Ive ever eaten. The video describes in detail how to grill your shrimp without overcooking it.

***There is nothing worse than rubbery shrimp***

Enjoy the video and give it a try. You wont be disappointed!!!