Sunday, December 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Perhaps it was laziness or procrastination, but regardless of the reasons why I have yet to post videos on the HelluvaCook blog, I'm finally getting around to posting a few! Click here to see more!
Hey!! I don't know about you, but I'm tired of people eating white meat chicken chili as though dark meat was non-existent! Honestly, white meat chicken doesn't have the right texture, flavor-retention, or the ability to retain its moisture! Seriously, take my word for it! Click here if ya don't believe me!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
OMG!! There just isn't enough time in the day to get shit done and STILL have time to post stuff on this blog!!! To those of you who are loyal followers of my blog, thank you very much for continuing to come back for more! For those of you who have checked in, but haven't seen much posted, PLEASE keep coming back! I promise to dedicate more time to updating this blog in the very near future! Click here to find out more about what I have been up to!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Google & Amazon have just promoted the HelluvaCook blog to "affiliate" status! What this means is that I can link directly to products relevant to the posts and, if my visitors go through with purchasing an item, I get a kickback! How cool is that?!?
Click here to see a little more about how it works!
WoooooHoooooooooo!!!! Last night, on Halloween of 2012, the HelluvaCook blog got its 5,000th hit!!!! It only took a year to get to this milestone! Not a bad start!! I hope to pass the 10k mark in under 6 months from now! You can help by getting the word out to your friends & family and also by checking back for updates regularly!
More (& better quality!) t-shirts are on the way, so check back for promotions to win one for yourself! There will also be more parties and cooking events coming up for those of you who are local!
Feel free to suggest new content & recipes that you would like to see posted here on HelluvaCook.com! If you specialize in making a particular dish, I welcome you to contribute your own pictures or video on how you do it! Post a comment or shoot me a message if you are interested!
Thanks for checking out my blog! I didn't think that I would hit the 5k mark in only a year!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Once again, as happens each year at this time, the leaves begin to change as the cold weather makes an attempt to sneak up on us in a manner similar to the way in which Oprah sneaks up to a box of doughnuts! Despite the change in weather, Hoo Haa had his annual End-of-Summer Bash at which we gorged ourselves on mountains of smoked pork while washing it down with plenty of suds! Click here to check out more pics of the fun!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The meaning of yesterday's post entitled "Vorbereitungen!!" may not have been as crystal clear as I had intended it to be, so let this serve as somewhat of an explanation while at the same time allowing me to show off a few pics of how easily boneless smoked riblets can be prepared for a voyage from whence they shall not return!!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Given that everyone has their own preferences and predilections, my prerogative is to adjust store-bought seasoning blends to suit my own taste! I highly suggest you do the same because these blends are typically formulated to please the lowest common denominator in our society, which means that those of us who prefer more bold, lively flavors have to take drastic and daring measures so that we can continue to live our lives on the edge!! Click here to read on, fellow rabble-rouser!
Ahh, Michigan, what with it's lovely grey skies and blustery late September evenings. It's time again to get the bonfire blazing and the oven baking in anticipation of yet another awesome season of Red Wings hockey (hopefully!). You've just got to love it, right?!? Right! So, why not throw together a batch of Le Petite Pain au Lait (aka Brotchen, mini milk muffins) to share with a few friends?! Click here to check 'em out!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Though there are actually well over 3 dozen types of kielbasa available at your local Polish market, most people are aware of two types: "Smoked" and "Fresh". Typically, people buy it whichever way they prefer it, but some of us get a ton of each, as we do in my family!
Strolling through Meijer the other day, I came across a package of "fresh" kielbasa (made in-house!) that was marked down for quick sale, so I figured that I would try my hand (again) at transmogrifying it into "smoked" kielbasa! Without hesitation, I grabbed the package and threw it in the cart wishing only that they had more available! Unfortunately, I got the last remaining package, so I've been keeping an eye out for more in-house kielbasa ever since then!
Upon my arrival at home, I fired up the smoker unit and whacked up the kielbasa into more easily maneuverable chunks. Upon commencement of billowing smoke pouring out the sides of the unit, I tossed the sausage in the rig and set it to "auto-pilot" (meaning I put more apple wood in there, closed it, then went to go squeeze another squirt from the fridge-pig).
With only the occasional addition of apple wood or charcoal, this could possibly have been the easiest smoke session I've had in memorable history. Only 3 or so hours passed while the kielbasa was feelin' the love in the smoky little box in which it was contained.
Immediately upon removal of the sausage from it's caliginous tomb, I commenced with hacking it into bite-sized chunks before devouring piece after piece atop Wheat Thins wishing only that I had been able to make more at once because I knew it wasn't going to last long! Indeed, correct I was in making this assumption because my freshly-smoked fresh kielbasa was such a hit among my co-workers that none of it made it through the next day at work! This is certainly something I aspire to make again soon!
This Kicked-Up Dirty Rice is a great example of Bachelor Chow (not to mention damn tasty!). I love this stuff, esp with some Fiery Diablo Seasoning on it!
My Uncle-Brother Schertzer's dog Bentley is a great sparing partner for hot days when we've both got a bit of scrappin' in us! This was the second time we've spared & we both had a blast! He plays rough, but somehow knows not to get toooo rough about it! By the time we're through, I'm covered in schlobber and we're both laying in the grass panting!! Check out the pics of this epic battle!