Category Archives: Recipes

Hot Diggity Dog! Kel’s Homemade Chili for Franks, Burgers and More

  Summer cookouts are on the near horizon, and oftentimes I like to keep it simple by just grilling hotdogs and burgers, and then adding one homemade touch to elevate those meats to a higher level. I’m talking homemade chili, of course. Honestly, I’m not a … Continue reading

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Kel’s Awesome Olive Salad for Muffulettas and More

Central Grocery, New Orleans, home of the original muffuletta. A must stop on any visit to this fun and lively Southern city. Yes, you will have to stand in line, which often snakes out the door and past several other stores, to … Continue reading

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Kel’s Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cabbage Steaks, as a Side and a Meal

Cabbage lovers, rejoice! You will love, love, love this delicious recipe and it will yield two meals with some simple planning. Cabbage haters, rejoice! With the addition of cheese and bacon, here’s a dish that just may turn your hate … Continue reading

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Crispy Canadian Bacon and Two-Cheese Hash Brown Waffles

Here’s a great recipe I threw together shortly after I bought my Belgian waffle maker. It combines some of my favorite breakfast foods (Canadian bacon, eggs, cheese and hash brown potatoes) that can be served any time of the day. … Continue reading

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Spiced Pecan Green Beans. You’re Welcome.

Growing up, Mom often bought fresh green beans instead of the canned variety. She’d have one of us kids break off the ends and snap them in half as needed, which was a chore I never, ever minded. To this day, … Continue reading

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Kel’s Crispy Shrimp Egg Rolls

  For some reason I’ve been craving Chinese food lately and have been experimenting with (and perfecting) various recipes, such as my delicious shrimp stir fry and easy pork pot stickers. The next Chinese dish on my list to make … Continue reading

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Ronda’s Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes:  Some For Now, Some For Later

  The first time I had these heavenly potatoes was at my dear friend (and excellent cook) Ronda’s home, back in the late 1980s. Ronda and I both worked Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at The Pub (may … Continue reading

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