Category: 101 Recipes for Good Boys

Homemade “Artisan” Bread – Updated

Homemade “Artisan” Bread – Updated

I have decided to update this recipe simply because my “adult” children keep telling me that it isn’t clear. What do they know anyway…. It did get my attention though so I spent some time thinking about why and landed on the thought that my […]

Tuesday Night Hamburger Steak

Tuesday Night Hamburger Steak

As you probably know by now, we own a farm.  Not a big one with fields of wheat and barley but a smallish farm where we have a BIG garden and raise beef, pork, and chicken – ourselves. There are so many things you can […]

The Daiquiri

The Daiquiri

I guess I always thought the daiquiri should conjure up white sandy beaches, umbrellas, clear blue water and all the beachy stuff but lets’ be honest…this 3 ingredient cocktail doesn’t need ANY excuse to enjoy so here you go: Daiquiri2.5 oz rum.75 oz lime juice.5 […]

Simple Syrup

Simple Syrup

I am not sure why I haven’t posted something on this yet. This is one of the great DIYers of the home bar scene. It is shocking that there are simple syrups on the market in bottles sold at a premium price (I wish I […]

Smoked Ice Cubes

Smoked Ice Cubes

There is no wrong time to smoke water. I mean, I usually do it around Thanksgiving because I have always felt that smoked cocktails are a fun “pre-funk” to the Turkey day celebration but the truth is, smoked water, then ice, is perfect for ANY […]

Smoked Chicken

Smoked Chicken

We are now in year 4 of raising our own chickens. We started with layers only as the wife grabbed any ‘dent and ding’ bird that was around and with COVID, there were all kinds of folks getting into the chicken game and then just […]

Mojito Rising

Mojito Rising

Do you like The Doors? I do, and their song LA Woman is one of my faves. My son Austin got me back into this great band and I figure Jim Morrison drank mojitos, although don’t quote me. Although not considered a “masculine” drink, mojitos […]

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

I talk about my Irish heritage all the time but let us be clear…my mother’s maiden name is MacPherson, therefore putting me squarely with the Scots as well.  MacPherson was originally Mc but was changed because another guy in town had same name and apparently […]

Macaroni and Beef

Macaroni and Beef

One of our favorite “Midwest” pasta dishes is this super simple macaroni and beef recipe. I suppose sometime I will write up something fun about casseroles, bakes, and other pot luck style dishes made famous in the heartland of our great country but for now […]

Happy Hour – Woo Woo

Happy Hour – Woo Woo

Ridiculous name…I know. Don’t get me started. When I was the 30-something, over-weight server and rookie bartender at O’Doherty’s several years ago, when it came to alcohol, we were known primarily for our good selection of traditional Irish and Pacific NW micro brew.  But occasionally […]