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Barbeyaki Baking Contest

Last Day To Submit Your Bake -Off  Recipe!!!!

Hurry up and get those entries sent in. you are almost out of time.

Stop what you are doing and put on your baking cap and head out to your BBQ. You can do it. We have had some wonderful submissions but yours may be the one that takes the “Cake”.

The Best of Fire

 Barbeyaki’s Backyard Bake-Off


From August 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012, Barbeyaki will be accepting recipes and photographs of your submissions for the Annual Barbeyaki Backyard Bake-Off.

Pretty simple rules. You must Bake! No grilling or roasting, It does not have to be a dessert. It can be the best pizza every cooked on a BBQ, or your wife’s Birthday Cake indirectly baked over the coals.

Magnifico!

You decide and put your best effort into this one. The winner will be announced on the Barbeyaki Blog on 9/15/2012 along with their recipe and pictures. He or she will receive a deluxe gift box of all three Barbeyaki Grilling Sauces, including the award winning Spicy Barbeyaki and a check for $250.00.

 So get out the apron and the flour, put the creative juices into fourth gear and get ready to be crowned The Gourmet Barbeyaki Baker.

Hurry up and get those entires in. May the best Barbecue baker win!

Send them in to info@barbeyaki.com

Keep the email under 20MB and please include 3 to 4 pictures of your process and final result.

You can do it!

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“Wine Improves With Age. The older I get, the better I like it.” — Anonymous

No, it’s not me!

But it is pretty close to how I felt after the wife and I spent a nice 4 days in the Napa Valley!

I don’t want you to think all I did was down bottle after bottle of fine California wines. But you re not far off. I will tell you about the rest of the trip after I share some unique facts about wine growing and Napa:

  • One barrel of wine equals roughly 20 cases, which equals roughly 1200 glasses (guess that means we consumed about a half-a-barrel!)
  • Each bottle of wine contains about 2.8 pounds of grapes, Therefore each of the 600 glasses we drank had over half a pound of grapes in it.
  • One vine annually produces between four and six bottles of wine, or between 20 to 30 glasses.
  • Napa Valley name is derived form the Wappo Indians and means “land of plenty”( which translates in my language to the land of many drunk people at the tasting rooms.)
  • The first vineyard was established in 1836 by George Calvert Yount, for who Yountville is named. God bless you, George.

Ok, enough of this uninspiring data. Let’s talk about my trip. Firstly, you need to know that I am a clean freak. I cannot stand bed and breakfast places and old beautiful hotels. I like brand new and modern. No buggers on the headboard and foreign hairs in the sink. That led us to bardessono”. It has to be at the top of my global travels. Not only did it completely pass my white glove, sharp lines test, it is Leed Platinum Certified for all you peeps with an eco conscience.

Pure “OCD” Heaven

“This makes Daddy happy”

The gardens and water features are so tranquil

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Buon Appetito

The “Only” Tomatoes for Real Italian Tomato Sauce

I have always dreamed of having a “Tuscan Italian” accent instead of this red-neck tobacco spitting mumble I was born with. And with those “Oh So Masculine” words and the ability to make Momma Gina’s homemade raviolis and tomato sauce, I could conquer the world like Julius Caesar! So how to begin mastering this bravado and romantic cooking skill? By arranging for an evening with Chef Joe Impullitti of the Laguna Culinary Arts School. Joe’s talents include over 25 years of adult education and a passion for authentic Italian cuisine. His dishes reflect his heritage, practical experience, and an enthusiasm for the culinary arts. So that’s what we did. Joe showed up around 4:00 PM and by 8:00 PM that night we had made ourselves an Italian Pasta Feast.

The first thing Joe did was give me a quick education a few Italian absolutes:

  1. Pomodori Pelati Italiani: Peeled whole Italian tomatoes grown in Naples for tomato sauce. Nothing else will do. If you have to get on a plane and fly to Naples, do it.
  2. Semolina Flour: A must for flouring your board and dough to avoid moisture for fresh pasta and the main flour you would use for dry pasta.
  3. Dark Egg Yokes: I had never really heard about these eggs but they are an absolute must in making fresh Italian pasta. So rich and colorful.

    Dark Yoke Eggs

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Did You Say Slutty!!!

Yes I did! And I mean it!

Fortunately for all of my “G” rated readers this is not going to be what you were thinking it was. No, I am not going to be describing and showing you pictures of one of the many Orange County super enhanced Housewives. If you are disappointed, shame on you. This more than a little bit filthy moment comes from a young lady in London. I bet I am starting to get to your curious side now, aren’t I?

Are you sitting down, Here we go:

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“Slutty Brownies”

The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

I know, you have heard this before.
They’re called “Slutty Brownies” because they’re oh so easy, and you can’t get enough instead of the usual, them not getting enough!

There are several versions of these nasty delights, and as usual I have my own. So get your pencil and a piece of paper and I will give you the professional “Slutty” recipe and I am lazy and just want something “Slutty” recipe.

Check Out that Double Stuffed Oreo Inside

Professional Recipe :    

Slutty Brownies
 Yield: 1 9×9 brownie pan

Serving Size: 16 brownies per recipe

Ingredients

For the Brownie layer:
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
For the Oreo layer:
  • 1 package of Oreo (regular stuffed or double stuffed)
For the Cookie Dough layer:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Caramel Sauce

Instructions

  1. For the Brownie layer:
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the sugar and cocoa powder once the butter is melted. Whisk to combine and remove from heat. Add the salt, vanilla and eggs and continuously whisk until the eggs are combined. Add the flour and continue to mix. Set batter aside.
  3. For the Cookie Dough layer:
  4. Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips. Set dough aside.
  5. Assembly:
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Line the bottom of a 9×9 baking pan with tin foil and then spray the tin foil with a layer of baking spray.
  8. Layer 1/2 of the cookie dough on the bottom of a 9×9 baking pan, pressing down to form the bottom of the slutty brownies. Reserve the remaining cookie dough to be used to make cookies later in the day.
  9. Squirt alot of caramel fudge sauce all over the cookie dough
  10. Layer as many Oreos that will fit on top of the cookie dough. No need to overlap. One single layer will do.
  11. Squirt more caramel fudge sauce all over the Oreos.
  12. Pour the brownie batter on top of the Oreo and Caramel layer and make sure it’s evenly layers on top.
  13. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Test with a knife to see if the center is done. If the knife comes out clean, let the brownies rest before serving. If the knife comes out with batter still on it, allow the brownies to bake about 5 minutes more.
  14. Home made Vanilla Cream Cheese Icing
Gotta Have it Now! Recipe: Read more…

Contest

It’s Halftime!

Hurry up and get those entries sent in.

The Best of Fire

 Barbeyaki’s Backyard Bake-Off


From August 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012, Barbeyaki will be accepting recipes and photographs of your submissions for the Annual Barbeyaki Backyard Bake-Off.

Pretty simple rules. You must Bake! No grilling or roasting, It does not have to be a dessert. It can be the best pizza every cooked on a BBQ, or your wife’s Birthday Cake indirectly baked over the coals.

Magnifico!

You decide and put your best effort into this one. The winner will be announced on the Barbeyaki Blog on 9/15/2012 along with their recipe and pictures. He or she will receive a deluxe gift box of all three Barbeyaki Grilling Sauces, including the award winning Spicy Barbeyaki and a check for $250.00.

 So get out the apron and the flour, put the creative juices into fourth gear and get ready to be crowned The Gourmet Barbeyaki Baker.

Hurry up and get those entires in. May the best Barbecue baker win!

Send them in to info@barbeyaki.com

Keep the email under 20MB and please include 3 to 4 pictures of your process and final result.

You can do it!

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Croquet

Croquet

Croquet

I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I am fascinated by peculiar, ancient, sophisticated types of Sports. Just to name a few that I can spend hours watching on television or actually participating in, they are;  Snooker, Bocce Ball, Lawn Bowling,Darts, and my new favorite…..Croquet!

The Perfect Croquet Abode

If you really want to have some fun, the next time you join your “Social Friends”(not to be mixed up with “Real Friends”), Tap your champagne glass a few times and announce that you will be holding a Croquet outing the following Saturday. Now make sure you time this after a minimum of 2 glasses have been swallowed. First you will notice 3 different types of facial expressions:

1. The “What in the hell did he just say look?”

2. The “I knew he was gay look?”

3. And finally, The “Ok,ok, compose yourself and look interested look”.

The following 3 and 1/2 minutes will be full of social etiquettely correct excuses and previous commitments that will all be accompanied by, “But please make sure to invite us to the next one!”

But oh if they only new what they are missing. How can you not like the Croquet outfit?

So Dandy!

And how can they not like the equipment!

So “Old World” and “Organic”

But for me it is the Croquet Gastronomics. Check out a sample menu from some of the greatest chefs around:

Bruschetta with Greens

Italian Country Bread, Mustard Greens, Garlic, and Virgin Olive Oil

Focaccia

Focaccia Bread, Sun-Dried Tomatoes,Sherry Vinegar,Mortadella,Prosciutto,Coppa,Provolone Cheese, and a beautiful home-made Aioli

Lemoncello Spritzers

Seltzer Water, Lemoncello, Lemon Slices

A Mushroom Tart

Pastry Dough, Mixed Mushrooms, Butter, Cream,Shallots, Garlic,Thyme,lemon Juice, and Crumbled Blue Cheese

Now, you tell me how anyone could pass up on such a sophisticated sport, with great fashion, beautiful local,and tremendous food. Y’all know I am proud to be a Mississippian, and I am proud to tell you that in the midst of some wonderful red-necked people, there are three phenomenal Croquet Clubs in the State, The Highland Mallet Club in Flora, MS, The Long Beach Yacht Club in Long Beach, MS, and the Pocahontas Mallet Club in Pocahontas, MS. Cheers to you all!

Who Needs Golf!

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Happy Birthday

It’s my Birthday Today!!

And Here’s MY Cake!!

I am an Old Fart this year (as if I wasn’t an Old Fart last year?)

I am very thankful to be alive for this long. How about you? I have done a lot of good things in my life and surely done alot of bad things. But they seems to have all come out in the wash. I over heard a woman tell her girlfriend the other day that “He ain’t exactly ugly, but he does look better from a distance!” Then the man at the hardware store mumbles under his breath after I checked out, ” If someone put that guys brain in a hummingbird, it would start flying backwards”.

Now come on! I ain’t that old and stupid am I. But I have to tell you, Today, if I felt any better, I’d be two people! Check out my Birthday presents I got from friends and family. Now how many of you have a camo covered toilet seat?  You can’t get any better than this. So thoughtful. If you go poop on the seat, nobody can see it. And that mailbox…………bills just flat out look better coming out of this wide-mouth bass’s mouth.

A New Mailbox

Camo Toilet Seat

But that ain’t all!

My New Board Game

And my favorite Birthday gift given to my by my next door neighbor Earl….

Beautiful, Isn’t it?

I checked my Redneck Horoscope today. For those of you who didn’t know one existed, it does.

 July 24-August 23 Catfish

Catfish are traditionalist in matters of the heart, with one exception: Whiskers may cause problems for loved ones.You catfish are never easy people to understand.You prefer the muddy bottoms to the clear surfaces of life. Above all else, Catfish should stay away form Moon Pies.

March 21-April 20 MoonPie

You’re the type that spends alot of time on the front porch. It’s a cinch to recognize the physical appearance of Moon Pies. “Big” and “Round” are the key words here. You should marry anybody who you can remotely get interested in the idea. It’s not going to be easy. This might be the year to think about aerobics. Hmm? Maybe not.

I have had such a wonderful Birthday I though I would leave y’all with a little bit of Barbeyaki wisdom.

Don’t feed cherries to a pig or advice to fools!

May God Bless All of Y’all

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Taco Mania

This is a Wahoo

Wahoooo!!

For most of you around the globe, you may not be that familiar with the Southern California delicacy known and a Fish Taco. I would estimate that over 80% of the Tacos eaten outside of Taco Bell in Southern California are Fish Tacos. I was flat out freaked out of the idea of eating fish in a taco for most of my adult life here. But if you want to hang with the dudes and dudettes, you have to put the Wahoo in your mouth. So here is my recipe for “Ocean in a Tortilla”.

Barbeyaki Fish Tacos

1. Start with the Salsa: Chopped red onion, mangoes, fresh tomatoes from the garden, cilantro,lime juice, salt,pepper, and a good squirt of Barbeyaki Spicy Grilling Sauce.

Mango Salsa

2. Next make the Cilantro and Jalapeno sauce: 1 bunch of chopped cilantro leaves, two finely chopped jalapenos,1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, puree all in blender.

Cilantro Jalapeno Sauce

3. Batter the Wahoo filets and some firm avocado slices with a little flour,buttermilk, and Old Bay seasoning. Sautee/Fry in heated butter. Yummm!

Crispy and Flaky

Avocadoes

4. Tortillas: Take some real fresh tortillas and lay them one at a time in a skillet with just a tiny bit of heated butter, Watch them puff up and get crispy. Fold over in half o make the Taco shell.

Fresh Taco Shells

5. Assembly: Open the Tortilla and slather some sauce all over, spoon the salsa all over the sauce. Lay in the Wahoo pieces and Avocado slices and you are ready for a true Baja Culinary Experience.

Wahoooo!

Delicioso!

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Color

Color…It’s everywhere

These kids are probably all future van Goghs, Picassos, Monets. They seems to be enthralled with color. Are you? Where does color come from. Is there one guy in the world that sits in his small room near the North Pole where it is gray and colorless all day long and makes these things up? Maybe! Somebody did. I betcha that all this beautiful spectrum of light and our unexplainable ability to absorb these rays through our eyes is another one of those out of this world, Thank You Lord, Godly inventions.

But do we take it all for granted. For the most part, color is important to my wife for her hair color and her outfit. For me, it is the shade of the ice cream I am about to sink my teeth into or clarity of my TV when sporting events are on. But color is all around us every second of the day. And it is the source of alot of our happiness, knowledge, wonder, and excitement. Let’s see where color originates.

Turquoise

One of my favorites. So where did this come from?

Polly Wanna a Cracker

Red

I love Red. It means so much. Valentines, America,Corvettes. But where did it come from?

Tomato Red

How about Blue?

Blue

Looks like a paint chip to me.

Of Course….Water!

Purple

And Ouila!

Oh My!

And now my favorite color…….

Green

Grass, Limes, Neon,??

Sweet Dreams Tonight!

Yellow

Oh So Tart and Yellow

And finally, the moment we have all been waiting for ………

White and Black

Baaaahhh!

Fooled Me

So I think we have all figured out by now where all this comes from. I sure hope that man up at the North Pole, sitting in his gray little world, is enjoying his ice fishing. Cause he is surely not making these Colors!

Seeing Clearly

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