Posted in Breakfast

Skillet Eggstraordinare

Feeding a breakfast crowd in a hurry? This dish is southern elegant and full of spice and flavor. With a buttered skillet, bacon, and Parmesan topping, this is a keeper. I paired this with my buttermilk biscuits and fresh fruit.    

Skillet Eggstraordinare
By: Bekie A

2 Tbsp butter

10 eggs


1/3 cup of crumbled Bacon

Cracked Pepper

2 dashes of Smoke paprika

1/3 cup of Freshly grated Parmesan 

2 dashes of ground garlic

1 tsp of dried roasted red pepper

Dash of Smoke salt or sea salt 

Put butter in an iron skillet on low heat. Drop in eggs. Sprinkle on toppings.


Allow to sit on the stove for 1-2 min. Put in the oven for 8-10 min on 400.

Remove from skillet using a spatula. Cut into wedges and serve. 

Posted in Dinner

Rock n Roll Bacon Blue Burgers

If you don’t like Blue Cheese then Stop here, because this burger is stuffed with blue cheese, bacon crumbles, garlic, onions, celery, and tasty spices. This burger is named for my older Musician brother who loves a good song and yummy, stinky, blue cheese. This ones for you Jermster!

Rock n Roll Bacon Blue Burgers

By: Bekie A

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced onions

3 garlic cloves minced

1 Tbsp Olive oil

1 cup of bacon crumbles

2 lbs of ground beef 80/20

1 Tbsp dried parsley

1/2 or 1 Tbsp of hot sauce

1 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

1/2-2/3 cup of blue cheese (amount depending on how strong you like it)

2 tsp sea salt and more for sprinkling

2 tsp of cracked pepper and more for sprinkling

–Sauté onions, celery, and garlic in the Olive oil on medium high heat until transparent. Add in bacon for 1 minute to add flavor. Then add to ground meat. Work into meat with a fork. Add in remaining spices. Form into Palm size balls and flatten using 2 plates and wax paper. Push your thumb into the center slightly. Add a sprinkling more of salt & pepper. Grill or cook on a griddle over medium heat for 1-2 min per side until it reaches 160 or desired temp.

Posted in Dinner

Smoke’n Ace Burgers

I created this burger in honor of my brother’s Smoke’n fast arm as a professional baseball pitcher and his love of burgers. It is smokey, stuffed with carmelized onions, smoked cheddar, secret spices, and bacon. You will never eat a plain burger again.

By: Bekie A

Smoke’n Ace Burgers

1 cup of diced onions

2 slices of bacon

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp butter

–Sauté onions, garlic, and bacon in the butter over medium to high heat until onions are translucent and bacon begins to brown. Do not cook bacon all the way. Process for 10 seconds. Mix into the 1lb of beef. 

1 lb of ground beef

1/2 cup of grated smoked cheddar

2 shots of hot sauce

1 tsp smoke sea salt

1/2 tsp smoke paprika

Cracked pepper

Dash of chili powder

Drizzle of mesquite Olive oil (optional)

–Mix all of the above ingredients together thoroughly. Form into 3 large balls. Press together each ball between 2 plates to form 3 patties.

Press your thumb into the middle to form an indention. Grill on medium heat for 1-2 minutes on the first side and flip. Use a meat thermometer to reach desired temperature of 160.  Top with avocado and jalapeños to kick it up a notch.

Posted in Quick

Best Ever Poblano-Avocado Grilled Cheese

This qualifies as one of the Best Sandwiches Ever! Well, at least according to my sister. Fancy up your grilled cheese with a Texas theme. It is worth the extra work!

By: Bekie A


Best Ever Poblano-Avocado Grilled Cheese


2 slices Thick hearty bread of your choice 

1 large poblano

1/2 ripe avocado 

1-2 tsp of chopped cilantro

2 crisp pieces of black pepper bacon

1 slice of smoked cheddar

1 slice of habanero or pepper jack



2 tsp of feta

Dash of Smoke paprika

Sea salt


Turn oven on broil or 500. Cut the stem off of the poblano; remove veins and seeds. Cut in half. Place on a cookie sheet and broil until blackened (about 5 min).

Brush bread with mayo on the outside and ranch on the inside. Place a slide of the cheese on each bread and toast on a skillet open-faced (cheese side up) on medium low heat.

   Meanwhile remove half of the avocado and sprinkle with sea salt and smoke paprika. Add one half of poblano to one of the slices of bread. Sprinkle feta on the poblano. Place  bacon on the other slice. When cheese is close to melted, add avocado and cilantro and stack together. Be prepared for awesomeness! It is worth the wait.