Burger Bacon Dog

4 slices of cheese (split the slices of cheese in half) 1 egg 16 toothpicks Tin Foil Wrap Instructions: Combined hamburger, egg and your spices/seasonings to taste and form 8 hamburger patties…. Slice each hot dog from end to end, NOT completely through, maybe half through the thickness of the dog and insert one half slice of the cheese into each dog.

Tailgating 101

And one of the most important must-haves at every tailgate is the grill, according to two-fifths of Americans surveyed in the 2006 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA) Tailgate Survey…. The Rookie If you’ve never planned a tailgate before, keep things simple the first season with the basics: • The Grill: Charcoal or propane – make sure it’s small and transportable • Tools: Grilling accessories, propane, or charcoal and lighter fluid (if necessary) • Set-Up: Table, chairs, cooler • Food: Burgers, hot dogs, chicken, snacks, dips and dessert • Drinks: Whatever quenches your thirst (don’t forget ice for the cooler) • Other must-haves: plates, napkins, trash bags, cups and condiments The Routine Rally For fans who have tailgating down pat from seasons of practice, remember there is always room for improvement.


The good folks at Char-Broil have invited The General to NYC to preview their new line of grills and accessories for 2007!… This nifty little grill has some great features, not just for tailgating…but you can see why it would be a favorite for that sport!

Tailgate 2006

HPBA conducted a survey about tailgating and here are some of their highlights: Neighborhood Rally – Americans revealed the real appeal to tailgating is the feeling of a neighborhood party, a time to see old friends and make new friends (49 percent)…. Bring on the Beef – Americans 65 years of age or older listed hamburgers, hot dogs and chili at the top of their tailgating must-have lists (35 percent); whereas tailgaters 18 – 24 agreed that the grill is as equally important as bringing hamburgers, hot dogs and chili (26 percent, 26 percent respectively).

Salsa Recipe for Michael

Our good friend, Michael, asked if I had a good salsa recipe. Here is a great one: 3 cans Rotel tomatoes with green chilis (10 oz each) 1 C crushed tomatoes 1/4 C chopped green pepper 1/4 C chopped yellow pepper 2 jalapenos minced (or serrano peppers if you want it mild) 1 hot banana pepper, minced (or can use milder pepper) 1/4 C chopped red onion 1 small bunch green onions, chopped 1/4 C fresh cilantro, minced 1/2 t garlic powder 1 t ground cumin 1 T Kosher salt 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper Juice from one small lime Yes, this one has no fresh tomatoes!

Mimi's Pound Cake

She did like to make pound cake…and one of her friends must have found that so odd that they created a framed ‘recipe card/picture’ that I found when sorting through her things after she passed away…. I have been saving BBQ posters from events for a long time, and every once in a while I have one I like framed….had quite a nice collection on the walls in TG’s office in Atlanta, but since our move to Savannah they have been relegated to the garage.

Central Alabama's White BBQ Sauce

Some variations are in the meat…such as Santa Maria style tri tip in California and in Owensboro, Kentucky, where they serve mutton…. Here is a recipe for a White BBQ Sauce: 3/4 C mayonnaise 2 T cider vinegar 2 T sugar 1/2 t prepared horseradish 1/2 t salt 1/2 t black pepper 1/4 t cayenne pepper Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, about a minute.

Vinegar Cole Slaw Dressing

Here’s one The General has been using lately and I have been getting some great comments on it! 2 C apple cider vinegar 2 C granulated sugar 1 1/2 T vegetable oil 1/2 C diced onion 1/4 C diced bell pepper (any color you prefer…or have on hand) 3/4 t celery seed 1/2 t sea salt or Kosher 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper 1/4 t minced garlic Mix all ingredients together and serve.

Busy Week

It started with the Boeing party on Tuesday and then on Thursday we did a “show and tell” event at the Inn on Ellis Square…. I don’t want to sound arrogant, but I think I can safely say that The General’s beef brisket stole the show.

Fish Stew Recipes

With a lot of leftovers from trimming fresh Chilean sea bass for a party of 200 tomorrow night, Heidi at the Deli wanted to make some fish stew…so here is the recipe we gave her…. Fish, cut in 1″ cubes 1 dozen Eggs 1/2 t Salt 1/4 t Pepper 1/4 t Red pepper Fry bacon and save 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the cooking pot or Dutch oven.