Sunday, December 22, 2013

Cantonese Pineapple Meatballs

Scotty B Cooks Presents:  Cantonese Pinapple Meatballs

OK this is my version of the Cantonese Pineapple Meatballs.  I like a little heat so I have crushed red pepper in mine but you can skip that if you don't like the heat.  Been a little under the weather and I have a scorching case of cabin fever.  I still can't get out of the house because I don't want a relapse of this crud so I opened up some windows, and decided to cook something.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Baked Chicken with Salsa Verde and Mozzerella Potatoes

Baked Chicken With Salsa Verde and Mozzerella Potatoes

This was a pretty simple dish with tons of flavor.  There are many variations of both the chicken and the way that is cooked as well as various recipes on the Salsa Verde.  I prefer to use chicken thighs instead of a whole chicken however I sometimes will go both ways (so to speak) on it.

My way of doing this is somewhat Italy meets Mexico.  I love the mixture of flavors.  The Italian seasonings as well as the freshness of Cilantro for the Salsa Verde.  I hope you try it and I hope you like it.  If you like it, send me $500...Just kidding.  So put on some Steely Dan (Goucho is a good choice), get your favorite beverage, Cabernet, Guiness perhaps or even a Dr. Pepper, I'm not here to judge,  and get cooking!  Enjoy...

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ribeye Steak & Salish Alderwood Seasalt

Grilled Ribeye!
Rubbed with Salish Northeast Alderwood Sea Salt
and Cilantro Garlic Balsamic Vinegar

Grilled Steak - Alderwood Sea Salt

We took a quick 4 day weekend trip to San Antonio and spent a little time on the wonderful Riverwalk.  We really love to stay at the Westin Riverwalk and sit outside and sip on coffee while looking at the beautiful landscaping.  In the distance you can hear a small waterfall as you watch the early morning joggers do their thing.  It's people watching and relaxation at its finest and I love it!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Steak and Chicken Quesadillas

Southwest Chipotle Quesadillas

Steak and Chicken Quesadillas

Southwest Steak and Chicken Quesadillas!
In Texas we love Tex Mex cuisine.  We have Mexican restaurants everywhere and one of the most popular items on any Tex Mex menu is Quesadilla's.  Tina...EAT! (Use your best Napoleon Dynamite impression)...

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Grilled Cheddar Burger

All American Grilled Cheddar Burger

Grilled Cheddar Burger
All American Grilled Cheddar Burger
Watch the cheese melt into the meat as it cooks on the grill!  The All American Grilled Cheddar Burger is rich, cheesy and juicy!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bread Pudding Disneys Raglan Road

Disney's Raglan Road Bread Pudding

AKA Bread and Butter Pudding - With our own special touch
Disney's Raglan Road Bread pudding
Disney's Raglan Road Bread Pudding 
Yea, self admitted Disney World freaks here.  We're Disney Vacation Club members, we rent our left over points at  We love Disney and are Disney Vacation Club members.  My son worked there this past spring on the college program and my wife and her mom flew up to see him.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Homemade Lasagna
It's not often that I'm treated to a wonderful dinner in the evenings.  But my lovely wife decided to make some homemade Lasagna.  She is really a good cook but lets me do most of the cooking because...well basically because she doesn't have a blog and I do.  So...
This is her recipe and it is fantastic.  It's simple and doesn't take too long to prep but it's very flavorful.
I hope you try it and Ill give her all the glory on this one.

Lasagna Ingredients:
1 Lb Ground Meat
1 Lb Ground Pork
1 Jar Bertolli Olive and Garlic Pasta Sauce
1/4 Cup Frozen Seasoning Blend - Pictsweet - Onions and bell pepper basically
1 Small can tomato sauce
1 and 1/4 Cup Beef Broth
1 Large Egg
2 Tbl Spn Tone's Italian Seasoning (or your preference)
16 Ounce Package of grated mozzarella
8 Ounce grated parmesan
16 Ounce Container of Ricotta Cheese
12 Uncooked Lasagna Noodles
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 Tbl Steak Seasoning
1 Tbl Spn Garlic Powder
Lasagna Instructions:
Is your mouth watering yet?
Preheat oven to 375.
On medium high heat, brown the ground meat and ground pork. As it browns mix in the seasoning blend.  Dust with the steak seasoning and garlic powder and blend well.
Lower heat to medium and add the jar or Bertolli  Pasta Sauce and stir, add beef broth, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning.  Bring to a boil stirring occasionally.  Lower heat to medium low and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Taste the mixture and adjust seasonings accordingly.
Meanwhile, in a medium to large bowl, scramble the egg and mix the ricotta cheese together with the egg.  Mix 12 ounces of the mozzarella cheese and half of the parmesan and mix with the ricotta / egg mixture.  Mix well.  Use a 9x 13 (or something close) baking pan or glass dish and put 1.5 cups (approximately) of the sauce on the bottom and spread to cover the bottom. 
Take 4 of the Lasagna noodles and put on top of the mixture.  You may have to putt some long ways and the other across the back to get good coverage.  Do the best you can. Put another layer of meat, about 1 cup on top of the noodles.  Then add half of the cheese mixture on that layer.  Take 4 more noodles and lay across the top mixture.  If you have to add more or break some to fit, that's ok.
Add the remaining meat mixture on that layer of noodles.   Then add the remaining cheese mixture.  Top with 4 more noodles.
Cover with foil tightly and bake for 50 minutes.  Consider putting the pan on a large cookie sheet because it will most likely bubble over.
After 50 minutes, remove from oven and remove the foil.  Add the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese on the top.
Put back in the oven for about 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and dancing on top!
Ummm good.
Remove from oven (don't forget to turn the oven off) and let sit for about 15 minutes if you can stand it!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Pasta and Shrimp with Velveeta Alfredo Sauce

Pasta and Shrimp with Velveeta Alfredo Sauce


Velveeta Alfredo Pasta with Shrimp
Penne Pasta with Velveeta Alfredo

The secret here is the cheese homemade Alfredo with Velveeta!  So rich and flavorful!


Hi...Ok I've been in an Italian mood as of late.  I want to take a trip to Vegas and I plan to stay at the Venetian when I do!  I've never been to Italy but my brother has been several times and I have a cousin that is from Italy and her family still lives there. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tilapia with Spicy Coconut Curry Sauce

Tilapia with Spicy Coconut Curry Sauce


Tilapia with Spicy Coconut Curry Sauce

Ok so I like Tilapia!  Yes, I eat a lot of it.  It's healthy and helps me to maintain my gorgeous manly figure (kidding). 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Low Carb Diabetic Friendly Pizza


Diabetic Friendly Low Carb Homemade Pizza

Diabetic Friendly Pizza
Diabetic Friendly Pizza
This light weight, low carb, diabetic friendly pizza delivers very satisfying flavor without over doing it.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spicy Asian Stir Fry Pork

Spicy Asian Stir Fry Pork

Spicy Asian Stir Fry Pork

This sweet and spicy mixture goes so well with pork!  Very flavorful!

Ok, no real story here on this one.  I took some center cut pork out a few days ago (so tired of chicken and fish) and I had to do something with it.  So....stir fry of course.  I cooked this for my lovely wife Michele!  I love you babe!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tempura Chicken with Honey Glaze

Tempura Chicken with Honey Sesame Glaze

Chicken Tempura

A sweet mom on Mothers Day, Disney World and Tempura Chicken!  What a combo!

Well, everyone that knows me knows that my whole family are Disney World freaks!  I go about once a year and my one of my brothers goes about 3 times per year.  My son, nephew and niece all worked there at various times as well.  That would be Chase, Will and Whitney...Say hi to everyone in food blog land guys!


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ribeye Steak With Chili Garlic Butter

Ribeye Steak with Chili, Garlic and Lemon Butter

Ribeye Steak Chili Garlic Butter
Ribeye Steak with Chili, Garlic, Lemon Butter
We affectionately call Friday's at our office SBF - Snake Bit Fridays!  Friday's are for cruising into the weekend and not everyone realizes that, lol.  Being in the technology service business you always have to be prepared for a bad situation at a moments notice.  If a server or phone system goes down, businesses are...well, out of business.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rubs and Seasonings

Scotty B's Worldly Seasonings and Rubs!

This is my collection of rubs and seasonings.  I will continue to add to my collection and I hope that you will follow me as I introduce new worldly flavors!  I may not have been all over the world but my taste buds have.  I love to learn about the cuisine and flavors that are inspired by cultures from all over the world and incorporate them into seasonings and rubs for meats, fish and poultry. 

Give them a try.  I hope that you find them to be difference makers!


Jamaican Seasoning
Jamaican Run and Seasoning

My All Purpose "go to" rub!
Try this on steaks, brisket, ribs and all kinds of pork.  Full of flavor and a little heat (but not too much). 
 Coffee Rub Featuring McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning
With an added touch - Special Sauce (Optional)
I use this on steaks and brisket and all kinds of beef.  Experiment though and let me know what you think.  Something different!

 Moroccan Rub and Seasoning
This special little number is great on burgers!

Sweet and Spicy Jamaican Rub
This is one of my favorites.  Perfect amount of sweetness and spiciness. Try it on New York Strips!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New York Strip Steak with Sweet and Spicy Jamaican Rub

New York Strip Steak with Sweet and Spicy Jamaican Rub

New York Strip Steak with Jamaican Rub
New York Strip with Jamaican Rub
There is nothing like a great New York Strip steak cooked over an open flame and sprinkled with a rich flavorful rub.  Try this Jamaican inspired rub on your favorite cut of meat!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tamale Pie with Knorr Mexican Rice

Tamale Pie
With Knorr Mexican Rice

An Evening at S&M Ranch!

Tamale Pie
Tamale Pie
Its your typical beautiful spring day with lots of pain and lots of gain at The S&M Ranch.  Ballin', working in the yard, bathing the Lady outside and stripping!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ribeye with Tuscany Rosemary Rub

Ribeye and Tuscany Rosemary Rub

Ribeye Steak
If you aren't getting any tonight, don't blame this rub!
Friday night is steak night at our house.  We eat fish and chicken all week and after a long stressful week we liven things up a bit.  I'm always looking for something different to rub on my meat and of course it needs to be worldly! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Blue Corn Mexican Cornbread

Blue Corn Mexican Cornbread

Blue Corn Mexican Corn Bread
Blue Corn Mexican Cornbread
Something familiar yet a little different!
It's funny, inspiration strikes at the strangest times and even the strangest places.  Let me 'splain...My lovely wife is all over the Flea Market Flip stuff all of a sudden.  As if I need more unfinished projects in my life, right.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Stuffed Bell Peppers Cajun Style

Cajun Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers
Cajun Stuffed Bell Peppers
I love cooking with Bell Peppers especially Red Bell Peppers.  On this beautiful Saturday I am flipping through my sauces cook book and watching the Food Network thinking of my next inspiration.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Crock Pot Steak and Gravy

Crock Pot Steak and Gravy!

Steak and Gravy
Crock Pot Steak and Gravy
This is good stuff!
I usually do the cooking but my lovely wife surprised me today and made this little number for dinner.  Its very delish and easy to make.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Easy Cashew Beef

Easy Cashew Beef

Easy Cashew Beef
Easy Cashew Beef

This is truly an Asian meal that takes 30 minutes or less.  And that includes the prep time! 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hawaiian Chicken and Pork Kabobs


Hawaiian Chicken and Pork Kabobs

Hawaiian Pork Kabobs
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
In 2010 we had a concession business.  We traveled around Southeast Texas to various festivals and we were a mainstay at Larry's Trade Days in Winnie Texas each month.  We started out selling smoothies and lattes but it didn't take long for us to realize that we needed to sell food if we were going to actually make any money.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Grilled Nachos Burger

Grilled Nachos Burger

Nacho Burger
Grilled Nacho Burger
This Nacho Burger is a great burger that is fun to make!  It's not difficult and its packed with flavor.  Salsa's, cheese, peppers, pork...This grilled Nacho Burger will put a smile on your face! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cajun Tilapia with Dirty Rice

Cajun Tilapia with Dirty Rice

Tilapia - Cajun Style
Cajun Tilapia with Cajun Dirty Rice

I love Cajun food and I love Tilapia so this just felt so right.  I eat a LOT of Tilapia and chicken to maintain my manly figure and I tend to go from Lemon Pepper to Cajun a few times a week then mix in chicken all around it.  So that's pretty much what I eat during the week and then I let it loose on the weekend.  I think Tilapia is a great way to lose a little weight.  When I need to drop a few pounds I can eat it for 3 or 4 days (yes I get tired of it by then) and I can drop 2 to 3 pounds easily. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Moroccan Seasoned Burgers with Moroccan BBQ Sauce


Moroccan Seasoned Burgers with Moroccan BBQ Slather 

Moroccan Seasoned Hamburger with Moroccan Barbeque Sauce
I love the creation process of cooking.  I put it just beneath the eating process of cooking.  Worldly flavors are a big turn on for me and I try to incorporate flavors from all over the world in my cooking.  When I cook, my menu is typical American but I just about always infuse more worldly flavors with it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fresh Water Bass in Zesty Marinara Sauce with Pesto Cheesy Rice

Fresh Water Bass in Zesty Marinara Sauce

Accompanied by Pesto, Garlic and Italian Cheese Rice! 

I'm in the computer / technology business and I'm lucky to be able to sit and visit with my best buddy each morning before the reality of broken computers and phone systems kick in.  He and I like to fish on Lake Toledo Bend lake here in East Texas and Derek had to go to his house and take some fish out of the freezer to thaw for the evening. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Macaroni and Cheese Tempura


Macaroni and Cheese Tempura

Macaroni & Cheese Tempura -

A Perfectly Different Party Snack Idea

Ok this has been on my mind for a while.  I'm not sure if this has been tried elsewhere or not, I really didn't look for recipes for it on the internet.  Seems a little out there to me but it was tasty! 

Friday, February 22, 2013

New York Strips with Coffee Rub and Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning

New York Strip with Scotty B's Coffee Rub

Grilled New York Strip Steaks with Coffee Rub: Featuring Grill Mates Montreal Steak from McCormick

Great steak idea's from Chef Scotty B!
Friday night is steak night.  There's nothing like and nice steak with that special someone.  Add some Bozz Scaggs or perhaps some Michael McDonald and you have the perfect evening.  You don't have to live in a TV commercial to have a great evening at home and you certainly don't need to go to an expensive Steak House to have a great steak. Although a nice restaurant can be special, it's really easy to create that same experience in the comfort of your own home. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Starring Classico Afredo Sauce


Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese Casserole with Italian Sausage

Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese with Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce
Alfredo Macaroni and Cheese with Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce

 Starring Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce!

Simple recipe using Classico Roasted Garlic Alfredo Sauce.  Comfort food at its best!


So Macaroni and Cheese recipes have been on my mind as of late but it's been difficult to cook them because I've been so busy.  Plus one can only eat so much macaroni in a short period of time.  It started with my Con Queso Macaroni and Cheese with Fish Sticks about a week ago.  It was a pretty popular post.  Most likely due to it being simple and something that the kiddo's will devour.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Tour Of Asia Orange Chicken Stir Fry Featuring La Choy Orange Ginger Stir Fry

Orange Chicken Stir Fry Featuring La Choy Orange Ginger Stir Fry!

Accompanied by Coconut Asian Fried Rice!

I love the flavor that La Choy sauces bring to the table - pun intended (yea corny I know but that's me).  I call this Tour Of Asia because of the variety of Asian sauces and inspirations that I used to create it.
Click here for La Choy Orange Ginger Sauce
La Choy Stir Fry Sauce, Orange Ginger, 14.75 oz (Pack of 4)


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Con Queso Macaroni and Fish Sticks

Cheesy Con Queso Macaroni with Fish Sticks

A simple dish without the boredom! Rich flavor that even the kids will enjoy!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Salsa Chicken Casserole

Salsa Chicken Casserole

This really turned out tasty and full of flavor!  I have been in the mood for Mexican flavor lately and something as simple as a bottle of Mexican Flavored hot sauce inspired me.  Jeez, I'm easy!  It may look like an event to cook this but it's really simple.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Spicy Burgers on Texas Toast with Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Scotty B's Grilled Burgers on Texas Toast with Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce

This is perfect for tailgating or if your having friends over for an afternoon grill fest.  I use my Scotty B's All Purpose Seasoning for the hamburger meat and I make my own version of a backwoods moonshine still Bar B Q Sauce.

Friday, January 11, 2013

My Son Is Going To Work At Disney World

Disney World College Program

Well, I'm about to head off to Florida to Disney World.  My son Chase is going to work for them in the College program.  I'm a little bummed, a little stressed, very excited for him, a little excited for me but I'm surely going to miss him.  I've seen Chase every day just about for the past 20 years and words simply can't describe how much I love him.  He's really a great kid!  We are DVC members and but we just returned from a 9 day trip in July and we're out of points.  My brothers are also DVC members and Jim was able to scrape up enough points for us to stay at Disney's Old Key West for the week.  Chase will check in Tuesday January 15th.  He has already met up with some kids from New Jersey and plans to stay in the dorms with them.  We hope to see him on his first day at work.  We're not sure which park he will be working at but we think it's Disney Hollywood Studio. 

So, here we go, sending one of my 3 son's off to Florida for at least 6 months.  Jeez! How am I going to handle this...

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Szechuan Chicken with Fried rice and Peanut Dipping Sauce

Scotty B's Szechuan Chicken with Fried Rice and Peanut Dipping Sauce

Szechuan Chicken with Fried Rice and Peanut Dipping Sauce
This Szechuan style sauce is one of my go to sauces.  I can change it up and basically call it what I want.  I can also use it with any kind of chicken, pork or beef.  I like to marinade it with chicken thighs though, that is my favorite way to cook it.  Another suggestion is to use it with Chicken Breast fingerlings.  It makes a great party snack.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Scotty B's Texas Chili with Cilantro Lime Rice

Texas Style Chili with Cilantro Lime Rice!

When you live in Texas and when it comes to cooking, there are certain things that are just in your DNA.  BBQ is one and Chili is another.