Comfort Foodie Blog
A collection of posts and articles from Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker and some of his friends! Check out the Diary of a Comfort blog for a great stories with flavor filled recipes.
Kent "The Deck Chef" Whitaker has a simple cooking philosophy... Keep it Simple! Check out some quick and easy cooking vids for your next culinary adventure!
Nothing beats a few good tunes to grill by! Thanks to tikibeachshop.com Radio you can enjoy the best beach music available courtesy of the station nominated for "Station of the Year" by the Trop Rock Music Association!
Here's three awesome recipes that call for more than just toasted almonds on a side salad! There is probably a good chance that if you've cooked for any amount of time that you've incorporated the use of almonds into a couple of your recipes. This may be in the form of a handful of toasted almonds tossed into a salad, as mentioned before, or when using them with crusted pork and seafood. Ally and I constantly have toasted almond slices on hand for a tasty, and healthier, snack. Check out the great info-graphic to the right from Nuts.com. Here's three pretty cool recipes that use almonds!
Ice Cold PBR & Barbecue! Ya Can't go wrong!
I've enjoyed PBR since I was seventeen... um, eighteen. Remember, the drinking age when I was growing up was eighteen.
Pabst has a wonderful heritage in the United States as not only a classic ale that is seeing a resurgence, but also as a proud backer of American service men and women. During World War Two Pabst Blue Ribbon was one of the brews sent across the globe to thirsty Allied Troops.
Chocolate and Tennessee Whiskey! Here is a great twist on a classic holiday season party food recipe. Sure, everyone has heard of powder sugar coated rum balls or bourbon balls. Why not try the recipe using Tennessee Whiskey with a coating of white or dark chocolate?
This recipe is almost too easy. The main twist, besides using Chattanooga Whiskey, instead of your normal bourbon / whiskey is the fact that Ally and I used chopped almonds for this recipe. You can use your choice of nuts. Pick them and place them in a zip close bag and bang them with a spoon! Or place them in a grinder. The message is... Grab some nuts of your choice and break them up into tiny pieces. We just happened to have a ton of unsalted almonds in the pantry.
Valentine's Day, Steak, and the flavor of Cocoa! There's something awesome about combining cocoa and a nice steak. My local meat cutter at our neighborhood Bi-Lo pointed out this recipe, and a few others, to me in one of their printed store flyers. I was in looking for a deal on some ribs - leave it to a meat cutter to up-sell me on some nice steaks! So, if you're looking for a different twist on a Valentine's Day grilling session then this might fit the bill!