Video – How To Clean Silver With Baking Soda, Aluminum Foil and Water

How To Remove Tarnish From Silver

Have you ever tried to polish silver? It’s hard work. It’s messy. It’s time consuming. The stuff that removes the tarnish smells horrible- it’s like somebody tried to make rotten egg cologne- it’s nasty!

Here’s a method that works like magic.

You will need:

1. a container that will hold water.

2. Baking Soda or Water Softener powder (Calgon, 20 Mule Team Borax, etc) 1 cup per gallon of hot water

3. Table sat

4. A piece of aluminum foil or a piece of aluminum

5. Tarnished silver items

 

Line the bottom of the container with aluminum foil. If you are lucky enough to WATCH THE VIDEO AND READ MORE INSTRUCTIONS

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Tailgate Talk With Samantha Novacek From American Idol

Samantha Novacek of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania sat down with us for a little “Tailgate Talk”. She was able to give us a step-by-step rundown of how she got “through to Hollywood” on American Idol and navigate the American Idol auditions. We were surprised at all of the steps and auditions a potential American Idol has to go through- even before singing for the real judges! Watch Samantha’s Video Interview With Zeke And Find Out How She Did It

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Garth Brooks To Be Inducted Into The Country Music Hall of Fame

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Breaking news from Nashville –  Well it’s about dang time isn’t  it?

It was announced on Tuesday, March 6th that Garth Brooks will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He joins the current calss of inductees including
singer Connie Smith (She’s married to Marty Stewart) and Read More And Check Out Garth’s Stats

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How To Cook Collard Greens With Smoked Ham Hocks

Collard greens are a traditional Southern favorite side dish. They are much maligned and misunderstood in certain circles. The detractors do come around and change their opinion on greens when they have an opportunity to taste greens that are well prepared and seasoned (kinda like grits).

Here’s a method for cooking collards I picked up when I lived in Laurel Mississippi.There are a lot of green recipes out there but this one is pretty easy and the results are fantastic!

The general idea is to great flavor infused water, or “pot likker” before adding any greens to the cooking pot Read More And Watch The Video

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So, I Found This Old Recipe For Mexican Cornbread…

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

So, I found this old recipe for Mexican cornbread while cleaning up some boxes in the garage. It was on a dogeared piece of paper from a long defunct plumbing supply company in Savannah Georgia.

I don’t know where this recipe came from or how it came into my possession. It has been my experience though, that old, handwritten recipes on worn, yellowed scraps of paper are the good ones.

Here’s what I found- Read More And Get The Recipe

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How To Grill Ribs With Baby Joe Sadler

How To Cook Ribs On The Grill

“Baby” Joe Sadler, raconteur and grill aficionado, has been developing and perfecting his quick grilling method for cooking ribs over direct heat.

When you don’t have time to slow smoke your ribs all day, Joe’s technique may be just the  thing to get succulent juicy ribs from the grill to your table. When you are pressed for time, this just may be the trick. Read More And Watch A Video Of Joe In Action

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South Boston Virginia And Halifax County Video Tour

Here’s a little video we made a few of years ago while visiting South Boston and Halifax County Virginia.

My wife and her family are from South Boston and we make the trip a couple of times a year. This time was just before Christmas and you will see the holiday decorations in downtown SoBo.

South Boston is located on the historic Dan River in the Southern part of the state. It’s East of Danvile and North West of Raleigh, North Carolina.

South Boston is home to NASCAR drivers Read More And Watch The Video

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Video – How To Make Louisiana Gumbo With Andouille Sausage And Catfish

 

Catfish Andoulle Gumbo

Here’s a recipe and instructional video on how to cook authentic Cajun gumbo and a roux with catfish and locally sourced andouille sausage.

We were invited to an annual event in Pittsburgh called Recipe for Hope. Recipe for Hope is an event created by our good friend Bonny Diver to benefit Hair Peace Charities. Bonny is a cancer survivor and started the charity to but wigs  for women going through chemotherapy. Learn more at www.hairpeace.org.

To participate in Recipe for Hope, you have to cook something and serve it to a LOT of people who will sample your food in front of you and let you know if it is good or not. (no pressure huh?)

We decided to try a traditional Cajun gumbo recipe with andouille sausage and catfish. Watch The Video And Get The Recipe

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Join Us At Recipe For Hope

Join us this Saturday, February 11th for Recipe for Hope 2011,at the Mayernic Center on Camp Horn Rd. in Pittsburgh.

Local media personalities, community leaders and celebrities try their hand at cooking their favorite dishes and serving them to you. Zeke will be there with his homemade Catfish Gumbo! (Check back here after the event for the recipe).

Hair Peace Charities raises money to help women buy wigs while undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

Watch this video from Bonny Diver-Hall, the founder of Hair Peace Charities and find out more about Hair Peace and how to get tickets to Recipe for Hope 2011. Watch A Video And Get Tickets

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I Chase The Rain with Fire And Chicken

 

Here’s a video of a rainy day that wasn’t going to ruin our plans for cooking out and slow smoking some chicken on our Char-Griller smoker grill.

We slow smoked the chicken using a charcoal fire in an offset firebox for a couple of hours.

Let me tell you, that’s some fall of the bone good eatin’ chicken!

Don’t let the weather get in the way of good family fun! Watch The Video

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