Archive, Chicken

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Batter

Gluten Free Fried Chicken Breading Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Soul Food Author: Spencer Musselman Prep time: 15 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: 8 pieces Ingredients 1/2 cup Masa ( I use the tamale formula) 3/4 cup rice flour 1.5 cup Bobs Red Meal Blue one to one GF Flour 2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 […]

Archive, BBQ Sides, Veggie

Southern Style Greens

Southern Style Greens Recipe Type: veggie Cuisine: Soul Food Author: Spencer Musselman Prep time: 12 mins Cook time: 18 mins Total time: 30 mins Ingredients 3 bunches Collards, kale, chard, mustard, or turnip cleaned, stem cut out, and chopped 3 tbsp oil or bacon grease two dried chili’s such as cayenne, <g class=”gr_ gr_28 gr-alert […]

Archive, Cajun/Creole, Fish

Shrimp Etoufee

Shrimp Etoufee Cuisine: Cajun/Creole Author: Spencer Musselman Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 20 mins Serves: 4-5 I had this classic at Commander’s Palace when I was a kid and I always strived to recreate that experience. This is one of the first recipes that I made for my […]

Archive, Cajun/Creole

Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John Recipe Type: Main Cuisine: Soul Food Author: Spencer Musselman Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 15 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 5 Tablespoons Butter 1 whole Large Onion, Diced 6 cloves Garlic, Pressed 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Diced 4 stalks Celery, Diced 4 Tablespoons flour 1 Pound […]

Archive, Thanksgiving

Cornbread Dressing

1 recipe cornbread baked 2-4 cups of other bread that you might have around kitchen 4 beaten eggs 1 stick of butter (divided) 1 onion diced 4 celery stalks sliced 4 cups chicken or turkey  stock 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning Preheat oven to 325°F Tear up […]

Archive, Thanksgiving, Veggie

Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

After college, I moved to Jackson ,Wyoming and my first Thanksgiving away from home I was asked to make mashed potatoes for the meal.   At this point in my life I was a proficient  cook and knew that the mashed potatoes would not be a problem.  I made a recipe below to rave reviews […]

Archive, BBQ, Chicken, Thanksgiving


Spatchcocking A few years back, I started cooking poultry by taking out the back bone.  This process is called spatchcocking. Although vulgar sounding this process is highly effective and functional.  It makes your bird cook drastically faster.  It lays flat while brining and cooking so you can keep your space in your refrigerator(more cold white […]

Archive, BBQ, Chicken

Peruvian Chicken

This is the best chicken you can put in your mouth outside of perfect skillet fried chicken.   (Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen) INGREDIENTS 3tablespoons veg oil 1/4cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves 2tablespoons kosher salt 6medium garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped 1tablespoon ground black pepper 1tablespoon ground cumin 1tablespoon sugar 2teaspoons smoked paprika 1tablespoon Montreal Steak seasoning(I like the Weber) […]