Mississippi Roast

June 25, 2018 § Leave a comment

Kenneth Bargers Mississippi RoastMississippi Roast

This is an old southern recipe that has come back to life with the resurgence of the crock pot popularity this past year. The beauty of this delicious roast is no mixing, no fuss, and will come out the same no matter how many times you make it. Great for Sunday suppers – Enjoy!

1 chuck roast, 3-4 lbs
1 ranch dressing mix package
1 au jus gravy mix package (McCormicks works well)
6 whole pepperoncini peppers
4 tabs butter (half stick)

In your crock pot (slow cooker) on low setting place in the following order – roast – on top of roast sprinkle ranch package, sprinkle au jus package, pepperoncini peppers, 4 tabs of butter. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Do not stir. Begin checking around the 6 hour mark to see if roast will pull with fork.


  • Do not add water – will make its own gravy
  • Do not add salt at the beginning – packages will be sufficient, and you can add salt and pepper to taste when completed
  • Depending on your taste you can add more pepperoncini peppers – our family likes the tang and bite, so we always add more to the recipe

Kenneth Bargers



Grilling Marinade

June 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

Kenneth Bargers Grilling MarinadeGrilling Marinade

½ cup olive oil
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice (fresh)
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 large clove garlic minced
1 teaspoon white pepper

This is a great go-to grilling marinade for beef, chicken and pork. Thoroughly whisk all ingredients. Marinade in glass covered dish or plastic food bag a minimum of 2 hours – best if meat is in marinade overnight.

Can be used for shrimp or scallops – delete the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce from recipe – add 1 ½ teaspoons of salt – marinade for no more than 20-30 minutes as the lemon juice will cook the seafood.

Kenneth Bargers

Comforting White Chili

November 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

Comforting White Chili

Easy recipe to prepare  This is a great use for leftover Thanksgiving turkey or roasted chicken!

WhiteChili-25-6 cups white-meat turkey or chicken; large rough chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large Vidalia or sweet onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
8 oz can chopped green chilies
1 fresh jalapeno, finely chopped, include seeds for heat if desired
1 tablespoon cumin
3 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
32 oz chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Suggested Optional Toppings
Cilantro, Queso Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese, Pico De Gallo, Salsa

In large pot heat olive oil on medium heat. Add minced garlic and chopped onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add meat, green chilies, chopped jalapeno and stir to thoroughly heat. Add cumin, salt, pepper and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Incorporate white beans and chicken stock. Stir, cover and cook on medium low for minimum of two hours to meld and break-down the meat; stirring periodically. For those that prefer a tighter chili – a corn starch slurry may be needed to finish the pot.

This is a hearty white chili that can be served with cornbread and optional toppings.

by Kenneth Bargers

Hash Brown Casserole

November 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

HashBrownCasseroleHash Brown Casserole

2 pounds frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
½ cup melted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ cup chopped onion
1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

¾ cup crushed cornflakes
¼ cup melted butter

Combine all but the last two ingredients in a casserole. Mix Cornflakes with butter and spread this mixture over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Serves 12.

NOTE: This freezes nicely. You can divide recipe and serve half and freeze half. Great for cookouts and family or church gatherings.

recipe by Valeria Ball; shared by Becky St. John

Pumpkin Martini

November 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

PumpkinMartini-Nov2013PUMPKIN MARTINI

1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons half and half
1 tablespoon canned pure pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Combine the sugar and ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice on a small plate. Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in water, then dip in the sugar to coat.

In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, half and half, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice. Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepared glass.

Source: Kristen Evans Dittami; www.realsimple.com

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July 15, 2012 § Leave a comment

Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad

June 26, 2012 § Leave a comment


4, ears corn, type preferred, roasted or grilled, shaved from the cobb
1, green bell pepper, roasted or grilled, charred, peeled, deveined, roughly chopped
1, red bell pepper, roasted or grilled, charred, peeled, deveined, roughly chopped
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove, garlic, finely minced
2 sprigs, fresh thyme, finely chopped
1 sprig, fresh oregano, finely chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

In large bowl combine all ingredients. Serve at room temperature or cooled. Note: To maintain roasted flavor it is not recommended to add acid (such as vinegar or citrus).

Source: Kenneth Bargers Solutions

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