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Cavey’s Holiday Helper

Posted by Caveman Cooking on December 23, 2016

Cavey’s Colossal Shrimp CocktailHanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, New Years … they’re all approaching fast. Which means you should be preparing for your Holiday feast. What’s that? You’re not ready?? Not sure what to make??? Never fear … Caveman is here! Just read on for some suggestions on how to make your celebratory spread highlight your time with friends and family.

Of course, nothing piques an appetite quite like some sumptuous appetizers. You could throw a bowl of nuts on the table and call it good. Though, at C3 we take our pre-meal hors d’oeuvres pretty seriously. A recent favorite of the Cave crowd has been Cavey’s Colossal Shrimp Cocktail. These giant seafaring crustaceans are plump, succulent, delicious, and relatively easy to make. Plus, you can make them ahead of time, and then plate them just before your guests arrive. Other tasty starters include our Baked Brie with Peach Sauce; Lamb Wontons, Teriockeye Salmon Wontons, or – if you are feeling fancy – our incredible King Crab Wontons.

Killer Chili Rojo (Red Pork) Tamales & Killer Queso (Cheese) TamalesWith Hispanic influences solidly embedded into California cuisine, it is no surprise that Tamales are a savory Christmas tradition that we have heartily embraced in the Cavehold. While we are solidly in the Gringo category on the census questionnaire, we will hold our Killer Chili Rojo (Red Pork) Tamales and Killer Queso (Cheese) Tamales up against any competition from South of the border. The masa (dough) in these two recipes is smooth, almost creamy, with a fantastic flavor all on it’s own, while the fillings are so scrumptious and hearty. A perfect blend that makes for a fiesta for your taste buds. While they are labor intensive recipes, it really is a very easy dish to pull off. Besides, if you gather your masses together for an assembly line when it comes time to actually fill and roll the tamales, it goes by very quickly.

2x Baked PotatoesSide dishes are always a key to making any Holiday meal a memorable gathering. 2x Baked Potatoes are always a welcomed Holiday treat. Yes, they are truly the “angioplasty special”. But, you aren’t starting your New Year’s resolutions for another week or so! Besdies, it’s the Holidays … live it up!! If you need to tone it down a bit, you could always opt for our Roasted Red Balsamic Potatoes for a tasty tater alternative. Other sides you might consider are our Sauteed Asian Veggies, Caramelized Red Pear Salad, and our annual must-have Super Spinach Soufflé. You can’t go wrong, no matter what you choose.

The main course usually goes one of two ways for the Holidays: turkey or beef. Since we recently enjoyed a T-day Turkey Brined bird over Thanksgiving, along with some Phenomenal Focaccia Stuffing, we are opting for our world renowned Glazed Teriyamic Prime Rib. Whether you call it Prime Rib, Standing Rib Roast, or a bone-in Ribeye Roast this is one recipe that is full of flavorful nuances. It is a delectable dish that will have everyoneteriyamicprimerib at the table silent, save for the occasional mewl of palatable pleasure.

A sweet treat is always the way to end a marvelous meal. Unfortunately, the Cavewoman does most of the baking and dessert making around here, and the vast majority of her incredible recipes have yet to make it onto this cyber rag. However, we do have a few posted up that might merit consideration. At the top of the list are her Hand-Dipped Holiday Cookies and other treats. These are an easy way to take some of your favorite store-bought cookies and turn them into something special to cap your Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanza-New Year’s soirée. Plus, you’ll see that you also get to make pretzel/nut clusters, as well … my personal favorite. Some other temptations include our Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Easy Peasy Cherry Crumble Cake,Hand-Dipped Holiday Cookies or simply top some ice cream with either our Cognac Marinated Mint Strawberries or Candied Kahlua Pecans. Any of these will certainly put the finishing touches onto your Holiday bill of faire.

I know! I know!! I’ve given you so many options to choose from. But, isn’t that better than being stuck in menu limbo like you were before you read this post? Yeah … I thought so! Besides, you could always just celebrate ALL the Holidays … it will give you an excuse to make more than one Holiday meal! 😉 Let us know how it goes.

The entire Cave clan wishes you a happy, healthy, and delicious Holiday season.

©2016 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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Week 4 Winner!

Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 29, 2015

Broil King Imperial™ Chicken Roaster with PanCongratulations to Dana Rodriguez! She is the week 4 winner in our Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. Cricket will be receiving a Broil King Imperial™ Chicken Roaster with Pan which we reviewed last week.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret! We will be reviewing and giving away another great grilling accessory from Broil King on Monday (8/31)! Be sure to check back to read the review and enter for your chance to win it.

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Week 3 Winner!

Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 22, 2015

Broil King Rib & Roast RackCongratulations to Cricket Sosa! She is the week 3 winner in our Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. Cricket will be receiving a Broil King Rib & Roast Rack which we reviewed last week.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret! We will be reviewing and giving away another great grilling accessory from Broil King on Monday (8/24)! Be sure to check back to read the review and enter for your chance to win it.

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REVIEW: Broil King Rib & Roast Rack

Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 17, 2015

Broil King Rib & Roast Rack
This is the third of five reviews & giveaways we are conducting as part of the Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. At the end of this report are all the details of how you can win the item we are field testing this week. Be sure to read the rules.

Broil King Rib & Roast RackOne of our favorite meals in the Cavehold are barbecued ribs. Doesn’t matter if you make them in the smoker, or on the grill with indirect heat and a smoker box, we love ’em! I mean, what could be more Cavemanesque than meat on a bone cooked by smoke and fire, right? So, it should come as no surprise that one of the BBQ tools we chose to review from the Broil King Grilling Accessories collection was their Rib & Roast Rack.

Anyone that has ever tried to cook up some scrumptious ribs with the above mentioned techniques knows that the only limiting factor is the amount of ribs you can “Q” at once. Depending on the size of your grill only one, or two racks if you have 5 or more burners, is the max you can evenly heat indirectly. Even the smaller round or refrigerator style smokers can accommodate two, or three at most. If you are cooking for a large gathering of like-minded carnivorous Neanderthals, that just isn’t enough. And, if you want to grill up, or smoke, something else simultaneously … forget about it!

Uncooked Ribs in Broil King Rib & Roast Rack.Enter the Broil King Rib & Roast Rack. With the ability to stand up 7 racks of ribs in the same area you are cooking one or two racks directly on the grids, this grilling accessory holds the promise to feed your entire clan. Let’s take a look see.

When we removed the rack from the packaging, the first thing we noticed was the solid, heavy duty construction of the stainless steel rack. No worries about the weight of a full seven racks, or a large roast or bird, having an effect on the structural integrity of this Broil King accessory. We also liked the included rib recipe on the enclosed instructions which claim that the rack is indeed machine washable. However, we opted for the hand wash option and found that some warm soapy water and a soft scrub sponge worked well in making the rack look like new after use.

Basting Ribs in the Broil King Rib & Roast RackSpeaking of which, for our field test, we used three half-racks of full pork spare ribs with tips. They readily loaded in, leaving plenty of room for another four full or half racks. Though, we did notice that the thickest end of one of the half-racks would not fit into the center racks on one side of the ribs. Which does leave us wondering if the huge beef ribs some folks prefer would have a fit issue there. Though, they will surely fit into the end spaces of the Broil King Rib & Roast Rack.

We placed a drip pan under the rack (under the grates), heated the Broil King Baron 440 grill until the smoker box started giving up clouds of apple/alder/pecan vapor, and then situated the racked ribs in the center of the grill over two unused burners, along with six large bone-in chicken breasts. The hood temp was kept around 300°F, which smoked and slow roasted the ribs over a 2 hour period. That’s when we opened the grill and basted the ribs before giving them another 12 minutes under the hood. Even while stood up in the rack, the ribs were easily slathered in some Killer BBQ Sauce. The end result was three evenly, perfectly cooked half-racks that were tender and tasty. The Broil King Rib & Roast Rack also made for easy removal of the ribs when they were done.

Could we have gotten similar cooking results without the rack? Sure … if we wanted to have had two separate cooking sessions, as we couldn’t have fit all three of those half-racks and the chicken breasts on the grill with the two outside burners going. Plus, we never needed to open the hood and turn the ribs, as they received even uniform heat across each entire rib rack. So, if you want to perfectly barbecue a bunch of ribs, while making the entire process easier and more efficient, then this is the tool for you. We are marking down slightly for the possible fit issue discussed above. But, that shouldn’t dissuade you from adding this Broil King grilling accessory to your collection, as the thin side of any rack should fit fine. Want to win one? Look below.

MSRP – $47.95, seen online as low as $39

Cave Club Rating: 4.5 Clubs
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Cave Club Scale
5 Clubs = The Missing Link
4 Clubs = Rock Solid
3 Clubs = Better Than Sharp Stick
2 Clubs = Not Fully Evolved
1 Club = Should Be Extinct

WANT TO WIN A BROIL KING RIB & ROAST RACK?
This Friday 8/21/2015, one lucky person will win their own sample of the Broil King Rib & Roast Rack! To enter, you’ll have to read the above review here on the C3 blog and comment below with the words “I WANT ONE” by 11:59:59PM PDT this Thursday 8/20/2015.
Want additional entries? It’s simple! Gain an additional entry when you “Like” Caution: Caveman Cooking on Facebook, and another each when you follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You’ll also gain another entry when you “Like” Broil King on Facebook, and another each when you follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Plus, one more entry by “Sharing” our Facebook link to this week’s review of the Broil King Q-Lite™. Of course, if you already like or follow us on those sites you will automatically receive those entries … just let us know your names on those sites in your comment below. That’s 8 total entries up for grabs to give you a a better shot of winning. Be sure to read the contest rules.
Good luck!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! See who won.

©2015 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This review originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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Week 2 Winner!

Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 16, 2015

Broil King Meat ClawsCongratulations to Rachael Bhardwaj! She is the week 2 winner in our Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. Rachael will be receiving a set of Broil King Meat Claws which we reviewed last week.

Didn’t win? Don’t fret! We will be reviewing and giving away another great grilling accessory from Broil King tomorrow! Be sure to check back to read the review and enter for your chance to win it.

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REVIEW: Broil King Meat Claws

Posted by Caveman Cooking on August 10, 2015

Broil King Meat Claws
This is the second of five reviews & giveaways we are conducting as part of the Summer Grilling Review & Receive Series. At the end of this report are all the details of how you can win the item we are field testing this week. Be sure to read the rules.

Broil Kind Meat ClawsThis review is pretty simple: If you make pulled pork, pulled beef, pulled chicken, Carnitas, or any other meat dish that requires shredding said meat, YOU NEED THESE! Broil King scores again!!

Our Dutch Oven R&R Pulled Pork is a Cave clan favorite. Though, it is one of the more labor intensive recipes featured here on C3. Especially when you consider the effort involved in shredding an 8 pound Pork Butt. Until now, that is! Even though a properly cooked pork shoulder will easily fall apart, by the time you are finished shredding (usually 10-15 minutes) using two forks your hands can be quite tired, and even on the verge of cramping.

However, with the Broil King Meat Claws, your shredding time will be reduced by as much as 90%! The 8 pounder below was completely shredded in less than 90 seconds!! Your hands will thank you for the wide ergonomic handles, and large perfectly spaced tines, which contribute to the amazing comfort, as well as the incredible speed factor, of this tool.

When you pull (no pun intended) these meat claws from the package you’ll immediately notice the perfect balancing, and the heavy duty feel, their design imparts. The Broil King Meat Claws also come with a silicone holder/hanging coupler that will allow you to conveniently store them together … nothing worse than trying to find that “missing sock”. Broil King claims that the holder/coupler is heat resistant to 500°F and dishwasher safe! This tool is also accompanied by an information sheet that includes a recipe for Smoked Shredded Pork Barbecue Sandwiches and a claim that the tool itself is also machine washable. Though, we found that they cleaned up very nicely and swiftly by hand with a sponge and some soapy water.

Pulling Pork with Broil King Meat ClawsSo, if you are a shredder and want to get the job done comfortably, quickly, and easily, you need to get your claws on these claws! The Broil King Meat Claws are certainly a tool that should be in every barbecuer’s tool box. While these technically do qualify as a “sharp stick”, they are vastly better and receive our highest “5 Club” rating. Want to win some? Look below.

MSRP – $30, seen online as low as $22

Cave Club Rating: 5 Clubs
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Cave Club Scale
5 Clubs = The Missing Link
4 Clubs = Rock Solid
3 Clubs = Better Than Sharp Stick
2 Clubs = Not Fully Evolved
1 Club = Should Be Extinct

WANT TO WIN SOME BROIL KING MEAT CLAWS?
This Friday 8/14/2015, one lucky person will win their own sample of the Broil King Meat Claws! To enter, you’ll have to read the above review here on the C3 blog and comment below with the words “I WANT ONE” by 11:59:59PM PDT this Thursday 8/13/2015.
Want additional entries? It’s simple! Gain an additional entry when you “Like” Caution: Caveman Cooking on Facebook, and another each when you follow us on Twitter and Instagram. You’ll also gain another entry when you “Like” Broil King on Facebook, and another each when you follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Plus, one more entry by “Sharing” our Facebook link to this week’s review of the Broil King Q-Lite™. Of course, if you already like or follow us on those sites you will automatically receive those entries … just let us know your names on those sites in your comment below. That’s 8 total entries up for grabs to give you a a better shot of winning. Be sure to read the contest rules.
Good luck!
THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! See who won.

©2015 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This review originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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C3TV: Dutch Oven R&R Pulled Pork

Posted by Caveman Cooking on December 5, 2011

Here it is! The world premier of our new online video cooking series!! Please be sure to leave your comments, as we strive to improve the show with each and every episode. Also, be sure to view all the way through the credits for some added “bonus footage”. 😉

Being a Caveman and all, I love to put meat on the grill or in the smoker. That said, I must challenge the purists who insist that good Pulled Pork has to be cooked via one of those methods. This recipe will prove that this dish doesn’t always have to be made in the great outdoors.

Series Premier
Episode 101

©2011 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at https://cavemancooking.wordpress.com authored by Caveman. This may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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Winner, Winner! Organic Beef Dinner!!

Posted by Caveman Cooking on June 22, 2010

Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
We are extremely excited to announce the winner of our very first giveaway promotion on the C3 site. Erin Neu of New York has won Rocky Mountain Organic MeatsGood Cooking Bundle” – 20 pounds of RMOM’s grass-fed Organic Beef including Sirloin Steaks, Eye of Round Steaks, Cube Steaks, Ground Beef, Ground Beef Patties, Stew Meat, Kabob Meat, Fajita Meat, Chuck Roast, Beef Brisket Roast and London Broil that will be shipped directly to her. Congratulations, Erin!Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
We also want to thank everyone for the hundreds of entries we received. The response to this giveaway was greater than we ever expected for our first online promotion. THANK YOU! Since so many people enjoyed participating, we are already working on our next giveaway. Stay tuned for it sometime after the 4th of July weekend – especially if you like to eat!
Speaking of which, the Cave family will be taking a summer road-trip shortly. So, recipe posts will be few and far in between for a couple of weeks. But, be sure to stop by while we’re gone, as I hope to post from the road about some of our adventures … culinary and otherwise.

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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Want Beef? Giveaway

Posted by Caveman Cooking on April 19, 2010

Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
We are extremely excited to announce our very first giveaway promotion on the C3 site. We have teamed up with Rocky Mountain Organic Meats, purveyors of the finest Certified Organic pasture-raised grass-fed beef and lamb in the country, to offer one lucky winner Rocky Mountain’s “Good Cooking Bundle” – a $138 value! It’s 20 pounds of RMOM’s grass-fed Organic Beef including Sirloin Steaks, Eye of Round Steaks, Cube Steaks, Ground Beef, Ground Beef Patties, Stew Meat, Kabob Meat, Fajita Meat, Chuck Roast, Beef Brisket Roast and London Broil that will be shipped directly to you from Rocky Mountain Organic Meats. Rocky Mountain Organic Meats
Entering is easy-peasy, as all you have to do is reply to this post with the words “I Want Beef” and you will receive one (1) entry into the grand prize drawing. Want more chances to win? We’ve got that for you, too! You can receive an additional single (1) entry by following Caution: Caveman Cooking on Twitter, and another single (1) entry by following Rocky Mountain Organic Meats on Twiitter (you must have a Twitter account to follow and receive these entries). An additional two (2) entries are available for anyone who subscribes to the Caution: Caveman Cooking “Entries RSS Feed” or “Email Subscription” (yes, you may subscribe to both for a total of 4 more entries). Another two (2) entries may be earned by browsing the Rocky Mountain Organic Meats website, copying the URL/page address of your favorite cut of meat they offer, and pasting it in your comment/reply here. Finally, another two (2) additional entries may be earned if you subscribe to the Rocky Mountain Organic Meats Newsletter, available only through their website.
Rocky Mountain Organic MeatsA maximum of 11 entries are available to each visitor to the C3 website who choose to enter. Please, be sure to mention on your comment/reply which additional entries you are seeking to qualify for so that we may follow up and credit you accordingly!
The entry deadline for this promotion is 11:59 PM PDT on Friday 5/28/2010. At that time we will draw the winner at random from all verified entries received before the deadline. The winner will be announced within seven (7) days of the promotion’s end.
We hope everyone enjoys the “Want Beef? Giveaway”, and we thank you for visiting C3!
Please, read the rules!

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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