1 bath of brine (recipe in book)
One 3 lb. pork loin
2 Tbl. Cheater Basic Dry Rub (recipe in book)
Brine the loin for 4 – 6 hours in the refrigerator.
Heat oven to 500 degrees
Drain loin, discarding the brine. Rinse and pat dry. Place the loin in a large roasting pan and brush with a light coating of vegetable oil. Sprinkle all sides of the loin with the dry rub. Place in the oven and immediately reduce the heat to 300 degrees. Cook for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer reaches 155 degrees. Let rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Cheater BBQ – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
This has to be one of the best indoor BBQ cookbooks I’ve ever read and used. In the recipe above I used the Apple Cider Brine, which I choose from a total of 4 simple recipes. Out of the twelve rubs and sauces to choose from I decided to use the Cheater Basic Dry Rub. The combination of the brine and rub gave my pork loin a wonder taste and a tender, juicy texture. I’ve served this to 4 of my “food testers” so far and they have given this dish a 10+. So this is a real winner.
As I’ve read through the other recipes in Cheater BBQ and have marked at least 10 more dishes to make. I miss grilling during the winter months and with the use of the bottled smoke that is applied to each dish, I can now enjoy the same taste year round. This is a must have cookbook for winter grilling as well as those summer days when it’s simply too hot to fire up the grill.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Type of Cook Book – Highly Recommended!, October 13, 2009
By CFH “chillnhill” (Blue Ridge Summit, PA USA) – See all my reviews
(TOP 100 REVIEWER)
“Stir, Laugh, Repeat” is more than a just a great collection of practical recipes. In many cases, Martha Cheves has added personal comments and stories relating to the dish and has is also populated helpful tips after each recipe.
The structure of the book is different than I am used to seeing since there isn’t a Table of Contents and the recipes are all mix up, with no real order. This was done to encourage the reader to actually read through the whole the book. Thankfully there is an Index so you can find the ones you like later.
Since I work from home most of the time and my wife works at our shop, I have been trying to make a few meals a week. This book has a lot of recipes that can actually be followed by someone with my limited skills. Also, since I am not an expert in the kitchen, the included hints are very welcome and have taught me some very handy cooking tricks.
An enjoyable and practical cookbook! Highly Recommended!
The recipes in this book are the treasured kind of American home cooking you find in regional church cookbooks. (Artichoke chicken, fried pickles, chikin’n’dumplins, chicken-fried beef tips.) Note; not diet food. But these are great for covered-dish events or when nothing but “mommy-food” will soothe your jagged nerves.
The humor is genuine, the anecdotes are fun (my fave, using horse corn to make creamed corn.)
This book could be your secret recipe horde to impress the potluck crowd.
Joanna Daneman – Amazon Reviewer
I received your book –it’s great!! I love the cover–its got a beautiful energy and the colors, title and subtitle all work really well together!
“I grew up in a restaurant that my grandparents owned. When I received Martha’s book my mom was visiting; she picked it up and proceeded to read every story to me while we both belly laughed. Stir, Laugh, Repeat is filled with delicious, simple recipes all topped off with Martha’s secret ingredient-her amazing sense of humor!”
Author, New York Times Best Seller, I Love You More
In Country Bob’s Cookbook you’ll find recipes for everything from Wingettes to Country Bob’s Chip Dip in the Appetizer section. There is Sour Cream Slaw Dressing and Cucumber and Tomato Salad in the Salad section. And Foil-Wrapped Chicken and Grilled Chicken-in-a-Pocket in the grilling section. Most of the dishes are made using Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce, which I’ve used and love. The flavor blends of this sauce adds the perfect touch to anything from baked beans to meatloaf. And I can’t wait to try their recipe for Country Bob’s Steak Taco in the main dish section.
I made one of the cakes from this cookbook and have to admit that I did make 3 changes. I used butter instead of the margarine and I used black walnut flavoring instead of the butternut. My reasons? I always bake with butter and I had no butternut flavoring so I substituted using the black walnut. My only other change was that I baked mine in a tube pan instead of 3 cake pans. Again, my reason? I just like to bake cakes in tube pans. But I still ended up with 3 layers. I simply slice my cake creating 3 layers. The cake is not only beautiful but the taste is wonderful. And the recipe for Country Bob’s Butternut Cake, as well as all of the recipes I’ve found in this book, are simple.
If you would like to see a picture of my cake, visit my site http://stirlaughrepeat.blogspot.com