Monthly Archives: May 2011

Brian’s Best Rib Rub

1 Rack Pork Ribs
Olive Oil for brushing
Rack Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning
No Moosteak Grill n’ Rub Seasoning


Brush both sides of your meat with the olive oil so the rub will have something to adhere to.

Next, generously rub the Rack Ragin’ Cajun Seasoning on both sides of the ribs.

Cover and bake in the oven at 225 degrees for 4 hours. Transfer ribs to the grill, cooking at medium heat for at least 5 minutes on each side, and finishing them using The No Moosteak Grill n’ Rub Seasoning.

Leave on the grill longer for a blackened flavor.

Yields: 4 Servings

Total Time: 4 Hours 20 Min.
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 4 Hours 10 Min.


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Taco Salad

We enjoy this year round but I actually forgot about it until I was working on some photos for our up and coming cookbook. Ever since, I have been craving it so I made it last week. This is one of our “Time Saver” recipes, and it sure came in handy as I had a busy schedule that day and forgot to take something out for dinner. It serves a lot and it is quite filling. You could substitute ground turkey as well. Get creative with the toppings; sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo or even salsa would be great!

Taco Salad

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, cut or torn into strips
1 16 oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium red onion, sliced
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
sliced black olives to taste
tortilla chips, crushed
1 8 oz. bottle Thousand Island Dressing
2-3 Tbls The Zesty Moose Mexican Seasoning
2/3 cup water


In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat, drain fat. Add The Zesty Moose Seasoning and 2/3 Cup of water. Bring to boil and simmer until liquid is absorbed. In a large bowl, layer the beef, lettuce, beans, onions, cheese, olives and tortilla chips. Top with dressing or serve on the side.

Serves: 12

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Las Vegas Food Travels

We went to Las Vegas last week and went to a lovely little Mexican restaurant in the New York New York Hotel & Casino. We spotted this lovely little Gem several years ago and we just keep coming back. It’s called GonZalez Y GonZalez. The food is yummy and the price is reasonable. The portions are just right, and the service has been consistent every time we have visited. Their Drinks are a little high priced, but the atmosphere combined with the food and friendly staff more than makes up for that! Their menu offers some unique appetizers such as shrimp jalapenos, and a huge selection of entrees to choose from.

The New York New York Hotel & Casino is a fun place, and it is kid friendly. They have a huge outdoor roller coaster that goes around the outside and upon its return it actually goes inside the casino where you can view it from the restaurant. I am not fond of rides but I did ride this coaster a couple of years ago. I’m afraid I can’t share my experience about the ride as I had my eyes closed the whole time. The casino itself is laid out much like the streets of New York with detailed outside shop facades with patio dining in front of the little shops. It truly is a New York experience. They also own three additional restaurants such as America, The Sporting House Bar & Grill and Gallagher’s Steakhouse. So whether you’re a Las Vegas regular or visiting for the first time, make sure you check out Gonzalez Y Gonzalez! Here is the link to their dining site:

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