Tom's Test Kitchen's Recipes

Greek Chicken On My Vertical Roasting Spit

Trying out my new stainless steel vertical roasting spit. Works like a charm, kind of a vertical shish kabob. - 102.237

Easy Homemade Lasagna

I wanted to show a co-worker how easy it was to make homemade lasagna. - 104.063

Homemade Borracho Beans

So good and so easy to make, you will never eat canned borracho beans again after making these. - 103.582

Pork And Sausage Chili

I had some left-over pork and andouille sausage so I decided to make some chili. It turned out great and was perfect on this cold night. - 105.947

Sausage Stuffed Pork Roast

This was inspired by my Brazilian friend Andre at BBQ EM CASA. Even though I don't speak Portuguese I can still understand what he is presenting in his videos. - 101.633

Tuna Melt Sandwich

I wanted to try out my new studio lighting. We decided on tuna melts for dinner so I thought I'd shoot a video showing how I make a tuna melt. The lighting was perfect and so were the sandwiches. - 103.683

Tacos Al Pastor Mexico City Style

I've always wanted to try and make tacos al pastor in the traditional style of Mexico City, grilled using a vertical spit. This is what I came up with and it worked great. - 104.615

Bourbon Ball Cake With A Chocolate Ganache Topping

I came up with this idea for a bourbon ball cake, topping it with a chocolate ganache. For a first attempt I think I did pretty good, it was very tasty, just the right amount of bourbon. I think it could use more corn syrup. - 104.503

Kentucky Bourbon Balls

Nothing says Merry Christmas like bourbon balls in Kentucky. - 104.534

Footy's Wing Sauce

Sal from "The Rootboy Cooks" helps me out with some chicken wings. - 94.7413

Hungarian Red Kidney Bean Soup

This is a delicious and hardy soup that is perfect for a cold winter dinner. - 108.268

Smoked Turkey Breast

Just in time for Thanksgiving. For many of us a whole turkey it too much, a whole turkey breast is perfect. I used DW's Original BBQ rub for this, the wood used was my tried and true post oak. - 105.847

No Fuss Pot Roast

Pot roast with carrots and potatoes cooked on the grill. - 105.628

Salsa Wings

Playing around with chicken wings. I buy this salsa from a local Mexican market and it is awesome. Thought I'd try it out with chicken wings, turned out great. Also trying my hand with full music and no talking on this video. It's my quickest video ever but... - 114.157

Cookie Butter - Speculaas

Trader Joe's sells something called Cookie Butter, they can't keep it on the shelf. Here's how to make it yourself. - 97.4892

Beef Barbacoa For Tacos

This is an awesome recipe for beef barbacoa. These tacos were the best I've ever had. - 106.442

Traditional Buffalo Wings

I prefer to bake my chicken wings, makes much less of a mess than deep frying. - 106.575

Bacon And Hatch Chili Wrapped Shrimp

A very simple and tasty appetizer. All you need are fresh shrimp, bacon, roasted Hatch chilies, salt and pepper. Don't worry if you can't find Hatch chilies, they are Anaheim chilies that can be found year round in most supermarkets. - 103.794

Seafood Dipping Sauce

This is a really good sauce for grilled shrimp. - 98.7348

Crockpot Shrimp Boil For Two

This is for a contest that Rival is sponsoring, turned out really good but I should have added the corn right before the shrimp. - 95.3288

Puerto Rican Style Roast Pork

This turned out so good, very tender and flavorful. I will be making this again. - 99.1122

Grilled Tofu

Grilled up some tofu today with KirBBQ's chicken rub. Don't knock it until you've tried it. - 82.7852

Pork Star Ribs

Pork ribs using DarylCincy's "DW Pork Star" rub. I also use a Hatch chili BBQ sauce that I made. - 79.2976

Hatch Chili Bbq Sauce

It's Hatch chili season and I wanted to come up with a new recipe for using them. I think the BBQ sauce is it. - 100.917

Avocado Cheesecake With A Raspberry Margarita Topping

This is a cheesecake that I entered in The Real Women of Philadelphia's annual cheesecake contest. It might sound odd but trust me it's really good. - 107.293

Smoked Brisket With Dw's Original Bbq Rub

My friend Daryl of DarylCincy DW's Southern Cooking sent me some of his BBQ rub to try out. I smoked a brisket using his Original rub, awesome flavor. This is a really tasty BBQ rub. - 106.213

Sweet Sun Tea

Yep, a video showing how to make sun tea. I realize there are many folks who know how to make sun tea, but I was surprised to find out that many don't. - 110.873

Grilled Steak Salad

This is my video response to BBQBros grilling contest. - 88.1934

Kirbbq Wings

I'm trying out a chicken rub and bbq sauce that Ed over at KirBBQ sent me. He makes these rubs and sauces. Check out the video to see what I think. - 77.833

Southwestern Grilled Shrimp

GETTING READY 1. In a small bowl, put all the ingredients for the marinade together and mix well. 2. Put the shrimp into the marinade and toss well to coat each piece. Set aside for 30 minutes. (Meanwhile you may get your grill ready) MAKING 3. Put the... - 92.9109

The Bul Kogi Burger

This is my video response to the ManCaveMeals Burger Bash 2013 contest. I really tried to keep it as close to 10 minutes as I could so I had to separate the video for the Kim Chee Mayo. I will add a link to the mayo, it really made this burger. - 97.0673

Kim Chee Mayo

This is a recipe for a Kim Chee mayo that will be a condiment for my Bul Kogi burger. It is very simple and very tasty. It's not spicy at all and has a great flavor. - 84.4267

Pork Ribs

Troy from spacecowboytx gave me some awesome BBQ rub and sauce. They are perfect on pork ribs. Here are links to the spices and Troy's channel. For the rub, please check & for the Texas Rib Candy, please check... - 76.8851

Texas Hot Wiener Sauce Ii

I've always wanted to revisit an older video of mine for this recipe, wow was that really 6 years ago. I had a crappy camera and really didn't know what I was doing. I think this video gives justice to this awesome hot dog sauce. - 109.385

Smoked Onion And Garlic Salad Dressing

This is a salad dressing that was inspired by a smoked onion mayo that Rus at Smokey Ribs made for his Po' Boy sandwich. I used it here as a dressing for a grilled steak salad, it would also be great as a dip for veggies. - 108.793

5 Layer Pizza Dip Recipe

Here's a new twist on the classic 5 layer dip. This makes a great appetizer for your summertime get togethers. - 100.112

Duck Pastrami Sandwich

This is my entry into the BallisticBBQ video grilling contest for 2013. I started by making pickled cabbage last weekend, deboned a whole duck, rubbed with seasoning and smoked. - 111.295

Pickled Cabbage

Working on a sandwich condiment, I wanted something crunchy, sweet and tangy. This pickled cabbage fits the bill. - 116.893

Grilled Avocado Eggs

One of my youtube friends recently uploaded a baked avocado with cheese video. I thought I could kick it up a little on the grill. Turned out great. - 96.2695

Pigs In A Pretzel

Those pretzel buns were so good that I wanted to use them for other things. This is one of the first things that came to mind. - 79.5352

Wendy's New Bacon Cheeseburger - Clone

Wendy's restaurant is testing a new burger in select locations. I have not seen them here in Texas so I decided to create my own. The burger itself is not very different, what is new is the pretzel bun that they are using. John over at mancavemeals recently... - 105.6

Vintage No Cook Bbq Sauce

MAKING: 1)In a medium saucepan heat olive oil and fry the onions. 2)To the pan now add canned tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, Worchestershire sauce, sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, prepared horseradish, hot sauce and mayonnaise and mix well. 3)Make... - 90.567

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries With Crushed Peanut Butter Pretzels

Just a quick video of something I came up with at the last minute for Mother's day. - 102.352

Smokin' Guns Bbq Rub

I was asked if I could create the BBQ rub from Smokin' Guns BBQ in Kansas City based on an episode of Diners, Drive-In's and Dives. Here's what I came up with. - 98.2201

Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries

Just in time for Mother's Day. Huge strawberries are hollowed out and filled with a cheesecake like mixture then dipped in melted chocolate. The chocolate strawberries are placed in graham cracker crumbs then placed on a sheet of wax paper and chilled. - 105.189

Bone Suckin' Bbq Sauce Clone

I was recently asked by someone in The Netherlands if I had a good BBQ sauce recipe. They don't have much of a selection of sauces there and can't even order it online since it can't be shipped there. I did have a recipe but never showed how to make it, I... - 105.933

Tango Bay Cheddar Biscuits

GETTING READY: 1) In a large bowl, combine the bisquick mix along with cheddar cheese and cold water. 2 Combine the ingredients well so that they turn into a smooth paste. You can use your hands or a spatula to this. It is not necessary that the cheese is... - 100.888

Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

One of my family's favorite warm weather meals. - 104.282

Filipino Inspired Hot Dog Sauce

This is based on a Filipino spaghetti sauce recipe I recently saw. I thought it looked like the makings of a really good hot dog sauce, I was right. - 100.282

Bacon Pimento Mac And Cheese

GETTING READY: 1)In a pot of boiling water cook the elbow macaroni till al-dente which means half done. The macaroni will be cooked further in the oven later during the recipe. 2)On a stove or a grill roast the red bell pepper and discard the skin completely... - 105.109

Turkey Pastrami

This turned out really good. - 96.9935

Green Chili Cornbread Casserole

MAKING: 1)In a large bowl empty the can of whole kernel and cream style corn along with the mild chilies, sour cream, eggs and melted butter and stir well. 2)To the bowl now add in the corn bread mix, make sure to stir this slowly as you combine the cornbread... - 102.093

Frito Pie Burgers

I don't remember where I saw this but it sounded like a great idea. The original called for canned chili but I thought the chili sauce I made would be perfect, and it was. - 106.462

Chipotle's Carnitas

Every time I eat at Chipotle I always get the Carnitas, it's a type of pulled pork. It is so good that I wanted to make it at home but all of the so called "Chipotle Carnitas Clones" I found none of them even came close. I finally found one that used the... - 99.4422

Homemade Pastrami - From Scratch

This pastrami turned out really good, soak it over night after the brining for a less salty brisket. I like it salty, reminds me of country ham. - 113.04

Gyro Burgers

These turned out really good. - 102.006

Chili Sauce

This is a sauce I came up with for chicken wings, it seems like it would be great for many other uses. Here is the recipe for just the sauce. - 102.323

Chuy's Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

Trying to replicate Chuy's famous Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. I think this is pretty darn close. You can add more jalapeno if you want it spicier. Thanks for the suggestion Beth! - 94.0214

Chili Wings - Vr To Pandmonium2k7

GETTING READY: 1)Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. MAKING: For The Sauce: 2)Heat the sauce pan and add butter and melt. To the sauce pan add chili powder, onion, pepper, cumin powder and reduce the heat to a simmer. 3)To the sauce pan add the spicy V8 juice... - 101.721

Avocado Margaritas

My buddy Willis Lion asked me if I could make an avocado margarita the way Curra's in Austin makes them. I accepted the challenge and I think they turned out pretty good. - 98.2794

Homemade Tabasco Salt

Goes very well with Avocado Margaritas. - 84.8676

The Reuben Sandwich

I've been getting a lot of requests for a Reuben sandwich. I didn't show how I cook the corned beef in this video but I added a link to one of my other videos that shows how. - 92.1133

Texas Pimento Cheese

This is how I make pimento cheese, it is so good. - 99.4319

The Best Roast Beef Sandwich

How to make the best roast beef sandwich? Start with really good roast beef. - 98.4535

Mixed Greens With Cold Smoked Salt Pork

I wanted to make some greens this weekend and decided to try making them in the crock pot. I also wanted to try cold smoking some salt pork. The greens came out perfect. I like using a mix of kale, collard and mustard greens. - 96.0317

Filet O' Fish Slawsa Style

This is not a clone of McDonald's Filet O' Fish sandwich, instead I actually found these really tasty sandwich sized fish fillets and wanted to try them out. I topped them with the Slawsa I made and they were really good. - 97.6192

For The Big Game: Jalapeno Popper Dip

Just in time for the big game. I wanted to come up with a quick and easy appetizer that incorporated jalapeno poppers and a dip. I think this fits the bill. - 106.869

Slawsa Clone - Hot Dog Condiment

I saw this condiment on thehotdogman channel and thought it looked really interesting. It's something called Slawsa. I did some research and thought I'd try making it myself. I'm not sure if this tastes like the original but it tastes really good. - 99.9442

Vr To Smokyribs1 - The Jersey Burger

My video response to Rus at smokyribs1 for his 200th subscriber contest. I call it The Jersey Burger. - 95.2226

Hot Crab And Avocado Spread

An easy and tasty appetizer for any occasion. - 111.715

15 Bean Soup

Just what you need on a cold winter night, 15 bean soup with corn bread. - 115.335

Smoked Brisket Chili

I had some left-over brisket so I thought it would be good in chili, and it was. - 109.43

Lemonade Chicken Wings

GETTING READY 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. MAKING 2. Take a 1 gallon zip lock bag, add in all the ingredients for the chicken wings and mix well. 3. Add the chicken wings and mix the ingredients until the meat is well coated. 4. Take a baking sheet... - 127.554

Quick And Easy Lasagna

This is how I make lasagna for my family. They love the over-done cheese. - 113.745

Italian Roasted Pork And Broccoli Rabe Sandwich

This sandwich was so good, the family loved it. I've never had the original at Dinic's in Philadelphia but if it's this good it has to be awesome. - 118.978

Jason's Deli Shrimp And Pasta Salad

Jason's Deli: Shrimp and Pasta Salad - 114.393

Spicy Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole

GETTING READY 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. MAKING 2. In a large mixing bowl, add the cheddar cheese soup, milk and salsa. Mix until all the ingredients are combined well. 3. Stir in the hash potatoes and mix until well combined. 4. Take a greased... - 112.806

Spicy Buffalo Style Pork Ribs

Experimenting with a pork rib recipe that I came up with. They were really good. - 115.008

7 Layer Jalapeno Poppers

A little something I came up with, would be great for the "Big Game". - 113.321

Thanksgiving Leftovers - Chicken And Dumpling Soup

MAKING 1. In a pot on high heat, pour in the chicken stock and bring it to a rolling boil. 2. Once it starts boiling, add the celery and onions and mix well. 3. Add in the carrots and dried parsley and stir well. Cover it and let it simmer for about 10 - 12... - 117.126

Holiday Apple Cider Spiked With Bourbon

MAKING 1. In a pot over medium high, pour in the apple cider after giving it a good shake in the bottle. 2. Take the apple one at a time and press about 5-6 cloves into the apple at random points. Once done, place them in the pot with the apple cider. 3. Add... - 106.756

Pork Ribs In The Oven

It was cold and windy but I really wanted pork ribs. I decided to try and cook them in the oven using one of those bags for roasting turkeys. They turned out great! I didn't smoke them so they didn't have that nice smokey flavor, lets just say there were no... - 110.186

My Vr To Ballistic Bbq Grilling Contest - Tri-tip Sandwich

This is my entry in the Ballistic BBQ grilling contest. Here I try to recreate the El Toro sandwich from Phil's BBQ in San Diego. I think it turned out well. - 109.921

Brontosaurus Ribs - Ballistic Bbq Outdoor Cooking Contest

This is my entry into Ballistic BBQ's Outdoor Cooking Contest. On the menu, Brontosaurus size beef ribs, Ranchero pinto beans and cole slaw. - 112.254

Easy Weeknight Manicotti

This recipe idea is from Cooks Illustrated or Cooks Country I don't remember now. It's a very simple and easy way to make manicotti or cannelloni. I modified it using small curd cottage cheese instead of ricotta, I think cottage cheese has a better texture. - 116.706

Hell Burger

My first cooking video using the new Canon EOS Rebel T3, it's also the first time I've used iMovie on my Macbook to edit a video. I think it turned out well, once I figured out how to use iMovie. This is my version of a Hell Burger, very spicy and tasty. - 112.33

Pastrami Burger

GETTING READY 1. In a spice grinder, grind together the pickling spice until fine. 2. In a bowl with ground beef, add in the soaked bread, kosher salt, pickling spice, paprika. Mix with hand until well combined to form patties. 3. Cover this beef mixture with... - 116.618

Salsa Dry Mix - Part 1

This video is in 2 parts. This is part 1. Watch Salsa Dry Mix - Part 2, for the full recipe. - 112.446

Stuffed Peppers

GETTING READY 1. In a mixing bowl, add ground beef, rice, eggs, kosher salt, black pepper and mix with hand until well incorporated. Set aside. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. MAKING 3. On a board, place the green bell pepper with their tops cut off... - 116.608

Makin' Bacon From Start To Finish

This is my submission to 23mrcowboys 375 contest. One of my all time favorite things to make/cook is bacon. So what could be better than making the bacon yourself. Homemade bacon is so much better than store bought, it's pretty easy to do. - 108.868

Reeses Cup Chocolate Cupcakes

Trying out a new chocolate and peanut butter cupcake recipe. I think they turned out really good. - 110.226

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Pie Cups

GETTING READY 1. Pre heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Grease the cupcake pan. MAKING 2. In a bowl, add the pumpkin pie filling, eggs, and the evaporated milk. Mix well. 3. Take the cinnamon rolls one at a time and using a rolling pin, roll them out into a 4... - 110.987

Pork Steaks

Picked up some nice pork steaks cut from a boston butt. I wanted to use a rub that Jeff over at bolognaringranch sent me called 'Pizza Dance' and a BBQ sauce called 'Oink n Squeel'. Both were really good with these pork steaks. - 110.145

Smoked Brisket Point

This cut of beef is called the point end of the brisket. It's the thicker fatter part, also the moistest and most flavorful. My family agreed it's the best I've ever made. - 119.323

Thai Red Curry Wings

Here is my take on a foodnetwork version of wings that use Thai red curry. - 115.908

Whole Chicken In The Oil Free Cooker

GETTING READY: 1. On a board, place the roast chicken. Make sure the chicken is dry. 2. In a small bowl, pour the creole butter marinade and using the turkey marinade injection, inject this liquid in the chicken's leg and breast areas. 3. Take the Cajun rub... - 113.89

Pork Tamales

My first time making tamales like this. They turned out so good, nothing like the store bought ones. - 123.431

Beefy Crunch Burrito

I saw an add for Taco Bell's new Beefy Crunch Burrito recently. It looked pretty good and fairly simple to make. - 103.353

Caprese Burgers

I have a lot of homegrown tomatoes ripening up now and one of my favorites is Caprese salad or sandwiches. Last night I thought, how about a Caprese Burger. They turned out really good, the family loved them. - 108.388

Creamy Spaghetti Carbonara

A really tasty creamy spaghetti carbonara using Philadelphia's new cooking cream. - 106.406