About Me

Hi, my name is Matthew Hussey.  By trade I am a Complex Quotations Engineer for large electrification equipment (sounds neat huh?).  It's a great job and a great company that I work for, however my true passion is photography and cooking!  A blog is perfect for that, huh?

I live in Thomasville, NC with my wife Makenzie, my daughter, Maryn, and dog Maggie whom I enjoy cooking for as well as other family and friends.

I started cooking when I was very young with my mother, Malinda.  When I was probably 8 years old, my mother required major back surgery.  Part of the recovery per the doctors orders was to not do many things that required any lifting.  Essentially she could sit in a good supportive chair and that is it.  My father was a over an road truck driver and was gone many days of the week.  My brother worked a lot and so that left my mother and I.  So, many of my foods are inspired and have my mothers touch to things.  You may see some ingredients that require bacon grease, lots of butter, bacon, and fat back!  As well as many fried foods.  I never knew at that time of young age that a true passion for food would take wings and fly.

Take a look at the blog.  Let me know what you think.  Please let me know if you use some of my recipes and tell me how they turned out.

Want to ask me something or have suggestions, use the contact form below and I'll get back to you.



  1. My name is Marianne with Westlake ACE hardware. I was wondering if you would be interested in helping with a BGE demo at our Raleigh store Friday 8/5 & Saturday 8/6 11am-2pm. Grill, food, and compensation provided. There are two store locations so if you have another egg loving friend we would be interested. Here are the two locations:
    Ace Hardware
    6196 Falls of Neuse Road
    Raleigh, NC 27609

    Ace Hardware
    10930 Raven Ridge Road
    Raleigh, NC 27614

    Marianne Carter

  2. Hi,
    My husband and I just purchased a Blue Rhino Razor, it's similar to the Blackstone. Last night he seasoned the surface, his first two coats were with Crisco and the last 2 were with olive oil. The right side seasoned up well but the left, not so much. He put it on high for 15 minutes, coated with oil and waited for it to smoke and then repeated the process.
    Any suggestions?
    Patty and Donald Bobbitt

    1. Blue Rhinos lose a lot of heat through the bottom due to an opening on the left side there. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a piece of 12x24 sheet metal. They sell them pre-cut for less than 10 bucks. You just fit that over the opening, no need for hardware, and you will be amazed at how much easier your heat is regulated. Your left side should season up fine now. You will also go through less propane as more heat is going to the griddle surface instead of radiating out through that hole. Lastly, wait until it stops smoking before applying next coat of oil.

  3. Sir, we found you on YouTube when the nation wide quarantine began & have loved your vids so much that we decided to buy a Black Stone 28" Pro Series. We will probably get the bigger one once we break OURSELVES in on this one. lol! Here is our question: when assembling the griddle we found that the "part" that you cook on does not set into the holes properly. The front 2 "pegs" fit but not the back 2. The front pegs are shaped differently on the ends than the back 2. Its almost like the whole thing is ever so slightly warped. Seeing as you have done a ton of cooking on Black Stones we figure you might be able to advise us. We took a few pics to show you better what we are talking about. Just not sure how to send them to you. Now, this having been said, if you think we should just call Black Stone, we can do that. We just didn't want to call & look like dummies if there was an easy fix that you can tell us about. What do you think? Sincerely, Gary & Pamela


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