About Me

My Name is Scott Wilkie and Hey I LOVE FOOD! My wife turned me into a foody when we back packed Europe back in the 90's.  I discovered a whole universe of great flavors and realized that the quality of ingredients and care that goes into cooking really comes out in a well prepared meal. So I started cooking (BIG MISTAKE).

Now among my cooking repertoire ( I love to cook ethnic foods like Cuban Pork Roast, home made Egg Rolls and my Bread Pudding will make you lose your damn mind) we had a family recipe for BBQ sauce that was pretty darn good, but I'm THAT GUY who looks at a recipe as a suggestion at best.  I started playing with the recipe and it kept getting better and better.  The recipe made a really large batch so I gave the stuff away to friends just to get rid of it.  As I tinkered with it, it got better, at poker games my buddies started to mention how much they enjoyed it.  I would thank them for their politeness and not think anything more about it.  

Over time however their compliments got a little more emphatic (when a guy is 3 beers in and asks, " When the hell are ya gonna sellin that sauce?") and I thought maybe they aren't just being polite.  Well as time went on the the number of people that held that particular view increased and I decided to give it a go.  For a long time my sauce was called, "Uncle Scott's Sauce" because Sarah (neighbors kid, born 1 month after my kid) always called it that ( it's what she always wanted to put on her food, which by the way is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies, hell it's a great way to get me to eat my veggies but I digress), but I felt I needed something a little more ...MORE.  So after a million suggestions my (way) better half came up with the name "Smokin Bandit" because "Smokey and the Bandit" is one of my favorite movies (who doesn't love Trans Am's burning rubber?) and it kind of fits the theme.  I LIKED IT.  So I Designed the Bird on the bottle because that is what Pontiac should have put on the T/A in the first place, and here we are.

I love love love making great food for folks and I hope you enjoy my sauce.  You can use it on so many different dishes it boggles the mind.  Obviously you have traditional BBQ meats like Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs BUT it makes KILLER Salmon, Chicken, Broccoli and .....the easiest best BAKED BEANS you've had. 


Scott (if you need me call me 405.657.4127)