Category Food

Make Caramel Apples from scratch

Monday, October 21, 2019 Food

Halloween is upon us ! What goes well with Halloween?

Thats right Caramel Apples from scratch !

A Delicious And Favorite Childhood Treat!

Lets Make Some !!

Caramel Apples from scratch are easy and a delicious and a favorite childhood treat, Dipped in delicious homemade caramel sauce, perfect for Halloween! I remember as a child I loved eating these. Sometime I would help make them just so I could be the first one to try them.

They are one of those things that are as much fun to make as they are to eat! 

 We kept making them simple , but you could easily dress them up with chopped nuts, raisins, M&Ms, or candy sprinkles.

What Kind of Apples Work Best?

For this you want an apple that is firm, tart, and crisp. Tart apples will  help balance the sweetness of the caramel...

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Are A Hearty Comfort Food

Monday, October 14, 2019 Food

Stuffed cabbage rolls are a hearty comfort food at its best! Stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice, and spices, and braised in a tomato sauce.

Have you ever had them with sauerkraut? A classic dish that takes some time to prepare, but the result is Awesome!

What are stuffed cabbage rolls?

 Leaves that have been stuffed and cooked with a mixture of ground pork, onions, paprika, and other spices, and braised in tomato sauce. They are typically served with a sour cream-based sauce with plenty of sauerkraut.

This is comfort food at its best. The sweet, sour, and savory flavors — tangy sour cream and sauerkraut with sweet tomatoes and savory onions and pork make for an Awesome combo. 

How to Make 

This recipe has several steps, but is totally doable!

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Time To Make Some Easy Chicken Parmesan

Monday, October 7, 2019 Food

Looking for a easy quick dinner for tonight? Well I have something for you.

 Time To Make Some Easy Chicken Parmesan

1 Start the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, about a minute more.

Then add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Bring to a simmer; reduce the heat to maintain the simmer. Cook, uncovered while you prepare the chicken (about 10 to 12 minutes).

Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe cook the sauce

2 Preheat oven to 400°F.

3 Pound cutlets thin: Place the chicken cutlets one at a time between two layers of plastic wrap or wax paper. Use a meat hammer, mallet, rolling pin, or even a heavy empty wine bottle to pound or roll the chicken pieces to an even thickness of 1/4 to 1/2-inch...

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Grandma’s Pan fried pork Chops

Monday, September 30, 2019 Food

Who remembers being at your Grand parents house and Grandma making her pork chops? My grandma made some of the best pork chops I have eaten. I can even remember the smell that came from the kitchen when she would be in there cooking. So today we are going to make us some of Grandma’s Pan Fried Pork pork chops

Let’s Make Grandma’s Pan fried pork Chops

Pan-fried pork chops on the stovetop are so quick and easy! You can use a homemade dry rub to really bring out the flavor of the chops.grandma's perfect pork chop

Sometimes the best food is really the simplest.

How to Season Pork Chops

We will be using a dry rub recipe That includes: cumin, black pepper, coriander, sugar, and salt.  We will be heating the whole spices to release their aromas, and grinding them in a blender or spice grinder.

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Try This Delicious Chicken and Rice Casserole

Monday, September 23, 2019 Food

Looking for something to make with that chicken you have in the refrigerator? Do you like to make casseroles? Casseroles are great because sometimes you have left overs and that makes for a good lunch. Well do I have something for you,(Chicken and Rice Casserole)This is a easy recipe to follow and simple to make. So lets jump in.. 

                                       Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 Preheat oven to 375°F.

2 Brown the chicken: (I like to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up like cubes or chunks) Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan on medium high or high heat (hot enough to brown but not burn). Season the chicken pieces all over with salt and pepper.

Working in batches, brown the chicken pieces on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per batch...

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Try This Beef Brisket Roast

Monday, September 16, 2019 Food

Let’s try this Beef Brisket Roast.

The brisket is located between the shoulders and the forelegs of the cow .These muscles get a workout, which results in more flavor in the meat, and they are also well marbled with fat, adding even more flavor.

1 Prepare the brisket: On one side of the brisket there should be a layer of fat, which you want. If there are any large chunks of fat, cut them off and discard them. Large pieces of fat will not be able to render out completely.

Using a sharp knife, score the fat in parallel lines, about 3/4-inch apart. Slice through the fat, not the beef. Repeat in the opposite direction to make a cross-hatch pattern.

Salt the brisket well and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2 Sear the brisket: You’ll need an ovenproof,  pot with a cover, or Dutc...

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American Green Chile Enchilada Casserole!

Monday, September 9, 2019 Food

                    American Green Chile Enchilada Casserole!

This American Version Green Chile Enchilada Casserole is made with corn tortillas stuffed with roasted green chiles and Monetary jack cheese, then smothered with roasted tomatillo salsa verde.

Who loves Enchiladas?

Not the exotic authentic enchiladas from Mexico, but the cheesy American casserole version  made when you were growing up.

Just smelling the tortillas will get me jumping for joy knowing that enchiladas will be ready shortly. We always make enough for leftovers, nothing better than enchiladas re-heated for breakfast. Ok enough talk Let’s Make American Green Chile Enchilada Casserole!

These Green Chile Enchiladas are cheesy enchiladas...

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YES YOU CAN FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE

Monday, September 2, 2019 Food

WHILE I SET HERE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE I DECIDED TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THAT UNFINISHED BOTTLE OF WINE. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE WHERE YOU END UP WITH WINE IN A BOTTLE AND YOU JUST TOSS IT OUT. WELL YOU CAN FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE !

HOW TO FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE

Let’s say you have a party, and you have a few half empty bottles laying around. Or you opened a bottle for a glass and don’t finish the bottle, or you just need some for a recipe, and now you have all this wine you hate to waste. I know I have thrown away my share in my past, but not anymore. Freeze LEFT-OVER wine for Cooking And Drinks

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Awesome Turkey Burger Recipe

Monday, August 26, 2019 Food

You Have To Try This Awesome Turkey Burger Recipe !!

What’s the Best Kind of Turkey for Turkey Burger ? Ground turkey is typically much leaner than ground beef. In order to keep the burger from being too dry it helps to use ground dark meat from thighs and legs if you can get it. Adding a little olive oil to the mix helps, too. As for flavor, ground turkey on its own just isn’t as flavorful as ground beef, even if you use ground dark meat. But jazzed up with some chopped fresh herbs, a little onion, and garlic? The result is AWESOME! So lets get to making us an herbed turkey burger !

Turkey burger recipe

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Lets Make Some Peppered Beef Jerky

Monday, August 19, 2019 Food  No comments

Lets talk about a great snack full of protein that almost everyone loves.. I am talking about beef jerky.

                 Lets make some Peppered Beef Jerkypeppered beef jerky

I love snacking on beef jerky but it never seems to last around the house. I make different types of jerky some with cuts of meat and I have also done some out of ground beef. I will be talking more about some ground beef jerky in a later post. On to the recipe at hand. This recipe is for some peppered jerky that is delicious.

INGREDIENTS

1 (12 OZ) CAN OR BOTTLE DARK BEER 

1 CUP SOY SAUCE 

1/4 CUP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE 

3 TBSP BROWN SUGAR 

1 TBSP MORTON TENDER QUICK CURING SALT

1/2 TSP GARLIC SALT 

3-4 TBSP COARSELY GROUND BLACK PEPPER, DIVIDED

2 LBS TRIMMED BEEF TOP OR BOTTOM ROUND, SIRLOIN TIP, FLANK STEAK OR WILD GAME 

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Great Way To Grill Chicken Breasts

Monday, August 12, 2019 Food  No comments

When it comes to grilling chicken, breasts can be a problem for some, especially boneless skinless chicken breasts on the grill. The meat itself is lean, and without the bones to insulate it or skin to protect it, that naked breast on the grill has a tendency to easily overcook and dry out.

Great Way To Grill Chicken Breasts

grilled chicken

One method is to marinate chicken cutlets, or chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness, and quickly grill them on high heat. We use this method for our  cilantro lime chicken and it works fine. 

 Solution (Brine!)

Another way, which doesn’t require you to change the shape of the chicken breasts, is to brine the chicken first.grilled chicken

All it takes is 30 minutes in a simple brine solution of 1/4 cup kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water...

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Salty Dog is the Perfect Cocktail

Monday, August 5, 2019 Food

 This summertime cocktail is made with grapefruit juice, vodka, and, salt. 

The Perfect Cocktail !

I think this is the perfect summertime cocktail, its simple and easy to make and tastes great ! 

A Salty Dog is the perfect cocktail, bright, citrusy, and fresh, with a little verve from the salt—basically, perfect for patio sipping. It’s like a grown-up screwdriver!

If you’ve never had one, the ingredients might sound a little strange. Vodka, grapefruit, and salt?

It’s so simple and unexpectedly delicious that it may become your favorite summertime  drink.

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Try This Red Wine Sangria

Monday, July 29, 2019 Food

Try This Easy Red Wine Sangria

Looking for a great drink to have on those summer evenings ,This Easy Red Wine Sangria is why porches, summer get-togethers, and days at the beach were invented!

The beauty of this red wine sangria is its simplicity. Red wine, liqueur, and fruit served over ice pretty much sums up the drink. 

 No special ingredients to hunt down. A quick mix, and I have a refreshing drink meant for sipping with good friends on those summer nights.

WHAT IS A SANGRIA

 Sangria is basically a big batch wine cocktail made with red or white wine, liqueur and/or brandy, and fruit such as oranges and apples. You can also cut the alcohol by adding carbonated water, tonic, or lemon lime soda.

Best Sangria Recipe - orange slices in a pitcher of sangria on a silver tray with two poured glasses of sangria

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Keto Diet No Bake Brownies

Monday, July 22, 2019 Food  No comments

                                 On Keto Diet Try These 

                                No Bake Keto Brownies  
                                                                       
There are more and more people jumping on the Keto Band wagon. I am not a full fledge kept dieter but I have found many things I like and make that would fall into the Keto diet. This recipe is easy, fast and simple no bake brownies. Now you can make a snack that is healthy for you and its a brownie. They are perfect for a snack,dessert, or your lunch, just anytime ! Great with coffee You can lower the carbs by using pecans instead of walnuts

Keto No Bake Brownies
Serves 18
We are going to make No Bake Keto Brownies
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Simple Grilled Salmon ?

Monday, July 15, 2019 Food

                                    Simple Grilled Salmon 

I always see someone asking about smoking or grilling salmon, So I figured I would share this easy and simple grilled salmon. 

1 Make the marinade: Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl. If sugar is an ingredient in the marinade you are using, stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

2 Marinate the salmon fillets: Cut fillets 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. Place marinade ingredients in a large casserole dish (or a plate with sides so the marinade doesn’t run). Coat the salmon fillets in the marinade and then place them skinless-side down in the marinade.

Marinate for 20 minutes for a quick marinade (can do this at room temperature while you are preparing the grill) or if you have more time, from 1 to 2 hours in the refrigerator.

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Give This No Mayo Coleslaw a Try !

Monday, July 8, 2019 Food

No mayo in this coleslaw! Cool and crunchy, this southwest coleslaw has thinly sliced cabbage with carrots, radishes and cilantro. Great as a summer side dish or piled high on tacos.

coleslaw

I make a killer meatloaf and love to make coleslaw to go along with it at times. Today we will be making coleslaw without mayo.

 Give This No mayo coleslaw a Try !

This particular coleslaw of my mother’s is one of my favorites and has a southwestern touch. The coleslaw is made with cabbage, carrots, green onions, and cilantro, and seasoned with rice vinegar. No mayo!

It’s light, cool, and crunchy, just what you want a coleslaw to be.

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Better-Than-Restaurant Quality Skillet Fajitas

Monday, July 1, 2019 Food

What do you usually think of when you think of fajitas? Steak or Chicken ? Well Today we are going to try something else.

 LET’S MAKE DELICIOUS FAJITAS IN A SKILLET !

It’s all in the seasoning for these fajitas! Toss shrimp in some chili powder and red pepper flakes, and then quickly cook them in a skillet with some veggies. Better-than-restaurant quality fajitas are yours in no time! You can do this indoors or outdoors on your grill. I like using my pellet grill or my weber kettle grill

WHAT KIND OF SHRIMP FOR FAJITAS?

I have no idea how they size shrimp. There are large shrimp that seem medium compared to other shrimp in the store. I’ve never really seen small shrimp, so I’m not sure who is making this scale.

Anyway, for fajitas, I like large shrimp, which usually come 31-35 shrim...

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Chipotle Hamburger Recipe To Try

Monday, June 24, 2019 Food

Chipotle Hamburger Recipe

I love a good Hamburger and have many ways I like to make them, I got a recipe from a buddy for chipotle hamburger you have to try, 

Hamburger

1 Roast the  poblano chiles: If including poblano chiles in your burger, you will need to roast them first. Coat the poblanos with a little oil and grill or broil them until they are blackened on all sides. Alternatively, you can take the plain, un-oiled peppers and place them directly on a gas stovetop burner, turning them as needed, until they are blackened on all sides.

Place the blackened peppers in a covered bowl for 15 minutes or so to steam. Peel off the charred skin and remove all the seeds. Slice into thick ribbons and toss with a little vegetable oil and salt and set aside.

2 Make chipotle burger mix: Mix the ground beef, ...

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Tasty Snack Made With Chicken Legs

Monday, June 17, 2019 Food  No comments

Today lets make a fun tasty snack made with chicken legs. They are a favorite around my house. The are great to serve as a snack on game day, or even make a meal out them by adding a side. They are a great way to enhance the already favorite “chicken leg” I like to trim it up and remove the skin and then season and wrap in bacon. Yes bacon the food that makes all other food taste even better. I could probably eat these things for breakfast since they have bacon.

WHAT IS LOLLIPOP CHICKEN?

Lollipop chicken is gaining popularity in the BBQ scene these days, and for good reason. Affordable chicken drumsticks are trimmed right at the bone joint and the chicken is shaped to form little handheld meat lollipops...

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Italian Beef With Stew Meat

Monday, June 10, 2019 Food  No comments

Let’s talk about Italian beef, when you think of making Italian beef you usually think of using something like a rump roast, but today we will be using stew meat. That’s right I said stew meat, did I throw you a curve ball on that or what? I have a friend who told me he used stew meat and I decided I would have to give this a try. He used a pressure cooker but I am doing this on a Green Mountain Davey Crockett pellet grill. I think the Smokey flavor will set it off. SoI decided I would smoke the meat first 150 degrees for an hour.

Italian Beef
Serves 5
Italian Beef made with stew meat
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Total Time
3 hr 20 min

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