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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.

The dry rub instructions mak...

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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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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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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.

salty dog cocktail

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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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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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Lets Make Turkey Kabobs with The Easy Kabob

Monday, May 20, 2019 Food  No comments

Lets talk Turkey kabobs

Lets talk turkey and kabobs, I ran across something to aid me in making these and I have to admit I have fallen in love with it. There are so many different ways you can make things with this tool. I have so many different ways I want to try using this. I have used beef and turkey so far and they were a hit

When you think of kabobs would you think of using ground turkey? We are going to today and I have something for you. I picked up this neat little tool called Easy Kabob. I am using this tool to make what I like to call turkey dogs. I used ground turkey burger, Carne Asada seasoning, salt, pepper, egg, garlic bread crumbs. I will post the recipe below. I also posted a video from Easy Kabob to show you how it works...

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Lets Make Tuna Salad with Avocado

Monday, May 13, 2019 Food

Lets Make Tuna Salad

So there I was laying around one day craving some tuna salad and wanted to experiment, Well.. This is what I came up with, Tuna salad with avocado I wanted to change it up some. So I decided to do away with the mayo, thats right I said no mayo! Wait till you try it.

You have to try this Avocado Tuna Salad, when most people think of tuna salad you think of Mayo, but we are going to change it up a little. we will make it with Avocado instead. 

This won’t be your everyday tuna salad sandwich, leave out the mayo and replace it with avocado. Add some red onion, lemon zest and juice, sprinkle with the green of cilantro or parsley, and wow!

Put the avocado tuna salad between two pieces of toast and you have a perfect tuna salad sandwich with the lovely addition of avocado...

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HUBBY’S HEARTY TURKEY SAUSAGE SOUP

Monday, March 18, 2019 Food  No comments

This soup my beautiful wife came up with after we always ordered a similar soup from a restaurant. At first she made it just like the original recipe or what she thought it could be. Through many changes this recipe is the best one to date. In order to share this we had to measure out the ingredients because she doesn’t cook by measurements. So you can add or subtract ingredients to your desires. Once you make it you can change it to make it the way you like it. She has made it with potatoes instead of beans, Chicken broth instead of Beef.  It really is just a basic recipe that can be changed in accordance to your own personal preferences. So break out the dutch oven and get started !  

She calls this recipe the Hubby’s Hearty Turkey Sausage soup...

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Let’s Make Some Crockpot Pizza

Monday, March 11, 2019 Food  One comment

PIZZA IN A CROCKPOT

Let’s Make Some Crockpot Pizza !!

I have a deliciois way to enhance pizza night.Its easy and fun to make. Kids really like it, never lasts long around the house. Who doesn’t love pizza night ? If you are one who does, Try this Delicious PIZZA IN A CROCKPOT

 You use the same ingredients as a normal pizza, only thing is you’re not making it in the oven it’s in a crockpot and using NO boil Lasagna Noodles, as I guess you could say crust and it will be layered like a Lasagna. I will be using turkey burger in this recipe but you can use beef, sausage, any meat you would like and same goes for the goodies you like on your pizza. It is so easy to make and put together. Once you have the ingredients you want ready, and your meat cooked you will be ready to put it together...

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Comfort Food and WinterTime

Monday, March 4, 2019 Food  No comments

I’m not much on winter time but it is a great time to make some good comfort food. Cold weather and comfort and winter go together like salt and pepper. So I had a brain storm and went for it. I decided to make a dish with a pork roast I had thawed out. I decided on making a soup and I believe I done well. That is one thing about winter time we love comfort food when its cold out. Cold Weather, Food and Winter  just go together.

Ingredients for Pork Roast

Project Smoke – Santa Fe Coffee Rub

Project Smoke – Kansas City Smoke Rub

Grill Mates – Apple Rub

Course Sea Salt

Black Pepper

I seasoned the roast and then put it on the grill. I am posting a video below

Ingredients to add after smoking the roast

Celery – 1 and a half cups chopped

Baby Carrots – 1 and a half cups chopped

Green Onion...

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Pan Seared Pork Chops with Greens

Monday, December 31, 2018 Food

These pan-seared pork chops with a side of garlicky greens are the perfect one-pan meal. It’s ready in about half an hour, too! Brining makes all the difference with making juicy chops,

These pork chops, served with charred lemon slices, and greens, are quick to make, and a fabulous treat for any night.

WHAT PORK CHOPS SHOULD YOU BUY?

Thick pork chops about 1-to 1 1/4-inches thick are best for brining and cooking if you want to keep the meat from drying out.

The bone-in chops are my favorite—I think they have more flavor, like anything that is cooked on the bone. You can also use boneless chops, both are very lean, which leads me to the next point.

How to Pan Sear Pork Chops cook the chops

BRINNING THE PORK CHOPS MAKE THEM JUICIER

I was happy with the taste and texture of these cooked chops: perfectly moist inside with a touch...

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Try this Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

Thursday, November 15, 2018 Food

Classic green bean casserole with fried onion topping, from scratch!  So much better than canned!

A Thanksgiving Must-Have

Our family, like every other family at Thanksgiving, is no stranger to green bean casserole, with its crunchy fried onion topping and rich, creamy filling. Truth be told, it’s one of my favorites, along with the jellied cranberry sauce.

But over the years, I have come to expect more from my green bean casserole than just opening up a few cans of beans, soup, and sprinkling on some prepared fried onions.

Here is my totally from-scratch version you’ll never look at green bean casserole the same way again.

Classic Green Bean Casserole made from scratch

Homemade Fried Onion Topping — Better than French’s!

Frying your own onions gives them a crunchy texture that can’t be beat by anything from a can...

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Food

This quick chicken noodle soup using rotisserie chicken is a winner if you’re cooking a family dinner. Kids love soup! You can make it quickly, freeze it, and even add a soft-boiled egg to take it up a notch.

We are in soup season, which is both good and bad news for parents. The good news is that it’s easy to make fast, healthy soups that kids tend to like. I’ve found soup, especially chicken noodle soup, to be a reliable dinnertime win.

The bad news? If you have little kids, it’s especially messy. Do you even know how far a two-year old can launch a spoon of broth?! You don’t want to know!

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

EASY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Making an all-day chicken noodle soup is one of my favorite ways to spend a lazy and chilly Saturday, but honestly, who has the time?

So, I won’t pretend that this...

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You will Love these Honey Chipotle Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Food

Spice up your holiday table with these Honey Chipotle Brussels Sprouts. They’re roasted in the oven, then tossed with honey-chipotle sauce in the last few minutes of cooking for a spicy spin on a classic.

During the Holidays people expect what they expect—the classics: mashed potatoes, turkey, gravy. You don’t want to venture too far out of the standard realm of side dishes for fear of invoking disappointment or anger.

Still, I like to occasionally throw a curveball into the mix.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS FOR THE HOLIDAY TABLE

Brussels sprouts are always a standard on my holiday table...

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Acorn Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup

Friday, November 2, 2018 Food

Easy baked acorn squash recipe, perfect for the fall. Squash is cut in half, insides scooped out, then baked with a little butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.

How To Cook Acorn Squash

Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp sturdy knife and a strong, steady hand.

But then all you have to do is scoop out the seeds, score the inside, dot with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup and bake. To eat you can cut them in wedges, or keep them in halves and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash are winter squash. When shopping for them, choose squash that feel heavy and have a blemish-free and mold-free skin...

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Herbed Chicken Tenders with Tomato Sauce

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Food

Chicken tenders, baked with an herbed breadcrumb coating, served with simple Italian tomato dipping sauce.

What is a Chicken Tender?

I wonder who came up with the name “chicken tenders”? Hmm, perhaps it sounds more appealing than “the piece of meat we strip off the breast when we make cutlets.”

In any case, chicken tenders can be useful to have around, especially stored in the freezer for when you want a quick meal.

As the name implies, they are tender, having been cut from chicken breasts, and a little soaking in buttermilk helps tenderize them even further.

Where to buy chicken tenders

Chicken tenders are sold packaged as such, or you can make your own by saving and freezing them when you prepare chicken cutlets...

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Try this Great Pepperoni Pizza Penne Pasta

Thursday, October 18, 2018 Food

Eat Your Food! Think of pepperoni pizza, but as pasta! Kid-friendly, and parents can add some extra spice to their bowls with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.

Getting kids to try new foods is a big goal of mine. Most kids don’t like new foods right away. They have to be exposed to them over and over again before they grow accustomed to new foods and maybe  even like them.

Sometimes I like to introduce flexibility and creativity to mealtimes by preparing familiar flavors but in a different format—such as this Pepperoni Pizza Penne!

Pasta with Mozzarella toss the pasta, pepperoni and mozzarella

What kid doesn’t love pepperoni pizza, right? And this has all the normal flavors of a classic, simple, kid-friendly pepperoni pizza, but with pasta instead.

Believe it or not, getting kids used to seeing foods in unexpected meals is a big step toward...

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Try this Pumpkin Biscotti

Friday, October 12, 2018 Food

Try this Awesome Pumpkin Biscotti

1 Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, spices: Preheat oven to 350°F. Vigorously whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt into a bowl.

2 Whisk wet ingredients and sugar: In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, molasses, eggs, pumpkin purée, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

3 Combine dry with wet ingredients: Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture a third at a time, stirring after each addition. The dough should be rather wet and sticky.

If adding dried cranberries or toasted chopped nuts, stir them in now.

4 Form the dough: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.

Sprinkle a clean surface with about 1/4 cup of flour. Scoop the dough onto the floured surface...

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