Creole Short Ribs

Okay, peeps – this is a two-step process, but trust me – it’s well worth it. INGREDIENTS: 2 lb. boneless beef short ribs 1 cup brewed coffee 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced 1/2 cup chopped celery 2 large…

Corn Casserole

Tried this the first time on Thanksgiving. I know, I know – never try recipes for the first time on a holiday. But this turned out so yummy that it soared to the top of my “must make for every holiday meal” list. Try it and let me know what you think! INGREDIENTS: Two –…

After Thanksgiving Egg Rolls (Turkey)

So…there I was with a fridge full of leftovers after the big turkey feast. But, I also was armed with egg roll wrappers. Trust me, your leftovers have never had it so good. INGREDIENTS: Leftover turkey, shredded Leftover stuffing Leftover green bean casserole Leftover gravy Egg Roll Wrappers Leftover turkey gravy Oil for deep frying…

Prime Rib of Beef (The infamous “Math Method”)

There are few things more daunting to the home cook than a prime rib of beef. But it really shouldn’t be. I stumbled on this recipe several years back and I can assure you the most perfect medium-rare roast. Every. Single. Time. INGREDIENTS: 1 Prime rib of beef salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste…

Hamichangas

Yes, I invented this (as far as I can tell, anyway. So I’m just going to claim it, okay?) I had some tortillas leftover and some ham and monterrey jack cheese, so my initial thought was to make a “Hamchilada”. But I Googled it. Hamchiladas have been around since the 1970’s. Undaunted, I created this…

Bloomin’ Onion Bread

The beauty of this decadent snack is that you can use whatever cheeses set your heart afire. I’ve used combinations of as many as four different cheeses before – just make sure that at least one is good for melting (like a swiss or a mozzarella) INGREDIENTS: 1 pound (400-450 g) unsliced loaf bread 3.5…

Tri-Pepper Tomato Steak

INGREDIENTS: 8 oz beef tenderloin, flank steak or sirloin steak, thinly sliced 2 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/2 small green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces 1/2 small red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into pieces 1/2 small yellow bell pepper, deseeded and cut into…

Crockpot Chicken Fried Pork Chops

So tender, you won’t need a knife. So easy, you’ll make this often. So yummy, your family will ask you to make it again. What you’ll need: INGREDIENTS: Boneless pork chops (bone in is fine, too) about an inch thick. 1 cup AP flour 3 tsp. ground mustard 1 tbsp. garlic powder Salt Pepper 1…

Sloppy Joes

A childhood favorite – all grown up. You’ve got to try this! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined and diced 1 red onion, diced 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground pork 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2…

Onion Rings

Well. Guess who was up ridiculously early this morning slicing onions? That’s because I couldn’t wait to share this great onion ring recipe with you. And it’s even a twofer. First, a little background. When we first got married, my hubby was homesick for “the best onion rings in the world” that he used to…