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…

Thanksgiving Leftovers Meet Egg Rolls (Ham)

So…maybe I cooked a bit much on Thanksgiving. Anyhoo, in addition to the turkey, I had a fridge full of leftover ham and candied yams as well. Thank goodness for my egg roll wrappers and my deep fryer. Make these in time for the weekend football games. Your family will thank you. INGREDIENTS: Leftover ham,…

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…

Judiyaki Chicken

Okay. It’s totally not your traditional teriyaki sauce. But I like it. So we’ll call it “Judiyaki chicken” INGREDIENTS: Sauce: 1/4 cup Mirin (sweet rice wine) 2 or 3 fresh Thai firecracker chiles, chopped 1 piece of fresh ginger, about the size of ½ a deck of cards, peeled, sliced and crushed 1 head of…

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…

Beef Stew

INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds stew beef 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 cups strong brewed coffee 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic, peeled 1 or 2 bay leaves 1 medium onion, sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon paprika Dash ground allspice or ground cloves 3 large carrots, sliced 1 potato,…