12 February, 2017

Toad in the Hole – British Recipe

Toad in the Hole – British Recipe
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Toad in the Hole is a fun and easy dish to make that provides you with a rich tasting main course. The recipe calls for bangers, a sausage common in England but not so common in the US, if you can’t find them a pork bratwurst sausage can be used. The batter used is commonly known
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7 February, 2017

Austrian Roast Beef with Onions

Austrian Roast Beef with Onions
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This is one of those great hearty meals with a rich bold taste. We enjoyed this one a lot. As you can see in the picture, we served it with thinly sliced potatoes that we fried in the leftover oil from cooking the onions. This method of making the beef gravy is one of my
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1 September, 2016

5 Cheese mac and cheese recipe

5 Cheese mac and cheese recipe

This is one of those great comfort foods. The combination of tastes and textures in this make it fun to make and eat. A couple of the keys to making this work are to sauté the onions right. I like to use the bacon grease that’s left to add a nice smoky bacon taste to the
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12 May, 2016

Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Beef Brisket

If you’ve ever had a well made brisket it is an experience that will stand out in your memory for years. Unfortunately we’ve all had a brisket that wasn’t so well made. This recipe will give you great results, with the most important ingredient, besides the brisket, being time. Without sufficient cooking time your brisket
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7 May, 2016

Guasacaca – Avocado Sauce

Guasacaca – Avocado Sauce

This is one of those recipes that is super simple but I never took the time to make until recently. Guasacaca is a very common sauce used in Central American and Mexican cuisine. The flavor is fantastic and it adds a nice texture and perfect moisture to many dishes like tacos, burritos, nachos and many
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13 April, 2016

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas
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These are the perfect appetizer for a Mexican dinner or a Cinco de Mayo party. These come out a little bit fat, which is the way I love them. Using salsa is a bit of a short cut, so if you’re feeling a bit more ambitious you can chop fresh jalapeno, tomatoes, garlic, onion, salt
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1 April, 2016

Fajitas

Fajitas
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Fajitas are always a head turner at restaurants. The reasons include the loud sizzling, the amazing smell, and the rich colors. The fact that you get to assemble them yourself also helps. These days there are several varieties of fajitas in restaurants like steak, chicken , shrimp or fish but a real fajita is always
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17 March, 2016

Matzah Bread for Passover

Matzah Bread for Passover

Matzah bread, or unleavened bread, plays a central role in Passover. It is extremely easy to make, taking only two ingredients. The only catch to making it, is that it can’t sit for any amount of time prior to cooking because it is not supposed to rise at all. Matzah bread should take only 16 minutes
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10 March, 2016

Chicken and Leek Pie from Ireland

Chicken and Leek Pie from Ireland
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Irish chicken and leek pie is very easy to make and tastes fantastic. This is one of those dishes that I couldn’t get enough of, even after I was stuffed I still wanted more. To make things easier, and less expensive, I used a rotisserie chicken that I bought from a local store. If you’re store
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20 December, 2015

King Pulled Pork Sandwich

King Pulled Pork Sandwich

This sandwich is the King for anyone that loves BBQ. The golden crown of cole slaw over slow smoked pulled pork and BBQ sauce will leave your fingers sticky, your face covered in sauce and your taste buds singing. Smoking a pork butt is time intensive, but not difficult. Because of the time involved in smoking
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