Honey Lime & Sriracha Shrimp

And my tour of the Sriracha Factory! I made an appointment and brought my husband with me. It turns out we were the only 2 people on the tour. After watching some videos in the reception room, we were whisked away on a red tram to tour the facility, which by the way is 650,000 square […]

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  September 6, 2017   No comments

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

I served a taco bar at a party I catered last weekend. Pork was one of the options. I also made chicken and a vegetarian option. PrintSlow Cooker Pork Tacos with Pineapple Salsa Yield: 10 IngredientsPork 8 lb bone in pork shoulder, skin trimmed off 5 Tbs garlic powder 3 Tbs dried oregano 4 Tbs […]

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  November 3, 2014   No comments

Spicy Southwest BBQ Sauce

This BBQ sauce should spice up your 4th of July celebrations!   PrintSpicy Southwest BBQ Sauce Ingredients6 cloves garlic 2 cups ketchup 2 stalks celery 1 cup water 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 3 Tbs chili powder 2 tsp […]

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  July 1, 2013   No comments

Turkey Gumbo Soup

Today’s post comes from Pat in Seattle, WA. She got the recipe from a Cajun cooking show on TV. PrintTurkey Gumbo Soup Ingredients1/3 cup olive oil ½ cup flour 1 large sweet onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, finely diced 2 stalks celery, finely diced 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated ¾ lb andouille […]

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  May 29, 2013   No comments

Hot Pepper Vinegar

Today’s blog comes from Sharon, Brisbane, Australia. You know how they say if you get one recipe that is a keeper from a book, then it was worth buying.  Some time ago I purchased Bon Appetit, Y’All by Virginia Willis and highly recommend it, I have made many recipes from this, but the one that […]

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  May 23, 2013   1 comment

Easy Ceviche

My friend’s son is doing a science project on ceviche and asked me if I would be willing to oversee the preparation of the dish.  Of course, I jumped at the chance. Naturally, his “little” brother had to get in on the action! Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the […]

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  February 15, 2013   1 comment

Andouille Macaroni & Cheese

I love finding new and different ways to make Mac n Cheese. This one uses Andouille sausage. Andouille is a coarse-grained smoked sausage made using pork, pepper, onions, wine, and seasonings. Andouille is French in origin, and was later brought to the United States through Louisiana by French immigrants. In the US, the sausage is […]

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  July 31, 2012   No comments

Chili Rub for Pork or Chicken

Having just received a baggy of Hatch green chili powder, my experimenting continues. I decided to make a green chili paste to rub on my pork butt. Doesn’t that sound a bit crass?! It was easy and really good. You can use any kind of chili powder – chipotle, red, etc…. I cooked it in […]

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  May 7, 2012   No comments