Bacon! Oh yes the other white meat:) I mean who doesn’t like bacon? If you raised your hand you need to just stop reading right now! I’m not talking about that “turkey” bacon, I’m talking about BACON! My kids think that a plate of bacon is a meal, ha!
1lb. thick cut bacon (thick cut is key)
3 cups brown sugar
3 Tablespoons yellow corn meal
Preheat oven to 350Â°
Line a baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil. Place a baking rack or cookie cooling rack on
top of foil. Spray with cooking spray.
In a mixing […]
This Bourbon Meatball recipe is a combination of several recipes I have found over the last couple of years. My discerning taste testers have given me their feedback and this is the final recipe.
An old fashioned appetizer with a twist of Bourbon to give it a hint of smoke and sweet.
- 6 Strips uncooked bacon
- 1 lb Ground beef
- 1/2 Onion, chopped
- 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon Chili […]
Mushrooms are one of those side dishes that you either love or hate. I happen to love them! There is nothing better than a great steak and sautÃ©ed mushrooms poured on top. They give an earthy flavor that nothing else can duplicate. It’s called Umami (oo-MAH-mee), the fifth taste-salty, sweet, bitter, sour, umami. It is a deep, meaty, savory taste. Think of soy sauce, Parmesan cheese, black olives, blue cheese they all have that hearty umami flavor.
2 lb. Crimini mushrooms, whole or cut into 1/4 with ends trimmed
Ok, I know you all see those beautiful red bulbs in the grocery store and think, who eats those? Or, what do you do with radishes? Don’t walk past this vegetable again!! Just don’t do it! Grab a bunch and give them a try.
1 bunch of radishes-there are many varieties so buy […]
While we were in San Diego for a lacrosse tournament last year, my husband and I snuck away and had a wonderful glass of wine and a dish similar to this at a restaurant on the beach. I’ll have you know we did not miss one game-this was during a practice time. I am sure the atmosphere made this exceptionally delicious, but none the less I wanted to make it at home.
I am always looking for things to serve at parties that are easy to make, shocking I know. I have no idea where I came up with this idea, but it seems to work. Let me know your thoughts!
Kung Pao Macadamia Nuts
So in Texas we call Salsa, Hot Sauce. I remember living in California and asking for hot sauce at a Mexican restaurant and they brought me Tabasco. A reminder that I was not in Texas anymore. I loved our time in CA, but I missed my Tex-Mex. Being back in the Lone Star state I can get all the “hot sauce” I want!
A spicy, tangy Tex-Mex salsa that goes with anything!
- 1 14.5 oz Cans diced tomatoes (if you can find fire roasted even better)
- 1 small can Rotel tomatoes
- 1 1 jalapeno (if you […]
When corn starts showing up in the grocery stores I get so excited. I know, I know it is not the “thing” to eat right now, but it is so good and I really feel that eating everything in moderation, oh hell who am I kidding, just eat and enjoy one of the greatest pleasures in life-FOOD! Anyway, back on track…. corn, corn, corn. So many ways to serve it. This recipe I developed because I had a ton of corn from Costco, don’t get me started on my love affair with Costco, but I had a ton, quite literally, and I needed to use it. We were having people over and I came up with this. It’s very summery and Texas, but with corn available all year round you can serve this whenever you want.
Chili Lime Corn Salad
I have been trying to create the perfect recipe for Pimento Cheese for YEARS. I have finally mastered it-woohoo! I can now rest. I know you are saying, what? But it has been a mission of mine to get it right. And Lord have mercy I did it! My family is now sick of Pimento Cheese, but they will just have to get over it because I love it. And let’s face it, the cook gets to choose what the rest of the minions eat. So Pimento Cheese it is for the rest of their lives in my house.