10 06, 2015

Chocolate Praline Graham Crackers

2023-03-02T17:51:29+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

I saw a photo on Pinterest that led me to the Cookies and Cups recipe for an addictive treat involving brown sugar, butter, pecans, and graham crackers. It looked like an easier version of toffee but without the chocolate, so I couldn't resist the idea of adding a layer of chocolate! I baked a ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 05, 2015

Karen’s Homemade Adobo Sauce with Chipotle—Winning Barbeque Sauce


This recipe tied for 1st place at our tasting party!  This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of sauce. Ingredients 8 oz. can tomato sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 Tbsp. Victoria Taylor's Chipotle Pepper Flakes 1 Tbsp. ground cumin 1 ...[ get the full recipe ]

22 05, 2015

Jo Dale’s Homemade Texas Barbeque Sauce—Winning Barbeque Sauce


This recipe tied for 1st place at our tasting party, and it is a very easy recipe! Click here to read about the tasting party and other winning sauces. Ingredients 1 cup ketchup 2 Tbsp. butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white vinegar 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. dry mustard 1 tsp. ...[ get the full recipe ]

3 05, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie Popovers

2023-03-02T17:52:53+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Serves at least 4 This is a recipe that works great with a rotisserie chicken from the store.  If you don't have time to make the popovers, then just serve this as a thick soup.  Add some toasty French bread, and you will have a great meal!  You can also substitute leftover turkey if ...[ get the full recipe ]

7 04, 2015

Shrimp Creole Recipe

2023-03-02T17:53:53+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

This recipe can be made the day before and reheated as long you do not add the shrimp until you are ready to serve it!  While this shrimp creole is usually served with rice, it is also delicious served with a pasta, such as linguine or fettucini. Servings:  4 regular servings or 6 smaller servings Ingredients 1 ...[ get the full recipe ]

7 04, 2015

Cooking Shrimp Creole for Family!

2023-03-02T17:55:09+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

We were so excited that Jeff's sister, Debbie, got to visit us in San Diego recently.  She has been so supportive of my blog, so one night we asked her if she was interested in participating in one of our cooking and photo sessions!  I was thrilled when she said "yes"! Just in case Debbie said "yes", I ...[ get the full recipe ]

24 03, 2015

Easy Mushroom Cream Gravy

2023-03-02T17:55:23+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

Gravy is just the right finishing touch for so many of my favorite foods---mashed potatoes, chicken-fried steak, chicken tenders, turkey, and so many more.  But you don't want lumpy gravy, greasy gravy, or paste-like gravy, right?  Well this mushroom gravy is easy to make and is one of my favorites.  I start by slicing ...[ get the full recipe ]

10 03, 2015

Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

2023-03-02T17:55:57+00:00Cooking Blog, Recipes|

This recipe makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of salsa. Ingredients 12 tomatillos 1 sweet onion 2 ripe avocados 1-2 jalapenos 1/4 a lime 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro Instructions Remove the husks and wash the tomatillos Quarter and peel the onion Place the tomatillos, onions, and jalapenos on a large baking sheet Place the baking sheet 4-5 ...[ get the full recipe ]

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