Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs

Dinner tonight. More ribs! This time Sweet Heat Baked Ribs. Yes, BAKED! They were so tender! Served with Green Bean Casserole, Loaded Broccoli Baked Potatoes, Cornbread Bake and buttered rolls. Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 5 hours 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 large clove Garlic; finely minced 1/2 teaspoon Onion PowderContinue reading “Baked Sweet Heat Spare Ribs”

Green Bean & Corn Casserole Smothered Chicken Breasts

Tightened the belt for dinner tonight. I got a deal on chicken breasts and I was craving my Green Bean and Corn Casserole. Why not bake them together? At $1 per plate (including the rice and Chipotle Roasted Broccoli), I’m really not complaining. Green Bean & Corn Casserole Smothered Chicken Breasts Servings: 7 Cooking Time:Continue reading “Green Bean & Corn Casserole Smothered Chicken Breasts”

Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs

I found a heck of a deal on ribs! These turned out brilliantly! They are so sticky, sweet and delicious, plus that smoke flavor. Copycat Panda Express Chow Mein and Sesame Braids make amazing sides for this family favorite. If you don’t have a smoker or grill, you can slow roast them in your ovenContinue reading “Sweet and Sticky Asian Style Ribs”

Hawaiian Mac Salad

When I was vacationing with my family in Maui years back everything was served with this amazing Macaroni Salad, locally referred to simply as Mac Salad. It varies from its mainland cousin with its lack of mustard and minimal vinegar. It’s a simple and amazing recipe that is my go-to potluck recipe! It comes togetherContinue reading “Hawaiian Mac Salad”

Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheddar Bake

I don’t normally doctor up my broccoli and cauliflower. I grew up eating it steamed or raw with Ranch Dressing, but I was craving something creamy. Unfortunately I was out of milk so I had to “cheat”. A can of Cream of Mushroom Soup did the trick nicely and it’s a new favorite of mine!Continue reading “Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheddar Bake”

Crispy Grilled Elk Tacos

These delicious little tacos really hit the spot! I normally double up my tortillas, but they held up brilliantly when frying and didn’t need any extra structural support. 😂 The marinade is key to perfectly tender elk meat, as this was an old bull and his meat was a bit on the tough side. CrispyContinue reading “Crispy Grilled Elk Tacos”

Spicy Orange Honey Pork Chops

Labor Day brought a feast! These Spicy Orange Honey Pork Chops came together remarkably fast and they were a hit. Served them with a Cauliflower & Broccoli Cheddar Bake, Cheese & Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms, Loaded Mash Potato Bake, Hawaiian Mac Salad, Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffins and Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs! Needless to say, everyoneContinue reading “Spicy Orange Honey Pork Chops”

Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs

I decided to go mad scientist and create Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs. They were delicious and have a nice kick! Not gonna lie, the paprika kinda got away from me, but I didn’t mind because I love paprika. Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 1 dozen large Eggs; boiled and peeledContinue reading “Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs”

Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffins

I love making this cornbread recipe. The combination of sweet and heat can’t be beat! It’s slightly cake-like on the inside with a wonderfully crunchy crust. If you aren’t a fan of hot foods, substituting the jalapeños for bell peppers is a great option. They go great with the honey! I love serving them warmContinue reading “Sweet Heat Cornbread Muffins”

Cheese & Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms

This is a stellar appetizer for game day, holidays or get togethers. It’s savory, creamy and packed full of flavor! The cream cheese really adds to the texture and richness, but if you’re not a fan, goat cheese makes an amazing substitution. You can also add different minced vegetables with great results. My personal favoritesContinue reading “Cheese & Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms”