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”

Beef & Lamb Gyros

I spent the day processing cookbook orders and the time got away from me. Dinner is finally served! I decided to use the flatbread I made yesterday for Gyros. I highly recommend making your Tzatziki sauce! It makes all the difference. There were 4, but one didn’t make it past the stove. Meat: 1 poundContinue reading “Beef & Lamb Gyros”

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. Elk: 2Continue 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. 1 dozen large Eggs; boiled and peeled — Topping: ½ cup Onions; thinly sliced and chopped ¼Continue reading “Bloomin’ Onion Deviled Eggs”

Cheese Crisp Chicken Tacos

I had some leftover Green Chile Chicken and wanted to try it in a cheese crisp shell!  Half hot, half not. I have to make these again! 3 cups Cheddar Cheese — 2 ½ cups cooked Chicken 4 ounce can Green Chiles 2 cloves Garlic; minced ½ cup Onion; diced 1 teaspoon Chili Powder Salt and PepperContinue reading “Cheese Crisp Chicken Tacos”

Italian Dressed Pork and Vegetables

I love homemade Italian Dressing! The flavor is so much more amazing than anything you can find bottled in stores and you can pronounce all of it’s ingredients, which is always a plus in my book. This was such a delicious, inexpensive and quick meal! Just 30 minutes and dinner is served. It goes great over aContinue reading “Italian Dressed Pork and Vegetables”

Baked Sweet and Sour Salmon

The Sweet and Sour Salmon came out so good! I’m for sure making it again. I think next time I’ll use Pineapple juice instead of Orange juice! Served with Air Fried Zucchini Crab Rangoons and Loaded Veggie Fried Rice! I was kinda craving Chinese food. I made a larger than needed batch of Sweet andContinue reading “Baked Sweet and Sour Salmon”

Turkey Bacon Pesto Sandwich

Turkey Bacon Pesto Sandwiches are a great meal for hot days when you don’t want to crank up the oven! If you have avocados, they make a great addition to this sandwich. And some Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies for dessert made for an amazing meal.  2 slices of Bread ¼ lb Smoked Turkey ¼ lbContinue reading “Turkey Bacon Pesto Sandwich”

Lemon Almond Cookies

These are one of my favorite summer snacks! Refrigerating them before baking really enhances their flavor and makes them easier to scoop. Cookies: 1 cup Almond Flour 2 cups All Purpose Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Soda liberal pinch of Salt 1 cup Unsalted Butter ¼ cup Shortening 1 cup Sugar 1 small Lemon; juiced andContinue reading “Lemon Almond Cookies”