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Spicy (or not) Smoky Salmon Fiesta
Get ready to fiesta with this mouthwatering grilled salmon! The spicy rub packs a punch of flavor with a perfect balance of heat and smoky paprika goodness. Every bite is a fiesta in your mouth, with the tender and flaky salmon melting in your mouth. This dish is sure to be the star of any party, and is perfect for entertaining guests or treating yourself to a delicious and healthy meal. So fire up your Traeger (or fav grill) and let the party begin with this Spicy Smoky Salmon Fiesta Ingredients: 1.5 pound salmon filet 1 tablespoon chili powder 1...
Chinese Salt and Pepper Pork Chop
Our family loves homemade Chinese food. Who am I kidding- we love just about every nationality! This has been a restaurant favorite of mine since the 80's. Here is my take on it. Ingredients: 1 lb (450 g) boneless pork chops, cut into irregular 1/2” to 1” (1 to 2.5 cm) pieces (See the blog post above for how to cut the chops). Marinade: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon dry white wine or sherry (for gluten-free) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper Pepper Salt: 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon white pepper Cooking: 1/4 cup cornstarch...
Ingredients: 🍝 1 pound spaghetti 🥓 4 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced 🧄 4 cloves garlic, minced 🥚2 large eggs 🧀 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 🧂 Salt and black pepper to taste 🌿 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional) Instructions: 🍝 Cook the spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Don't overcook it or it'll be a pasta disaster! While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the 🥓 pancetta or bacon. Cook until crispy and browned, stirring occasionally. Mmm, sizzling bacon! Add the minced 🧄 garlic to the skillet and...
Ranch Style Buttermilk Biscuits
2 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons cubed butter 1 cup buttermilk (May need more) In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together. Cut butter into mixture until it begins to look like cornmeal.Make a well with flour mixture and slowly add milk into the middle. Knead dough with your fingers and add milk when necessary. Use a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to form drop biscuits, "drop" onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Preheat oven to 425 °, bake...
Taco Tuesday! Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Oh. My. Yum! I came up with this quickly one afternoon when I wanted intense flavors for a quick taco- but had not yet even defrosted any chicken! What's a girl to do?? Plug in the Instant Pot!! Enjoy!! 2 pounds-ish chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (turkey would also be yummy) 2 t ground cumin 1 t chili powder 1/2 t paprika- if you have smoked paprika, even better! 2-3 minced cloves of garlic (I may have tossed in a few more) Salt and pepper to taste- don't go to wild. You probably want to start with 1/2 t of salt...
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes
From the Archives! First Published: MAY 26, 2013 Have you ever made buttermilk pancakes? During the summer of 1996 my Uncle Frank and Aunt Ann “surprised” us when they called to tell us they would be landing their private plane at our local airport in about 2 hours! During their near week stay Uncle Frank shared his secrets with me for creating the lightest buttermilk pancakes. Personally I use buttermilk often. It creates amazing moisture and texture for your baked goods. I much prefer organic, which is not always easy to find. A little tip- I keep a container of...