Andouille Sausage (Gluten Free!)

It all started when I needed Andouille sausage during the Christmas holiday and the local butcher had none. They usually make it fresh, but their order of pork wasn’t due for another day or two. I decided – I have a Kitchenaid Mixer with the meat grinder, I’ll just make my own! I was in … Continue reading

Donair Dip

(Originally inspired by: http://mmmisformommy.com/2013/05/hot-donair-dip-aka-halidip.html) While this dip may look strange, it’s certainly delicious and has the true essence of a donair in every bite. Ingredients: 1 lb extra lean ground beef 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp each salt and black … Continue reading

Beer Preztels and Cheesy Beer Dip

PRETZELS: Ingredients: 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour, divided 1 package quick-rise yeast 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup beer 6 ½ cups water, divided 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons baking soda 1 egg, beaten Kosher salt Directions: Combine 3 cups of flour, yeast, and salt in the bowl of an electric stand mixer. In … Continue reading

Layered Nacho Dip

This one is a recipe I got from my dear friend, Donzella Kelly. You can use either the recipe contained here for the avocado layer, or my recipe for guacamole. Bottom Layer: 1 can of refried beans (14 oz) 2nd Layer: Mash together: 3 avocadoes 2 tsp lemon juice ¼ tsp pepper ½ tsp salt … Continue reading

YES YOU MexiCAN!

Ever think Mexican food is limited to boxed taco kits? I want to prove that it’s way easy to make your own Mexican dishes from scratch. Recently we had a Cinco de Mayo party at our place, and these were some of the dishes I made! Let’s start with the things you should always have … Continue reading

Pulled Pork

At my house, we love our good ol’ fashioned pulled pork. There are some key components you need to keep in mind to get a good pulled pork: Good meat. I get my pork butts from a local meat market and I buy them whole, bone in, fat cap on. I don’t cut off the … Continue reading