Salsa 

1 can of tomatoes, whole 2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chiles 2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced  1/2 of a red onion, quartered 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1 jalapeño, whole, remove stem 1/4 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp cumin, ground  1 tsp salt  Throw all the ingredients into your food…

Fire Roasted Salsa

4 Roma Tomatoes, halved  2 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 of a red onion, quartered  3 jalapeños, whole 1 Pasilla pepper, whole 1 Anaheim pepper, whole 2 tomatillos, whole  1 lime 1 tbsp olive oil  1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper  1/4 tsp ground cumin 1. Set your oven to…

Tuscan Chicken 

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs 1 bundle of fresh basil, remove stems 1 small jar of sun-dried tomatoes  1 pint of heavy cream 1/2 cup of red wine (I used a red blend) 8 oz package of Parmesan cheese  3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced  1 package of Vermicelli noodles  1 tsp salt 1 tsp…

Pesto Pasta Primavera with Bacon 🥓 

3 Bell Peppers (yellow, orange, and green, sliced into thin strips) 1 small Red Onion (half of the onion, diced) Cherry Tomatoes (halved) Asparagus (cut in 2 inch pieces, toss stems) Basil (one bundle) Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup, shredded) 6 fresh cloves of Garlic   Pine Nuts (1/4 cup) Olive oil (1/4 cup) Penne Pasta …

Gumbo

Andouille Sausage (4 links) 1lb of Shrimp, peeled (large) 3 cups Chicken broth 1 cup of beer (I used Blue Moon White IPA) White rice (1 cup) Bell Peppers (2, diced) Celery (diced) Yellow Onion (1, diced) Scallions (garnish) Canned tomatoes, stewed (2 cans) 6 fresh cloves of garlic (diced) All-purpose flour (1/2 cup) Olive…

Carol’s Cookies 

In Episode 513 of The Walking Dead, Carol continues to play “Suzy Homemaker” for the Alexandrians. That is, until one resident catches Carol stealing guns. Soon that little guy has a big decision to make: meet a grisly end or eat more cookies.  She continued to make cookies to boost moral in Alexandria. The always-resourceful…

Parmesan Chicken and Orzo

4 boneless skinless Chicken thighs 1/2 lb of Orzo (one box is 1 lb) 1 small yellow onion (diced)  1 (8 oz) pkg. of sliced mushrooms 1 cup of Chicken Broth 1 tbsp of minced garlic 2 tbsp of butter 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp Italian Seasoning  1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese …

Beer Bacon Mac n’ Cheese

12 oz thick cut bacon, uncooked 2 Tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ½ cup beer, (I used Sierra Nevada) ½ cup chicken broth 2 cups milk 1 (8 oz) package shredded mild cheddar cheese Handful (literally) of shredded Parmesan cheese 1 (8 oz)…

Coffee Steak Marinade

Who doesn’t drink coffee?! I am someone who definitely needs it to get me moving in the morning. The best part about being such a big fan of coffee is COOKING with it. Depending on which kind of coffee you wish to use, you get this rich flavor with your steaks. It quickly became my…

Cajun Seafood Boil

Cajun Seafood Boil * 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp * 4 King Crab Legs * 5 Ears fresh Corn, shucked and cut into 3″ pieces * 1 Large Red Onion, quartered * 4 Red Potatoes, halved  * 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning * 1 tbsp Salt * 12 oz Beer (I used Corona Light) * 8…