Category: Sneak Peek

Exciting New Things

I know I’ve been absent for quite some time, and I am deeply sorry for that. I am here now to announce some exciting new things coming in the new year. As I have already told you, I am planning a New Year’s Resolution Cooking List. I’m leaning more toward calling it a New Year’s Revelation. During this time I plan to attempt to cook things that I have never made before and record the experience. I have some awesome dishes in mind and hope to do at least one, if not two per month.

But wait! There’s more! I also intend to introduce a new monthly post of “Ingredient of the Month”. I will feature a new ingredient every month and discuss things such as its uses, what it tastes like, what it pairs well with, how choose ripe/fresh ingredients, and possibly do’s and don’ts. I will try to choose unique ingredients each month and my goal is to post at least one dish with in that month with that ingredient. If I use common ingredients, I will try to find interesting or uncommon uses or pairing for them.

Along the same lines as the ingredient of the month posts, I am also toying with the idea of random monthly posts featuring handy or favorite utensils, appliances, techniques, and the like. I think that these posts will help me complete my mission of not just teaching recipes but inspiring people to get in their kitchen and experiment on their own! My favorite part of cooking is creating, and I desperately want to share that passion with others.


Here are some fun links to hold you over until the new year! I hope everyone has a fun and safe holidays and I will see you in 2013!

Given the prep work that I am putting into my ribs for the Fourth of July tomorrow, I wanted to make something quick, easy, and requiring very little prep work for dinner tonight. What you see here is a steak fajita on a garlic and herb tortilla, topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and garlic butter. Left over steak or chicken or store-bought precooked meat can make this a VERY easy meal.

Throwing tortilla chips in the microwave for about 30 seconds can heat them for serving and revive stale chips by releasing the moisture. Toss chips with a little sea salt and serve alongside a good thick salsa and home-made queso.  You can easily make a home-made cheese dip with a little Velveeta cheese and a can of Ro-Tel. I recommend “On the Border Restaurant Style” thin chips. They are super thin and crispy and when heated they really have that restaurant quality.

Top off with an ice-cold beverage of choice and you have a wonderful meal with very little preparation or work.


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For being awesome followers here is a sneak peek for tomorrow’s Independence Day Ribs 🙂

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