While in Boise, Idaho we visited a restaurant called Diablo and Sons.  I ordered a steak, and it was cooked to perfection. The steak had a coffee rub, and I am hooked.  I usually make a double batch, so I have some on hand. Try this rub next time you grill! Ingredients: ½ cup ground …

I have been to several crab boils, and I always look forward to the next one.  While visiting Galveston, TX, we had access to fresh fish markets and that’s where I found this lovely once blue crab and fresh shrimp.  You know I had to do my own boil then. Shrimp boils are so fun …

I was never a big fan of chicken livers until I had them fried in batter while in Lawton Oklahoma.  The store charged us $1 for each liver, and I thought I bet I can do them cheaper.  I was absolutely right! These fried goodies are easy to do and will cost you around $5 …

BASIC CHICKEN DUST (CHICKEN BATTER)

I use this for my fried chicken and chicken livers, and I am certain this will go well with any food that requires a batter.  I usually do several batches, so I always have it on hand.*  This recipe makes 2 cups. Ingredients: 2 cup all-purpose flour 4 tsp. sweet paprika 4 Tbsp. garlic powder …

CHICKEN PEPPERS AND ONIONS (instant pot or stove top)

This is one of my favorite dishes. I love the tender-crisp vegetables. The warm whole tomatoes pop in your mouth and bring a freshness to the dish. It’s so good! In this recipe I used the tomatoes we grew in our garden. Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts, cut into chunks (about 1 inch) 1 Tbsp. olive …

I usually cook this dish when I make my Barbacoa Beef, but it pairs well with so many other dishes. The lime zest and lime juice take this the rice to a whole new level. It’s amazing and sure to be a hit with your family! Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice, rinsed and drained 2 …

My family loves when I make this dish.  There are so many ways you can use this recipe.  Try this with tortilla chips, over your taco, or burrito, and on top of scrambled eggs.  I’m certain you can find many ways to use this recipe as well.  We always have this salsa with my Barbacoa …

Instant pot – Barbacoa Beef

This dish is amazing and goes well with cilantro lime rice, bean corn salsa and a nice warm tortilla. Don’t limit yourself, make a beef rice bowl, create your own taco salad, or nachos using this delicious beef. Ingredients: 5 lbs. chuck roast, cut into 4 chunks and seasoned with salt pepper and garlic powder …

I can’t say enough about this dish. I cooked this in my Ninja Foodi, which is similar to the Instant Pot, but it will easily bake in your oven too. This casserole tastes amazing and it’s so filling. Please forgive my photography, before I could take a good picture my husband took a big chunk …

The first time I had this dish was at my girlfriend’s house.  I loved it so much I asked her for the recipe, which put a smile on her face (recipes are made for sharing don’t you think?).  I changed a few things to make it my own and now I am sharing it with …