2 LARGE Idaho potatoes cut into large fries
Canola or Vegetable Oil for frying
Heat oil to 350 degrees. Flash fry potatoes for about 2 minutes then remove to a tray with paper towels to drain. Cover and let sit until ready to prepare. Fry potatoes for a second time for 3 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the outside and still tender inside but hot. Remove to drain on a paper towel. Salt immediately after removing from oil.
Serves 8 -16 (whole or 1/2 pepper)
4 cups cooked Spanish Rice
2 cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Queso Blanco
Sea Salt to taste
Lime Zest to taste
8 Poblano Peppers
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Halve the Poblano Peppers and remove the seeds.
Mix the cooked rice and black beans together. Fill the cavity of each of the peppers with the mixture. Season the top with salt. Place in a greased 13x9 casserole dish.Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the queso blanco cheese sauce. Garnish with some lime zest.
1 oz. olive oil
1 T butter
1/2 onions, finely chopped
1/2 green bell peppers, seeded, ribs removed, and diced
1/2 cup whole kernel corn
1 1/23 T minced garlic
1 cup long-grain white rice
4-ounce can tomato sauce
1 cups water
1 cups chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, then add the onions, green peppers, and corn and sauté until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute while stirring. Add the rice and stir together to mix. Add the tomato sauce and the chicken stock carefully. Season with the salt and pepper, and add the cumin, if using. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the rice is done, stirring once or twice.
Serves 19 - 3 wedges eacgh
5 large russet potatoes, cut lengthwise and then into 3 wedges per half (30 wedges)
Freshly ground black pepper
2 T garlic powder
1 1/2 T Italian seasoning
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
15 thin slices of bacon, cut in half
Heat the oven to 400°. Place a cooling rack on a baking sheet, then spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together salt, pepper, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan. Add potatoes, tossing wedges until fully coated.
Keeping as much cheese on each wedge as possible, wrap potatoes in bacon.
Place bacon-wrapped potatoes on prepared rack, then bake, turning halfway through, until the bacon is cooked and potatoes
Serves 8 - 10
4 pints grape or snacking tomatoes halved or 3 cups diced tomatoes
(Colorful or Heirloom Tomatoes are best)
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
2 tablespoon fresh herbs (basil)
pinch of fresh oregano
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
Place tomatoes, red onion in a shallow bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar. Toss to combine. Season with salt, pepper and fresh herbs to taste.
4T packed brown sugar
3 T butter, softened and divided
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp dark molasses
1 1/2 tsp pineapple juice
1⁄2 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 T cilantro, chopped
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 lbs sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut diagonally into 1/4 inch slices
Preheat grill for 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, ginger, and 1 Tbsp of the butter; mix well. Stir in molasses, pineapple juice, almond extract and cilantro; set aside.
Melt the remaining butter and brush both sides of cut potato slices. Place a scant pinch of cayenne pepper over each potato. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender. Spoon the molasses mixture evenly over cooked potato slices and serve.
Makes 24 muffins or 1 - 10" cast iron skillet
Nonstick cooking spray, for spraying muffin tin
2 cup white cornmeal
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1 finely diced jalapeno seeded
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 cup milk
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1 cup finely diced yellow onion (about 1 small)
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray two 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray and place in the oven while you make the batter.
In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. Add the milk, oil and corn and stir until just combined. Stir in the Cheddar, onions and green peppers and Jalapeno and stir just until incorporated.
Carefully remove the hot muffin tin from the oven and ladle the batter into it. Return to the oven and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Remove from the muffin tin and serve.
1 pound dry pinto beans
2 onions, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
1 ½ teaspoons pepper
¾ cup butter
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Soak pinto beans overnight in 1 quart of water.
Place beans into a large saucepan, and add water to cover. Add onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium-low heat until beans are tender, about 1 to 2 hours.
Add additional water to the pan as needed to prevent burning.
Mash the beans with a potato masher, and mix in the butter. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thickened and the butter is absorbed. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the bean mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish, and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
2 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1 medium zucchini, sliced
2 large carrots crinkle cut into ¼” thick slices
1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 sweet red pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Place the vegetables in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the marinade ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
In a large skillet, sauté vegetable mixture in batches for 3-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
2 pounds small red potatoes, halved or quartered if large
2 T olive oil
2 T whole-grain Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Transfer the potatoes to a rimmed baking sheet and arrange the potatoes so they are cut-side down.
Roast for 10 minutes. Flip the potatoes over with a flat spatula and cook until browned and tender, about 10 minutes more
1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 bottles of Sweet BBQ Sauce
Brisket tip pieces
Drain and rinse all beans. Place all ingredients in a 10” cast iron skillet and bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes to one hour or until the sauce on top is syrup in consistency. Check periodically to make sure the beans aren’t burning.