BAKED ASIAN STICKY WINGS

Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped green onion (I omit as I do not like raw onions) 1/2 cup honey 3 tablespoons soy sauce 4 tablespoons Asian chili sauce 4 tablespoons oyster sauce 3 tablespoons dark Asian sesame oil 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 pounds chicken wings, cut in 2 pieces at…

HOMEMADE PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup milk 2 tbsp white vinegar (see note) 1 cup all purpose flour 2 tbsp white sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 2 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp vanilla DIRECTIONS: Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl for 10 minutes to “sour”. This…

SHRIMP & TORTELLINI IN A TOMATO CREAM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: 1 package Buitoni refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 to 2 lbs. Extra Large E-Z Peel Shrimp (I use Great Value frozen cooked shrimp), shell and tails removed and seasoned with salt & pepper. 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp grated lemon peel 1/4 tsp pepper Dash crushed red pepper flakes 1 large onion, chopped 2…

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups of ketchup ½ Cup water 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 Cup of molasses 1 Tbsp dry mustard 1 Tsp ground cumin 1 Tsp dried oregano 1 Tsp hot sauce ½ Tsp liquid smoke Pinch of salt and pepper (Sometimes, I squirt in about a 1/4 cup of Sweet Baby Ray’s, this is optional.  Add what…

BBQ CHICKEN ON THE GRILL WITH BUTTERED QUARTERED POTATOES & A VEGGIE

INGREDIENTS: 4 Chicken thighs, skin removed 4 chicken legs, skin removed Salt, pepper, onion & garlic powders Budweiser Sweet & Smoky BBQ sauce (or homemade) (see my recipe for homemade BBQ sauce) 8 Medium to large sized potatoes, peeled and quartered Butter Parsley Grill Vegetables of your choice! DIRECTIONS: Start grill, leaving one side off….

MEXICAN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:   2 lbs. ground hamburg 2 packets taco seasoning, prepared according to package directions.  You can make your own seasoning, using about 6 tablespoons in 1 1/2 cups water 4 Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas, Large Burrito size 7.6 oz box Old El Paso Cheesy Mexican Rice (or similar) 16 oz. Sargento’s Shredded Mexican…

PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts MARINADE: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced 1/4 tsp pepper RANCH SPREAD: 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated 1/4 cup ranch dressing PARMESAN CRUMB TOPPING: 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/4 tsp garlic…

PORCUPINE BALLS

As you all know, I’m from the coal region and we have dishes that are popular to the area. One of those dishes is Porcupine meatballs or “balls” as I call them. They are really pigeons or halupukis or stuffed cabbage without the cabbage. I call them “balls” because I don’t make them small like…

HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY CRUMB PIE

Although I love pie (now who doesn’t love pie?), I have been trying for 30 years to make a great pie crust without it falling apart on me.  On this last attempt, it did kinda fall apart but I believe I finally figured out why.  I didn’t add enough cold water.  I originally only added…

BROILED HADDOCK WITH FRESH MANGO SALSA

INGREDIENTS: Haddock 2 Mangoes 1/2 small red onion, diced cilantro 1 jalapeno 1/2 red bell pepper 1 lime salt/pepper/onion powder DIRECTIONS: Cut and dice Mangoes.  If you don’t know how to do it, there are videos out there. Add the diced mangoes to a bowl, along with the diced red onion, diced jalapeno, red pepper and…