Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or margarine 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 (28 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes 1 cup water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon…

Floyd’s Famous Rice (Secret Recipe!)

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups jasmine rice 3 3/4 cups water 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp butter 1/4 tsp pepper DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients in a medium pot.  Stir.  Bring to a boil. Once boiling turn fire as low as possible. Cover and leave alone for 15 minutes. Turn off fire, fluff, cover and…

Salsa Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 2 (14-ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained if you like a thicker salsa 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, stem removed (and seeded, if you want less heat) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 boneless,…

Salsa !

2 (14-ounce) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, drained if you like a thicker salsa 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 bunch (about 2 cups loosely-packed) fresh cilantro leaves 1 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, stem removed (and seeded, if you want less heat) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1…

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I have found the ultimate grilled cheese combination! 1 slice Provolone 1 thick slice of gruyere 3 small square slices of cheddar 2 tbsp sauteed onions Combine ingredients on your favorite thick white bread and press in the panini press until lightly brown!

Pepper Jelly Brie Bites

INGREDIENTS: 2 (1.9-oz.) packages frozen mini phyllo pastry shells, thawed 3 ounces Brie cheese, rind removed Red pepper jelly 3 tablespoons chopped roasted salted almonds DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°. Place mini phyllo pastry shells, on a baking sheet. Cut Brie cheese, into 30 very small pieces. Spoon rounded 1/4 teaspoon red pepper jelly into…

Tangy Dressing

Tangy Dressing Ingredients – combine in ball jar and refrigerate: 5 Tbsps apple cider vinegar 3 Tbsps raw honey 3 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsps dijon mustard 1 tsp red pepper flakes sea salt & pepper to taste (about a 1/2 tsp each)

Bacon Wrapped Dates with Blue Cheese

INGREDIENTS: 1 bag dates 1 pack bacon 1 blue cheese wedge Toothpicks DIRECTIONS:   Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of blue cheese, and place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap…

Dill Pickles

Making pickles is super easy!  Combine the below ingredients in a jar and refrigerate for 1 month before eating: 2 whole cloves garlic 2 slices jalapeno (about 1 cm thick) 2 sprigs dill salt vinegar cucumbers sliced

Smoky Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, about 1.5 lbs.⁣ 2 Tbsp olive oil, or avocado oil, divided⁣ 1.5 Tbsps smoked paprika⁣ 1 tsp garlic powder⁣ 1 tsp ground cumin ⁣ sea salt and fresh ground black pepper⁣ 2 red bell peppers, chopped⁣ 1 large red onion, chopped⁣ 3-4 garlic cloves, pressed⁣ Instructions:⁣ ⁣ Place your…