Perfect Boiled Shrimp

Since Thanksgiving was small this year, we decided to boil some fresh shrimp. This is by far the best combo we have come up with for our boil: (We used a 16 qt pot) 10 lbs of raw shrimp 4 cloves garlic 1 bag small red potatoes 3 cups Pro Boil 1 tbsp shrimp &…

Chicken Stew

Ingredients: 2 lbs. chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp dried oregano sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste about 1/4 teaspoon each 3 cups of chicken broth 12 oz. baby potatoes, halved or quartered (optional) 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces 2…

Mimi’s Potato Salad

It’s no secret that Mimi’s potato salad is the best, but unfortunately I never got the recipe from her. Today I think I found it! Part of her secret recipe was ricing the potatoes: INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. potatoes (5 to 6 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks 1 cup Mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. vinegar 1…

Greek Salad Dressing – V2

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tbsps red wine vinegar, or apple cider vinegar 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp dried oregano 1 Tbsp dried basil sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon each

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

Ingredients: 2 lbs beef sirloin sliced 1-2 inches thick Garlic powder to taste 1 cube beef bouillon 1 cup water 1 onion diced 2 bell peppers diced 1 can stewed or diced fire roasted tomatoes 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Directions Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste….

Carrot Tart with Ricotta & Feta

Ingredients 1 (14-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 pound multicolored carrots, scrubbed and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick pieces 5 tbsp butter melted Kosher salt and black pepper 8 ounces ricotta 4 ounces feta, crumbled 1 garlic clove, grated Directions Heat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a…

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…