Homemade Sliders

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Here is a great simple appetizer for tomorrow’s big game. Sliders are tiny steamed hamburgers usually served with onions, pickles and cheese.

In the Cincinnati area White Castle is the place to get slider hamburgers. For you southerners it’s Krystal’s. They are a beloved late night snack also known as gut busters or belly bombs.

I have made this recipe many times. Last night we had happy hour with our neighbors who had been craving my sliders. So I made a batch.

These are always a hit and I believe much better than the original. Probably a little healthier too.

Please check out my other appetizer recipes.

Total time: 35 minutes
Yields: 24 servings

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Caribbean Jerk Wings Recipe

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One of my favorite recipes that I learned from my college roommate from Guyana how to make jerk wings.  Her recipe was short and simple.  It includes using either Walker Woods marinade or Grace marinade.  Slather marinade over wings and bake.  That is it.  And it is spicy and delicious.  However, if you don’t live in New York or cities with large populations then you find that cost of these quick foolproof marinades escalates.  It is time to now how to make the jerk sauce from scratch.

According to the Caribbean Pot Blog:

You’ll Need…

2 scallions (green onions)
5 sprigs of fresh thyme (about 1 tablespoon chopped)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Habanero pepper (scotch bonnet or any that you like)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup vinegar
1 onion
1/4 cup…

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Healthy Superbowl Recipes.


We haven’t watched a football game all season, but are getting  ready to sit down and watch the game tomorrow…yes we are those kind of people.

We watch the game simply to see the commercials, and have a fun party with family. Two years ago, we made a list of some healthy Superbowl recipes we have tried, and love. If you aren’t sure what you are making yet, here’s a few ideas from our kitchen…

Buffalo Chicken Strips with Blue Cheese SaladSONY DSC

Salted Whole-Wheat Pita ChipsSONY DSC

Skinny Hot Artichoke and Spinach DipSONY DSC

Black Bean and Goat Cheese QuesadillasSONY DSC

Guilt-Free 8-Layer Dip (*Brianna’s Favorite!)SONY DSC

Caprese SkewersSONY DSC

Have a fun commercial watching, food filled party …even if you’re not football people. 😉

Love, Grey & Brianna


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Potato Tacos

This looks like a great alternative for your Big Game party. #biggame #dadwhats4dinner #tacos



Potato Tacos


Potato and Pepper Filling:

  • 3/4 lb. red potatoes, unpeeled
  • 3 fresh poblano chili peppers, roasted peeled and seeded
  • 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 yellow onion , diced
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated, Cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Ancho Sauce:

  • 1 Tomato
  • 4 dried ancho chili peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 cups hot tap water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • directions

    • 1

      1/2 cup Vegetable oil for frying

    • 2

      12 corn tortillas

    • 3


    • 4

      Grated cotija cheese

    • 5

      shredded cabbage

    • 6

      sliced tomatoes

    • 7

      lime wedges

    • 8

      To make filling, in a saucepan, combine the potatoes with water to cover. Bring to boil until fork tender…

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January 30 is National Croissant Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Croissant:

  1. Each croissant rolls are made of 50 or more thin layers of pastry & butter.
  2. According to legend, it was Marie Antoinette (Austrian Princess who married Louis XVI), introduced the croissant to France.
  3. The French newspaper Le Figaro named the croissant from bakery Pierre Hermé the best in Paris in 2013. It also won in 2006.
  4. Since Starbucks bought French baker Pascal Rigo’s San Francisco-based La Boulange, the chocolate croissant has become the coffee chain’s bestselling pastry.
  5. In 2013, chef Dominque Ansel came up with the cronut — a deep-fried croissant/doughnut combination that became all the rage at his New York bakery.

French Proverb: “You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs”

On ne fait pas d’omelette sans casser des œufs.


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January 29 is National Corn Chip Day

Just in time for the Big Game. Not sure if I can legally say Super Bowl. So I didn’t.

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Corn Chip:

  1. The “original” corn chip is  the Fritos Corn Chip, first sold in the 1930’s
  2. Frito Chili Pie” was invented in the 1960’s by Teresa Hernández, a cook at Woolworth’s lunch counter in Santa Fe.
  3. A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop.
  4. Charles Elmer Doolin bought the patent for “Fritos” from a Mexican man for $100.
  5. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.

Famous Last Words: “I just wish I had time for one more bowl of chili.”~Kit Carson(American frontiersman)


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Today’s Food History

  • 1878 The 1st patent for a glass milk container was issued to George Lester.
  • 1924 Carl R…

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January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Pancake:

  1. The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
  2. Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.
  3. The world’s largest pancake breakfast was held in Springfield, America in 2012.
  4. It is widely believed that the tradition of pancake races began in 1445 in Olney in Buckinghamshire when a woman was making pancakes but lost track of time.
  5. The highest ever flip was performed by Dominic Cuzzacrea. The pancake reached a height of 9.47 metres at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.

Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields


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Today’s Food History

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Easy Mini Chicken Pot Pies

20150126_185707We had a little snow yesterday. Nothing like what they had in New England. More like the bust of a snowstorm they had in New York City. The kids were disappointed with only a two-hour delay to the start of school. I’m proud of the schools for not closing for a 3/4 inch of snowfall.

I formulate my meal plans for the week by taking out a variety of meats and fish from the freezer on Saturday or Sunday. I then come up with ideas of what I am going to make and research recipes online. I use my own ideas to modify multiple recipes to suit my families taste. I attempt to make all of our meals lower in fat and calories. I also try to make enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day for myself or my wife.

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Quick Chicken Recipes

EatingWell.com is a great resource for healthy recipes. I will publish a easy Mini Chicken Pot Pie recipe later today.

My Meals are on Wheels

Quick and easy Chicken Dinners from the Eating Well website, so you know they’re delicious and healthy! http://www.eatingwell.com/

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Shake up your dinner routine with these quick and easy chicken recipes.
There’s nothing better than a quick, easy and affordable chicken dinner for a weeknight meal. These easy chicken recipes for baked chicken, chicken salad, chicken soup, chicken pasta and chicken tenders are healthy dinners your whole family will love. Try one of our healthy chicken recipes tonight for a quick dinner ready in 30 minutes or less.

Chinese Chicken & Noodle Salad
This delicious Chinese-inspired salad is crisp, crunchy and cool with shredded cabbage, carrots and chicken breast tossed with toasted ramen noodles and slivered almonds. The dressing is an addictive orange, sesame, ginger and soy combination—you may want to double the dressing and save some for a salad the next day…..

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken
Chipotle peppers…

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January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Chocolate Cake:

  1. The first French word for chocolate mousse translates in English “chocolate mayonnaise”
  2. The “blood” that you see in infamous “shower scene” in Psycho is actually chocolate syrup.
  3. The history of chocolate cake goes back to 1764, when Dr. James Baker discovered how to make chocolate by grinding cocoa beans between two massive circular millstones.
  4. A process for making silkier and smoother chocolate called conching was developed in 1879 by Swiss Rodolphe and made it easier to bake with chocolate as it amalgamates smoothly and completely with cake batters.
  5. In the U.S.A, “chocolate decadence” cakes were popular in the 1980s; in the 1990s, single-serving molten chocolate cakes with liquid chocolate centers and infused chocolates with exotic flavors such as tea, curry, red pepper, passion fruit, and champagne were popular.

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