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Jambalaya Recipe. Jambalaya My friends taught me how to make their homemade jambalaya recipe.

Jambalaya Recipe

And it's a total winner. Some people make popcorn to celebrate the Academy awards. Some might whip up a fancy cocktail or two. My neighbors John and Cate? First of all, I learned that these two make a pretty darn cute team in the kitchen. For some reason I had always associated jambalaya with gumbo, thinking that the process required oodles of cooking time trying to make the perfect roux. You basically begin with the “holy trinity” of Cajun/Creole cooking — bell peppers, celery and onion.

Then add in your meat. Saute those up until mostly cooked. Then pour in all of the crushed tomatoes, broth, seasonings, and rice, and give it a good stir. Once the rice is cooked, add in the shrimp and continue simmering until the shrimp are cooked through. Then serve it topped with a little fresh parsley and scallions for garnish. BAM. Big thanks to John and Cate for Jambalaya 101. Ingredients: Directions: French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus. I love a French Dip.

French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus.

I love a Crescent Roll. The two together? Marriage made in food heaven. No joke, folks. This is a good one. French Dip Crescent Ingredients:2 packages crescent rolls, 8 count1 pound deli roast beef, thinly sliced4 ounces Swiss or provolone cheese, cut in 16 equal sized piecesoptional: Horseradish Sauceoptional: Au Jus for dipping (click here for my Easy Au Jus recipe!) Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce - The Best Salmon I've Ever Eaten. Share on Pinterest Okay so, I wrote a long post about the pure amazingness of this salmon then I went to cut and past it below the photo and forgot to paste it, posted it and lost my “paste.”

Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce - The Best Salmon I've Ever Eaten

Yeah the most frustrating and stupid thing ever! I hate when that happens! Oh well, moving on =)… I’m going to be a little lazy about it and just tell you, you need to try this salmon!


Chicken. Pasta. {meeeeeeeeeaaaat} How To Cook Steaks On Your Stovetop That Taste Better Than in a Fancy Restaurant. Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly seasoned steak cooked to your exact liking?

{meeeeeeeeeaaaat} How To Cook Steaks On Your Stovetop That Taste Better Than in a Fancy Restaurant

For a meat-lover like me, there is not. Unfortunately it can be hard to get that steakhouse taste at home, unless you know a couple of culinary secrets. Here is my tried and true method for cooking steaks. Once you start making them this way, you will never go back to your old habits! 1. 2. The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat. Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your fingertips.

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat

The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat.


Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce. This recipe is not new to the blog.

Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce. Joe's Crab Shack - Crab Cakes Recipe. Cauliflower Crust Pizza. A co-worker of mine is currently on a special diet and has been experimenting with several low-carb dishes.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Mexican Tortilla Pizza. Taco Bell is my absolute favorite fast food place in the world.

Mexican Tortilla Pizza

Oh stop, don’t judge me for it. It's a chain I have loved since the age of 14 and the older I got my affinity towards TB only grew stronger. My most favorite items are the Bean Burrito, 7-Layer Burrito, and Mexican Pizza with Beans! Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas. Am I the only one who was craving flautas/taquitos after seeing this post on The Kitchn last week?

Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas

They looked amazing! We went through a phase a few years ago where we loved the frozen ones, but now they kind of weird me out so it’s been forever since I’ve had them. Jalapenos' Spinach Enchiladas Recipe - - 173100. Jen's Incredible Baked Meatballs. Long Boy "Burgers" When I saw this recipe in Cook's Country, I knew this would be a home run with Ryan.

Long Boy "Burgers"

Meatloaf and burgers are some of Ryan's favorite foods and since I don't make either very often they have risen to special treat status. While I was a bit hesitant about this dish (since I don't particularly like meatloaf or burgers), I was pleasantly surprised in the end. I preferred BBQ sauce to the extra ketchup and the zing of some jalapenos, but Ryan was happy with these "burgers" just the way they were. This recipe said it originally made four burgers, but that seems impossible to me. I easily got 8 out of the mixture, but it depends a lot on your preference of meat-to-bread ratio. The Best Pot Roast....EVER!

I live in a small town. Like really small. Grilled Balsamic Flank Steak. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe from Betty Crocker.