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The Best Carne Asada Made At Home

How To Make The Best Carne Asada Are you planning a stay-at-home Cinco De Mayo celebration this year?  Making your own carne asada is easy and delicious!  With a bit of preparation and grilling, you’ll have the signature dish for a festive celebration to serve friends and family. Carne asada translates in English to “grilled meat” and refers specifically to grilled beef.  You can use skirt steak or flank steak to make carne asada.  Flank steak is a bit leaner and has a more intense flavor.  Skirt steak has a similar flavor but contains slightly tougher fibers. Ingredients: 1 ½...

The Best Steak Marinade

Get ready for barbeque season with the best steak marinade! The sun’s out, it’s almost time for the workday to conclude, and you’re sitting back in your chair imagining the perfect evening.  All you need to do is jump in your car, stop at The Butcher Shop on your way home, and grab a couple of ribeye, tenderloin, or strip steaks to throw on the barbeque.  Before you fire up the grill, take your time to add the best flavor to your meat with a proper marinade. Marinading your meat adds depth of flavor to your dish.  You can purchase...

Gyro Bowl With Tzatziki Sauce

Introduce Your Family to Greek Cuisine with a Simple Build-Your-Own Gyro Bowl Celebrate the tastes of the Mediterranean with a simple dish your entire family will love.  Greek cuisine incorporates the use of olive oil, fish, lean meats, herbs and grain, and fresh vegetables to create delicious and heart-healthy meals.  You don’t need to go to a fancy restaurant to enjoy a Greek meal. The hardest part of this meal is just browning the ground lamb with spices.  Once you’ve prepared the meat, add it to a bowl with the other ingredients.  Layer the ingredients on the pita for delicious...

Ham and Cheese Strata – Holiday Leftovers

Perfect For Holiday Leftovers Wondering what to do with all the leftover ham from Easter dinner?  Why not turn your leftovers into a delicious hand and cheese strata brunch?  Whether you’re making this just for your family or for a little social time with a friend, this recipe is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful. Stratas are easy casseroles to make and usually consist of an egg mixture over bread.  These ingredients combine in the oven resulting in a fluffy, cake-like consistency.  It’s also easy to add other ingredients to recipes like the one below based on your own preferences...

BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Choose Fast or Slow for Scrumptious BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches Hectic schedules can make getting dinner on the table challenging, while other days the smell of dinner simmering all day in the slow cooker can warm your soul.  This simple recipe will fit the bill in either situation.  In fact, this BBQ pulled chicken sandwich is so easy kids can make it! Ingredients: 2 pounds TBS boneless, skinless chicken breast ½ cup water (for Instant Pot only) 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 cup barbeque sauce (choose your favorite) ¼ cup Italian salad dressing ½ cup dark brown sugar ⅛ black...

Ready for a lighter fare? It’s time for a beef stir fry!

Stir fry is a quick and simple method for making a delicious and healthy dinner.  It’s easy to change up the ingredients to customize the recipe to your own preferences. Here are a few tips to make your beef stir fry amazing: Use sirloin steak. Sirloin soaks up more of the flavors than other cuts, however, you can also use flank or chuck steak for this recipe. Marinade your beef ahead of time. The minimum time for a good marinade is 15 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator, but 24 hours will add the most flavor to your meat. Always...

Bratwurst Dinner – A German Classic

Put a Delicious German Dinner on Your Table in 30 Minutes The bratwurst may be one of the most popular and delicious traditional foods shared with us by our German friends and ancestors.  With a history dating as far back as the 1300s, this self-contained food item was originally created as a way to use up all the meat scraps so that not a single valuable piece of protein would be wasted.  In fact, the German etymology of “brat” means without waste and “wurst” means sausage.  Today, the bratwurst is a bit more dignified and has developed into over 40...

Shrimp Chowder Delicious Recipe

Easy and Delicious Shrimp Chowder Shrimp is one of the easiest seafood's to prepare, and with a simple chowder recipe, anyone can create a scrumptious meal in minutes.  Grab a loaf of your favorite sourdough and get ready to be delighted. Here are three quick tips for cooking shrimp: It's best to buy your seafood fresh, but if you have to purchase frozen make sure you defrost it correctly. Take the time to leave it overnight in a refrigerator.  Using warm or hot water will leave them soggy and putting them in the microwave will begin to cook them. The...

Another St. Patrick’s Day Favorite: Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Looking for a special dish for St. Patrick’s Day but corned beef isn’t your thing?  How about a warm and delicious Irish Shepherd’s Pie?  Irish Shepherd’s Pie dates back to the 1700’s when Irish housewives searched for innovative ways to prepare frugal dishes using leftovers.  Today, the dish continues to feature easy-to-find ingredients that come together as an ultimate comfort-food dish. Irish Shepherd’s Pie can seem a bit more daunting for inexperienced cooks because of the number of steps and ingredients.  However, if you break it down and measure all your ingredients out before you start, it’s really a very...

Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage Every Time

You Don’t Need the Luck of the Irish to Make Delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!  It’s time to start pulling out all of your green clothes and get ready for a delicious Irish meal. This year, why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional dinner of corned beef and cabbage? The history of serving corned beef on this holiday dates back to the 19th century with our Irish immigrants.  Ireland has long been a...