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Friday, June 15, 2018

Instant Pot BBQ Five Spice Pork Ribs

Do you know what 5 Spice is? Well many times when you east Chinese food you get 5 Spice in some of it, I make my own 5 Spice and use it for a lot of recipes. I like it. Stir fry is wonderful with it and then I thought, those ribs you see on Chinese buffet have 5 Spice flavor so why cant I make 5 Spice Ribs and that's just what I did, and best of all...I did it in the Instant Pot

3 pound pork ribs
1 1/2 tsp.  five spice powder
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup apple juice
3 tbsp. cider vinegar or herb vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce

Trim fat from the pork ribs if they aren't trimmed already. Check to make sure the ribs will fit in
your instant pot. If not, you can trim it to fit or roll them around
it where they will fit. Rub the meat lightly with oil
Rub the ribs with five-spice powder. Place ribs in instant pot.
Stir together apple juice, vinegar, and soy sauce in a bowl.
Cover and cook on high setting for 25 mins Let release 10 mins
Then be careful and open the lid after all pressure is released, I cover my pot
with a towel so it doesn't spray the kitchen.
Next I cover a baking sheet with foil and place ribs on it, then I brush them with
a good sweet BBQ sauce and broil for 15 minutes or so, keep an eye on them, ovens vary so cook them how you like yours.
There you have 5 Spice Ribs

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spicy Crock Pot Cheesy Hamburger Sausage Dip

~ The BEST Cheese Dip Made in Your Slow Cooker! Perfect for a Party, Game Day or Just Because! This Appetizer Will Have You Coming Back for More! Add a salad make it a meal!
We cut this recipe in half for dinner and eat the leftovers for lunch

Servings: 16
Calories: 310 cal
2 lb Velveeta cubed
1 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 16 oz jar Mild Pace Salsa
1 lb hamburger
1 lb Hot Jimmy Dean Sausage
3-4 cloves of garlic minced
1 onion minced

In a large skillet fry hamburger and sausage until cooked through, drain grease, then add garlic and onions cook till tender.
Mix all ingredients together in large crock pot.
Cook on low for 2-3 hours or until cheese is melted, stirring occasionally.
Serve with tortilla chips

Roasted Parmesan Pepper Carrot Fries!!

I was bored with vegetables and then I got the idea to make these roasted carrots and they are the best. Tasty, crispy and just a little cheesy you need to make these.

What you Need:
bag mini carrots
olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
garlic powder
salt and pepper

Cut a bag of carrots in half lengthwise
In a bowl add cut carrots, fresh garlic, lots of parmesan cheese, olive oil, Italian bread crumbs, salt & pepper. All ingredients add the amount to your personal taste.
Place on a cookie sheet spread carrots evenly place in oven at 325 for about 45 min. I check on them occasionally. Remove from oven when they are tender and golden. Enjoy with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


This salad is fresh and fruity and it has a zesty Poppy Seed Dressing It's really good and a little different from traditional salads. Which we all get tired of right?

Serves: 6-8
What you need:
6 oz baby spinach
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 Tomato chopped(OPTIONAL)
1 Large avocados, chopped
1 Red Onion diced(OPTIONAL)
¼ cup sliced almonds
¼ cup feta cheese

Creamy Poppyseed dressing:
⅓ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup 2% milk
3 Tablespoons Sugar
4 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons poppyseeds
How to make it:
In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, avocados, almonds, and feta cheese.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, sugar, cider vinegar, and poppyseeds. Pour about half over the salad and toss to coat. Add more of the dressing if needed.
Serve salad immediately and garnish with more feta cheese and almonds if desired.

Grilled Salmon

Summer is a good time to do a lot of Grilling and a great time for Fish. Try this delicious recipe with Salmon and a fresh salad such as my STRAWBERRY AVOCADO SPINACH SALAD

1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce , I hate
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Preheat grill for medium heat.
Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork. To keep fish from breaking apart and slipping through the grill grates, I suggest getting a grilling brick or using heavy duty foil,  I hate my food falling into the bottom of the grill

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tuna Grape Sunflower Salad Sandwiches

This is a healthy lunch you can serve as a Sandwich or A Simple Delicious Salad
So fresh and light and good for you

What you need:
1 can of Tuna in water(drained)
6 grapes sliced in half
1 scallion sliced thin
1 stalk celery diced
1 TB sunflower seeds
2 TB mayo or greek yogurt with a splash of lemon juice
sprinkle of pepper

How to make it:
Open tuna and drain place in bowl, add grapes, celery, onion. Mix in mayo or yogurt mix
sprinkle with sunflower seeds and a dash of pepper
serve as salad, or on a lettuce leaf, in a wrap or on bread or roll

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Avocado Cucumber Tomato Red Onion and Feta Cheese Salad

Fresh and easy salads that is the best thing to have on a warm busy day, Right? We think so and we love this salad. The Garlic Sesame Dressing I used for this can be made quickly too and recipe is on my blog too


2 avocados peeled and quartered
2 cucumbers, peeled, quartered lengthwise & sliced
4 Tomatoes, halved and quartered
1 small Red Onion chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 -8 green onions, tops only, chopped
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled


Combine 1st 6 ingredients and toss.
Mix my Garlic Sesame Dressing (recipe here)
Pour Lightly over salad. Sprinkle crumbled cheese on just before serving