Patatas Alioli aka Aioli Potatoes

Potatoes are roasted for a slight twist on this Spanish side dish or tapas where cooled potatoes, which are traditionally boiled, are tossed with homemade aioli.   Happy Secret Recipe Day! This month I was assigned Manu’s Menu which made me excited.  I already had a ton of her recipes in my Recipes to Try notebook and that was before I even knew she was … Continue reading Patatas Alioli aka Aioli Potatoes

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Another delicious pulled pork recipe but this time it’s cooked with slightly tropical flavors and topped with a sweet & spicy sauce!   One of the many great thing about living in the South is pork is abundant and inexpensive.  Maybe it is in the North as well but I haven’t lived there in 11 years.  Huh… 11 years ago today as it happens.  Happy … Continue reading Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Oven Roasted Tomato Pizza

Fresh tomatoes are roasted and blended for an amazing sauce on a simple pizza. Happy Secret Recipe Day!  This month I was assigned Catherine’s Living The Gourmet which she and her kids have been doing since 2008.  I really enjoyed the photography quite a bit on LTG!  I ultimately decided on doing the Oven Roasted Tomato Pizza for a number of reasons: 1) it’s been … Continue reading Oven Roasted Tomato Pizza

Maple Worcestershire Pork Chops

Pure maple syrup and Worcestershire sauce pair up for an amazingly quick sauce to serve over pork that would be equally delicious with chicken. Since I had to thaw and hack into one of my pork loin roasts to make chops the other day, I had pork I needed to do something with.  Since the hunk of porcine was too small to adequately roast, I … Continue reading Maple Worcestershire Pork Chops

Jalapeno Chicken with Bacon

Your slow cooker does most of the work with the chicken while cream cheese melted into the juices at the end create a fast and amazing sauce.  And don’t scared of the jalapenos!  This is only as spicy as the ones you use.   As I was scooping the jalapenos out of their jar to make this, I thought of meal times we had when … Continue reading Jalapeno Chicken with Bacon

Chipotle Adobo BBQ Sauce

With a can of chipotles in adobo as the base, this BBQ sauce is not for the feint of tongue! It’s no secret that I loooooove condiments and have a tendency to go with nice strong flavors.  This is probably the most tenacious table sauce I’ll ever make because it certainly lets its presence known in your mouth. This is actually adapted from the Texas-style … Continue reading Chipotle Adobo BBQ Sauce

Black Bean Dip & Fresh Herb Salsa

Party foods like this bean dip and herby salsa are healthy but don’t taste that way!  These 2 are even vegan friendly so everyone at the party can enjoy them. A couple of weeks ago, the folks at Food Should Taste Good hosted a brunch for bloggers featuring brunch recipes using their chips.  Unfortunately, I was unable to attend but they were nice enough to … Continue reading Black Bean Dip & Fresh Herb Salsa

Chicken Jalapeno Popper Sliders & Maple Jalapeno Sour Cream Sauce

A beloved appetizer gets changed up to become a delicious hot sandwich that can be prepared ahead of time.  It’s even a great way to use up leftover chicken!  Plus, for an extra meal time treat, mix up a sweet-spicy-creamy sauce for your fries. A couple of months ago, Mr. O and I decided to start having what we call “family dinner” with our best … Continue reading Chicken Jalapeno Popper Sliders & Maple Jalapeno Sour Cream Sauce

Bacon Ranch Chicken

Sometimes the tastiest meals aren’t the prettiest.  Chicken slow cooked in a bacon ranch sauce then shredded makes a delicious topping for potatoes, rice, noodles or even as a sandwich filling! I’m not usually a fan of boneless, skinless chicken breast cooked in the slow cooker.  I can’t explain why exactly, just that the texture seems a bit… off.  If it’s going to be shredded, … Continue reading Bacon Ranch Chicken