Braised Chuck Roast

I had this grandiose idea of making a spicy Chuck Roast… there definitely was a kick, but I think the sweet peppers dominated. I’ve revised the recipe to tone those back so this flavor will be more of a sweet-n-spicy with a nice little jalapeno kick at the end! Paired with: Rio Madre Rioja Ingredients:…

“Healthy” Chicken Tetrazzini

Some of you may remember my Grandma’s Chicken Tetrazzini Recipe and it’s one of my FAVORITES, but in an effort to ditch some pounds before the holidays… I’ve had to make a few tweaks <cough> remove the stick of butter and 3 cups of cream… <cough> I also ditched the flour and tried a pureed…

Red Pepper Pesto

My Dad had two nice Basil plants this summer which produced a LOT of leaves, but by yesterday the plant was quite sad, and was ready to be tossed… However, there were still a number of leaves on the plant so we thought, why not try to squeeze out a little more basil as a…

Shrimp Scampi over Fettuccine

You know when you all the sudden get the BIGGEST craving for something and nothing can satisfy it until you have it? Well that was the case for me¬†on Sunday with Shrimp Scampi lol. Fortunately, it’s REALLY easy to make and I had all the ingredients minus the shrimp. I didn’t put cream in this…

Beef Taquitos

These are PACKED with flavor and super easy to make!! Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 2oz cream cheese 1 TBsp ranch dressing mix (powdered) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1TBsp minced onion 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese 1/2 can rotel tomatoes 4 tortilla wraps Directions: Brown ground beef in a medium skillet, add garlic powder, minced…