The ingredients for our Crazy Ingredient Challenge this month were Sweet Potatoes and Jalapenos. So many possibilities raced through my mind. But, I know this time of year many people are looking for a quick and easy appetizer for their holiday gatherings. So I finally settled on these Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers. The Crazy Ingredient… Continue reading Sweet Potato Jalapeno Poppers – Crazy Ingredient Challenge
Hungarian Kolbasz is a pork sausage loaded with paprika and garlic and allspice. The word looks very similar to Kielbasa that most people are more familiar with or Kovabaca in Ukranian. Each region of Eastern Europe has their own version with a slightly different spelling and spice combination. This recipe is from my husband's grandfather. And… Continue reading Hungarian Kolbasz
When I tell people I made my own sausage they are awed. Sshhh! Sausage is nothing more than ground meat and spices. But isn't the stuffing them in casings part hard? I have no idea. I didn't have casings to try so I made this Spicy Sage Breakfast Sausage without them. Shape them into patties… Continue reading Spicy Sage Breakfast Sausage
An easy one dish meal that can be adjusted to your family's tastes and cooks in about 30 minutes? Oh! count me in! I know I just posted Shrimp Creole last week, but as I mentioned in that post, we have loved Lousiana cuisine for a long time in my family. And even though the… Continue reading Jambalaya
We have a guest post today from Clark H. Smith, my uncle, because it is now summer vacation for us here in the Humaciu household and I am in lazy mode. And more importantly, Uncle Clark is a far better writer (and cook, truth be told) than I can hope to be. So without further… Continue reading Jambalaya Balls with Gumbo Gravy
First things first, Barilla is NOT sponsoring this post. I just happen to like the recipe that used to be on the back of the box of their No Boil Lasagne. Now it is a new 5 layer recipe. I prefer this one, mostly because it fits better in my pan. Also, the new one… Continue reading Barilla 4 Layer No Boil Lasagna
Just whipped up two quick and easy three ingredient recipes: beer bread and sausage cheese balls. The beer bread recipe I got from cousin Janine at Thanksgiving. I used Sam Adams Oktoberfest because that is what we had on hand. Matthew better get home soon or there won't be any left! If you don't have self rising… Continue reading The Power of Three
It is only fair that I write about the fantastic male cooks in my family since I wrote about the women last month. Besides my brother, Michael, we have many other men that love to cook. The one common thread that all of the following recipes have is awesome flavor combinations.