Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Best Guacamole Recipe – 2021 Guide

Mmmm…fresh avocados. The creamy fruit is a popular snack, a delicious topping for tacos and a no-brainer addition to a salsa. But the most delicious guacamole recipe comes from the young lady that taught me everything I know about cooking. Some people like it ‘thick’, some prefer it ‘saucy’, some …

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Garlic Butter Steak Tips and Potato Packets – 2021 Guide

I have been making the Garlic Butter Steak Tips & Potato Packs since January of this year. I’ve made it over and over and never received complaints of being unappetizing, unsatisfying or unappealing. In fact, it is always a hit at potlucks, BBQ’s and even family and friend get-togethers. I …

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7-Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake Recipe – 2021 Guide

This recipe comes from my new eBook, Japanese Cheesecake: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques by Erica Obrien, which is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. I know exactly what you are thinking: Japanese cheesecake is a dreamy dessert that you might only find in Japanese restaurants.  And it …

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Easy Banana Cake Recipe – 2021 Guide

The Banana Cake is made with mashed bananas, flour, milk, margarine, vanilla extract, eggs, and a pinch of salt. It is a moist, golden cake that is great for breakfast or as dessert. A soft, moist banana cake is one of those rare treats that tastes so good, you’ll want …

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Los Calientes Barbacoa – Getting Back to Original BBQ – 2021 Guide

Ever since I visited Mexico, I’ve been on a quest to find the best barbacoa in the country. Well, I’m not exactly sure if it’s the best, but I certainly know it’s the most authentic. If you’re a pitmaster or BBQ enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of Los Calientes Barbacoa. It’s …

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Cranberry Jelly Recipe – 2021

Making Cranberry Jelly is quite simple and takes only a few ingredients, however there are a few things you should know to make a great tasting jelly. I am currently looking for a recipe on how to make jelly, can you help me? I want to try out  jelly  making …

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9 Best Substitutes For Ditalini Pasta – 2021

When I moved back to the U.S. from Italy, I never thought I would have to make do with a different type of pasta. I love Italian food, and when I found a recipe for ditalini pasta in one of my cookbooks, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, the recipe called for …

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Cloud Bread Recipe – 2021 Guide

I have many favorite recipes in my recipe book, but this is one of them. It is a recipe for making cloud bread, but it uses  the name cloud bread because you take the dough, spread it out to make a flat loaf, and then cut into slices. It seems …

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Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips – 2021 Guide

I have always enjoyed the taste of sweet potatoes, but I don’t like the way they taste when they are overcooked, as they become too soft and sticky. I will often opt for fried sweet potatoes and then season them with a little bit of salt and pepper for a …

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How To Grow Scotch Bonnet Peppers – Seed to Harvest – 2021 Guide

‘Scotch Bonnet’ peppers, also known as ‘horchata peppers’, or ‘Caribbean peppers’, are a pungent variety of chili pepper that comes from the Jalapeno family. This pepper is the most recognizable pepper in the world as it is used in so many cuisines. In Jamaica it is a staple food and …

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