Habanero Hot Sauce

A couple years ago we planted several (a dozen?) habanero plants. They produced plentifully! Delicious light-green, yellow, and bright orange habanero peppers. They are picante! (They kinda hurt!) With so much abundance, I searched for a hot sauce recipe using habaneros and found this one below. (Slightly modified by me.) It’s hot, but the carrots […]

Summer Favorite: Potato Salad

One recipe we use at least a few times each summer is my modification of the Potato Salad from Betty Crocker’s 40th Anniversary Cookbook. My family loves this simple tasting potato salad, but they don’t love extra “crunchies”—so, celery seed replaces fresh celery stalks. That, and the way I prepare the potatoes are the main […]

Skyline Chili Pizza!

We make a lot of home made pizza around here. It’s always a hit, and maybe especially the flavored garlic/basil crust. We also eat a lot of Skyline Chili (whether store bought or homemade). It’s definitely always enjoyed. So tonight, we combined the two with fantastic results! Basic Crust I started with a basic pizza […]

Garbage Plates (A Rochester, NY Favorite!)

This weekend we had some friends over to eat. We call it the Food Fest and host it every year in July. Showcasing some of our favorite foods in ridiculous quantities, just for fun! This year we decided to have a very specific theme: Garbage Plates! The original “Garbage Plate” is from a local eatery […]

Pabellón Criollo: Carraotas Negras (Black Beans)

Another important piece of the pabellón meal is the black beans! Now, I do take the shortcut of using canned beans to start with, but you could certainly use dry beans. Prepare them as instructed and then finish them as described below. (But I’ll start with cans… it’s easier, faster, and they still taste great!) […]