Knockout Steak Without the Steakhouse Price: Grilled Chuck Eye

  One of my favorite budget-friendly cuts of meat is chuck eye, specifically labeled as “beef chuck eye steak—first cut” where I shop. It costs much less than choice rib-eye, sirloin strip or T-bone, but it is very flavorful and tender. In terms of where it is located, it is the cut right next to the rib-eye. I discovered this cut of beef about 10 years ago when a butcher at my grocery store ranted and raved over it. She said it was good for grilling; it was tender, economical and great for feeding a crowd. She highly recommended it. ...more
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Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is an excellent alternative to fatty dips which are often served at parties. It is tasty, filling and good for your health. If you serve it with some fresh vegetables, it can be a great afternoon snack for the whole family. Black beans are full of proteins and fiber and also low in carbohydrates. That makes them a great dish for diabatics and everybody else on a low-carb diet. Bean dip is suitable for vegans and vegetarians alike. It consists of cooked black beans, ketchup, garlic, olive oil, lemon or lime juice, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt....more

Crazy Dough Focaccia

In the last post I told you the story about Crazy Dough, now is the time to show you what you can do with it. The easiest thing is to make is focaccia, a flat Italian bread. Just take a piece of Crazy dough, shape it into irregular focaccia shape, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with rosemary and sea salt. You can add some olives, thinly sliced onion, cheese, ham, anchovies, vegetables – whatever you like. Bake for 20 minutes and you will get a tasty focaccia with no trouble at all!...more

Crazy Dough for Everything

My mother got this recipe for Crazy Dough from her friend over 20 years ago. At the time it was called “Universal Dough”, but now it is often referred to as “Crazy Dough”. This friend was so thrilled with the recipe because it was very simple to make and you could use it for almost anything you wanted....more

Filipino Egg Pie

Filipino Egg Pie is a classic Filipino dessert resembling an Egg Custard Pie or a Greek Egg Custard Pie. You could say it is a distant cousin of Magic Cake. The pie consists of a pie shell filled with custard filling made of eggs yolks beaten with evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. At the end whipped egg whites are folded in. The pie is baked until filling is firm and the top is golden. You can make your own homemade pie crust or buy a ready made one at your local grocery store to make it even more simple....more

Perfect Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Perfect Roasted Brussels SproutsPublished June 21, 2014 | By Stacey | ...more

Summer Cocktails: Beat the Heat With a Cucumber Mojito

Chris loves playing bartender and I'm glad he does...because he's good at it. He makes my all-time favorite Bacon Bloody Mary, and is also the creator of this amazing White Riesling Sangria. His most recent concoction? ...more

Caramelized Spiced Yams

Whenever I think of sweetened yams, I always think of the typical marshmallowy Thanksgiving dish. My family usually loves putting lots of marshmallows on top, which is always delicious. There were a couple of years there where every few minutes someone new would come traipsing through the kitchen and add a handful or two more marshmallows to the top of the casserole. There would always end up being more marshmallows than sweet potatoes once it made it to the table. ...more