Archive for the tag 'chilies'

Hot Sauce 2011

I made a double batch of restaurant style hot sauce yesterday. By “Restaurant Style” I mean a cooked hot sauce like they serve at my favorite Tex-Mex restaurant the Beltline Bar in Grand Rapids. I was never that into “Salsa”. They make a “Salsa” at the Beltline Bar but they call it the “mild” sauce. […]

Best Knife Sharpener Ever

Well except for sending them out to be ground that is. I’ve been using the Edgemaker Pro for about 25 years know. My first one finally succumbed to being drop a few too many time. So I purchased a new one. Well not actually one, I bought the set. You can get them at two […]

Great Image of Steak Doneness

I found this at Ask The Meatman. It’s a great representaion of the what the doneness of a beef steak should look like and the approximate time to cook it. .

Taking Advantage of Bulk Burger Prices!

How many times have you seen ads in the paper for ridiculously low prices on bulk ground beef. Then you ask yourself “what am I going to do with a 5, 10 or 15 pounds of ground meat”? I’ve seen people throw 5 lb bags of ground meat in the freezer. Which is fine as […]

Happy Day Griddle-Grill Revisited

I Now have two Happy Day Griddle-Grills. As you may know from my first posting “Happy Day Griddle/Grill Best Griddle I Have Ever Used, Period.” I acquired my first Happy Day Griddle from my mom. She was about to throw it in the trash. My second Happy Day Griddle was purchased on eBay. The remarkable […]

Jalapeno Cleaning Tip

In last weeks post I used several fresh jalapenos in my Hot Sauce recipe. When you are using fresh jalapenos it is a good idea to remove the seeds and the fleshy part that holds them to the peppers. That is unless you like it really hot, then just leave ’em in. I was looking […]

I Have an Important Tip This Week

I ran into a little trouble while cooking last weeks Sloppy Joe recipe. I became distracted and forgot to stir the Sloppy Joe for about a half hour. I came back and you could see that the Sloppy Joe were way too hot, pretty much boiling. I had the burner on a low simmer but […]

Potato Scrubbing Made Easy

In my last post I talked about scrubbing your potatoes clean. The best thing I have found for this sort of work is the Green Scrubby Pad. You can almost scrub the potato skins right off if you put a little effort into it. But then you loose all the nice nutrients you get from […]