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Don’t Drink Cheap Spiked Eggnog – Make Coquito

How many times do you pick up a bottle of spiked eggnog from the grocery store on the way to a New Year’s eve party. Was it as good as you hoped? That’s the reason for making Coquito. This is a Puerto Rican take on eggnog and is out of this world. Enjoy and HappyContinue reading “Don’t Drink Cheap Spiked Eggnog – Make Coquito”

Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing

One of my go-to’s when it comes to holidays is the Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing. It was a recipe that my Grandmother-in-law created and has now been passed down to my family. This is an extremely easy yet delicious recipe that anybody can make. Give this recipe a try and you will not beContinue reading “Cajun Meat and Cornbread Dressing”

How to make Honey Pickled Radish: From Garden to Jar

I’m always looking for a way to preserve my fresh produce to ensure I can enjoy them throughout the year. I decided to look for a way to preserve radishes as I have an excess of Chinese Shawo Fruit radishes from the backyard organic raised bed garden. Harvesting and Preparing the Radish I picked aboutContinue reading “How to make Honey Pickled Radish: From Garden to Jar”

Homemade Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos): From Garden to Jar

My jalapeno plants are continuously pumping out ripe jalapenos. I don’t want to waste them so I went to an old standby recipe that I haven’t made in a few years: Cowboy Candy. Check out this YouTube video where I demonstrate how to make this incredibly easy homemade recipe using spicy jalapenos straight from theContinue reading “Homemade Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos): From Garden to Jar”

Strawberry Jalapeno Jam: From Garden to Jar

A few years back I was looking for another tasty way to preserve my jalapeno pepper harvest. I came across a recipe that intrigued me which paired jalapeno peppers with strawberries. So, I tried it out and now I make some every year. It just so happens that I have a surplus of peppers comingContinue reading “Strawberry Jalapeno Jam: From Garden to Jar”

Chinese Pork Belly with Honey, Garlic and Toasted Sesame Sauce

Recipe to pair pork belly with sauce made from honey, garlic and toasted sesame seeds.

Chinese Barbeque Pork (Char Sui) using Pork Belly

We had family coming over a few weekends back so needed to cook up a meal. We were walking through the meat section at Costco looking for inspiration and came across a nice slab of pork belly. I decided to buy it and utilize in a set of dishes using a Chinese food theme. TheContinue reading “Chinese Barbeque Pork (Char Sui) using Pork Belly”

Halloween DIY – Faux Wrought Iron Fence

This post will show you how to build your own DIY faux wrought iron fence for Halloween decorations.

Halloween DIY – Jack-o-Lantern Light-up Box

This post provides you details on how to build a Halloween DIY Jack-o-Lantern Light-up box. It’s a nice addition to your Halloween holiday decorations.

Pepper Jelly: From Garden to Jar

This pepper jelly recipe uses fresh jalapeƱos from my garden to make some excellent pepper jelly you can enjoy year around. It is a favorite at our house over cream cheese and crackers. It’s a staple in south Louisiana for LSU football watching parties and holiday snacks.

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