Grilled Steak Marinade

Grilled Steak Marinade

With Father's Day around the corner, I'm willing to bet that many of us will be grilling steak for that special Dad in our lives.  While I'm not much of griller myself, I'm more than happy to prepare steak to be cooked.  Today, I'm bringing you a steak marinade, guaranteed to make your steak tender and flavorful! This particular marinade can … [Read more...]

Barbacoa Using Cacheta de Res


In honor of National Hispanic Month, I decided to make Barbacoa.   When I googled some Barbacoa recipes, I noticed that almost of them used butt roast but that isn't how we make it.   We use Cacheta de Res, aka, Beef Cheeks and this is the only way I've known how to make it.  And in actuality, we make Barbacoa de Cabeza (a cow head) and make … [Read more...]

Chicken Fried or Pan Fried, How Do You Cook It?

pan fried steak

Did you even know there's a different between Chicken Fried Steak and Pan Fried Steak?  Well, there is.  Chicken Fried Steak uses an egg and milk batter, along with flour.  Pan fried only uses flour.  Which one do you prefer? I did Chicken Fried Steak a long time ago but when I started cooking for the cowboys (up to 50), I learned to be a little … [Read more...]

Meat and Potato Pie – Not Pretty but Good

Meat and Potato Pie Precooked

Nor is it healthy when topped with all that cheese but it's very good to eat and GREAT to make when feeding a large crew.  I've always seen this cooked in this way but would love to hear your variations if you make something similar. INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground beef ½ small onion chopped 6 to 8 saltine crackers, crushed 1 egg, beaten 1 can cream … [Read more...]

Beef, It's What's for Dinner

the healthy beef cookbook

What a week huh!  I shared three beef recipes with you; Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro, Steaks with Mushrooms, Blue Cheese & Frizzled Shallots, and Asian Beef & Broccoli With Noodles.  All three were fantastic and even though I hit a couple of bumps with ingredients (cause of my very small town), it all turned out good and they … [Read more...]

Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro

Beef Spring Rolls with Carrots and Cilantro

As a cowboy's wife, we tend to eat a lot of beef (it's furnished with our job) so trying to create healthier meals out of beef is important to me.  This week, I'll be bringing you three healthier beef recipes thanks to 'Beef, It's What's for Dinner'. Today's recipe was fun to make and very quick.  It was also quite a shock to see my oldest son … [Read more...]

Smokey Grilled Wild Hog

smokey grilled wild hog

I'll never forget our wedding.  I didn't know what they had planned for us back at the ranch so you might say I was extremely surprised to show up with a big ol' lamb turning over a fire, which was our supper.  Since then, we have eaten goat, beef head, tripas, wild hog, and so much more.  Wait, did I say 'we'?  Cause I really meant 'they'.  The … [Read more...]

Savory Korean Style Pancakes


The following is a guest post: Jerry is the epitome of cooking without a plan. As a matter of fact, he secretly wishes he could participate in an Iron Chef America episode, simply because it is one place where he wouldn't feel at all out of place. Not knowing the ingredients beforehand doesn't make him nervous at all. Of course, the reality is that … [Read more...]

The Easiest Bacon Pork Tenderloin EVER


You can't make a pork tenderloin much easier than this folks!  If y'all thought I was some gourmet cook, you have now learned the truth!  lol So obviously this is just bacon, a pork tenderloin, and a little time! In the oven at 325 for a few hours! Enjoy y'all and don't forget to visit my gal Amy, who got to test drive a Mercedes for 2 weeks, and … [Read more...]

Basil Garlic Pasta with Meaty Sauce


INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups semolina flour (can use all-purpose flour - will taste slightly different) 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1/4 cup finely chopped basil 1 to 2 tablespoons water, if needed STEPS * In a small skillet, cook garlic in oil over low heat, stirring constantly for … [Read more...]

Tis the Season to Eat Some Jerky (Beef or Deer)


Another post from SIL who by the way, makes the BEST jerky!!! I noticed that she used World Harbors Jerk Sauce for one of the ones she makes.  If you'll remember, they also make FANTASTIC Barbecue sauce!!! From her........ I challenged My father in law to a jerk off.  I had to come up with the best tasting Jerky.  The only thing the winner … [Read more...]

Hamburger Patty Special

Hamburger Patty Special

Okay, so I really don't know the name of this recipe. It was given to me by a friend of mine years ago. It's been a cowboy favorite for many years for me. People try to take short cuts like NOT pan frying the patties but you can't do that! It's not the same if you don't pan fry them! Thank you to Johnna for giving me the recipe and many … [Read more...]

Flat Iron Steaks with Grilled Corn & Cumin-Lime Butter

flat iron steaks with grilled corn and cumin lime butter

Because BEEF, it's what's for dinner!  We're all about beef around here folks so get ready for some delicious flat iron steaks.  Yes, there's some corn on the cob too but I'm all about the meat!  This has a few pictures so let us get to it already:) INGREDIENTS: 2 beef flat iron steaks (about 8 oz)  I adjusted because I have many mouths to … [Read more...]

Super Easy No Fail Brisket on the Grill

easy, no fail brisket

If you think brisket is hard to cook, think again.  It's super easy and with my no fail recipe, you'll have a tasty peice of meat to serve at the next summer party! My brother-in-law actually cooked the one below.  I just stood around taking pictures and a laughing at his sticking the garlic in the meat technique.  With that said, lets … [Read more...]

Rib-Eye Steaks that Melt in Your Mouth

Feed a man some Rib-eye steak and he'll love ya forever;) My husband's favorite steak is the Rib-eye. I prefer Kansas City Steaks from QVC myself because they are super lean but if I had to choose another, it would be the rib-eye.  INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 rib-eye steaks 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 teaspoon black pepper, … [Read more...]