Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub

Ir’s hard to believe that school’s already out…(or at least what was supposed to be school and probably wasn’t because of all this coronavirus crap).     Soon we’ll be cranking up our grills for the 4th of July…assuming that you haven’t already been cranking out great ribs, chicken, and pork chops already.   AndContinue reading “Making the Perfect Paprika-Based Barbecue Rib Rub”

Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash

Chicken Paprikash is one of the most famous and beloved of all Hungarian dishes.   The perfect chicken paprikash consists of tender, juicy chicken in an unforgettably rich, flavorful and creamy paprika-infused sauce…served over perfectly hot buttered egg noodles…a very simple but incredibly flavorful dish.     The perfect Chicken Paprikash will warm your homeContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chicken Paprikash”

When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers

The perfect stuffed bell peppers are filled with the perfect mixture of the perfect ingredients—such as ground beef, tomato sauce and rice— and then topped with just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection. A classic dish. Bell peppers are a comfort food at its finest…even though if you’re like me, you absolutelyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Stuffed Bell Peppers”

Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo

If I were to talk about both choosing the perfect ingredients for your gumbo and using the perfect method, this would be an extremely long post. Instead we’re gonna talk about the perfect ingredientsw…and talk about method in the next. Making the perfect gumbo is about like decorating a Christmas tree. There are an umpteenContinue reading “Don’t Be a Dumbo About Making Gumbo”

Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo

The perfect Cajun gumbo is not exactly a soup…not exactly a stew…but an ultimately thick and hearty dish consisting of the Cajun Holy Trinity…celery, bell peppers and onions…and perhaps one or several varieties of meat and seafood—such as andouille sausage, shrimp, and crab….and, what I think is the best part, the okra. The perfect Cajun gumboContinue reading “Making the Perfect Cajun Gumbo”

The Cajun Holy Trinity

Usually when I think about  bell \peppers, the first thing that  comes to mind is stuffed bell peppers. However, the most common use of bell peppers is the almost daily use of “The holy trinity,”…used just about in every recipe…such as Cajun foods and Creole foods like etouffee, gumbo, dirty rice, red beans and ricer,Continue reading “The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Bell Peppers…The Which

Now that you know what bell peppers are and why you should include bell peppers in your quest for a healthier diet…and a few great recipes to use them in…let’s make sure that we’re selecting the best bell peppers and storing them correctly. ********************* Selecting Bell Peppers   Like most other fruits and veggies, bellContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Which”

Bell Peppers…The Why

Before we start talking about which bell peppers to buy, how to store them, and what to do with them when you get them home…let’s learn why we should add them to our diet.       Fresh, raw bell peppers are very good for you. They are made of 94% water. The remainder consistsContinue reading “Bell Peppers…The Why”