Why we Celebrate

Posted by jtracy on July 2, 2015


Each year about this time out come the fireworks stand. Radio ads for festivals, concerts, movies fill the airwaves. It’s all good. We live where such things are not only possible but expected. How did we get to this point? Twitter? Facebook? Instagram? I think not. Those and many other examples are the end result not the beginning.

We celebrate because …

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Plans for the 4th?

Posted by jtracy on June 22, 2015

The 4th is almost here!!


I hope you all had a great Father’s Day weekend. Did you get a little BBQ or grill time on the deck or in the back yard? I hope so. If you missed it the biggest BBQ weekend of the years is rapidly approaching. The 4th of July!!

To help you get ready BBQ Nation has …

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Pan Fried Mango Chicken

Posted by jtracy on June 15, 2015

Pan Fried Mango Chicken



2 large skinless chicken breasts

1 medium mango diced or chunked

4 green onions chopped

3 tblsp butter

2 tsp powdered honey

2 garlic cloves

White pepper



Trim the excess fat from the breasts and cut into long strips. You can cut them in half if you wish.

In a non stick frying pan add the butter and heat to a medium high heat. …

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Pepper Filet

Posted by jtracy on June 15, 2015

PEPPER FILET – makes four to six servings

 3 T olive oil

3 T soy sauce

2 – 3 cloves garlic, peeled and cut into quarters

1 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 pound piece of beef tenderloin filet

3 to 4 T medium-grind crack black pepper for coating

 In a sealable plastic bag, combine the olive oil and soy sauce.

 Cut 1/2 inch gashes in the meat …

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Grilled Spicy Steak

Posted by jtracy on June 15, 2015

GRILLED SPICY STEAK   – Makes four servings


Two 6 – 8 oz. beef ribeye steaks

1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped, plus 2 tsp. adobo sauce

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cider vinegar

3 medium tomatoes cut in thick slices

2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced

1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced (1/2 cup)


Sprinkle steaks lightly with salt and pepper.  Spread each with …

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