Red, White , and Beef Kabobs

Posted by jtracy on July 2, 2015

This recipe is courtesy of Kristina Beaugh from the USDA in D.C. Kristina is a great guest and a lot of fun.




For marinade:

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp garlic, minced (about 2-3 cloves)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp fresh parsley, rinsed, dried, and chopped

(or 1 tsp dried parsley)

½ tsp salt


For kabobs:

6 oz top sirloin or other beef steak cubes (12 cubes)

6 oz …

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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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Raspberry Pretzel Dessert

Posted by jtracy on June 15, 2015

Raspberry Pretzel Dessert

Many thanks to Marion Toop (Grandma Toop). Marion shared this and many of her family recipes with me many years ago. If you looked for the word Granma in the dictionary her image would be there.


9 oz. Cool Whip

8 oz. cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

6 oz. raspberry Jell-O

2 cup boiling water

2 10 oz. pkgs frozen raspberries

2 cups fresh …

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