Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops

What are everyone's plans for this upcoming weekend? My little girl turns 9 Friday! It really makes me wan't to cry. We will be celebrating all weekend. She will have a taco bar and zebra themed party. Hey what does one have to do with the other? Nothing! But this makes her happy. Now onto the recipe...I have been dying to make this dish. I have always seen it with chicken but never pork. Sooooo me being me and always daring to be different, here you have it. Stuffed pork chops, I just love them. But these right here well definitely are not your average stuffed pork chop. Inside is the ooey gooey goodness of a jalapeno popper and the outside is crispy smokey bacon brushed with yummy bbq sauce. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rainer Cherry Summer Punch

We have been very luck so far t his summer that it has not been to hot. 85 being the hottest day so far. I'm sure as soon as August hits it the temperature will skyrocket. To beat the heat I love to make a great cocktail in the summer. Instead of a vodka or rum cocktail I opted for a much different version. I realized that I have not posted a cocktail recipe in forever. So here is a pretty serious one at that. If you have never tried moonshine you are missing out. While I can't drink it straight or even the white lightening version, this is a nice cocktail version to have. Don't get me wrong it still packs punch hence the name. 
Happy Monday! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Grilled Shrimp Cocktail Kabobs

Shrimp on the "barbie"! We love shrimp cocktail in our house. I make it more than the normal person. In the summer months we grill so much that I am always looking to change things up in anyway I can. I also love grilled shrimp and grilled shrimp cocktail. They are done in 8 minutes! How can you beat that? When they are grilled the shrimp get a nice smoky flavor from the grill and then are brushed with sweet and tangy and slightly spicy cocktail sauce. Serve with lemon wedges and more sauce.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Black Bean Guacamole

My daughter is going to be 9 OMG 9 next week. She is my baby. Where have the years gone. I asked her what she wanted on the menu for her family party. We decided on a taco bar instead of a bbq. Taco's are one of her favorite foods. So I have been testing and planning the recipes. This is one of my favorites. I love avocados in every way. I think I love guacamole more. I prefer chunky guacamole to the smooth creamy kind. Like this one. Chopped avocado, tomato, onion black beans, lime and cilantro. Yum! Serve it with your favorite tortilla chips. Aren't these curled ones cool? So what's your favorite kind of guacamole?