Chinese Black Pepper Steak

Chinese Black Pepper Steak

East meets West in the restaurant version of Chinese Black Pepper Steak. There’s no doubt that this dish is a popular restaurant item and for good reason. First of all, it’s all about the beef with only an accent of familiar veggies for balance. That gives it a great appeal for many diners.

Chinese Black Pepper Steak

Chinese Black Pepper Steak

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Instant Pot Brisket Street Tacos

Instant Pot Brisket Street Tacos

I gotta tell ya, my fave recipe of the year has got to be Instant Pot Brisket Street Tacos. That’s sayin’ a lot because the winter holidays haven’t even rolled around yet and that’s when I do most of my “special” cooking and lots of desserts. Who knows, maybe I’ll make something that will edge these tacos out, yet, but these are mouth-watering crazy good.

Instant Pot Brisket Street Tacos

Instant Pot Brisket Street Tacos

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Homemade Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Homemade Hot Dog Chili Sauce

I remember having my first taste of a Chili Cheese Dog when I was a kid. It was from Joe’s in my hometown and it was a foot-long, hanging off the bun on either side and smothered with chili and melty cheese. It was heaven! I can’t go back in time, but I can make this Homemade Hot Dog Chili Sauce & recreate that memory as best I can.

Homemade Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Homemade Hot Dog Chili Sauce

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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs

It’s been a while since I’ve willingly eaten any hot dog other than at a ballpark. (I miss the St. Paul Saints now that I’m in Atlanta!) Due to the generosity of others, we’ve found ourselves with an abundance of hot dogs. Most of the kids like them as is, of course, but as an adult, I needed a little incentive. I decided to revive a childhood fave: Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Hot Dogs.

Momma Cat

Momma Cat & Kittens – 10 days old here. I’ll update more on the little family in a few days.

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Gyudon Japanese Beef & Rice Bowls

Gyudon Japanese Beef & Rice Bowls

As a Grandma (the littles call me “Amma”) I had kind of forgotten about some of the challenges in getting everyone “on board” with dinner. Especially now that I’m day to day with six very opinionated eaters. Gyudon Japanese Beef & Rice Bowls is something I trialed this week while the kids were gone and I think it’s going to be a winner.

Gyudon Japanese Beef & Rice Bowls

Gyudon Japanese Beef & Rice Bowls

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