Sticky Sweet Ribs

Sticky Sweet Ribs

So I was watching Diner’s Drive-Ins and Dives (funny, but a lot of my conversations start out like this) and I saw the most amazing looking food from Tiki Iniki a restaurant in Princeton, Hawaii on their episode International Infusion. They featured their Sweet Sticky Sweet Ribs, and I had to ask myself, “Am I a Sticky Sweet Ribs person?” I was soon to find out, although the recipe I made isn’t the same as the ribs at Tiki Iniki, it’s definitely adapted from their recipe – think of this recipe as a “fabulously frugalized” version of their ribs.

Sticky Sweet Ribs

Sticky Sweet Ribs

 

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Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes

Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes

Every once in awhile I come across a recipe that defies every known law of cooking! That’s this one. Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes. It has a handful of ingredients, one admittedly a little strange, that you might have at home. It’s no effort, drop-dead simple and ready in about 35 minutes. And it’s so absolutely delish you’re gonna be flabbergasted by how good it is. Sound like a small miracle? Yep. And we all need small miracles every now and then.

Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes

Sheet Tray Sausages with Onions & Grapes

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Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

If there is anything I like to have exactly the same every single year, almost without exception, it’s my very traditional Classic Midwestern Stuffing. If you read that post, you’ll see I’m a little bit adamant about it. But then a couple of years ago, my sister talked me into doing her Ridiculously Delish Bacon Stuffing, and now, here I am posting out this recipe for a Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing.

Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

Chorizo & Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

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Favorite Pork Chop Brine

Favorite Pork Chop Brine

Do you guys brine your pork chops? If you don’t I highly recommend you give it a shot and this Favorite Pork Chop Brine is a great one to start with. With very little effort and just a little planning, you can take today’s leaner (and sometimes drier) pork chops and help nudge them towards something more succulent and juicy by brining. You’ll still need to be careful not to overcook that pork, but brining is a game-changer.

Favorite Pork Chop Brine

1) Add the sugar, salt and herbs/spices to a bowl.

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Simple Instant Pot Spaghetti

Simple Instant Pot Spaghetti

I don’t think anyone can deny that I can be a bit of a food snob now and then. That’s made me avoid making certain dishes in my Instant Pot. Namely, Instant Pot Spaghetti. I took the plunge after visiting my daughter. When I got home, I decided to put out a little series of super easy, family-friendly Instant Pot meals to help Jess feed her hungry hoard. I gotta say, I’m eating my words over this recipe! Or I would be if I weren’t stuffing my mouth with this Simple Instant Pot Spaghetti!

Simple Instant Pot Spaghetti

Simple Instant Pot Spaghetti

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