Sriracha T-Bone



We celebrated our daughter's Gotcha day by doing what we do best. Eating steaks!  I decided to do a little something different with my T-bone I  purchased, and I was very pleased of the result! I never knew putting sriracha on a steak before you cook it would turn out so well.

1 T-bone steak
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp clarified butter
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sriracha

The day before you cook your steak, remove from package and pat down with a paper towel. Sprinkle 1/2 of the amount of kosher salt to use on both sides and set in the fridge uncovered overnight. This will pull out any excess moisture.

The next day, about 20 minutes before cooking your steak, remove from fridge and pat down again with another paper towel. This next step is an optional step, but I did it anyway. Take a fork and poke small holes in both sides of the steak, then beat slightly with a meat tenderizer mallet.  Take your garlic powder and mix with your melted clarified butter.Add a pinch of salt to the butter. After doing so divide the butter evenly into two small bowls. Take a brush and generously brush both sides from only one of the bowls.  Sprinkle the rest of the salt on both sides of steaks, and add pepper and paprika.Brush sriracha evenly on both sides.

Take a skillet and turn to medium high heat. Cook steak for 6 minutes on first side and flip.  Take your unused garlic butter and spoon over the top of the steak and cook another six minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

The result was one of the most tender, flavorful steaks I've had in a while. So tender I could tear it apart with a fork.  The Sriracha  gave the steak a rich flavor with just a little bite to it. Try this when you get a chance!

Chocolate Delight


As we try to maintain our diet, every now and then we get a sweet craving. For me, its primarily chocolate. We found a recipe on a diet board online (I wish I had a link to share) that gives us great chocolate flavor without so much of the guilt that is involved.  Here is what we did:

2/3 cup cocoa powder
2/3 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

If you are not  a honey person, you can substitute for maple syrup. 

First, begin by making sure the coconut oil is liquid. If it is not, warm it in a boiler until it melts on low heat. 

Add cocoa powder, honey vanilla extract and salt to coconut oil. Mix well.

Take a mini-muffin tin and spray with cooking spray. Fill each tin about 1/3 of the way full. This should make about 20 chocolate pieces.

Place tin in fridge and let harden for at least 2 hours. After they are set, take then out of the tins, but I would keep them in a container in the fridge, due to melting.

And there you have it! They are tasty, and help with craving every now and then. Try it sometime!






Coconut Flour Waffles



We decided to have breakfast for dinner and try using some coconut flour we received as a gift. After we found a recipe on the Girl vs. Dough website, I must say these are great! The are light, fluffy,and tasty. Put your favorite (light) syrup and some cooked apples, and you have some good waffles. I also made some homemade sausage to go with it. In all, this dinner is gluten free and Paleo approved!

8 eggs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup milk


The original recipe called for coconut milk, but we substituted for regular milk.

Break eggs into a mixer and mix together. Pour melted butter and mix for another 10 seconds. Add your milk, then dry ingredients and mix until incorporated well.

Pour batter into a waffle maker, about 1/4 cup and cook until desired doneness.

It was a delicious breakfast for dinner!

Seared Pork Chops


This recipe is another Whole 30 favorite that is simple and flavorful. I cooked up some sweet potato fries and apples with it to make a great combination. For this recipe the ratios are approximate for the chops.

5 pork chops (thick cut)
2 cups apple cider
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp clarified butter

Take your thick cut pork chops and butterfly them so they are flat. In a fridge safe container, place all your pork chops and cover with the apple cider. Marinate 4 hours to overnight.

Remove pork chops from liquid and pat dry with a paper towel. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika on both sides evenly.

Heat a skillet on medium-high heat and add clarified butter.  Cook pork chops for about 4 minutes per side or until the chops are cooked medium-well. Don't overcook!

The result is very flavorful pork chops that are moist and tender. The apple cider is the key!


Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream



We are having a social/swimming  party at church and it gave me a good excuse to try my hand at some chocolate ice cream.  It turned out great! Creamy, chocolaty, goodness! Here is what I did:

2 cans chocolate sweetened condensed milk
1 can pet milk
1 ½ cups sugar
1 quart half n half
4 eggs, to be tempered
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate syrup

In a small boiler, take two cans of the chocolate sweetened condensed milk, one can pet milk(evaporated milk) and sugar and bring to where all contents are hot and sugar has dissolved but not boiling.

Take four eggs and whisk. Take hot mixture and slowly temper the eggs. Once eggs are properly tempered, mix eggs in mixture and remove from heat. Add vanilla. Pour mixture into four quart size ice cream maker. Pour in half n half. Stir and place in fridge for two hours or longer.

When thoroughly chilled, use electric ice cream maker as per instructions.
This is one you need to try! The chocolate condensed milk is the star of this recipe.

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