Classic Turkey Pan Gravy with Variations

Everyone needs turkey gravy for Thanksgiving.  This is a recipe for classic turkey gravy (works for chicken, beef, pork, etc. too) along with some variations if you like to jazz up your meal now and then. 

Texas Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is meant to be served alongside a smoked beef brisket, but you do whatever you like. Hey!  You’re the cook here!

Cilantro Pesto

Pesto is a quick and easy way to add flavor to your foods. It is similar to chimichurri or salsa. Originally pesto is an Italian condiment made from fresh basil leaves, cheese, and pine nuts. This pesto is made with fresh cilantro and pumpkin seeds or pepitas. I find that cilantro deteriorates very quickly in…

Roasted Eggplant Salsa

Roasting eggplant is a good way to maximize is flavor and richness. This salsa can be eaten as a dip or spread on sandwiches. From Organic Gardening.

Black Eyed Pea Salsa

I wanted something a little different to start off lucky 2014, so why not black eyed peas in a salsa?  I saw some recipes on the internet, but none realy tripped my trigger, if you know what I mean.  Perhaps I should not have spent my entire military career in Texas.