Cuban Black Beans

It's very rare that I plan out a meal and it's side dishes. Usually I pick out the main dish and sides come together based on what I have in the fridge. Salad or some roasted vegetables, I don't usually get too fancy. But for our Cuban dinner I went all out and actually made a big pot of Cuban black beans to go along with the Crockpot Lechon (sharing later this week) that I had going. I love … [Read more...]

BBQ Chicken Salad

What is one to do with leftover chicken, but make a salad with it. When I grill chicken I usually grill an extra breast or two and slice them up to freeze. They are perfect for salads or quesadillas when I'm feeling to lazy to cook. And the only ingredient is chicken! You don't even want to look at the ingredients list on store bought pre-cooked chicken strips... The dressing is simply a … [Read more...]

Poppy Seed Dressing

This recipe has been a favorite for many, many years. I grew up eating the fruit plate at our club. The fruit was always served with a side of poppy seed dressing, which of course was the best part, well the dressing and the grilled cheese fingers that also came with it. A few years back my mom finally got the recipe and began making it at home. In my opinion this poppy seed dressing blows … [Read more...]

Soy Citrus Grilled Chicken

If you can't tell these flavors are new favorites in our house. This is the perfect marinade for both pork and chicken. In fact a few weeks ago I posted it with pork and orange juice. Today it's chicken and lemon juice. I wanted to throw together an easy grilled chicken dish when my in laws where in town a few weeks ago. I already had plenty of chicken and knew I wanted to grill it. I … [Read more...]

Orange Soy Pork Tenderloin

I picked up these pork tenderloins on special at The Fresh Market back in February. We cooked this one up right away and the other is still waiting it out in the freezer. In February we took a weekend vacation to St. Augustine and on our way home picked up some oranges. I’m against paying for citrus since I live in Florida and almost everyone I know has some kind of citrus tree, but dang it these … [Read more...]