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Spicy Bacon Wrapped Scallops

After partially cooking bacon to keep it pliable, wrap around a sea scallop and secure with a toothpick. Season everything with a couple dashes of Cajun seasoning, then sear in hot olive oil for a few minutes per side, and spritz with lemon juice to serve.

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Banana Pudding Cake

After baking a yellow cake, poke it full of big holes and then dowse with plenty of banana pudding. Then chill until set and cover with loads of fluffy whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers. Then hand out the spoons quickly, because this pudding cake is irresistible!

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Festival-Style Grilled Italian Sausage Sandwiches

These delicious sweet and spicy festival-style sandwiches come together quickly—simply grill up hot Italian sausage along with onion and red bell pepper, then season with salt, pepper and drizzle of olive oil, pile into soft sandwich rolls and enjoy!

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Perfect Fried Green Tomatoes

Dredge green tomatoes in seasoned flour, then buttermilk and finally a coarse coating of cornmeal, parsley, paprika, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Deep fry and set out a big plate for dipping into a spicy sauce of ranch dressing, Cajun seasoning and hot pepper sauce.

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Gurkensalat (German Cucumber Salad)

After salting cucumbers and onions to help them release excess liquid, mix with a dressing of sour cream, sugar, vinegar, dill and parsley. After a crucial overnight chill, serve up this salad with a dash of paprika!

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Beef & Bean Chimichangas

Cook ground beef with onion, green bell pepper and corn. Mix with taco sauce, chili powder, garlic salt and cumin, then spoon into tortillas along with refried beans and Monterey Jack cheese. Once baked golden, serve them piled high with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and guac!

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Tangy German Potato Salad

Combine cooked and cooled red potatoes with onion, parsley, chives and a dressing of white and cider vinegars, sugar, salt, black pepper, sour cream and mayonnaise. Chill for at least a couple of hours, then serve up the big bowl with crumbled bacon stirred in!

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Grilled Garlic and Herb Shrimp

Soak 2 pounds of large shrimp in a sauce of paprika, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, basil and brown sugar. When the seafood’s had a couple hours to draw in plenty of flavor, drain and put on a hot grill, then serve to hungry folks. A winner with shrimp enthusiasts, and a […]

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Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches

Dip slices of green tomato in egg and cornmeal and fry up crispy, then sandwich between two slices of sourdough along with fresh red tomatoes, pepperjack cheese and pickled jalapenos. Grill until golden and melted, then savor every flavorful bite.

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Chicken Teriyaki Tacos

Cook chicken thighs in a hot skillet with a teriyaki sauce of soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar, then load into toasted corn tortillas, drizzle with sriracha sour cream and top with scallions and a refreshing salad of salted cucumber dressed in rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and sesame seeds.

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