Cutting Corners Beef Dinner


1 lb beef steak sliced thin

2 onions sliced

1 green bell pepper sliced

1 yellow bell pepper sliced

4 tomatoes off the vine quartered

1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger

6 cloves garlic chopped

2 tablespoons red pepper powder

1/2 bottle of Kikkoman Orange sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup of water

Vegetable oil

Let your beef slightly unthaw. It’s easier to slice it thin that way. In a large wok on medium, saute onions, garlic, ginger, and peppers in vegetable oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Next add beef and and pour in orange sauce. Continue to toss. Sprinkle more salt, pepper and red pepper powder. Pour in water. Allow it to simmer for a few minutes. Then toss some more. Once the beef and vegetables are almost done finally add the tomatoes. Toss for a couple of minutes and make sure not to overcook them. They should still retain their form. Serve with rice.

Beef Sausage Rolls


2 lbs beef sausage sliced

2 onions sliced

1 green bell pepper sliced

4 cloves garlic chopped

1 jalapeño chopped

1 small can of Budweiser

sea salt

black pepper


onion powder

vegetable oil

Pack of bolillos rolls

In a large wok, saute the the chopped garlic in vegetable oil. Once garlic has browned add onions, sausage, jalapeño, and bell pepper. Pour in the beer. Begin to toss. Then season to your preference with salt, pepper, oregano, and onion powder. Once the beer has cooked down the sausage is ready. Serve in a bolillos roll or sub roll. I made red cabbage and dill roasted potatoes as my sides.

Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk pie is like a chameleon of a dessert. One of my friends had made it one evening. I had never even heard of the thing but he told me to close my eyes and take a bite. Now get this… It tasted so FAMILIAR like a sweet potato pie or pumpkin pie but not really. Nevertheless is was so delicious so I decided to make it one night for my children. Super easy to make and not too many things needed to pull it off.


1 pie crust (9 inch)

3 eggs

1 stick of butter softened ***Remember softened is NOT melted. You simply leave the butter out of the fridge to get soft.***

1 1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons of flour

1 cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon nutmeg

A pinch of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs until they look foamy with all these little bubbles. Mix butter, sugar and flour. Beat until smooth. Finally add the buttermilk, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice and nutmeg. Again beat until smooth.

Then pour the mixture into the pie shell.

Let the pie bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check on it to confirm the middle is firm. Carefully remove the pie from the oven. I had shaky hands so I cracked mine. Cosmetically, I was pissed however did it still taste good?? Yes and it didn’t survive the night. Add whip cream or ice cream on top if you like!

Smoked Salmon Omelette


3 eggs

Smoked salmon sliced

Fresh dill chopped

Coleslaw blend veggie pack

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

Garlic powder

Black pepper

Mexican shredded cheese blend

Olive oil

Beat three eggs in a small bowl. Sprinkle black pepper and add chopped garlic.

On medium heat, lightly coat bottom of frying pan in olive oil. Pour in egg mixture. Let the eggs solidify. On one side lay salmon. Sprinkle dill, veggie mixture, garlic powder, a little cheese and a little pepper. Gently flip the other half of egg over top. Press down very gently so cheese bonds it in place. Let the omelette brown. Then serve.

Five Spice Chicken


4 lbs chicken thighs

1 onion sliced

1 bell pepper sliced

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup red wine

1/3 cup soy sauce

Chinese Five Spice seasoning blend

Garlic powder

Black pepper

Sea salt

Olive oil

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

In a bowl, place chicken thighs and pour in soy sauce, wine and vinegar. Season liberally with Five spice and garlic powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.

In a stock pot, move chicken with tongs as to not have the sauce added in yet. Brown thighs with olive oil, onions and bell peppers on medium heat.

Once the chicken has browned pour in remaining sauce. Bake for 1 hour. Serve over rice.

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