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Greek Salad Dressing

Lately, I've been more and more interested in making things myself, instead of buying them from the grocery store. From spaghetti sauce to barbecue sauce to various vinaigrettes, the flavors that come from these home made version knock the store bought items of the water. It may seem like it takes more time to make these items yourself, bought they are all super easy. And, the items use are probably all in your pantry already! Today I'm sharing a new recipe for Greek Salad Dressing!




The Recipe:


1/2 Cup Olive Oil1/3 Cup Red Wine Vinegar2 Garlic Cloves - Minced1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard1 Large Lemon - Juiced1 Teaspoon Thyme1 Teaspoon Basil1 Teaspoon Oregano1 Teaspoon ParsleySalt and Pepper


This recipe is really simple. Just combine the ingredients and mix. I like to put all of the ingredients in medium sized mason jar so I can store for it later. Just put all of the ingredients in the jar and give it a shake. Now to pick out some salad ingredients!
Happy eating!

4 Recipes Using a Rotisserie Chicken - Chicken Roll-Ups

Lately, I've been looking for ways to make dinner prep a little easier. So I decided to put together a series of 4 recipes using a rotisserie chicken, something that can be picked up at the store on your way home from work and then combined with a few simple ingredients that may already be in your kitchen. The second recipe in the series is Chicken Roll-Ups.


The Recipe:
2 Cups Cooked Chopped Chicken2/3 Cup Mushrooms - Sliced8 Ounces Cream Cheese2 Green Onions - Chopped2 Cans Crescent Rolls2 Tablespoons Melted Butter1 Recipe Bread CrumbsPreheat Oven to 50 Degrees

Combine the cooked chicken, mushrooms, green onions, and cream cheese in a bowl. Unroll and separate the crescent rolls. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into each crescent roll. This will take around 2 tablespoons each. Wrap the crescent rolls around to cover the mixture. Arrange the roll-ups on a greased sheet pan. Brush each roll-up with the melted butter and dust then dust the bread crumbs. Place in the oven at 350 degrees…

4 Recipes Using a Rotisserie Chicken - Chicken and Rice Casserole

Lately, I've been looking for ways to make dinner prep a little easier. So I decided to put together a series of 4 recipes using a rotisserie chicken, something that can be picked up at the store on your way home from work and then combined with a few simple ingredients that may already be in your kitchen. The first recipe in the series is Chicken and Rice Casserole.

The Recipe
1/4 Cup Butter1/4 Cup Flour3 Teaspoons Chicken Bouillon2 Cups Milk2 Cups Cooked Chicken - Cubed1/2 Cup Mushrooms - Sliced4 Cups Cooked Rice1 Cup Shredded CheeseSalt and PepperPreheat Oven to 350 Degrees Melt the butter in a small to medium sauce pan. Add in the flour, chicken bouillon, and milk. Stir to combine. Stir occasionally until it reaches a boil and remove from heat. 
In an 11 x 17 baking dish, combine the rice, chicken, and mushrooms. Spread evenly around baking dish. Pour the chicken bouillon mixture over the rice, making sure to cover the rice evenly. Salt and pepper to taste. Top with cheese. Bak…

Junior's Texas BBQ and Seafood

I went through the archives and found another throwback post from my days as the Houston BBQ Examiner. This time around, I'm sharing a restaurant review I wrote for Junior's Texas BBQ and Seafood!


Although the restaurant and clientele may seem a little ruff on the outside, it is quickly apparent that Junior’s Texas Barbecue and Seafood is a place where everybody knows your name. It is apparent that the people sitting around the bar have all shared some good times together. The restaurant is homely and everybody is a friend. You will quickly find yourself caught up in a conversation with a stranger, enjoying a beer. The menu covers the classic barbecue and seafood dishes with little flair, but the food itself makes up for it. A perfectly sweet barbecue sauce accompanies the tender brisket and ribs, chicken and turkey, ham and sausage. The chopped beef sandwich is great and far from a sloppy-joe, like some of the other places out there. The beef in these sandwiches has a ruff chop…