• KJ's Sauces

    KJ’s Sauces-Our Little Artisanal Hot Sauce Company

    September 21, 2021DishinandDishes

    Last year my love of gardening and cooking came together and the result was our new little hot sauce company called KJ’s Sauces. We were harvesting scads upon scads of peppers in our garden and wondering what in the world to do with them all. Someone – I can’t remember who, suggested we try making hot sauce. I researched and read techniques and finally fell upon the fermenting method. Then I began trying and testing combinations of peppers, other vegetables and spices and herbs. The fermenting process takes some time, but even thought fermented sounds somewhat of a gross word, it really adds layers of flavor and funk to the hot sauce that you just can’t get by mixing it straight up. It’s been really…

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  • St. Louis Pork Steaks

    August 19, 2021DishinandDishes

    I’ve asked myself why I’d never heard of these St. Louis Pork Steaks before. What is this giant cut of glossy grilled goodness that has evaded us for so long? After all, I’ve lived in the adjacent state for darn-near…

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  • Korean BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

    August 5, 2021DishinandDishes

    I love an easy, inexpensive meal and these Korean BBQ Chicken Drumsticks fit the bill! We’ve been buying chicken drumsticks of late at Aldi. I think they are all of about five dollars and some cents…ridiculously inexpensive!  We grill the…

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  • Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    July 25, 2021DishinandDishes

    My cousin Diane has been making this Sour Cream Coffee Cake for years and raving about it. I never had the hankering to make it as I’m not much of a baker or a sweet-tooth anymore. I used to be…

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  • Sweet Potato Bites with Cranberry Hot Honey

    November 25, 2020DishinandDishes

    This year is looking a little different for Thanksgiving for many people, with smaller groups and the opportunity to make smaller dishes for their loved ones. These Sweet Potato Bites with Cranberry Hot Honey would be a perfect side dish…

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  • Thai Cucumber Salad

    August 11, 2020DishinandDishes

    It’s no secret that I have a deep love for all Thai food, thus the creation of this Thai Cucumber Salad we had last night for dinner. The flavors of Thai are just an explosion in your mouth. There is…

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  • Asian Ahi Tuna Salad

    July 28, 2020DishinandDishes

    I hope you are all holding up through the scorching dog-days of summer all the while quarantining from home. I love salads on a hot summer day, because the thought of turning on an oven or even the stove is…

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  • Homemade Chickpea Flour

    July 19, 2020DishinandDishes

    Fifteen years ago, the word vegan or “plant-based” food (or myself posting a recipe called Homemade Chickpea Flour) was barely heard of and only thought to be used by children raised by hippies or people a little “different”… but today,…

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