Spicy Baked Mussels

Ingredients 2 lbs. mussels, cleaned 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup finely shredded cheese, or more ┬Ż cup chopped parsley & chives 2 tbsp. melted unsalted butter 1 tbsp (white) sugar 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 2 tbsp hot sauce (i.e. tabasco) 1 tbsp red crushed pepper ┬Ż tsp garlic powder ┬Ż ground black pepper Olive [...]

My husband and I got to taste the Hefner Grill's fried shrimp several times back in the days. We like the stuff, obviously. Since HG is now a couple hundred miles away from us, that means that dining out at HG is thinly impossible which led me to start making our own fried shrimp at [...]

Jumbo Shrimp Brochette

Ingredients┬á 12 large-jumbo shrimps, cleaned and deveined 6 low-sodium bacon, halved 3 jalape├▒os, seeded and cut into strips ┬Ż (4 oz) block Monterey Jack cheese, sliced ┬ż stick unsalted butter ┬╝ cup white wine 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper ┬Ż teaspoon garlic powder ┬Ż teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Peel the shrimps but [...]

Sweet & Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites

A must-try appetizer! They're easy to make yet tasty! Ingredients 1 pound (boneless) chicken breasts┬átenderloins 10 slices low-sodium bacon ┬Ż - 1 package cream cheese 2 tablespoons dijon mustard ┬╝ cup honey (add more if necessary) ┬Ż cup Sriracha sauce (add more if necessary) 1 tablespoon chili hot oil ┬Ż teaspoon garlic powder 20 pieces [...]

Easy Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients 1 pound (or 12) fresh Asparagus, washed and hard ends trimmed 12 strips/slices low-sodium uncooked bacon Option 1 Seasoning (Combined): 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ┬Ż teaspoon dried oregano ┬Ż teaspoon garlic powder Option 2 Seasoning (Whisked): ┬Ż cup Sriracha hot sauce 1 teaspoon chili hot oil 1 teaspoon black [...]

Tuna Cucumber Salad Rolls

Ingredients┬á 1-1 ┬Ż large & long fresh cucumber(s) 1 (5 oz) can low-sodium tuna ┬╝ cup mayonnaise ┬╝ cup diced red pepper bell 5-8 black olives, diced ┬╝ teaspoon black pepper ÔůŤ teaspoon┬ágarlic powder ÔůŤ teaspoon onion powder ÔůŤ teaspoon new Mexico chili powder 1 ┬Ż tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided 1 teaspoon fresh lemon [...]

Mexican Chile Dynamites

Prep: 2o minutes | Cook: 25 mins | Yield: 5-6 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, diced 1 ┬Ż pounds ground pork 1 ┬Ż teaspoons taco seasoning mix Salt and pepper 25 Mexican green chili peppers, thumb size 1 ┬Ż cup, or 20 long strips cheddar cheese [...]

Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 15 mins | Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients┬á Chicken Tenders: 2 lbs. boneless chicken tenders 3 extra-large eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon garlic powder ┬Ż teaspoon chili powder ┬Ż teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano ┬Ż teaspoon black pepper ┬Ż teaspoon salt Vegetable [...]

Deep Fried Meatballs

Ingredients┬á ┬Ż lb. lean ground beef ┬Ż pound ground veal 2 ┬Ż cups bread crumbs, divided 3 extra-large eggs, divided 3 cloves garlic, finely diced ┬╝ cup chopped sweet onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives ┬╝ cup chopped fresh basil leaves ┬╝ chopped fresh italian parsley ┬Ż cup diced green bell pepper ┬Ż teaspoon crushed [...]

Easy Smoked Eggplant-Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings

Ingredients┬á Onion Rings; 3 large Japanese eggplant 1 tablespoon olive oil, for drizzling 10-12 strips low-sodium smoked bacon 2 large sweet, or yellow onions 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup Sriracha hot sauce 1 tablespoon chili hot oil 2 tablespoons ground black pepper, divided Dipping┬áSauce; ┬Ż cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon hot sauce ┬Ż teaspoon lime juice [...]