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Hanky Pankies


“My Baby does the Hanky Panky….”  Ok maybe not,  but I had to share these go to appitizers, Hanky Pankies. The best part is how quick it is to make and how quickly they dissapear everytime!



Hanky Pankies

1 lb ground meat
1 lb bulk sausage
½ block of velveeta cheese
Package rye or pumpernickel deli bread

Pre-heat oven to 350F. Brown ground meat and sausage. Drain grease. Slice the velveeta so you have smaller pieces. Mix the velveeta slices with the meat and allow cheese to melt over low heat. Add or subtract as much cheese as you would like. Spread deli bread on a cookie sheet. Spoon meat mixture on each slice of bread. Put the hankie pankies in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the bread is crispy. Remove from the oven and enjoy!


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Product Rave: Cajun Injector


Courtesy of Cajun Injector

Courtesy of Cajun Injector

When my family started frying turkeys for Thanksgiving they always used Cajun Injector’s Creole Butter. This stuff always made the turkey so flavorful and just took that turkey to the next level. I have found that this injectable marinade is not only good in turkey but in chicken, beef, pork. I have recently used it in some pork chops. This makes for a very quick and simple meal.

The marinade is pre-made so all you need to do is take your pork chops put it in a shallow dish and pour half of the marinade on the pork chops. If you want to inject the meat you can but it can be messy. I normally marinade the meat for a few hours (in the morning throw meat and marinade together in a dish, put in fridge and take it out when I get home from work)  but at least 20 minutes is fine. Then heat the grill up and cook on the grill until done.

I served this over some brown rice and some steamed veggies. This is a quick, easy, and delicious meal.



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Bourbon Marinade


At the fair this year I found this pork sandwich stand that was selling bourbon chicken and rice. It sounded so good and I thought it would be a better alternative to the greasy fried fair food I would normally eat. I was hooked, not only did this fair food fill me up but it was actually cheap, and didn’t leave me feeling like I would gain 10 lbs before fair week was over.

I knew I wanted to make this meal at home.  I was searching recipes and found one that I liked. The first time I made it I used chicken. This time I used pork. The chicken was by far the best but I think I overcooked the pork as it was rubbery, but I think next time I will grill the pork like they did at the fair.  I highly recommend this marinade but I would play with the brown sugar amounts to fit your taste. Enjoy!!

Bourbon Marinade
Adapted from: Allrecipes.com

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Bourbon
4-6 cloves of garlic, pressed (I love garlic so I used six)
1 tablespoon grated ginger
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (I think I used closer to 1/3 cup instead, you’ll need to play with this amount)
2 1/2- 3lb chicken or pork

Mix all ingredients together except for the meat in a small bowl. Place the chicken breasts or pork in a casserole dish and pour the marinade over top. Put in refrigerator and marinade it for a few hours to overnight. Now at this point you can either grill it or place in a 350 degree oven and cook for 45 minutes or until done. Make sure to baste frequently.

Another alternative like what I did the other day is I cut the pork in chucks and marinaded the meat like that. Then you can still either cook it in the oven or fry it in a pan. I think the oven is still the way to go.

I served this meal over brown rice.

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