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Eight Minute Cheesecake

Matthew Potter

Tags desserts, food stuff, recipes

Recently some of our favorite customers came by the shop and brought us a beautiful cheesecake made especially for us....topped with strawberries and blueberries, it was not only delicious but looked like it had taken a longtime to make....I love cheesecake but am chronically short on time for making things like cheesecakes....if you find yourself in the same time crunch, here's a great recipe for cheesecake that you can make in 8 minutes according to the recipe card in my wife's recipe file...I don't know where the recipe came from and I'm certainly not claiming ownership of this but I can tell you it is delicious and perfect...

Steaks in the Skillet

Matthew Potter

Tags food stuff, recipes

A cast iron skillet, a couple of ribeyes and a simple sauce make for a great way to enjoy that next steak you’ve promised yourself.  Here at Simply Texas, we enjoy steaks on the grill but every now and then, it’s fun to try something a little different.  If you’re on board with that, try this recipe some time.   You can put the skillet on a hot grill or to keep it simple, try this out on your stovetop.  - 2 ribeyes, cut to 1 ½” thickness, about 1 pound each,  would be our preference but any thick cut, marbled steak...

Dried Chiles Become Pureed Peppers

Matthew Potter

Tags chiles, food stuff, hot and spicy, recipes

These chiles have been drying on my kitchen counter for a couple weeks and needed a home...too many times my excess peppers end up lost and forgotten.....I am not sure what variety these are as they were harvested off a plant given us by our friends Denise and Leroy....all I can tell you is they are hot and flavorful....anyway, we've got lots of dried, ground chiles at the shop so I decided this small handful of chiles needed to take on a different life so how about some pureed peppers?  Here's what I did and I was really happy with the results.... - split the chiles and...

Peri-Peri Chicken

Matthew Potter

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This is one of our favorite grilled chicken recipes at my house. Nicely spicy without being scorching hot..full of flavor and low fat/low calorie. Add to it that prep is quick and easy and that makes it a winner in my book. Let's look at the ingredients...   1/4 cup paprika2 tablespoons cayenne pepper1 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice3-5 cloves minced garlic1+1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger1+1/2 teaspoons salt4 boneless chicken breastsCombine ingredients and whisk. Pour over chicken breasts and allow to marinate for minimum of 3 hours..the longer the better. Cook on grill over medium heat for about 30 minutes, until...

National Pinto Bean Month

Matthew Potter

Tags National Pinto Bean Month, recipes

Here’s a pearl of wisdom for you – the month of July is National Baked Bean Month.  I can honestly say I did not know this and actually have a hard time believing people come up with this sort of thing.  Guess I should have posted this favorite bean recipe last month as it’s now August.  Since this recipe is not for baked beans I’m announcing right now that we’re going to name the month of August National Pinto Bean Month.  Here’s the best recipe for pinto beans you’ll ever taste.  Try it just the way the recipe says and then...