ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna

Football season is about to get underway and Sunday feasts will abound. Of all the hearty “crowd pleaser” dishes I make,  my Mexican lasagna is the most requested. The aromatic blend of meats, vegetables, spices and creamy cheesiness calls out two flights down to our arriving guests, some with their own Lock and Lock QVCContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Mexican Lasagna”

ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon

Quick Pickled Watermelon 5 or 6 coriander seeds 2 tablespoons of white vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 teaspoon honey or sugar ½ cup olive oil Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 3 cups coarsely chopped seedless watermelon A sprig of oregano 2 cloves garlic diced One cup boiling waterContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe: Quick Pickled Watermelon”

Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze

Ribs are a summer favorite and over the years I have developed a method of delivering consistently moist, tasty ribs. Whether beef or pork, the way to good ribs is to brine. Brining begins the process of breaking down the tough connective tissue in the ribs. Cooking them low and slow, in the oven orContinue reading “Coca-Cola marinated Pork Shortribs with Maple Honey-mustard Glaze”

ErinGoScratch Recipe- Texas Style Beef and Pork Chili

The chili I grew up loving had lots of beans, a mild savory flavor, came in a red a yellow can and was delicious on chili dogs. It was fine and in a pinch, I still use it when I crave a chili dog or burrito filling. As I grew older and my wandering tasteContinue reading “ErinGoScratch Recipe- Texas Style Beef and Pork Chili”

Taco Tuesday Upgrade – Beef Shortrib Tacos

Delicious, melt-in-your-mouth tender beef shortrib tacos that will give your Taco Tuesday an tasty lift. Ingredients 4 beef shortrib steaks (boned, about 5-6 oz each) 3 limes 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp seasoning (I use Tajin Classico Seasoning) 2 tsp baking soda for velveting* 2 tsp Peanut oil 1 medium onion 1 bell pepperContinue reading “Taco Tuesday Upgrade – Beef Shortrib Tacos”