It was not too long ago when we went to visit my wife’s uncle who was in town visiting. Chinese food was on the menu, and there was one thing, the orange chicken, where I could not get enough of. There is something about this […]
Month: August 2016
Recently our local grocery store began selling New Mexican Hatch chiles, something I have been wanting for many, many years. Granted I have made plenty of chili over the last ten years or so, but I have always been wanting the Hatch chili. To me, it is […]
Fry sauce, or simply a ‘special sauce’ is probably the easiest thing to make and typically served with french fries. I think fry sauce can pretty much go on anything, including burgers, and fries of which I did. Fry sauce is a classic sauce and has been around for ages. Think of it as somewhat of a Russian dressing. The simplicity is essentially a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup, but I add a couple of different twists making this fry sauce super addicting one.
Let’s get started on this excellent condiment.
- 1/2 cup of your favorite mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
- 1 tbsp pickle juice
- 1 tbsp your favorite hot sauce
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
- hot fries, optional
Add everything but the hot fries to a mixing bowl. Mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for later use.
When you are ready to serve, drizzle onto your hot fries (I used roasted garlic and rosemary baby yukon potatoes), or serve on the side. I also smeared a generous amount onto my grilled burger. Talk about simplicity at its finest, and a delicious tang of a condiment to boot. If you are looking for all of that, give this one a shot, and feel free to double the amount for later use. Hope you enjoy!
I know, I know… another dessert recipe. I guess I am on a roll. The chocolate ice cream was such a hit that I decided to show my daughter another no fuss and way too easy to make dessert. This time it is dump cake. If you have never had a dump cake, well, it is basically you dump some ingredients into a baking dish and that’s about it. The great thing is that you can essentially make it however you want, so I went with a pretty straight forward one using a can of apple pie ingredients and some yellow cake mix. Yep, that’s about it, but the end results are nothing but deliciousness.
Let’s get started.
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, divided
- 1 box of yellow cake mix
- 15 oz can of your favorite fruit (I used fried apples with cinnamon)
- 1 peach, skin removed, sliced
Yep, that’s it.
Start by getting a casserole dish out, and take about 1 tablespoon of the butter and rub it in the interior of the dish.
Pour out the can of your favorite fruit, juices and all, and layer in the peaches. Pour in the cake mix, then add the dollops of butter.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Once heated, add the dump cake and bake for about 45 minutes. Let cool, and dig in. Simply spoon into a bowl and serve with some vanilla ice cream. Yum. That’s about all we could say. A simple and easy dessert and one that is perfect this time of year with all of the great fruit. Hope you enjoy!