#10 Good Queso.Queso not cheese sauce. It must be spicy but not too spicy. Served with warm chips and it is even better. Easy queso recipe:
1 box of Velveeta
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 can Wolf Brand Chili
Dice cheese and dump into crock pot. Be sure to turn crock pot on. Add tomatoes and chili. Stir occasionally until melted.
#9 Cherry. I like just about anything cherry flavored except for maybe medicine. Combine cherry with chocolate, ice cream and/or cheesecake and it is even better.
#8 Ice Cream. My favorite brands are Blue Bell and Braum’s. We have a local place that makes ice cream in house. Their stuff is amazing especially the Cream Brulee.
#7 Chicken Enchiladas. Especially the ones from Pulido’s. I like the kind smothered with sour cream sauce not red sauce.
#6 Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Pudding. Growing up Aunt Ruby’s Chocolate Pudding was always a special treat. You can read more about it and find the recipe in an earlier post.
#5 Barbecue.Barbecue is brisket!!!!!!! Not pork or chicken. Brisket should be dry rubbed, marinated and slow cooked over wood preferably mesquite. It needs to be served thick sliced, hot and with warm sauce. I don’t care how many sauces you have, I want the sauce warm! No, the brisket will not be dry when cooked correctly. Yes, you can thick slice. Pulled and brisket are two words that should never be used in the same sentence. Brisket sandwiches are either sliced or chopped, not pulled. Oh yeah, barbecue involves slow cooking meat with smoke. It is not cooking burgers on the grill in the back yard, that is grilling or cooking out. My favorite barbecue place is Goode Company in Houston, TX. According to the Food Network, Goode Company is one of the top 5 places in the country.
#4 Wings. If you haven’t figured out by now I am not a vegetarian. I have created my own version of wings combining our two favorite sauces: BBQ Ranch. Maybe I will share the recipe another time.
#3 Mom’s Pancakes.My mom makes the best pancakes in the world. Banana is probably the best flavor she makes. Her secret is that she doesn’t use a mix and that she adds vanilla to the batter. In fact, I usually don’t like anyone else’s pancakes, other than my own of course, because Mom’s are just so much better. Maybe I will share that recipe another time.
#2 Mimi’s German Chocolate Cake. This is another of my childhood favorites. Mimi made the best German Chocolate cake. It was so moist it would fall apart when you tried to cut it. I have been known to hide them from others. If I am ever feeling especially benevolent I might share the recipe but don’t hold your breath.
#1 Steak.It should be cooked over wood preferably, mesquite. A good cut of beef needs very little seasoning so don’t ruin it with fancy sauces or vegetables.