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I saw this on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and had to make it. I’m really glad I did because it is delicious! This comes from a restaurant in PittsburghIf you are Paleo you can use any of those new Paleo noodls or zuchinni noodles instead. It’s also good without any noodles at all.

What You Need:
2 ​​Onions, chopped
1 ​head ​Cabbage, chopped
1 ​lb. ​Bacon, diced and cooked
1 ​bag ​Curly Egg Noodles
2​tsp.​Granulated Garlic

What You Do:
1. Cook the Egg Noodles and set aside
2. Boil Cabbage about 5 min., till crisp-tender
3. Melt the Butter and cook Onions and 1 tsp. Garlic for about 10 min.
4. Add Cabbage and cook 10-15 min. Until caramelized.
5. Add Noodles, Bacon, 1 tsp. Garlic and salt to taste.



Blackening Seasoning

My old restaurant, T.G. Armadillos in Harrisonburg Va.  served cajun and tex-mex food.  We had to come up with a really good blackening season to prove that we knew what we were doing.  I experimented on several but this was always the favorite.  It also happens to be really easy.  Just sprinkle it on your meat and throw it in a hot cast-iron pan.  Everyone will think you’re a pro.


What you need;

  • 5 TB. Paprika
  • 5 tsp. Salt
  • 5 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 5 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 5 tsp. Cayenne
  • 5 tsp. White Pepper
  • 5 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 tsp Dill

What you do:

1. Mix all the ingredients and store.


I used this in my cajun restaurant to rave reviews.  We used it on every meat and even tofu!  You can mix a little bit into an oil and vinegar dressing to really wake it up

This is going to be pretty hot but you can decrease the amount of white pepper quite a bit if the heat is getting to you.  You can decrease the red pepper too. 


Low Fat Ranch Dressing

Here is the ingredient list:

Ranch Dressing

1 c. LF Cottage Cheese

½ c. LF Sour Cream

¼ c. Buttermilk

½ t salt

¼ t pepper

1 T. Dill

1 t gran. Garlic

5 sprigs or more Parsley

1 or 2 Scallions


Basically, here is what you do.  It only takes a few minutes.

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Easy Basic Red Sauce (Marinara)

I needed a quick marinara for the lasagna I was making so I thought I would share it here.

What you will need:

1 can crushed tomatoes

2 cans stewed tomatoes

1 can tomato paste

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 onion

1 T. granulated garlic

2 T. Italian seasoning

1/2 t. salt

1/4 t pepper

Put all of this into a food processor and process until smooth.

Cook for an hour or so on the stove and you are good to go!

Wasn’t that easy?