Wednesday, October 24, 2012

What Makes a GREAT Business or Company

A business or company is Great to their customers when times are slow.  They treat them in their best interests with customer care, satisfaction and with great expedience, in all earnest to keep and build their customer base.  

A GREAT business or company treats that same customer as if he/she is the only one they have when the economy is great and the market is in abundance! 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spunky Carne Asada Marinade


3/4 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Soy Sauce
1/2 cup fresh Lime Juice
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
6 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 small Chipotle Pepper, diced
1 can Green Chilies
1 Tablespoon each of Chili Powder, Cumin, Paprika
1 teaspoon each of dried Oregano & Black Pepper
1 bunch fresh Cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup Olive Oil


  1. Combine the orange, lemon, and lime juice in a large glass or ceramic bowl along with the garlic, soy sauce, chipotle pepper, canned green chilies, chili power, ground cumin, paprika, dried oregano, black pepper, and cilantro. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until marinade is well combined. Remove one cup of the marinade and place in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for use after the meat is cooked.
  2. Place the flank steak between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the steak with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/4 inch. After pounding, poke steak all over with a fork. Add the meat to the marinade in a clean freezer bag or large bowl, cover, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Discard used marinade. Remove meat from heat and slice across the grain.
  5. Pour the one cup of reserved, unused marinade over the hot meat and serve immediately.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jack O'Lantern Stuffed Peppers


6 Bell Peppers in Fall Colors
1 pound ground Chuck
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 egg
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 red onion chopped
2 roma tomatoes chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 cup chili sauce
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. Lightly mix together the ground beef/turkey, egg, bread crumbs, onion, tomato, garlic, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Wash the peppers, and cut jack-o'-lantern faces into the peppers with a sharp paring knife, making triangle eyes and noses, and pointy-teeth smiles. Slice off the tops of the peppers, and scoop out the seeds and cores. Stuff the peppers lightly with the beef stuffing, and place them into the prepared baking dish so they lean against each other.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the peppers are tender and the stuffing is cooked through and juicy, about 1 hour.