Hello, my name is Rae. I am a Twihard and I love to cook and bake. Now you know why Karin invited me to do a guest post on her blog this week. Here is what you don’t know about me. I am a 7th generation Texan, a daughter of the Republic of Texas and a daughter of the American Revolution. I am a disabled Air Force veteran who is married to a retired Air Force veteran. I live in a total power exchange relationship, think 1950’s household with kink thrown in, therefore, I consider myself a slave-wife. I have been with my Master/Husband for 27 years, we’ve been married for 25 years and have been living the Lifestyle for 21 years. I grew up in the Panhandle of Texas in Lubbock, a medium sized town, home of Texas Tech University. My high school was different than most. We started at 7:50 am and ended at 4:00 pm. Our classes were 70 minutes long. Fridays were called activity day because we only went to school til Noon and classes were not your normal classes. This is where I discovered my passion for Ceramics, Cake Decorating, and Flower Arrangement. My mom was a single mother to 3 kids and we all lived with her parents, my Granny and Pop. Pop loved his sweets and my Granny was diabetic so she taught me how to bake so she would not be tempted plus there was no alternative for refined sugar in the early 80s.
My love for the Twilight series is all thanks to my niece and all her friends. Of course being the good Girl Scout leader I was I had to find out what all the hoopla was about. So I read all 3 books in a couple of months in early 2008. I had to finish those before the 4th and final book came out in August. Needless to say, I did but I did not want to wait so I discovered FanFiction.net and then about a year or so later found TWCSlibrary.net, which is now STARSlibrary.net. I don’t write, yet but I do read and read a lot. You can find me as InspireRae on FFN and STARS, plus on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr.
I have picked up reading again thanks to all the wonderful people I have met within the Twilight Fandom. Although I have not been brave enough and branched out of my little circle of friends that I have accumulated over the years. Due to my Lifestyle I do help out a few authors, who have become great friends of mine. So if you like Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, BDSM Romance, MC Romance, and Military Romance. I may have missed a few genres but please give my friends a look see.
Being the Texan that I am and one who loves to cook and let’s not forget married to a man who loves hot food. I’m not talking so hot you can’t taste the food. I am talking very hot food but you can still taste the food. I like the heat that builds up. That layering heat. But I also like flavor in my food. I don’t just want to taste the heat. Therefore you will never ever find me cooking with jalapeños. They are too acidic and overbearing. I love using Serranos, Habaneros, and Chile Pequins. While they are hot they are not acidic and overbearing.
So here is one of my favorite go to meals for something quick and easy.
Pulled Pork in the crock pot. You can make this, then add BBQ sauce later or make tacos or enchiladas. One of the reasons why I love this dish. I can cook once but get 3 separate meals if needed.
With the pulled pork, I am going to make my coleslaw with some Texas flair and why not add some Borracho Beans to the mix. If we have time I will also throw in my salsa recipe.
FYI ….. this coleslaw is amazing with fish tacos!
Finally here is my Salsa recipe. There are no measurements for the spices as I just add and then taste and add more if needed.
In food processor add
1 Can (28oz) of Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 bunch of Cilantro
2 Serranos (deseed if you don’t want heat)
1 small onion
After blended, may have to do in batches if you have a small food processor.
You can blend more petite tomatoes in or you can add straight from the can if you like your salsa a little chunky. I’ve done both. You can add more peppers if you want. I usually add Chile Pequins to it after I get what I want out for me, the wimp.
Just remember that the day after you make the salsa it is milder for some reason but then starts to get hotter the more it sits.
(red dots every where is BBQ sauce. Husband sat it upside down, I opened, it exploded)
Thank you for letting me share my favorite recipes with you all.
Thank you, Karin for asking me to do a guest post, it was a first for me.