This is what we had for dinner tonight. I've made dishes similar before, but haven't measured out the ingredients so others can duplicate it. Feel free to improvise. Water could be easily sustituted for the tomato juice.
About half way through the cooking time taste the sauce for acidity. Add a pinch of sugar if needed to cut the acidity of the tomatoes.
I don't really remember why I decided this would be good to try. The family loved it so I kept fixing it. I also do these on the grill/smoker sometimes. If using a grill set up for indirect cooking. You could also use lemon, but my DIL seems to love the lime taste.
Everyone has a different preference for how mashed potatoes should be done. I like to have a little bit of texture, but not too lumpy. I use a hand masher and a whisk to minimize the working of the potatoes. The less mixing the better the potatoes.
Last Thanksgiving I was adding the finishing touch to my deviled eggs and after I sprinkled the last one I noticed that my paprika was cayenne pepper. Luckily my Ex (Yes my Ex, Susan and her husband Neal are our friends and are invited for the holidays) had some with paprika for the faint of heart. My two sons liked the extra devilish ones so much they requested them for Christmas.
This was based originally on a refrigerator pickle recipe for the pickling liquid. The acid content is high enough for canning. I give these to my DW's office staff as presents for Christmas along with my pickles. They are much requested.
My neighbor Edwardo owned a Mexican restaurant nearby and had the best fresh salsa. He told me what his ingredients were and surprisingly the garlic was garlic powder. My oldest son's friend Kevin would be really surprised to find I use vinegar in my salsa. He swears he doesn't care for vinegar, but he loves my salsa.
I was looking for a potato side dish to go with a meal and found this one that I had collected on the internet sometime in the past. I didn't have time to follow the oven directions so I cooked it in the microwave for 12 minutes. The family seems to really like paprika, they ate this up.
I did some searching and the creator of this must have been a writer for TOH.
It seems I have a trend going creating a new recipe when a tropical storm or hurricane hits here in SE Texas. This year with Edouard on the I wanted to have a good hearty meal in case the power went out. Those of you who don't care for cream of " " soups should avoid this or find substitutes.
This is based on an old family recipe. I've changed it to suit my taste and items that are available today. Feel free to add your own touches and favorites.
My Mamaw used canned manderines instead of the oranges that I use and there was usually a version with shredded coconut and one without. Pecan halves are also a good addition.