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postheadericon Pan-Fried Bass Balls


After a successful day of fishing, while enjoying some beverages on my Dad’s patio, we came up with this recipe for bass balls.


  • 2 medium-large fillets lake bass
  • 1 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 fresh lemon


Combine flour, lemon pepper seasoning, crushed red pepper, garlic and dried parsley in a small bowl.

Take the bass fillets and cut them into small pieces.  Soak in milk for 20 minutes

Take pieces of bass out of milk and form into small balls.

Heat butter in a frying pan on medium heat

Once butter is melted, add the juice of 1 lemon

Pan Fry bass balls until golden brown and crispy

Serve with toothpicks

Roll the bass balls in the flour mixture

postheadericon The Most Amazing Black Beans Recipe


Serves 2

These aren’t your ordinary black beans! You spice them up a little bit with garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions, sour cream and hot sauce to make them amazing.

Baking the beans in the oven with butter and sour cream brings out the awesome flavor and creamy texture of this dish!


  • 1 can black beans (frijoles negros)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 small yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper (diced)
  • 4 tablespoons all natural sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon salsa
  • Dash of Cholula hot sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
  • dash of salt
  • dash of pepper

Preheat the oven to 400°

Drain the black beans but do not rinse.

In a medium ceramic bowl add the black beans, garlic, onion, tomato, sour cream, butter, hot sauce, salsa, salt and pepper and gently mix the ingredients until the black beans are evenly coated.

Place the ceramic bowl uncovered on the medium rack
in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally (every 10
minutes or so)

Carefully remove the black beans from the oven and enjoy with tortilla chips or as a side dish!


postheadericon Sauteed Garlic and Onion


Sauteed Garlic and Onion Recipe

Sauteeing garlic and onion brings out the a ton of flavor and is better than using raw onions and garlic in most circumstances.  Use sauteed garlic and onions in sauces, soups, stews, chilis, and dips.  Top a burger, steak, or porkchop with sauteed garlic and onions and melted cheese.  Sauteed garlic and onion is also a flavorful addition to vegetables.


  • Olive oil or butter
  • Onions – skin removed and diced, sliced or chopped
  • Garlic – seperate cloved, peel, diced sliced or chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Beer, wine, stock or viegar


Heat oil on medium to medium high heat

If using butter, melt on meduim heat until clarified or clear

add garlic and sautee until translucent, stirring constantly, taking care not to burn.

Add salt and pepper

Deglaze the pan with one of these: beer, wine,  stock or vinegar which will stop the cooking process.

Reduce heat to simmer

Serve or use in your favorite recipe!