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6 hour tri-tip marinade

When I first saw this recipe I thought yummmm BUT then I seen how much of certain ingredients it called for and I was scared. Especially because I had already started making it. I decided to give it a shot after reading the reviews on it and I am so glad I did!!

This has quickly become one of my husbands favorite meals he is requesting the marinade on all his meats. Good thing its easy to make.

1 cup lemon juice
1 cup soybean oil (I used veg. oil)
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup black pepper
1/2 cup garlic salt (recommended: Lawry's)
1/2 cup chopped garlic
1/2 cup chopped dried onions
2 (4-pound) tri-tips, trimmed (I have tried this on pork & chicken and love it on all of it!!!)

To make the marinade, mix all of the ingredients except for the beef in a large mixing bowl. Place the trimmed tri-tips in a plastic container and pour the marinade over. Let stand in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours.

Heat grill to medium temperature.

Place tri-tips on grill at a 45 degree angle to establish grill marks and cook about 35 minutes, or until cooked to desired doneness. Remove the tri-tips from the grill and let rest about 2 to 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with your favorite side dishes.

*I cooked mine in my oven on 350 in a cooking bag for about an hour and a half BUT DONT overcook this!! Use your thermometer and watch it close. Mine turned out perfect with the center a lil pink like a prime rib YUUUUMMMY!!!


Asian Pork

Asian food is one of my most favorites ever!!! I am glad my family shares in my love for this!!! The marinade that you use is this smells soooooo good! BUT REMEMBER TO MARINADE FOR AT LEAST 8 HOURS. I did mine overnight and it was perfect!!

2/3 cup of low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup of dark sesame oil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp brown sugar
1-2 tsp hot chili sauce
1 tbsp minced peeled fresh ginger
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced (divided)
1 1/2 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
Olive oil cooking spray

Combine the first 7 ingredients (reserve a few sliced green onions for garnish) in a large zip lock bag, then add the pork. Seal and marinate in the refrigerator for 8-24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Heat a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Remove pork from bag, reserving marinade. Add pork to pan, cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Place pan in oven, and bake at 425 degrees for 15-40 (she says 15 minutes but mine took closer to 45) minutes or until meat thermometer registers 155-160 degrees (medium) or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Bring reserved marinade to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Cut pork into 1/4 inch thick slices and drizzle with sauce and the remaining green onions. Enjoy.


Recipe fun & Giveaway

OK so we want to have some fun!!! Are you in???

I have a little story to tell you first:

A couple months ago I was at a high school baseball game. A ball was hit and came over the back. I could see it was coming for my daughter so I leaned over and covered her head and pulled her back to try to get her out of the path of the ball. Well it didnt hit her face or head but it did get her arm and stomach :( I felt soooo bad as she sat there and cried (she is not a crier) with a huge welt on her. My sister Carolyn ran and grabbed her do Terra oils and Robin rubbed them on the spots. I can honestly say I dont know how it worked but she never even bruised after that and yet you could see the bruise starting instantly. The only mark she had was were the seams had hit and that left like an indentation.

This is just one incident I could go on & on about how much I love do Terra oils but why not let you try it for yourself!!!

My sister Carolyn sales doTerra oils (She can hook you up if you would like some) and I am a HUGE believer in them!!! So we want to give a bottle away to someone... the catch?

Heres what you have to do:

1) you have to either follow my blog or like my page on facebook

2) Send me your best or favorite recipe that uses LEMON in it. Send it to

Carolyn and I will try out every recipe that is sent to us (unless it has ingredients that we cant find) then choose the winner.

The winner will recieve a bottle of doTerra lemon oil and have there recipe featured!! Lemon oil has soooo many things it can be used for here is just a few:

( A favorite, this essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster. For aromatic, topical or dietary use.

colds, heartburn, varicose veins, cold sores, air purification, cleaning, gun or grease removal, fever, stress, etc.


Deadline is Saturday June 30, 2012


Hot Corn Dip

At my family functions we love dips and lots of them!! I have a sister who is married to a guy that loves heat... the hotter the better and she loves him so she makes lots of spicy recipes!!

2 cups shredded chedder cheese
1 cup shredded Montery Jack
2 tbs chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced small (I used jalapenos)
1 small can (4oz) diced green chilies, undrained
1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 11oz can of corn, drained
1 small tomato
2 tbs cilantro, chopped
2 tbs green onions, sliced thin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cheeses, chiptole and green peppers, mayo, garlic powder and corn together.

Pour into an oven safe dish.

Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly

Top with diced tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro. Serve immediately with tortilla chips