Oatmeal Yeti Braised Short Rib Tacos

I had never cooked short ribs before but I had eaten them plenty of times. Knowing how delicious they are, I wanted to venture out and make them myself. Since they are somewhat pricy pieces of meat to purchase, I needed to do a lot of research first. I figured out how long to cook them for, at what temperature, and read how people succeeded and failed. I knew that by using Oatmeal Yeti by Great Divide (#yetimafia) something good had to come out of that pot…it just had to. So, I took the plunge, threw everything in my big red pot, and hoped for the best. As the short ribs simmered in the oven, basking in the gloriousness that is Oatmeal Yeti, I had plenty of time to pray for a delicious outcome. My wishes came true – I made something amazing. I’ve documented my trip to short-rib-braising-ville so that I can share my experience. Now you can make something awesome too.

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Sweet and Spicy, Tropical Shrimp Tacos

Here in Denver, we got a glimpse of sunshine before this freak snowstorm hit. I figured a light and fresh taco recipe would be the perfect thing to celebrate the warm weather and ring in the spring. Also, I was trying to figure out what to do with all the hot pepper jelly I made last week. Shrimp + pepper jelly = sweet and spicy, tropical shrimp tacos. They were a hit with the roommate and they only took about 30 minutes to prepare. So, if you’re dreaming of summertime or you’re lucky enough to be somewhere sunny, throw together this recipe and have yourself a little taco time.

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