Potato Pancakes

1 lb new potatoes (peeling optional)
1/2 of an onion (medium size, grated)
2 eggs
1 tsp Thai Chorizo
1 tsp The Works
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp all purpose flour
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Green Apples
1 Tbsp Cinnamon Sugar


  • Wash (& peel if desired) potato and grate coarsely.
  • Peel onion and grate finely, mix into grated potato.
  • Beat eggs ’til milky consistency, add baking powder, flour, & spices, mix well and fold in potato/onion.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a 10” skillet ’til 380 degree (medium high)
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of potato mixture into hot oil, & spread it thin.
  • Flip over when bottom is golden color, & cook until both sides are golden & crispy.
  • Use the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil as needed for next batch of pancakes, etc.
  • Top the potato pancakes w/ extra Thai Chorizo or The Works to desired intensity level.
  • Garnish with apple slices sprinkled with Cinnamon Sugar.

Yields 10-12 pancakes.

Pina Brazilia

1 fresh ripe pineapple
1 cup Cinnamon Sugar


  • Remove the top and all the outer layer of pineapple.
  • Cut in half lengthwise, remove the core.
  • Cut into half inch half moon pieces.
  • Lay pineapple pieces onto baking pan lined with foil.
  • Spoon Cinnamon Sugar onto the pieces.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree, when ready, place pan on top rack.
  • Check in 10 minutes to see that sugar is caramelized. Give it another 5 minutes if necessary.
  • Remove the pineapple half moon pieces and arrange on round plate starting with outer circle.
  • Next make smaller circle & work another toward center of plate.
  • Garnish with mint sprigs in center. Nice to eat with BBQ ribs or any BBQ meats.

Also refreshing to have strawberry halves in the center.

Mexican Vacation Coffee

6 oz hot brewed Dark Roast Coffee
1 oz Coffee Liqueur
1 oz Tequila
1 tsp Cinnamon Sugar
Whipped Cream


  • Pour & mix well all ingredients in a large mug except whipped cream.
  • Top coffee with whipped cream, then sprinkle w/ more Cinnamon Sugar.

Serve on the side, a scoop of Vanilla ice cream coated w/ Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.