Country style fried potatoes

Whether you live in the country or related to Paula Deen from the FoodNetwork channel on TV, fried potatoes are popular and especially good if you have a hangover. (Plus, they’re easy to make.)

1/3 cup shortening
6 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika

In a large cast iron skillet, heat shortening over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally until potatoes are golden brown. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Serve hot. (Makes 6 servings)

Cowboy steak with coffee and chili rub
Recipe by Ellie Krieger, Food Network

If you like steak, coffee and the spice of chili, you will enjoy this recipe and probably be extremely full, wide awake and it will hurt when you go to the bathroom — all at once. But hell, you only live once and this recipe got rave reviews, so it’s worth a try.

1 1/2 tsp. ancho chili powder or other chili powder
1 1/2 tsp. fine ground espresso coffee
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. salt
1/14 tsp. ground black pepper
1 1/4 pound sholder center steak (Ranch Steak) or top sirloin, about 1 1/4-inch thick.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the rub and coat the steak well on both sides. Cook steak for 14 minutes, turning once, for medium to medium-rare. Allow steak to sit for 5 minutes before slicing.