Enjoy A Collection Of My Recipes By Checking Out My New Book

It’s true, I wrote a book! My love of cooking and writing morphed into my first book, Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper. Watching my parents cook when I was little led to helping in the kitchen and as soon as I could, I was in there by myself. Even through college, I had a healthy diet stocked with home cooking and vegetables. Calling my parents for recipes of childhood favorites and coming up new ideas of my own quickly became the norm.

Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper is a collection of my favorite cayenne pepper recipes. Cayenne pepper has a slew of health benefits and is a great extra for so many meals. With favorites like Sloppy Joe Sweet Potato Sliders and Homemade Crock Pot Italian Beefs (previewed below,) these dishes are delicious and easy to prepare.

Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper is FREE to readers all day tomorrow, November 5th 2016. Here’s the link:

Everything’s Better with Cayenne Pepper: Healthy Cayenne Pepper Recipes


This book is the first of many so watch for more to come. Thanks for supporting my site! Enjoy these favorites from the book below and check out my the free promo tomorrow!

Sweet Potato Slices

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes, depending on the size
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Cut length wise and thin and place onto a cookie sheet.  Add the olive oil and seasonings and make sure they are all well coated. Space the slices equal distance apart into the pan and bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes and make sure flip halfway through. Set to the side.

Screenshot_2016-07-29-11-11-54-1Sloppy Joe Meat

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ cayenne pepper

In a sauce pan on medium heat, add olive oil and water and onions and peppers to the pan and cook about 10 minutes. Next, add the beef and cook until brown.

Mix the rest of the ingredients into the meat mixture and simmer about 20 minutes.

 Sweet Potato Sloppy Joe Sliders

Take your sweet potato slices and top them with 1-2 tablespoons of meat mixture and enjoy!

Crock Pot Italian Beef

  • 1 1/2 pound chuck roastIMG_20160827_182022
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Place the roast and vegetables into the bottom of a crock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Remove the bay leaf, shred and enjoy!

Tip: Serve over rolls with a mild white cheese and broil for about 20 seconds or until browned.

If you liked these, there are 20 more recipes in this book. To purchase my book for $5.99 click on the picture to go to the Amazon sales page. Or if you want a paperback copy for $9.99, send me an email at emmyrokke@gmail.com.

Or for delicious yet healthful soups, salads, and dressings click here.


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