Sunday, August 20, 2017

strawberry almond oatmeal bake


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 20 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing dish


  1. 1.
    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease shallow 2-quart baking dish. Scatter oats, almonds, and strawberries into baking dish. 
  2. 2.
    Whisk 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk, and melted butter in medium bowl until combined. Pour into baking dish. Using spoon, gently press oats into liquid to moisten evenly. 
  3. 3.
    Scatter remaining tablespoon brown sugar over top and bake until center is just set, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately, passing extra brown sugar at the table.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

tuna pasta with lemon


  • 1/2 cup  dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup  pine nuts, lightly roasted
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 large cans tuna, tuna in water, drained
  • 1 box elbow pasta
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • half a container of baby spinach leaves
  • Finely grated rind

  •  1
    Combine breadcrumbs, nuts, chilli flakes and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. In another bowl, flake the tuna into large chunks.
  •  2
    Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain pasta then transfer to a large bowl.
  •  3
    Return pan to stovetop over low heat. Add oil and garlic and spinach, and cook until fragrant. Add crumb mixture. Cook, stirring until golden. Add to hot pasta with parmesan, tuna, and mayo, lemon rind. Toss well to combine. Season to taste.  Toss gently. serve.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

roasted chicken with chorizo

Don't expect a perfect recipe here...  I am adding my notes to meal I threw together, and we all loved it... The broth was amazing to mop up... ;-) basically roasted chicken with a bun of yummy stuff thrown on top of it, the chorizo made it out of this world.

8 piece chicken
Chicken rub - Kosher sale, garlic, onion, paprika, cumin
one large chorizo sausage
coconut oil
Chicken broth
Homemade salsa...
A little siracha would d be good too.

pre-Heated the oven to 400 degrees

Drizzled roasting pan with coconut oil, layered with onions across the bottom,

Laid washed and rinsed chicken rubbed with Kosher salt garlic powder onion powder, paprika and cumin, on top of the onions.

Added five slightly crushed garlic cloves still in skins to the pan in and around the chicken.

poured a cup of chicken broth into the pan.
Covered with foil, and roasted for 30 minutes.

Stove top, cut chorizo out of the casing and cooked and set aside.
Added onion shallots to the pan, added mushrooms, zucchini chunks, two chopped tomatoes, and spinach until wilted.
Took chicken out of the over at 30 minutes, added in all veggies and chorizo, and a cup of homemade salsa and one more cup of chicken broth, mixed it up so chicken would still be visible to brown, and put back in the over, with out the foil for another half and hour....

Favorite Emeril Rub:
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

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Russian tea cakes

  •  Russian tea cakes
  • 1
    cup butter, softened
    cup powdered sugar
    tsp vanilla
    2 1/4
    cups all-purpose flour
    cup finely chopped nuts
    tsp salt
    Powdered sugar

  • Heat oven to 400ºF. 
  •  Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. 
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5 Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Friday, April 22, 2016

pumpkin ricotta ravioli mixture

I made Homemade pasta rolled into sheets, about 3 eggs to 2 1/2 cups of flour.... I addd flour as needed... roll out thin... these are basically only my notes to make what I threw together...Which was delicious!

1 1⁄4 cups
 fat-free ricotta cheese
3⁄4 cup
 pumpkin puree
1⁄2 cup
 Parmesan cheese, grated
1⁄2 teaspoon
 2 cloves garlic 
2 Tablespoons
 dried basil
1⁄2 teaspoon
1⁄2 teaspoon
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together ricotta, pumpkin, Parmesan, and spices. Reserve 1 Tablespoon Parmesan for topping.

Cut pasta sheets into 2.5 squares.
Spoon out mixture onto each ravioli to fill center.... wet edges, add top pasta square, and crimp edges. ( Yes, I used my meat tenderizer to do so. haha! Worked great!)

Boil until they float.

Sauce, Melt one stick of butter, until it foams, skim off foam, add walnuts and a half clove of garlic, drizzle over pasta.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chipotle Chili Spice mixture

2 tablespoon ground chipotle chile pepper
2 tablespoon garlic powder
2 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoon oregano 
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

I make pint jars of this and save it, to add to a variety of dishes...   Yum!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

adapted italian wedding soup

Yummy. I made adaptions to fit what I had on hand. Very good,

1 small onion, grated
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1lb ground turkey

Freshly ground black pepper
12 cups low-sodium beef broth 
1 pound chopped fresh spinach
2 large eggs
2 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

One bundle soba noodles broke into thirds. 


To make the meatballs: Stir the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl to blend. Stir in the cheese, turkey. Using 1 1/2 teaspoons for each, shape the meat mixture into 1-inch-diameter meatballs. 

To make the soup: Bring the broth to a boil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and spinach and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through and the spinach is tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk the eggs and cheese in a medium bowl to blend. Stir the soup in a circular motion. Gradually drizzle the egg mixture into the moving broth, stirring gently with a fork to form thin stands of egg, about 1 minute. Break soba noodles and drop into at the soup and wait a few minutes for them to be soft.  Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper

Adapted from a food network recipe