Archive for April, 2013

Asparagus-How to Care For

Fresh: Keep fresh asparagus clean, cold, and covered. Trim the stem end about 1/4 inch and wash in warm water several times. Pat dry and place in moisture-proof wrapping. Refrigerate and use within 2-3 days for best quality. To maintain freshness, wrap a moist paper towel around the stem ends, or stand upright in two […]

Sorry- About Not Posting

I have been doing somethings around the house doing some yard. Have been trying to get ready for summer, have been cleaning yard from all of the non-use during the winter. I will be back posting recipes and other things starting tomorrow. I just wanted everyone to know i will be back! Thanks for understanding […]

Taco’s- How to Make

A deluxe taco bar for the whole family is a lot easier than you think-just let everyone pile on their favorites. Here are two different taco’s too try. 1. Spice-Rubbed Steak Mash 2 garlic cloves to a paste with 1 tsp. kosher salt. In a bowl, combine 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tsp. ground cumin, 1 […]

Chicken and Pepper Stir-Fry with Basil

4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves, sliced 1 inch thick 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1/3 Tsp. Black Pepper 3 Tbsp. Canola Oil divided 1 Large Green Bell Pepper, sliced 1 Large Red Bell Pepper, sliced 1 Small Zucchini, sliced 1 Small Yellow Squash, sliced 1 1/2 Tsp. Garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. Rice Wine […]

Seared Steak with French Fries and Lemon Green Beans

1 Bag Frozen French Fries 1 1/2 Lb. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed 2 Tbsp. Butter, divided 1 Tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice 12 Cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 Tbsp. chopped, Parsley 1/2 Tsp. Salt, divided 1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper, divided 4 (3/4-inch-thick) Shell Steaks 1. Preheat oven to 42 degrees F. Bake french fries according to package […]

Sesame Noodles with Scallions and Radishes

3/4 Lb. dried, Linguine 1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce 1 Tbsp. chopped, fresh Ginger 1/2 Tsp. minced, Garlic 2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vineg superfast, justar 2 Tbsp. Asian, Sesame Oil 1 Tbsp. Honey 3/4 Tsp. Red Pepper, flakes 4 Scallions, sliced 6 Radishes, sliced thin 1. In a large pot of […]

Baked Fish in Tomato Sauce

1/2 Cup Onion, chopped 1/4 Cup Celery, chopped 1/4 Cup Parsley, chopped 1 Pound Fish Fillets 1/2 Teaspoon Salt 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper 2 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper 1. Combine onion, celery, and parsley. Place in a greased 12- x 8- x 2- inch baking dish. 2. Sprinkle each fillet […]

Cinnamon Mocha Cupcakes

For Cupcakes: 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 1 Cup Sugar 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1 Tsp Baking Soda 1 Tsp ground Cinnamon 1/2 Tsp Salt 1 Cup canned Coconut Milk, mixed well before measuring 1/2 Cup Canola Oil 2 Tbsp White or Cider Vinegar 1 Tbsp pure Vanilla Extract 2 Tsp instant Espresso Powder […]

Asparagus-How To

What to Look For: Choose shiny green spears with tight, compact tips. Don’t get bunches that are dry and-or-bruised. The stalks you purchase should be firm, with no cracks on the cut end. How to Store: Remove the bands that are wrapped around the bunches; the can trap moisture and accelerate spoilage of the asparagus. […]

Mediterranean Deviled Eggs

8 Large Eggs, boiled 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 1 1/2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard 1 1/3 Teaspoons White Balsamic Vinegar 1 1/2 Tablespoons coarsely, chopped Kalamata Olives 1 1/3 Tablespoons coarsely, chopped Capers 2 Teaspoons chopped,Flat-Leaf Parsley 1.Put eggs in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cover pot and boil 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with […]

Horseradish Deviled Eggs

4 slices Bacon 6 Eggs 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper 2 Tablespoons prepared Mustard 1 Tablespoon prepared Horseradish Pinch Salt Pinch cracked Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons thinly Sliced Scallion Greens 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the bacon on a sheet tray lined with a wire rack and bake until crisp, […]

Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

14 Hard-Boiled Eggs 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 Teaspoon fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper 1/3 Cup Crumbled cooked Bacon 1/4 Cup finely shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1 Oz.) 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh Chives or Green Onion tops 1. Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks to […]