Let's cook

Let's cook

Sunday, September 5, 2010


1/2 bundle parsley flat leaf parsley
1/2 bundle cilantro
5 cloves garlic
salt pepper
one lemon squeezed
1/4 cupapple cider vineger
1/2 cup olive oil

Mix all ingredients in food processor. Add more or little of any ingredient to get to desired taste. It goes amaing with ribeye steak, salmon, shrimp skewers and grilled chicken wings.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Grilled open faced ribeye sandwiches with Chimi Churri sauce

To serve 6 you will need:

To feed 6 you will need one LARGE ribeye steak

1 loaf of good artisan bread

chimi churri sauce (recipe to follow)

3 Roma tomatoes

olive oil

garlic salt

and a grill

Grill the steak to medium. Slice into thin slices. Should make about 15-20 thin ones

Slice the bread and coat lightly with olive oil and garlic salt

grill bread on both sides (yes on the grill)

layer 2 tomatoes, the strip of steak, and a tbsp of chimichurri sauce onto the grilled bread

Then eat...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jays favorite Fresco Guacamole

You will need the following to serve 8 people:

6 soft/ripe avocados
Garlic salt
1 tomato diced small- (no guts)
1/3 diced red onion
3 tbsp chopped cilantro

Slice avocados in half and scoop into large bowl. Mash and mix until smooth. Add garlic salt and pepper to desired taste. Last add the tomato, red onion and cilantro. Gently fold in so you don't smoosh the tomatoes. Chill for an hour then serve. This guacamole is very fresh and perfect for tacos.

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Spicy 7/8 layer dip

7 or 8 layer dip-

You will need:
1 can Refried beans
1/4 cup milk
1 jar of desired Salsa
Diced tomatoes (3)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup soft cream cheese
Chili powder 1tsp
1 cup Fresh Shredded cheddar
(not bagged)
1 cup Fresh shredded jalapeƱo jack cheese
Diced olives
Diced pickled jalapenos

Heat refried beans with the milk and 1/4 cup salsa. Once mixed, layer bottom of 9x11 pan win bean mixture.
Mix sour cream, cream cheese and chili powder. Layer over the beans. Pour a thin layer of the salsa next. Then sprinkle with the diced tomatoes.
Sprinkle both cheeses over the salsa/tomatoes.
Last, sprinkle olives and jalapenos over cheese. It's ok to omit the jalapenos or olives if you do not like them. Cover and chill for an hour. Serve with tortilla chips and Corona

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

new recipes

I have been out of town so I will try and repost tonight.  I leave town for Minnesota tomorrow so hopefully I will find some good eats to share.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fried Green Tomatoes (Perfect appetizer in the Summer)

This is the funnest and easiest recipe EVER!  If you think you don't like tomatoes.. you are wrong!  These are a taste of heaven.  Below is the awesome easy recipe:

You will need:   (serves 6 for an appetizer)

5 green tomatoes rinsed and sliced into 1/3 inch slices
1 cup flour
2 eggs
3 tbsp milk
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups Panko Crumbs.  (found in the Asian section of the grocery store)

Start by sprinkling a little salt and pepper on your tomatoes.

Get out three bowls. Place flour in the 1st, eggs and milk in the 2nd (mix the eggs and milk) and in the 3rd bowl the Panko.  Preheat oil in a frying pan for a minute or two.

Place a tomato slice in the flour and lightly coat.  Next place in egg mixture.  Cover completely with egg.  Next, coat in the panko crumbs and place on a plate.  Once all the tomatoes have been coated, place 5 in the frying pan.  Keep the heat to about med/high.  You will know how hot is if the bottom is burning... hahaha Do not burn these.

You should keep the tomatoes on the 1st side for about a minute or two.  Check if it is browning, and if so, flip over and fry the other side. Place on a paper towel to drain extra oil.  Serve on a really pretty plate with a side of ranch or.... wait for it........................Yes hot sauce!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Random dinner

Fried green tomatoes, home potatoes and peppered tilapia. Topped with fresh parsley.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Amazing Chipotle Wings

Amazing Chipotle Wings

These are so delicious.  You will want to lick the plate clean!
You will need:
24 wings or drumettes
2 tbsp Honey
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
2 tbsp chipotle pepper puree (you can substitute 2 tbsp chili garlic sauce) found in the Asian section of the grocery store.
1 stick of unsalted butter
2tbsp chile powder
salt and pepper
1tbsp cornstarch combined with 1tsp water to make a paste

Add all ingredients together in a sauce pan.  Once its all combined and to a simmer add the cornstarch mixture.  It will thicken the sauce so it sticks to the wings.

Bake, grill or deep fry wings.   Then toss in the wing sauce.  Serve with ranch or blue cheese.

Carmelized Brussel Sprouts

You will need:

30 to 40 brussel sprouts cut in half long way
1 cup white wine
salt and pepper
olive oil

Lightly coat the frying pan with olive oil and a little salt and pepper.  This helps with the carmelizing.  Place the sprouts flat down in the pan.  Turn to high heat and brown the bottom of the sprouts.  Once browned, deglaze with the cup of wine and turn to low heat.  Simmer until all the liquid has absorbed and the pan is dry.  This allows the sprouts to carmelize on the bottom.  They should be tender and lavorful.  I like to sprinkle Garlic salt or Parm cheese when they are done.

A portion of this recipe is from a dear friend named Jen.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cooking class has started

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I am so excited! 1st cooking class tonight

Tonight I am conducting my 1st cooking class. Rosie, Sarah, Amy and I are making chipotle wings as an appetizer.  For dinner we are making carmelized brussel sprouts, low fat cheesy potato casserole and grilled skirt steak with chimi churri.  I will post the recipes and pictures of the dinner this evening. I love the chimi churri so much that Jay and I use it on almost all meats including fish.  It is healthy, herby and leaves you smelling like garlic for days!  " Garlic is my perfume" ........Steph

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Homemade garlic onion Parmesan artisan bread

Homemade artisan bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Inexpensive appetizer for large groups.

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Location:Arbor Bluff Dr,Bellefonte,United States

Creamy Artichoke and Green Chile dip

6oz chopped artichoke hearts
1- 4oz can drained green chiles (chopped)
1/3 cup Parm cheese shredded
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1tbsp Cajun seasoning

Mix together and place in a small baking dish. Bake on 350 uncovered for 20-30 minutes. Serve with chips or toasted artisan bread

My first Entry

Well there will be no recipe on this entry.  I am simply testing to see if I set the account up correctly.  You all know I have a passion for food and I want to share it with all of you!