Sunday, January 24, 2016

Baked Salmon


  1. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  2. 6 tablespoons light olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon dried basil
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  8. 2 (6 ounce) fillets salmon
  1. In a medium glass bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley. 
  2. Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator about 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal. Place sealed salmon in the glass dish, and bake 35 to 45 minutes, until easily flaked with a fork.

Stuffed Crock Pot Chicken

1 Whole Chicken, around  6-7 lbs

4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Thyme
1 tsp White Pepper
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
3 Tbsp Minced Garlic
Mix together and rub on the skin of the chicken.

Place into Chicken:
4 cloves Garlic
1/2 Lemon
1/4 Onion

Place into Chicken

Bottom of Crockpot:
2-3 Carrots

Put Chicken on top of Carrots/Celery/Potatoes. Cook on Low in crockpot for 8 hours.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Taco Seasoning

Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Chili Powder

Friday, December 20, 2013

Canned Milk Candy

2 cups sugar
1/2 pound margarine
1 can evaporated milk
4 cups sugar
1/2 TBS vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts

Caramelize 2 cups sugar.

Add margarine and melt quickly. (Slice cubes to melt faster.)

As soon as margarine is melted and stirred in, slowly add canned milk. Stir completely.

Stir in 4 cups sugar. Make sure sugar is dissolved completely or candy will crystalize.

Cook to soft ball stage. (240 degrees)

Remove thermometer and let sit for 30 minutes. Don't disturb the candy while it cools.

After 30 minutes beat candy until it loses it's sheen. Incorporate as much air as possible.

When candy is no longer shiny, add vanilla and nuts. Mix and put into a buttered 9 x 13 pan.  

Monday, December 16, 2013

Banana Bread Cookies

1 very ripe banana
3/4 white sugar (brown sugar if you have it)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
3/4 pecan pieces

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the banana, sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until mixed thoroughly.

Mix the salt, baking soda, flour and oats together. Add the oat mixture, chocolate chips, and pecan pieces to the banana mixture and mix well with a spoon.

Drop cookie dough on the baking sheet covered with a silpat mat 2 inches apart. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on racks then serve. 

Peach Crunch Cake

1 large can sliced peaches in heavy syrup
(or 2 small cans)
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cube butter
brown sugar
chopped nuts

*Dump peaches into 9 x 13 pan, juice and all. Cut peaches into bite-sized pieces. Cover with cake mix. Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of cake mix. Add a layer of brown sugar. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Spaghetti Carbonara

-1 lb. spaghetti
-1/2 large onion, diced
-1/2 pound turkey bacon (or the real thing), diced
-5 eggs
-1/4 cup milk
-1/4 cup parmesan
-1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
-olive oil

Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil on the stove. (Use about 2 Tbs. salt - this is the secret to flavorful Italian pasta!)
While waiting for the water to boil, heat 1 Tbs. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey bacon and cook until it is nearly crispy, stirring every few minutes. (If using real bacon you don't need to use oil and may actually need to drain some of the grease before the next step.) Then add the diced onion and continue cooking until the bacon is crispy and the onion is translucent.
In a small bowl whisk together eggs, milk, parmesan and black pepper until well blended. Set aside.
Once the pasta water is ready, add the spaghetti and cook according to package instructions until it is al dente. (Usually about 9-11 minutes.)
When the pasta is ready, carefully and quickly drain out the pasta water, and return pasta to the hot pot immediately. Then, while stirring the pasta with one hand, use the other to pour the egg mixture into the pasta and continue to toss until the egg mixture is cooked into the pasta. (You may see a few tiny clumps, but in general the eggs will just coat the individual pieces almost like a sauce.
Finally, add the bacon and onion mixture and toss until well mixed.