Italian Style Scallop Potato Recipe

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Italian Style Scallop Potato Recipe

1/4 cup butter and 1/4  cup flour

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

dash of cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon white pepper or use regular

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 pound of extra sharp ( cheddar cheese)

1/2 cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk

1 cup evaporated milk

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 pound of prosciutto  cooked until extra crispy for the top

3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes thinly sliced

1 cup shredded Fontina Cheese for the top plus 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup milk

Make a paste with the flour and butter in a saucepan. 

 Heat and whisk until smooth. 

Add all seasonings. Stir to combine evenly.

Add the all milk, chicken broth and heavy cream stir till smooth.

Add the cheese and Worcestershire sauce.

Stir until all is melted.

In a large buttered baking deep casserole dish, add the potatoes on the bottom,

cheese sauce, more potatoes and keep layering with cheese sauce until it's all in 

the casserole. Add fontina and grated cheese to the top.

Bake on 375 degree preheated oven for at least 70 minutes or more until top is 

browned and potatoes are soft. Sprinkle top with prosciutto.

Zucchini Tomato Tart Recipe Video

Sunday, September 27, 2015

If you want an easy light brunch that will wow your friends and family, look no more! This is the perfect solution to make them think you are a gourmet cook! It really is delicious and impresses everyone. Make sure you tell them how to make a healthy version of this is too!


Zucchini Tips Tricks and Recipes Video

Friday, September 25, 2015
Whenever you get a great deal we always want to make the most of it when it comes to food! Don't be afraid to over buy this wonderful versatile vegetable! I have lots of ideal recipe for you!
Here are some great tips to store zucchini and many ways to use it in recipes from sweet to savory. Just a little prep and you're on your way to a great winter of amazing recipes to try see below! I love the ease of preparation to use this anytime I want all through the year!


Big Chocolate Chip Nutella Frosted Cookie Recipe

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Just when you think you thought of everything then this happens. I was in a hurry and didn't want to sit there making all individual cookies. So I used a medium sized round pizza pan and spread the dough on this greased pizza pan. Baked the cookie as one big one and frosted it with Nutella how simple can it get?


Chocolate Pudding Cookie Trifle Recipe

Sunday, September 20, 2015
I make this dessert often alternating and experimenting with different toppings for example using your favorites cookies, candy bars and fruits. This can be made and served immediately or ahead of time and tailored to however you like it. Use vanilla, chocolate or even spice cake with apples in it is delicious!


Basic Fried Chicken Recipe

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The great thing about this recipe is you can each these plain or dip them in any sauce you like. This basic recipe also can be used for lemon chicken, chicken marsala and chicken parmesan so versatile.

Basic Fried With Flour Chicken Recipe

salt, pepper
Cayenne pepper
Granulated garlic
boneless chicken breasts sliced thin
vegetable oil blended with olive oil or use canola oil

Optional herbs using 1 teaspoon each: rosemary, oregano, basil, grated cheese and parsley for an Italian flavored coating

Large plastic zip lock bag

Place around 2 cups of flour in the bag, add salt, pepper around 1 teaspoon each, dash of cayenne pepper and around 2 teaspoons granulated garlic.  Shake.
Wet chicken with cold water and then drain in a colander.
Shake chicken pieces into the flour mixture.
In a large fry pan heat oil on high then lower to medium when hot.
Fry chicken in oil around 3 minutes on each side depending on thickness getting a nicely browned coating.

Need Dipping Sauce Recipes?

Click here for 18 kinds of dipping sauces

Try these other Chicken Recipes:

Chicken Marsala
Chicken Parmesan
Chicken Lemon 
Chicken Cordon Bleu

Lemon Curd Cream Puffs

Sunday, September 13, 2015
I forgot just how much I love this tart filling. It really goes great in anything. I made some cream puffs and thought lets fill them and see how they come out. The slightly tart filling and puffs are the perfect match! You can make the lemon curd homemade or use store bought you will find both recipes in links below for the cream puffs and the lemon curd. Happy baking!


Grilled Lemon Rosemary Salmon Recipe

Saturday, September 12, 2015
I love lemon, pepper and rosemary on my salmon. This is a healthy delicious way to serve this salmon and if it's your first time trying it, well this should be the one. Great with
salt potatoes and corn on the cob for side dishes.

 Grilled Lemon Rosemary Salmon Recipe

Fresh Rosemary sprigs one per filet of salmon
Lemon slices for the bottom and tops
Teriyaki sauce 
Freshly ground pepper
Sea salt
Olive oil for drizzling
Minced garlic in olive oil

Optional: Chili powder

On an oil sprayed piece of tin foil big enough for salmon, place slices of fresh lemon on the bottom, place a good size piece of salmon on top of the lemon. Generously sprinkle with sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and chili powder if using then top with a Rosemary sprig. Drizzle with olive oil and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
Place on a heated grill on medium heat and grill until the fish easily flakes with a fork. Depending on the thickness around 11 to 14 minutes for around 3 to 4  inches thick. 

More Grilled Recipes:

Grilling Roundup
Grilled Chicken Whiskey Barbecue
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Kabobs
Grilled Portobello Balsamic Mushroom Sandwich
Grilled Rum Jerk Chicken
Grilled Southwest Chicken with Tequila
Grilled Insalata Caprese Panini
Grilled Roasted Peppers
Spatchcock Grilled Chicken
Grilled Guinness Reuben Style Chicken
Grilled Seafood packets
Grilled Sausage Skewers
Grilled Guinness Steak


Beer Roasted Paprika Chicken Recipe

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Here is a great marinade for chicken. This will keep the roasted bird will be still moist inside but tender yet crisp outside. Great as a main meal and perfect if there are any leftovers for all kinds of salads. This even taste great cold in a sandwich!

 Beer Paprika Marinade for Roasted Chicken 

1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon each chili powder, salt, pepper, granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 clove minced garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1- 12 ounce can beer any kind
1 -  4 to 5 pound roaster chicken

1 large  plastic cooking bag to fit the chicken. 

Place all ingredients in the plastic bag.  Add the chicken. Place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before cooking or marinade over night.

Pour half the marinade out.

Place in a large roaster pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roast chicken at 350 degree hot oven in a greased roasting pan basting often around every 1/2 hour.  Cook the bird 1/2 hour per pound.


Sour Milk Chocolate Cake Recipe

Sunday, September 6, 2015

If you ever have leftover expired milk don't throw it away! This cake is a delicious moist cake that everyone loves! You don't need to do anything else to it. Serve it with whipped cream or just cool and sprinkle powdered sugar over it. Also this time I added someone caramel topping and drizzle some melted chocolate over the top. 

Sour Milk Chocolate Cake Recipe

2 cups sour milk
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups sugar

Beat sugar and shortening for around 2 minutes. Add the eggs beating till light in color. Add all the rest of the ingredients beating for around 4 more minutes. 

Grease a 13 x 9 pan or (as I did 2 - 9x9 rounds.  I freeze one since we are only two people)  Bake at 350 degree preheated oven for around 35 to 40 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean from the center. Don't over bake to prevent a dried out cake.

 Option Toppings Frosting or Drizzle:  My recommendation is to drizzle caramel first then hot fudge sauce or ganache (ice cream toppings) over the top of the cake. Other alternatives frost with your favorite frosting and split the cakes first and fill with pudding. If using 13x9 then add the pudding on top then whipped cream.


Blackberry Pie Recipe

Friday, September 4, 2015
I have always been a berry type of pie person. My absolute favorite is raspberry. I had the over abundance of blackberries to use up that I had the luck of growing in our garden and had to make a pie with them. This came out great in flavor. If you ever have the pleasure of fresh blackberries this is a must try for you! I love the deep flavor of blackberries, a keeper for me.


Italian Baked Red Snapper Recipe

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Red Snapper is wonderful when fresh. I am not a fan if it's been frozen but either way it's better than nothing if you can get it fresh. I enjoy it baked or fried but watching our calories this is the healthier version. Of course you could bake it with nothing sprinkled on top but vegetables, however the little bit of bread crumbs boost the flavor and makes it crunchy.


Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The apples, fall flavors and sweet butternut squash are everything wonderful about when seasons change.

I love this side dish with pork especially.

The melted cheese just makes it over the top!

Butternut Squash Casserole Recipe

3 cups butternut squash sliced in 1/2 inch pieces (microwave for 7 minutes for each then easier to cut into halves then boil or roast in oven till soft around 25 minutes) I just use the inside no skin.
5 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 large apples cored and sliced thin
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of allspice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded

Butter casserole dish 13x9. 
Melt butter in a large deep pan. Add the apples, cinnamon and saute a few minutes till starting to soften. Remove from heat.
Add the sliced squash, salt, pepper, allspice, eggs, buttermilk, bread crumbs, half the pecans, 1 cup of cheddar cheese mix all together.

Spread into prepared pan, bake for 45 minutes on 350 degree oven.
Remove from oven sprinkle with rest of pecans and cheese. Broil for a few minutes till cheese is bubbly.