Friday, October 30, 2015

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

My master pumpkin carver is working on her pumpkins. So I am busy cleaning seeds and getting ready to pop some in the oven. 
The links below are two of my recipes I go to each year. 
Happy Halloween������

Monday, October 19, 2015

Shrimp Lo Mein

This is an easy one. I use ingredients around the house for this. Because I just don't keep a lot of the specialty items that most Lo Mein recipes call for. 

1 lb shrimp 
1/2 lb spaghetti 
2 tbsp olive oil 
1 onion finely sliced 
3 carrots sliced 
1 8 oz packaged sliced mushrooms 
2 tbsp white wine 
2 tbsp soy sauce 
1/2 cup hot chicken stock

1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp white wine 
1/4 tsp ground ginger

1. mix marinade
2. Deshell and detail rinsed shrimp. Place in marinade toss so that all are coated. Let sit while you start vegetables and pasta 
3. Cook pasta according to directions on box. Rinse with cold water and set to side. 
4. Place olive oil in wok over medium heat. Add onions and cook until turning translucent. 
5. Add mushrooms sauté 1 minute. 
6. Add wine, soy sauce, chicken stock and shrimp with marinade. 
7. Cook until shrimp are pink and cooked through. 
8. Add pasta and carrots. Let's simmer until warmed through. 

Enjoy. I served this with grilled steak and some potstickers. 

Happy eating 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fall Off The Bone Ribs

This is so easy and your family will love them. We had no leftovers. 

These are slow cooked and so easy it feels like you are cheating. Get your crock pot out and get ready to impress your family. 

1 1/2 rack of pork ribs 
1 1/2 tbsp your choice bbq rub 
1/2 cup your choice bbq sauce. 

1. Cut your ribs so that they will fit in your crock pot. I just cut mine in half. 
2. Cover your ribs with rub.
3.  Place ribs in crock pot. 

4. I cooked my ribs on high for 4 1/2 hours if you need to cook them all day while you are out cook them on low. 

5. Take out of crock pot and put in a baking dish bone side down. Use tongs and use caution so your meat does not fall off the bones. 

6. Cover meat side with bbq sauce using a basting brush. 

7. Put in oven and broil on high five minutes. 

8. Serve with sides and enjoy the compliments from your family. It was a great dinner with my family. 

Happy Eating. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Right now no carb and low carb diets are hot. This will work right into your diet. Really you can make this with any toppings you desire. I love making a little pizza bar and letting my fam make their own. This is how I made mine today. 
1 portobello mushroom 
2 tbsp tomato basil sauce 
4 quarters marinated artichoke hearts 
3 slices fresh mozzarella 
2 basil leaves 

1. Wash mushroom and remove stem. 
 2. Place sauce on stem side of mushroom. 
3. Chop and drain artichoke hearts. Place on top of sauce. 
4. Top with mozzarella 
5. Thinly slice basil and top off your pizza 
6.  Grill at 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes. 

Happy Eating!! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

German Potatoes

I have no idea why these are called German. I learned the recipe years ago and they were called German potatoes so the name has stuck. This is a super easy recipe. 

4 large red potatoes 
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 large sweet onion
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
1tsp garlic powder 
Salt to taste 

1. Place oilive oil in skillet, heat until it sizzles when you drip a bit of water. 
2. Cube potatoes and place in skillet. 
3.  Slice onion into slivers place in skittle and cover with lid. 
4.  Stir every few minutes until potatoes are tender. About 15 minutes. Keep an eye and adjust your heat to keep things from burning. 
6. Add one tbsp of Worcestershire sauce at a time and mix. 
7. Add garlic and salt mix and serve hot. 

Happy Eating!! 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Midori Spring Matcha

Ok so I have to admit. This is my first experience with matcha. I like green tea so I figured I would like matcha. It is so hot right now there was no way I am drinking hot tea so I played around, And came up with a smoothie and a soda.

The soda is so easy and it was really refreshing. I try and walk a couple or so miles in the morning with I friend. So when I get home to actually get ready for the rest of my day. I am super hot. So I made this to refresh myself while I got ready this morning. 
1 tsp matcha 
2 tbsp hot water 
1 tsp raw honey 
bottle of sparkling water 
1/4 of a lime

With a whisk mix matcha, honey and water until smooth. 
Put ice in your glass and pour matcha mix over ice. 
Squeeze lime juice from line into glass. 
Top off your glass with sparkling water. 
I really liked this. It was a great cool off from the morning walk. 

My smoothie was super easy. Place everything in a blender and blend until smooth. 

1 tsp matcha powder 
1/2 cup of frozen pineapple 
1/2 cup almond milk 
 1 peeled kiwi
If you want it sweeter use raw honey. 

Blend away!! 
Perfect wake me up!! 

I really like this form of green tea. The powder has endless possibilities. Baking, Ice cream. Yum ice cream!!  It's has a mild flavor so you could do anything you want really. I think I will play with this Matcha more and see what else I can create.  I actually like this better than regular green tea.  I really feel like this product is more flexable for cooking and just all around being creative in the kitchen.  The flavor is very mild and pleasing.  

Midori Spring Matcha sent me a free package  of organic ceremonial to write a post about their matcha. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions and recipes are my own.  This is a description of their product that was sent to me.
Product Description:Midori Spring's Ceremonial Emerald Matcha 100g - is perfect for beginner matcha drinkers, and inspired chefs looking for better quality matcha powder compared to traditional cooking grade. Emerald Class is Chef’s Top Choice but is not a culinary grade matcha, therefore making it first rate for cooking and mixed beverages. Whichever way you choose to enjoy your Matcha, you can embrace the many health benefits it has to offer.  

This premium product is Ceremonial Grade and is Organic (USDA, JAS), Vegan and Kosher (OU) Certified. You can enjoy Midori Spring's Ceremonial Eemerald Matcha the traditional way by brewing or you can create your own Matcha inspired recipe.

There are many immediate and long term health benefits when consuming Matcha, which include: increase in energy without the jitters, reduce stress and improve mental alertness, improve metabolism and help with weight loss, boost immune system and reduce inflammation and help the body cleanse of harmful elements. Give back to your health and embrace the power of Matcha.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Meatball Stroganoff

My take is a bit different from your regular  stroganoff however it's a cheat recipe so you will have this on the table fast. Your family will love it even the picky eaters. 
I made this after a long day of working, myself and the kids were tired. Pasta is our comfort food so I whipped this up fast so everyone could rest. Especially me. Very little clean up  made it even better. 

One package portobello mushrooms 
Half medium red onion 
1 tsp  chicken soup base 
1 cup cooking sherry 
1 jar of preservative free Alfredo sauce
2 lbs organic meatballs ( mine are frozen) 
Pepper to taste 
2 tbsp butter 
1 package fettuccine nido 

1. Slice onion and mushrooms 

2. Place in sauce pan and cook with butter on medium. Until liquid from mushrooms is starting to thicken a little.  

3. Add soup base and mix into liquid.

4.  Add sherry and meatballs let simmer five minutes. 

5. Add cream sauce, simmer on low 10 minutes. 

6. Cook pasta al dente. 

7. Serve meatballs and sauce over pasta. 

This will please even the pickiest of eaters. 
Happy Eating 
I am off to snuggle with my family and watch PLL. 


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