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Delicious won tons with cream cheese and clam filling. Makes 25 wontons.
16 ounce cream cheese (softened), 7 ounce canned clams (minced), 2 onions, diced, 16 ounce canned clams (minced), 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 14 ounce won ton wraps, 3 cups oil for frying(vegetable),
n a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, clams, green onions, water chestnuts (drained), paprika and ground black pepper. Place about 1 teaspoon of filling into the wo...
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This simple but delicious parfait is served with berries, banana, and crunchy granola. Serves 1.
0.75 cups fresh strawberries (sliced), 0.75 cups fresh blueberries (whole), 6 ounce vanilla yogurt, 1 tablespoon wheat germ, 0.5 banana (sliced), 0.33 cups granola,
Divide ingredients roughly in thirds, layering in order of: berries, yogurt, wheat germ, banana, and granola, and repeating.
note: this one is taken from breakfast and brunc...
A different take on traditional meat balls. Serves 8.
2 pound ground beef, 1.5 cups fresh bread crumbs, 0.25 cups chopped onions, 1.25 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, 18 ounce barbecue sauce, 0.5 cups milk,
Heat oven to 375 F or 190 C
Mix together ground beef, cumbs, onion, milk, eggs and salt. Form into meat balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place on to baking dish.
Bake half an h...
Classic holiday turkey with rosemary and garlic. Makes 1 turkey.
12 pound turkey, 0.75 cups olive oil, 3 tablespoon garlic(finely diced), 2 tablespoon rosemary (chopped and fresh), 1 tablespoon basil(chopped and fresh), 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 pinches salt for seasoning.,
Mix together the oil, garlic, and all spices.
Prepare the turkey. Smother with spice mixture under the skin, using the extra on the outside.
Place the turkey on roasting pan wi...
When you talk about roast dinners, it is hard to resist tender roast pork with crispy crackling. Serves 4-6.
3 pound piece pork, 1 pinches salt and ground black pepper , 3 sprigs of rosemary, 6 garlic cloves, unpeeled, 3 pound potatoes peeled and cut into chunks,
Preheat the oven to 425 ° F (220 ° C).
Pat the pork dry with paper towels and rub the scored skin thoroughly with salt. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Place the po...
Mexican style salsa dip is made easy with simple, fresh ingredients. Makes 4 cups.
4 ripe tomatoes (diced), 1 medium onion (diced), 0.5 cups cilantro (diced and fresh), 3 cloves of garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 pinches seasoning to taste, 1 jalapeno (diced),
Combine together all ingredients, except the jalapeno, in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Add in only half of the jalapeno, and tomatillo (optional), and taste. Add additional spice by inc...
A quick, easy, and zesty salsa made with mango. The perfect compliment to fish dishes. Serves 8.
1 mango (prepared), 0.25 cups red bell pepper (diced), 1 green onion (chopped), 2 tablespoon cilantro (chopped), 1 fresh jalapeno chili pepper (chopped), 2 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon lemon juice,
Combine together the prepared mango, pepper, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, and juices in a mixing bowl. Cover, and let sit at room temperature for thirty minutes before serving.
San choy bau is a very popular dish in Chinese restaurants. It may surprise you to know it’s surprisingly easy to make at home. The texture of this traditional chinese recipe is excellent. It combines the crispy lettuce leaves with the soft vegetables and flavorsome pork.
1 mL oil, 1 tablespoon peanut oil, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated, 2 spring onions, sliced, 0.5 cups bean sprouts, 8 ounce pork mince, 3.5 ounce barbecued pork, 6.5 ounce water chestnuts,chopped, 1 tablespoon soy sauce,
Heat the peanut oil and sesame oils in the same wok. When hot add the ginger, spring onions and cook over a medium heat until the onion has softened and lightly browned. Add the po...
his prawn soup recipe is a combination of rice noodles, prawn broth and lemongrass. Serves 4.
2 pound medium prawns, 2 stems of lemon grass,sliced, 2 lime leaves,finely sliced, 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated, 2 tablespoon coriander,chooped, 2 large chillies,seeded and sliced, 4 cups fish stock, 8 ounce fine rice noodles, 6 spring onions,sliced, 1 tablespoon thai fish sauce, 2 cups bean sprout, 1 salt and pepper to taste, 0.33 cups coriander leaves,
Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails intact. Set aside.
Put the prawn heads and shells in a large saucepan with the lemongrass, lime leaves, garlic, ginger, coriander ste...
This garlic and chilli prawn linguine recipe is a hit even with non seafood lovers. The garlic and chilli flavors really work with the prawns and linguine as a dish. Serves 2-4.
4.5 cups linguine, 16 ounce medium green prawns,cleaned,peeled and deviend, 4 garlic cloves,chopped, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 large peeled tomato,canned or fresh, 2 tablespoon parsley,finely chopped, 0.25 teaspoon crushed red peppers flakes, 1 pinches salt and freshly ground pepper to taste,
Finely chop the whole tomato and set aside.
Cook the linguine pasta in large saucepan of salted boiling water, until al dente. Drain the pasta and transfer back to the pan.
This is a quick and simple recipe. The chilli marinade works perfectly with the prawns, scallops and monkfish. Serves 6-8.
2 pound large green prawns,cleaned and deveined, 8 ounce scallops, cleaned, 2 pound monkfish,rinsed and skin removed, 1 garlic clove,crushed, 1 tablespoon fresh ginger,grated, 2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 tablespoon crushed chillies, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 2 teaspoon tomato paste, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 handfuls mixed friuts and vegetables,
Combine the crushed garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, tomato paste, sugar, and lemon juice.
Peel the prawns and devein them, leaving tails on. Clean the scallops. Rinse...
Keeping some mixed seafood in the freezer can help with this quick dish. It can be added to almost anything, just make sure to cook until piping hot if cooking from frozen.
300 grams mixed seafood such as prawns,scallops or squid rings, fresh or frozen, 1 red pepper,cored.deseeded and cut into thin strips, 2 liters leeks.trimmed and cut into strips, 1 large onion cut into large chunks, 150 grams cherry tomatoes,halved, 2 garlic cloves,sliced, 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes, 2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 parts fresh coriander springs for garnish, 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar,
Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large frying pan or a wok if you have one. Add the leeks, onion and peppers and stir-fry until lightly brown. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 2...
A simple yet delicious side that is a favorite at Memorial Day BBQs! Serves 6.
12 ounce corkscrew/spiral pasta, 8 large eggs, 3 cups mozzarella(shredded), 2 tablespoon Parmesan(grated), 1 large bell pepper(chopped), 5 onions(chopped), 2 tablespoon fresh parsely(coarsely chopped), 0.25 cups red wine, 1 teaspoon oregano, 0.5 teaspoon ground pepper,
Boiling pasta in salted water until al dente, strain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, place eggs and cover with cold water. Bring to boil. Cover and th...
Simple and tasty creamy Fettuccine pasta with broccoli and garlic. Serves 2.
4 ounce fettuccine(dry), 1 cups whipping creme, 2 tablespoon butter, 1 ounce tomato sauce, 0.5 teaspoon garlic (fresh and minced), 0.5 cups broccoli florets, 0.25 cups slice mushrooms (fresh"), 1 pinches salt and pepper to taste, 2 tablespoon parmesan(grated),
In large pot, bring water to boil with salt, cook pasta until it’s nearly done. Drain, and return noodles to the pot.
Combine the creme, butter, tomato sauce, garlic, and broc...
This lamb rosemary stew recipe offers the classic combination of lamb, rosemary, and garlic, which work so well together. Serves 4.
2 tablespoon olive oil, 0.5 pound lamb, cut into 1 inch cubes, 1 large potato, peeled and cubed, 0.5 onion,thinly sliced, 3 cups chicken broth, 2 celery sticks,chopped, 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, 0.5 teaspoon fresh thyme, 0.25 teaspoon oregano, 0.25 teaspoon sage, 0.25 cups red wine,
Heat olive oil in cooking pot. When hot add the onion, celery, and mushrooms. Cook the vegetables until soft. Remove the veggies from the cooking pot and set aside.
Cut the lamb i...
Lamb and herbs are a fantastic combination. This recipe crumbs the lamb cutlets in breadcrumbs and is served with asparagus. Serves 6-8.
12 lamb cutlets, 2 bunches of asparagus, 1 cups plain all purpose flour, 1 cups bread crumbs, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 1 pinches salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, 0.25 cups olive oil, 0.5 cups fresh parsley,chopped,
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
Beat the eggs lightly in a shallow bowl which is big enough to hold a lamb cutlet.
Use a different bowl to put the breadcrumbs and a thir...
This delicious dip is a must have for your Cinco de Mayo celebration! Serves 4.
3 large avocados, 1 juice of lime, 1 teaspoon salt, 0.5 cups onion,diced, 3 tablespoon cilantro, chopped and fresh, 2 roma tomatoes,chopped, 1 teaspoon garlic,finely minced, 1 pinches cayenne,
Prepare avocados: peel, pit, and mash.
In a bowl, mix together the prepared avocados, salt and lime juice. Add in the diced onion, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic. Add in the caye...
A delicious, classic chili with beans, herbs, spices, and beef. Serves 10.
2 pound ground beef, 46 ounce tomato juice, 30 ounce tomato sauce, 1.5 cups diced onions, 0.5 cups diced celery, 0.25 cups diced, bell pepper, 0.25 cups ground chilli powder, 2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1.5 teaspoon ground garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 0.5 teaspoon ground black pepper, 0.5 teaspoon dried oregano, 0.5 teaspoon white sugar, 0.12 teaspoon ground cayenne, 2 cups red beans, without liquid,
Cook meat over medium-high until evenly browned. Drain and put aside.
Combine all of the ingredients in to a large pot. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat and let...
Tacos are so easy to make there is no reason to go out for them. Learn how to make beef tacos at home. They taste so much better when you don’t use pre mixes. Serve with seasoned beef, taco shells and desired toppings.
1 pound ground beef, 1 large onion,chopped, 1 pinches salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, 1 lettuce,tomato, cheese for filling, 1 garlic clove crushed, 25 grams taco shells,
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C).
Line the oven tray with baking paper and place the taco shells on tray, evenly spread apart. Heat the tacos until hot, for about 5 minutes...
This is a great recipe for a simple lasagna. The minced beef and melted cheese combination is mouth watering.
1 pound ground beef, 2 cups mozzarella cheese,sheredde, 2 cups ricotta cheese shredded, 0.5 cups Parmesan cheese grated, 0.25 cups fresh parsely chopped, 1 egg lightly beaten, 1 red tomato sauce, 1 cups water, 12 lasagna noodles uncooked,
Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
Heat oil in a large saucepan and add the beef. Cook over a medium heat until the meat has softened and browned.
Meanwhile, add 1 1/4 cups o...
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