Thursday, April 24, 2008

Home Made Sweet and Sour Sauce

2 tablespoons catsup

2 tablespoons cornstarch

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 cup of cold water

Combine and cook on stove top at med. heat. or cover and cook it in the microwave. Great with egg rolls and won tons

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Home made easy garlic bread

pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

1 loaf or rustic bread.
1 clove of garlic minced (2 cloves if you like lots of garlic or want to fend off vampires)
2 stick of butter room temp.
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of shredded basil

Cut the bread in half lengthwise. Mix all other ingredients and spread on to bread and put into the oven for as long as it takes to brown the bread

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Savory Cheese Puff

1 package of stuffing mix (stove top)
8 ounces of cojack cheese
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
4 eggs
3/4 cups of milk
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon of Finley chopped basil (fresh)

Put the stuffing mix in a 2 quart casserole dish, add flour, cheese,basil, garlic, and melted butter. Combine the eggs and milk in a large bowl and beat until well blended. Pour over the top of stuffing and cheese. Bake 350 degrees for about an hour

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Won Tons

1 pound ground pork
1 can shrimp (drained)
1 Green onion (chopped finely or you can leave this out if you don't like onions like me)
12 water chestnuts (chopped finely)
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
2 eggs
4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 package of won ton wrappers

mix everything except the wrappers together. spoon tablespoon size drops onto each wrapper. Fold into won ton shape and squeeze all the air out!! Deep fry in hot oil

Baked Brie

7 ounces whole rind (rind intact)
1/2 cup of thinly sliced mushrooms (any kind works)
1 tablespoon of olive oil ( I won't say evoo cause I hate that..oh I said it errrr)
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1/2 a clove of garlic

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. put oil in pan set to medium heat. add garlic and vinegar and mushrooms. leave in pan for 8 minutes. then put in strainer. Cut the brie almost in half side ways don't cut all the way through. Then put the mushrooms into the brie. bake for 10-12 minutes until cheese begins to melt

Refriderator Pickles

This is from my Grandma Isabel

7 cups of peeled and thinly sliced cucumbers
1 cup cut onion
1 cup cut green pepper

In a blender, mix together:
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon celery salt
fresh dill and fresh garlic to taste (I like a lot of both)

Combine onions, cucumbers and peppers. Let stand 1 hour. Drain well. Pour blended mixture over. Place in jars and refrigerate. Can be kept up to several weeks.

My Grandma Isabel Died when I was 6 and I don't remember much about her, but I do have her recipes to remind me of her.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Easy Chocolate Blackberry Cobbler

3 cups of blackberries
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of simi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup of self rising flour
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cups of milk

pre heat oven to 350 degrees
melt butter in microwave
simmer blackberries, water, vanilla extract, brown and white sugar(1 cup total) for 8 min. mix the crust while simmering blackberries. pour melted butter in to 9 inch square pan, then pour blackberries into the pan. let cool for 5 min. pour crust into the pan. Then put chocolate chips into the pan. cook for one hour. serve with whip cream and ice cream.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Has the Food Network gone down hill

I have loved the Food Network for along time now. The nerd in me loves Good Eats, Paula Home Cooking cause who does not love butter and she has a great laff. Dinner: Impossible was fun for a while, not so much fun now we find out Robert Irvine fabricated parts of resume. For more info on that here is a link I always thought Emeril's shows are over the top, and Rachael Ray is just down right annoying, especially with her EVOO crap. The contests were fun when the were on every so often, but it looks like the food network has gone down the road of reality TV. What made Food Network great was it made cooking available to everyone, teach everyone how to cook, making food fun and teaching how to put on a party. Now it is just look at these people cooking and we won't show you how to do it. It is always fun seeing restaurants in you home town on TV but they have taken that to far too. I hope I am not coming across as a snob but I will take the PBS Cooking Academy over Food Network any time. Please vote on my poll. As I read this to my wife she made me write that she loves Iron Chef