Saturday, August 12, 2017

Salmon Dinner

Welcome.
Salmon dinner, with beet salad, and potatoes.

Salmon
Coat with olive oil and them rub with spices on back and front let sit for 30 minutes.
Rub for Salmon
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/2 tsp Parsley
1/2 tsp Rosemary
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Basil
1 tsp crushed red chili
Mix together thoroughly and rub on over the oiled fish.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 min

Beet Salad
2-4 Beets cut and boiled until done and put in the fridge to cool
1 - 2 cups Arugula
Pine nuts a handful, to taste
Crumbled Feta
Dried Cranberries to taste
Red onion
Olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Potatoes
Potatoes - Cut into squares
Garlic - chopped
1 tbsp  olive oil
Jalapeno - chopped.
Fresh basil chopped
Cook in saucepan until browned.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Honey Pecan Sticky Rolls

This is a yummy recipe. You can also make homemade rolls with the roll dough.

Honey Pecan Sticky Rolls

For the rolls:

2 cups hot water
1/3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup butter softened
2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup powdered milk
5-6 cups flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons Saf instant yeast
2⁄3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

for the filling:
1⁄4 cup butter, softened
3⁄4 cup honey
1 cup pecan halves

In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients along with 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add egg and yeast and combine. Add 2 more cups of flour and then add additional flour, 1⁄2 cup at a time until dough pulls away from side of bowl or if kneading, until it no longer sticks to your hands and it feels smooth and satiny. Be careful not to add too much flour or the rolls will be heavy. Place dough in a greased bowl and lightly grease the top of the dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise until triple in bulk.

Grease 2 muffin tins and at the bottom of each, place 1⁄2 teaspoon butter, 1⁄2 tablespoon honey, and 3 pecan halves.

Punch down dough and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and roll out in two rectangles. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture (2/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, mixed together). Roll the long side of the dough up like a jelly roll and cut with string or knife into 1” slices. Place in prepared muffin tins and let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately turn out onto large platter.

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of
Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

For more information about Jennifer, check her Web site.  
Twitter
Goodreads


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Marinated Pork

Simple but good. When you're in a hurry.

Marinated pork.

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Lemon
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tsp Paprika
 1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic
1.2 tsp onion,
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt

Mix together and then put in the pork and let stand while you do your side dishes. Then you can grill or bake, or whatever choice of cooking method you prefer.

I have a couple side dishes on the video. But it goes well with other things also.

Enjoy, pairs well with light red or a rose wine.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bodacious Bison Burgers

In honor of the 4th, I have decided to re-post my Bodacious Bison Burgers!


It's grilling season, and though these are not grilled, you can grill them instead of cook them on the stove.

Bison Burgers
1 lb. Ground Bison
1/8 cp. Chopped shallot
1/8 cp. Chopped mushroom
1/8 cp. Chopped Jalapeno
2 - 3 cloves garlic chopped
1 sliced tomato
1/4 lb. sliced white cheddar cheese
lettuce
Salt, pepper, and crushed pepper to taste

Mix the ground bison together with some of the chopped garlic and spices to taste. Make in to 6 thin patties. In three of the patties make a little 'bowl' to put in the chopped filling--shallots, mushrooms, garlic, and jalapenos. Once filled place another patty on top of each. You can then grill on a BBQ or on the stove in a frying pan. Brown bottom half of the bun, place the burger on it, top with cheese and melt*, while melting the cheese brown the top of the bun. Garnish with a tomato and lettuce and serve with chips or homemade fries.

*If you're grilling you can melt the cheese on the burgers a few minutes before removing them from the grill.
ENJOY

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Aunt Bitsy’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jennifer says "This is my favorite cookie recipe. I make this often for parties, events, and sick neighbors. I put in chocolate chips but skip the raisins and nuts. It is delicious either way."

Aunt Bitsy’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 cups butter, softened
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal, quick or regular
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups raisins (optional)
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream together brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. Add eggs and beat well. Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour and oatmeal. Mix in chocolate chips (and raisins and nuts, if desired). Mold dough into golf-ball size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes—less time if you like them soft.

This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies, but I figure if you’re going to go to the trouble of making cookies, you might as well REALLY make cookies. You can halve it if you don’t want so many.

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of
Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

For more information about Jennifer, check her Web site.  
Twitter
Goodreads

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde


Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde, Serves 4
1 bunch Cilantro, organic
6 Garlic cloves
2 Jalapenos
2 tblp Lime juice - 2 limes for garnish
2 tsp Oregano, dried
4 Poblano or Anaheim peppers roasted
2 lbs Tomatillos husked (remove paper skins and wash)
1 Yellow onion, large
1 32 oz can of Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
1 tsp Black pepper
1/4 tsp Salt or to taste
Nuts & Seeds
2 tsp Cumin, ground
20 oz Just bare boneless skinless chicken thighs Trimmed.

Cube chicken and brown (do not cook until done) pour juice and meat into crock pot. Cut Tomatillos into quarter or smaller wedges and cook until very tender in pan and then mash like potatoes. When nice and mushy add to crock pot.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours or low for 7 hours. Serve over rice and/or tortillas with a side of black beans. Enjoy!
On the video I had tripled this recipe to accommodate a family crowd.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Halibut, Rice, and Brussels Sprouts


Halibut
1/2 lb Halibut, fillet
1 tsp Dill, dried
3 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup Lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 tsp Black pepper, ground
1 tsp Paprika, smoked
1/2 tsp Sea salt
1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Red paper flakes
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Jasmine Brown Rice
2 cups water
pinch of salt and a dash of olive oil in the water.
Bring to boil and add 1 cup rice. Bring to boil again and then simmer for 30 to 35 minutes.
Sauté 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms, 1/4 cup chopped onions, two chopped garlic cloves. Once tender add to simmering rice.
Add 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil to simmering rice.

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
1/2 lb Brussels sprouts
1/4 Red onion
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp Ground mustard
1/2 tsp Black pepper
3/4 tsp Sea salt
1 tbsp Olive oil
Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes

Serve with wheat rolls and pairs well with rose wine.
Enjoy!