Hey Ya'll

I love to cook. It is an expression of love for me. I hope you will enjoy the recipes I post. May the Lord bless and keep each of you!

Prov. 31:15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."

3 or more slices bacon, chopped
1 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, chopped
1/2 leek, sliced
1 clove roasted garlic
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed, and halved
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 T heavy cream
1/4 c water
1/4 c Sauvignon Blanc
Splash of red wine vinegar
Pinch of sugar
1 t chicken base seasoning

Brown bacon in a medium skillet over medium high heat. 
Remove bacon to a paper towel lined plate. 
Add extra-virgin olive oil to the pan, 1 turn. 
Add shallots, garlic and leeks to the pan and saute 1 to 2 minutes. 
Add Brussels spouts and coat in oil. 
Season with salt and pepper. 
Cook Brussels sprouts 2 to 3 minutes to begin to soften, then add broth seasoning, water and wine.
Bring broth to a boil, cover and reduce heat to medium low. 
Cook 10 minutes, or until tender. 
Add pinch of sugar and splash of red wine vinegar.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Clementine Trifle With Grand Marnier Sabayon A Fresh Market Recipe

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed." 

1/2 t vanilla
2 T cornstarch 
4 T Grand Marnier
12 egg yolks
3/4 c sugar
1/4 t Clementine zest
2 loaves Fresh Market Bakery French Vanilla Pound Cakes, cubed
8-10 Clementines, peeled and segmented
2 10 oz cool whip

In a small bowl combine Grand Marnier and cornstarch, set aside. In a heat proof bowl combine egg yolks, sugar and vanilla. Set bowl over a water bath of simmering water and whisk until 140 degrees is reached. Add cornstarch mixture stir until thickened. Remove from heat and add zest. Stir until mixture cools.

To build trifle
Layer 1/3 sabayon into trifle dish, then 1/3 of cake cubes, then 1/3 of the clementines and finally the whipped topping. Repeat for 2 more layers ending with clementines.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pecan Log Roll

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11

12 oz box of Vanilla Wafers, crushed
3 c fine chopped pecans, toasted
1 can Eagle brand

Mix all ingredients together, shape into log.
Wrap in plastic wrap.
Slice into bite size pieces.

Thanks for sharing Ms. Ruby.
I have been making this recipe for over 30 years!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Salted Pretzels

and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" Revelation 7:10

Fast and yummy!!

Waffle pretzels
Peanut butter
Melting chocolate, your choice, I mix dark and white

Spread peanut butter between 2 waffle pretzels to make a sandwich.
Melt the chocolate and dip pretzels. 
Melt white chocolate and add a little olive oil, stir.
Place in a squirt bottle and drizzle for decorations.

Chocolate Crispix

For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."  Revelation 7:17

Melt a cup of dipping chocolate.
Add Crispix cereal and gently fold into chocolate until cereal is covered.
The mixture will be thick.
Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment.
Let set and enjoy.

You could add nuts, raisins etc. 
I think I'll do white chocolate and add some crushed peppermint!

Stir Fry Kale Inspired By Bobby Flay

but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:14

This is delicious. Kale can be really tart, but not this recipe!!

2 bunches of young kale, stems removed and leaves torn
1 T roasted mashed garlic
2 t olive oil
1/2 c water
A few turns coarse sea salt
A few turns Malabar pepper
2 T red wine vinegar
1/8 t sugar 

Heat oil with the garlic. Add kale, water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Saute 5 minutes, covered lightly with foil. Take off heat and stir in vinegar. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Smoky Gouda and Smoked Sausage Pizza

Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.

1 medium Caramelized Onion
1 t olive oil
1 t Pesto
1/8 t brown sugar
1/4 c cream
2 turns of Smoked salt
2 turns of Cracked pepper
1 c Smoked sausage, chopped(we smoke ours and slice and freeze)
1 c Smoky Gouda, grate
1 ultra thin pizza crust

Sauté onion and brown sugar in oil until onions caramelize.
Add pesto, cream, salt and pepper.

Spritz crust with oil on both sides.

Spread sauce on crust, add sausage and cheese.
Toast in toaster oven on 400 degrees for 10 minutes. 

Imperial Lobster Stuffed Shrimp Knock Off Bonefish Grill

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.

Langostino Lobster, you can get this at Publix, frozen and fully cooked
25 jumbo Shrimp, frozen and cooked
1 Shallot, diced
1/8 c Mayo
1 T Butter
1/8 t Worcestershire 
1/4 c Limoncello 
1/8 t Smoked paprika
1/8 t Turmeric 
1/8 t Dijon 
1/8 t Ancho chili powder
1/4 c Heavy cream
1/8 t Sriracha 
Fresh parsley

1/4 c Panko

Thaw shrimp and lobster.
I just put the shrimp on a plate and by the time I finished the stuffing it was thawed.
Leave tails on and carefully slit back being careful not to cut through.
Place lobster bag in cold water to thaw. 
Sauté shallot in butter until tender, add Limoncello sautéing 1 minute, then add all the dry seasonings, then the wet ingredients ending with parsley. Sauté until incorporated and reduced by half.
Remove from heat. 
Add Panko. 
The stuffing needs to be thick.
After they are stuffed, place in a small casserole, spritz with olive oil and sprinkle with a little panko. 
They need to stand with the filling side up, side by side.
You can wedge them with foil. 

These are the bomb!!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spicy General Chicken For Two

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

4 chicken tenderloins, cut into bite size pieces, salt after cooking
4 green onions, chopped
2 mushrooms, chopped

Dipping batter for chicken
1/4 c soy sauce
1 c cornstarch 
1 egg, beaten
Whisk together, will be very thick

1/8 c water
1/4 c cornstarch 
1 t garlic
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c soy
1/8 c rice vinegar 
1/8 c Mirin
7 oz chicken stock
Refrigerate, can use for another Chinese dish, shake well

2 t sweet chili Thai sauce
Smoked almonds

Olive oil for frying chicken, I used a 1/4 c.
Dip chicken in dipping batter.
I used a non stick pan and fried the chicken in 2 batches.
Oil needs to be hot.
After the chicken is done, remove. 
Leave enough oil to sauté onions and mushrooms.
Place chicken back in onion mixture, add some of sauce, a little at a time until you get the desired thickness. Turn off heat. Add the sweet chili Thai sauce, stir and add almonds, serve over rice.

Chicken Carrot and Mushroom Ragu

1 John 4:
9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

1 c shredded Rotisserie chicken
1 diced Leeks
1 sliced Shallot
1 grated Carrot
1/2 t chicken seasoning base
5 Mushrooms, sliced
1 T Olive oil
Gravy packet
1/2 c Sauvignon Blanc
1 1/4 c Water

Sauté leeks, shallot, seasoning, carrots and mushroom in oil. Add chicken and wine and stir until bubbly. Add gravy packet to water and whisk, add to hot mixture stirring to thicken. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Japanese Fried Chicken

2 Peter 3:16
as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures. 

6 Boneless chicken thighs(going to try it with breast strips)

1/2 c Dark Soy sauce
1/2 c Chinese rice vinegar
5 Green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 t sesame oil
1 T Mirin

Pour in a ziplock bag.
Marinate for at least 3 hours, better still, overnight if you can.

Toss in salted cornstarch.

Fry in oil until the internal temp of chicken is 165.