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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Friday, December 30, 2016

Spicy V-8 Beef Tenderloin Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. - Revelation 22:17

2 c Spicy V-8
2 c Water
Splash of olive oil
1-2 slices left over cooked Beef tenderloin cut into chunks
2 c Rotisserie chicken, pulled
1/2 block of cream cheese, cut into small chunks
1 can rinsed Black beans
1 Onion, chopped
4 multi colored Mini bell pepper
1 t roasted mashed Garlic
Pinch of Cocoa (non sweet)
2 T Chicken base seasoning
1 t cumin
1 t smoked paprika
1 t chili powder
1 t sugar
1 t ancho chili powder
4 small flour tortillas, cut into quarters and then slice into strips

To serve top with sour cream
Sprinkle of parsley, fresh or dried
Sprinkle of cilantro, fresh or dried

Add oil to pot and heat.
Add onions, peppers and garlic, sauté until they are slightly tender and add all seasonings, drained beans and meats.
Then add water, v-8 and bring to a soft boil, then add cream cheese and tortillas.
Cook for 30 minutes.
To serve add sour cream, parsley and cilantro.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cracked Black Pepper Bacon Mustard Brown Sugar Glazed Wieners

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

2 pgks. Ball Park Finest Hickory Smoked Beef no nitrate wieners, each one cut into thirds
1 pgk. Low sodium Hormel Black Label bacon, cut in half, you can stretch it if it doesn't fit
Cracked black pepper, I love Malabar found at Costco
Yellow mustard
Brown sugar
Wooden Toothpicks

Bake preheated 350 degree oven on bottom rack for 45 minutes on a parchment lined sheet pan.

Wrap each wiener in bacon, secure with a toothpick.
Shake mustard, draw a line down the wiener and press a pinch of brown sugar into the mustard. 
They will burn so watch toward the end of the cooking time.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Baby Potato Hash For Two

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.  - Psalm 148:13

12 red and white baby potatoes
1 onion, cut in half and slice
4 tiny peppers, red, yellow and orange, slice in rings
2 slices of left over ham, chopped
1 piece left over beef tenderloin, sliced thin
Seasoned salt
Garlic granules
Fried hard egg

This recipe utilizes Christmas left overs.
It's fast, versatile and delicious!!!
I've made this before using regular potatoes.

Microwave potatoes covered for 3 minutes on each side.
Potatoes might crack, that's fine.
Microwaving ensures crispness.
Cut in half.
Add olive oil to skillet.
Heat oil and add potatoes, cooking 4 minutes, then add meats, onions and peppers.
Fry enough eggs according to how many servings you will have.
I fried two because we were going to eat this 2 days in a row.
To serve place hash on plate and top with fried egg! Yum!!!

Baked Lobster Kale Artichoke Dip

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  - Psalm 147:3

4 oz. room temp cream cheese
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayo
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 of the juice of a lemon 
6 oz. lobster pieces( you can also use crab or shrimp)
6 oz. artichoke hearts
1 c kale
1 red onion
1 c  fontina cheese, divide into 1/2 c 
1/2 c  Mozzarella 
Cracked black pepper

Sauté the onions, lobster, kale and artichoke hearts in oil.
Add the lemon juice, pepper and Worcestershire sauce 
Mix cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream.
Add the mozzarella and 1/2 of the fontina then combine the veggie lobster mixture.
Place in small cast iron skillet and top with remaining fontina.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cotton Candy Salad

1 Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 
2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous before you.  - Psalm 143:1-2

1 can Eagle brand
1 can Cherry pie filling
1 can Strawberry pie filing
1 can of dark sweet cherries, drained well and chopped
12 oz. cool whip
2 small cans crushed pineapple, drained well
1 c toasted pecans

Mix canned items well, add pecans, then fold in cool whip.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Swirl Pretzel Almond Bark

22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, Thus you shall bless the people of Israel: you shall say to them,
24 The LORD bless you and keep you; 
25 the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; 
26 the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. 
27 "So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them." - Numbers 6:22-27

2 c white chocolate melting chips
2 c dark chocolate melting chips
1/4 c peanut butter
2 c pretzel-smoked almond mix, chopped 

Parchment paper, spraying with Pam
Jelly roll pan

Turn oven on just to warm.
Melt the all dark chocolate in microwave safe bowl and set in warm oven.
Melt 1 c of white chips, set in oven.
Melt other cup of white chips and stir in peanut butter until melted into the white chocolate.
Take out the dark chocolate and spread into pan.
Then take 1 1/2 c of the pretzel-nut mixture and pour on top of dark chocolate.
Drizzle the melted white chocolate onto pretzel-almond dark chocolate.
Next drizzle the peanut butter white chocolate, then press the remaining nut mixture into peanut butter white chocolate. 
Take a fork and swirl it.
Refrigerate to set, break into chunks.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Tex Mex Chicken Taco Soup

3 He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 
4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. 
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned-every one-to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.  - Isaiah 53:3-7

1 t olive oil
1 quart water
2 each Red and yellow tiny bell peppers, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
1 T roasted, Garlic
1 ear fresh Corn
1/2 packet taco seasoning, I make my own) under the seasoning tab this blog
1 T Chicken base seasoning
1 can Black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 of Rotisserie chicken, pulled
1 c Salsa
3 T Creme Fraiche

Sour cream
Fritos or tostado chips

Add oil to pot and sauté onions, garlic and peppers. 
Season with chicken base seasoning.
Add water, salsa, chicken, beans, corn, taco seasoning and Creme Fraiche.
Simmer 20 minutes.
To serve add the toppings

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Brown Sugar Bacon Franks


13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 
15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.  - Psalm 139:13-16

1 pgk. Ball Park Beef no nitrate Franks, cut each one into 3 
Brown sugar
Bacon slices, cut in half
Toothpicks, to secure bacon

Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes on middle rack in a parchment lined pan.

Using poultry scissors, cut bacon and franks.
Wrap each frank with 1/2 piece of bacon, secure with toothpick.
Take a pinch of brown sugar and top each one.
Watch toward the 30 minute mark, the sugar will burn. 
If you see liquid around the bottoms of the franks, remove the liquid using a paper towel.

Cherry Jalapeño Kerry Gold Dubliner Irish Cheese Ball

And he said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"  - Job 28:28

2 room temp cream cheese
1 T heavy cream
5 T cherry juice
1/2 c powdered sugar
10 pickled jalapeño slices, diced 
10 diced cherries, can dark sweet cherries, reserve juice
1/2 c Dubliner cheese, shredded
Salt, I used smoked Alder Wood salt 
Pepper, a few turns cracked black pepper

2 c Toasted chopped salted pecans
I salt mine with seasoned salt but first I spray with Pam cooking spray.
Chop and set aside.

Take the room temp cream cheese and add the cream, cherry juice, salt, pepper, powdered sugar, diced jalapeño and cherries, and Dubliner cheese. Mix well. Mixture will be loose, have a slight purple color and be sticky. Cool down in fridge for an hour. Take out and roll into balls, then roll in nuts. Seal in plastic wrap. Makes 2 large or 4 medium.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Manchego and Irish Cheese Mascarpone Sausage Balls

1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 
2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 
3 On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.  - Psalm 138:1-3

1 lb. ground sausage, hot or mild, pinched off in chunks
1 1/4 c Pioneer biscuit mix
1 1/4 c thick shred( half Manchego half Irish Full flavor)
4 T mascarpone 
2 T buttermilk

Throw into food processor and pulse until it sticks together in a clump.
Separate into quarter size balls and place on parchment covered jelly roll pan.
Bake preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Serve with honey mustard.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Instant Pot Whiskey Beef with Red Peppers

6 Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: "I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. 
7 Who is like me? Let him proclaim it. Let him declare and set it before me, since I appointed an ancient people. Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen. 
8 Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any."  - Isaiah 44:6-8

1 lb. boneless beef stew tossed in flour
1 bell pepper
1/4 t black pepper
2 T Whiskey 
2 T Worcestershire sauce
Meat tenderizer sprinkled on beef
1/2 t Onion powder
1/2 t Garlic granules 
1 Shallot, diced
1/2 c water

Olive oil and clarified butter for searing meat

Set Instant Pot to sauté setting and add oil/clarified butter.
Season meat with tenderizer, onion powder, pepper and garlic.
Toss meat in the flour.
Sauté meat until it is slightly browned.
Add shallot and peppers, cook 1 minute.
Add whiskey, Worcestershire sauce and water.
Change setting to meat, place lid on, set to pressure, adjust time to 45 minutes.
Take off pressure after 45 minutes.
Remove lid.
Make a cornstarch slurry (1/4 c water plus 1 t cornstarch) to make a gravy.
Serve plain or on rice or egg noodles.

Honey Caramel Almond French Toast

15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. 
16 They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; 
17 they have ears, but do not hear, nor is there any breath in their mouths. 
18 Those who make them become like them, so do all who trust in them.  - Psalm 135:15-18

White Mountain bread (Publix)
Crushed almonds
Caramel syrup
Whip Cream

Bread soak
2 beaten eggs
1/8 c Half and half
1 t Cinnamon
1 T Sugar

Soak bread, grill on flat top or skillet that is greased.
Brown slightly and flip.
Drizzle honey and caramel.
Sprinkle with almonds.
Add whip cream and devour! 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Honey Garlic Chicken

so a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep.  - Job 14:12

Perdue Popcorn Chicken (fried frozen chicken found at Costco)
1 carrot
1 English cucumber 
1 red onion
1/2 c slivered almonds
2 T sesame seeds

Prepare thin noodles or rice and set aside.

2 T roasted garlic, mashed
2 T Soy sauce
1/2 c water
1/2 c honey
2 t  Apple cider vinegar
1 t cornstarch 
Mix and set aside.

Bake chicken on parchment paper in a preheated 450 degree oven for 16 minutes.
Cut into bite size pieces.
Set aside.
Drizzle olive oil into large skillet and heat.
Add veggies and stir fry a couple of minutes.
Add cooked cut up chicken and cook another couple of minutes.
Add sauce, stirring to cover chicken and veggies.
Add nuts and sesame seeds.
Remove from heat.
Serve over noodles or rice.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

White Balsamic Vinegar Greek Fig Preserves and Bacon Unexpected CheddarStuffed Pork Tenderloin

And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. - 1 John 5:11

1 Golden Rotisserie flavored pork tenderloin

1/4 c Greek Preserves, Costco
6 slices crisp cooked bacon
1/2 c sliced Unexpected Cheddar, Trader Joe's
2 T White Balsamic Vinegar

Split tenderloin down the middle, being careful not to cut all the way through.
Flip over and pound with meat mallet.
Set aside.
Take the preserves and thin down with the balsamic vinegar.
Coat the inside of the loin with the mixture.
Slice the cheese into thin pieces, place on top of fig mixture.
Crumble bacon on top.
Flip the two sides one on top of the other.
Cut lengths of cotton kitchen twine and start tying the loin to secure its shape and to keep the filling on the inside.
Sear in a skillet with 1 t olive oil and 2 T clarified butter.
Bake on a rack in a water filled pan, preheated 400 degrees for 30 minutes and flip then 10 minutes, should be 160 degrees internal temp.
Let rest 15 minutes covered loosely with foil.