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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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Old Time Fried Squash with Chives

4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,
5 to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. - Galatians 1:4-5

6 medium Squash, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
1/8 c Chives
1 beaten egg
1/8 c flour
1/4 c cornmeal
1/4 t garlic granules 
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c Oil for frying

Chop squash and onions, season, toss in beaten egg.
Add flour and cornmeal, toss to coat.
Heat oil using medium high heat, place in hot oil and fry until crispy on one side then flip.
Add chives.
Flip a few times until you have some crispy all through. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coconut Milk Sauce Chicken Thighs Veggies and Pasta

2 O you who hear prayer, to you shall all flesh come. 
3 When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions. 
4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!  - Psalm 65:2-4

6 -8 boneless chick thighs, cut into chunks, marinate in teriyaki sauce

1 pkg. Fresh angel hair pasta, cook, drain and set aside

Teriyaki Marinade
1 c Teriyaki sauce
1/8 c olive oil 
1/2 of a lime juiced

Marinate for 1 hour

Stir fry chicken until it resembles grilled chicken.
Remove from skillet.
Wipe out skillet.
Add 1 t oil. 
Sauté veggies.
Add meat back in, and add sauce.
Cook until sauce reduces.
To finish add 1/4 c sliced almonds.
Serve over pasta.

Veggie mix
2 carrots, matchstick cut
2 baby Bok choy, chopped
1/4 c chives, I used the freeze dries ones

1 c coconut milk
3 T honey
1 T mayo

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sauvignon Blanc Ancho Chili Lime Chops

 Deuteronomy 7
  Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, 10 and repays to their face those who hate him, by destroying them. He will not be slack with one who hates him. He will repay him to his face.

4 bone in chops, pounded, lightly floured and seated in oil

Cooking Seasoning 
1 t Seasoned meat tenderizer
1/2 t Ancho chili powder
1/2 t Toasted cumin
1/2 t Garlic granules

Mix seasoning and sprinkle on both sides

1 c flour in a Ziploc
Oil for searing

Finishing seasoning
1/2 of a Grated lime zest
1/2 of a Lime juiced
Pinch Kosher salt
Pinch Black pepper

1/4 c Sauvignon Blanc 

Sear seasoned floured chops in oil.
Place in a pan, add wine and broil 12 minutes on each side or until chops reach 150 - 155 degrees internal temp.
Add finishing seasonings.
I served this with chili lime corn on the cob, yum!

Ancho Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

Psalms 147  
Praise the Lord!
For it is good to sing praises to our God;
    for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem;
    he gathers the outcasts of Israel.
He heals the brokenhearted
    and binds up their wounds.
He determines the number of the stars;
    he gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, and abundant in power;
    his understanding is beyond measure.
The Lord lifts up the humble;
    he casts the wicked to the ground.

4 Ears of fresh corn
1/2 t Ancho chili 
1/2 t Garlic
1/2 t Toasted cumin
1/2 t Salt 
Pinch Pepper
Cooking spray 

1/2 of a Lime juiced and zest

Mix seasoning.
Spray corn with cooking spray, then season.
Microwave covered and cook 3 minutes on each side.
Finish with lime zest and juice.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Old Time Boiled Okra Tomatoes and Onions

This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you on the peoples who are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.' - Deuteronomy 2:25

I remember this from my childhood.
My grandmother made this.
I didn't realize how good it was until I grew up and made it myself.

2 cans stewed tomatoes 
1 onion, chopped
3 c chopped okra
1/4 c celery
1 heaping T chicken base seasoning
1/2 t Garlic granules 
1/2 t Cajun seasoning
A few turns of black Pepper
1 c water

Boil all together until okra and onions are slightly soft.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Toasted Fennel Seed Chops with Sauvignon Blanc Leek Cream Sauce

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;  - Isaiah 61:1-2

Pork Chops, pounded
Seasoning for each chop-1/4 t toasted fennel seeds-pinch of Garlic granules-salt-pepper

Flour for dredging
Olive oil for sautéing 

1/4 c Sauvignon Blanc  
1/4 cream 
1 chopped leek
1/4 c water
A few turns black pepper
1/4 t Garlic granules 
1/2 t chicken base seasoning

Pound chops, season and set aside.
Dredge in flour.
Heat oil in large skillet.
Sear chops on both sides.
Remove chops.
Wipe out skillet, add a tablespoon of oil.
Heat and add leeks and seasonings. 
Add wine, reduce a little then add water, reduce a little and add cream.
Thicken with a water-cornstarch slurry made mixing 1/4 c water and a teaspoon of cornstarch.
Place chops in a pan and spoon sauce on top of each bake for 20 minutes or until internal temp reaches 145 degrees.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Okra Fritters

3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
6 For it stands in Scripture: "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame." 
7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone," 
8 and "A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense." They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do. 
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. - 1 Peter 2:3-11

2 c diced Okra 
Salt and pepper
1/2 t Cajun seasoning
1/2 t Garlic granules
1 Shallot, diced
1/4 c Water
Mix well.

1/4 c Flour 
1/4 c cornmeal
1/2 t baking powder

Add flour mixture into okra mixture.
Mix well.
Batter should be slightly sticky.
Place some panko on a plate.
Drop small spoonfuls into panko and coat all over.
Heat oil and fry.
I used my Fry Daddy.

Panko for dredging fritters
Oil for frying

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Apple Mango Kale Mushroom Unexpected Cheddar Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. - John 6:35

Pork tenderloin, I used golden Rotisserie flavor 1.5 lb., salted and peppered

1/2 of an opal Apple, chopped
1/2 of a mango, chopped
1/2 c mushrooms, sliced
1 c kale, chopped
1 shallot, diced
1 t Balsamic vinegar
1 t Honey
1 c Unexpected cheddar,crumbled, comes from Trader Joe's
Sauté all the ingredients except the cheese.
When tender, remove from heat and add cheese.
Set aside to cool.

Slit the tenderloin being careful not to cut through.
Pound to flatten, stuff, roll and tie with 5 lengths of kitchen string.
Sear in a large skillet in olive oil.
Bake preheated 350 degree oven until internal temp reaches 155 degrees.
Place on cutting board and tent with foil.
Let rest 15 minutes, remove strings and slice.

Zucchini Shallot and Onion Casserole

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. - John 6:44

3 large zucchini, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 Shallot, diced
2 T Cream cheese
1/4 c white sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 t Cajun seasoning
1 T Chicken base seasoning
1/2 t Garlic granules 

1/4 c BBQ pork skins, crushed
1/4 c Canned onion rings
1/4 c Mozzarella cheese

Steam onions, seasonings and zucchini in the microwave for 4 minutes.
Remove and add both cheeses, stir and cook 4 minutes more.
Drain, place in a greased pie plate.
Sprinkle topping on and bake 30 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven.