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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Monday, May 29, 2017

Vanilla Whiskey Sauce

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." - John 8:31-32

3 T sugar
2 c half and half
1/4 c Jim Beam
2 T cornstarch

In a heavy pan, bring sugar and half and half to a boil.
Stirring constantly to prevent scalding.
Remove from heat.
Whisk the cornstarch into the whiskey and add to the sugar half and half mixture.
Serve over bread pudding.

Apple Fritter Bread Pudding with Caramel Topping and Vanilla Whiskey Sauce

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. - John 8:36

2 apple fritters, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, I got mine at Costco
6 Hawaiian rolls, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
4 T butter
1/2 c sugar
 4 eggs 
2 c half and half
1 t Cinnamon 
1 t Vanilla

Use a 9x9 pan.
Take the bread squares and cover the pan, mixing both types evenly.

Cream butter and sugar, whisk in eggs, one at a time, into sugar butter mixture.
Add seasonings.
Pour custard over bread.
Mash down with a fork.
Bake 350 for 30 minutes.

To serve add whiskey sauce and ice cream topping caramel.
Recipe found under the sauces tab this blog!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Shrimp Adobo Soft Tacos

For a man's ways are before the eyes of the LORD, and he ponders all his paths.  - Proverbs 5:21

1 lb. cleaned tail off Shrimp
Smoked paprika
Adobo dry rub
Red bell peppers
2 T Butter
Fresh Lime juice
1 T Olive oil

Sauté onions and peppers in butter oil mixture.
When onions are slightly soft, add seasoned shrimp.
Do not overcook shrimp, they will be slightly pink looking when done.
Fill warmed tortilla and add toppings.

Flour tortillas
Warm over flame or microwave.

Roasted tomatoes
Sour cream

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cheesy Blend Baked Fresh Tomatoes

O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.  - Psalm 30:2

4 fresh tomatoes, sliced into thick slices
Olive oil to drizzle over slices
Cheese blend, I used Trader Joe's Shaved Blend, it has Unexpected Cheddar, Toscano and Parmesan
Mozzarella, shredded or fresh thin sliced
Seasoned salt
Black pepper
Tuscan Garlic seasoning
Fresh sweet basil, chopped

Place parchment on a large sheet pan. 
Oil and season slices, then add cheese blend first and end with mozzarella.
Toast under broiler until cheese is slightly brown around edges.
Add fresh basil before serving.
These make me think of pizza without a crust!!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Chicken Fried Chicken Thighs

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace. - Romans 11:6

1 pgk. Boneless chicken thighs

Chicken Soak

1 can Ginger Ale
1/8 c salt
1/8 c sugar
1/4 c water

Marinate thighs for at least 1 hour.
I used a ziplock bag.
Place thighs on plate and season with seasoning salt, pepper and Garlic 


2 beaten eggs
2 c flour 

Dredge thighs in beaten eggs then flour and repeat.
Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Amaretto Cream Sauce

9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god. 
10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. 
11 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me. 
12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.  - Psalm 81:9-12

2 c half and half
3 T sugar
1/4 c amaretto liqueur 
2 t cornstarch 

Put half and half and sugar in heavy pan.
Bring to boil, whisking constantly.
Whisk cornstarch into liqueur and whisk into cream.
Serve over warm bread pudding.

Hawaiian Roll Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream

"And now I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know in your hearts and souls, all of you, that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed. - Joshua 23:14

Bake preheated 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool 20 minutes before serving.

Hawaiian rolls, cut into cubes (I used 3/4 of the package)
6T butter, softened 
1/2 c sugar
5 eggs
2 c half and half
1 t Cinnamon
1 t vanilla 
Pinch of Nutmeg
1 c raisins (I soaked mine in 1/4 c of amaretto which I reserved for the sauce)

Using a 8 1/2 inch x 9 inch pan, spray with Pam. Press bread cubes in pan.
 In a bowl cream sugar in butter.
Add eggs one at a time. 
Then add seasonings and vanilla. 
Sprinkle raisins over bread.
Pour the custard over the cubes, mashing cubes down with a fork. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Party Ham Sliders

24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,
25 correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,
26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. - 2 Timothy 2:24-26

Thick sliced Ham, I used Kirkland Master Carve
Smoked cheddar, cut into thin slices
Hawaiian rolls

Butter sauce:
2 T butter
2 T diced onions
1 t sugar
1 t dry mustard
1 t poppy seeds

Build sliders.
Brush with butter sauce.
Bake, covered preheated 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes.

E J 'S Real Easy Scratch Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. - 2 Timothy 2:1-2

The simplicity of this dish is what makes it so yummy!!!

1 can Nina San Marzano Italian tomatoes ( from Costco) 28 oz.
1/2 c water
6 cloves garlic ( I use roasted) mash it with a fork
1/8 c olive oil
Fresh herb mix, of each (oregano, lemon thyme, sweet basil, cilantro, Rosemary) 1/8 c total
1 T Sugar
1/4 c Red wine( I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/2 c  shaved blend, Toscano, unexpected Cheddar, and Parmesan( found at Trader Joe's) 
1/2 t Red pepper flakes
Pepper, a few turns
1 T Fine Kosher salt

Add tomatoes to a bowl.
Squish tomatoes with hands.
I use disposable gloves.
Add 1/2 c water.
Heat oil in pan and add Garlic.
Cook one minute.
Then add tomatoes and water.
Add all seasonings, herbs, sugar, wine and cheese.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve over cooked pasta.

Meat Balls

1 lb. 80/20 lean ground beef( I used Sprouts)
1/8 c panko bread crumbs
1/8 c fresh cilantro, Rosemary, oregano, sweet basil, make a herb mix, diced 
1 diced shallot
1/8 c whole buttermilk
2 T double concentrated tomato paste( I used Cento)
1/4 c shaved blend, Toscano, unexpected Cheddar, and Parmesan( found at Trader Joe's) 
1/4 c mascarpone cheese( I use Trader Joe's) 
1/4 t salt
A few turns of cracked black pepper

Make balls about the size of a golf ball.
Add oil to skillet and brown slowly. 
Flip to insure even browning, covering to help steam.
Add to sauce.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Oatmeal Raisin Soft Batch Cookies

You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.  - Psalm 17:3

2 c AP flour
1 t kosher salt
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
Whisk and set aside.

1 c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 c packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 t vanilla 
Cream with a electric mixer, starting on low and ending on high.
It took awhile to get creamy and for the butter to be incorporated.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet, a little at a time stirring with a wood spoon, just till flour is not showing.
This dough is very thick.

Add ins 
3 c old fashioned oats
1 1/2 c large raisins, got mine at Sprouts in the self serve bins
Mix these in a little at a time with a big spoon.

Bake 350 preheated oven.
Cover pan with parchment.
Measure out a 2 T ball and slightly flatten, leaving 2 inch space between.
Bake 11 minutes.
They will still be a little undercooked. 
Cool in pan 2 minutes.
Remove to cool on parchment.

Really Quick Really Delicious Honey Mirin Chicken and Veggies

7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 
8 I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. 
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. 
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. 
11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.  - Psalm 16:7-11

3 c Perdue frozen Popcorn Chicken from Costco, oven baked for 16 minutes on 450 degrees
Set aside.

Fresh angel hair, cooked and set aside

1 English cucumber, matchstick cut
1 carrot, matchstick cut
1 baby Bok choy, chopped
3 T Roasted garlic
2 T dried chives
Oil for sautéing 

Sauté veggies, add cooked chicken, add sauce stirring. 
When sauce is thickened and coats chicken, through in peanuts. Serve over noodles.
Ready in 20 minutes.

1/8 c Mirin
1/8 c honey
1 T apple cider vinegar
1/8 c soy sauce
1/2 c water
1 T flour, whisk into water

1/2 c dry roasted peanuts

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

White Chocolate Cheesecake Strawberry Banana Salad

19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back,
20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. - James 5:19-20

This taste a lot like banana pudding with strawberries added!!

1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 
1 small box each of white chocolate and  cheesecake instant pudding
1 c half and half
4 oz. cool whip
3 c sliced strawberries 
4 sliced bananas

Whip cream cheese.
After cream cheese is whipped, slowly add dry pudding, a tablespoon at a time while whipping on low speed.
Add half and half a tablespoon at a time, whipping slowly.
Whip in cool whip.
Fold in fruit.

Filet of Beef Sweet Herb Rice Burrito Bowl with Black Bean Corn Salsa

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. - James 5:16


2 Filet of beef, seasoned, pan seared in whiskey, and broiled to medium
1 cap full Whiskey
Smoked salt and cracked pepper

Black Bean Corn Salsa

3 ears fresh corn, microwave, shaved 
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tomato, chopped
1 small shallot, diced
1 tiny lime, juiced 
1/2 t Garlic granules 
1 t Fresh Spice mix, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, Rosemary, oregano
Mix together, cover, set aside.

Sweet Herb Rice

2 c cooked rice, done according to box directions and set aside,
1 t Fresh Spice mix, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, Rosemary, oregano
1 tiny lime, juiced 
1 T sugar
Smoked Salt and pepper
After rice is slightly cooled, salt/pepper, add herbs, lime juice and sugar.


Sliced avocado, cheese and sour cream
To serve place rice on bottom of bowl, then using a third measure scheme add the beef, 
avocado, and black bean corn salsa, topping with cheese and sour cream.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Egg White Huevos Rancheros Burrito with Peach Mango Salsa

5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 
6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.
7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind,
8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God.
10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. - James 3:5-10

1/4 c Egg whites, salt and pepper to taste
3 T Pimento cheese
1 Shallot, diced 
2 Sausage patties cooked crisp
Peach Mango Salsa
Tortillas, warmed

Fry sausage and set aside.
Pour off most of the grease and sauté the shallots in the remaining drippings.
Add seasoned egg whites, when almost done add pimento cheese.
Cut the sausage patties in half, add egg mixture and add some of the salsa.
Can add sliced avocado if you like!!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Spicy Shrimp Burrito Bowl With Sweet Herb Rice and Black Bean Corn Salsa

"'See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.  - Deuteronomy 32:39

4 c cleaned,  tail off shrimp, season and set aside

Seasoning for Shrimp

1 1/2 t Ancho chili powder
1 t Garlic granules 
1 1/2 t Toasted cumin
Pinch red pepper flakes
Mix spices and sprinkle on shrimp.
Oil for sautéing 
Sauté shrimp quickly in hot oil. 2 1/2 minutes each side. Do not over cook. They will resemble grilled shrimp.

Black Bean Corn Salsa

3 ears fresh corn, microwave, shaved 
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 red onion, diced
1 tiny lime, juiced 
1/2 t Garlic 
1 t Fresh Spice mix, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, Rosemary, oregano
Mix together, cover, set aside.

Sweet Herb Rice

2 c cooked rice, done according to box directions and set aside
1 t Fresh Spice mix, cilantro, sage, sweet basil, Rosemary, oregano
1 tiny lime, juiced 
1 T sugar
Smoked Salt and pepper
After rice is slightly cooled, salt/pepper, add herbs, lime juice and sugar.


Sliced avocado, cheese and sour cream
To serve place rice on bottom of bowl, then using a third measure scheme add the shrimp, avocado, and salsa, topping with cheese and sour cream.

Basil Sage Lime Zest Honey Toasted Cumin Pan Seared Chicken

For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.  - Job 5:18

10 chicken tenderloins, pounded

1/4 c Oil, I used grape seed 
Lime juice, 1 whole
Lime zest, 1 whole
3 T Honey
1/2 t Toasted cumin
1/2 t Garlic
1/4 t each Salt and pepper
1 T each Fresh sweet basil, sage, rosemary, thyme, and oregano, chopped

Marinate 30 minutes in ziplock bag.
Pan sear. Do not overcook!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Special Fresh Strawberry Pretzel Crust Salad

7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. - 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

Pretzel Crust
2 c crushed pretzel sticks
1/2 c butter, melted
3 T sugar
Mix together and press in a 13x9 pan, bake 7 minutes and set aside.

3 c fresh sliced strawberries tossed in a 3 oz. dry box of strawberry jello
Set aside in fridge.
If you set these in fridge for a few hours, you will have to drain the juice off before using.

Cream cheese layer
1 stick of cream cheese softened 
2/3 c sugar
1 8oz. Frozen whipped topping, thawed
Mix together with a hand mixer until smooth, place on cooled crust, add strawberries and chill for 2 hours.

Spray whip topping to use as you serve slices.

Mexican Ancho Chili Lime Street Corn

6 He will render to each one according to his works:
7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury. - Romans 2:6-8

Served with a Mexican Avocado Jalapeno Burger!!!

4 ears corn
Parmesan cheese
Ancho chili powder
Lime zest from 1 lime
Lime juice from 1 lime

Microwave corn, covered 3 minutes each side.
Drizzle corn with mayo and brush mayo evenly on all sides, sprinkle chili, parm, and lime zest on both sides. To finish, squeeze lime juice.