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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, June 29, 2018

Baked Tilapia

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. - 1 Peter 2:3-5

2 Tilapia fillets
Clarified Butter
Old Bay
Lemon juice
Rinse fillets, add lemon juice and butter then seasoning.
Place on parchment.

Bake preheat 425 degree for 10-12 minutes. 
Do not overcook. 

Cashew Pork Tenderloin

23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;
24 for "All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 
25 but the word of the Lord remains forever." And this word is the good news that was preached to you.  - 1 Peter 1:23-25

Pork Tenderloin sliced thin, marinated in teriyaki ( I make mine own)  1/8 c hoisin, 1/4 c sweet chili Thai sauce, and 1 t soy sauce and 1/8 c Mirin

Marinate overnight for best flavor.
I usually do mine a couple of days.
Add 1 t oil to skillet and sauté 4 minutes.
Remove and set aside.

Stir fry in 1 T sesame oil until onion is tender.
1 Onion, sliced
2 c Broccoli florets
1/4 c Celery
1 T roasted Garlic
1 c Cashews
Add splash of soy and juice of half of a lemon at the end.
Add meat back in and add slurry.
Slurry of 2 T soy sauce, 1 T cornstarch, 1 T Honey, 1/4 c water, for sauce, stir fry until reduced.

Serve over sticky rice.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bacon Potato Cabbage Gratin

11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy."
12 "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.
13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." - Revelation 22:11-13

4 c Cabbage, blanched in salted water for 5 minutes
2 c water
2 T chicken base seasoning 
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes, microwave 2-1/2minutes on each side, slice, cool and peel, salt and pepper
1 Onion, chopped
1 Leek, chopped
1 T roasted garlic, mashed
4 sliced crisp Bacon, chopped, reserve grease
1 t Bacon grease 
1 t Clarified butter
Salt, pepper, to taste
Fresh herb blend, thyme, sweet basil, oregano
1/4 c Heavy Cream
1 c Havarti cheese
1/2 c Parmesan cheese, lightly coat top of gratin 

Baking instructions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.

Prep instructions:
Make stock out of water and base.
Blanche cabbage in chicken stock.
Drain cabbage.
Sauté bacon until crispy.
Set aside.
Reserve grease.
Add clarified butter.
Use grease to sauté onions, garlic and leeks.
Add seasonings to onion mixture.
In the pot where the cabbage was cooked, add potatoes, onion mixture, chopped bacon and heavy cream.
Stir around until just combined.
Layer half of the potato mixture to casserole pan. 
Add 1/2 of the Havarti cheese.
Repeat layer and lightly cover top with Parmesan. 
Optional garnish sour cream or cottage cheese.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Quick and Easy General Tso Chicken

18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.
19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. - Philippians 3:18-21

4 c Zaxby's chicken strips, chopped

1 T light olive oil
1 Thai chili, broken into pieces, these are really hot
2 T fresh ginger
1 Shallot, diced
1 T garlic, diced

Fry these in oil until fragrant.
Add chicken.
Add broccoli.
Add sauce and thicken.

Make this first by whisking and set aside.
1/2 c chicken stock
2 T soy
3 T rice vinegar
2 t toasted sesame oil
2 T Mirin or Sake
3 T sugar
1 t light olive oil
2 t cornstarch 

Serve over sticky rice.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fruit Dip

Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.  - Psalm 119:142

1 large Marshmallow Fluff
1 bar cream cheese

Bring cream cheese to room temp.
Place in large bowl with the marshmallow fluff.
With a hand mixer, beat until smooth.
Serve with bananas, fresh strawberries, peaches etc.

Baked 4 Cheese Squash Half Rounds

Plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise!  - Psalm 119:154

These were stinking delicious!!!

4 small yellow squash, slice in half then slice in half rounds

Garlic granules 
Onion powder
Black pepper
4 cheese Italian blend, I used BelGioioso Asiago, Parmesan, Provolone, Fontina 

Next cooking, I'm adding a little panko to the top!!

Cover jelly roll pan with foil, spray with Pam.
Bake preheated 425 degree oven for 15 minutes on middle rack. Should be lightly browned, if not put under broiler, watch closely.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sauvignon Blanc Sauce Chicken and Shrimp Enchiladas

36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word.
37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you have turned their hearts back."
38 Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and said, "The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God." - 1 Kings 18:36-39

2 c medium Shrimp 
3 Chicken tenders, thin slice on diagonal 
1 Leek, chopped
2 c Broccoli, stem removed and rough chopped
1 ear Fresh corn, shaved
1/2 of a Lime juiced, 1/2 lime reserve other half
1 t each Clarified butter/olive oil 
1/4 c Sauvignon Blanc
1 t Cornstarch/3 T water slurry
1 c Havarti cheese, reserve 3/4 c
1 c Gruyere cheese, reserve 3/4 c
1/4 c Enchilada sauce, +3/4 c 
1 t Sugar
Smoked salt 
Cracked black pepper

7 medium flour tortillas 

Squeeze 1/2 of a lime over chicken and shrimp.
Let set 5 minutes.
Sauté chicken in oil-butter mix for 3 minutes.
Remove and set aside.
Add veggies to drippings, sauté 2 minutes and add shrimp, sauté 1 minute, add chicken back in.
Add wine, 1/4 of both cheeses, 1/4 c enchilada sauce, sugar and salt/pepper.
Sauté 2 minutes and add slurry.
Squeeze other half of lime over meat/sauce mixture.
Thicken sauce and remove from heat.
Ladle a little enchilada sauce in bottom of 13x9 pan. 
Stuff tortillas, roll and place seam side down in pan. 
Ladle rest of enchilada sauce over stuffed tortillas.
Sprinkle rest of cheese.
Cover with foil and bake preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Put under broiler to slightly brown.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Peach Strawberry Mango Old Fashioned Cobbler

37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness about me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,
38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe the one whom he has sent.
39 You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,
40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. - John 5:37-40

13x9 pan
Bake preheated 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
1 stick of butter melted in pan

Fruit prep:
3 c fresh peaches, chopped
3 c fresh strawberries, chopped
1 mango
1/2 sugar
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Place fruit in bowl.
Add sugar and lemon juice, stir.
Set aside while you make batter.

Batter prep:
1-1/2 c AP flour
1-1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
2 t baking powder
1/2 t cinnamon 
1/4 t allspice

To flour mixture add:
1-1/2 c Milk
1 t Vanilla 
Whisk until smooth.
Pour batter over melted butter.
Do not stir.
Dump fruit on top.
Do not stir.

E J 'S Scratch Lasagna

19 So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.
20 For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel.
21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will.
22 For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
23 that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.
27 And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man.
28 Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice
29 and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment. - John 5:19-29

This makes a 13x9 pan.
I use foil pans from Costco.
I double this and make 2 pans.
Bake covered 375 degrees for 25 minutes, then uncovered for 25 minutes.
Put under broiler to brown.

Box of curly lasagna noodles, I like Sprouts brand, cook al dente, drain, set aside

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
3 T olive oil
1/4 c total Fresh herb mix, of each (oregano, thyme, sweet basil, cilantro, Rosemary) 
1 T Sugar
1/4 c Red wine( I used Cabernet Sauvignon)
1/2 c  shaved Italian blend, 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 in a large skillet and add Garlic.
Cook one minute.
Then add tomatoes and water.
Add all seasonings, herbs, sugar, wine and cheese.
Simmer for 15 minutes.

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 Italian blend, ( found at Trader Joe's) 
1/4 c ricotta, full fat, reserve the rest for white sauce
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.
Mash and add sauce.

White sauce
1 8 oz. cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
ricotta 4 oz. 
1/4 c Italian blend from Trader Joe's

Fresh Mozzarella from Sam's club, 
8 oz. sliced, pinch off pieces  

Layer some sauce in bottom of pan.
Add 3 noodles, then more sauce.
Spoon white sauce, then pinch pieces of the fresh mozzarella and scatter over white sauce.
Repeat until pan is full.

Quick and Easy Béarnaise For Two

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." - John 4:24

1 t butter
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 T heavy cream
1/2 t Dry mustard
1/4 t Onion powder
Smoked salt and pepper, to taste
1 t fresh lemon juice

Melt butter in microwave.
Set aside.
In another bowl, whisk egg yolk and whip in all ingredients except butter.
Next drizzle butter in whisking as you do. 
Heat 15 seconds or until sauce thickens.
Serve on toasted English muffin filled with Canadian bacon, fried egg, and Havarti cheese.