Archive | Uncategorized RSS feed for this section

Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

7 Aug

unnamed

2 sticks butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 large eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups uncooked quick oats

14 ounces raisinetes

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla till creamy.

Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

Mix flour, baking powder and salt and beat all together.

Add the raisinetes

into a 2 inch ball

Bake 16 minutes until the edges are brown.

Cool on a wire rack

Advertisements

Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

6 Aug

unnamed

I found this recipe in the Stop and Shop August magazine.

Just a couple of changes.

I did not use anything organic and added more blueberries because I had them.

1 cup milk

1 frozen banana

3/4 cup blueberries

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 heaping tablespoons quick oats

Mix everything together in your blender till it is smooth.

This is a great smoothie.

The banana has to be frozen.

The original recipe called for cashews but I didn’t add them.

Next time I will try this with any other fruit I have on hand.

The recipe recommends putting a handful of spinach I didn’t do that either.

I did love it the way I made it.

Crab Cake Sandwich

1 Aug

unnamed

Another grocery store find.

The deli counter had crab cakes on sale and they were calling my name.

One potato roll

One heated crab cake

One dollop of sriracha mayo

One large tablespoon guacamole

One small handful of arugula

One chopped scallion

One thin slice of tomato

Just a drizzle of lime juice

Layer everything and enjoy

 

 

Buffaque

31 Jul

unnamed

This is not misspelled .

It is just made up.

Two large containers of grilled or fried chicken pieces from the grocery store.

One cup good barbecue sauce.

I love original Sweet Baby Rays sauce.

1/2 cup Franks wing sauce or Franks sriracha sauce

Mix the sauces together and pour over the chicken

Add more sauce if you like it really wet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes without a cover.

This is so good and takes so little time.

Always use an aluminium pan for fast cleanup.

Lobster Sauce

23 Jul

unnamed

This is a sauce that I crave and I am not pregnant.

My Uncle Mario used to get Chinese takeout and share it with me when I was a little girl.

He was one of my favorite Uncles and this was his favorite meal.

1 1/3 pounds of ground pork

3 tablespoons vegetable oil or peanut oil

4 large minced garlic cloves

1 rounded teaspoon grated ginger

2 tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry

2 cups low sodium chicken broth

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

One cup frozen peas

3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 3 tablespoons water

One beaten egg

4 chopped scallions

Heat the 3 tablespoons of oil and add the ground pork.

Stir fry and break up the pork into small pieces.

Add the garlic, ginger, wine, chicken stock, sesame oil. sugar, salt and pepper.

Stir fry till the garlic and pork is cooked

Add the frozen peas and cook for another minute

Stir in the cornstarch mixture and cook on high until the sauce starts to thicken.

Add the egg and stir it into the mixture for one minute.

Adjust your salt now. If you want you can use soy sauce but your sauce will get dark.

Top with the scallions

I serve this over udon noodles but rice is also great.

It is delicious to add 1/2 pound of large shrimp while it is cooking.

If you really want to be indulgent add 1/2 pound of lobster meat just to justify the name of the meal.

Grilled Pork Salad

18 Jul

IMG_4223

I made a pork loin on the grill and it was great but the leftover salad was better.

One boneless pork loin seasoned with just a little low sodium asian sauce

Sear the pork on medium high heat.

Take off the grill and place in an oven pan

Coat the top of the loin with several teaspoons of duck sauce.

Finish in the oven at 375 degrees till the sauce has melted and is sightly brown.

The pork should also be done to a medium well.

Let stand out of the oven for at least ten minutes before slicing..Now enjoy the pork with pilaf, broccoli and salad.

The next days make this salad.

Just layer different vegetables in a salad.

One small head of Romaine lettuce cut into bite size pieces.

One sliced yellow pepper

Six cut string beans. I used them raw but you can blanch them for a minute in hot water.

Four thin slices of a Vidalia onion

Two big handfuls of baby spinach

12 grape tomatoes

Four to six cups of sliced pork  because you have to taste when you cook so extra is good.

One tablespoon oil

One sliced garlic clove

One large sliced onion

1/2 cup honey Dijon vinegar salad dressing

Layer all the salad except the spinach.

Dress with the salad dressing

Add the spinach on top of the salad

Heat a skillet with the oil

Add the garlic and cook till soft

Add the sliced onion and cook till it is still crunchy

Add the meat and cook till it is hot

Season with hot pepper now if you like it spicy.

Pour the hot pork over the spinach in the salad so it wilts just a little

Chinese fried noodles can be added.

This is one of my go to leftover meals.

 

Opening Quahogs

11 Jul

unnamed

unnamed

There is a kitchen gadget for everything.

This one is sixty years old.

My Dad made it because he loved quahogs.

We call it a chucker but I am sure you could find a fancy model on-line.

It opens quahogs so fast .

I keep a big bowl under the board to collect all the juice from the quahog.

Enjoy them raw  on the half shell, baked, stuffed, fried, chowder and let us not forget with linguine.