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Zucchini Flower pancakes

24 Aug

Zucchini pancakes

This is another recipe from my Mom.

My Dad had a huge garden and he used everything.

When we saw the orange zucchini flower bloom we were so excited.

We would carefully pick them, my Mom would gently wash them and leave them on a towel to dry.

She never measured anything so I had to figure the recipe out .

10 to 12 zucchini blossoms cut into 1/4 inch slices

One large diced onion

3 tablespoons butter

3/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

One egg

3/4 cup milk

2 rounded teaspoons baking powder

Melt butter

Saute onion till soft

Set aside

In a bowl, mix the egg with the milk

Add the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper

Add the flowers and onion with all the butter

This should be the consistency of pancake batter

If it is too loose add more flour

If it is too thick, add more milk

Melt another tablespoon of butter in a non stick pan or griddle

Just like regular pancakes, heat the griddle to medium high.

Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter on the griddle and wait for the bubbles to pop

Then turn over for a minute, just to cook the other side.

Season with some kosher salt.

These are great plain or dip them in sour cream or any other dipping sauce you like.



Whipped Cauliflower

21 May

Whipped Cauliflower

So easy, so good and so good for you.

One head of cauliflower

One tablespoon butter

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

The amount of liquid depends on how big the cauliflower is.

Steam the cauliflower


Put everything in the food processor and whip till smooth

Taste for extra salt and add extra butter on top

Tastes like mashed potatoes

I fooled my kids for years.

I do serve this with Angies’ peas.

This is a great combination and two vegetables in one meal.


Baked Potato Soup

4 Nov

Baked Potato Soup

I started making this soup because I had a ton of potatoes and milk that I had to use.
1/2 pound of diced bacon
2 diced onions
5 cloves of garlic
3/4 gallon milk
10 cubed potatoes
3 to 4 tablespoons powdered chicken stock or bouillon cubes
Crisp the bacon and set it aside
In the same pot saute the onion and garlic till soft
Add the milk, potatoes and chicken broth
If you are using new or red potatoes you really don’t have to peel them but you do have to peel regular potatoes.
Bring to a boil
Then turn down the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Be careful not to burn the bottom of the pan so make sure the heat is low.
Stir often
Let the soup cool
Pour the soup in a blender or processor and blend till smooth
Do this in batches so it doesn’t make a mess.
Sometimes I throw some cheese into the soup.
Top with the bacon.
I make a grilled cheese or steak sandwich and dunk it into the soup.
This is so good

Easy Pasta with Vegetables

8 Oct

Easy Pasta with Vegetables

This takes all of fifteen minutes.

One pound of pasta. I like to use a small rotelle, they are little spirals.

Salt for the cooking water

6 cloves sliced garlic

One sliced onion

1/3 cup olive oil

One package frozen mixed Italian vegetables. Defrost and discard the excess water.

One teaspoon powdered chicken soup

1/4 cup milk or cream

One package Jimmy Dean peppered white sauce mix

One cup boiling pasta water

2 tablespoon butter

Grated cheese for the topping.

Saute the onion and garlic in the oil

Add the defrosted vegetables and powdered soup

Saute till warm

Mix the white sauce mix and the boiling water till smooth.  Set aside

Cook the pasta

Drain well

Add the cream and butter to the pasta

Add  the vegetables

Add the white sauce and mix well

Serve on a bed of fresh spinach

Add the grated cheese on the top.

If you have any leftover chicken or any other protein, add it to the pasta.

So easy. So good.

Angies Baked Blue Fish

2 Oct

Blue Fish

Angie would make this in the summer when our generous neighbors would give us fresh caught blue fish.

The only problem is that I had to clean it.

What a mess…

Blue fish aren’t  very pretty and the meat is a funny cyanotic color but when it cooks it turns white and delicious.

1 1/2 pounds of cleaned blue fish

2 cups milk

2 sliced onions

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

One teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Two thin sliced lemons

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar plus two more tablespoons for after it is baked

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Use a foil pan with aluminum foil overlapping so you could bundle the fish.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

Place the fish in a container of milk for at least a half hour.

Take out and rinse the fish and pat dry.

Spray the foil with about one tablespoon of oil.

Place the fish, skin side down on the foil.

Season with salt, garlic, oregano and pepper.

Put the lemon slices on the fish covering every inch.

Top with all the remaining ingredients except the extra vinegar.

Wrap the fish into a bundle and bake for about 20 minutes.

Let it sit for about 10 minutes then open up the foil and add the remaining vinegar.

This is a different taste than fried  fish but healthy and delicious.

Serve with baked potato slices, a whipped cauliflower and a lemon green salad.