Thursday, September 6, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

BBW Cooking And Entertainment: Baked Penne Bacon In Cheese

BBW Cooking And Entertainment: Baked Penne Bacon In Cheese:        Baked Penne Bacon In Cheese is creamy, flavorful and delicious. It's like having a part of heaven on Earth.   I really love the crunc...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Red Wine Spicy Shrimps


Ingredients:   
1 lb of shrimp peeled and deveined
1 glass of red wine (any kind you like)
2 Tablespoons of red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons of lemon juice
1 Teaspoon of olive oil
 Old bay seasoning
  Pepper
 fresh chopped parsley for garnish.

 Directions:
              Preheat a large skillet on low heat, add olive oil. Season shrimp with old bay and pepper.
Add shrimp to skillet, cook about 1 minute on each side. (do not over cook) Remove shrimp and sit aside. In the same skillet add in the red wine, lemon juice and red pepper flakes and let simmer on medium heat for ten minutes. Add shrimp back into skillet and simmer for 5 to 6 more minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with parsley, serve with rice.  
  
 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Top 5 seasonings I can't live without!!

        Today I would like to share with you my top seasonings that are a must have for me when it comes to making my food taste great. 


1# Old bay, not only does it make seafood delicious, but also pork, chicken, and beef.














2# Soul seasoning, there is nothing wrong with putting a little soul in your food, I know it looks like old bay but they taste completely different.

















3# Cumin, trying to make Chill without it, is like trying to make lemonade without lemons .
Chili recipe coming soon!














4# Sea salt, I use this. because a little goes a long way.



















5# Ground black pepper, Come on need I say more?













Saturday, May 5, 2012

A new toy!

        Hello everyone hope all is well. Before I get into my new toy I would like to say, Happy Cinco De Mayo!!  My husband  got my a new knife to add to my collection, it's a 8" Farberware chef knife .                  

I have to say at first i did not think it would cut like my other chef knife but, it cuts, chops, and dices better than my 60 dollar one,  now I'm in love with it.


  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spicy Lasagna



Ingredients
1 1/2 pound of ground beef
1/2 pound of hot ground sausage
1 large onion diced
 12 white mushrooms diced
1 Green bell pepper diced
1 pint of ricotta cheese
3 Tablespoons minced garlic
1 Jalapeno pepper diced
1 Habanero pepper diced
1 Tablespoons red pepper flakes
 3 cups of  pasta sauce
2 pounds of shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper

1 box of Lasagna noodles

         In a skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef, ground sausage , mushrooms,onion, bell pepper, Habanero, Jalapeno peppers and garlic. Drain fat. Season with salt and pepper and add red pepper flakes and 2 1/2 cups of pasta sauce.   Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Cook Lasagna noodles according package. In a 9x13 baking dish, add a layer of cooked Lasagna noodles to bottom of pan, top with some ground beef mixture and some ricotta and mozzarella cheese.  Repeat. until last of the noodles are the top layer. Top with remaining Mozzarella cheese.and pasta sauce and Mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Wait 10 to 15 minutes before serving. 


     

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Salad with potatoes and chunky bleu cheese dressing

       If you are looking for a simple, healthy salad, and on a low budget!,  give this a try 
Ingredients:
1 head of Iceberg lettuce
2 large Tomatoes sliced
1 large cucumber peeled and sliced
4 large potatoes
1 jar of chunky bleu cheese dressing
olive oil
salt and pepper

Directions:
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel and dice your potatoes into small cubes. Rinse and dry them with a  paper towel. Place potatoes in an oven safe dish.  Season potatoes with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Bake potatoes for 30 to 40 minutes. While potatoes are baking, place lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers in a large bowl, lightly season with salt and pepper. Remove potatoes from over and let cool about 5 minutes. Add potatoes to salad and top with bleu cheese.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Pork Chops And Farfalle Seafood Salad

                Last night my daughter and I made some Pork Chops and Farfalle Seafood salad, and oh boy was it good!  The best part is i got to be in the kitchen making memories with her.  Here are the recipes
 Ingredients:

4 1/2 inch thick Pork Chops 
2 Eggs 
1 Cup of Italian bread crumbs 
2 Tbsp of cooking oil
Flour
Salt and Pepper 

Directions:
             Heat oil in a large frying pan over a medium flame.  Beat eggs in a large bowl.  Place bread crumbs on a plate.  Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Coat Chops in flour and dip them in egg mixture and then in the bread crumbs. Place chops in heated pan and cook 5 to 6 minutes per side. 

 Salad Ingredients:

1lb box of Farfalle
16 oz of Imitation Crab meat
2 lbs of cooked and peeled shrimp
2 Tbsp of celery seeds
1 Tbsp of old bay
1 1/2 Cup of mayo  
Pepper
1/2 Onion finely chopped
2 Tbsp of dry Parsley

Directions:
         Cook Farfalle according to package and let cool, in a large bowl.  Once pasta is cool add mayo, onions, shrimps, crab meat, parsley, and celery seeds.  Mix well.  Season with pepper and old bay.   Serve warm or cold.   





 
 
 
 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chicken In Garlic Gravy


Ingredients:
12 chicken wings
2 cups of beef broth
1 onion diced
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cooking oil
3 garlic cloves sliced
1 tbsp soul seasoning
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp red pepper flakes 
salt and pepper

Directions:
         Cut of and discard tips from wings, and cut each wing at the joint to make two pieces. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in a large pan over a medium high heat. Add chicken. Cook for about 5 minutes per side. Remove chicken, cover with foil. Add onions and garlic to drippings in pan, cook until golden brown about 5 minutes.  Add flour, stir for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add broth, garlic powder, and soul seasoning and stir continually until thickens slightly. Add chicken and red pepper flakes and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Two Cheese Grilled prosciutto and tomatoe Sandwich

                   This is my take on a grilled Cheese Sandwich. I don't really know if  I would call this a recipe, but I would like to share it anyway.  




Ingredients:
2 slices of wheat bread
2 slices of Prosciutto
2 slices of Tomatoes
1 slice of Provolone Cheese
1 slice of American Cheese
2 tbsp butter


Directions:
Heat frying pan or griddle on medium and add 1tbsp butter. Place the prosciutto in the pan, and cook it for about 1 minute per side.  Set it to the side. Take one slice of wheat bread, and lay the slice of Provolone, then lay down the prosciutto, Tomatoes and top that with the American cheese and other slice of bread. Add the the other tbsp of butter to the frying pan or griddle and place the sandwich in pan for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve.
                                                                  Give it a try.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Double Chocolate Coconut Macaroons


Ingredients:
2/3 cup  plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 14ounce bag sweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
2½ tsp  almond extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
1 cup white chocolate,melted

Directions:
      Preheat oven to 325°F.  Place flour, coconut and salt in a mixing bowl and gently toss together. Stir sweetened condensed milk and almond extract together and fold into the coconut mixture until fully incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap refrigerate for 2 hours. Using a small cookie scooper or a tablespoons, scoop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Bake macaroons for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the out shell begins to brown.  Allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes before dipping the bottoms in the melted white chocolate, drizzling the tops with semi-sweet chocolate, and setting them on wax paper.  Serve.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sausage, Peppers and onions sub

                            Give my sausage and pepper sub a try
                                                          
Ingredient:
8 Italian sausage
1 Large green bell pepper
1 Large red bell pepper
1 tbsp of minced Garlic
1 Large Onion
1/2 cup chopped Italian Presley
1 jar of pasta sauce 
 Italian hoagie rolls
 salt and pepper
                                              
Directions:
Place the sausage in a large non-stick frying pan over medium low heat.  Cook about 5 to 6 minutes on each side remove from pan set aside.  Slice the Onion, Green and red pepper and place in pan, cook for 5 minutes.  Add garlic and Presley and pasta sauce and season with salt and pepper. Add cooked sausage and simmer on a low heat for 20 to 30 minutes, remove from heat, and serve on a hoagie roll.

This can also be placed on top of your favorite pasta.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Beef Chuck Tenders In Gravy

               This my recipe for Beef Chuck Tenders In Gravy. This is so mouth watering good and yet so easy    to make. Give it a try you'll love it.


Ingredients:
8 4 oz Beef chuck tenders
1 Cup beef broth
3 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
Soul seasoning
Salt and pepper
olive oil

Directions:
            Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a large frying pan over a medium high flame and add some olive oil and one Tbsp of butter. Season tenders with soul seasoning and pepper.  Sear for 5 minutes on both sides.  Remove Tenders from frying pan and drain oil. Place Tenders in oven safe dish, and bake in oven for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, using the same frying pan,  add 2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp flour, and stir until it turns light brown, and add 1cup broth and continue to stir until it coats the back of the spoon.  Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste.  Add in the tenders, and simmer on medium low for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Serve over hot rice.






Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mini Cocolate Coconut Cake Surprise

            As you all know I love coming up with new recipes, especially ones that I feel will surprise my Husband and kids.  Today while messing around with a few ingredients, I came up with a deliciously light and fluffy coconut chocolate cake with a surprise, LEMON JUICE!    The lemon juice is what helped make this cake light and fluffy, and taste out of this world.  Give it a try and tel me what you think.  So without further adieu, here is the recipe
 Ingredients:
 1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 baking cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
Brown Sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 8 oz. pack cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 tbsp vegetable oil
coconut flakes
 Directions:
             Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together cream cheese,  eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and oil.  in a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and granulated sugar.  Combine dry mixture slowly into wet mixture until batter is light and fluffy. Add Chocolate chips.  If batter seems thick, add more lemon juice.  Spray ramekins with cooking spray.  Sprinkle 1 Tbsp brown sugar and coconut flakes into bottom of each ramekin.  Fill ramekins with batter, leaving room for it to rise.  Sprinkle tops with more coconut flakes. Place in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.  This recipe make about 10 or 12 servings using 4.5 oz. ramekins.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

            Today I would like to share with you this Italian favorite, Spaghetti Aglio e Olio.  It was a big hit with my family.


Ingredients:
1 Lb Spaghetti noodles
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 cloves Garlic Thinly sliced
2 Tbsp Crushed red pepper
1/2 cup fresh Parsley chopped
1 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:
            Cook Pasta in Boiling water until al dente.  While pasta is boiling, heat Olive oil over medium high heat.  Add Garlic, Red pepper flakes, and Parsley.  Cook until Garlic is lightly browned.  Remove from heat.  Drain pasta.  Do not rinse pasta.  add olive oil and garlic mixture and toss. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.
    

Simple Fried trout

               This recipe is so simple and you'll only need 7 Ingredients a frying pan and some paper towels. What I like about this dish is how crispy it is on the outside and how moist it is on the inside.  I know you will like this recipe so give it a try


 


Ingredients:
6 sea trout
1Cup all-purpose flour
2Eggs
Old bay
Salt and pepper
Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:
Lightly coat a large frying pan with oil and place on a medium-low flame. In a large bowl beat the eggs. Season fish well with old bay, Salt and pepper. Dip the seasoned Fish in the egg and then coat well in the flour. Place the Fish in the preheated oil and fry until golden brown and crisp, about five minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Strawberries In Merlot

      If you love to entertain like I do, you must always have a go-to drink that is low in cost and is good for both men and women. That is why strawberries in Merlot is my go to drink, with only a few ingredients you can make a wonderful, sweet and unforgettable drink for your guest(s).
 Ingredients:
1 cup of Strawberries
1 cup Merlot
7 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp dark brown sugar

Directions:
Place wine and granulated Sugar in a large bowl and stir well. Add strawberries. Place in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 Minutes. divide the berries and wine among two wine glasses top each with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Serve immediately.

Cookies!

     I love making cookies with my kids. It's a great way to bond, and also a way for them to show their creativity. What I do is get a lot of cookie cutters, and edible decorations, and let them have fun making a mess. Here are some cookies that I made with my kids and the recipe.

 Ingredients:
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 cups butter softened
2 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add the flour to the sugar mixture. Roll out cookie dough into preferred thickness. Cut dough using any cookie cutter you like, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 13 minutes or until golden, let stand on cookie sheet foe two minutes before moving to cool on a wire rack.
                     Now be creative, have fun and make some memories.

Swiss Burger with Sweet-&-Spicy Sauce

             If you're looking for a burger with a bang, that is juicy and flavorful, but without being fried, then have I got a recipe for you.  I decided to come up with a burger that is baked instead of fried,, because I like my burgers well done, but still wanted a juicy burger. 



Ingredients:
1 1/2 Lbs Ground Beef
1 Cup bread crumbs
1 Large Onion diced
1 cup diced green onions
1/2 cup chopped chives
 2 Shallots diced
1 large bell pepper diced
1 large egg
1/2 cup white button mushrooms diced ( or your choice mushroom)
4 tbsp crushed red pepper
Jalapeno Diced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Romano
 4 tbsp minced Garlic
Sliced Swiss cheese
Salt and Pepper
Toasted Burger buns

Sauce:
1/2 cup hot sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup honey

Directions:
           Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a food processor, place onions, green onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, chives, shallots, garlic, Jalapeno,  and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Process on high for no more than 30 seconds.  In a large bowl, place ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan, crushed red peppers, and processed mixture. Use hands to mix well, but do not over work the meat.  Take meat and form into patties any size you like.  Place patties on non stick baking sheet.  Place in oven for 45 minutes, flip patties after the first 20 minutes.  Meanwhile,in a small bowl, add Ketchup, Honey, and Hot Sauce. Mix well.  After removing patties from oven, place on toasted buns, top with Swiss and Sauce, and add lettuce and tomato to your liking..

         
              Within minutes of serving these baked burgers, They disappeared.