Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Golden Rice Pilaf





Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon  olive oil 
  • 2 tablespoon butter or ghee 
  • ½ cup green onions, chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped 
  • 7-10 fresh asparagus, cut into large pieces 
  • 1 cup uncooked Parboiled rice 
  • ½ cup orzo 
  • ½ turmeric teaspoon 
  • 3 cups chicken broth 
  • ½ tea salt 
  • ½ golden raisins 
  • ½ cup chopped almonds, toasted 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Roasted Chicken


We eat a lot of chicken at my house.  One of my favorite chicken dishes is a roasted chicken cooked in my clay baker.  I purchased my baker from Foley's over 15 years ago before it became Macy's.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Pecan-Crusted Fish

This fish is very light and not too spicy. Tilapia is a fish that I prepare often; and one that my family enjoys. 
The rice that I served with it is also on this site.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 4-5 fish fillets (I used Tilapia)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a plate or shadow dish combine all dry ingredients
  3. Beat egg and place in another dish
  4. Wash and pat dry fish fillets
  5. Dip fillets one at a time in the beaten egg and place in dry mixture to coat
  6. Place fillets on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  7. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the fish internal temperature is 145 degrees F. (It may difficult to determine the flakiness of the fish due to the coating)        
Twist: Baking the crusted fish and the spices

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Pancakes


I received an email from a young lady who asked me to put something on my blog that was easy and red and white.  This will be a wonderful Valentine’s Day breakfast twist.









Pace-Setting Enchilada Casserole

This recipe was adapted from a recipe that I clipped from the Houston Chronicle more than 10 years ago.  It is simply scrumptious and will definitely be a family favorite.

















Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tomato Basil Soup

There’s nothing like Tomato Basil Soup.









 


I wasn’t sure how the soup would come out since I didn’t have fresh tomatoes on hand; however, it was fantastic.

Now I’m convinced that I can enjoy one of my favorite soups anytime of the year.  In an effort to cut back on my spending, I’m trying to use what I have.  In doing so, the results have been very rewarding.