Recipes from my personal collection that my family loves.

,

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice Combine this rice with my Homemade Refried Beans and Pulled Pork for a wicked awesome burrito! 2 tablespoons oil2 tablespoons chopped onion1 1/2 cups uncooked white rice2 cups chicken broth1 cup chunky salsa Heat…
,

Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans Combine these refried beans with my spanish rice and pulled pork for totally awesome burritos! 1 onion (, peeled and halved)3 cups dry pinto beans (, rinsed)1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper (, seeded and chopped)2…
,

Fish Tacos

Sometime in the early 2000s, I was introduced to the Taco Del Mar Fish Taco. One bite and I was addicted. Tangy, spicy, all the textures, just fantastic. But as you know, it's always good to be able to make your food addictions at home, especially…
,

Creamy Garlicky Mussels

Creamy Garlicky Mussels Fantastic recipe! From Tyler Florence @ Food Network 4 pounds mussels4 tablespoons unsalted butter2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 garlic cloves (, peeled and smashed)4 sprigs fresh thyme1/2 lemon (,…
,

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes Great tasting and frees up the stove during those big holiday meals. From allrecipes.com 5 pounds red potatoes (, cut into chunks)1 tablespoon minced garlic (, or to taste)3 cubes chicken bouillon1 (8…
, ,

Egg rolls

Egg rolls 1 lb ground pork4 cups shredded cabbage1 large carrot (, shredded)1/2 green bell pepper (, sliced thin)1 medium onion (, chopped)3 cloves garlic (, minced)3 tsp fresh ginger root (, grated)1 Tbsp cornstarch2 Tbsp soy…
,

Clam Stuffed Mushrooms

Clam Stuffed Mushrooms I first made these for Christmas 2008 and they’ve been included in every holiday meal since, a favourite of all ages. 20 very large fresh mushrooms (stems removed (I also pulled off the inner edge to “open…
,

Brined Roast Turkey

Brined Roast Turkey This is Alton Brown's famous roast turkey, from his show Good Eats - it’s a "must" for your holiday turkey. It turns out such a flavorful juicy turkey, it’s unreal. Make sure you have a good thermometer, it’s…
,

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup You can't beat homemade chicken noodle soup on a cold, wet day. The homemade noodles are easy and make all the difference in this recipe. Don't use store bought! 2 large carrots (, sliced or diced)3…
,

Caramel filled chocolate cookies

Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies Fantastic chocolate cookie with a gooey surprise inside. 1 cup white sugar1 cup packed brown sugar1 cup butter (, softened)2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup unsweetened…
,

Prime Rib Beef Roast

Prime Rib Beef Roast 1 beef prime rib roast ((may be labeled simply “rib roast”), 2-3 rib or about 5lbs)1 Tbsp black pepper1 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing1-1/2 cups mayonnaise1/4 cup prepared horseradish Place meat…
,

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs I generally quadruple or quintuple this recipe, it is a favourite of everyone of all ages. 6 eggs1/2 stalk celery (, finely chopped)1/4 onion (, finely chopped)1/4 cup mayonnaisesalt to taste1 dash hot pepper sauce…