Recipes From My Kitchen

I am going to post some of my favourites and also my families favourite recipes here for you to enjoy.
 I love to cook and love to try new and different ways to make dinner.. I have to say it is the hardest part of my day, because I never know what they want to eat, and the only answer I get when I ask my family what they want is "Food".These are some of my tasty dishes that they just love. I am hoping to post lots more and hope you give them a try sometime. Thanks in advance for looking !
hugs, Angie

February 3, 2011
Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Alfredo on Linguini Noodles

I made this for Dinner Last night and had leftovers for lunch today.
Total comfort food if you like shrimp. For my hubby I breaded some pork, he is not a shrimp lover like the rest of the family.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Alfredo on Linguine Noodles

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

You will need.

frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and ready to go I used about 40 small shrimp.
2 large cloves of garlic minced
1/2 fresh lemon to squeeze
fresh basil and parsley
salt to taste
1 tablespoon butter

in a pan heat up butter and garlic. cook for about 2 minutes not burning the garlic
add your shrimp, basil and parsley
cook turning the shrimp to cook on all sides
squeeze the fresh lemon juice on top
cook until the shrimp is pink and pretty
this only takes 5 -6 minutes to make.. easy peasy!!

Alfredo Sauce

you will need
3 cloves of garlic minced
half and half cream
salt, white pepper
Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
( i get this at the Italian store where they have it grounded fresh)
parsley fresh or dry

in a medium sized pan add butter and garlic, cook for 2 minutes not burning the garlic
add about a cup of half and half and a cup of milk
boil on medium heat stirring the pot frequently
add white pepper
add cheese blend about 1 cup of cheese
stir constantly this mixture will thicken quickly
add parsley and salt to taste.
serve on your favourite pasta
put your Alfredo sauce on top and add the lemon garlic shrimp with some of the yummy lemon sauce on top of everything.
it is a meal to please and make you smile.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010
French Fries... French Fries..

some days you just need them. Tonight was our night.. My family doesn't really like the frozen french fries.. and I have tried to make the perfect french fry many times, but it has either been to burnt..or raw in the middle..


well, this is the one recipe that works magic.. you just can't stop eating them they are so delicious...

I start out with a Borner Rotgelb V-slicer.. it makes the perfect cut fry.. you can alway just cut your own. I found mine at a garage sale years ago.. only because I gave my original one to my Uncle in Maryland.. he just loved it.

Wash and cut your fries.

in a deep pan pour vegetable oil and heat it to a hot temperature.. add your fries in batches.. I cut 5 medium potatoes and got 4 batches..

one buy one fry the fries until it is an opaque colour.. about 5 minutes..

now take them out of the oil and put in a bowl.. do the same with your other batches...

starting with the first batch you need to start re frying them until golden brown..( yes fry them twice).

do the same to all the other batch.. and you will have the best tasting french fry ever!!

Honestly.. it is one thing you will eat until it is all gone.. and between just three of us

Chicken Parmigiana

Italian Bread crumbs
Plain Bread crumbs
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
mix together in a bowl

boneless chicken cutlets.. I just cut 2 chicken breats I can usually get 8 pieces of cutlets out of it.
sprinkle salt and pepper

egg wash.. 2 eggs and a tiny bit of water mixed up in a seperate bowl

but chicken cutlet in the bread crumbs, then in the eggwash, and again in the bread crumbs.
on a Medium Heat stove with oil in a large skillet. add Chicken cutlets and fry on both sides till golden brown.

In casserole or small baking dish add some crushed tomato sauce.. the bottled stuff will do, you add 3 cloves of crushed garlic and some pepper,stir until blended. Put the cutlets on top of the sauce with mozzarella cheese on top.. bake in 350 oven for 15 minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble.

serve with pasta and veggies.

Hope you try this it is YUMMO!!!

Simple and Delicious


I must say it is very rarely that I eat oatmeal cereal but since I am wanting something healthy and filling in the morning this was suggested to me by my Brother... not the prepackaged stuff.. this is the Quick oats and it is really quick only 5 minutes and it is done. all you need is Quaker Quick oats.. follow the directions and only add the touch of salt NO SUGAR!!.. then top with fresh berries and a tablespoon of pure maple syryp... OMG it is so yummy it almost feels like you are eating something sinful... but totally healthy!! I also fills me up and I have no desire to snack throughout the day. A Good Thing.. try it!
If you want to try something other than water, use apple juice instead and add some fresh apple chunks and cinnamon.

Something Wonderful and Delicious

We all make a wonderful pot roast and for me I always have lots of gravy left over, I put it in small batches and freeze it, for another recipe, or to eat with french fries. Today this is what I did with my leftover roastbeef gravy. My own Burger recipe, and then I add the gravy with some carrots. It is so delicious and something different and EASY!!!

Burgers with Gravy

1 pound of Regular Ground Beef... ( I know it's regular but for a great tasting and melt in your mouth burger it is the one to use... you do drain the fat anyways.)
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
2 tblsp ketchup
1 tblsp mustard... just your prepared mustard
1/2 tblsp wostershire sauce
1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tsp season all
blend all ingredients together and form your patties
in frying pan place them inside and cook on both sides for about 5 minutes each side
drain fat off leaving just a little
add your gravy, salt and pepper to taste
add alittle water if too thick it will boil off
add your carrots if you want, it is also great with green peas
cover and cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, stiring on occasion.

This is so easy and a great way to use ground beef and that leftover gravy.
we had this with creamy mashed potatoes and some brocolli.
Hope you try this for dinner soon.
Thanks have a great week.
Hugs, Angie

Texas Chili and Baby Shells

This is a wonderful weekend dish. It simmers most of the day in my Crock Pot and the last 20 minutes I add the pasta shells and wow... it is sooo good!! I gotta try it recipe... would be great to also carry for family cook outs.

Here is the recipe

1 small roast of your choice, cut up in big chunks.
black pepper to season
1 large onion, cut up
5 cloves of garlic minced
1 can of whole tomatoes, I put them through the blender
1 can of tomato soup
2 cups of beef stock
2 packages of old Elpaso chilli mix
1 cup of baby shells.

-first of all plug your crockpot in and put it on high
-in a large frying pan brown your meat cubes adding some black pepper to season
-add them to your crockpot
-to the pan add your onions and fry for about 3 minutes
-add your tomato sauce, can of soup and beef stock
-add you 2 packages of chilli mix , blend everything together
-add your garlic and let cook for about 4 minutes, until everything is heated up.
-pour over beef that is in your crockpot
-place cover on crockpot and cook on high for 5 hours, stirring every 2 hours.
-taste the beef to check how soft you want your meat, add the pasta
-cook for about 20 minutes and there you go... all done and waiting for your family.

I love this , it was a easy meal and very tasty.
you can also freeze it in small potions for lunch time or simple dinners.

Try it and let me know how your turned out.
Happy Cooking,

Spagetti Sauce.. with a little spice.

I know everyone has their own version of Spagetti..
This is my version of a little spicy sauce that is so easy and delicious. Many of my friends just love this and it is requested for many of our get togethers. It is bound to surprize some of you with the easy ingredients.

Spagetti Sauce.. just a little spicy, the way my family loves it.

Spagetti Sauce

Ground beef ( any type will do because you will have to drain the fat off)
1 onion chopped
6 cloves of garlic minced
2 tbspoons of italian herbs
2 tbspoon of oregano ( dried of fresh)
1 pkg of beef bovril
salt to taste
1 Jar Classico Tomato and Basil( I usualy blend it up in a blender.. my husband doesn't like the chunks of tomato, but you can leave it)
3 tbspoons of Nupak Hot Sauce.. ( this is the spicy and you get such great flavour as well)( You can find this in any grocery store)
1/2 green pepper
2 bay leaves

Start by frying the onions with the italian herbs, oregano, beef bovril, hot sauce, fry for about 3 minutes, Add ground beef cook until the beef is browned.. drain off most of the fat. Add your sauce, minced garlic,2 bay leaves and green peppers. you might want to add some water as well so the sauce is not too thick about 1/4 cup most of it will boil off, cook for about 20 minutes on medium heat, taste to see if it need more salt. It is your desired taste if you want to add more. Cook for another 15 minutes on low heat.
Serve with your favourite noodles.. this is also my sauce for making Ziti, Lasagne.

Hope you try this, it is one of my best sauces.

Hugs, Angie

White Chocolate Cranberry Scones

This is a recipe i got on Joy of it is the best scone recipe I have ever tried. It is really easy and you can seperate the mixture and add different things to each seperated mixture which is what I do, because my son only likes chocolate chips in his. You can make one large one or individual ones about 10- 12 per batch. here is the recipe

preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 cups of all purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of cold unsalted butter..(i do little cubes)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
(optional if you want to seperate the dry mixture and add chocolate chips to half)
2/3 to 3/4 cup of milk

blend the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together
add the cold butter
with your hands(clean) blend the flour and butter together i find my hands get the right texture and it is faster this way the butter does not melt. you are looking for a crumbly texture
add your cranberries and chocolate
slowly ad the milk stir in with a spoon or fork
you want a not so wet dough
scoop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet
bake for 18-20 minutes at 350

this is fast and a favourite for breakfast or snack before bed. Enjoy!!
for a breakfast  just add medium cheddar cheese instead of the white chocolate and cranberries .. maybe some herbs as well to give it another twist. It is a wonderful easy way to have fresh baked scones any time.


Chicken and Dumpling Soup

To me this is just a wonderful comfort kind of dish.. I just love the way it all came together.. Your family is
going to love this one.

1 onion chopped

6 cups of broth, I used chicken and vegetable combined.

4 cloves of minced garlic

handful of carrots chopped

1/2 cup of frozen corn



1/4 cup of cream or half and half( this is what I used)

2 chicken breasts cut up in chunks

3 tbsps of butter

in a large pot add the butter, onions, and garlic, fry until the onions are soft.

add the broth, chicken and cut up vegetables.. cook for about 10. minutes. add cream.cook for another 6 minutes


2 cups of flour

1 tbsp of baking powder


sugar just a pinch


in a large bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, you can add some thyme if you like. Add water until you get a thick dough, take small spoonfulls and drop the dumplings in the soup . add the thyme, cover and cook for about 30 minutes of med-low heat.

I was amazed because I am not a soup maker at all but it was so very good. try it with some garlic toast on the side. yummy.



Garlic Souvlaki Chicken

Garlic Souvlaki Chicken

Skinless boneless chicken cut in chunks
Souvlaki marinade.. {I use the value added marinade a powder form but you can use any marinade}
6 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbspoon of vegetable oil
3 tbspoons of water

mix everything in a large bowl.. let sit for 5 minutes

1 onion cut in chunks
1 red pepper cut in chunks

In a large non stick skillet place on high heat,add just a little oil.
Add the onions and red peppers , fry for about 3 minutes
add your marinaded chicken and let fry for 5 minutes, still on high heat
turn the chichen pieces over and let everthing fry until cooked. So very simple and delicious.
Great with some garlic uncle bens rice, or as we had it with scalloped potatoes.
Enjoy and thanks for looking.

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