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Homemade Baked Cajun French Fries

This is a healthy way to appease the craving for french fries.  It does take some time, so you will need to fight the erg to run to McDonald’s, but the taste is well worth the wait.  Cut the fries thinly so the cook through and bake on high heat for a crispy skin.  Watch them […]

Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Light weeknight dinner.  Despite what others like to say, spaghetti squash is a not a substitute for pasta/spaghetti.  If you are looking for a pasta dish, then use noodles.  Spaghetti squash tastes like squash and falls apart in your mouth like a squash, not like a sticky noodle.  Spaghetti squash  itself is a delicious vegetable […]

Tomato Anise Soup

Tomato soup is one of the perfect soups for a cloudy overcast day.  It goes really well with a grilled cheese sandwich or crusty bread. Ingredients 1 onion chopped 3 carrots chopped 2 celery stalks chopped 1 anise bulb chopped 28 oz. crushed tomatoes 29 oz. tomato sauce 4 cups chicken broth 2 T Worcestershire […]

Halloween Cupcakes

Trick-or-treat! I found this cake mix at Walmart, and figured I would give it a try.  It turned out a little time consuming, but it wasn’t difficult.  The cake mix has two packages: one chocolate brown and the other vanilla white.  The white mix is divided into two and colored with purple and orange food […]

How to Make the Perfect Scrambled Egg

Ingredients 1 egg ½ t milk or cream Crack the egg and empty the inside into a bowl.  Beat the egg into a smooth uniform liquid using a fork. Heat a skillet over medium heat.  Splash the skillet with water by flicking wet fingers toward the pan.  When the water evaporates, spray the skillet with […]

Creamy Parsley Potatoes

Ingredients 1 lb. baby red potatoes cut in half 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped 1/4 cup fresh chives chopped 1/2 cup sour cream Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the bottom of a corning ware fish with nonstick cooking spray. Place potatoes, parsley, salt, and pepper into the dish.   […]

Char Su BBQ Ribs

Our favorite local Hawaiian restaurant closed down in 2012.  Even though there are two more within driving distance, they don’t taste the same.  My favorite Hawaiian flavor is Char Su it is a little sweet like most hawaiian sauces, but just different.  The base is honey with 5 spices: cinnamon, cloves, anise, pepper, and fennel, […]

How to Make the Best Gravy Every

Making gravy is art form.  Good gravy makes a meal that much better, while bad gravy can ruin it.  I learned to make gravy from my dad.  He always uses the meat drippings, so I always use the meat drippings.  There isn’t really a set amount of ingredients,  you have to play with the gravy […]

Cranberry Pecan Stuffing

Crunchy, sweet, and savory, this stuffing is reminiscent of the of holiday season without the hustle and bustle.  The ingredients are easy to find any time of year.  So it can be Christmas in July. Ingredients Stuffing mix like Mrs. Cubisons 1 celery stalk chopped 1/2 onion chopped 1/2 c dried cranberries ½ c pecans […]