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Tuna Lollipops

Psst. . . . Before you stop grilling outdoors, try these tuna lollipops!


This is a delightful appetizer that I shared in 2011. In case you missed it, I’m re-posting my recipe.  Once that you give it a try, let me know how it came out. It was very easy and a lot of fun.

As always, please share your twist.

Ingredients:

  • 12 Bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water
  • 2 – 6 oz. Yellowfin tuna steaks (cut into cubes)
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup toasted sesame ginger seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • Salt to taste Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat
  2. Cut tuna into cubes
  3. Coat tuna with peanut oil
  4. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and salt
  5. Insert skewers
  6. Press sesame seeds on all sides of tuna
  7. Coat grill with oil
  8. Grill on medium-high heat for about 1 minute on each side

Serve with dipping sauce

Twist: Toasted sesame seeds with ginger Toasted Sesame Seeds with Ginger

Raspberry Wasabi Dipping Mustard or Robert Rothschild Ginger Wasabi Sauce

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PDQ Potatoes

These PDQ (pretty darn quick) potatoes are a “go to” sometimes when I’m cooking in a rush.  They make a great side dish. Several years ago, my sister showed me how she cooked potatoes in the microwave.  The potatoes were very good, simple and quick.

As I recall, she added a little dried dill weed, about an inch or two of water, a little butter, and salt and pepper to some russet potatoes. She covered the bowl with plastic wrap and microwaved them for about 15 minutes.  To me, this was amazing because I don’t generally use my microwave to cook.

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Brown Rice

Brown rice is now one of my favorite dishes. After reading the nutritional benefits from the link below, I don’t believe that I will cook white rice again.

The flavoring of the ingredients that I added with brown rice makes this recipe a keeper.

Read the link below and try my recipe.Let me know if you’ve tried better tasting brown rice.  Enjoy!

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=128

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I used canned)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ lemon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 3 garlic cloves, very finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add chicken broth, salt, and butter to a medium saucepan, bring to a boil
  3. In the meantime, add rice, garlic, lemon pepper, and cilantro to a medium size baking dish with a lid
  4. Remove broth from heat, pour over rice mixture and stir
  5. Bake for 1 hour
  6. Remove from oven and fluff rice with a fork

Twist: Cilantro, lemon pepper, garlic and chicken broth

Recipe adapted from Alton Brown, Food Network  

 

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My Favorite Cornbread

Cornbread

As I stated in my post of March 27, 2017 on FaceBook, not all cornbread is created equal! This is my favorite cornbread recipe. Let me know if you like it and share your favorite.

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Posted by on April 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Smoked Chicken Queso

My family and I visited a local restaurant last year. We ordered the brisket queso appetizer, which looked and tasted very good. Sadly, I was unable to enjoy the dish because it was very spicy and contained beef, which I very rarely eat. Read the rest of this entry »

 

My Fried Chicken

Fried chicken1

Fried chicken is one dish that, in most cases, will have your taste buds tingling and wanting just one more piece. Many of us use our seasoned cast iron skillets.

There’s usually an anticipation in my home. You might be wondering, “What’s the big deal, it’s just fried chicken.”  Well, the main reason is because eating fried foods may be good to the taste buds, but very unhealthy. Therefore, I generally bake or grill chicken in my home.
With that being said, I’d like to share my recipe with you. Please enjoy and use

sparingly!

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Household Chicken Soup

household-chicken-soup

Today has been a little unusual. I thought that I would be celebrating the anniversary of my birthday, however, almost everyone in my home has the flu.  I decided to make chicken soup.  It turned out pretty good, was very soothing and, I pray, therapeutic.

 

 

 

Here’s the recipe. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Chicken, Soup, Uncategorized