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Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Soups: Smoked Turkey Chowder

Smoked Turkey gave this chowder a unique smokey essence
Check my recipe file for recipe

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quick and Light Family Meals-Lemongrass scented chicken pasta

This dish is so quick and tasty.It can be done and ready to sit on the table in less than 1hour. 
Prepare 1lb.of pasta, cook until -al dente, drain set aside.Simply saute 2-3 chicken breasts strips in olive oil until tender.Add 1-large red onion cut into strips,add 1-2tblsp. fresh minced lemongrass, and garlic. Toss pasta into pan with the chicken,while stirring, add 1/2c. chicken broth or prepared chicken boullion. Reduce liquid if needed, then add, 2tblsp-flatleaf parsley.And Voila!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Fall Season is here

One of the most favorite pastimes of the fall season is to bake. Baking cookies all sorts of cookies. But the one batch that is the most versatile is of course the sugar cookie recipe.
Sugar cookies can be dressed up or down. There are endless decorations that can be added, they are  a year round item and they really come to life right around Christmas.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tailgaiting Season: This Week-Mexican Inspired Appetizers

Garlic Shrimp and Nachos -these little morsels of shrimp are surprisingly quick to prepare and spicy.Inspired while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta,Mexico.

Garlic Shrimp-

2 lbs. medium -large gulf shrimp (peeled &deveined)
6-7 cloves of fresh garlic minced
2-3 tblsp of unsalted butter
2-3 tsp of Pico de Gallo seasoning*

Add butter to a preheated non-stick 10"-12" pan or fajita pan.
Saute shrimp in butter on med-high heat, until pink, add minced garlic.

Cook  for one minute or until garlic
is translucent, do not brown garlic.

Serve this dish as an appetizer or
Main entree with sides.
Enjoy-"Ja adore la beouf".
* Other mexican seafood seasonings
can be used also.Use your local
Mexicana grocer.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Red Velvet Cake or Red Devil's Food Cake ?

In case you have'nt heard it before, believe it or not.
Red Velvet Cake
This Southern Classic desert was once call Red Devil's Food Cake I recall my mother had a recipe for the original Red Devil's Food Cake. The ingredients are remarkably similar to the updated infamous version we now call Red Velvet Cake.

It's unclear how or why the name change evolved, either version of the cake is mmh, mmh, good!

There are countless recipes of Red Velvet Cake out there. But the trick to a very moist one I've found is to use a quality vegetable oil. Crisco or Wesson pure vegetable oil.

Check out my recipes for my favorite Red Velvet Cake recipe.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Recommended Local Eats

Busy Bee Cafe                                        

After cooking on day to day basis, quite often we all must shock our taste buds.
Shocking your tastebuds with  new flavors, seasonings other than your own is required of all foodies, chefs and cooks alike. Anyone will become accustomed to the same cuisine when eaten routinely.
Surprise your palate with a different dish at least once a month . Today I discovered
The Busy Bee Cafe in Atlanta, G.A. This little place has some of the best fried chicken that I've had in a long time.
Service is excellent!
Piping hot food, friendly staff.
Fried chicken seasoned to the bone,
Sides are all excellent,dressing, broccoli cheese casserole, greens, you name it

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day America

  Hello America,

Here we are celebrating the last  of our All Amercian Holidays.

This holiday is  as American as is apple pie. By tradition we sport our red, white and blue colors
in any way thinkable.

A lot of us may wear it , others may wave the flag at our homes and there are those like myself and other foodies out there prefer cooking to express our patriotism.
 My question to the cooks or actually anyone how did you celebrate this Labor Day Weekend 2011?

What did you cook? 

 Traditional or non-traditional menu ?

Share pictures, and  recipes with Roz.

 I want to hear from all interested audiences out there, obviously to travel everywhere in the nation is not possible, help me out with those regional specialties.

"Ja adore la bouef".