Crabby Cukes

Crabby Cukes

Crabby Cukes! A great back-yard snack for that hot summer get to-gether. Peel and cut up along english cucumber into 2 inch sections. In a bowl add some fresh shucked crab meat or salad shrimp about a cup! Tossed and mixed with full strength Balkan style yogurt, or mayo untill well coated then adding some garden snipped chives, squeeze of lime juice, sea salt and fresh cracked pepper and then spooned into some hollowed out cucumber sections along with a slight dusting of Old Bay seasonings. Plate it up and just wait for the smiles!
Roast Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

Roast Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Chees...

          The markets are just brimming with lots of garden fresh vegetables. Seeing that the beets are just scrumptious this season, here is one of my fav’s. Roast Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze 3  Large red beets 3  Large golden beets 8  Ounces crumbled goat cheese 3  Cups washed, small, tender leaves of arugula or mesculin mix. 3  Tsp champagne vinegar 3  Tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 3  Tsp fresh virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2  Tbs balsamic vinegar glaze (reduced balsamic...
Steamed Shanghai Dumpling’s

Steamed Shanghai Dumpling’s

Steamed Shanghai Dumpling’s Like perogy’s these stuffed dumplings may take some effort to make, but get the family together sitting around a table and the chore is made easier. It’s a great way to get the family involved. and is surprising how each dumpling takes on the personality of it’s creator. The best thing is that it brings families closer together. The round pot sticker wrappers are commercially made and are commonly called Shanghai Dumpling wrappers. Similar to wonton wrappers, but they are thicker and best to be used. For the stuffing you will...
Garlic Infused Lamb Rack

Garlic Infused Lamb Rack

Garlic Infused Lamb Rack. Cover the lamb rack with several whole garlic buds and rub in 2 tbs of olive oil ,salt, pepper and a tbs of pommery grainy mustard. do the same with the shaved corn segments and potato spears. Place into heavy gua… ge tin foil and place in a very hot oven or BBq for 35/40 mintues. Remove and let rest but do not open. After you get your plates set up open the tin foil bundle and remove the rack and slice a few ribs off and side with the corn aand potato spears, some roasted garlic buds. Spoon over the au-jus. Delish and simple to...
Deluxe Contreau Mandarin Orange Cake

Deluxe Contreau Mandarin Orange Cake

My aunt Marie was well into 80’s when I ask her to show and tell me the recipes that she enjoyed making. She still was hesitant, but took the time to explain the recipes that she held in her brain. Several trial and errors and I was able to… reconstruct the recipes to resemble her originals. From canning to baking and being mostly a home self taught cook from books, her way with making good food simple with the ingredients at hand. She sure gave me guidance over my life time, along with some darn delicious recipes. Here is one of her 50’s retro store...