Knock your socks off recipes

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@VikingPrincess:  By far, my favorite is making homemade spaghetti sauce because it makes the house smell amazing and it’s sooooo good.  We do it differently, but this is what I do:

Buy 2 of the large cans of: crushed tomatoes, petite diced tomatoes, and tomato puree.  Open and put on low heat in a giant pot.

In a pan with some olive oil, sautee 2 whole heads of garlic, coarsely chopped, 1 large onion, chopped fine, 2 green peppers, chopped fine, and 1 red pepper, chopped fine.  Once the onions are transluscent, dump it in with the tomatoes and stir well. 

Season the contents of the pot with a couple dashes of red wine vinegar, garlic powder, and salt.  Let it all simmer covered for about 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Here’s where it gets good–chop up one whole bunch of basil and the tiny leaves stripped from about 3 twigs of oregano.  Toss those in and give a good stir.  Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed.  DH also adds Italian parsley and scallions, but I think it’s a bit much. If you want to add mushrooms, do it here.  I use fresh baby bellas, sliced thick. Let it simmer for one hour more, uncoverd, stirring every so often.

What you’ve got at the end is a bunch of the best sauce EVER.  I like to portion it out, freeze some, and keep some in the fridge.  You can add it to sausage and peppers if you’re feeling meat-y or chuck in some extra mushrooms and spinach if you want to go veggie.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

DH is so easy to please! He says he loves literally everything I cook! One of his favorites is a chicken and stuffing dish I make.

Put boneless, skinless chicken breast in the bottom of a casserole dish

cover with prepared stuffing

pour one can of pineapple on top (drained) it can be crushed or the rings

cover wtih cocount flakes

bake until chicken is cooked through (about 40 minutes)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have dreams about these enchiladas. They are so delicious, I make them at least once a week.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I tried a smoked haddock and leek risotto i found in a magazine a while ago. It was just the tastiest supprise.

Haddock poached in milk

Risotto made with the leeks, garlic, white wine, stock and the milk from the poaching.

Stir in the flaked haddock last minute (add a little cream if your feeling naughty)

Its just suprisingly yummy.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest

I am alllllways on the search for great recipes. We’re a big chicken and fish family. 

These are some of our favs 🙂

Lemon Chicken Piccata. This is seriously. AMAZING.  

Grilled Peanut Chicken. Microwave the PB first. Surprisingly amazing. I also made this in the oven (30-35 mins at 350 and then broiled for a couple minutes)

salmon fish cakes. SO good. Serve with a dill dip (half yogurt, half mayo, and fresh dill)

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

chickpeas, chopped sweet potato and onion, tossed with a little oil, a tiny bit of honey and cinnamon. Server over rice. 

Seriously, SO delicious. We just at it last night and my love was lamenting on how he could eat it twice a week!! It’s a surprisingly delicious, (plus cheap) super filling mondo delicious yum time!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

This is a great topic! Commenting to follow!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

hoping someone will post an easy delicious appetizer:)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Birdi:  Ooooh, one of my favorite easy apps is mushroom caps stuffed with sausage.  You just break off the stem, add a little bit of raw Italian sausage, and bake.  Soooo yummy and easy. 

2nd favorite app is shrimp deviled eggs–boil the eggs, cut up some cooked shrimp and a shallot.  Add to the deviled egg yolk filling, and spoon back in the egg white.  Sooooo good!  Make sure to use a little garlic powder or Old Bay in the egg yolk mix.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:  Thank you! They sound yummy. I’m gonna try the mushrooms this weekend maybe add some Gorgonzola to keep the sausage company:) my parents are coming over this weekend and I wanted to try something different. I’ve been searching Pinterest but it makes me hungry lol 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Birdi:  Crazy easy appetizer-

1 package of imitation crab meat , chopped

1 jar of cocktail sauce

1 package of cream cheese (I use the low fat version)

1 sleeve of ritz crackers

Mix together cocktail sauce and crabmeat.  Place cream cheese “brick” in the middle of a plate.  Pour over the cocktail sauce mixture.  Arrange ritz crackers around the outside of the dip.  Enjoy!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Bacon stuffed mushrooms-

1/2 package of bacon

1 medium finely chopped onion

1/2- 3/4 package of cream cheese

1 large container of fresh mushrooms with the stems pulled out

salt and pepper to taste

 

Cook the bacon in a frying pan.  (I always cut the bacon in itty bitty pieces before I cook it.  It seems like you get more that way.)  Drain most of the oil out, add the onions and cook until translucent.  Add the cream cheese and let melt until you are able to stir.  Add the bacon back in.  Using a teasponn, stuff the caps of the mushrooms with the mixture.  Bake at 375/400 for about 12 minutes until tops are golden brown!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m liking this recipe thread!

I like a lot of different dishes but I tried this one recently and I though it was pretty much amazing

Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce

I actually like to use spinach in this instead of the arugula.

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