Friday, November 25, 2005

Potato Pancakes: Easiest meal ever!

2 potatoes

one smallish onion

1 egg

1/4 cup flour

salt and pepper to taste

1. wash and peel the potatoes.
2. Put everything in the blender and mix it up.
3. Spoon the mixture into a pan with hot oil and flatten into a pancake shape.
4. Brown lightly on both sides.
5. Eat them. I like mine with sour cream but they are also good with ketchup or plain.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Totally the opposite of healthy BURGERS

1/2 cup (or whatever) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
1 small onion chopped
1 egg
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper (or whatever)
1 pound ground beef (that's a package)
6 slices bacon
6 hamburger buns
the stuff you like to put on burgers

1. The recipe said to do this on a grill but I don't have a grill so I used a frying pan. Preheat it to high heat.
2. in a large bowl mix the cheeses the onion, the egg, the ketchup, the W sauce, and the salt and pepper.
3. Crumble in the ground beef (if you know what crumble means you get a gold star, otherwise just sort of put it in).
4. Mix it together by hand
5. Form 6 patties. Wrap a slice of bacon around each one (yum!)
6. Put the patties on the "grill" and cook 5 minutes per side. I didn't really time it, just cooked them until they were done. One tricky thing is that the burgers are pink on the outside because of the bacon. You may have to mutilate one of the patties to decide if they're done or not. Oh, and if your using a frying pan, don't forget to cover it.
7. Serve them on hamburger buns and put stuff you like on it.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Sexy Adam's Delicious Waffles

My sweet husband made me waffles. For dinner! Here's his recipe (adapted from

2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup veggie oil (or butter or margarine, actually that's better, all melty)
2 tablespoons white sugar (or 3 or 4 or 5)
3 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 tsp of salt
1 tsp vanilla (Adam says adding vanilla is like "pouring yumminess in")

1. Preheat waffle iron.

2. Beat eggs in large bowl until fluffy.

3. Beat in flour, milk, oil, sugar, and the rest (here on Gilligan's Island), until smooth.

4. Spray waffle iron with Pam.

5. Put some batter on the waffle iron.

6. Cook until it beeps/is golden brown.

7. Eat 'em while they're hot.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Chicken Stips with Honey Mustard Sauce

Here's a yummy recipe I got out of the paper.

Dah Chicken:

Vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts cut into strips
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/4 cups (or a bunch of) breadcrumbs.

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. oil up a baking sheet
3. put the mayo and the mustard and the chicken in a bowl together.
4. toss it up to coat
5. Put the bread crumbs on a plate
6. Dippety dip the chicken in the breadcrumbs
7. Put the chicken onto the pan.
8. Cook for 10 minutes.
9. Turn over.
10. Cook for another 10 minutes. (While it's cooking, make dah sauce)

Dah Sauce

1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp Dijon mustard.

1. Mix that stuff together and dip the chicken in it.

According to the paper this recipe has 570 calories, 16 g fat, 45 g protein, 63 g carbs, and 2 g fibre. That doesn't sound super healthy, but it was tastey.

Sunday, October 16, 2005


Nothing says party like bruschetta!

8 plum tomatoes diced (yes 8)
like three or four tablespoons dried basil
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan (then add a little more for flavour)
2 cloved garlic (in dah garlic press)
1 tablespoon and a bit balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon and a bit olive oil
1/4 teaspoon (or whatever) salt
1/4 teaspoon (or whatever) pepper
1 loaf of yummy french bread (or bread from any european country), toasted and sliced

1. Put like everything in a bowl except the bread and mix it all together. Taste it and keep adding the stuff until it tastes delicious.
2. Put it on the toasted yummy bread.
3. Eat it with friends. (No! DO NOT eat your friends)

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Cookie Pizza

A big cookie with a whole bunch of stuff on it!

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup regular sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
chocolate pizza sauce (see below)
some nuts and candies and things
some coconut

1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla and egg in a big bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda.
3. Pat dough onto a pizza pan. Out pizza pan is super huge so the cookie looked kinda small, but it spread while cooking a bit.
4. Cook it for 15 minutes (now's a good time to make the sauce (see below))
5. spread the sauce all over the cookie
6. Put all the coconut and nuts and yummy candies on it. Press a little.
7. Cut into wedges.

Chocolate pizza sauce:

1 bag of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons margarine
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat the chocolate chips, butter and milk on the stove at LOW heat. Stir sometimes.
2. When the chocolate is all melted, remove from heat.
3. stir in the powdered sugar.
4. Whisk until smooth and then use it for the pizza (see above)

Leftover Turkey Pie

I made this like last week when there was all that leftover turkey. It will probably be useful for you at Christmas or if you're American and have thanksgiving some weird time in November.


1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup sliced cerery
4 tbsps butter
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper (How do you get the grinder to aim right at the little spoon?)
2 cups chicken broth (so like some boulion in some boiled water)
2/3 cup milk (they said half and half, but milk was what I had and it works)
4 cups left over turkey
1 tbsp chopped pimiento (That's some kind of pepper right? Anyway the internet said I could substitute allspice so I substituted all the spices I had. It's a wonder anything I make ends up tasting like anything)
1 tsp worcestershire (I suspect this does nothing)


2 cupd biscuix
2 tbs butter (again, they said shortening but my fridge had butter)
1/3 cup milk (they really mean milk this time)

1. Melt the butter in a skillet over Medium heat.
2. Add the veggies. (not the pimiento) Cook until tender. Stir!
3. Add flour, salt, pepper and stir.
4. cook until it is "smooth and bubbly"
5. add chicken broth. keep stirring!
6. add milk. stirring stirring. Until it is thick.
7. add all the other stuff, including the "pimiento" and the turkey, but not the topping ingredients (obviously).
8. when it boils, cook another 30 seconds
9. Put the filling into a smaller dish than the recipe calls for (11 1/2 x 7 1/2 is a bit big)
10 put that in the oven to stay warm while you make the topping.

11. put bisquix, butter and milk in a big bowl. Stir with fork and make dough.
12. Kneed it on a floured cutting board a bunch of times.
13. Make it flat to cover the dish you used for the filling. Then use it to cover the filling (duh)
14. Cut 4 slits in the top (this makes it look like a pie, and probably does something important too)
15. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. (I think I put it to 350, that sounds right, whatever it says on the bisquix box).
16. Eat it.

Yet Another Chicken Recipe (Honey-Dijon, this time)

In case you were wondering, Adam likes this one and the curried chicken the best. The ginger chicken was a little too spicy for him. I found this in the Specatator. It's supposed to be made with fried chicken breasts but who the heck cares? Legs are better.

3 tbsp dijon mustard (don't tell the husband)
2 tbsp liquid honey (is there some sort of solid honey I don't know about?
1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil (I used olive)
1 tbsp lemon juice (how people are able to squeeze exactly this amount out of a lemon I'll never know)
1 tsp dried thyme (my tsps are big)
some chicken legs (I used 4)
Salt and pepper

1. Put the chicken on that chicken pan and cook it at 350 for just under an hour.

2. Mix all the other stuff in a little bowl and get out a brush (yes, I actually bought one of those cooking brushes)

3. Take out the chicken

4. Brush the chicken with the sauce. When you get bored of that, just pour the sauce on.

5. Cook the chicken for another like, 15 minutes. Make sure you don't forget about it because honey burns.

6. Eat it.

One Pot Pasta

I was skeptical at first, but yes, you can make pasta with only one pot. So put away that other pot and that strainer and boil the pasta right in the sauce. Also this seems healthy, but the husband liked it.

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
some sliced celery and carrots and whatever
1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz can) of tomato sauce (or you know, half a can of the big guys)
1 cup water
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 ounces of macaroni

1. Get out a pan that's big enough for all the above ingredients. Put the oil in it and set the stove on Medium.

2. Put the onion and whatever else that could be considered a vegetable in the oil (tomato is a fruit, silly). Cook (stir, don't forget) that until it is tender.

3. Add everything else except the noodles.

4. When all that boils, throw in the noodles. Stir. Cover. Set the heat to Medium-Low. Cook for like however long it takes for the noodles to be ready, stirring every so often. Say 15 min.

5. Eat it.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Ginger Chicken

My mommy taught me how to make this. It was yummy.

You need:
Some chicken quarters (legs)
Some potatoes
Some ginger
Some honey
some ketchup
Like half a garlic

1. Get out that pan that you basically only use to cook chicken in. Put four chicken quarters in it (which should make up a whole chicken, but most chickens don't have four legs). Also put the potatoes and the garlic cloves all around.
2. Poke EVERYTHING with a fork.
3. Heat it in the oven at 375 (Mommy says chicken is good at 350 and potatoes are good at 400, the potatoes ended up a little underdone but edible, and the chicken was perfect, so experiment with this.) For 50 minutes.
4. Mix honey, ginger, and ketchup together. I recommend mostly honey because ginger is strong and I'm not a big ketchup fan. But make it tastey for you. Because of the sugar in the honey you can't cook this sauce stuff more than 10 minutes otherwise burnity burn burn.
5. When 50 minutes is done take out the chicken. Take the garlic cloves from all around and squish them into the sauce with a garlic press.
6. Spread the sauce all over the chicken. Try to cover it all.
7. Put the whole thing in for another ten minutes.
8. Eat it.

Blueberry Pancakes

I always though you needed to buy a mix to make pancakes but it turns out they're easy to make without the mix. No, really. I even added blueberries to the recipe and nothing fell apart or burned.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (Oops, I forgot the salt. But nothing bad happened)
1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
And about 4 tablespoons BLUEBERRIES (they make the pancakes BLUE. Or, you know, bluish gray).

1 Preheat a lightly oiled griddle (by "griddle" they of course mean frying pan) over medium-high heat.
2 Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center (I didn't find the whole "well" thing to be super important). In a separate bowl, beat together egg, milk and oil. Pour milk mixture into flour mixture. Beat until smooth (I used a whisk, not a beater). And while you're doing that, add the BLUEBERRIES
3 Pour or scoop the batter onto the hot griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot (duh).
4. But butter and syrup on them and eat them for breakfast!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Alfredo sauce

So I made this alfredo sauce. Again,
I guess I could've just bought a jar. I find alfredo tastes a bit like Kraft Dinner, but that could be because I added hot dogs.

1/2 cup butter
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 cups milk
6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
I totally added some like hot dog bits, but I don't necessarily recommend that.

Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. (I used a plastic whisk. Horrors) Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. (um yeah...desired consistency, anyone?) Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Yummy Curried Chicken

I totally punked this off That recipe roulette thing is genius! Becca helped me make it. Thanks Becca! I've added my own comments to the recipe in green.

· 1 (3 pound) whole chicken I used chicken quarters instead because that's what was in the freezer.. Nothing exploded.
· 4 medium red potatoes, peeled and quartered The Hastey Mart only had regular potatoes. Also, I'm pretty sure we used WAY more than 4. Again, no explosions.
· 6 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces Or, you know, a whole bunch of baby carrots.
· 2/3 cup honey
· 1/3 cup Dijon mustard (That jar was hard to open. Next time, squeeze bottle.)
· 3 tablespoons butter
· 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
· 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
· 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
· 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
· 12 whole fresh mushrooms (I used 13, that was what was in the package)
· 2 apples, cored and quartered (optional) I opted for the apples, but next time I might leave them out, or at least cut them smaller. It's totally weird to bite into an apple when you're expecting a potato.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Place the chicken breast side down on a rack in a roasting pan (check the drawer under your stove, that's where the pan that comes with the stove is!) and roast 1 hour in the preheated oven. I did indeed roast the chicken quarters for an hour. Right from frozen. If you defrost the chicken quarters first, I'm guessing they'll need less time then a whole chicken.
3. Place the potatoes and carrots in a pot with enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Cook 20 minutes, or until tender. Just boil those suckers until they're nice and squishy
4. In a saucepan, mix the honey, mustard, butter, onion, curry powder, salt, cayenne pepper, ginger, and garlic. (I was slightly liberal on the measurements of the spices. I'm not buying a whole thing of ginger just for one freakin' teaspoon!) Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and set aside.
5. Drain the drippings from the roasting pan. Arrange the potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and apples around the chicken. Drizzle the chicken and vegetables with the honey mixture. I don't know about "arranging" or "drizzling", I basically just dumped everything on top of the chicken and it worked. Continue roasting 20 minutes, or until the glaze has browned. The chicken meat should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). It must have been 85 degrees inside the chicken because it tasted done and noone got food poisoning.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Strawberry Angel Cake (or Adam's Birthday Cake)

This is a recipe I stole off I made it because Adam likes strawberries. Turned out pretty well.

1. Get a package of Angel Food Cake mix. (The recipe says 18.25 ounce package, but they really only come in one size). I used this kind made by RobinHood that has sprinkles in it. Very festive.

2. Put the mix in your food processor.

3. Add 1 1/3 cups water (or you know, whatever the box says).

4. Mix it all up in the food processor.

5. Put the batter into one of those cake pans that has a hole in it. (They'll be a picture of it on the box). It won't fill the pan, 'cause it's going to fluff up later.

6. Cook the cake however long it says on the box at whatever temperature it says. Or until golden brown.

7. Go do something (it'll be cooking a little while).

8. Take out the cake. The box says something about putting it upside down on a bottle? I didn't really need to do that. The cake came out of the pan pretty easily.

9. While the cake is cooling put 2 cups of cream into a bowl, with two tablespoons of icing sugar and 2 tablespoons of cocoa.

10. Whip the cream. Now you have a bunch of chocolate whipped cream!

11. Cut some strawberries in half. Like, a whole pint. Don't forget to pull the green things off.

12. Fold the strawberries into half of the the chocowhipped cream. By "fold" I of course mean just mix them in there.

13. If the cake is cool, cut it in half horizontally. This is like cutting a bagel only bigger and harder. Use a big knife.

14. The recipe says to make a funnel for the filling by removing a bit of the inside of the bottom layer of the cake. I removed a tiny bit and ate it. Not sure if this is necessary or not.

15. Put your chocowhippedcream strawberry filling in the hole and all over the bottom layer.

16. Put the top layer back on.

17. Ice the cake with the rest of the choco whipped cream.

18. Get another pint of strawberries to decorate the cake. The more berries the better. As many as you can fit.

19. Put candles on and sing Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The most important recipe ever: spinach

This is the yummiest stuff ever and you can have it with anything: all by itself, on top of meat, on macaroni and cheese. Back in the day I would come home from school for lunch and my mommy made us spinach and spaghetti with a fried egg. Yum! Here's how you make the spinach:

1) Rinse off some spinach. (In its raw form it's nothing but leaves).

2) Put the spinach in a microwave safe casserole dish.

3) Nuke the spinach for 5 minutes so it's all wilty.

4) Food process the spinach. (If you don't have a food processor, use whatever appliance in your kitchen that turns food to mush. Blenders work).

5) Leave the spinach in the food processor while you make a white sauce in the casserole dish. (Scared ya! Don't worry, I'm going to tell you how to make a white sauce).

6) Nuke 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine so that it's all melted.

7) Add 3 tablespoons of flour and stir so that it's not lumpy.

8) Add 2 cups of milk and stir some more.

9) Nuke for, like, 4 minutes.

10) Stir.

11) Nuke for, oh, I don't know, until it thickens. (That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is a white sauce. Apparently you can use it for stuff besides spinach but as yet I have never experienced this cooking phenomenon).

12) Put the spinach mush in the white sauce and stir until it's all mixed together.

13) Add salt until it's yummy. (You can also flavour it with bouillon, if you have some).

14) Boil spaghetti and fry an egg to go with the spinach (optional).

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Rouladin (staying in touch with my German heritage)

For those of you who have never tried rouladin. Make it! Eat it! Try it! It's got the 3 best foods in the universe (meat, bacon, pickles) all rolled up into one!

1) Defrost inside round rouladin meat (or you know, just buy it fresh).

2) Fry 8 strips of bacon (1 for each piece of rouladin meat. In this case, we're obviously making 8).

3) chop 1 onion

4) chop 3 pickles

5) chuck the onions and pickles in with the still frying bacon (don't let the bacon get too crispy, though, because everyone knows fattier bacon is tastiest).

6) lay your meat down on a cutting board (or wherever).

7) spread mustard on the meat.

8) put a bit of the onion/bacon/pickle mixture (it should be ready by now) on each piece of meat.

9) roll up the meat with the stuff inside. You know, like a wrap...with meat.

10) tooth pick it so it doesn't fall appart

11) put the meat wrap thingies into the slowcooker. (if you don't have a slowcooker, go buy a slowcooker).

12) Put any stuffing that lept out of the meat in a futile escape attempt into the slow cooker for more flavour.

13) pour half a cup of beef boulean over everything.

14) cook on high in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours

Mommy says that if you don't have a slow cooker you could use a frying pan, brown the rouladin on all sides, then simmer it for an hour. This makes it taste better provided you don't burn them, but for that to happen you have to watch them the whole time! With the slow cooker burning is impossible and you can go watch tv or play computer games while it cooks.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Schnitzel: Pounding the meat is key.

This is the first recipe I ever posted to a blog (and quite possibly the yummiest). The following is the original post from August 21st, 2004.

Today I made schnitzel! I don't cook, so this is a big deal. Of course by "cook" I mean before every step I asked "Mommy, what do I do now?" but it turned out super yummy, which is the important thing. I wrote down all the steps so later I won't have to have my mommy next to me in order to make it. So that others can enjoy this fine German dish (and in case I lose the scrap of paper) I am including the recipe in my blog:

1. Pound pork cutlets with can or mallet. As the title says, this is key. It makes the meat all thin and tender.

2. Mix an egg with milk. With a fork, not anything exciting like a mixer or anything.

3. Put flour on a plate.

4. Put breadcrumbs on another plate. Breadcrumbs = stale bread in food processor with lots of oregano and salt. (Or just buy seasoned breadcrumbs. Lazies!)

5. Heat oil in pan. Oil should be hot enough to spit at you.

6. Dip pork in flour, then eggmilk, then crumbs.

7. Fry breadcrumby pork in oily pan.

8. Repeat until all the pork have become schnitzel.

There you have it. Eight easy steps. Well, seven (does step eight really count?). Anyway, enjoy your schnitzel.
Auf wiedersehen!

Ham and Cheese Muffins

These muffins are yummy. Mommy told me how to make them in 20 easy steps.

1) Put 1 cup of cheese in the food processor (if you don't have one, I suppose you could use some poor person's device)

2) Food process the cheese

3) Dump cheese into container (for later)

4) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

5) Put 1 cup of ham in food processor

6) Food process ham

7) Put 3 "big T" tablespoons into a cup

8) Microwave buttercup for 41 seonds or 'till it's melted

9) Put 2 cups of flour and 2 tablespoons of sugar and 3 "little t" teaspoons of baking powder in the food processor

10) Give it a whir

11) Put 1 egg in a cup

12) Swish the egg vigorously with a fork

13) Put the eggcup and the buttercup and a cup of milk in a bowl

14) Put dry stuff (flour/sugar/baking powder) into wet stuff (egg/butter/milk) a little at a time while you stir (that's right, use all 3 of your arms)

15) Put ham and cheese in with everything else

16) Stir it up

17) Pam a muffin tin or two

18) Put all the stuff in the muffin tin. Mommy says, if you leave some of the tins empty put water in them so the pan doesn't get ruined (or something...I dunno...just do it okay?)

19) Put it in the oven for 20-30 minutes (start with 20 minutes, then if they still look raw put 'em in for another 10)

20) Ding! Eat the muffins