Thursday, December 31, 2009

Have a Tasty New Year!

Happy New Year!

May your 2010 be flavored and savored.

Kitchen Sink Omelette ™

I call this recipe Kitchen Sink Omelette because I put everything but the kitchen sink in it!

This is a great basic recipe for breakfast or anytime. Feel free to experiment and add the fillings that you like. You can also make this recipe with egg whites and without the ham too.

1-2 T butter
2 eggs
1 T each: diced mushrooms, diced bell pepper, sliced scallions, diced ham, shredded cheddar cheese,
2 cherry tomatoes halved (you can use grape tomatoes)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)

1 small clove diced crushed garlic

Crack eggs over a small mixing bowl, beat well (10-15 seconds).

Add remaining ingredients to eggs.

In a medium skillet heat butter on medium high heat. Add egg mixture.

Gently push egg mixture from side of pan. Cook on one side for 2-3 minutes. Flip omelette over to cook on other side for 2-3 min or until done.

Makes 1 serving.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas!

May your holiday be blessed.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Comfort Noodles ™

-What's more comforting than your moms' home cooking.

This is a easy quick side dish that reminds me of that. I've used crushed saltines for this recipe. You can even use oyster crackers too. You can crush them in a plastic baggie using a rolling pin or with your hands. Enjoy!

1 package egg noodles (12 oz)
2  T approx softened butter
3/4 c approx. crushed saltine crackers
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)

Cook noodles according to package.

Place crackers in plastic baggie. Go over crackers with
rolling pin until they are finely crushed. You can your fingers to squeeze crackers too.

Drain noodles and return to pot.

While noodles are warm add butter, toss noodles. Add salt, pepper and crushed crackers to noodles. Toss well to coat noodles.

Serves 6

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Pizza Sauce

Folks, don't this at home! I fought the pizza dough and the dough won!

After an attempt at grappling with pizza dough, I decided the only good that came out of this experiment is my
quick and easy pizza sauce.

Next time I'll just leave making the crust to the pizza
dough professionals.

Pizza Sauce

2 small cans (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp each: dried basil, olive oil

1/8 tsp salt (optional)
1/2 tsp each: dried oregano, dried parsley

Heat saucepan on medium high.

Combine tomato sauce and remaining ingredients in pan. Reduce heat and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Let it reduce to get desired consistency.

Makes 1 cup.