Chocolate Cookie Cream Pie

I have been making this no bake summertime pie for many years. It is so easy and yummy! Using 10 ounces of plain chocolate cookies (crumble them) a really deep dish pie plate (glass), butter for perimeter of dish, 16 ounces Cool Whip, 3 tablespoons sweetened Hershey’s cocoa mix (powder). Mix cool whip and cocoa…

Baked White Fish Fillets

I love a mild white fish with lemon butter and parsley it is so light and flavorful. I usually serve with brown rice and a side vegetable. It has become a family favorite! Enjoy!

Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwich

Yes, I have to admit I love buttery, croissants-they are my favorite! Often on weekends I make these for lunch, they are a favorite with everyone. The local bakery makes these (over-sized) croissants each day and they are just wonderful. I normally use Tavern Ham or Virginia Baked Ham for this sandwich. Any cheese you…

Baked Cornish Hens

Sometimes this wonderful poultry is overlooked. They are so juicy and tender when slow roasted in the oven. Its a definite favorite. For the marinate I use 1 cup honey, 2 tablespoons Pure Orange Juice, garlic and onion powder, stir well and brush on liberally each Cornish Hen. Serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!…

Holidays!

Due to the upcoming Holidays posting will resume in January, 2017. Happy Holidays to Everyone! Cheffie Cooks Favorite Recipes!

Ham & Bean Soup

Light and hearty soup to warm you right up. One cup cold water, 1-1/2 cups vegetable stock, 1/2 cup cubed ham, one potato diced finely, one carrot peeled diced, one celery stalk diced finely, one 15 ounce small navy beans rinsed, handful of fresh parsley chopped finely, s & p to taste, 1/2 onion diced…

Flank Steak (Broiled)

A really reasonably cut of beef that we just love. I use a season mix of onion salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin and rub the outside of the Flank Steak (about 5 pounds), place on top of an aluminum foil  lined baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and worcestershire sauce and place under the…

Apple & Sausage Stuffing Side Dish

      Many times when we think of Stuffing we automatically think of Thanksgiving. In our family I make several different types of stuffing’s year round. This one is delicious as a Thanksgiving side dish, it works well with a Pork tenderloin roast or pork chops also anytime during the year. You can use…

Old Fashioned Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Easy to prepare Cabbage Rolls. One large head of fresh cabbage (remove core) place in a large pot with water and a few dashes of salt, cook approx. 15 minutes or until cabbage breaks away and is tender (do not over-cook), drain in a colander gently, allow to cool. In a mixing bowl add one cup…

Pork Cutlets with Mexicale Salsa

Scrumptious new favorite to share! 4 large center cut (no bone-in) Pork Chops pounded thin, season with garlic salt, black pepper, onion powder, cumin. Place in a non stick baking dish with 1/4 cup vegetable broth and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.  In a skillet, add one can diced tomatoes…

Asparagus~Pancetta Parmesan Fettuccine

Scrumptious Pasta! 16 ounces thin asparagus, 16 ounces Fettuccine, 1/2 pound pancetta diced, one teaspoon basil, s & p, to taste, garlic and onion powder. 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup grated parmesan cheese. Boil Fettuccine in salted water (as per package instructions), drain set aside. In a small frying pan saute the diced pancetta…

Spinach & Tomato & Cheese Baked Pie

Fun dish we just love a new favorite. I had a pastry deep dish pie shell (thawed) available, some tomatoes and fresh spinach! I always have a chunk of parmesan cheese ready to grate. So, I came up with this recipe on a whim and it was so good and easy to make. I pricked the pie…

Lemon~Parsley Red Potatoes

A wonderful side dish for the upcoming holidays (or anytime). We love these red potatoes, baked with lemon butter and parsley, garlic salt, onion powder, I just peel them in the center, add into a baking dish with 1/4 cup vegetable broth, 1/4 stick melted butter 1/2 fresh lemon (juice), seasonings, cover with aluminum foil…

Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers

These are a new flavorful stuffed pepper that is so delicious! I use 3 red bell peppers, 3 green bell peppers I cut the tops and reserve them, clean out the cavity of seeds and membranes, rinse and dry each one. In a mixing bowl I add 2 cups cooked rice, on lemon for juice, 2…

Beef Stroganoff made easy!

I love this dish as well as my family. Using large egg noodles (16 ounce bag), boil them in salted water, drain, add 2 tablespoons butter, set aside. While they boil cut 1-1/2 pounds sirloin steak into thin strips, add to a saute pan with a little canola oil, add garlic salt (one rounded teaspoon),…

Apple Cider Baked Pork Chops

It may not feel exactly like “Autumn” in Florida (yet) the apple cider is everywhere! Several years ago I came up with this original recipe and it is a tradition every October 1st. I use Bone-in Pork Chops, seasoned with garlic salt, black pepper, onion powder, placed in a non-stick baking sheet pan with 1/2…

Easy to Bake Tilapia

Tilapia is a light, fresh fish you can prepare in minutes. I season with Old Bay Seafood Seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, black pepper, cornmeal and light bread crumbs. Coat each Filet in seasoning mixture and place in a baking dish. Add a drizzle of canola oil or butter pats, lemon juice and bake @…

Mini Open-Faced Steak (with Onions and Cheese) Sandwiches

One pound Shaved Rib Eye Steak, one large white onion, grated cheese (of your choice) one loaf French Bread. Saute sliced onions with a bit of olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste until tender (remove from pan) add one teaspoon minced garlic and a bit more olive oil, add shaved and chopped Rib…

Vegetable Lasagna

At the end of any given week I clean out the refrigerator of any leftover veggies (I can not throw out good food!). This is a easy dish to put together. I had some button mushrooms, one small zucchini, a carrot, homemade jarred chunky style tomato sauce (from my garden tomatoes) added spices, mozzarella and…

Zucchini & Vegetable Turkey Crumble Soup

Hearty and healthy soup using the last of our zucchini’s. I used lean ground turkey (one pound) crumbled and sautéed 6 minutes, drain (very little oils), add into stock pot, 2 cups vegetable broth (low sodium), one zucchini sliced down the middle and cut into bite sized pieces, one celery stalk diced, one carrot diced,…

3~Cheese Tortellini and Ham Bake

Wonderful dish that I am taking along to the Georgia Mountains this weekend! I made 3 baked casseroles this is one of them. It is very flavorful and easy to prepare. 16 ounces Cheese Tortellini (I get them from the refrigerated section of my grocery store). 1/2 cup parmesan freshly grated cheese, 3/4 cup white sharp…

9~Minute Shrimp Stir Fry

I use pre-cooked frozen (thaw first) deveined, no tails, Large Shrimp-16 ounces. 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms, 1/2 cup snow peas. 1/2 carrot cut into matchsticks, 1/2 yellow pepper sliced thin, 1/4 lemon juice only, 1 teaspoon soy sauce -low sodium.  In a wok or saute pan add 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil on medium high…

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Enjoy your Holiday Weekend! Eat, laugh, and be safe. See You Soon with some new favorite original recipes!

Onion Baked Pork Chops

A new Favorite: Using any Onion Soup Mix (1/4 cup), 1/2 cup Seasoned Bread crumbs combine the two on a large plate. Coat the pork chops and place on a non stick baking sheet pan, sprinkle with S & P, cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 F for 40 minutes (undisturbed) the oven does all…

Baked Halibut with Tropical Fresh Fruit Salsa

We love Halibut (or Cod) for this recipe. 4 Filets coated in honey placed in a baking dish with 1 cup fish or vegetable stock, place in hot oven (400 F) and bake 8-10 minutes or until fish begins to flake. I use 1/4 cup fresh strawberries, 1/4 cup pineapple chunks, one kiwi chunked, 1/4…

Skewered-Grilled Chicken Satay

Great Appetizer for a crowd or main dish. Our latest favorite. One pound boneless/skinless chicken breast cut into strips. In a mixing bowl add 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, a dash or two of low sodium soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and mix well to combine. Coat chicken strips with the…

Double-up Tacos

A new recipe for YOU! Using 8 crunchy taco shells and 8 flour tortillas, 1/2 cup cooked refried beans (smashed to a spread consistency), 8 ounces ground turkey or beef (cooked through with taco seasoning mix, drained), cut diced tomato, cheese shredded, any other condiments you like-sauce, salsa, avocado, etc. Lay the flour tortillas flat…

Cherry-Almond Granola

We love granola homemade and almost everyday someone in the household grabs a handful or adds to Yogurt! One of our favorites is cherry-almond. In a large mixing bowl I add 1/2 cup instant oats, 1 cup almond pieces, dried cherries (that I do myself when bing cherries are in season!). 1/4 cup Pure honey,…

Supper Tonight and A New Favorite!

Ham Roast Sliced with Red Grapes and Ground Black Pepper-a flavorful combination. I had a few boneless hams in my freezer at home and took one along to the Georgia Mountains. Not quite sure what I was going to make! That’s just not unusual for me. Creating new recipes is fun-this one won everyone over….

Green Beans-Bacon-Onion Side Dish

As a large family we always enjoy a vegetable side dish with our meals. This is a new favorite one we just love, it is so flavorful and easy to prepare. Using fresh or frozen whole green beans ( 16 ounces), blanch for 3 minutes in salted water, drain, set aside. In a saute pan…

Honey & Clove Baked Pork Chops

This is a wonderful flavored meal, the oven does all the work and is just my newest favorite recipe to share. 4 bone in Pork Chops, marinate in a bowl with 1/4 cup honey, garlic and onion powder, a bit of black pepper and set into the refrigerator 30 minutes (makes sure to coat Pork…

Asian Ramen noodle-Orange-Ginger Salad

This is a fun dish to put together. Using bamboo shoots, one small can mandarin oranges, 1/2 package ramen noodles (crumbled), cucumber, cubed cooked chicken, carrot strips and an orange-ginger sauce/dressing. In a mixing/salad bowl add bamboo shoots, oranges and reserve the natural juices (for the sauce/dressing), cut cucumber, cubed chicken, gently toss, add carrot,…

Light Lemon-Orange Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

These are the most flavorful center cut pork chops that only take 22 minutes to grill. I use two fresh lemons (juice only) one orange (juice only) 1 tablespoon Pure honey, and whisk well together. Coat both sides of the 4 bone-in center cut chops and lay on an outside grill (or you can use and…

Light Asian Peanut Sauce Noodles

Easy and a fun dish especially delicious for lunch and one of my favorites! You can use any type noodles that you like in this dish. I always prepare them al dente. For the Asian Light Sauce I use 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root, 1/4…

A sweet Cold Salad for your BBQ (Pineapple-Jicama-Carrot)

This is an easy recipe and a favorite for any Holiday-the 4th of July, Labor Day, etc. I use fresh pineapple (canned is fine to use the chunks), one Jicama cut into thin sticks, 2 carrots peeled cut into sticks, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup orange juice, one fresh lemon juice only, stir well. Refrigerate…

Summer Scallops and fresh Corn

This is a light and flavorful dish the entire family loves. It is one of my personal favorites too. One pound fresh Sea Scallops, 4 ears of fresh corn on the cob (cut kernels and corn milk off cob), 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley chopped, salt, black pepper, garlic and onion…

Broccoli & Red Pepper & Maple Walnut Cold Salad

Fun summer recipe for your next BBQ or cook-out! Its so flavorful and easy to prepare. One fresh head broccoli, rinsed, dried, cut, blanch in hot water 2 minutes them drain and set aside. One Red Bell Pepper, remove seeds and cut into strips, add into a mixing bowl with drained broccoli.  One cup whole…

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Ala Orange-A new Favorite Recipe for YOU!

A lovely Sunday supper. 5-6 pound boneless Pork Tenderloin Roast Ala Orange. The flavors and tenderness of this Pork is so delicious. In a large baking dish add 1 cup vegetable stock/broth (low sodium), season your boneless Pork Roast with onion and garlic powder, black pepper, cover with aluminum foil place into a hot 375…

Ginger & Soy Sauce Marinated Flank Steak with Sesame

A flavorful supper to easily feed your family. 6 pound Flank or London Broil Beef Roast, 2 teaspoons grated ginger root, 1/4 scant cup low sodium Soy Sauce, black pepper to taste, few dashes of garlic powder, few dashes of onion powder and place meat into a re-sealable zip lock bag add seasonings and soy-ginger…

Rosemary BBQ Chicken Legs Baked to Perfection

These are so flavorful and easy to prepare. I use the oven but they can certainly be grilled as well. I use a Honey-BBQ sauce (pre made), several springs of fresh rosemary, one Fresh Lemon (juice only), garlic salt, black pepper, cumin. Season up your chicken drumsticks or leg quarters (or any chicken part you…

20 Minute Baked Ricotta Eggplant

We Love Eggplants in our home. This dish is so quick to prepare you can serve with a side salad, side of pasta, some crusty bread to soak up all the juices. One Large Eggplant, sliced  coat in olive oil, salt and black pepper, to taste, add some garlic powder and place each slice on a…

Baked Cod & Lemon Asparagus

Baked Cod with Sriracha Mayo. Lovely side of Lemon Asparagus. 4 Cod Fillets (Thick), 1/4 scant cup light cream, one teaspoon black pepper, drizzling of canola oil. For the Sriracha Mayo. 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, several dashes Sriracha (to your liking)-chill until ready to serve, mix well. 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs. 8 ounces Fresh Thin…

Eggplant & Tomato & Mozzarella Ciabatta Sandwich

Oh Yum! A new favorite to share with you. This Italian Sandwich is so delicious. I use a loaf of Ciabatta bread I get locally from the Italian Market and a fresh ball of mozzarella cheese. 2 Whole Large Ripe Tomatoes, sliced. One eggplant rinsed well (I do not peel eggplant but you can if…

Fun and Delicious New Recipe for Mid day!

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee peaches! I love multi-grain bread (thin) also love Almond butter (homemade) so last week I created this and wanted to share it with you! You can use Walnut butter, peanut butter, Nutella, Cashew Butter, any sliced stone fruit. Even strawberries. To make the Almond butter you can use you blender and pulse 1…

Dough Stuffed Baked Cheeseburger Pie

This new recipe has become a family favorite. Young and Old alike! One pound Good Sirloin Ground Beef, 1/2 grated onion, one teaspoon  Garlic salt, black pepper, to taste, a bit of canola oil to start the cooking process. Using two frozen pastry shells allow to thaw,  use one inside a regular pie plate (I…

Taco’s – Tuna~Avocado~Jalapeno~Tomato

Perfect taco’s for lunch or dinner option. These were a big hit in my household. Easy to put together and super flavorful. 8 Corn or Flour Tortillas, one large can light tuna (keep in larger chunks) in water, drain. Slice 2 Jalapeno peppers, one diced Roma Tomato, one ripe avocado, scoop out flesh and cut…

Phyllo Tomato-Cheese-Herb-Tartlet-New Recipe!

I am so delighted to share this new recipe and a favorite one here. If you have never worked with Phyllo dough do not become intimidated, it is easy to work with when you have done it a few times. To start with you’ll need 16 sheets of Phyllo Dough (thawed), 1/2- stick sweet cream…

Colossal BLT (Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato)

What a great sandwich-what a delicious version to an all American classic sandwich and one of my all time favorites! Cook several slices of bacon (6 slices), whole ripe tomato sliced, your favorite lettuce, 2 slices of your favorite bread – toasted (I love sourdough), mayonnaise. Coat bottom and top slices of toasted bread with mayonnaise, add…

Featured New Dessert Recipe!

Orange-Cream-Pecan topping (no bake) Pie-oh Yum! Using a pre-made graham cracker pie shell, in a mixing bowl add 1/4 cup Pure Florida Orange Juice, 16 ounces of Cool Whipped Topping, 3 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar and whip on high using a hand held mixer. Add one drop orange food coloring and 1/2 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla…

Featured New Recipe-Enjoy!

Healthy Black Bean & Avocado Burgers with Creamed Onions-Yum! This recipe is a favorite alternative to a Beef Burger, we love sweet Vidalia Onions and the combination is very flavorful. Using 2 – cans 15.5 ounce (each) Black Beans (I use the smaller ones) drain the beans and place into a large mixing bowl. Add one teaspoon…

Some of my Favorite Original Recipes! Just Click.

      Potato Chip Coated Onion Rings-www.https://cheffiecookseasy123.wordpress.com/2016/4/11/potato-chip-coated-onion-rings-   Cold Green Bean~Tomato~ Chicken Cube Salad – www.https://thewisercook.wordpress.com/2016/cold-green-bean-tomato-salad/   Tuscan~White Bean Soup – www.https://thewisercook.wordpress.com/2016/04/07/tuscanwhite-bean-soup/   Orange~Pecan (no bake) Pie-new recipe (to be posted in May 9, 2016)www.https://cheffiecooksfavoriterecipes.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/new-recipe-dessert-recipe/