Showing posts from December, 2016

Bread Pudding

Want a quick dessert, try bread pudding only 5 ingredients and made in less than 30 minutes. Great with any bread that you have lying around the house.  I had bread in the fridge for a few days and it got a bit harder than I like, so I decided to use it in the bread pudding. It becomes soft again once soaked in the milk. Great tip use any bread you are about to throw away and save it by making this instead.

Here is a quick video on how to make bread pudding from scratch in minutes. Recipe written out below:

Bread Pudding
Serving: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Source: Elise Jackson

1/3 can condensed milk
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 tbsp cinnamon
raisins - optional

Preheat oven to 350F, Cut  your bread into bite sized pieces and place into pyrex. In a large bowl beat in all of your ingredients, and then pour mixture on top the bread inside of the pyrex. Let sit for about 5 minutes for the mixture to soak into the bread. Sprinkle a little ex…

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Baiana)

Common and one of the traditional foods in Bahia, Brazil; this fish stew recipe is a dream come true, especially for seafood lovers like me. With soft tender, melt in your mouth fish pieces, It has the perfect blend of spices, coconut, tomato sauce and all of your favorite seafood mixed into one pot and slow cooked to perfection. Simple to make and very delicious with a hint of sweetness from the coconut milk. Goes excellent with plain white rice. Find the rice recipe here.
Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca Baiana) Servings: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Source: Elise Jackson

1 lb firm white fish fillet cut into cubes
1/2 lb salmon fillet cut into cubes
1 onion diced small
1/2 bell pepper diced small
1 tomato diced small
4 garlic cloves
1 can coconut milk (10-12 oz)
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Season your fish with lemon, salt and pepper and lightly pan fry with a little olive…

Squash Soup

In these cold winter days just around the corner, its always nice to have something nice and warm to come home to. Soups are excellent in winter. Goes great with a nice piece of toast or some crackers.

Here is a great squash soup recipe that I came across. Take a look.


Meat Sauce Gnocchi

Making it from scratch. Here is how.


Ingredients - (Feeds about 4 - 5 people)
8 Potatoes
1/2 cup Butter
1/4 cup milk
flour as needed

To make Gnocchi all you need to do is:
Take you potatoes completely peel and cut them into big chunks. Place them into a pot of boiling water. Let it boil for about 15 minutes or until your potatoes are really soft, Try poking it with a fork or knife and if it breaks apart that means its soft enough.

Drain your water and mash your potato chunks with a wooden spoon or fork until smooth. Once your potatoes are mashed return them to either the same pot or a big bowl and add in your butter and milk mix until well incorporated. (It should look exactly like mashed potatoes) Now what you do is add in flour a little at a time and keep mixing it in with a wooden spoon until well incorporated. You will see that as you continue to add flour the thicker it will become. You want to keep adding flour until it thickens and becomes like dough (play dough) where i…

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Loaded Mac and Cheese

Theres a story behind this recipe : - )
Warning: Nothing healthy about this recipe. But it is oh, so good...

I'm a southern girl at heart. I love my good old fashioned southern food, even though I'm from New York. You can never go wrong when it comes to that Southern Homestyle cooking. Yum...Things like collard greens, ribs, fried chicken, mac and cheese, dressings and all that good stuff. Here is a recipe that I tweeked and combined together from two people, who taught me how to make some good mac and cheese; (not the straight out of the box kind that I was used to) a lady named Mrs. Esther and a gentleman named Mr. Duke.

Heres a little story of how I used to do my mac and cheese. All my life growing up in the North, I've loved mac and cheese. So anytime I needed mac and cheese I would do what I assume, almost everyone does. I'd follow the instructions on the back of the box - boil pasta and then add the cheese that comes with the packet. That simple : - )

One day I …

Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Went to Chili's a little while ago and as a side had their loaded mashed potatoes. I fell in love with it but couldn't stop thinking about how simple and cheap it is to make for myself at home. Very simple and yet delicious to go alongside any of your great meals. Here is how its done.
Chili's Loaded Mashed Potatoes Servings: 4 Servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes Source: Elise Jackson
Ingredients 6 large potatoes 1 tbsp sour cream 1 tbsp butter 2 oz milk salt and pepper to taste
As much as  you want, this is to sprinkle on top -full pieces of bacon strips or bacon bits -chives -shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese
Directions If you are using bacon strips, go ahead and place them in the oven on 400F for about 15 minutes or until very crispy, remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Once cooled, crumble into tiny pieces.
Place a pot full of water on the stove on high heat and bring it to a boil, while its starting to boil. Peel and cut your potatoes i…

Salmon Sandwich Rolls (Done in 2 minutes)

These bite sized light sandwiches are such a delicate snack or great addition to eat alongside any soup or salad. I had this a few weeks ago with a squash soup. Really light and delicious. All six of these little rolls were made from one slice of bread. Try it for yourself; and feel free to add another meat like turkey, ham, salami, mortadella, pastrami etc. The salmon I used for mine was smoked salmon, though it looks raw it isn't.

Salmon Sandwich Rolls
Servings: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Minutes
Source: Elise Jackson

1 pack hand sliced fresh smoked salmon (Pat them dry with a paper towel)
1/2 cup cream cheese (at room temperature)
2 tbsp chives
4 slices bread
pinch salt

Dice your chives into small pieces and mix it in well with the cream cheese and salt. Set aside.

Take your bread slices and cut off the crust, Using a rolling pin or a bottle if you don't have one. Roll out your bread until it is flat. And now spread a thick layer …