Friday, September 15, 2017

Banana Zucchini Bread

2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil 
2 mashed bananas
2 cups shredded zucchini 
2 eggs 
4 tsp vanilla 
3 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (opp)

Bake at 350 for 45 min makes 3 small pans

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Apple sauce

First I put jars in my oven at 200 degrees to sterilize them and get the kids boiling in a small pot.  I set up my steamer or juicer on one of my front burners and get some apples chopped up and steaming.  Once they are soft we run them through a hand held food mill. After they are sauced I put:
12 cups sauced apples
3 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (opp)
1 tsp ground cloves (opp)
All in a pot on medium heat stirring the whole time.  
Then I put the mixture in canning jars and boil them in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. 

The juice in my juicer I put in cleaned out 2 liter pop bottles and freeze without adding sugar.  It can be served without sugar or with sugar.  Another good combo is mixing the juice with some ginger ale. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Bread dough: 
Allow 1 tbsp yeast and 2 tbsp sugar to rise in 1 1/4 cups hot water.  After 10 min add: 2 tbsp oil and 3 cups flour and mix.  Roll dough onto greased cookie sheet and slice.  Allow to rise for up to 1 hour then spread topping on and bake at 350 for 30 min.

1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp parsley 
1/4 tsp garlic powder

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


400 grams mozzarella grated
500 grams ricotta
12 boiled lasagna noodles
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp parsley 

2 500ml cans tomato sauce
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp sugar 
1-2 lbs ground meat

Cook sauce and boil noodles.
Mix ricotta with parsley and Parmesan.
Layer in a 9 by 13 pan:
4 noodles
And repeat
On the last set of noodles pour sauce (the more the better to prevent it from being dry)
Top with mozzarella 

Cover with tinfoil and bake at 400 for 45min-1 hour

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Vietnamese Meatballs

1 lb ground meat
2 tbsp onion powder or 1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp cilantro
1 tbsp garlic powder or 4 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbsp ginger
1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1/2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp chili paste ( Thai if possible) optional
1 egg

Cook meat balls in hot canola oil on a frying pan.

Dipping sauce:
This sauce has a strong taste
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp fish sauce
4 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp water
1 tbsp chili paste

Mix well.

Serve meatballs on white rice with sauce on top or with the sauce as a dip.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Black Bean Quesadilla

2 cups cooked rice (brown)
1 cup feta 
I can (500ml) black beans
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Hot sauce to taste

-8 tortillas
-1 cup grated cheese (any kind)

I cook the quesadillas on my pancake griddle.  Sprinkle some cheese on each side with the filling in the middle and cook 2 min per side.  

Oriental chicken

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Bench Press Bell Peppers

 6 large peppers
1 lb cooked ground meat
1 tsp mint leaves 
3-4 cups cooked brown rice
3 large eggs
1 tsp garlic salt 
100 grams crumbled feta

Cook rice and ground meat.  I make this when I have left over rice.  Cut the stems out of the peppers and Slice them in half from top to bottom.  Place peppers in a pan.  Mix remaining ingredients together then put filling in the peppers. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Honey Sauced Chicken

  I like making this in the crockpot.  I added peas this time but my family prefers it just Chicken.  I cooked it on low for 4 hours. 

Chicken Curry Salad


Tuesday, April 25, 2017


I use a can of chickpeas as well and sometimes 1-2 sausages and sometimes some frozen corn.