Easy Baked Cod

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As far as fish goes, cod is one of my favorites.  I think it’s because you can add almost anything to it and it tastes delicious.  This recipe is super easy which is my favorite thing.  The recipe came from Allrecipes.

I ended up using up Town House crackers instead of Ritz and it worked out fine ~ really any kind of butter crackers will work.

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Cod 2

Easy Baked Cod

2 tbsps butter, melted
1/2 sleeve buttery crackers, crushed ~ such as Town House, Ritz, etc.
2 tbsps butter
1 lb cod
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup white wine
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped green onion
1 lemon, sliced or cut in wedges

Preheat oven to 400º.

Mix the 2 tbsps melted butter and the crushed crackers. Set aside.

Place 2 tbsps butter in a baking dish and place in the oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove from the oven and coat both sides of the fish by rolling in the melted butter in the dish.

Bake the cod in the dish for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with the lemon juice, wine, and cracker mixture. Put the dish back in the oven and bake about 10 minutes more or until it flakes easily.

Garnish cod with chopped green onions and parsley and serve with lemon.

Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking!

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Oven Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

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Everyone knows I am addicted to potatoes of any kind.  I found this recipe on Pinterest posted by McCormick (the spice company) and we really loved it.  For the life of me, I cannot remember what I served them with.

It was very easy to make and the spice mixture was just right ~ all the spices are the dried type.  I used the baby red potatoes as posted in the recipe but someof them were a little big so I just made sure they were all basically the same size.

Herbed Potatoes

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs

1 tsp oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp thyme
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder ~ I used a tsp because I like garlic
2 lbs baby red potatoes, quartered or at least cut the same size
2 tbsps olive oil

Preheat oven to 425º.

Mix oregano, paprika, thyme, sea salt and garlic powder together in a small bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the olive oil and sprinkle the seasonings over the top of the potatoes and mix until all the potatoes are well coated.

Spread the potatoes on a foil-lined 15×10 sheet pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes or until tender and browned.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Happy Cooking!

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Barbecued Baked Fish from Simple Shortcut Recipes

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Day 2 of recipes from Gooseberry Patch’s For a chance to win a copy of this cookbook, go HERE and comment on the post that you would like to be entered!

I loved this recipe ~ easy and yummy, my two favorite things.

I did have one problem though.  It calls for barbecue chicken shake ‘n bake which I could not find anywhere.  I know I have seen it but it was nowhere to be found in any of the stores I go to.  So I made an executive decision and bought Parmesan chicken shake ‘n bake instead.  I was so looking forward to the barbecue flavor but this was very good, too.

For the fish, I went to the fish counter and bought 2 cod fillets which is one of my favorite types of fish and I think it would work with any type of fish ~ fresh or frozen, thawed ~  so use your favorite.

In the picture, the fish sort of fell apart when I took it off the baking sheet.

Barbecued Baked Fish
submitted by Michelle Welch, Ontario, Canada

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1 lb of fish fillets, fresh or frozen, thawed
1 cup milk
1/4 cup barbecue-flavored chicken shake ‘n bake ~ I used the whole package and tossed what was leftover

Place fish fillets in a bowl with the milk. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for one hour. Drain milk and discard.

Pour mix into a shallow bowl. Dip fillets into coating, making sure the fillet is entirely coated.

Place on an ungreased rimmed cookie sheet.

Bake, uncovered, at 450º for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking!

Caramelized Chicken Wings

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Every once in awhile, I like making wings for dinner ~ they are easy to make and there is a million and one recipes for them.  I’ve made this recipe a few times in the past and it’s a favorite or ours.  I especially like it because it’s baked and not fried.

I use a bit less than one cup of honey ~ probably about 3/4 cups ~ but I usually don’t measure anything.  I just dump everything in a bowl and mix.

The picture makes the wings look burnt but they weren’t at all.

I’ve had this recipe for so long that I don’t remember where I got it from ~ probably a community cookbook.

Caramelized Chicken Wings

3 pounds chicken wings ~ I use drumettes
2 tbsps olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tbsps ketchup
1 cup honey
1 clove garlic, minced ~ we like garlic so I use 2 or 3 depending on how big the cloves are
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375º.

Place chicken in a 9×13 baking pan.

Mix together all the rest of the ingredients and pour over the wings. Using tongs, turn the wings over so that all sides are covered.

Bake for 1 hour or until caramelized. I usually turn mine over at the 1/2 hour mark but you don’t have to.

Makes 6 servings.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Happy Cooking!

Southwest~Style Cod

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I really like fish and seafood and I don’t make it nearly enough.  Last week my local grocery had US caught cod fillets on sale and happened to have recipes for it right at the counter so I bought the cod and grabbed a recipe.  The recipe was very easy and was excellent.  I’ll be making it again for sure!

Southwest~Style Cod

2 lbs fresh cod fillets
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup yellow corn meal
2 tbsps flour
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

Mix all ingredients except cod in a Ziplock bag. Add the cod and shake until the fish is well coated. Place coated fish in the prepared dish. Sprinkle with any remaining cheese mixture over the fish.

Bake at 400º for 12 to 15 minutes or until the fish flakes when tested with a fork.

Makes 4 servings.

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Roasted Mushroom Green Beans

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I am just starting to play catch-up with the recipes I made right before my gout attack and this is one of them.

I found this recipe on Pinterest although it was pinned from Kalyns Kitchen and it is WONDERFUL!!  It’s easy to make and would go well with almost any main dish.  I made it as the recipe stated except I went heavy on the Parmesan because I love it.

Roasted Mushroom Green Beans

8 oz. mushrooms, sliced in 1/2 inch slices ~ I used Baby Bellas
1 lb. fresh green beans, thin ones are preferred ~ I used Haricot Verts
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 T finely grated Parmesan cheese ~ I used much more

Preheat oven to 450º. Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth and slice. Wash and trim green beans if needed. Cut green beans in half although I did not do this since mine were not long.

Put green beans and mushrooms into a Ziploc bag. Stir together olive oil and balsamic vinegar and pour over, then smoosh the bag or so all the beans and mushrooms are lightly coated with the mixture.

Arrange green beans and mushrooms on a large cookie sheet, spreading them out so the beans and mushrooms are not crowded. Roast for 20-30 minutes and check for doneness after 20 minutes. Cook until beans are tender-crisp, mushrooms are cooked, and all liquid on the pan from mushrooms has evaporated.

Season beans and mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste and then sprinkle grated Parmesan over the top and serve hot.

Makes 6-8 servings.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

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Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

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I am a huge Pinterest addict and I found this recipe there.  It is wonderful and meets my criteria of being easy to make.  These are going to be on my Thanksgiving table instead of my usual sweet potato casserole. They are even good as leftovers warmed up.

This is a Martha Stewart which I typically don’t like but I knew when I read it, that it would be great.

Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

3 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light or dark, whichever you have)
2 tbsps bourbon
salt and pepper
3 tbsps butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350º.

Place potato wedges in a 9×13 pan and add the brown sugar and bourbon and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Bake until potatoes are glazed and tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, tossing them every 30 minutes.

Stir in butter before serving.

Makes about 6-8 servings.

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Green Chilie Frittata

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When I first saw this recipe I was a little weirded out by the addition of the cottage cheese but it was perfect in this recipe.  This is a very easy recipe and is not spicy at all.  I used a can of fire roasted chilies and a can of regular chilies.    Any kind of cheese would be great ~ especially Monterey Jack with peppers.  I found the recipe online but not sure where since I’ve had it forever.

Green Chilie Frittata

10 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained (I use 2 (4 oz) cans, drained)
1 (16 ounce) container 2% cottage cheese
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter (I never add this)

Preheat oven to 400º and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

In a large bowl mix the eggs, flour, baking powder and salt. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared dish.

Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 325º and bake for another 35-40 minutes.

Cool slightly and cut into squares.

Makes 8-10 servings.

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Hamwiches

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These little sandwiches are not nearly as heart attack worthy as my Hot Ham and Swiss Party Rolls but taste just as good.   These are easy to make and are good as appetizers or at a brunch or lunch.

Use your favorite mustard ~ I used Gulden’s. I didn’t have any poppy seeds so I just left them out and didn’t miss them. I also used King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls and loved the bit of sweetness from the rolls but any dinner rolls would work.

This recipe came from Capture the Coast, the fourth book in the Culinary Collection series by the Junior League of Tampa.

I made a few other recipes that I have already posted here ~ Mini Cinnamon Rolls, Paula Deen’s Sausage Spirals, Winter Fruit Salad, and one more recipe that I have to post.

Hamwiches

3 tbsps butter, melted
2 tsps mustard
2 tsps poppy seeds
1/3 cup chopped onion
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 (16 oz) pkg of dinner rolls
1/3 lb shaved deli ham
Swiss cheese slices

Preheat oven to 350º.

Mix the butter, mustard, poppy seeds, onion, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl and set aside. Place a sheet of foil on a cookie sheet.

Remove the rolls from the package in one piece and carefully cut them in half horizontally so you end up with one top and one bottom. Place the bottom on the foil and spread the butter mixture evenly over the bottom. Layer the ham and cheese over the butter mixture. Replace the top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Take out of the oven and carefully cut the rolls apart with a sharp knife.

Make as many servings as there are rolls. This is easily doubled.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

Happy Cooking!

My EB Pink Party, Berry French Toast, and a Giveaway

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This giveaway has ended but check the giveaways link up above to see if there are any current giveaways going on!

Before I get on to business, I finally figured out a way to include printable recipes using google documents.  From now on, after each recipe you will see a link that says View Printable Recipe, click on it and it will take you to the recipe in google docs and you can print out just the recipe!  I will slowly start to add in all the recipes here but it will take awhile.  Until then, just follow the directions under PRINTING up in the bar right up on top.

Last month (or maybe it was August) I was contacted by Eggland’s Best to see if wanted to have an EB Pink Party in support of breast cancer awareness month.  I jumped at the chance.  EB sponsored my brunch and sent an amazing prize pack that I will send on to one lucky winner!   We had a great time at my brunch ~ these are my friends from our local dog park.  A few couldn’t make it and we really missed them.   We are a pretty diverse group of all ages AND our dogs all get along!

Between us in this picture, we have 13 dogs and 2 grand dogs.  I’m the 4th from the left if anyone is wondering!  Mr. Meat Eater took the picture so he will remain the mystery man 🙂

I can’t thank Eggland’s Best enough for the chance to have this party and for all they do to help in the fight against breast cancer.  I’m beside myself that they chose me and my blog to help pass along the word and that they have such delicious eggs.  I haven’t used any other brand of eggs in years!

One of the dishes I made was berry French toast.  I am NOT a French toast lover and anything that even LOOKS like bread pudding I usually run away from.  I don’t know what compelled me to try this dish but it has to be one of the best breakfast dishes I have ever made.  It’s super easy and is not the least bit heavy.

The recipe calls for French bread but I used a loaf of challah bread instead and I think a loaf of King’s Hawaiian bread would be just as good.  The other thing I like is that it calls for frozen berries so it can be made all year round instead of just during berry season.  The frozen berries are also cheaper to use.

I think this was the most popular dish at the brunch!

Berry French Toast

1 loaf of French Bread, cubed (I used Challah)
6 egg whites
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups milk (I used 2%)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 (12 ounce) pkg frozen unsweetened mixed berries
2 tbsps cold butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar

Places cubed bread in a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish.

In a bowl, combine the egg whites, eggs milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and pour over the bread cubes in the baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. I have never let it sit that long. I usually make it about 5 hours ahead and put in the fridge until baking time.

Bake, covered, at 350º for 30 minutes. Once you have put it in the oven, take the berries out of the freezer and let sit on the cupboard to defrost a bit.

In a small bowl, cut the butter into the brown sugar until crumbly. Sprinkle berries, the brown sugar/butter over the top and bake, uncovered, for 15-20 more minutes or until a knife inserted near the middle comes out clean.

Serve with maple syrup if desired. It’s really good with the syrup!

Make 8-10 servings.

VIEW PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE!

More brunch recipes to come this week!

Now for the giveaway.  Here’s what is included in the prize pack:

In the prize pack from Eggland’s Best you will get a set of 4 EB ramekins, 1 EB apron, 1 EB whisk, 1 EB spatula, 1, EB egg timer, 1 EB eco bag, 1 EB plush egg.

For a chance to win, just let me know your favorite dish to make for breakfast!  That’s it ~ very easy!

The giveaway will run until October 17 at midnight.  If you are the winner, you will have 3 days to get in contact with me!  I will use Random.org to choose a winner.

Thank you Eggland’s Best!!!!!!!

Happy Cooking!