Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Chicken Stromboli

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 3-4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken, such as rotisserie chicken, leftovers from the night before or cooked chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pizza dough, defrosted
  • Flour, for dusting the rolling surface
  • 1 ½ cup cheese of choice
  • 1 egg
  • A sprinkle of sesame seeds or poppy seeds


Pre-heat the oven to 400˚F.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the EVOO and cook the celery and carrots until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the chicken to the pan and toss everything together with some salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside and let cool.

When the filling is cool, roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle on a floured surface. Spread the cooled filling evenly out onto the entire dough, making sure not to get too close the any of the edges. Top with the cheese.

Roll the stromboli, starting at one of the long sides, tucking in both ends firmly. Press the seam with your fingers to seal.

In a small bowl, whisk the egg with a splash of water, then lightly brush it over the stromboli, covering the entire surface. Sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds, transfer to a baking sheet and bake in the oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes.

Baked Shrimp Ziti

Ziti 2 cups

2 bacon strips, crumbled

Sliced olives, ½ cup

Baby shrimp 1 cup

Shredded cheese 3/4 cup

For spaghetti sauce

2 cans of Italian tomatoes, used potato masher to mash up

1 can tomato paste

1 tbsp garlic

Pour everything together, bake.

Bake at 350 for 15 min

Servings 4

A1 Steak Sauce

Difficulty: Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Heinz chili sauce
  1. Step 1

    This is an extremely easy recipe, and you'll want to use Heinz Ketchup and chili sauce if you want it to be exactly like A1.

  2. Step 2

    In a saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Stir mixture while boiling to ensure the raisins do not stick, and everything blends well.

  3. Step 3

    Once boiling, remove the pan from heat and let sit to cool. The sauce should be lukewarm before continuing to work with it.

  4. Step 4

    Once the sauce reaches lukewarm temperature, pour into a blender and puree. Make the sauce as thin or as thick as you like. (I like mine a little thick, but without the raisin chunks.)

  5. Step 5

    Once the sauce reaches your desired thickness, pour sauce into a bottle and refrigerate. Make sure you use a bottle with a lid to keep fresh.

Teriyaki Sauce

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You'll Need:

  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Step 1

    Place a small saucepan over low heat.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the water, cornstarch, soy sauce, cider vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger and black pepper in the saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce thickens to your desired consistency. Stir frequently.

  3. Step 3

    Baste meat and/or vegetables with sauce and cook according to your recipe. Periodically brush with more sauce throughout the cooking process.

  4. Step 4


Coffee creamer

1 cup dry milk
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup hot water
2 cups milk of choice
vanilla or whatever you want

Add 1 cup dry milk and 2 cups sugar to bowl, add 1/2 cup hot water, stir
Add 2 cups milk and vanilla or? mix, place in container

Hamburger Buns


1 cup milk

1/2 cup water

1 tbsp oil or butter

4 1/2 cups bread flour

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1 package yeast

2 tbsp sugar

Put everything in a bread machine, when done, form dough into balls that weigh 3.0 oz, let rise and bake at 400 degrees in oven.

I also like to make mini hamburgers, for mini, the balls would weigh 1.7 oz.

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