Shrimp Cakes By Don

We had some spot prawns (huge) in the freezer and Don thought these could be as tasty as his Crab Cakes. Well, everyone, it works and they are fabulous. Served with a lovely Bearnaise sauce, rice and micro greens. it was perfect. 1 pound raw spot prawns, peeled and deveined 3/4 cup saltine cracker crumbs…

Easiest Macaroni and Cheese Ever

Believe me, this is not the usual recipe I make, but it is good, fast and easy. We did enjoy it. 3 cups whole milk 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tbsp. butter 3 tbsp. flour 1 lb. good cheddar cheese, shredded, for a much better flavour (not cheese slices for sandwiches) 1/4 lb. Monterey Jack…

Great Italian Tomato Sauce

Kelly was coming for dinner the other night, so Don made this up and believe me, this is awsome. Much nicer than most tomato sauces. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil pinch of red pepper flakes 2 crushed garlic cloves 3/4 chopped onion (optional) 1 tsp. fresh chopped oregano, divided 1 tbsp. chopped fresh basil,…

Cauliflower Rice and Oven Baked Trout

Don, our own private Chef, made this the other night and I wanted you to try it as well. It is absolutely yummy.   This recipe is for two. If more at your table, just adjust the amounts. 1/2 medium head of cauliflower. cleaned, cored and cut into 2 inch wide florets (makes 2 1/2…

Double Cornbread with Cheddar Cheese

This is my second cornbread recipe. There are a few subtle changes but, believe me, it is super good and tasty. Don put this together and I told him, I may have to quit the baking side of this marriage. Vegetable oil spray to spray the loaf pan with.( 8 1/2 inch loaf pan works…

Lemon Pistachio Cake With Special Topping

I have, over the past gazillion years, done a lot of baking. This one is a cheater though, so bear with me on this. (I don’t always cheat). It is one of the tastier cakes with the special topping and I know you will make it….over and over again. 1 Betty Crocker lemon cake mix…

Pork Loin With Honey Garlic Sauce

I promise you, this is THE best pork loin. Don made it yesterday and it literally melts in  your mouth. Get ready! Here we go. 2.5-3.5 pork loin roast, fat and skin removed 2 tbsp. olive oil RUB 1 1/4 tsp. paprika (mild or smoked) 1/2 tsp. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. each garlic powder and…

Skillet Fried Chicken

This is a really nice way to up the ante on chicken for dinner. Don made this last night and it is delicious. 3/4 cup flour 1 tbsp. paprika 1  tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 3 – 3 1/2 lb. chicken, cut up vegetable oil for skillet pinch each of garlic powder and onion powder…

Roasted Pork Loin

This recipe will serve 4 – 6 people   Ingredients: 3 lb. center cut pork loin, boned, rolled and tied* 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided 1/2 tsp black pepper 7-8 small carrots, peeled and left mostly whole 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. apple juice, divided 1 large white…

Arroz Con Pollo, the most flavourable dish

As I am sure you are all aware that Don is the “Chef  of Chefs” and this dish is beyond anything.  Arroz Con Pollo has always been my favourite Mexican dish and boy oh boy did he do it up right. This is now on our list for ‘do agains’. 2 cups uncooked instant rice…