Baked Potatoes Recipe

Baked Potatoes Recipe


  • 6 baked potatoes (medium-sized)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  • 1 bunch green onions (chopped thin)
  • can add more S&P to taste


1. Pre-heat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with foil. Prep the potatoes by washing them under cold water. Next pierce the potatoes with a fork several times and then place on baking pan. Brush potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Bake potatoes for one hour. Allow potatoes to cool.

2. Cut potatoes in half and then scoop out most of the inside of the potato. Leave a little bit, so the skins don’t tear. Mash the inside of the potatoes in a large bowl and then mix in the butter, half and half, sour cream, salt and pepper.

3. Once the potatoes are mashed, scoop the potatoes back into the skins.

4. Then top with cheese, bacon and green onions. Bake at 375 for 10-15 min or until cheese is bubbly.

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Garden Veggie Pasta Salad

Garden Veggie Pasta Salad


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 (16 oz.) package uncooked elbow macaroni


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in celery, bell pepper, carrot, onions, and jalapeno. Refrigerate while you prepare the pasta.
  3. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse in a colander under cold water; drain well. Add macaroni to mayonnaise and vegetable mixture and toss to coat well.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or, or overnight. Before serving, taste and adjust seasoning, and add more mayonnaise, as needed.
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Tuna Patties

Tuna Patties


  • 2 cans Tuna Chunks in Water
  • 20g butter
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 800g cold mashed potato
  • 100g sweetcorn, thawed if frozen
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Plain flour, for dusting
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g dried breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Drain the cans of Princes Tuna Chunks and tip onto a plate. Break the fish into chunks and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and gently fry the spring onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Cool slightly, then mix into the potato with the sweetcorn and parsley.
  3. Add the tuna, season with salt and pepper and mix together. Form into 8 small or 4 large fish cakes and coat them lightly in plain flour.
  4. Beat the egg with 2tbsp cold water. Dip the fish cakes in the egg and coat them in breadcrumbs. Chill until ready to cook.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan and shallow fry the fish cakes for 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
  6. Serve with salad or vegetables.
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Fried Fish Sandwich Recipe

Fried Fish Sandwich Recipe


  • 2 pounds  fillets
  • 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups cold beer
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • Tartar sauce or mayonnaise
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices



Step 1 Cut fish into 3-inch strips. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tsp. Greek seasoning, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper.

Step 2 Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, remaining 1 tsp. Greek seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper; stir well. Add 2 cups cold beer and egg, stirring until thoroughly blended and smooth.

Step 3 Pour oil to a depth of 2 to 3 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 375°.

Step 4 Dip fish strips into batter, coating both sides well; shake off excess. Fry fish, in batches, 2 minutes on each side or until golden (do not crowd pan). Drain on paper towels.

Step 5 Spread top half of each bun evenly with tartar sauce. Place 1 lettuce leaf (shredded) and 1 tomato slice on bottom half of each bun; top each with 2 fried fish strips and top halves of buns.

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Lemony Grilled Herbed Fish Recipe

Lemony Grilled Herbed Fish Recipe


  • 1 fish fillet (firm)  
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, sliced  
  • 2 cloves garlic (Finely Chopped)  
  • 1/4 white onion ( Ringed)  
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice  
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil  
  • 1/2 tablespoon oregano  
  • 1/2 tablespoon basil  
  • sprinkle cracked black pepper  
  • 1/4 orange  
  • 1/4 lemon 


  1. Cut a piece of tin foil big enough to wrap round the fish twice. 
  2. Brush the middle portion of foil with olive oil. 
  3. (Where the fish will sit on top) Place the fish fillet on top of the greased foil. 
  4. Rub ginger juice into fish. 
  5. Sprinkle a pinch of pepper on top of fillet. 
  6. Spread the Oregano and Basil evenly over the top of fillet. 
  7. Sprinkle the finely chopped garlic over the top of herbs. 
  8. Rest the tomato slices on top. 
  9. Arrange the Onion rings over the fillet. 
  10. Squeeze the juice of both the orange and the lemon over the whole fillet. 
  11. Grate the zest of both the orange and lemon on the top. 
  12. Wrap up the fish with all the ingredients in the foil. 
  13. Place the envelope in the grill and grill at 400F for 20 minutes. 
  14. Turn the grill off and let it sit in the grill for another 10 minutes. 
  15. Remove the envelope, cut an "X" on the top, place on plate and serve. 
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Traditional Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Traditional Hot Cross Buns Recipe


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm whole milk (110° to 115°)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6 to 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons whole milk


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sugar, salt, spices, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in currants, raisins and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide and shape into 30 balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, 30-45 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross on top of each bun. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolk and water; brush over tops. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool slightly.
  5. For icing, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Pipe a cross on top of each bun. Serve warm.
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Smoked Salmon Devil Eggs

Smoked Salmon Devil Eggs

  • 12   eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
  • 2 oz (60 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) mustard
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 8 oz (250 g) cold-smoked salmon, divided
  • Snipped fresh dill weed for garnish (optional)


  1. Arrange the eggs in the 12” (30-cm) Steamer. Fill the All-Purpose Pot with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the water comes to a boil, place the steamer onto the pot. Cover and allow the eggs to steam for 16 minutes. Remove the steamer and run the eggs under cold water. Allow the eggs to cool completely in the refrigerator before peeling.
  2. Cut the eggs in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yolks and place them in a Classic Batter Bowl; set the whites aside. Mash the yolks with the  Masher. Stir in the mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard, dill weed, vinegar, and salt until well blended. Finely chop the salmon using a Chef's Knife, reserving a large piece for garnish. Add the chopped salmon to the yolk mixture; mix well.
  3. Attach the open star tip to the decorator tool; fill with the yolk mixture. Pipe the mixture into the whites. Thinly slice the reserved piece of salmon and garnish eggs. Sprinkle with additional dill weed, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.


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Pan-Seared Strip Steak Recipe

Pan-Seared Strip Steak Recipe


  • 2 (12-ounce) lean, grass-fed New York strip steaks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 thyme sprigs
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed


Step 1

Let steaks stand 30 minutes at room temperature.

Step 2

Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low; add butter, thyme, and garlic to pan. Carefully grasp pan handle using an oven mitt or folded dish towel. Tilt pan toward you so butter pools; cook 1 1/2 minutes, basting steaks with butter constantly. Remove steaks from pan; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Reserve butter mixture.

Step 3

Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Discard thyme and garlic; spoon reserved butter mixture over steak.

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Baked Potato Casserole Recipe

Baked Potato Casserole Recipe


  • 5 pounds red potatoes, cooked and cubed
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 4 cups 16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • In a very large bowl, combine potatoes and bacon. In another large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; add to potato mixture and gently toss to coat.
  • Transfer to a greased 4-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.
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Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Classic Red Velvet Cake Recipe


  • 1/2 cup shortening 
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring 
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar 
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour 
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 cup buttermilk 


  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened 
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 5-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar 
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 



  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the food coloring, vinegar, butter flavoring and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. 
  2. Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake. 
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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe


  • salt, to taste
  • 8 oz penne pasta (225 g)
  • 2 cups broccoli floret (300 g)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • pepper, to taste
  • ÂĽ cup butter (55 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream (235 ml)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • â…› teaspoon nutmeg
  • ÂĽ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish (165 g)
  • red pepper flakes, to garnish


  1. Bring a quart (950 ML) of water in a large pot to a boil over high heat, and salt to taste.
  2. Cook pasta for 8 minutes, or until slightly underdone.
  3. Add broccoli to pasta and simmer for 4 minutes with the lid on.
  4. Strain the pasta and broccoli in a colander and run cold water over to prevent the broccoli from over cooking.
  5. Heat the olive oil in the pot over medium-high heat and add the chicken. Season the chicken with season salt and pepper.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the pot and set aside.
  7. Add the butter to the pot and melt it. Once butter is fully melted, add in garlic and stir continuously for 10 seconds.
  8. Add the heavy cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir often and cook until sauce starts to bubble slightly.
  9. Once the sauce is bubbling and begins to cook down, add in Parmesan cheese and stir until the sauce thickens.
  10. Add in the cooked chicken, pasta, and broccoli, and stir until fully combined.
  11. Top with Parmesan cheese or red chili flakes.
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Cheese Rolls Recipe

Cheese Rolls Recipe


  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick) 
  • 1/2 cup Crisco (vegetable shortening) 
  • 2 cups flour 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder 
  • 1/4 cup ice cold water 
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese (shredded) 
  • 1/2 tsp mustard 
  • 1 tsp pepper sauce (more if desired) 
  • dash of garlic powder 
  • dash of black pepper 
  • dash of dry parsley flakes 
  • egg whites for brushing edges egg wash 1 egg + 1 tbsp water 


  1. Mix 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp curry powder into two cups all-purpose flour. 
  2. Add 1 stick of salted butter and 1/2 cup  vegetable shortening. 
  3. With a pastry cutter, cut shortening and butter into flour until small pieces are formed throughout the dough. Add about 1/4 cup ice cold water to the dough and knead slightly to form a ball. 
  4. This can be done quickly in a food processor by adding dry ingredients, pulsing, adding shortening and butter, pulsing until pea sized form, then adding water until ball forms. 
  5. Place ball on plastic wrap, flatten and shape into a square. Refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight. Remove dough from fridge an hour before use so it can thaw. 
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shred cheese and mix in mustard, pepper sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, and parsley flakes, toss and set aside. 
  7. Cut dough into 16 squares for thinner cheese rolls or 9 squares for thicker cheese rolls. Flatten one square and roll into a rectangular shape. 
  8. Brush edges of dough with egg whites. Fill a tablespoon or two on the lower half, roll into the center then add more cheese. Seal edges. 
  9. Place all cheese rolls on a baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash. 
  10. Bake for 15-18 minutes until rolls are golden brown. 

*Yield : 9-16 rolls 


If you are nervous about the cheese oozing out of the rolls, you can pierce the tops with a fork to allow the steam to escape while baking. 

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