Thursday, August 26, 2010


I have never made fish on my own before.

So yesterday I bought a few things at Donateli's an italian grocery store within walking distance from my house. I also picked up a few salmon fillet's from Wholey's that so happened to be sold at Donateli's.

From here, I needed to cook this fish rather quickly so it wouldn't go bad, and I would be out the money I spent on the fish.

I googled a bunch of recipes and came up with this one, and I made it :)


1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1.2 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1.4 teaspoon of pepper

2-4 Salmon fillets.


Pretheat the over for 325

Mix all ingredients in a bowl

spray some nonstick spray to the baking pan

place the fish in the baking pan.

pour the mixture over the top of the fish

cook for 25-40 minutes.

then you have some tastey Salmon to eat.

Pizza Dip

So this isn't a recipe that I recently found, but it's my easy, awesome standby. My friends and I have been making this since high school and we still eat it at almost every gathering.

Pizza Dip

1-2 bags of Frito Scoops (not optional)
1 block of cream cheese
1 can of pizza sauce
1 bag of shredded cheese
assortment of pizza toppings (optional)

oven proof or microwavable dish (I usually use a square stone baker or a round Pyrex dish)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (if using the oven method)

Spread the cream cheese to evenly cover the bottom of your dish of choice.
Pour the pizza sauce over the cream cheese. I usually tap the dish on the counter a few times to make sure that there are no bubble and that the sauce is even.
Sprinkle all the cheese over top of the pizza sauce.
At this time you can put toppings on the pizza dip, but I usually leave it plain.

Bake pizza dip for 15-20 min, or until cheese is bubbly( if using oven method).
You can also microwave the pizza dip. I usually try 5 min increments, and once again my method of checking the "done-ness" is by bubbly cheese. But to be honest, I like the oven method better.

Remove from oven, or microwave.

At this time open the Frito Scoops and place in bowl.

I usually wait to open the scoops so that I a)don't eat the scoops without the dip, and b)give the dip a few minutes to cool down.

Scoop and enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crock Pot Sausage, Eggplant, And Tomato Casserole

Nice, easy eggplant, beef sausage, and tomato dish. Sauteed sausage, onion, garlic with eggplant cooked in a crockpot on low heat.

Ingredients -

1 tablespoon Olive Oil
8 Lean Beef Sausages
1 Large White Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
2 Eggplant, peeled and chopped
3/4 teaspoon Chili Flakes
1 (14.5 ounces) can Diced Tomatoes
1 cup Chicken Stock
1/4 cup Flat-Leaf Parsley Leaves, chopped


1. Heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

2. Add beef sausages and sauté 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Sausage should be evenly browned.

3. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels.

4. Add chopped onion, crushed garlic, and eggplant to pan. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Stir in chili flakes and diced tomatoes. Cook 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.

6. Add chicken stock and bring to boil.

7. Spoon eggplant mixture into crock pot. Add sausages. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours.

8. Stir in parsley. Season with pepper. Serve with steamed vegetables.