Wednesday, July 1, 2009



Summer salad

Today I've made salad with tuna , not following any recipe , just what crossed my mind . It was success regarding my family reaction , it's been eaten all and they just said to me , you need to make this again .

Recipe to follow :

1 can of red kidney been
1 can of whole kernel corn
2 can's of chunk light tuna in water ( 5 oz each )
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
2-3 tablespoon olive oil
salt, pepper,
cayenne pepper
parsley flakes
hot&spicy mustard
lemon juice

How to make :

Red beans and corn wash and let dry on side , open tuna cans , put in bowl without water from can , pour lemon juice and mix with spun .
Cat peppers in small pieces .
In bowl with tuna add dried beans , corns and peppers .Mix with spun , add olive oil , salt, black pepper,cayenne pepper, parsley flakes and mustard . Mix all well and enjoy .

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

On last Sunday I did make grilled cucumbers for first time , it was something unexpected for me , I just cut cucumbers to four peaces marinade in mix of garlic powder , olive oil , Parmesan cheese , let stay in for half of hour and grilled well .Taste was amazing and unexpected in good way , who ever willing to try this will not be disappointed . Simply and very tasty . Served with Ranch dressing.mmm

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pot Lucks

Our company decided to have a pot luck for lunch. We all know it's hard to decide on an item to bring. So I decided to keep it simple and chose to make bread. Bread is a great item to bring because it can go with the dips, you can make sandwiches, or with any meat item. The recipe is simple and one I learned from my mother when I was 16.

The recipe is as follows:

Items needed:
9 x 13 pan
plastic mixing spoon
large mixing bowl
a medium bowl (for the dough to rise in)
a kitchen cloth (you can use a pillow case if you don't have one handy)

2 cups water (warm)
1 oz. of fresh yeast (I use Red Star)
1/2 cup canola oil (your preference)
2 tsp salt (Morton's works great)
3.5 cups of flour (Five Roses is my choice)


Mix water and yeast, and let sit until yeast activates; this is usually when it rises and bubbles in the water, its takes about 10 minutes. Add oil, salt, and flour into the combined water and yeast. Stir the ingredients with a plastic spoon. Once the ingredients combine, start folding the batter with your hands, adding upto another half cup of flour as needed. The dough should be firm but should not be sticking to your hands; this is the reason you might need to add up to another half cup of flour. The dough is ready when it is smooth. Let the dough sit in on the counter or in a bowl until the dough rises to twice its original size. Now that it has risen, fold the dough for another 5 minutes. Get a 9 x 13 non-stick pan. Rub oil on the entire the pan, make sure the pan is completely oiled. Place the dough in the pan and let rise until the pan is full. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees. Place pan in the middle rack and bake for about an hour. The bread should be medium brown when its done. Remove the bread from the pan and wrap it in a clean cloth until it cools down. Now, you're ready to serve and eat.