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Here are some of the recipes I have worked on over the course of the past few years (some perfected, some need a little work).

          

Recipes

Recipe Index

Steak on the Stove
Garlic Prime Rib
Salt Encrusted Prime Rib
Ground Meat
Beef and Bean Burritos
Steak Fajitas
Spanish Rice
Braised Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Sirloin Tip Roast
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Skillet Lemon Chicken
Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken
Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken
Baked Chicken Teriyaki
Chicken Parmigiana
Braised Chicken Thighs with Sauerkraut
Honey Curry Baked Chicken
Chicken Black Bean Rice Casserole
Chicken Enchiladas
Five-Spice Chicken
Chicken and Pasta
Thanksgiving Turkey
Sage Sausage Cranberry Stuffing
Pork Schnitzel
Baked Pork Chops
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin
Red Wine Pork Tenderloin
Slow Cooker Ham
Pork Chop Brine
Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops
Crusted Pork Chops
Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce
Skillet Pork Chop Zucchini
Apple Baked Pork Chops
Katsudon
Okonomiyaki
Beans, Sausage and Rice
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Glazed Kielbasa
Penne with Broccoli and Sausage
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Roasted Garlic Tomato Tortellini
Baked Ziti
Shrimp and Beans
Ginger Sea Bass over Wilted Greens
Broiled Tomato Sauce
Gumbo
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
Croutons
German Potato Salad
Potato Salad
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Dauphinoise Potatoes Gratin
Red Potatoes with Cheese
Sliced Baked Red Potatoes
Scalloped Potato Bake
Bratkartoffeln
Mashed Potatoes
Fried Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Creamy Brussels Sprouts
Green Beans with Bacon and Onions
Fried Green Tomatoes
Corn N' Bacon
Broccoli Salad
Fried Okra
Green Beans
Mixed Bean Salad
White Asparagus (Spargle)
Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli
Stewed Zucchini and Squash
German Red Cabbage
Pizza Bread
Bacon, Apple and Cheese Sandwich
Bacon Bowls
Bacon Swiss Tomato Bites
French Toast
Toad in a Hole
Scrambled Eggs with Chives
Instant Pancakes
Japanese Pancakes
Bacon and Cheese Rolls
Sausage
Biscuits and Gravy
Pasta Quiche
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel Sauce
Veloute
Espagnole Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
Buffalo Dip
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Fried Apple Hand Pies
Lava Cakes
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Oreo Brownies
Oreo Fudge
Oreo Poke Cake
German Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (White)
Soft Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cheesecake Filling
Cream Puffs
Snickerdoodles
Lemon Cookies
Chocolate Fudge
Coconut Pecan Candy
Coconut Cream Pie
Young Coconut Cake
Banana Coconut Cream Pie
Coconut Macaroons
Macarons
Lemon Blueberry Yum Yum
Pumpkin Pie
"Three Layer" Custard Cake
Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Snickerdoodle Brownies
Walnut Maple Cookie Bars w/ Butter Cream Frosting
Nutty Cheesecake Squares
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Bars
Pecan Pie Bars with Walnut Shortbread Crust
Raspberry Jam Bites
Mixed Berry Pie Bars
Honey Roasted Pears
Apple Crisp
Pistachio Ambrosia
Dirt Pudding
Whipped Cream Topping
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pork Rub
Pico De Gallo
Salsa
House Seasoning

Total Recipes: 138
 
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Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken

This is a relatively simple recipe, but makes a very moist, juicy chicken. The combination of onion powder, garlic powder, margarine and celery does wonders on this bird. This is my "go-to" roast chicken.

 

Ingredients

1 (4-5 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup margarine
2 stalks celery, trimmed (1 of which is optional)
4-5 large carrots (optional)
10 small potatoes (optional)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon lemon peel
1 lemon, halved

 

Cooking Directions

Heat the oven to 350 degrees
Optional -- lay down 1 stalk of celery and the carrots to set the chicken on (instead of directly on the pan - to allow the chicken to sit up a little)
Rinse and pat dry the chicken.  Liberally season the inside of the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.  Place 3 tablespoons of margarine in the chicken cavity.  Stuff the chicken cavity with the lemon halves and the celery.
 
Truss the chicken.  Cut remainder of the margarine into dollops and place under the skin of the chicken in various places (breast, thighs). Add additional salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to taste to the exterior of the chicken.
 
Melt 3 tablespoons of margarine.  Add lemon zest to margarine.  Baste skin with margarine mixture.   
 
Bake uncovered for 1 hour and 45 minutes and then check the temperature (looking for 170 degrees - so it might take an additional 30 minutes depending on your oven and the weight of the chicken).
 
Remove from heat, baste with melted butter and drippings.  Cover with foil and allow to rest for around 30 minutes prior to serving.

 

Optional: Lay out celery and carrots to raise the chicken up

Optional: Lay out celery and carrots to raise the chicken up

 

Rinse, dry, season inside, add margarine, lemon and celery to the cavity

Rinse, dry, season inside, add margarine, lemon and celery to the cavity

 

Truss chicken, add margarine dollops under skin, salt, pepper and season

Truss chicken, add margarine dollops under skin, salt, pepper and season

 

Place chicken in pan - add potatoes if desired

Place chicken in pan - add potatoes if desired

 

Melt butter.  Add lemon zest (and other seasonings if desired)

Melt butter. Add lemon zest (and other seasonings if desired)

 

Baste top with zesty margarine mixture

Baste top with zesty margarine mixture

 

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 45 minutes (or until 170 degrees)

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour 45 minutes (or until 170 degrees)

 

Remove from oven and baste with juices

Remove from oven and baste with juices

 

Transfer to serving dish

Transfer to serving dish

 

Cover with foil for about 30 minutes

Cover with foil for about 30 minutes

 

Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken

Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken

 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 

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