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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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Steak on the Stove

Before I went to Korea, I had always made steak on the grill. I was very proud of the way my steak turned out there, and have quite a good taste for steak.  In Korea, I had no barbecue grill, so I had to figure out how to pan fry steak.  My first 6 or 7 attempts all came out pretty bad.  The steak was overseasoned, undercooked, and just not good.  I tried with different seasonings, different oils and different methods (including the Foreman Grill), but I could not get a tasty, medium rare steak.  Until I started using high heat and a cast iron skillet.

 

Ingredients

1 Steak - Prime cut is best (can be Sirloin, Ribeye, T-Bone).
Oil
Salt
Pepper

 

Cooking Directions

Take steak out of the refrigerator and leave out for at least 30 minutes to take the chill off.
Put the cast iron skillet into an oven heated to 450 degrees for 10 minutes.
Give the steak a light coat of an oil with a high smoke point.  Some recommendations:
Safflower Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Canola Oil.
 
When skillet is heated (after the 10 minutes), place the skillet over high heat on the stovetop for 5 minutes.
 
Lightly coat the steak with kosher salt and ground black pepper.
 
Turn on ventilation system (there will be smoke).  After the 5 minutes, put steak in the skillet for 30 seconds on each side.
 
Place the skillet in the oven for 2 minutes.  Flip steak.  Leave for 2 minutes.  If you prefer medium (instead of medium rare), do 3 minutes per side.  Check internal temperature to check on doneness (we're looking for 125 for medium rare, 132 for medium).
 
Place steak on cooling rack.  Cover with foil (tented).  Let rest for 2 minutes.  Serve.

 

Prepare Steak

Prepare Steak

 

There will be smoke

There will be smoke

 

Sear forms quick crust

Sear forms quick crust

 

Let rest on a dish to keep steak from steaming in its escaping juices

Let rest on a dish to keep steak from steaming in its escaping juices

 

Perfectly medium rare

Perfectly medium rare

 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 

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