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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
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
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
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
Bacon and Cheese Rolls
Sausage
Pasta Quiche
Tomato Sauce
Bechamel Sauce
Veloute
Espagnole Sauce
Hollandaise Sauce
Buffalo Dip
No Bake Cherry Cheesecake
Peanut Butter Oatmeal No Bake Cookies
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (White)
Soft Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
Snickerdoodles
Chocolate Fudge
Coconut Pecan Candy
Lemon Cookies
Coconut Cream Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Snickerdoodle Brownies
Honey Roasted Pears
Apple Crisp
Pistachio Ambrosia
Dirt Pudding
Whipped Cream Topping
Hard Boiled Eggs
Pork Rub
House Seasoning

Total Recipes: 110
 
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Recipes

Here are my recipes. Enjoy.

 

Beef Recipes

Steak on the Stove

Steak on the Stove


 

Garlic Prime Rib

Garlic Prime Rib


 

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib

Salt Encrusted Prime Rib


 

Braised, Slow Cooked Beef Pot Roast

Braised, Slow Cooked Beef Pot Roast


 

Ground Beef (make your own)

Ground Beef (make your own)


 

Beef and Bean Burritos

Beef and Bean Burritos


 

Chicken

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu


 

Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken

Lemon and Garlic Roast Chicken


 

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas


 

Braised Chicken Thighs with Sauerkraut

Braised Chicken Thighs with Sauerkraut


 

Chicken Black Bean Rice Casserole

Chicken Black Bean Rice Casserole


 

Skillet Lemon Chicken

Skillet Lemon Chicken


 

Honey Curry Baked Chicken

Honey Curry Baked Chicken


 

Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken

Celery Stuffed Roasted Chicken


 

Baked Chicken Teriyaki

Baked Chicken Teriyaki


 

Five-Spice Chicken

Five-Spice Chicken


 

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana


 

Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey


 

Sage Sausage Cranberry Stuffing

Sage Sausage Cranberry Stuffing


 

Pork

Schnitzel

Schnitzel


 

Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops


 

Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce

Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce


 

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin

Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin


 

Red Wine Pork Tenderloin

Red Wine Pork Tenderloin


 

Skillet Pork Chop Zucchini

Skillet Pork Chop Zucchini


 

Slow Cooker (Christmas) Ham

Slow Cooker (Christmas) Ham

 

Apple Baked Pork Chops

Apple Baked Pork Chops


 

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops

Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops


 

Crusted Pork Chops

Crusted Pork Chops


 

Sausage

Beans, Sausage and Rice

Beans, Sausage and Rice


 

Kielbasa Sauerkraut Medley

Kielbasa Sauerkraut Medley


 

Glazed Kielbasa

Glazed Kielbasa


 

Pasta

Penne with Broccoli and Sausage

Penne with Broccoli and Sausage


 

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese


 

Roasted Garlic Tomato Tortellini

Roasted Garlic Tomato Tortellini


 

Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup

Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup


 

Croutons

Croutons


 

Seafood

Shrimp and Beans

Shrimp and Beans

 

Potatoes

German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad


 

Potato Salad

Potato Salad


 

Dauphinoise Potatoes Gratin

Dauphinoise Potatoes Gratin


 

Fried Potatoes

Fried Potatoes


 

Bratkartoffeln

Bratkartoffeln


 

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes


 

Sliced Baked Red Potatoes

Sliced Baked Red Potatoes


 

Red Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon

Red Potatoes with Cheese and Bacon


 

Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes


 

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole


 

Broccoli

Broccoli Salad

Broccoli Salad


 

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli

Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli


 

Brussels Sprouts

Creamy Brussels Sprouts

Creamy Brussels Sprouts


 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts


 

Other Vegetables

"Meaty" Green Beans


 

White Asparagus (Spargle)

White Asparagus (Spargle)


 

Fried Okra

Fried Okra


 

Stewed Zucchini and Squash

Stewed Zucchini and Squash


 

Mixed Bean Salad

Mixed Bean Salad


 

German Red Cabbage

German Red Cabbage


 

Appetizers

Bacon Swiss Tomato Bowl

Bacon Swiss Tomato Bowl

 

Other

Pistachio Ambrosia (

Pistachio Ambrosia ("Green Stuff")

 

Breakfast

French Toast

French Toast


 

Scrambled Eggs and Chives

Scrambled Eggs and Chives


 

Bacon and Cheese Rolls

Bacon and Cheese Rolls


 

Pancakes

Pancakes


 

Homemade Sausage

Homemade Sausage


 

Toad in a Hole

Toad in a Hole


 

Desserts

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake


 

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Cream Pie


 

Whipped Cream Topping

Whipped Cream Topping


 

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Chocolate Chip Brownies


 

Snickerdoodle Brownies

Snickerdoodle Brownies


 

Chocolate Fudge

Chocolate Fudge


 

Soft Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies


 

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies


 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies


 

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies


 

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


 

Snickerdoodles (Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)

Snickerdoodles (Cinnamon Sugar Cookies)


 

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies


 

Honey Roasted Pears

Honey Roasted Pears


 

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie


 

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp


 

Coconut Pecan Candy

Coconut Pecan Candy


 

Dirt Pudding

Dirt Pudding


 

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (White)

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (White)


 


Special Pages

Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

 


About my Cooking

I grew up eating pretty bland food - but I liked it.  

As I started to experiment with cooking and getting out of my shell, I found I liked controlling the ingredients.  I was not raised eating a lot of onions, peppers, mushrooms and other "grown up" foods.  I term them that, because now that I am older, I tend to notice the tastes more and I am more willing to experiment.  I have a theory about taste bud deterioration, but I don't think I can win an argument with it.

So, as I progressed with my PhD, I found that I liked buying food for tonight's meal today.  If I had my way (and I did when I was going to school), I would go to the market every day with a grocery list for the night's meal.  The food was all fresh and it wasn't wasted in the cupboard, fridge or freezer.
 
So, I started experimenting with some recipes (and starting watching a lot of food-based television shows).  I learned a lot of techniques and a lot about how food interacts with other ingredients and different heating methods.  Here's an example - I always thought the thing under the stove was the broiler (it turns out it is just a storage drawer, in our house).  When I started my culinary hobby, I couldn't pick out most spices out of a lineup (visually or by taste).  So, I set out to learn more, expand my horizons, and make something good.
 
I think this also ties into my creative side.  I have a long story (maybe to be posted on this site at some point) that explains how I went from loving math as a kid, to hating it in college, to coming back to it with computer programming.  The story ends with the listener understanding that I like problem solving and creativity, but don't like the idea of one right answer.  With food, in most cases, there is also no one right answer.  Chicken and Beef can be prepared thousands of ways and still be enjoyable.  Perhaps some crushed, toasted coriander seed will make a great difference -- or maybe you won't notice it specifically, but it provides a depth of flavor to the other ingredients.  Essentially, I wanted to know more about all of the tools -- I wanted to be able to say -- "You know, if you would add a bit of cumin to this recipe, it would really bring out the flavor" (and I wanted to be able to add a bit of cumin to it and that be right).
 
So, I started with online recipes.  Online recipes are a resource that fit my style; I have cook books, but they are not searchable.  So, while I do go through the cookbooks periodically, I tend to start online looking for a specific set of ingredients to start with (and looking for reviews about ways to make the recipes better).
 
This site is really an extension of this hobby – plus gives me the motivation to continue to cook.  There is a part of me that still just likes to eat, and I would be satisfied with just cooking the same 5 or 6 things all of the time (steak, schnitzel, Spaghetti with Ragu sauce and a breakfast medley with eggs, hash browns, ham, bacon, and sausage).

Without this site, I would not have favorite recipes for homemade brownies or roasted Brussels sprouts or chicken cordon bleu with a white wine sauce. 

So, this recipe collection still matches my tastes – you won’t find many spicy foods in here and I don’t think I have a single recipe that has calls for mushrooms.  But, there are flavors in here that I wouldn’t have touched a few years ago.  The pepper flakes in the tomato sauce and sausage are an example.  The chives in the scrambled eggs are another.

Also (and this will change when I return from Korea), my selection of fresh vegetables is not what it is in the States, so there are a number of recipes that have what I can get here.  I can get potatoes and broccoli every time I go to the grocery store.  If I want something special like basil and Brussels Sprouts, I either have to go to Yongsan (Seoul) or Osan (the Air Force Base south of Seoul).  This has probably forced me to be a little more creative, but at the same time, limits me in a way.

Finally, this project has as much to do with my web site design as anything else.  I use the same admin area that I sell to my clients, and by using it, I can see the shortcomings and things that would make it better.  As I progress, I am going to continue to add to this site (both content and functionality), so please check back often to see new recipes.

If you do like this site, or have questions, please let me know (Cooking@GMotes.com).

 


Beef

Chicken

Pork

Sausage

Pasta

Seafood

Sauces

Soup

Vegetables

Potatoes
Broccoli

Sandwiches

Appetizers

Breakfast

Desserts

 
 
 
          
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All Recipes and pictures Copyright ©2005 - 2019 by Gregory Motes; All Rights Reserved

This project combines a few things I really like - the creativity of cooking along with the computer programming skills it took to design the database and administration area required to upload the content to this site.

 
 
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