Kathy’s Culinary Corner

Cooked Oatmeal

Ingredients 1 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 cup boiling water 1/2 teaspoon salt Toppings of Choice: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Dried Fruit, Milk Directions Bring water to a boil, add salt and oatmeal.  Stir and add your favorite toppings. Kathy DuPrez- Culinary &...

Fruit Smoothies

Ingredients 1 cup frozen fruit, mixed berries, tropical delight 1 cup milk or juice 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup vanilla or plain yogurt 1/2 cup granola cereal 5 ice cubes Directions Pour ice into bottom of blender and then add liquids. add remaining...

French Toast

Ingredients 2 fresh eggs 4 slices egg bread or whole wheat 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat 10” fry pan.  While pan is heating, scramble eggs with milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl.  Add...

Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients 2 Whole Fresh Eggs, scrambled 3 Slices of bacon, ham or Sausage, diced and cooked 1/4 cup diced cooked potato 1/4 cup shredded cheese (your choice) 2 tablespoons salsa 1 12-inch Flour Tortilla Directions Preheat nonstick 8” pan and spray with...

Chicken Adobo

Serves 12 Ingredients 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 (3 pound) chickens, cut into pieces 2 large onion, quartered and sliced 1/4 cup minced garlic 2/3 cup white vinegar 1 ⅓ cups low sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 bay...

Stir Fry Chicken and Vegetables

Serves 2 Ingredients 6 oz skinless chicken boneless thighs, cut into small pieces 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup broccoli florets, cut into pieces 1 large colored pepper cut...

Chips and Salsa

Ingredients 1 cup chips ½ cup of salsa Directions Place salsa in a bowl and serve with tortilla chips. See recipe for salsa in the Sauce section for a fresh homemade roasted salsa. Chips can be topped with beans, cheese, sour cream or a protein such a...

Quesadillas

Ingredients 2 flour or corn tortillas 1/2 cup shredded cheese Variety of fillings and toppings Directions Melt butter in a small sauté pan then place tortilla filled with cheese in the pan.  Fry both sides till cheese is melted or until tortilla is golden...

Grilled Cheese Toast

Ingredients 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread 3 slices, Yellow/White Cheese 1 tablespoon butter Directions Heat 8-inch pan.  Add butter to melt.  Place cheese between bread slices and place in heated pan.  Cook until bread is a golden brown. *Additional items may...

BBQ Sauce

Yield – ½ Gallon Ingredients 1 qt tomato puree 1 pt water 2/3 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 8 oz onion, chopped fine 4 teaspoon garlic, chopped fine 2 oz sugar 1 tablespoon dry mustard 2 tablespoon chili powder Salt...

Roasted Salsa

Yield – 2 cups Ingredients 6 ea Roma tomatoes, cut in quarters 5 ea Serrano, and yellow chilies, cut in half 1/2 yellow onion, cut into cubes, or 6 green onions 2 ea. cloves garlic, roasted 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 10 oz can diced roasted tomato...

Basic Marinade

Chicken, Beef, Pork Yield – 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup oil 3/4 cup acid, (citrus juice, tomato juice, vinegar) 2 tablespoons herb blend (Italian blend, chili flakes, Lawry’s salt) 2 tablespoons chopped garlic Salt and pepper to taste Directions Blend all...

Orange Sauce

Asian style sauce for chicken, pork, seafood Yield – 6 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoon cornstarch 3/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2...

Marinara Sauce

Yield (12) 2 oz servings Ingredients 2 12 oz. cans of diced tomato 2 12 oz. cans of tomato sauce 1 cup diced onion 4 tablespoons diced garlic 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons dried oregano, parsley and basil 2 tablespoons brown sugar to cut acid taste...

Bechamel Sauce

Basic White Sauce Yield – 2 quarts Ingredients 4 oz clarified butter 4 oz flour 2 qts cream 1 small whole onion, peeled 1 whole clove 1 bay leaf, small 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon white pepper Directions Make Roux (Roux –  equal parts of...