Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

You may think “OMG she is making this sauce in the microwave? No way am I trying that”. But it’s good, and so much easier when having a big brunch or just making this for steak oscar, to make it in the microwave versus trying to stir it constantly on the stove.

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (or whipping)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Cut butter into 4 pieces and place in 1 quart glass bowl and microwave, covered with a paper towel, on high til almost melted. Remove butter from microwave and stir until completely melted.
  2. Separate the eggs, placing the yolks in a small bowl and setting the whites aside for another use. Beat the yolks well with a whisk, then add to the butter and stir well.
  3. Add the cream and lemon juice to the egg mixture and stir well. Microwave uncovered 1-2 minutes, uncovered, until slightly thick, stopping every 20 seconds to stir…
  4. Remove and stir in the mustard.
  5. Voila 🙂
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Serve immediately!

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Filet Oscar Recipe

So, we despise going out to dinner on certain days as it’s so crowded (think Valentine’s Day for example!), so we came up with this recipe and cooked at home instead.  It was so easy and so delicious!  I highly recommend this for a nice romantic yummy dinner at home…

Filet Oscar Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 filet mignon steaks (4-6oz each)
  • finely ground black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 oz lump crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 small bunch asparagus, washed and trimmed, steamed

Instructions

  1. Place 2 Tbs butter in small saute pan, heat over medium high
  2. When butter is melted and very hot, add steaks
  3. Turn over in about 3-5 minutes, depending on how rare you like the steaks
  4. Flip over, cook approximately same about of time as on first side
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Wipe pan clean. Melt 1 Tbs butter in pan, add crab.
  7. Cook until warmed.
  8. Plate with the steak on each plate, top with asparagus and crab
  9. Spoon hollandaise on top
  10. Garnish with salt and pepper
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My favorite Hollandaise Sauce recipe is here..  I highly recommend it.  It sounds too “easy” because you microwave it – but I PROMISE it is delicious!

As always – enjoy!

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Toasted Baguette Slices Recipe

These are so easy to make – and they are so great with dips and just for a snack!  Can be made up to 24 hours in advance!  I made this to go with my awesome Double Pepper Dip!

Toasted Baguette Slices Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large baguette, sliced in 1/4" slices
  • 3 Tbs mayonnaise
  • garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spread each side of baguette slices with mayonnaise, spread very thin
  3. Place on grate over baking sheet
  4. Sprinkle with tiny bit of garlic powder, one side only
  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool, use immediately or store in zip lock bag up to 24 hours
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Double Pepper Dip Recipe

This recipe is fabulous!  So easy to make and so delicious..  Twas quite a hit at the last party we attended!

Pepper and Pepper Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3-4 jalepenos. Seed 2 and cut into small pieces. Leave others with seeds (depending on how hot you like it) and slice for top of dip
  • 1 cup hot pepper jelly

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and diced jalepenos. Mix well.
  3. Fold in 1/2 cup pepper jelly.
  4. Spoon into lightly greased 1.5 quart baking dish
  5. Top with sliced jalepenos
  6. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until bubbly and hot
  7. Top with remaining pepper jelly
  8. Serve immediately with baguette slices or crackers
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Serve this dip with these awesome baguette slices!

As always – enjoy!

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Buffalo Sauce for Wings

Don’t you just love buffalo sauce on your wings?  Here’s a great sauce for your already cooked Chicken Wings..

Buffalo Sauce for Wings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's)

Instructions

  1. Mix first 4 ingredients together.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes to incorporate flavors.
  3. Whisk in hot sauce, keep warm.
  4. Toss wings in hot sauce.
  5. Serve immediately.
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Ginger Soy Glaze for Chicken Wings

Love this glaze for chicken wings!  Here’s a great recipe for Chicken Wings!

Ginger Soy Glaze for Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan. Stir well to dissolve the honey. Reduce heat to low, simmer for about 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1/3 cup. Strain into a medium bowl. Cool for 15 minutes, sauce will thicken. Coat wings with glaze, serve immediately.
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Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Wings are so easy to make – I thought I’d whip some up for some fun eating for tailgating!!!!  These are great as you can modify the sauce to your liking – or make one batch of wings and then create multiple sauces!

Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 Tbs paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbs butter, melted
  • 12 chicken wings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Dry wings with paper towels
  3. Combine flour, paprika, garlic, pepper, salt and cayenne pepper in a plastic bag
  4. Shake to mix
  5. Add wings. Shake to coat.
  6. Line baking sheet with foil. Pour melted butter onto the pan.
  7. Add wings to pan and turn to coat the wings
  8. Bake for 30 minutes
  9. Turn wings over, bake an additional 15 minutes or until crispy and brown and cooked through
  10. Toss with sauce or glaze if desired
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Deviled Walnut Recipe!

My sweetie likes spicy foods more than sweets so I thought I’d make some of these for him for Valentine’s Day!  🙂

Deviled Walnut Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbs hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups walnuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl
  3. Mix in egg white and hot sauce, stirring until well combined
  4. Fold in walnuts, stir until well coated
  5. Pour onto parchment paper lined baking sheet, spread evenly
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until toasted and dry, stirring half way thru baking time
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Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

I made this Lemon Butter Sauce to go with the amazing Gulf Coast Crab Cakes.    They are the best, and this sauce is fabulous with them!

Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Chardonnay
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs butter, cut into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Pour wine and lemon juice into small saute pan. Simmer 1-2 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated.
  2. Add whipping cream and salt. Bring to a boil, remove from heat.
  3. Add butter pieces, one at a time, whisking after each piece is added.
  4. Spoon sauce onto plates, place crab cakes on top.
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Herby Potato Stacks Recipe

I whipped these up for FUN on a whim the other day and WOWEE they were good.  I then made a ton of them for a huge family dinner and they were gobbled up!

Herby Potato Stacks Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Cut potatoes into thin even slices using a mandoline.
  2. Whisk butter, olive oil, rosemary, kosher salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add potatoes, toss gently to coat.
  3. Working quickly, layer potato slices into muffin cups, filling each to the top. Bake in preheated oven until edges and tops are golden brown, and centers are tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes. Carefully remove from pan, sprinkle with sea salt, serve immediately.
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