Strawberry Glaze

​ Photo Credit InstaViewpoint  Introduction: We used this glaze on puff pastry Danishes.  It’s not too sweet to mix with the taste of glaze on a puff pastry.  Turns out perfect every time. Strawberry Glaze Ingredients: ½ cup chopped strawberries 2 teaspoon of sugar 1 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of water  1 teaspoon of…

Glazed Carrots

Introduction: What a great way to eat something that is really good for you.  Fixing carrots couldn’t be easier.  Throw them on the stove in some water, mix some brown sugar and butter and you’ve got some really tasty veggies. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Ready in: 22 minutes Calories: 79 Ingredients:…

Shrimp Tart

Introduction: Tart is what it is called but it’s more like a calzone. The pie crusts turn out nice and flaky and the shrimp cooks up very nicely in the cheese and veggies.  Each of the ingredients turns out to be just the right amount. Serving this with glazed carrots produces a very nice lunch….

Valentine’s Jubilee Pie

​Prep time: 20 minutes  Chill Time: 2 hours   Cook Time: 40 Minutes Calories: ? DISCUSSION: This fabulous pie is one of those melt in your mouth treats.  Its chocolatey flavor mixed with whipped cream and cherry pie filling makes it easy and smooth.  You know those desserts where you take one bite, can’t believe it’s…

Chocolate Curls

​For perfect chocolate curls every time: Melt 2 ounces of chocolate and 1 teaspoon shortening until smooth.  Pour melted chocolate onto back of baking pan.  Spread ¼ inch thick with metal spatula.  Let stand in cool dry place until firm. (do not refrigerate.)  When chocolate is firm, use small metal pancake turner to form curls….

Marinara Sauce

Photo Credit: InstaViewpoint Marinara Sauce  INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 medium onion, diced (about 3 tablespoons) 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 1/2 cups whole, peeled, canned tomatoes in puree, (one 28-ounce can), roughly chopped A pinch of fresh thyme A pinch of fresh basil 2 teaspoons kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions: In…

Beef or Sausage Spinach Manicotti

Photo credit: InstaViewpoint Beef or Sausage Spinach Manicotti Ingredients: 1 pound fresh spinach, stems trimmed and well washed or a 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed Kosher salt, plus 1/2 teaspoon 12 manicotti shells 3 cups marinara sauce, recipe follows 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese (about 1 pound) 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces) 1…