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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fish Broiled Cajun Style

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Broiled Cajun style fish fillets
This recipe is so easy; you can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes. I was in the mood for some Cajun style broiled fish. We had some Tilapia fillets in the freezer that my wife had picked up while shopping, so I took them out to thaw for dinner.

First I have to tell you, my favorite fish fillet for this recipe is fresh Walleye that I usually get from my friend George who is an avid fisherman.

I haven’t seen George in a while and didn’t have any Walleye left in the freezer so I used the Tilapia. You can use your favorite fish with this recipe.

Here is how I prepared the fish:

First I lined a cookie sheet with tin foil, sprayed it with non stick spray, and placed the fish about 5 inches apart.

 Then I melted a ½ stick of butter in the microwave. (Another use for my microwave), and poured the butter over the fillets.

I seasoned each fillet with a healthy dose of McCormick Cajun seasoning, and then placed three slices of fresh lemon in between the fish.

Set the broiler on hi and broil for about 5 to 6 minutes per side, seasoning again after you turn it over. The time per side may vary based on the thickness of the fillets.

The reason I used a cookie sheet and tin foil is that I wanted these to broil and soak in the butter and lemon. I would have lost a lot of the flavor using a regular broiler pan, as it would have dripped away.

This is a quick, easy and delicious meal; serve it up with your favorite vegetable, rice or French fries if you must.

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

For the love of coffee

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I love coffee

Well, I don’t have a great recipe to share with you today, but don’t worry another one will be coming soon. This one is my love for coffee.

The very first thing that I do in the morning is pour myself a fresh hot cup of coffee, I just can’t do without it, and I’m sure many of you do the same. Oh, that very first cup of coffee that gets us kick started in the morning is just great.
Black & Decker DLX1050B 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe,Black & Decker DLX1050B 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Glass Carafe,

My Black and Decker 12 cup Coffee Maker:

Most nights before I go to bed I program my Black and Decker12 cup coffee maker. So that first cup of liquid gold is ready and waiting.

I have had great luck with the Black and Decker coffee makers. When this one quits working I'll buy another one.

Although there are many popular brands on the market to choose from below are just a few.



Best 12 Cup Coffee Makers

When I forget to program my 12 cup brewer for the morning it's not a problem. I just pop a K-cup into my Keurig one cup brewer. In about 30 seconds I have a nice hot cup of coffee.

Keurig k cup brewers are a perfect option for that quick cup of coffee any time of the day.

Keurig one Cup Brewers


Best K-cups Coffee for your one cup system

Now, I know that anybody that loves their coffee has a favorite coffee mug. I know that I do most days I have to have my favorite coffee mug. A coffee mug makes a great gift idea for that someone you know who just loves their coffee.

Coffee Mug Gift Ideas

Do you know that there are certain health benefits from drinking coffee? Studies have shown some of the benefits of drinking coffee daily are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease,  and much more.
Click here for the health benefits of drinking coffee daily.

You can also personalize a coffee for you or as a gift. 



Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Turtles

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Chocolate Turtles on a plate
These sweet and salty chocolate turtles are a treat anytime. This year I decided to make my own for the holidays, the only problem was that I didn’t take any pictures to post this sweet treat, so I made them again. Some people call these cookies, and some candy, I think they’re candy.

Here is what I used:

1-      11oz. bag of Kraft Caramel Bits
1-11.5oz. bag Nestle Milk Chocolate Morsels
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
1 cup of pecans (cut in half)
Sea Salt (Optional)

This is how I made these sweet treats:

I lined two cookie sheets with tin foil, and greased the tin foil with non-stick spray, this prevents the candy from sticking.

In a microwave bowl, I mixed the caramel bits and heavy cream. By the way, these caramel bits are wonderful because they are already unwrapped and ready for any recipe.

Melt the caramels in the microwave 30 seconds at a time stirring between each interval. I have to tell you that I was so excited to use my microwave for something other than heating up my cold coffee.

When the caramel stirs easily add the pecans and mix well. Drop onto the tin foil with a tablespoon.

Caramel and pecan mixture on tin foil
Caramel and Pecan mixture dropped onto the tin foil
I melted the chocolate in the microwave using the same 30-second method as the caramels. Use a tablespoon to cover the caramel and pecan drops. I sprinkled some sea salt over the chocolate to make these sweet and salty. You don’t have to use the sea salt if you don’t want to.

Chocolate dropped over the caramel
Drop the chocolate over the caramel drops 
Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for about 15 or 20 minutes until the candy is firm. They peel right off of the tin foil because of the non-stick spray, now refrigerate and enjoy.

This recipe yielded me about 27 of these delicious beauties; I had to give some to my daughter so I wouldn’t be in sugar overload.

You might also like my: Easy Chocolate Covered Strawberries

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.
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