Roasted Potatoes 2

Mar 18, 2014 by

Yes I know, you are thinking another roasted potato recipe??? Yes another one a little bit more prep but for sure really tasty.

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes of your choice
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (enough to cover your baking tray)
  • 1/2 cup of cheese of your choice for me it’s Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

1. Peel slice and wash the potatoes. Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the potatoes and cook till semi done. With that I mean not all the way done, they need to be a bit firm. Mine takes about 10-12 minutes it depends what kind of potatoes you use.

2.  While the potatoes are cooking slice the bacon and the onion.  Fry the bacon in a separate pan.

3.  Preheat the oven to 425F. Pour the olive oil on your baking pan, I used a cookie sheet. You have to have enough oil to cover the whole dish. After you have cooked the potatoes drain the water. Add the sliced potatoes to your baking dish and top off with the onion, pepper and salt . Bake for about 30 minutes. Check if they start to brown if so turn them over. If need to add some more olive oil. Add the fried bacon and the cheese, bake for another 10 minutes.


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Ingredients
  • 8 potatoes of your choice
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (enough to cover your baking tray)
  • ½ cup of cheese of your choice for me it's parmesan
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel slice and wash the potatoes. Add ½ tsp of salt to the potatoes and cook till semi done. With that I mean not all the way done, they need to be a bit firm. Mine takes about 10-12 minutes it depends what kind of potatoes you use.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking slice the bacon and the onion Fry the bacon in a separate pan.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425F. Pour the olive oil on your baking pan, I used a cookie sheet. You have to have enough oil to cover the whole dish. After you have cooked the potatoes drain the water. Add the sliced potatoes to your baking dish and top off with the onion, pepper and salt . Bake for about 30 minutes. Check if they start to brown if so turn them over. Add the fried bacon and the cheese and bake for another 10 minutes.

 

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BBQ Black Beans

Sep 26, 2013 by

Black beans are a type of small legume with a glossy black shell they are also known as turtle beans, caviar criollo, and frijoles negros. These beans date back at least 7,000 years, when they were a staple food in the diets of Central and South Americans. Black beans provide special support for digestive tract benefits, benefits for bloodsugar regulation and cardiovascular benefits.

Ingredients

  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans (with liquid)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3tbsp bacon fat (from the 2 to 3 pieces cooked bacon)
  • 2 to 3 cooked bacon chopped
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced canned green chiles
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes. If you like to have the liquid thick add some diluted cornstarch.

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Ingredients
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans (with liquid)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp ketchup
  • 3tbsp bacon fat (from the 2 to 3 pieces cooked bacon)
  • 2 to 3 cooked bacon chopped
  • 2tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp minced canned green chiles
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. When the mixture begins to bubble, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes. If you like to have the liquid thick add some diluted cornstarch.

 

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Baked Beans

Aug 3, 2013 by

Beans are a rich source of soluble fiber, the same gummy fiber found in oat products. The fiber acts in the body to lower cholesterol and blood sugar. Although there are more than 14,000 specimens in the legume family, only 22 are grown for human consumption. One of our oldest foods, beans were eaten often by the ancient Greeks, who would hold a “bean feast” to honor Apollo. Dry beans are a high source of protein second only to animal protein. Although beans were once called “poor man’s meat,” they have recently undergone a renaissance of popularity, thanks to health-conscious consumers who enjoy this economical source of versatile and delicious nutrition.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lg. onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 lg. can pork of beans
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, add the chopped onion and bell peppers.
  2. Add pork and beans, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard Put in a baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees

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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lg. onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 lg. can pork of beans
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet, add the chopped onion and bell peppers.
  2. Add pork and beans, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard Put in a baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

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Mac & Cheese

Jul 30, 2013 by

Macaroni & Cheese, that is some real comfort food. With this recipe you can change the kind of cheese you want to use. Just keep the same proportions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni noodles
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup of cheese of your choice ( I used Mexican mix, you can use cheddar if you like)
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of cheese of your choice for the topping
  • 1 tbsp sour cream

Instructions

  1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook 6 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Take the pot off the stove and add the flour, red pepper and mustard powder, stir until smooth.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk, beating out any lumps. Put it back on the stove and add the cheese and the Velveeta cheese and the sour cream, stir constantly until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  4. Butter the casserole dish then add the drained noodles. Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and mix it up. Sprinkle with the 1/2 cup of cheese of your choice.
  5. Turn the oven on 350F. Cover the casserole dish with some foil and cook for 10 minutes. Take off the foil and cook for an additional 3 minutes under the broiler.

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Macaroni & Cheese, that is some real comfort food. With this recipe you can change the kind of cheese you want to use. Just keep the same proportions.
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 cups macaroni noodles
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup of cheese of your choice ( I used Mexican mix, you can use cheddar if you like)
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese
  • ½ cup of cheese of your choice for the topping
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni, and cook 6 minutes. Drain.
  2. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Take the pot off the stove and add the flour, red pepper and mustard powder, stir until smooth.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk, beating out any lumps. Put it back on the stove and add the cheese and the Velveeta cheese and the sour cream, stir constantly until the sauce is thick and smooth.
  4. Butter the casserole dish then add the drained noodles. Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and mix it up. Sprinkle with the ½ cup of cheese of your choice.
  5. Turn the oven on 350F. Cover the casserole dish with some foil and cook for 10 minutes. Take off the foil and cook for an additional 3 minutes under the broiler.

 

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Jul 7, 2013 by

Who does not like a loaded baked potato? Why not eat it as a cold side salad. A truly tasty side dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped chives, divided
  • 6 strips of bacon (4 for the salad and 2 for topping) cooked and crumbled

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon till crispy, and boil your cutup potatoes till done. You don’t want to cook them too long otherwise you get a mushy potato salad. You do want a bit of bite to it. I cook my potatoes between 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, yoghurt or sour cream. Add the shredded Pepper Jack Cheese and 4 slices of crumbled bacon, and half of the chives. Then at last the cooled down potatoes. Let chill in the refrigerator. I do not add any salt or pepper because the salt is already in the bacon and the pepper is already in the pepper jack cheese. Top the salad with the remaining crumbled bacon and chives. I am a bacon lover but you want to be careful not to add too much bacon otherwise it will get to salty.

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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 large Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek Yoghurt or Sour Cream
  • ½ cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly chopped chives, divided
  • 6 strips of bacon (4 for the salad and 2 for topping) cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon till crispy, and boil your cutup potatoes till done. You don't want to cook them too long otherwise you get a mushy potato salad. You do want a bit of bite to it. I cook my potatoes between 15-20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, yoghurt or sour cream. Add the shredded Pepper Jack Cheese and 4 slices of crumbled bacon, and half of the chives. Then at last the cooled down potatoes. Let chill in the refrigerator. I do not add any salt or pepper because the salt is already in the bacon and the pepper is already in the pepper jack cheese. Top the salad with the remaining crumbled bacon and chives. I am a bacon lover but you want to be careful not to add too much bacon otherwise it will get to salty.

 

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Stofoe Bontjie

Jun 23, 2013 by

 

Stofie Bontjie one of my favorite Suriname Recipes. Easy to make and so much more taste.

Ingredients

1½ lb green beans
2 tbsp butter of olive oil
1 onion
1 large tomato
1 bouillon cube
optional black pepper or 1tsp sambal

 

Instructions

1.  Cut off the ends of the green beans, and wash them. Fry the onion in the butter till translucent, add the cutup tomato and bouillon cube.

2. Add the green beans, and the optional black pepper or sambal. Add 1 cup of water, put the lid on the pot and cook on medium high for 20 min.


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One of my favorite Suriname Recipes. Easy to make and so much more taste.
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ lb green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • optional black pepper or 1tsp sambal
Instructions
  1. Cut off the ends of the green beans, and wash them. Fry the onion in the butter till translucent, add the cutup tomato and bouillon cube.
  2. Addd the green beans, and the optional black pepper or sambal. Put the lid on the pot and cook on medium high for 20 min.

 

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Green Cabbage

Dec 9, 2012 by

Cabbage is a leafy green biennial, grown as an annual vegetable for its densely-leaved heads. Closely related to other cole crops such as broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Cabbage heads generally range from 1 to 8 poundsand can be green, purple and white.

It is difficult to trace the exact history of cabbage, but it was most likely domesticated somewhere in Europe before 1000 BC. By the Middle Ages it was a prominent part of European cuisine, although savoys were not developed until the 16th century. Cabbage heads are generally picked during the first year of the plants’ life cycles, but those intended for seed are allowed to grow a second year, and must be kept separated from other cole crops to prevent cross pollination. Cabbage is prone to several nutrient deficiencies, as well as multiple pests, bacteria and fungal diseases.

Cabbages are prepared in many different ways for eating, although pickling, in dishes such as sauerkraut, is the most popular. Cabbage is a good source of beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 green cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • fat back or bacon

Instructions

  1. If you use salt pork or you may call it fatback. You need to cook it separate in a pot of water, other wise the cabbage will be to salty. If you use regular bacon you can add it to the cabbage.
  2. Cut the green cabbage in 4 quarters and cut the core out.
  3. Cut the quarters in half again. Mince the onion and add the cabbage and onion to the water. Add the chicken base (if you don’t have that use a bouillon cube), celery seeds, and pepper flakes. After you cook the salt pork for about an half hour your cabbage should be tender by now. Take the salt pork out of the water and cut it up, add to the cabbage.

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Ingredients
  • 1 green cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp chicken base
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
  • fat back or bacon
Instructions
  1. If you use salt pork or you may call it fatback. You need to cook it separate in a pot of water, other wise the cabbage will be to salty. If you use regular bacon you can add it to the cabbage.
  2. Cut the green cabbage in 4 quarters and cut the core out.
  3. Cut the quarters in half again. Mince the onion and add the cabbage and onion to the water. Add the chicken base (if you don't have that use a bouillon cube), celery seeds, and pepper flakes. After you cook the salt pork for about an half hour your cabbage should be tender by now. Take the salt pork out of the water and cut it up, add to the cabbage.

 

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Arrisje’s Recipe Box

Nov 17, 2012 by

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If you like my recipe cards, then you should download and print this recipe box. Make it for your self or for someone as a gift.

You need thick paper for this box. I used White Card Stock (weight 110lb, 8.5″x11″)

Cut out the recipe box and fold and glue. Follow the pictures below.

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Sep 15, 2012 by

Ingredients

  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 1/2 pack of an (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 pint Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 cups shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped chives, for garnish
  • 5 slices bacon (pork or turkey), cooked crisp, drained and crumbled, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Pierce potatoes and place on baking pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until very soft. If you don’t want to bake them just boil them in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Peel and mash potatoes in large bowl with potato masher or back of fork. Add cream cheese, half of the butter, Greek yoghurt and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Stir well. Add garlic, salt and pepper, and stir again. Add half of the green onion and cooked bacon.
  3. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, bake for 30 to 35 minutes until hot. Sprinkle remaining green onions, crumbled bacon and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese over casserole and return to oven for about 5 minutes, until cheese melts.

Twice baked Potatoes
 
Ingredients
  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • ½ pack of an (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 pint Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 cups shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped chives, for garnish
  • 5 slices bacon (pork or turkey), cooked crisp, drained and crumbled, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Pierce potatoes and place on baking pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until very soft. If you don't want to bake them just boil them in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Peel and mash potatoes in large bowl with potato masher or back of fork. Add cream cheese, half of the butter, Greek yoghurt and ½ cup of shredded cheese. Stir well. Add garlic, salt and pepper, and stir again. Add half of the green onion and cooked bacon.
  3. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, bake for 30 to 35 minutes until hot. Sprinkle remaining green onions, crumbled bacon and ½ cup of shredded cheese over casserole and return to oven for about 5 minutes, until cheese melts.

 

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Black Eye Peas Salad

Sep 3, 2012 by

 

Ingredients

  • 1 can black-eyed peas
  • 1/2 english cucumber
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro if available
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons) or more to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Remove half of the cucumber skin, leaving thin strips of green all the way around. Cut into quarters lengthwise, remove the seeds and chop. Transfer to a bowl and add the chopped onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro and garlic. Add the rinsed black eye peas. Put the lemon juice and about 1/4 cup olive oil in a separate bowl add salt and pepper and more lemon juice if desired. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

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Ingredients
  • 1 can black-eyed peas
  • ½ english cucumber
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro if available
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 large lemons) or more to taste
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Remove half of the cucumber skin, leaving thin strips of green all the way around. Cut into quarters lengthwise, remove the seeds and chop. Transfer to a bowl and add the chopped onion, tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro and garlic. Add the rinsed black eye peas. Put the lemon juice and about ¼ cup olive oil in a separate bowl add salt and pepper and more lemon juice if desired. Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

 

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Green Beans

Aug 26, 2012 by

Here is another recipe of my Mother, simple, easy and very tasty.

Ingredients

  • 750 gram green beans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Wash the green beans and cut the ends of the beans.
  2. Put the beans under just enough water. Add some salt and cook till done. Takes about 15 minutes. If there is remaining water left pour it off. Add the butter and nutmeg powder.

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Here is another recipe of my Mother, simple, easy and very tasty.
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Ingredients
  • 750 gram green beans
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • 1 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Wash the green beans and cut the ends of the beans.
  2. Put the beans under just enough water. Add some salt and cook till done. Takes about 15 minutes. If there is remaining water left pour it off. Add the butter and nutmeg powder.

 

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Pisang Goreng (Indonesian)

Aug 26, 2012 by

Fried bananas is one thing that always should be included with the traditional “rijst tafel”.

Ingredients

2 cups of self rising flour
1 1/2 cup of milk
1 egg
pinch of ginger (djahe)
ripe bananas
canola oil
1/2 cup of brown sugar.

Instructions

1.   Mix the flour, milk, egg and djahe (ginger)

2. Cut the bananas in 4 and put in the batter. Fry in the hot canola oil. Untill nice and brown, sprinkle with brown sugar.


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Fried bananas should be included with the traditional "rijst tafel".
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indonesian/Dutch
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of self rising flour
  • 1½ cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of ginger (djahe)
  • ripe bananas
  • canola oil
  • ½ cup of brown sugar.
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, milk, egg and djahe (ginger)
  2. Cut the bananas in 4 and put in the batter. Fry in the hot canola oil. Untill nice and brown, sprinkle with brown sugar.

 

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