Chicken Cordon Bleu

By the look of my creation, I did not pound the chicken thin enough. It's still too thick. I had to fry then finished cooking it in the oven. The pan frying did not reach the middle. The taste is still the same. I think I cut this too soon. I cannot see the cheese inside 😁, it might have oozed out.

My family rarely helped when planning on what to eat. And then I always end up a week supply of lunch or dinner because they do not like what I made. Two of my children will taste it. One will always eat anything, he's twenty-eight years old. And the other three will dig up anything they want from the freezer.

Caramel Apples

Yummy!!! My youngest son loves them, but complaint about his jaw hurting while chewing the caramel. We went apple picking over the weekend. I told everyone to pick the biggest ones they can find. Was I wrong with that. I should have told them to pick small ones. One apple is way too big for one person to eat when covered with caramel. 😁

Yema Cake (Filipino Dessert)

They said it is very popular cake nowadays in the Philippines. I wouldn't know I haven't lived there for for many decades 😃. I only remember yema sweet candy. It's made with egg yolk, condense milk, and chopped roasted peanuts. "YEMA" is spanish for yolk. We inherited the word from our spanish conquistador. 

Shrimp & Asparagus in Creamy Pesto Sauce over Pasta

When I get tired of the same dish, I tweak it by adding anything I feel like eating that day. 😄 I know I am not the only one? Am I? I grew up eating vegetables and I do love them. When we go out in a restaurant, I always pick a dish with a lot of vegetables in it.

Pepper Steaks

What to do with a surplus of bell peppers? One recipe above. I just love the color of green, red. and yellow bell peppers. I cooked this with seeded and peeled tomatoes. I can't find the recipe right now, but I am sure you can find something similar if you google/bing it. I saute the cut-up meat in olive oil, onions, and garlic. Then add the tomato slices and wait for the meat to tender. Mixed in the peppers, cook until you reach the peppers consistency that you like. (I like mine with a little crunch left) Season with salt & pepper. I also add a few sprinkle of dried hot pepper flakes for some zing. It's delectable!

Sauteed Asparagus with Bacon

Instead of prosciutto, I mixed it with bacon. It's very easy to do. You cook four pieces of bacon, removed from the pan then add chopped onions and minced garlic. Then you add one bunch of asparagus, cut about one inch. Add the cut up bacon, and salt & pepper to taste. Viola!

These is not an experiment. Whenever I get tired of normal cooking, I make it differently. I like bacon and asparagus and that is what I got. Sometimes I even cook all the vegetables in my refrigerator. Just mix them all in the pan and seasoned.

So, what food do you cook without recipe? 😋

Pineapple Jam

Another copy-cat canning of mine. 😃 When it comes to american food I don't have my own recipe. Since everyone was talking about pineapples on sale what else am I going to do. Make stuff with on sale pineapples and here is one of them.

If I have a lot friends this thing will be a seller. But since i don't, well, this will be in my pantry until i eat them. I enjoy making things in the kitchen, who knows maybe I will open a little bakery in my house since this property is still considered a business property. Something to think about to earn the payment for my very expensive property tax.