Sunday, September 11, 2011

Table of Contents- recipes

The culinary school I've been to, I grew up in (with mom as head chef). Call it inexperience, but I know what I love, I make it, and I enjoy eating it... and that's all that matters to me. For those who share the same fascination towards food and cooking, here are my recipes... from my kitchen to yours.

*Note: I'm somewhat of a health conscious person so you'll find little to no trans fat and MSG in my recipes.  I also tone down sugar and fats when I can.  

I have a good amount of spices and basic ingredients for baking that I use often.  If you invest in these ingredients, you'll be able to whip up any of my recipes below without a problem (I invested in the biggest sizes of each so that they will last a long time).

*Tips and money saving ideas for the kitchen
*Cooking Dictionary 
*Ingredient Dictionary
*Emergency Ingredient Substitutions for baking 
*Common Ingredient Substitutions

Order of Categories from top to bottom
Dessert, Pasta, Breakfast, Beef, Chicken, Side Dishes, Beverages, Wraps and Burritos, Sandwiches, Snacks, Salads, Burgers

*click on picture to enlarge

No Bake Dessert: (click here for pictures)
*Nutmeg Egg Custard - Stove Top Magic
*Steamed Cheesecake
*Orange and Chocolate Softened Spiced Pears on Top of French Toast

Savory Crepes, Cakes, and Pancakes and MISC appetizers (Stovetop) (click here for pictures)

No Bake, No Yeast, Stove Top Pizza (click here for pictures)
*Caramelized Onions and Salami Pizza 

Rosemary Focaccia with Caramelized Onions and Olives

* Spaghetti in A Creamy Tomato Chive Butter Sauce Topped with Moist Cajun Chicken Cutlets
*Beefy and Cheesy Macaroni- Burger Meets Pasta
*Egg and Ham Smothered Elbows- Rich in Texture, Cheap To Make 
*Chicken Spaghetti Alfredo- A Creamy Dream
*Bolognese- An Old World Meat Sauce Pasta 

*Steamed Egg on Top of Roasted Veggies Served With A Side of Cheesy Garlic Bow Ties
*Sausage Breakfast Burrito- The Perfect Handheld Breakfast 
*Banana Pancakes That Will Make You Go Bananas
*Cajun Ham and Cheese Omelet- Vibrant, Delightful, and Nutritious
*Orange and Chocolate Softened Spiced Pears on Top of French Toast

*Corned Beef- A Canned Food Keeper
*Tomato Beef, Okra, and Apple Ragu- Tender Beef Dressed Up In Tomato Love
*Simple Marinated Pork Chop Stir Fry 
*Creamy Burger Fajita Spaghetti

*Macaroni and Cheese- An Oldie but Goodie
*A Side of Plantains

*Cheesy Hearty Herb Chicken Noodle Soup
* Creamy Sausage Cabbage Pumpkin Soup

Wraps and Burritos: (click here for pictures)

*Honey Ham Wrap
*Apple Sausage Rice Burrito (Mexican Inspired)

*Tuna Potato Cake Sandwich


*Apple Ham Ginger Sesame Salad

*Veggie Sprout Burger- A Vegetarian Treat

Top Ramen Noodles: (click here for pictures)

Sauces and Spreads: (click here for pictures)


  1. Oh how great! I'm hopeless in the kitchen, so I can use all the help I can get! Thanks!!

  2. I'm sure you're not Joy! You know what good cheese is and that's all you really need to know hahaha. Everything else will work itself out with time. Let me know if I can ever be of help and Good Luck in the kitchen.

  3. I LOVE your blog. It has been so incredibly helpful as I'm getting ready to move to Grenada with my husband-to-be. Thanks so much Katherine! :)

    1. I'm so happy and glad to hear that my blog has been of some help to you Fida!! I hope you make it here safely with your soon to be husband and let me know if you have any other questions. I'll be more than happy to answer them if I can and If I can't, I'm sure I can find some answers somewhere else hahah.