Fresh, simple, affordable and Off the Hook recipes!

Franco/American recipes.

The variety of recipes are from my Artisan back ground cooking to my fresh catch of the day!

Using the freshest ingredients available to create healthy, simple and delicious recipes at affordable prices that are off the hook!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Garden Broccoli Salad

That's right it's that time a year where we head outside and have fun BBQ but we always get the potato and macaroni salad and we forget this oldie but goodie!! Make it at your next cookout! Your going to ask yourself why have I not made this one in years!! Bring it back my friends! Bon Appetit!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Grilled Pineapples and cream!

Spring is definitely here and it's time for quick and light dessert! So grill fruits and top with a little whipped cream and voila a delicious and healthy dessert!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Roasted Beet salad with goat cheese and walnuts with a balsamic orange vinaigrette

Take the time to pick up and roast fresh beets rather than the can beets. Even non beet lover will love this salad! Make a little vinaigrette with balsamic vinegar and citrus Perfect for a spring/summer side to any grilled meats! Ummmmmmmmmm

Monday, March 19, 2012

Food Blog Forum, Orlando Florida at Disney!

This was my first time at a Food Blog seminar and well my goodness it was awesome the Hosts, the food the round table meetings all of it was just awesome I tell ya! Next one I am definitely there!

Stay tune my friends, I will be posting yesterday's Offshore fishing Trip soon!

Grab a pole, join your hubby and bring the kids and have a fabulous and fun day catching the Fresh Catch of the day! It doesn't get better than this and try one of my recipe ideas your going to love them! Or just join me on my trips!!I'm planning on having more of those fishing videos and fish recipe ideas and just plain off the hook dishes in the future to share with you all!! So stay tune!!:)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fish cakes!

Next time you have fish and you want to do something different with it chopped it all up add onions, celery, egg, bread crumbs your favorite seasonings and replace that expensive crab meat with your fish and voila fish cakes for dinner!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Make a Greek Salad for dinner.

This time a year the weather is warmer and a nice lean and loaded salad is a not too heavy dinner my friends!
Start the night before by marinating chicken tenders in extra olive oil, garlic, lemon and your favorite herbs.
The next day grill your chicken and makes the salad tomatoes, feta, olives, and beets and if you have it potatoes dress it up with homemade vinaigrette! It just doesn't get better than this mes amis!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stir Fry Healthy!

Use your favorite fresh veggies and lean protein a little extra olive oil, garlic and ginger and some low sodium soya sauce and voila a simple quick and healthy dinner!

It's the Florida Strawberry season!!

You know me I love the simplicity of things! Whether it's picking local grown fruit or veggies or just whipping up a delicious dish with just a few fresh ingredients! We all know I’m a frugal gal! I buy produce when it's in season because you get the best tasting produce and you also get them at the best price! For some reason you appreciate it more so when it's mango time I make my mango salsa! When it's citrus time I make my lemon meringue pie! And it's now our strawberry season I just love it! Try it yourself buy local and in season and create the freshest dishes possible there is nothing better than that and it will leave you feeling kind of spoiled! Nothing wrong with that either mes amis!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Your tools! That's right a cook does not have a tool box but a drawer full of tools!!

My husband is a mechanic by trade initially an aircraft mechanic, then an RV mechanic and now a heavy equipment mechanic and oh boy his tool box sure has change with that being said I have only been one kind of cook can you guest? My favorite three are my lemon juicer, zester and thongs oh yea I use almost all three every day!! It's funny that the styles of cook you are dictates what tools you use the most!! I think by looking in someone's drawer you can tell what kind of cook they are ;) Oh and by the way I need a bigger kitchen I’m growing out of my tool drawer ;)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The perfect breakfast, lunch, brunch and even dinner!! The Quiche

Saute fresh vegetable in a little olive oil. Mix eggs, milk, cheeses and fresh herbs. Pour in a prepared pie shell and bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes and voila! Simple, healthy and delicious!