Stuffed Filet of Sole

Serve this over any rice dish. This is a quick week night dish that is easy to put together and good for the whole family.

2 lbs Sole Filets
1 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 TBS chopped Garlic
Juice of 1 Lemon
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 cup Chicken Broth
1/2 cup White Wine
3 TBS melted Butter
2 TBS Parsley
Salt and Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes *optional


In a bowl mix bread crumbs, chopped garlic, lemon zest, parsley and melted butter until texture resembles wet sand.

In a large bake dish whisk together the chicken broth, white wine,  juice of one lemon, 1 TBS of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper flakes to taste.

On each filet add about 1 TBS of the filling from top to bottom.  Roll up starting from the thinnest end, using a tooth pick to hold together. Place in bake dish.

Brush the tops with a little melted butter or EVOO, sprinkle with a little bread crumbs and Parsley.  Bake at 375 until fish is firm.


Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake

From AllRecipes.com

*Cream Cheese frosting recipe follows*

3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup flaked coconut     (I left this out)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I left them out)
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with
1 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x12
    inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix well.
   Add flour mixture and mix well.

4. In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots, coconut, walnuts, pineapple
    and raisins.

5. Using a large wooden spoon or a very heavy whisk, add carrot mixture 
    to batter and fold in well.

6. Pour into prepared 8x12 inch pan, and bake at 350 degrees F
    (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Check with toothpick.

7. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving

Cream Cheese Frosting:


1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
2 tablespoons cream
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla


Blend together the cream cheese and cream until light and fluffy.
Sift the sugar, and add to the cream cheese blend.

Chicken Florentine

Recipe courtesy PaulaDeen.com

Prep Time:10 min
Inactive Prep Time:24 hr 0 min
Cook Time:30 min

Serves:6-8 servings


2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach
6 chicken breast halves (about 4 pounds), cooked, boned, and shredded
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
2 cup grated sharp Cheddar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter


Remove the outer wrappers from the box of spinach. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the spinach and put into a large bowl. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the spinach and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan and bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top. Dot with the butter.

Wrap the uncooked casserole securely with plastic wrap, then with aluminum foil. Place each pan into a plastic freezer bag and seal. Place into freezer.

Allow casserole to thaw 24 hours in refrigerator. When ready to bake, remove the plastic wrap and foil. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes until bubbly


Cuban Mojo Chicken

Recipe from "What's Cooking in the Kitchen?" by Nancy Josland Dalsin

A chef's variation of the popular Cuban mojo marinade is used for beef, pork, chicken, and fish. Plan ahead 2 to 8 hours for marination time.

4 cloves garlic, halved
1 jalapeno chile, seeds and ribs removed and minced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
Juice of 1 orange
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1 Tablespoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste


Place garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, orange juice, vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper in a heavy-duty blender or food processor. Pulse until well-combined.

Use as a marinade for beef, chicken, or fish. Beef or chicken may be marinated from 2 to 8 hours. Do not marinate fish any more than 1 hour or it will become mushy


Spicy Peanut Chicken


2 tablespoon peanut oil
2 lb boneless chicken breast-cut into bite sized pieces
2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
4 teaspoons soy sauce
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
¾ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
3 TBS fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
Salt and Pepper

*use less Cayenne (or none at all) if you don’t like it spicy!

Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Place chicken in the wok, and cook until juices run clear. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Mix in red bell pepper, and continue cooking until tender. Add in peanut butter, blend well, let simmer 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix together the chicken broth, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, cayenne pepper and cornstarch. Pour into the chicken mixture. Toss in green onions (reserving some for garnish). Continue to cook and stir 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. Mix in ¾ cup of the peanuts. Garnish each plate with the reserved peanuts and green onions


Grandma's Gingerbread Pancakes

Recipe from: AllRecipes.com

Original Recipe Yield 10 pancakes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups water


Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside. Beat the egg in a separate mixing bowl with the vanilla and molasses until smooth. Whisk in the water until completely incorporated. Stir the flour mixture into the molasses mixture until just combined -- a few lumps are okay.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle over medium-high heat. Drop batter by large spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry. Flip, and cook until browned on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter.


Pasta with Escarole, White Beans and Chicken Sausage

Recipe by Healthy Recipe with Ellie Krieger
Cook Time:15 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings (serving size 2 cups)


3/4 pound whole-wheat bowtie (or other shape) pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped, about 1 cup
3 cloves garlic, minced
6 ounces lowfat Italian-style chicken sausage, casings removed, crumbled
1 medium head escarole, rinsed, drained and chopped, about 8 cups
1(14-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
1 ounce grated Parmesan


Cook the pasta according to the directions on the package.

Heat the oil over a medium heat in a large, deep saute pan or 8-quart stockpot. Saute the onion until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook an additional 1 minute. Stir in the sausage and cook until heated through and browned, about 4 minutes. Add the escarole and cook until wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the beans, 1 cup of chicken stock, sage and red pepper flakes and simmer until the mixture is heated through and liquid is slightly reduced. Add the sausage-bean mixture to pasta and toss well, loosening with the additional 1/2 cup chicken stock if necessary. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste.

Divide among 4 pasta bowls and top with parmesan cheese.