Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holiday Baking!

Hi Everyone-

It's time for fabulous holiday baking!  Time for beautiful, delicious and festive cookies to serve your family and friends.

I'm ready to get going, I cleaned my ovens today, whew!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup....

Pure comfort.  There is nothing like Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup to warm you on the inside when the weather has turned cold.

Make a big pot and freeze to enjoy later or share with a friend in need.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Fall!

Gearing up for some sharing some seriously delicious recipes now that the weather has turned!

A must try.  Warm Garlic and Goat Cheese Dip, OMG, it's sooooo delish!

Get ready for new soups, casseroles, tender fall apart braised meats and baking, of course!

I'm thinking blueberry streusel coffee cake next.....

Have a wonderful day!


Friday, September 9, 2011

Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp, FANTASTIC!

OMG, you must try my latest grilled shrimp recipe!  The marinade is super quick and cooking shrimp takes only a few minutes.  Delish!

I've included the brown rice salad recipe with the shrimp.  It's an excellent combination of flavors and textures.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fried Eggplant Parmesan...Delicious!

Check out my latest recipe using plentiful fall eggplant, Eggplant Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella and Marinara Sauce.

Fried eggplant is equally delicious plain. 

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another Fantastic Salad!

Check out my latest fav!  Try my version of tabbouleh salad.  The ingredient list couldn't be more simple.  Bulgur, fresh tomatoes, cucumber, lots of Italian parsley, and garlic. Love anything with olive oil and lemon juice.  So simple, but so good!

You have to have many "to to" easy recipes for summer.  No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen when we'd rather be outside!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Latest Sweet Treat!

These are absolutely amazing!  My friend Ann M. shared her recipe for Amazing Raspberry Bars!  These are dangerously delicious.

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Have You Seen My Latest Salad?

Check out my latest "UFO" (unidentified food object)  It's a Mexican squash and it is called chayote.

A must try recipe.  Chayote, Pear, and Avocado Salad with Fresh Lime Dressing.  This salad is absolutely beautiful and delicious and only 5 Weight Watcher's points per serving!

Have a lovely weekend!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Delicious Summer Ice Cream Dessert!

What's not to love about ice cream on a hot summer day?  The best part?  This Orange and Cream Simple Summer Dessert goes together in minutes.  Serve at your next dinner party, delicious!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Check Out My Latest Video!

Good Morning!

Scot McIntosh, my videographer, has outdone himself on my latest video!!  Check out the latest from the category of breads.

Have a sunny day!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A New Twist on an Old Classic.....

Have you seen barbecued meatloaf on dinner menus lately?  I remember the first time I saw it I was at a Weber Grill Restaurant a couple of years ago.  I thought it sounded interesting, but was not going to order meatloaf in a restaurant where I could get a killer steak!  I'd like to have seen how they served it.  Did they make a loaf and grill a slice???  I thought it might be easy to prepare and serve if they were individual meatloaves.

Try my twist on an old classic.  Barbecue Meatloaf Over Grilled Texas Toast.  My kids LOVED it!

Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My Latest Salads...YUMMY!

This is a must try salad! Orzo Pasta Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette.  The key ingredient here is roasted garlic, you will not believe the flavor!

Try my Artichoke and Fresh Mozzarella Salad.  This goes together in minutes, a real winner to serve at any party or barbecue.

Still waiting for some nice spring weather....maybe this week?

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good Morning!

Please visit my new site...Angie's Pantry. 

There is a delicous new post, an old family fav!

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Asian Slaw.....

If you like anything Asian, you must try my latest recipe for Asian Slaw.  It is absolutely delicious!  A sweet and spicy dressing with cool fresh vegetables, topped with salty that's what I'm talkin' about!

Happy eating!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette.....

Whenever spring rolls around I immediately start thinking salad.  Soon many, many delicious vegetables will be in season, not to mention bikini season....OH PLEASE!

Anyway, try this delicious Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette.  I love how the minced olives gently flavor the entire good!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cheddar and Onion Whole Grain Biscuits....

Have you been to my new site yet?  Check out my latest recipe for Cheddar and Onion Whole Grain Biscuits

Enjoy alongside Crispy Oven Fried Chicken and a light drizzle of honey.  Recipes on my new site are printer friendly, yippee!

Have a fine spring day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Accompaniments!

Check out my new site for fabulous St. Patrick's Day accompaniments! 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Angie's Pantry-New Home!

Hello Everyone!

I've moved!  Please go to Angie's Pantry.  You will find all of the recipes on this site and MORE!

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Angie's Pantry New Site!


I would like to invite you to visit the new home of Angie's Pantry.   I wanted my site to be a bit more user friendly.  I hope you like it!  I'm happy to offer the following upgrades:

1)  Simple recipe categories for you to peruse.
2)   My recipes are much easier to print!  Ya-hoo!  You will find a green "printer friendly" button at the bottom of each post.  Print with or without pictures.
3)  I now have a search box.  (I feel like I've hit the big time, I have a search box!)  Anyway, I hope you find it helpful.
4)  Email me!  Simply click on my email address and send me a message!  I love hearing from you.
5)  If you'd like to follow me, feel free to do so via Facebook or Twitter.

Lastly, a recipe.  For me, it's always about the recipe!  Click here for my latest amazing appetizer!  I'm telling you, these are absolutely killer! 

I hope you will visit often!   Let me know what you think:-)


My new URL:

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Please keep visiting!  I'm in the process of changing over to a new site that will be much more user friendly for you, my favorite people in the world!

It should be ready for your viewing in a couple of days.  I will, of course, have a new fabulous recipe to share!

I can't wait for you to see what I've been working on:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Developments in Cutting Up a Pineapple!

Just in.....I spoke to a lady at the grocery store and she told me that when you bring your pineapple home, you should turn it upside down for a day or two to get the juices flowing throughout the pineapple....

Well, of course I had to try it!  The results are in....YES!  I believe the juices evened out a bit by setting my pineapple upside down on the counter for 2 days.  Do you think this is where they got the idea for Pineapple Upside Down Cake???

Anyway, enjoy fruits at room temperature.  Sweet is more prominent warm or at room temperature and salt is more prominent cold.

Have a great day!


Hey, Thanks!

I've been blogging for about a year and a half now.  This would not be possible if it weren't for YOU!  I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your visits and comments.  Often times your comments completely make my day! 

I love sharing what I do in my kitchen with you.  Growing up, I loved when my Mom and Grandma let me putz in the kitchen with them.  When I blog, I feel like you're in my kitchen with me.  I get huge warm fuzzies when I hear that you've enjoyed a recipe I've shared with you.

So, thank you again.  For everything!

Have a wonderful day-

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

God Given Cooking Utencils....

There are thousands of kitchen tools/utensils out there.  In some cases, we can make due with our hands.   Of course we wouldn't want to dip our hand into a piping hot pot of soup to ladle out a serving or two.  I made homemade biscuits this evening.   I used my hands to blend the flour and butter together and to flatten out the biscuit dough.  I used my fingertips to coat the tops with milk and check for doneness.  There is something playful about getting your hands right in the flour and making mud pies as a kid.  Next time, I'm enlisting Ryan to help me, he'll love it!

Tonight I whipped up a batch of whole grain biscuits to go with my Crispy Oven Fried Chicken.  Warm Homemade biscuits with a pat of butter and honey served alongside crispy oven friend, so good!

I do not measure when making these, much like when I make pancakes or waffles.   Into a large mixing bowl goes white flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, a small amount of sugar, baking powder, and a little salt.  With my hands, I blended about 1/3 cup butter into the flour mixture, it resembles cornmeal when it's ready for liquid.  I didn't have buttermilk, so I mixed about 1/2 cup plain yogurt with milk and dumped it into the flour mixture. My favorite mixing tool to mix is a fork.  I mix until most of the flour is moistened, dump onto counter and knead into a ball.  Pat into a circle that's about 1/2" thick.  Cut with biscuit cutter.  I coat the tops with a little milk, with my fingers, of course!  Bake at 375' for about 18 minutes.  Carefully, I touch the tops of the biscuits with my finger to check for doneness.

These go together in five easy.  Kind of fun to eat a biscuit in lieu of the typical starches.  The boys go CRAZY for them.  Nice treat for a Tuesday evening.

I think these might make an excellent demo video, don't you think?

Have a great evening!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How To Cut Up a Fresh Pineapple....

Don't you just love fresh pineapple?  Whenever I see it on sale I just have to buy a couple.  (I bought mine today at Jewel, they were $1.99)  Here are a couple of things to look for when picking out fresh pineapple....
The skin should be firm and the skin should be yellow at the base and throughout the skin to the top.   Do not choose pineapple that has brown on or near the bottom.
Next, carefully grab ahold of an inner leaf....

Gently pull on the leaf.  If it comes out easily, it's ripe.

Give the pineapple a rinse.  Lie the pineapple on its side on a large cutting board.

Cut the top and the bottom off about 1/2" into the pineapple.

Turn the pineapple upright.  You can see the round core in the center.  You'll need to remove the tough skin. Using a sharp knife, cut from the top straight down around the pineapple removing between 1/4" and 3/8" skin and some of the ripe fruit. 

You can see that I've removed all of the skin and there are no little "eyes" left on the fruit.  Cut straight down the center and cut the pineapple into quarters.

Next remove the core.  Cut straight down removing the core.
Cut each quarter in half after the core has been removed....

Cut into bite size pieces....refrigerate.  Enjoy right out of the bowl...or....try my recipe for Fresh Pineapple Cake With Caramel Sauce.  Just a thought:-)

Have a wonderful evening!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Make this cookie if for nothing else, the smell in your house!  This delightful chewy cookie is made with real ingredients, butter, flour, sugar, preservatives, and no long crazy ingredient list.  Make them with your kids!  The recipe is really simple and they'll really enjoy coating the dough balls with the cinnamon/sugar.

Be prepared for the kiddies to line up to taste!


1 stick + 7 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 375’. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
2) In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy and add sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs and beat until well combined.
3) Combine the flour through the salt in a small mixing bowl.
4) Add half of the flour to the butter mixture and beat until mixed. Add the rest and mix until well combined.
5)Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl until well combined.
6) Roll into 1” balls and coat evenly with the cinnamon sugar. Place on cookie sheet 1 ½” inches apart.
7) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Slide the parchment off the hot sheet right on to the cooling rack. Cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream and Fresh Cilantro Salsa.....

My family LOVES this dish.  What is it about being able to assemble your dinner that is so appealing to kids?  Whatever it is, I love when they go for a healthy meal such as this one.  There is some prep involved, but you can make the avocado cream and the salsa a day or two ahead.  Feel free to use bottled salsa.  The fish takes minutes.

We'll start with the avocado cream....

Cut the avocado in half.  Carefully score the inside of the avocado as pictured.  Squeeze the skin side together and the avocado will easily come out. 

Put the avocado right into the food processor, I'm using a mini Cuisinart.

Add low fat plain yogurt....


Lime juice...


Fresh cilantro, kosher salt, and water....Give it a whirl until smooth....

It should look like this.

Cover the avocado cream with plastic wrap before putting sealing with the lid.  this will keep the air out and will keep it from turning brown.  Do this with guacamole as well.

For the salsa...

You will need a large can of petite diced tomatoes, fresh cilantro, fresh onion, lime juice (fresh or bottled) a small green pepper, seeded and chopped, a jalepeno, granulated garlic powder, and salt...Add half of the canned tomatoes to a food processor, once smooth, add the remaining diced tomatoes for a chunky texture.

Fresh and delicious!  Refrigerate until you're ready to use.

For the fish....

You'll need to make the Baja rub for the fish.  Double or even triple this recipe and save it for the next time.  Be sure to separate what you're going to save before you start seasoning the fish so you do not contaminate the rub you will be saving.  Label and date.  Seasonings needed are:  brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, granulated garlic powder, sweet paprika, oregano, cayenne, salt, and allspice.
Mix all ingredients together and break up any lumps with your fingers.
You'll need 6 tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel.  Brush each fillet with canola oil.
Season each piece of fish with the rub mixture.

 Each piece of fish should be well coated...Heat a non stick skillet with canola oil over medium high heat until very hot.

Cook fish for 4 minutes per side, try not to crowd the fish.

The brown sugar in the rub will caramelize the fish a bit...delicious on its own....wait until you taste the avocado cream, fresh salsa, and spicy flavors of the fish...  it'll knock your socks off!
Flake the fish with a fork.  Squeeze fresh lime juice over the fish.  Now you're ready to eat!

Baja Fish Tacos with Avocado Cream and Fresh Cilantro Salsa

For the Avocado Cream:
1 whole ripe avocado, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons low fat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh or bottled
1 tablespoon honey
1 small bunch cilantro
2 pinches of kosher salt
¼ cup water

Place all ingredients into a food processor and give it a whirl until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Good for one week refrigerated.

For the Fresh Salsa:
1 28 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
1 whole jalapeño
1 small onion or ¼ of large
1 small bunch fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
3 pinches of kosher salt

Place HALF of canned tomatoes into food processor. Add HALF of the jalapeño, seeds and all. Add the rest of the salsa ingredients. Whirl until smooth. Taste. If you’d like more heat, add the rest of the jalapeño pepper and process until smooth. Pour into mixing bowl and add the rest of the canned tomatoes. Mix and taste. Season with more salt if necessary. Refrigerate up to two weeks.

For the Fish:
6 tilapia fillets, rinsed and dried with a paper towel
1-2 tablespoons canola oil for coating fish

1 ½ teaspoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
¾ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
¾ teaspoon sweet paprika
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
½ teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoons canola oil for cooking

1 fresh lime, cut into wedges
2 cups shredded lettuce
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
12 soft corn tortillas or hard corn shells

1) Mix all rub ingredients together in a small bowl. Brush fish fillets with oil. Coat both sides of fish generously with the rub. Heat a non stick pan over medium-high heat with oil. Cook fish in the hot pan, do not crowd, for 4 minutes per side.
2) Remove from heat onto a platter, flake with a fork. Squeeze fresh lime juice over fish. Cover with foil to keep warm.
3) Wipe out fish pan and warm tortillas one minute per side in the pan and place into a bowl lined with a clean napkin or kitchen towel to keep warm.
4) Layer over warm tortilla; lettuce, tomato, cheese, fish, avocado cream, and salsa. Serves 4.  Enjoy!