I have never really been a fan of tartar sauce. I guess it was the relish that was in it, because I do not like pickeled relish either.  I have always wanted to give tartar sauce a chance, so yesterday, after deciding to make fried fish sandwiches for lunch, I said, making my own, should not be too hard...And guess what...it is not hard at all.  

I used diced up some hot and spicy Claussen spears.  I also diced one regular dill pickle spear and 3 sliced of pickled cucumbers.  I had just purchased a McCormick Lemon and Pepper grinder and since I did not have fresh lemons on hand thought this would work. Start off slowly with adding the lemon pepper, a little bit of it goes a long way and you can season it to your liking.

Mix well and you now have a quick and tasty tartar sauce!

*When I fry my fish, I 'double batter'.  I coat in the cornmeal mix, dip in milk or water, then back into the cornmeal before frying. It makes it extra crispy.











These were a hit today with my son. Easy and quick to make, they are appealing to children and would be perfect on display for guests to take one at a brunch.


I cut up a french loaf.  I mixed three eggs with 1/4 of a cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup of milk. I added in 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of brown sugar. I mixed until blended and dunked the bread cubes in it until soaked. I used a griddle to cook the toast and sausage.  Cook on medium until not only browned but the french toast is springy but firm...in other words, not squishy. 

Assemble with fruit and there you have it. I told you it was easy. 











School has started here and for most people that means, no more lunch making for the kids. I homeschool my youngest son, so lunch is still a big part of our day.   Today he asked for a sandwich but proceeded to pull out flour tortillas from the fridge so I decided on making these. Turkey and sweet potato wraps. I had picked up a mere three sweet potatoes at the grocery the other day, not knowing what I was going to do with them, so this was one of those, let's see how it goes recipe that ended up really turning out well.

At first, he calmly told me, "I do not like sweet potato," but before I could turn around, his first half was gone and he was asking for another! 

You will need
Burrito sized flour tortillas
Sliced turkey meat
Sweet potatoes
Heavy whipping cream
Brown sugar
Fresh Baby Spinach



For the sweet potato, I sliced it and placed them on the griddle to cook. I sprinkled the brown sugar on top of each one and cooked until they became tender. Once done, I placed them in a bowl with 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream. You will need more, depending on the amount of sweet potatoes you prepared.  I blended it until it had the consistency of mashed potatoes.  At this point you can taste it and add in more brown sugar if you want.


Spread potatoes over the tortilla, top with turkey and spinach.  Fold by taking one side over and tucking tightly, roll, cut in half and enjoy!

Very light but filling lunch idea which is super quick and easy to make.




pasta (cooked and drained, then added a bit of olive oil, tossed, to avoid pasta from sticking together)

3 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of parmesan cheese
2 tbsp of italian seasoning
Creole seasoning to taste

Artichoke hearts (quartered, drained and rinsed)
shrimp
fresh baby spinach

In skillet, put in 2 tbsp of butter and let melt on medium heat. Add in rinsed artichokes and let them cook for about 10 minutes, stirring so they do not burn. Add in shrimp and add in creole seasoning and dash of italian seasoning. Once cooked, pour in heavy whipping cream, add parmesan and seasoning. Stir constantly, add in fresh spinach and stir. The spinach will cook down in a few minutes. If it is not enough sauce, add more whipping cream. Serve over your pasta.

*I kinda go a bit heavy on seasoning, so add it slowly and taste to make sure it is seasoned to your liking.
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