I Can No Longer Be Silent About It


I rarely watch television.

Luckily for me, we do get the Food Network, HGTV and several other channels that are on high band stations.
The Voice  and Touch are two programs that brought me back to the network after I was not so happy with this years American Idol.

Here is what my beef is…pardon the pun…

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http://www.fox.com/kitchennightmares/full-episodes/21509699508/

Think of Jerry Springer when you watch the episode…they fight, they argue, they yell at customers, he finds rotten foods, he redoes the menu (No longer shows you how to make them) , they almost do not make it through opening night…then pull it off at the last dramatic second.  They go from hating him to loving him…end of program.

At least Bobby Flay has not gotten like that in his series http://www.foodnetwork.com/throwdown-with-bobby-flay/index.html

This one is one of my favorites cause it features all the famous chefs and where they like to eat:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-best-thing-i-ever-ate

Ok so now I will get off of my soap box and head back to my own kitchen to see what I can create…thank you for listening…

What is your concerns with TV Cooking…What are your likes?

Would love to hear from you….

Tammye Honey

Crabmeat Bisque Made Easy of course…


Old Bay Seasoning

Old Bay Seasoning (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I make a recipe I always try to make it as simple as I can with as few steps as possible.

Since I have to share it on YouTube so that a few of my friends in Upstate New York who used to be non-cooks can continue their cooking lessons and impress their new hubby’s with their great cooking it makes it necessary to add the listed recipe and video.

I try to either use ingredients that you normally have on hand or offer items that can be traded out for a substitute and will suggest on the spot what you can do.

I can totally see them panicking when they are making it that they do not have heavy cream or something in the list of ingredients and my phone is ringing lol…

So here we go world… 🙂

Crab Meat Bisque

4  (More lol) Servings

Crab Meat Bisque

3 tbsp butter (margarine)

4tbsp rice flour (reg flour is fine)

1/4 tsp Kosher salt (To taste)

1/2 cup diced celery

1/4 cup minced onion

1/8 tsp white pepper

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 tsp Old Bay Seasoning

1/2 tsp paprika (I am fortunate to have paprika paste from Hungary)

1 cup seafood stock (Chicken or Vegetable is fine) (I used Chicken and 1 box or 32 oz)

1/2 cup milk (I omitted)

1/2 cup half & half (I used 1 pint)

1 1/2 cup heavy cream (I used 1 pint)

2 cups real crab meat (Imitation really is different taste and mushier) (Shrimp or Lobster could be substituted)

(As an option potatoes could be added)

Melt butter in a sprayed pot over medium heat.  Stir in the onion, celery and spices, to saute the veggies but not brown.  Slowly add flour stirring to make sure lumps do not form.  Gradually add stock then other liquids.  Reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 15 minutes to allow to thicken.  Add crab meat and simmer for about 5 additional minutes prior to serving.  Serve hot.

This recipe is for 4 servings so just double if you have a larger family… I made larger with intention of freezing half then had company lol…

I would have added red or butter potatoes diced if I had not been serving the Spinach Basil Pasta Salad with this dish.

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to view the video if necessary so you can start and stop at any time as you feel necessary.  Leave a comment after you make for any changes you would make to the recipe please.

PS watch the lid as my hubby came in and turned stove up a bit to make it cook a little faster and placed lid down so that it was not partially ajar.  Luckily I heard it click and went out to correct it.  He had tasted it early and was suddenly anxious to eat…had I known that I would have steamed the carrots prior to adding we usually do not eat for another few hours from now lol…thought it would be fine…now I have to watch to be sure it does not scorch… 🙂

He is supposed to be working lol

Thank you as always for viewing and commenting…

Here is the video location in a pop out window so it does not interfere with the recipe for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHVH3ZVBXFo

Also check out my new friend’s recipe from here on Word Press Pimlco for another variation on this great recipe…follow their kitchen also…

http://astrochef.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/potted-crab-our-best-ever/

***** I find myself now having to make this for hubby every week and his birthday dinner this was also requested as his meal of choice this year…

Tammye Honey

Spinach & Basil Pasta Salad Made Easy


Of course I use the new pasta cooker from Tupperware that makes my life easier http://www.emanthetupperwareman.com   so I do not have a ton of pots to clean up later or a colander since it is all in one so I sort of skip those two steps… This original recipe called for bow-tie macaroni which I would have loved to have made it with but was out…so I had to settle for spirals…

Pasta Salad

16 oz or two cups of pasta

6 0z of spinach leaves or 1 pkg of frozen chopped spinach thawed

2 cups of fresh basil leaves (I thought this was a little excessive so I added less)

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or what you have) I am certain it won’t tell if it was not extra virgin

3 cloves of garlic minced or equivalent in jar

4 oz or 1/2 cup of prosciutto or bacon, diced

salt and ground black or white pepper to taste

3/4 cup (freshly) grated Parmesan cheese

(Optional) 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts…I do not add due to people having allergies…

I added a small amount of Italian Dressing as it seemed dry

Check out my video to start and stop this at your leisure so that you can dance while making  and enjoy seeing how it is made prior to making.

If you like my posts…


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Thank you for viewing…