Do You Cook to Impress?

How many times a week to you cook?  How elaborate to you make your meals? Do you serve several courses or just one main dish? Do you like serving appetizers and desserts? Do you make your dishes from scratch, or do you use a mix here and there? Are your herbs and spices freshly ground or are them from a jar?

Come visit my kitchen and you’ll be amazed at the meals I will put before you. I like starting with an appetizer and ending with coffee and a dessert. With everything in-between made from the freshest of ingredients.

One of my favorite appetizers is stuffed jalapenos. You split and clean the pepper under cold running water. Mix some fresh crab meat with cream cheese and bread crumbs. Stuff the peppers with the mixture; roll in your favorite batter mix and deep fry, oh how good they are.

Next, I like to cook some fresh tilapia filets in fresh squeezed lemon juice. You can cover the filets with lemon juice in a glass dish and bake in the microwave for just a few minutes, until the tilapia is tender and flaky. Serve on a bed of wild rice with some steamed veggies. You can also add a little sautéed minced garlic to the rice for an extra punch.

For dessert you can go simple with some fresh in season fruit. Cut up the fruit a few hours ahead of time. Please in a zip lock back with a little sugar sprinkled over the fruit. Seal the bag and place in the fridge. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and a mint leaf.

Your guest will be impressed and think you spent hours in the kitchen.

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About The Author, Deb Brown
I am a freelance writer and photographer