Fresh Fig Bread

A friend blessed me with some fresh figs and I was not sure what to do with them. I decided to make some fig bread it’s kinda like zucchini bread but with fresh figs. Ingredients: 1-1/2 cup fresh figs (remove stems and chop fine) 1/4 cup dry sherry (I used cognac) 1-2/3 cup A/P flour…

Smoked Turkey Tenderloin

Cooking turkey is tricky, I recently got a real smoker and decided to try some tenderloin.  First you need to marinate or brine it for at least 4 hours. This was a Cajun style rub with freshly ground peppers. Ingredients: 2 Turkey tenderloins 1 dried Guajillo pepper (ground) 1 tspn rosemary 1/2 tspn onion powder…

Toaster Oven Shrimp

For 17 years I have been cooking lunch in the toaster oven. It’s usually because I have nothing for lunch and it’s a pain to go get something. So I work the tools God has given me, this is my take on shrimp. Ingredients: 1/2 pound frozen shrimp (unpeeled but deveined) 1/2 tsp old bay…

Pressure Cooker Beans

I recently got a pressure cooker and it opened up a new world of cooking. It is also a way to cook faster using less energy. One of my favorite foods to cook in it is dried beans. They are very economical, healthy, and you don’t have to soak them overnight. I have tried soaked…

Cabbage Roll Casserole For 2

I scaled this down to fit in my toaster oven, the key is having an oven proof dish that fits in your toaster oven. This is a short cut to the flavors of a cabbage roll. Ingredients: 1/4 pound lean ground beef (90/10) 1/4 large onion chopped 1 clove garlic chopped 1 small can tomato…