Croutons: Save Money &
Use That Old Bread...
If you've got lots of old
bread that is ready to go bad, don't toss it.
Make fresh croutons! Here is my recipe for
parmesan garlic croutons:
- Cut bread into crouton
- In a separate
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Salt & Pepper
- Brush all the bread
pieces with the butter and oil mix.
- Sprinkle parmesan
cheese on top of the bread pieces
- Toast on each side
(takes 5-10 minutes per side)
Best Ginger Dressing On
This is the finest salad
dressing on Earth. Or your money back!
sweet white onions, minced
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons White Zif (or any sweet wine)
2 tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
5 stalks celery
2 tablespoons ketchup (for color)
4 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 oz frozen orange juice
all in your food processor and hit GO! Vary
the quantities to taste. Careful with the
peanut oil... a little goes a long way. Sweet
onions are best. Fresh lemon juice is
required. Some people add a small amount of
prepared horseradish to kick it up a notch.
This is an easy tip I
learned at a greasy spoon: Take 1lb of
hamburger and mix a small amount of onion slurry
(i.e. put onion in a food processor) and
Worcestshire sauce. Now, add 2 drops of BBQ
sauce. Mix it together and form it into 1/3lb
patties. You've got gourmet burgers that are
ready for the grill (no frying them!)
This high markup appetizer
is a perfect fit for your microwave. Take a
tortilla and put chopped mushrooms, onions,
sharp cheddar cheese, bacon bits and butter into
it. I prefer to use 2 tortillas and layer the
filling inside the wrap. Microwave until the
cheese melts. Cut into diagonal pieces.
Serve with sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa.