Author: Eileen

Turkey Gravy Recipe

Carefully remove turkey from the pan and place on platter. (use a large, heavy spatula under back side with a large metal spoon in the cavity to lift,) Let the juices drain off turkey into turkey roasting pan as you transfer. Hopefully you have a nice collection of juice.  In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup of flour slowly adding 1-1/2 cups cold water, whisking until smooth. Depending on the size of turkey and amount of juice you might not need it all. You might need to make a bit more. Heat the juices and slowly add less than...

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Fresh Roasted Turkey Recipe

Rub on butter then salt and pepper turkey. Cover loosely with foil so it doesn’t stick to the skin, but tightly around the pan to seal in juices.Roast at 325º for 20 minutes per pound or until leg meat falls from the bone when pulled on. Remove foil last half hour in order to brown the...

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Josie’s Midori Cake Recipe

 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix 1 3oz Pistachio Pudding 4 eggs ½ cup plain or coconut yogurt ½ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup Midori ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring Directions: Mix all together in a mixing bowl. Beat for 4 min. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or toothpick comes out clean.  Frosting 2 cups powder sugar ½ cup Midori ½ cup cream cheese 2 Tablespoon butter ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring Beat all together and glaze cake while still warm....

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Our Visit to Josie’s Kitchen

By Eileen Majors    I knew what we were in for when we visited the Lake Almanor home of Ryan and Josie Gibbs and their two boys, Carson and Reece; Their family business is Buffalo Chips Pizza in Westwood.        I knew we were in for a treat for I had experienced Josie’s holiday hospitality many times. Josie’s mom, Dee Ann Newton joined in the fun. And fun it was when Molly, Melissa and I showed up on a Sunday afternoon for the photo shoot. It was easy to capture Josie and Dee Ann relaxed and having...

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Crab Stuffed Chicken Breast

Crab season is upon us and fresh is always best. This is the time of the year to enjoy all your favorite crab dishes.     Who says simple can’t be spectacualr? This decadent dish makes a wonderful holiday dinner for two to four people served with a simple garden salad and a wedge of lemon.  Ingredients: 4 ounces fresh Dungeness crabmeat 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons minced onion 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon lemon pepper 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1...

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