Category Archives: Recipes

A Little Ditty on Food, the Ultimate High

I was born Timothy James Holick over 57 years ago. With the love affair that I have with food, I should have it changed legally to Food A Holick. I’m sure you all have heard someone say, “I’m on a seafood diet.  I see food and I eat it.” Well, that is me right down to the last ingredients. I struggle with All You Can Eat buffets every time I am in the presence of one. I’m like a big dog: I almost eat myself to death before I stop. Laugh all you want, but food is the ultimate high in my life….

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Back to School:  How will you use your kitchen now that the kids are gone?

There are some smiling faces out there today and there are some teary eyed faces also now that school is back in session. No matter what the mood, kids are back into their routine and now we can get back to ours. I find the fall an exciting part of the year for cooking in my kitchen. How will you kick off the alone or family time  in your kitchen this year? School lunches come to mind when the first bus starts a rolling. I can see the hectic rush to get their lunches made before they get up for breakfast….

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Day 1 of “Super Bowl Eats” Barbecue Kielbasa

Crock pot apps!! I love it!! 3lb pkg of Keilbasa (sliced in 1/2 the long way, then into 1/2″ slices) 2 bottles of Kraft BBQ Sauce (we used “Original” but you can use any flavor depending on the flavor you want..Honey, Thick & Spicy….etc.) 1 cup of Brown Sugar (light or dark) 1 cup of Beer (optional) Slice Kielbasa. Add barbecue sauce, brown sugar and beer (optional) Cook in crock pot for 6-8 hours on low heat. Serve with toothpicks. Along with the Kielbasa we made “Mini-Junior Mint” Brownies!!! Both were a huge hit!! Stay tuned for the rest of…

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Women and the Superbowl

I love football and for me the super bowl is the highlight of the season. Having friends and family over to cheer the teams is great. Of course, I love “football food” too! For the big day, I like to make foods of the host city. This year, Super Bowl XLVII will be at the Superdome in New Orleans. Talk about a plethora of dishes in which to choose. Wow! I’m thinking jambalaya, shrimp etouffe, muffuletas, crab cakes, red beans and rice. Holey guacamole, my mouth is watering just thing about this! Don’t let the names of these dishes scare…

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Experiences While Working in the Kitchen

Have you ever experienced the following? Can’t find a kitchen tool you just know you have? Coming home after buying a special ingredient only to discover you already had it? There are spices in a wall cabinet,  some in a drawer while others are in the pantry? Goodness, no wonder it takes so long to cook! Your kitchen is working against you. The layout is inefficient and it proves it every meal. Meal preparation should be fun not frustrating. Yeah, right! I remember reading one time “Food is love”. Well, if that is the case, why do you emerge from…

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Christmas Cookies

This holiday season, I thought I’d share one of my favorite cookie recipes from Christmas growing up.  My great aunt made these every year, and I really looked forward to them. Russian Tea Cookies 1 lb. Butter 1/2c Confectioner’s Sugar 2t Vanilla 4c Flour 2c Pecans, Finely Chopped Cream the butter.  Add sugar, beat until light.  Add vanilla.  Add flour and mix well.  Fold in nuts.  Use a small ice cream scoop to make balls about 1″ in diamater, place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool slightly then roll in confectioner’s sugar.  Makes about…

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Healthy Breakfast – Banana Trees

I love hearing stories from my customers about the experiences they’re having in their newly remodeled kitchens.  Most of those stories involve cooking,  family and entertaining.  That’s why I like to share recipes from time to time. My friend and nutritionist Nicole Cormier has some great healthy recipes.  Here’s one that’s also fun,  so great for getting kids to eat healthy in the morning,  or even for a healthy snack. Banana Trees Ingredients: 1 Joseph’s Brand Lavash Roll-up 1 Large Banana 1 TB of Sunbutter or Natural Peanut Butter Optional: 1 tsp 100% Organic Honey Instructions: Spread Sunbutter on one end…

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Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

We’re well in to spring,  and most of us are thinking about whether we’re in shape for bathing suit season!  I try to eat healthy all year ’round,  but it seems like springtime brings with it tons of healthy,  lighter recipes. Especially if you’ve recently had your kitchen remodeled,  you probably want to spend more time cooking.  My clients find that a new kitchen is much more conducive to cooking,  even after a long day. If you like salmon, this recipe from Food Network is a winner. The natural richness of salmon and it’s high amount of Omega-3’s makes it…

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Easter is Approaching – Time to Boil the Eggs!

Coloring eggs for Easter was always a favorite activity when my children were little.  From what I can tell, that tradition lives on. I just ran across a video on AllRecipes.com that tells you how to boil eggs so they come out perfect every time, and the shells don’t stick when you peel them.  So aggravating when you’re trying to make egg salad! Basically, you put the eggs in a pot and cover with water an inch above the eggs.  Put the pot on high heat until the water comes to a rolling boil.  Then cover the pot and turn off…

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A Healthy Meal: Baked Tilapia

When the news broke that Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes, her son Bobby had already begun filming his “Not My Mama’s Recipes”  shows.   Bobby is on a quest to duplicate Paula’s tasty recipes,  but with far less fat and calories.  Here’s his 5 star recipe for Baked Tilapia: Bobby’s Baked Tilapia Recipe courtesy The Deen Brothers Prep Time:  10 min Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Easy Serves:  4 servings Ingredients Butter cooking spray 4 (6 to 8-ounce) tilapia fillets Salt and freshly cracked black pepper 1 lime, finely grated zest and juice 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to…

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