Cooking with GiGi: Corn Tacos

Any kind if taco is a good taco!! I adore mexican food and cook it often - there are so many great ideas to make tacos and this is a super simple easy one!

I love any kind of taco- they are all so easy to make and are the perfect lunch or dinner dish that you can make in a flash!

You will need:

corn tortillas, fresh corn off the cob, chopped Vidalia onion, fresh cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese , 1 roasted poblano pepper ( just place a poblano pepper in the oven and cook until it is roasted on the outside - a bit charred) pickled jalapeno (optional),

Once assembled, you will bake these in the oven at 375 degrees until cheese is melted!

ENJOY!! and HAPPY COOKING

XOXO

GiGi

Cooking with GiGi: Pan seared tuna with coconut rice & bok choy

This is a family favorite and is super fast and easy to prepare!

This amazing dinner is a favorite! It is very fast to make as well!

You will need:

for the rice, basmati or jasmine rice, coconut milk, fresh ginger, and s & p

for the bok choy; bok choy chopped, fresh garlic, sesame oil & olive oil., s & p

For the tuna:

fresh tuna steaks, black sesame seeds, olive oil, and s & p

There are several sauces to serve: wasabi ( store bought or make from the powder)

sesame soy sauce: sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, fresh ginger, sesame seeds & sugar

hot chili sauce- store bought

pickled ginger- store bought

ENJOY xoxo

GiGi

Cooking with GiGi : Zucchini Frittata

This Zucchini Frittata is such a great breakfast dish but also I also love it for lunch with a salad- it is so light & yummy and easy to prepare as well!

For this easy delicious recipe you will need the following:

A pie pan or pyrex baking dish :

Olive oil to oil the pan

1 large zucchini shredded or cute into small pieces

diced onion

4 eggs

1 - 1 1/2 cups of milk depending on pan size

salt and pepper

fresh ground nutmeg

fresh parsley

Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake it until firm - about 25 minutes

Cooking with GiGi : Marigay McKee's Christmas Stew

This is one of Marigay’s favorite dishes she prepares for her family - especially during the holidays! It is very hearty and a one pot dish that is simply delicious!

This delicious stew is super easy but just needs time to cook so the meat becomes really tender! We did not show you the magic ingredient but you put a dollop of honey in it right before serving!! It is her secret ingredient!

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

Diced beef ,Potatoes, Onions, Carrots ,Salt & Pepper, Red wine & Honey.

Sauté all these together and then place a lid on your pan and cook for 30-45 minutes over low heat.

Put a dollop of honey on it right before serving!

ENJOY

XOXO

Happy Cooking!

Cooking with GiGi: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie ( featuring Robert Fowler as guest chef)

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie is rich and heavenly. It will become a tradition to serve this dessert during the holidays!

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie is rich and heavenly.

To bake this you will need:

  • pre-made pie crust

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup karo syrup

  • I/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cups of pecans

  • 2 tbs of Bourbon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • dash of cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 tsps molasses ( optional)

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

    Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees and bake until the center seems firm.

XOXO HAPPY COOKING!

Cooking with GiGi : Tomato tart (easy as pie!)

I love this east tomato tart recipe- It is great as an appetizer cut in slices or as a main dish served with a salad for lunch or dinner! It is very refreshing and light!

For this easy as pie tart you will need the following ingredients:

Puff Pastry thawed to room temperature, pesto (it can be store bought), sliced tomatoes - any size that looks great and are in season, fresh chopped garlic, fresh basil, parmesan cheese and optional toppings are fresh mozzarella, fresh chopped onions or pepper and / or sliced salami.

Bake at 400 degrees until nice and light brown!

ENJOY!

Cooking with Gigi: Green Bean Casserole

Enjoy this tradition of our family- it is so delicious and creamy! I love it during the holidays with turkey and stuffing especially.

The ingredients you will need for this yummy recipe are:

Green Beans ( I used fresh but frozen will work well too), fresh mushrooms chopped, cream of mushroom soup, water chestnuts chopped, toasted slivered almonds (optional) garlic, olive oil (just to sauté garlic), milk, store bought crispy French onions, salt, pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper ( and sometimes I throw in a splash of Worchestershire sauce!)

Bake at 375 degrees until nice and bubbly - remove and top with the other half of the crispy French onions and brown the top.

SERVE Hot!!!!

Yummy Good!

Happy Cooking