Category Archives: Lodge Recipes

Spicy Calamari Recipe

I love squid so much but never prepare and clean one all by myself. It took me a long time to clean it but it was really fun and I learned something new. This squid was so big (3 pounds) I made it into 2 dishes, most of it turned into spicy calamari, taste great serving it hot but even better chilled it in the fridge overnight as a cold appetizer. I love it hot. I love it more when they are cold. Warning: this is really really spicy, adjust the chili sauce amount to your taste.
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Spicy Calamari Recipe

Ingredients:
2 pounds                    Squid (cleaned, sliced)
1/4 cup                      Green Onion (finely sliced)
1/4 cup                      Chili Garlic Sauce
3 tablespoons            Soy Sauce (Dark)
to taste                       Sugar (Optional)

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Banana Walnuts Bread Recipe

Banana is one of my daughters favorite fruits, so nutritious and convenient. It is a great ingredient to add in bread, smoothies or baked goods. This bananas walnuts bread has a sweet crispy crust, I like a dense feel of this bread, if you like a lighter and softer bread, use 1.5 cups of flour instead of 1.75 cups. I used 1.5 cups for cupcakes size banana bread, if you like to try that, cut the cook time in half to 30 minutes, the smaller the bread, the faster it cooked. To make the crust crispy, a cast iron pan is essential, increase the temperature to 375F at the last 5 minutes, will make the crust even more crispy. Rest 10 minutes before serving, the crispy crust only stay for a few hours, overnight baked good never taste as good as it fresh out of the oven.

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Stir-Fly Broccoli and Chicken Recipe

Don’t know what to do with those leftover roasted chicken from last night? Add a little fresh vegetables and some simple sauces to make a quick stir-fly dish, you can have a yummy and healthy dish within 15 minutes. This dish will taste extra good if you cook with a sizzling hot raw cast iron wok (even my husband can taste the difference). Serve this stir-fly broccoli and chicken with steam rice, fried rice or lo mein (a popular Chinese noodles), a meal in 30 minutes is done.

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Eggplant, Mushrooms and Sausage Thin Spaghetti Recipe (Meal in 30 Minutes)

Eggplant, Mushrooms and Sausage Thin Spaghetti Recipe (Meal in 30 Minutes)

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French Toast Recipe

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French Toast Recipe:

Ingredients:
Challah Bread             1 loaf
Eggs                            4 whole
Half and Half Cream    1.25 cups
Ground Cinnamon       1/2 tablespoons
Ground Nutmeg           1/4 teaspoon
Sugar                           2 tablespoons
Salt                              a pinch
Butter                           for rubbing the grill pan

Steps:

1. Cut challah bread into 1 inch pieces.

2. Mix the rest of the ingredients (except butter and bread) in a big bowl.3. Heat up a grill pan on medium high, rub a little butter on it.

4. Place bread piece one at a time into the egg mixture. Soak for 10-15 seconds on each side, let enough mixture soak into the bread.

5. Grill the bread for 1 minute on each side, or until it turns golden brown.

6. Add powder sugar or maple syrup as desired. Serve immediately.

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Tip:
1. Bread should be firm to touch when place on the grill. Don’t over soak it.
2. French toasts can be vacuum sealed and store for months.Reheat Method:
1. Place the french toasts on a baking sheets lined with foil.
2. Put french toasts on the middle rack in the oven while preheating the oven to 350F (about 10 minutes), leave it in the oven for 1 minutes after temperature reached. Done.

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