Salmon Cakes

  • 1 pound dry ziti pasta
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
  • 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain.
2.In a large skillet, brown onion and ground beef over medium heat. Add spaghetti sauce, and simmer 15 minutes.
3.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Layer as follows: 1/2 of the ziti, Provolone cheese, sour cream, 1/2 sauce mixture, remaining ziti, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
4.Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheeses are melted.

Bacon Wrapped Delights (appetizer)

In my personal opinion, everything tastes great wrapped in bacon!

Bacon Wrapped Delights Recipe


  • 12 spears of asparagus
  • 24 pitted dates
  • 4 apples (granny smith green is best)
  • 40 slices of bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus until it is barely cooked and still crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. When done, plunge the asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking. When cool, trim the asparagus to 8-inch lengths. Wrap a bundle of 1 asparagus spear with 1 strip of bacon, side by side, securing each slice with a toothpick. The bacon should be wrapped around twice so that there are two layers.
  3. wrap the 24 dates, each with a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  4. wash green apples, remove apple peel and slice apple for ample bite size pieces. Wrap each piece in bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Roast  all above in preheated oven for 6 minutes, then flip over, and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes, until the bacon is brown and crisp.
  6. After cookies, remove from oven and place contents on papertowl to soak up bacon grease. Allow to cook for 10 minutes and ENJOY!!

Garlic Prawns

Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 3 Min
Ready In: 8 Min


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white wine (optional)
  • 30 tiger prawns, peeled and deveined


  1. In a glass dish, mix together the olive oil, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, orange juice, basil and white wine. Add the prawns, and stir to coat. Cover, and let marinate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat an outdoor grill to high heat.
  3. Thread prawns onto skewers. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once, until pink.

Chicken and Artichoke Pizza


Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 17 Min
Ready In: 27 Min
Serves: 4



  • 1 (11 ounce) package Grilled and Ready Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
  • 1 (10 ounce) pre-baked pizza crust
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (6 ounce) jar artichoke hearts, marinated, drained and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place pizza crust on baking sheet.
  2. Top pizza crust evenly with tomato slices. Sprinkle with garlic. Top with artichokes and chicken. Sprinkle with basil. Top with cheese.
  3. Bake pizza 12 to 17 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.