Saturday, September 19, 2020

Roasted Asparagus With Lemon

Family Fun & Healthy Recipe #1 

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese 


2 pounds Asparagus

Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Zest of 1/2 Lemon (about 1 tbsp)

2 Cloves Garlic (minced)

1/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan

2 tsp Olive Oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Step 1

Pre-heat oven 400 ° and wash asparagus and let drain. 

Step 2

Prep asparagus - Place the asparagus on your cutting board and cut the tough woody portion off.   The stem thickness indicates the age of the asparagus, thicker stems coming from older plants.  The stalks are thicker and can be a little woody then the small stalks.  The bottom portion of asparagus often contains sand and dirt, so thorough cleaning is advised before cooking.

 Step 3

Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up.  Add olive oil to the pan then add your asparagus, minced garlic, and season with salt and pepper to taste.  Then toss asparagus and make sure all the stalks are cover. Now add lemon juice and zest.  Place in oven and let roast for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Step 4

Serve asparagus - Remove oven and place on serving plate while they nice and hot, sprinkle grated parmesan cheese.  Love my asparagus roasted this way because they are full of flavor.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Cooking With Aunt Carol - Krissy's Roasted Carrots

Enjoy a taste of the Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots.
4 Servings

 Recipe Essentials 
·        Sharp Knife
·        Vegetable Peeler
·        Medium size Baking Pan (9” x13”)
·        Aluminum Foil to line baking pan
·        Large Ziploc bag
·        Garbage bowl for scraps
·        Bowl for cut carrots
·        6 large carrots – cut in roasting size
·        2 tbsp Olive Oil
·        2 tbsp Thai Chili Pepper Sauce
·        ½ tsp cinnamon
·        ½ tsp Nutmeg
·        1 tsp dry thyme
·        1 tsp dry basil

·        ½ tsp salt & Pepper


Pre-heat (Convection Oven) at 400° roast for 35 minutes or (Conventional) Oven, gas, or electric set at 425° and roast for 40 – 45 minutes.

1.     Place Ziploc bag in a medium bowl so that you can mix your marinated.  In Ziploc bag, add oil olive, chili sauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, basil, salt & Pepper.  Close bag and combine ingredients.

2.     Add cut carrots to the marinade, close bag, and make all carrots is covered with the mixture.

3.     Place carrots on the lined baking sheet.  Be sure to spread carrots evenly on baking and place in the oven at one of the temperatures above.

4.     Once carrots and done, plate and serve.  Enjoy!