Welcome to Essex County Foods
Sharing my favorite recipes, meals and places to eat
Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I’m an amateur cook and foodie searching for fun-to-make recipes and also good, local places to eat. As I come across fun and tasty things to cook and places to eat I’ll post them here.
I’d love to hear from you with suggestions, ideas and comments.
If I use your idea you will get full credit with a link and/or shoutout, whichever you prefer 🙂 or both.
See my blog posts below. Enjoy!
Possibly the best way to cook hotdogs! What you’ll need: Hotdogs 1 Tbs butter Water Pan Flame or Electricity First, put your hotdogs in a pan and fill with water until the water is 1/2 way up the hotdog. I like to use Nathan’s. I read a review saying they are the best and IContinue reading “The tastiest way to cook hotdogs!”
Easy to make egg, bacon and cheese sandwich. What you’ll need: 3 Eggs (beaten) 1 Tbs butter (optional) 2 slices of bread (I like sour dough or Italian) 3 slices of bacon Handful of grated cheese or 1 slice American cheese Cooking spray First, in a small bowl, crack and beat the eggs. Spray aContinue reading “Skillet Egg Sandwich”
Air fried chicken, potatoes and broccoli (yes, air fried broccoli) Once again, I’m trying to make decent meals with what I have on hand. I don’t want to head out if I don’t have because of Covid-19. Massachusetts (USA) is now under a stay-at-home advisory. I’ll explain how I made this, but it’s all fairlyContinue reading “Air Fried Chicken Dinner”
Somewhat stuck inside because of the pandemic (not forced to be indoors but I’m trying my best to social distance) I’m trying to use my food more conservatively to limit having to go to the store. So, instead of cooking a grill full of steak tips I decided to use only one and freeze theContinue reading “Grilled Cheese ‘n Steak”
This is an easy one to make with only a handful of ingredients. Give it a try, I bet you like it! I made herb roasted potatoes and corn to go with it. * I only cooked one so I quartered the ingredients below 4 salmon fillets (skin on) 1 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/2 tsp.Continue reading “Blackened Cajun Salmon”
Oreo Cookie Ice Cream First attempt at making ice cream the Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker The ice cream maker came with a recipe book but it didn’t include Oreo Cookie 😦 I followed the vanilla recipe and added about a cup of Oreo Cookies. It was just the right amount. Here’sContinue reading “Cuisinart ICE-30BC – Oreo Cookie Ice Cream”
Here is something I’ve always wanted to make but never have. I’m glad I did! Baked Stuffed Lobster My daughter and I decided to make these together. We’re both pretty good cooks so I knew they would come out great! We started with 3 cold water lobsters. Note: To be as humane as possible, driveContinue reading “Homemade Baked Stuffed Lobster”
Starting off with a favorite of mine 😋 (be prepared to be in the kitchen for quite a while but totally worth it!) The link to the recipe is below. Rule #1 Don’t skip the pork, it really adds a lot of flavor to the sauce. You can probably skip the braciole but it’s soContinue reading “Anthony’s Pasta Sauce, Meatballs, Sausage and Braciole Recipe”