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December 2011

Happy New Year! 2012

              HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!!
Hello everyone, 
 I just want to wish everyone in amazing 2012! 2011 was an amazing year! 
My lovely bride was able to stay home in 2011 and take care of our children and that in itself is an amazing thing. 
Our children Connor and Kayla had an amazing year themselves. Connor 13 is caring at 3.7 GPA and is amazing baseball player. My beautiful Kayla 10 is doing great in school and has become a great dancer and singer.

Avocado Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Avocado Salad in Lettuce Wraps

Preparation Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes
Yield 12 servings
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 6 Veggie Bacon Strips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 12 small butterhead lettuce leaves or leaf lettuce leaves

    1. Combine mayonnaise, lime juice and chili powder. Stir in avocado, celery, tomatoes, veggie bacon strips and walnuts.

For Your New Year's Party

Four-Cheese Potato-Stuffed Mushrooms
Ok, I know you all are getting set for that New Years Party!!!
So, I'm going to give you some very simple items that will
blow your guest socks off!!!
Let's get to it!
Servings 12
Preparation Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
  • 1 4-ounce package four-cheese  Mashed Potatoes (you should buy the pre made spuds) 
  • 12 large mushrooms or 18 medium mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons butter, margarine or olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Happy Holidays

Hello to all,
I would like to wish you all the best this time of year! I would like to as well say thank you for all your support you have all shown me. I hope that this Blog has given you some great ideas and helpful tips. I will try hard to make thing you will like.
Please have a safe and happy holiday season from all of us here in the Bretz family!

Your Prime Rib

                                                                   Prime Rib
Prime rib refers to the king of beef cuts, the standing rib roast, "standing" because to cook it, you simply position the roast on its rib bones in the roasting pan, no need for a rack.

Yorkshire Pudding

    Yorkshire Pudding
A classic Yorkshire Pudding is quick, easy to make and with this, my best Yorkshire Pudding recipe, guarantees success every time. A traditional Yorkshire Pudding fresh from the oven should be well-risen, golden brown with a crisp exterior and soft middle.
Yorkshire Puddings are a classic British recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Depends on size of tin used.
  • 4 large, fresh eggs, measured in a jug

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

       Chef B's                                      Lemon-Garlic Marinated  Shrimp Tray

Ok, I get it you guys are looking for tray items for your party! I got it..
So I whipped this one up along time ago and it saved the day.
Hey I made you a skill chart!!!


Antipasto Platter

                      Antipasto Platter
Look guys I want you to have fun with this one. The list below is that just a list you can put anything you want on here...
I want you to lear to play and have fun it's not brain surgery.... It's just food! LOL!


6 Lg. eggs + 2 whites
2 + 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups whole milk
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground or grated (fresh is best)
Eggnog Directions
Begin with pre-chilled ingredients for the greatest end result.
In a medium bowl, beat the eggs together hard until they're very frothy.

The Buzz

You Guys are great! We are getting a lot of hits here!
Please help me help you... I would love your feed back on my recipes: your likes and dislikes. What works and what does not work.
Do you have kids? Would you like items that you can teach them?
I will be filming  cooking classes soon. They will be 101 kind of classes to start with.
Knife skills, tools you need and what you can cheat with if you don't have them.
Look I'm a Chef and a real guy with a Lovely Bride and two great kids so I know that there is Restaurant cooking and home cooking.
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