Carrots anyone?



Here is s simple way to jazz up carrots. This has a kinda sweet garlicy taste. I gave this recipe to a friend many years ago and years later her son says “So your the one who gave my Mom that carrot recipe!”  He said his Mom makes it all the time. He could tell when the garlic wafted from the kitchen. My friend loves garlic.

You can adjust any portions of this recipe to suit how many people you are serving. You can use garlic power or dried parsley if this is all you have.  Also you can substitute the butter with margarine or olive oil.  This is a great pot luck dish.


1 bag baby carrots 16 OZ.

2 cloves minced garlic

Fresh Parsley

2 Tablespoons of butter or margarine or olive oil


Bring carrots to a boil, turn down heat to medium and cook until fork is easily inserted in carrot. Usually 20 to 25 min. Don’t over cook. Chop parsley and put aside. Remove from heat then drain water from carrots. Stir in butter, garlic and parsley.  Put lid back on to let the steam meld the garlic and parsley flavours into the carrots. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve.


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Condiment Queen

Have you  ever run out of Tartar Sauce?  Need something to dip your shrimp in? Here are two quick and easy recipes to use in a pinch or all the time.


Tartar Sauce

1/2 Cup                  Salad Dressing

1 Tablespoon          Prepared Mustard

1- 2 Tablespoons    Green Relish

Mix together well and Enjoy!

You can mix this up to your own taste but this is the condiment version.


Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

1/2   cup                Salad Dressing

1/4   Teaspoon       Worcestershire Sauce

1/2   Teaspoon       Garlic Granuals

1      Tablespoon    Ketchup

Mix together and top shrimp cocktail or use as a dip. Mix to your own taste or add some sour cream to make it milder and go further.

Bon Appetit