Category Archives: Recipes


Courgette Casserole

baked-zucchini-casseroleThis recipe was given to me by Geesjen Doddema.  I haven’t tried it yet but I’ll make sure Kara adds it to our menu this week.


  • 250 grams (1 Cup) pork steak (strips or pieces)
  • 1 big onion
  • 1/2 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 zucchini
  • 200 grams (1 Cup) unwhipped cream
  • 150 grams (1/2 Cup) rasped cheese


  • >Cut the steak and onions in slices, fry that in a frying pan
  • Cut the zucchini in slices
  • Preheat your oven at 200 degrees C (400 F)
  • Grease an oven dish (casserole dish) with butter or margarine
  • Spread the meat and onions over the bottom of the oven dish
  • Divide the dry soup over the layer of meat and onions
  • Add the zucchini slices roofing-tile-like
  • Pour unwhipped cream over the zucchini
  • Divide the rasped cheese on top
  • Bake for 30 minutes

I don’t know how many servings this makes but I imagine my family will have to double and triple this to feed 8.  I look forward to it though.  Thanks Geesjen!


Honey-Glazed Ham

baked_honey_glazed_hamOur friend, Kim Lindholm, provided us with this holiday favorite.


  • 17 lbs ham with bone
  • 1 can pineapple chunks
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 C honey


  • Bake in covered pan at 350F for 2 hours.
  • Drain pineapple chunks.
  • Use 1 C pineapple juice into saucepan.
  • Add brown sugar and honey.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Stir until mixed well (about 10 minutes).
  • Place pineapple chunks around/on ham and pour sauce over ham.
  • Cook for an additional 4 hours basting ham every 1/2 hour.
  • Let ham sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

Tip: For cooking ham, 22 minutes for every pound.


Jachtschotel Hunter’s Dish

jachtschotelHere is a great recipe for the fall since it is at the end of hunting season.  This hunter’s dish was made with venison in the past. However, venison is not readily available in the Netherlands so stew meat is usually used today.

This is usually served with cooked red cabbage.


  • 1 pound of stew meat or venison cut into small stew sized pieces.
  • 3 onions, sliced very thin
  • 2 large tart apples, Granny Smith variety works great. Peeled and sliced.
  • 12 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 tablespoon Maggie or Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Bread crumbs


  • sauté the onions in butter until transparent
  • add the meat and brown
  • add seasonings, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup of water
  • simmer in covered pot until meat is tender, at least an hour
  • boil the potatoes in an other pan and mash, salt to taste
  • in a buttered ovenware dish place half of the mashed potatoes
  • add the stew meat and cover with apple slices
  • add the rest of the mashed potatoes making sure that all the meat etc is covered
  • sprinkle with bread crumbs and dot with butter
  • bake at least for 30 minutes in 350 degree oven

Cream Cheese Chicken Wontons


  • whipped cream cheese
  • 1 whole small chicken breast
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion chopped finely(if desired)
  • seasoning salt
  • poultry seasoning
  • 1 package won ton skins
  • cooking oil or shorting for deep-fat fryer
  • sweet and sour sauce, chinese mustard and/or soy sauce


  • Skin, bone, and finely chop chicken.  In skillet cook chicken, garlic, onion (if desired) and seasonings in 1 T of cooking oil.  Combine whipped cream cheese with chicken mixture and put onto a wonton skin.  Fold wonton skin over to shape a triangle or fold 4 corner to make a square.
  • Place in deep-fat fryer until wonton skin is golden brown.
  • Serve with sweet and sour sauce, chinese mustard and soy sauce

Artichoke Dip



  • 1 14oz jar Artichoke Hearts
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Diced
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1 4 oz green chilies
  • 8 oz package Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 C Mayo
  • 1 C Sour Cream
  • Salt
  • Green onions


  • Combine all ingredients
  • Pour into a pie plate or casserole dish
  • Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese
  • Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until it’s little golden brown on top.  Garnish with green onion


  • party platter
  • serve with baguette, crackers or your favorite veggies