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Chelsea Allen :: Recipes :: Pei Wei Lo Mein with Beef. Lo mein Yield: 4Prep time: 30 MinutesCook Time: Under 15 MinutesCourse: Main Dishes Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs of flank steakMarinade:1 tbsp soy sauceMarinade: 1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch2 tbsp oyster sauce2 teaspoons dark soy sauce4 tbsp beef broth1 teaspoon granulated sugar8 oz fresh egg noodles or italian spaghetti1 teaspoon sesame oil1 large carrot, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces1/2 cup chopped cabbage, such as napa1 clove garlic, chopped4 cups of oil for stir frying, or as neededInstructions: Preparation:Cut the beef across the grain into thin strips approximately the size of a sugar packet and 1/8" thick.

Add the marinade ingredients. While the beef is marinating, prepare the remaining ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, beef broth, and sugar. Fill a large saucepan with enough lightly salted water to cover the noodles. Drain the noodles and toss with the sesame oil. Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to the wok. Everything Lo Mein Recipe : Rachael Ray. Grilling Magic: Rubs, Butters, Marinades, Sauces, and Salsas for Easy Gourmet Meals. All Photos: Kelly Rossiter I have to admit that I have come to grilling fairly late, because I always had my husband do it. I fell for the cliche that the grill was the domain of the man, but in fact, my husband doesn't really cook. After one too many of what a friend of mine calls "burnt offerings" from the grill, I put on my grilling apron and took over. Now I actually think about recipes for grilling instead of just tossing something onto the barbie. 1.

It doesn't get any easier than using a spice rub to make your chicken, steak or pork tenderloin fantastic. Cajun Spice Mix: 3 tbsp dried thyme; 2 tbsp each paprika and packed brown sugar; 1 tbsp each ground cumin, dry mustard and hot pepper flakes; 1 tsp salt. Bombay Spice Mix: 3 tbsp each ground coriander and turmeric; 2 tsp ground cumin; 1 tsp salt; 1/2 tsp each cayenne pepper and dry mustard. Mediterranean Spice Mix: 3 tbsp dried rosemary; 2 tbsp each ground cumin and coriander; 1 tbsp dried oregano; 2 tsp cinnamon; 1/2 tsp salt. 2. Beer Pancakes | stetted. Pancakes are a staple in our house. It doesn’t hurt that we smother them in real Wisconsin maple syrup, but there’s just something about pancakes that make people happy. Beer also makes people happy, but in a different way. Or maybe not? After all, at the end of a crazy night my friends and I often turn to the 24-hour diner and load up on more carbs, aka pancakes.

If ever you run out milk and your kid is attaching himself to your leg because you promised pancakes – you promised, just grab a beer from your stash and make these. Beer: It’s what’s for breakfast. If you aren’t a pancake person, check out my Beer Cheddar Waffles – great for game-day noshing! Ingredients 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour (depending on how thick you like your ‘cakes) 2 eggs 12 ounces beer, such as New Belgium Mothership Wit 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup Instructions Beat eggs in a small bowl, then add eggs, syrup, and beer to flour.

10 Great Dishes Made Better with Beer. Brown Ale and Cheddar Soup. Okay, so it’s possible that this isn’t the kind of meal you eat before you do anything too strenuous, like run headlong into a burning schoolhouse to save dozens of screaming orphans. It’s probably not the kind of thing you want to have for dinner the night before your first day in basic training for the Marines. It may not be the kind of meal you settle down to the night before you run the New York City Marathon. It’s probably not an ideal meal for anyone looking to tackle a pre-dawn jog. It’s definitely not for anyone with any aspirations to, let’s say, make it into work on time. It’s not the kind of meal you eat if you have any pressing need to put on pants the next day. You know, this is not a meal for anyone who plans on ever actually getting out of bed. Why is that? Use the best cheddar you can buy, since it’s such a major player in this soup, along with a decent brown ale, like Newcastle, or a pale ale like Bass.

Brown Ale and Cheddar SoupAdapted from a recipe from Food and Wine. 22 Ways To Get Your Vegan Snack Attack On. It must be snacking season because I’ve had a lot of emails lately asking for some healthy vegan snack ideas and I thought it was a great idea for a post. Many of the recipes below are also some of the most popular snack recipes of 2011, so I will also add this post to my Top Recipes of 2011 page for easy reference. Ready to get your vegan snack attack on? 1. Endurance Crackers My all-time favourite cracker and quite possibly one of the top 3 recipes so far in 2012. Endurance Crackers are extremely light and crispy while providing long-lasting energy. They are also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, sugar-free, and oil-free to boot. 2. Enjoy this ultra-creamy, thick, and energizing smoothie, with a hint of orange that will help keep those cold bugs at bay! 3. Love dipping your finger into a bowl of cake batter?

3. Just like my favourite salt and vinegar chips, but better. 4. Incredibly easy to make. 5. Growing up, I always loved strawberry nutri-grain bars. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.

Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life. Cauliflower Crust Pizza.

I came across this cauliflower crust pizza on Pinterest, and was instantly intrigued. A low-carb pizza? Sign me up! I was skeptical, of course, but curious enough to try it and see how it tasted. I was pleasantly surprised by the results. Now obviously, it is not quite the same as a traditional piece of pizza with soft, chewy crust, but it’s a great substitute when you’re watching your carb intake. Since the cauliflower is mixed with cheese, you mostly taste the cheese instead of the cauliflower, as well as the yummy veggies and meats on top of your pizza. My husband isn’t a huge fan of cauliflower, so I planned on making the pizza before he got home from work. So the general conclusion…Healthy, tasty and husband-approved? Cauliflower Crust PizzaYields: 1 serving* Ingredients: 1 cup cooked, riced cauliflower 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese* 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp dried oregano 1/2 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp garlic salt Olive oil (optional) *The original recipe makes 1-9 inch pizza.

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes with Rosemary. There are a million versions of these smashed potatoes all over the place. However, I love the idea of making these a little tangy. I love those thick-cut salt and vinegar chips, which is where the inspiration for this recipe came from.

By dousing these potatoes with cider vinegar after they come out of the oven, you are indeed in for a tasty and tangy treat. My mouth puckers just thinking about it. Serve along side your favorite main dish and enjoy. Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender. Place the cooked potatoes on a well-oiled baking sheet and press down gently on each potato with a potato masher. Brush the top of each potato with olive oil…be generous. Serve on the side with just about anything!! Print Recipe Ingredients 2 lbs Small potatoes, new or fingerlings work wellOlive oilKosher salt Fresh ground pepperFresh rosemary, finely choppedCider vinegar Directions Place potatoes in salted water and bring to a boil; cook until fork tender.

Magic Sauce Recipe. I call this the magic sauce recipe. In part, because it makes everything it touches shimmer with deliciousness. It's magic like that. Technically, it's a riff on a chimichurri sauce - one that veered off the rails in a big way. Much tweaking has rendered it a distant second cousin.

Let's just start by putting one thing out there. It's as versatile as a black dress. . - More Herb Recipes - - More Paprika Recipes - - More Quick Recipes - 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste 1 well-crumbled bay leaf pinch of red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle. Makes ~2/3 cup. Prep time: 5 min - Cook time: 5 min Print Recipe. Balsamic BBQ Glazed Chicken.

A homemade balsamic bbq sauce is used to glaze chicken as it’s grilling. The result is tender chicken with a slightly sweet, and tangy taste. Summer is one of my favorite seasons for one simple reason: grilling. We finally invested in a Big Green Egg last year and it completely changed the way I think about grilling. I could go on and on about it, but I won’t, because I’m sure I’ll be talking plenty about it in a few months when it’s not cold and wet here in the Midwest, and we actually get out to use it.

In the mean time, I used a grill pan to grill up some Balsamic BBQ Glazed Grilled Chicken, and steak. It was simple and delicious, and will definitely go on my list of meals to make again! This recipe is all about the balsamic bbq sauce that you use to baste the chicken while it’s grilling. While I used a grill pan with great success, I know this recipe would turn out even better using a grill. Is anyone else just itching for Spring to arrive? Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 35mn.

Tomato Basil Pizza. The other day, I was looking at the overload of tomatoes that I bought as the season was winding down as the end of summer nears. But I realized that I was being gradually shoved out of my small kitchen by them, so I oven-roasted the louts with garlic and herbs to reclaim a few precious inches back of kitchen counter space. Yet when they were finished, I looked in my refrigerator, and there wasn’t any room in there either.

So I was left holding a bowl of roasted tomatoes that needed to get used up. Coincidentally, I also had a round of yeasted dough in my refrigerator from a batch of recipe testing that hadn’t found its meaning as something else yet—as experimental leftovers are want to do. So I took it out, which made room for the tomatoes – but then I realized that was defeating the purpose, so I decide to use both of them. (Am still stunned to see some vacant space in my refrigerator.

But I may keep it empty as a constant memento and testament to my frugality.) (I know, I know. Pesto. Baked Tomato, Garlic, and Basil Bruschetta Bites. Finger foods are my favorite kind of food—to eat but not to make. That’s because they usually take a bit more work to put together than the full-size versions.

Luckily, that’s not the case with these delicious bruschetta bites. They’re bursting with flavor and can be assembled in 15 minutes or less! So, preheat your oven, grab a loaf of your favorite baguette, and get out the cutting board. Bruschetta bites are the perfect edible addition to any gathering, and they’re great to serve at holiday parties. Enjoy! Baked Bruschetta Bites 15 sugar plum tomatoes, diced 12 basil leaves, cut into ribbons 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp. onion powder 1 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. soy sauce 1 tsp. black pepper 1/2 loaf French baguette, thinly sliced Preheat the oven to 350ºF.In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the bread and mix well. Makes 4 servings. Cooking For Others: Momofuku Pork Bo Ssam. There are a lot of reasons I was not a Momofuku early adopter, and living across the street from Ssam Bar for a year is not one of them.

Mainly, there was the vegetarian issue: most everything at Momofuku is heavy on the pork. But there was also the line-out-the-door issue. I am very grouchy when it comes to waiting to be seated, especially because I know I could have pasta on the table at home in just a little more time than it takes to boil water. Call me curmudgeonly, but that’s how I roll. So when I was invited to partake of Momofuku’s Pork Bo Ssam at a friend’s birthday feast, I went without all that much expectation, only knowing, via Google, that it was the restaurant’s Americanized form of a pork-centric Korean dinner. When I made the butt at home, I have to say I was pleased with the results. From my kitchen, where I’m borrowing a little Momofuku magic, to yours, Cara, THE QUARTER-LIFE COOK **Recipe** Slow-Roasted Pork Bo Ssam Serves 5 Adapted from Momofuku Cookbook by David Chang.

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General. Sexy Pancakes. Fluffy Pancakes | Blogger For Hire. This pancake recipe is the result of mixing and matching different recipes from many different sources. It is the result of trying and failing so many times, that I almost declared pancakes as the one breakfast recipe I couldn’t master. But I persisted, and this recipe is perfect – as perfect as a pancakes recipe can be, because making pancakes does involve frying, and frying is something that each of us needs to play with.

It changes depending on your type of stove (gas or electric), on how hot the skillet is, and on how evenly hot you manage to keep it while frying multiple batches. But the instructions here are as close as it gets to “perfect,” and the result? Truly fluffy, puffy pancakes that are never heavy or dense and that are flavored with a pleasant vanilla aroma and taste. This recipe makes 16-18 pancakes. The four of us eat 2-3 each, and the remaining freeze very well. Fluffy Pancakes Makes 16-18 pancakes.

Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Serve with warm maple syrup and berries. Cinnamon Roll Waffles. Cinnamon Roll Waffles I’ve had a tough time forgetting about those Cinnamon Roll Pancakes that I posted a few weeks ago. So much so that I started wondering what else I could do to replicate the Cinnamon Roll. “Why not waffles, too?” I thought. I experimented… but it was a flop. I went with a buttermilk waffle… plain, with no cinnamon filling added. I drizzled the cinnamon-sugar filling on top. I figured… why not? My ideal cinnamon roll always has cream cheese icing, so a cream cheese icing drizzle was in order too.

Lots of cream cheese icing, please. I could hardly wait to take a bite… to see if this whole Cinnamon Roll Waffle thing worked out. That’s about all I could eat. Print Recipe Save Recipe Cinnamon Roll Waffles Yield: About 12 (4-inch) wafflesPrep Time: 30 min Cook Time: 20 min Completely decadent breakfast treat- like a deconstructed cinnamon roll, turned into a waffle. Pain Perdu Recipe. Green Beans with Shallots Recipe : Food Network Kitchens. Garlic butter roasted mushrooms.

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