Balsamic Pot Roast (in the Crock Pot) A couple of months ago I was reading a Taste Of Home magazine while in the waiting room at my son's orthodontics appointment, and I came across a recipe for Balsamic Braised Pot Roast. I made a mental note of it and filed it away in my brain for later use. This week, as I was struggling for dinner ideas, that recipe popped into my head. I prefer to cook my pot roasts in the slow cooker, and I knew Tuesday would be perfect since I had lots of errands to do after work that day. Ah, the smell was amazing when I walked in the door that night. Balsamic Pot Roast3 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless Garlic salt & pepper seasoning2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, sliced2 sprigs of fresh rosemary2 bay leaves2 fresh sage leaves (or a sprinkle of powdered sage)2 cloves garlic, chopped1 cup red wine1/3 cup GOOD balsamic vinegar1, 14.5oz can beef broth 3 tbsp corn starchSalt & PepperBaby carrots, about a bag2 medium potatoes, cut into mouth sized pieces
Chicken Tamale Pie Today’s lesson is on healing foods. You might be thinking of brightly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that . Most of the time. But today I’m thinking of creamy corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, seasoned chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie dish. A PIE DISH. I’ve had a rough go of it the last few days. The Pistachios. Let me tell you something about myself. So in an effort not to eat the whole bag of pistachios in between lunch and dinner, I’ve been spending my evenings making one bazillion types of pistachio baked goods. No pistachios were thrown at the kitchen wall. Just when I was about to throw in the towel on baking for the rest of my life, Bjork asked for this tamale pie. One last thing: Tamale Pie loves the camera. Like, whoa. Chicken Tamale Pie Author: Pinch of Yum, adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 8 ⅓ cup fat free milk ¼ cup egg substitute 1½ tablespoon taco seasoning, divided ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper Preheat oven to 400°.
The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Made – recipe Jul 04 2008 **Happy 4th of July everyone (in the USA)!!!I miss being out of the States on this holiday. We will be celebrating by grilling on Saturday down at the garden. Hamburgers and hot dogs…can’t get any more 4th of July-ish traditional than that!** I was searching the inter-tubes for a good-looking guacamole recipe the other day. It was flavorful, but not over powering, creamy and chunky at the same time, and gone 1/2 way through our meal! I found the recipe here at The Daily Green. Here’s how I did it: Ingredients: 2 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted juice of 1 Lime 1/4 Cup minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons minced Cilantro 1 small clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon minced Jalapeño Directions: Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Serve immediately. Makes 3-4 servings (but it will go so fast you should double it!). ShareThis Leave a Reply
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes Recipe These Philly cheese steak sloppy joes take your favorite ingredients of a Philly cheese steak sandwich and combine them with a classic sloppy joe. What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to prepare and is great if you are looking for a quick meal. The process to preparing these sloppy joes is easy. Ground beef is cooked in the pan with onion and bell peppers. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1lb ground beef 1 medium onion (chopped) 1 medium green bell pepper (seeded and chopped) ¼ cup steak sauce 1 cup beef broth salt and ground black pepper (to taste) 4 hamburger buns 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 1 cup provolone cheese (shredded) Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Caprese Baked Egg Cups I learned five things yesterday. 1. Having a cocktail after making a freakishly giant mess in the kitchen helps calm the stress of cleaning up AND makes it go faster… or just makes you forget how long it takes? 2. 3. iChatting with loved ones in another state after a big cocktail (oops I know… I left out the part about how big it was in #1) is awesome. 4. 5. Geez. All hangovers and unrealistic, dreamy 2002 relationships aside, these baked eggs are where it’s at. Well, I totally thought that and I was totally wrong. Caprese Baked Egg Cups makes 4 cups [2 x 3 1/2 in ramekins] 4 or 8 eggs (depending on if you want 1 or 2) 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped (I used marinated mozz from Trader Joe’s, hence the seasoning) 8-10 fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons cream or milk salt and pepper softened butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter each ramekin and fill with a few pieces of tomato, cheese and basil. I want a mimosa.
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. I’ve oven-roasted plenty of tomatoes in my lifetime, especially when I need to pull and extract as much flavor as I can from less-than-exemplary specimens. Basically, you just take some tomatoes, toss them in a splash of olive oil, some herbs, and sliced up garlic. (I know, I know. Chewswise Pesto
Back Away From The Bottle: Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes Many of us have succumbed to the convenience of bottled salad dressing, assuming it's not worth making salad dressing recipes from scratch. (Big mistake guys.) Take a look at the ingredients list on a bottle of store-bought dressing -- you might want to reconsider. It's time to embrace homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Loading Slideshow Filed by Julie R.
The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. This confused me--my parents would never do that--but more important than confusion was the fact that I was terribly hungry, and I didn't see how that problem was going to be solved, since his house never had any cereal in it. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket
Baked Zucchini Sticks and Sweet Onion Dip: that bloomin' zucchini! Today, class, it being late July and all, we’re going to examine our zucchini facts: •Zucchini is always at the end of any A-to-Z food list; •Zucchini and fruitcake are the undeserving targets of many a joke; •The zucchini plant literally grows like a weed, making it absolutely ubiquitous in vegetable gardens across America; •And for that reason, enterprising cooks have discovered ways to turn it into muffins, and cake, and pancakes, and… Baked Zucchini Sticks. You know that onion appetizer that came into bloom back in the late ’80s? Outback Steakhouse claims it invented the “Bloomin’ Onion” back in 1988, and it wasn’t long before quasi-fast food restaurants adopted it as the hottest appetizer since artichoke dip baked in a bread bowl. These zucchini sticks, with their melty-soft interior and crisp crust, are reminiscent of those onions – and equally addictive, especially when served with their special onion-mustard dip. Ready to go beyond muffins, bread, kebabs, and frittata? Warning!
- StumbleUpon From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Use each recipe as a basic road map, but bring your talent for finding creative routes. You'll easily reach your final destination: a full belly and a satisfied smile. Think BLT, but better. More on MensHealth.com: 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout 2. Layer pieces of ciabatta or a sturdy sandwich roll with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced figs, and arugula. More on MensHealth.com: 100 Ways to Live Forever 3. More on MensHealth.com: 33 Simple Ways to Turn Her On 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.