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. 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. Mix the spices and then rub them onto the meat (or tofu!) The finished product below. 2. 3. 4. 5. I loved this salsa verde.
Chocolate Therapy: Crockpot Chicken Tacos I'll keep this short and sweet: this is one of my all time favorite recipes. If there is one crockpot recipe you need in your repertoire, this is it. But truthfully, after making it once you won't even need the recipe because it's just so darn easy. Three ingredients and almost zero work. The result is a juicy, flavorful shredded chicken that makes some killer tacos. I like to load up my tacos, so they look a bit messy in the pictures. You can easily put together a great tortilla soup with the leftovers from the chicken. **As a side note, I am SO grateful to everyone who has made this recipe and/or commented on the post. Crockpot Chicken TacosRecipe from Tasty KitchenServes: ~12 people 1 1oz Envelope Taco Seasoning*6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, thawed1 16oz jar Salsa* Dump all ingredients into a crockpot and give it a little stir to blend the seasoning with the salsa. For tacos, serve the chicken with soft flour tortillas, guacamole, lettuce, shredded cheese and/or sour cream.
Loaded Potato Soup This soup is thick, creamy, and potato-y all at the same time. Sounds fine, right? And when topped with bacon bits, cheese, and some green onions it promises a true explosion of flavors. Are you into this kind of thing? Are you? Then this is how you can prepare it too… Here’s the list of ingredients. To cut the calories a little (those sneaky little monsters) I used low fat milk and low fat sour cream. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. I even used a masher at this phase to incorporate the potatoes in the soup. 8. 9. 10. 11. Enjoy, dear friends. This is a true soul warmer. Love, Petra (This recipe was inspired by SavourTheSenses.com.) <A HREF=" Pita Bread I love foods that puff when you cook them. Give me a great souffle, a perfectly risen cake, or one of these extremely yummy little pitas, and I am a happy girl. I haven’t done a bread recipe on here in a while, and pitas have been on my to-cook list for months. What totally cracked me up about this recipe is that it demonstrated how completely uneven my oven’s temperature is. The pitas on the left side of the oven were flat, white, and barely cooked through. That oven is going to be my failsafe excuse for any and all baking disasters from now on. Ok, I’m done. Pita Bread INGREDIENTS 2 1/4 cups flour, plus more for kneading 1 cup warm water 2 tsp active dry yeast Pinch of sugar 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp canola oil DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, mix yeast, warm water and sugar, set aside for ten minutes. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Makes six large pitas.
Bruschetta Recipe | Victoria's Recipes One of my favorite Italian appetizers is Bruschetta and this recipe will sure have you going back for more. This appetizer goes great before a hearty pasta dish or any Italian main course. Bruschetta Ingredients Bruschetta Recipe Bruschetta Ingredients 1 pkg vine ripened small tomatoes (finely chopped) or 6-7 plum tomatoes (scoop out seeds and finely chop)2-3 garlic cloves (minced)5-6 fresh basil leaves (finely chopped)1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp balsamic vinegarSalt and pepper to taste1 French style baguette Directions Enjoy!
Coca Cola Chicken Wings It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. Each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! Recipe type: Appetiser Cuisine: American 900 gms – 2 lbs. chicken wings (wings and drummettes separated) 60 ml - ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp dry sherry or rice wine 175 ml – ¾ cup Coca-Cola Chopped chives for garnish Put the chicken wings in a zip lock bag with half the soy sauce. (Linkup closed) Print Avocado Fries Oh dear. I never should have done this. This may be one of my biggest mistakes all year. Can’t take it back now. So we’re totally enjoying our grilled avocados, but my husband innocently asks “What else can you do with avocados?” Sigh…. At a buck fifty a pop (at least around here), avocados can easily run up quite a tab on the grocery bill. So, consider yourself warned. Avocado Fries Printable RecipeRecipe Adapted from Sunset Magazine Canola oil for frying1/4 cup flour1 tsp kosher salt2 large eggs, beaten to blend 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges Grated parmesan for serving (optional) 1. 2. 3. 3.
101+ Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes - Beautifully BellaFaith Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When purchasing from the links at the bottom, you will be helping Beautifully BellaFaith run. Thank you! If you’re like me, there’s nothing compared to a meal simmering in a slow cooker. I find myself using my slow cooker more than any other kitchen appliance – the stove, oven and microwave included! 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. New to the slow cooker world?
Beer-Battered Fried Pickles I’m fairly certain there is nothing more satisfying to eat than a fried pickle. The sad part is that it took me 29 years to discover this. Last year I tasted my first fried pickle in an Irish pub in California and I was forever transformed. I crossed the threshold into a new phase of life—pre-fried pickle to post-fried pickle. The best part? Get out your trusty skillet and pour in a thick layer of oil. Next, combine the eggs and the beer in a bowl. Whisk them up well and get them nice and frothy. Sprinkle in the salt… And then little by little add the flour to the liquid ingredients. Get your pickle slices close to you while the oil heats up. Use a pair of tongs or a fork and dip them in the batter one by one. They should be nicely coated. The pickles will bubble and pop and after about 2 minutes … Flip them over so that they brown on the other side. You also might want to take the temperature of the oil along the way to make sure it doesn’t drop too much. Description Ingredients
Braided Spaghetti Bread » The official blog of America's favorite frozen dough We are carb lovers at our house, so when I saw the Braided Spaghetti Bread recipe in the Rhodes Home Baked Family Favorites with frozen dough cookbook I knew we would love it. This is a really simple recipe; it just takes a little planning for thawing the dough. It will take 2-3 hours for the bread loaf to thaw to room temperature or 1-2 hours for the rolls to thaw to room temperature. You will need: 1 Loaf Rhodes Bread Dough or 12 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature6 oz spaghetti, cooked 1 cup thick spaghetti sauce 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 –inch cubes 1 egg white Parmesan cheese Parsley flakes Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray (or use parchment paper). Roll loaf or combined dinner rolls into a 12x16-inch rectangle. Cook spaghetti according to package instructions. Remove wrap from dough. Make cuts 1 ½-inches apart on long sides of dough to within ½-inch of filling. Begin braid by folding top and bottom strips toward filling. This was fantastic!
Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls A few weeks ago I shared my recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pulls, a sweet pull apart bread. In the post I mentioned a savory cheesy version. I had several requests for the cheesy bread recipe. Well, you asked for it, you got it! I went with a cheddar bacon ranch bread. I knew these flavors would work well together since they are in my favorite dip, Crack Dip. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls (a.k.a. 1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread 8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions.
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (a la "Red Lobster") Recipe TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. OH, and the thing I’m perhaps most excited about — choir-directing. Did I mention on here that I’m leading an Easter choir at my church?! I’m kind of over the moon about it. Anyway, warm wishes coming your way for a good weekend 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. So of course, when I found myself in the fruit section at the market this week trying to decide what kind of sangria to make for our weekly neighbor night, I immediately thought of sangria. …oh good grief, why had I never thought of this before? Sangria with All The Colors. The only reasonable solution, of course. ;)
Manila Spoon: Green Tea White Chocolate Cheesecake I am a huge tea lover. I drink tea a few times a day. I find it to be relaxing and truly enjoyable. I especially love to use tea in baking particularly the Green Matcha Tea. It provides not only a wonderful natural green coloring but the subtle taste of green tea always provides the perfect contrast to the sweetness of a cake. I have often desired to make my own version of Green Tea Cheesecake as I have often imagined how yummy it would be even though I haven't actually tasted one yet. The past few months, I have joined with some very talented bloggers to come up with recipes that suit a particular food theme. Here are the other recipes on this series: IngredientsFor the Crust 6 Tablespoons Butter, melted 18 squares of Chocolate Graham Crackers (or small Choco Chip Cookies) 1 Tablespoon Sugar For the Filling ProcedureFor the crust Heat the oven to 300 F. Pulse the chocolate graham crackers in a food processor or use a rolling pin to crush them to make coarse crumbs. For the filling
A brownie by any other name… Love brownies. Love their shiny, flaky top that shatters into micro-thin shards that shower onto your fingers as you eat. Love their dark, gooey center. Sometimes can’t deal with the bake, wait to cool, cutting into squares messiness and fuss of brownies. Every time I make these cookies (which, truth be told, is quite often), I think of a former colleague, Ana, who left King Arthur last year in order to be a full-time mom to her 2-year-old twins. The test kitchen bakers loved Ana. Ana still visits occasionally, 2-year-olds in tow. And when she does, she’ll invariably nose out any chocolate, and treat us to her classic reaction: “Perfect! These cookies are basically brownies: flat, round, 2 ½” brownies. First task: Combine the chocolate and butter. Melt in the microwave till softened… …then stir till smooth. Stir the chocolate into eggs and sugar, which you’ve beaten together. Add the remaining ingredients–including chocolate chips, for an over-the-top chocolate experience. Buy vs.