Spicy Firecracker Shrimp I recently bought a big bag of frozen jumbo shrimp from Costco. So, if you see a lot of shrimp recipes on here…that’s why. Shrimp are also my favorite seafood ingredients to cook with, cos they’re quick to cook, absorbent to any kind of spices and flavoring you use and they are super delicious! I’ve seen Firecracker Shrimp recipes all over the Internet, and while I loved the concept, from what I read of the ingredients, I didn’t think they would have that much flavor. So I made my own spicy shrimp marinade, influenced by Asian flavors and let the shrimp marinate for about half an hour before wrapping them in egg roll wrappers. They turned out absolutely divine! 12 frozen jumbo/large shrimp, defrosted 6 egg roll wrappers Oil for frying 1 tbsp of flour with a little water (make a paste of this to help seal the wrapping) 3 tbsp of Siracha or Hot Sauce 1 tbsp Soy Sauce 1/2 tbsp Rice Vinegar 1 tsp Seasame Oil 3 cloves of garlic zest & juice of 1/2 a lime 1 tbsp of sugar Salt and pepper to taste
Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter...Midnight Snack Need a midnight snack? Or anytime snack for that matter, my cookies and cream peanut butter might just knock your socks off I was so lucky to have my sister and her family visit earlier this week and I got to have some kitchen time with her beautiful girls. Hope you’ll enjoy this naughty snack that’s good enough to eat by the spoonful! Here’s your 3 ingredient line up. Break out the Oreos. My sweet little helper, I miss her already! Here’s the second stinker that kept passing through the kitchen. Pour those Oreos in a large bowl. …as well as peanut butter Time to melt the chocolate chips Use either a double boiler or melt in the microwave. Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the double boiler, helps melt the chocolate nicely. Add the chocolate to the bowl! Mmmm Give a gentle stir and place into a mason jar. Yes please. Double yes please. Cookies and Cream Peanut Butter 10 whole Oreo Cookies 2 Cups creamy peanut butter 1 cup white chocolate chips 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1. 2. Yield: Debatable
Jambalaya Recipe Jambalaya My friends taught me how to make their homemade jambalaya recipe. And it's a total winner. Some people make popcorn to celebrate the Academy awards. Some might whip up a fancy cocktail or two. First of all, I learned that these two make a pretty darn cute team in the kitchen. For some reason I had always associated jambalaya with gumbo, thinking that the process required oodles of cooking time trying to make the perfect roux. You basically begin with the “holy trinity” of Cajun/Creole cooking — bell peppers, celery and onion. Then add in your meat. Saute those up until mostly cooked. Then pour in all of the crushed tomatoes, broth, seasonings, and rice, and give it a good stir. Once the rice is cooked, add in the shrimp and continue simmering until the shrimp are cooked through. Then serve it topped with a little fresh parsley and scallions for garnish. BAM. Big thanks to John and Cate for Jambalaya 101. Learn how to make this easy and delicious homemade jambalaya! Ingredients:
Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake St. Patrick's day is coming up and this weekend I started working on my meal plan. Normally I do not start with the dessert but when I came across this recipe for a Guinness chocolate cheesecake I knew that I would be making it immediately. Last year I made a Guinness chocolate cake and I discovered that the combination of Guinness and chocolate is a wonderful one and I could not resist using it in one of my favourite treats, a cheesecake! This recipe for the Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a pretty basic chocolate cheesecake recipe with the addition of the Guinness but the similarities stop there. The Guinness chocolate cheesecake is a moist one as might be expected with all of the extra liquid provided by the Guinness but it is also nice and light and creamy. This recipe appears in the The Best of Closet Cooking 2012 eCookbook along with 24 more of the tastiest recipes on Closet Cooking. Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake Servings: makes 6+ servings Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions
Cheeseburger Pie Monday, a day to dread? Heck no! It's the day the produce box is delivered and you get to wait in anticipation just like Christmas morning! Really pathetic isn't it?! I ordered the small box this week because it's just me and Libby and we won't eat nearly as much. Dinner tonight is a family favorite. Would you like the recipe or do you just want to read more about my fabulous weekend in a hotel in Upstate New York? Cheeseburger Pie(adapted from the back of the Bisquick box) 1 pound ground meat (I used turkey, but you may use beef, chicken or whatever you wish) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp minced onion A few dashes Worcestershire sauce 1 cup milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup Bisquick 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Mix milk, eggs and pancake mix and pour over the meat and cheese. Bake for 25 minutes and serve with your favorite burger toppings.
Honey Walnut Banana Bread My mom’s made banana bread for as long as I can remember. I don’t like the fruit. At all. Theres just something about the texture that’s really off putting to me. I don’t care for the taste much either. As, it turns out, my husband isn’t a fan of Banana Bread, but as I was baking it he said it smelled really good. Here’s my recipe for super moist, melt in your mouth Honey Walnut Banana Bread, a must try in my books! Honey Walnut Banana Bread Ingredients: 3 Ripe/over ripe Bananas, mashed up 1/2 Cup butter (1 small stick) 1/2 cup Honey 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 eggs (room temperature) 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Baking powder 1/3 tsp Cinnamon Powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/4 cup of Flour 1/2 cup Oats 1 cup Chopped Walnuts Method: - Preheat your oven to 350F. - Take the cake out and let it cool for a few minutes, but you have to try a slice while it’s still warm….and you have to try it with a little butter….mmmmmm it just melts in your mouth!
Nutella Mug Cake Bring Your Child's Favorite Characters to Life with These Disney-Themed Lunches Healthy Mickey-Shaped PB&J Muffins: A Breakfast the Whole Family with Love A Yummy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Recipe Even the Pickiest Eaters Will Love This 3-Ingredient Coffee Fudge Is the Best Morning Pick-Me-Up Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes I always love a good crock pot recipe and let me tell you this one is excellent. This recipe comes from Jenny at Picky Plate. Thanks Jenny for sharing this one, it was FABULOUS! This dish was simple to make, but impressive enough you could serve it to company. Ranch House Crock Pot Pork Chops with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes 6 pork chops, ½ inch thick1 pkg dry Ranch Dressing Seasoning1 (10¾ oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup4 lbs peeled, cubed potatoes5 Tbsp butter1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese6 cloves roasted garlic (directions in notes)1 to1½ cups milk (any milk will do, I used skim)1 Tbsp salt, or to tastefresh cracked black pepper to taste Place pork chops, ranch seasoning and soup into a crock pot on low heat for 6 hours.About 45 minutes before pork chops are done, place potatoes into a large pot of cold water. Roasted Garlic – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Black Velvet Cupcakes Pumpkin Tutorial - Java Cupcake It’s Halloween… so yeah, I’m making Black Velvet cupcakes. Are they any different from red velvet, white velvet or green velvet… not really, but they sure are spookier! This Black Velvet Cupcakes Pumpkin Tutorial will make your next Halloween party super sweet! Supplies Large round tip + piping bag Pretzel sticks Green decorating icing (small tube you can get in the baking isle at the grocery store) Orange frosting (I used cream cheese frosting above and tinted it orange with food coloring) Technique Attach the large round tip to your pastry bag and fill with orange frosting.Pipe a tall/wide mound of frosting onto your cupcake.Break a pretzel stick in half and place in the top of the frosting until about 2/3 cm is showing.With the green decorators icing, pipe on the vine in a curly q pattern.Enjoy! Ingredients Black Velvet Cupcakes Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions Beat the powdered sugar, cinnamon, and butter together in the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a paddle attachment.
Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich Recipe Remember the balsamic roast beef we made the other day? I’ve gotten so many emails and messages from folks that have made it already and absolutely loved it. So, I thought I’d share with you another way besides the balsamic glazed beef stuffed mushrooms to enjoy the leftovers – or you could do like I do and make one just for these Balsamic Roast Beef French Dip Sandwiches. Talk about the perfect beefy sandwich recipe! This French dip style sandwich uses the balsamic roast beef straight from the slow cooker without any additional cooking required. Then, pour the gravy from the roast beef into a fat separator to remove as much of the fat that cooked off of the beef while it was cooking as possible. It will have more of an Asian flair than a traditional French dip sandwich since my balsamic roast beef includes a bit of an Asian influence with the red pepper flakes, soy sauce, etc, but my family and guests have always loved that little surprise when they first taste these sandwiches. Enjoy!
Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread Looks yummy, right? And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely! I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven. Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. If you wonder how, I’ll show you… Here’s the list of ingredients. 1. 2. 3. You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 4. 5. I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes. You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time. 6. O-oh, we have a serious case of yeastafalitis here. Or, in other words, this is what happened after I let the dough rest for one hour. 7. 8. 9. 10. Melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan). 11. 12. 13. I went horizontally, it’s the rebel in me. Joy said she drooled at this phase. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
baby smores | The Domestic Mama & The Village Cook Is it just me or s’mores everywhere these days? I know that they are a quintessential summer snack, but this year they seem to be in your face everywhere. What’s a girl to do when there are s’mores everywhere? Make them. Sorta. Now, these really are easy, and- if you don’t have ganache, you could easily use a bit of chocolate instead. The crust was a basic graham cracker crust: Now, I took this pic on purpose of my hand… why? I need to do more film-work- just for the manicures. So, I baked up my baby crusts, topped em with some chocolate: and…. Now- when you go to toast em. See? baby s’mores Author: Michelle Keith @ The Village Cook Recipe type: dessert 1 c graham cracker crumbs, fine¼ c melted butter¼ c sugar½ tsp vanilla1 c chocolate filling* (either chocolate chips or cream)24 marshmallows Enjoy!
Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce - The Best Salmon I've Ever Eaten Share on Pinterest Okay so, I wrote a long post about the pure amazingness of this salmon then I went to cut and past it below the photo and forgot to paste it, posted it and lost my “paste.” Yeah the most frustrating and stupid thing ever! I hate when that happens! Share on Pinterest Pan Seared Honey Glazed Salmon with Browned Butter Lime Sauce – The Best Salmon I’ve Ever Eaten Ingredients 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets, rested at room temperature 20 minutes 8 tsp flour, divided 2 Tbsp honey, divided zest of 1 - 2 limes (I like it with a generous amount so in my opinion 2) 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 recipe Browned Butter Lime Sauce, recipe follows Browned Butter Lime Sauce 6 Tbsp salted butter, diced 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper Directions Place butter in a small (light colored) saucepan.
8 ballin brownie recipes you have to make What could be better on a cold winter’s day than some delicious, warm brownies? Not only are they super easy and quick, but they’re also versatile. You can do pretty much anything with a brownie and it’ll still be amazing. We’ve got brownie recipes from all across the spectrum here; from the simple to luxurious, you can find the perfect brownie for you. Now go forth and bake! 1. You will need: For the brownies > 180g all-purpose flour > 1 tsp salt > 2 tbsp dark unsweetened cocoa powder > 310g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped > 225g unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces > 1 tsp instant espresso powder > 225g granulated sugar > 80g packed light brown sugar > 5 eggs, at room temperature > 2 tsp vanilla extract For the Peanut Butter Swirl > 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted > 225g icing sugar > 375g creamy peanut butter > ½ tsp salt > 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions: 1.Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C. 2.In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and cocoa powder together. 2. 3. For the Oreo layer: