Chicken Parmigiana This is one of the go-to dishes I make for my family of six. Rich, flavorful, and totally satisfying, we all love it, including my big, strapping cowboy of a husband. And that’s a very, very good thing. Break out the good Parmesan for this one, my friends. It’s the right thing to do. Begin with four to six boneless, skinless, trimmed chicken breasts. I’m actually beginning to believe fear of raw chicken is a diagnosable phobia. Place the chicken breasts inside of a Ziploc bag—either one at a time or, if the bag is gigantic like this one, all at once. I put them inside Ziplocs so that when I pound the heck out of them here in a second, microscopic particles of raw chicken will not end up across the room on my computer’s keyboard. Now THAT would gross me out the door. Pound the chicken with the smooth side of a mallet. You want them to be very thin–about 1/8 to 1/4″ thick. Add the flour to a large plate. And pepper. Then season the other side. The raw chicken is almost over. And butter. Mmmm.
15 International Twists On Meatball Recipes Like dumplings, every culture has a meatball recipe. From Italy to Sweden to China and beyond, the delicious reward of rolling ground meat and spices together seems to be a pretty universal concept. Whether you want to tuck into a plate of spaghetti and meatballs, wolf down a meatball sub in front of the game or throw a cocktail party with mini-meatballs, we'd be hard-pressed to find an occasion that they weren't appropriate for (yes, you can even make vegetarian versions, if you're into that kind of thing). We found some of our favorite meatballs from around the world to share with you today. Let us know if we missed your favorite version, and bonus points will be awarded to anyone who throws a Meatballs of the World party. John Kernick
Bibimbap Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions. Enter Kitchen View 1 Bring 1 quart of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Add the rice, cover, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cheeseburger Macaroni This delicious, incredibly cheesy dish is another one of our favorite weeknight dinners. It’s beefy, hearty and whips up in less than 20 minutes. Hope you love this one as much as we do! Start with one pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained. Add a package of taco seasoning. And one can of this. You don’t even have to bother to drain it! Gosh, I really like Rotel. Add two cups of beef broth. (You can also just use water if you want.) And one cup of elbow macaroni. By the way, I’ve tried other shapes of pasta in this recipe, and none of them seem to work as well as good old macaroni. Stir to combine, and heat to boiling. Meanwhile, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add 2 tablespoons of flour. Whisk to combine, and continue to cook, whisking until the roux is fragrant and light brown in color, about 5 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup of milk. And bring the sauce to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and add 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Glorious!
50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012 | Two Peas & Their Pod - StumbleUpon Happy New Year! Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Pumpkin Granola Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds Broiled Grapefruit Steel Cut Oats Maple Almond Granola Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt Honey Yogurt Waffles Appetizers/Snacks Peanut Butter Granola Balls Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Rosemary Roasted Almonds Tzatziki Sauce Cilantro Lime Hummus Strawberry Mango Salsa White Bean and Artichoke Dip Edamame Guacamole Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Peach Salsa Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce Black Bean Corn Salsa Salads/Sides Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, & Dried Cranberries
Korean Beef Stir-Fry Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions. Enter Kitchen View 1 Combine mirin, soy sauce and cornstarch in a small bowl. 2 Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Taco Stuffed Shells Recipe Here something interesting for you taco lovers. Instead of regular Italian stuffed shells last night I made Taco stuffed shells! This recipe for taco stuffed shells consists of ground beef and cream cheese for the filling and is topped with tortilla chips and cheese. Make sure to let the filling mixture have enough time to cool before stuffing the shells or you might have a sloppy mess on your handsJ. The traditional pasta sauce is replaced with a combination of salsa and taco sauce… the best part about this is you can make it as hot as you want! Ingredients:1lb ground beef 1 package taco seasoning 1 4 once package cream cheese 12 large pasta shells 1 cup salsa 1 cup taco sauce 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) 1 cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded) 1 ½ cups tortilla chips (crushed) 3 green onions (chopped) 1 cup sour cream Cooking Instructions: Step 1: In a fry pan cook ground beef and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.
Sugar Crusted Chocolate Chip Muffins: - StumbleUpon After the holidays I have the hardest time falling back into the rhythm of my normal life. As I sit here looking around and the gift boxes, empty toy boxes and those dang twist-tie things ; and don’t even get me started on the holiday decorations that eventually need to be packed away, I’m feeling extremely disorganized and overwhelmed with it all. I have to work the next couple of days and New Year’s weekend at the hospital and I’m wondering when I’ll get to it all. In the same breath, didn’t I just put all this stuff up? I can tell ya with certainty that I’d rather curl up with these muffins, a cup of coffee and watch endless hours of The Cooking Channel than tackle the after math of Christmas. So with that said… who wants to come over and re-organize my life, or maybe just the cupboards? It all begins with a few basic pantry ingredients. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a large bowl, and add the mini chips. Stir to combine. Drizzle in the grapeseed oil. Add in the milk. 1 egg
Slow Cooker Recipes – YouBeauty Getting a delicious, healthy meal doesn’t have to entail hours in the kitchen. Instead, get yourself some fresh, nutrient-rich ingredients, throw them in a slow cooker and relax until it’s done. Now we’re talking! Try these easy slow cooker recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There’s even one for dessert (OK, that one’s not so nutritious, but a little indulgence is good for the soul, right?). QUIZ: Did You Eat Pretty Today? BREAKFAST: Maple Pear Walnut Oatmealby Kathy Hester, author of The Vegan Slow Cooker and Healthy Slow Cooking blog Why we love it:Oatmeal can help lower cholesterol, may reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes, and help reduce blood pressure with its soluable fiber. Click to see the recipe. Ingredients:1/2 cup steel-cut oats2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (you can use water instead)1 pear, chopped1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon maple extractsweetener of choice, to taste (1/4 tsp stevia) In the morning: Stir oatmeal and add sweetener. MORE: Stress-Free (Healthy!) 2.
General Tso’s Chicken…possibly the best food ever. A recipe! Can you believe it? The last couple of posts were just chatting chatting chatting. What happened to the food on this food blog? I must warn you…they are coming for my ghetto computer today. Ok, enough bitching and moaning. How about now? Ingredients: 2 pounds (1kilo) boneless skinless chicken, cut into bite sized cubes 2 eggs 1/4 cup cornstarch (or a little more) salt and pepper to taste 1/3 cup soy sauce 5 cloves garlic, minced a generous knob of ginger, minced (about 2-3 tablespoons or so, to taste) 1/4 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon mirin or sherry or white wine (whatever you have on hand) 1 cup cornstarch thai birds’ eye chilies to taste 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 head broccoli florets, steamed 6 cups steamed rice (more or less) Preparation: Beat the egg with the salt and pepper and cornstarch until thoroughly combined. Pollo al estilo “General Tso” Ingredientes: Elaboración:
Big Red Kitchen: How to Make Edible Cocktails Or Jell-O shots. Whichever way you call it, Edible Cocktails are quirky. From seeing them wiggle on the platter, tilting your head back and throwing one down, to licking the stickiness from your fingers, you will agree that these gel cocktails will bring smiles to your guests’ faces. But don’t let these childhood-like treats fool you, they have a bite and will sneak up on you if you have a few too many. I first saw these on Brilynn’s site Jumbo Empanadas and knew that these would be what I would bring to Himself’s office party the other night. Edible Cocktails: Sangria (adapted from Brilynn’s Sangria Bites)1 3/4 cups Reál Sangria- my favorite Sangria! Mix the first 3 ingredients in a small sauce pan. Tips on Making Edible Cocktails1. Be creative and have fun! Have a delicious weekend!
‘Super Evil’ Bacon Meatballs I would like to ask my cardiologist to forgive me for what I am about to do … When ever you see a show about ‘extreme’ cuisine, or read an article about the ultimate (Insert Food Item Here), there is a pretty good chance that the ‘extreme’ item will include some bacon. Bacon has reached almost mythical status in the food world. Its presence in a recipe can create instant appeal and desirability. So, while I was contemplating how to incorporate bacon into a hamburger recipe, creating my own version of an ‘extreme ‘ burger I saw on television, I wondered what a bacon meatball would taste like. I love a challenge! These are, bar none, the best meatballs I have ever had. ‘Super Evil’ Bacon Meatballs Author: Kelly Jaggers Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Italian Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 10 Enjoy! *To make these meatballs a sub you will need the following: © 2011 – 2012, Evil Shenanigans – Baking & Cooking Blog.