Tuesday, September 28, 2010
1/2 lb pasta (any kind you prefer)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - sliced into thin strips or cubes
2 tbsp cajun seasoning
1/2 - 1 cup mushrooms (add to desired taste)
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (see below for heavy cream recipe using milk)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp lemon pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
optional - add any vegetables you like (green peppers, red peppers, carrots, etc.)
1. Cut chicken breasts into thin strips or cubes and place in a bowl
2. Add cajun seasoning to chicken and marinate for at least one hour in refrigerator. The longer it's marinated the better
4. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat cook chicken until no longer pink, about 6 minutes
5. Add mushrooms (and any other vegetables you chose) and cook for another 2 minutes
6. Reduce heat and stir in heavy cream
7. Season with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, parmesan cheese and heat through
8. Add the chicken mixture to the cooked pasta and mix well
9. You can also just add the chicken mixture onto of the pasta on your plate if you prefer not to mix them together
Milk substitute for heavy cream
If you do not have any heavy cream on hand use the following:
1. In a small pot over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp butter
2. Add 3 tbsp flour and mix well
3. Slowly add 1 1/2 cups milk while constantly stirring
4. Keep stirring until milk thickens (about 7-15 minutes, depending on amount of milk used)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Suggestive amounts - rice and meat to be adjusted according to number of zucchinis being cooked
1/2 cup Rice
Ground Meat (lamb or beef, whatever you prefer) - about 1/2 lb maybe less (sorry do not know exact amount)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Seven spice (found in middle eastern stores)
3-5 tbs Tomato paste
zucchini corer (found in middle eastern stores)
2. Once all your zucchini is cored, wash the inside and place in a colander to drain.
3. Mix the rice, meat, salt and allspice together.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I love the idea of dessert that looks like some of our favorite food items. I saw these cupcakes about 6 months ago on Bakerella and ever since have been wanting to make them... I finally got around to it. Not only are these lil cupcakes soo cute but sooo yummy as well. My husband and I absolutely loved them.
Yellow cake mix
Food coloring - green, red, yellow
1. Prepare cake mix and bake in muffin tins. Make sure to only half fill the cup or else they will end up way to big and not "bun" looking and don't forget to grease the tins. Once cooled cut off the top to the create a top and bottom layer to the "burger bun".
2. Prepare the brownie mix in a 9x13 pan and cut into "burgers" using a circle cookie cutter. If brownie burgers end up smaller than your bun just flatten them down. I ended up having to do that and for the next time i would flatten them a little more.
3. Split your frosting into two bowls and add the food coloring for your mustard and ketchup.
4. For the lettuce i used shredded coconut. Take some green gel food coloring and add a couple drops of water to it and mix. Then put the coconut in a ziplock back and add the food coloring to it and shake. If you don't like coconut then use frosting with the green food coloring instead.
5. Assemble your burgers. If you'd like, you can add sesame seeds to the top bun.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1. Preheat oven to 325°F
2. Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Dip chicken in cornstarch and then in egg.
5. Fry in a little oil until brown but not cooked through.
6. Place in a single layer in a baking dish.
7. Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over chicken
8. Bake for one hour turning chicken every 15 minutes.
9. If you like extra sauce, make another batch of sauce and bring it to a boil on the stove top. Stir constantly and let cook over medium heat until thickened and reduced – about 6-8 minutes.