Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cranberry Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is a new cookie recipe i made it is a little different but i think you will love it.
what you are going to need is....

2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Cream of Tarter
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 Egg Yolk
1 teaspoon of Vanilla
1 cup Pecans Chopped
1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 cup Cranberries
1 cookie sheet
1 metal whisk

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1 Sift Flour,Cream of tater,Baking soda and Salt together in a bowl.
2 In another bowl mix butter,sugar,vanilla,egg and egg yolk together with whisk for 1 minute.
3 Fold in flour mixture to butter mixture.
4 Add cranberries,Pecans and Chocolate chips  into dough.
5 Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.
5a Or you can place in parchment paper and roll dough up and put in refrigerator for 2 hours then slice it and place on cookie sheet and bake it.
6 Bake for 11 minutes let cool for 2 minutes
7 ENJOY!!!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shrimp Scampi with a twist

So I have been on a pasta kick and here is a new one.
What you will need is.

1 box of angel hair pasta
2 Roma tomatoes diced
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 shallot diced
1 bunch of green onions diced
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
2 cups of raw shrimp
Salt and Pepper
Franks hot sauce(optional)
1 saute pan

1 Saute shrimp,shallots,garlic and green onions in olive oil on medium heat for 7 minutes.
2 Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and franks hot sauce if desired.
3 Place mixture over cooked angel hair pasta.
4 ENJOY!!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pasta Rosa

So here is a quick and easy pasta dish!!
Here is what you are going to need!!

1 Bell Pepper diced
2 Roma tomatoes diced
1 Red Onion diced
1 cup olives sliced
1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced
1 tablespoon of diced garlic
6 ounces of diced chicken cooked
4 cups marinara sauce (can use my recipe from the lasagna post)
1 Saute' pan
2 ounces of olive oil
6 cups of cooked penne pasta

1 Saute onion, pepper, olives, mushrooms, chicken, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil in pan for 5 minutes.
2 Add sauce to mixture and bring to a boil. Turn off heat.
3 Place cooked pasta in a bowl top with sauce .
4 You can choose to top it with Parmesan cheese.
5 Serve with Parmesan pull-aparts(an earlier post)
6 ENJOY!!!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Steak and Potato Stacks with Chasseur Sauce

So here is me bringing steak and Potatoes into the 2011.
Let me know what you think!!
What you will need.

5 Potatoes sliced 1/8 inch thick
1 1/2 pound of Steak sliced 1/8 inch thick.
Non stick spray
2 cookies sheets
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 Glass baking pan

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 Place sliced potatoes on cookie sheet and place in oven for 13 minutes
3 Spray pan with non stick spray
4 Layer cooked potato slices in pan
5 Layer potatoes with steak sprinkle with Montreal steak seasoning and repeat twice.
6 Place toothpicks down the center of the stacks
7 Place in oven for 13 more minutes (cook for 5 more minutes if you want the steak medium well)

Chasseur Sauce

1/4 cup Butter
2 Tablespoons of minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons of  minced Shallots
8 ounces of Sliced Mushrooms
1 can of diced Tomatoes
1 cup of Red Wine
2 cups of Water
2 Beef Bullion cubes
1 Saute' Pan
2 Tablespoons of slurry (cornstarch and cold water)
Salt and Pepper

1 Saute shallots,garlic,mushrooms in the butter on medium for 5 minutes.
2 Remove mixture place in bowl.
3 Pour wine in saute' pan to deglaze the pan cooking on medium for 3 minutes or until it comes to a boil.
4 Add in water and bullion and bring back to a boil.
5 Put mixture from the bowl back in saute' pan.
6 When it returns to a boil add in slurry.
7 Salt and Pepper to taste.

8 Place stack on plate remove toothpick and cover stack with Chasseur Sauce.
9 ENJOY!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Awesome Lasagna

So here is a great treat for you Lasagna Lovers!!
Here is what you are going to need !!

Homemade Sauce
36 ounces of tomato sauce
24 ounces of tomatoes paste
1 bottle of Tabasco Bloody Mary mix
3 Tablespoons of fresh Basil chopped
3 Tablespoons of fresh Thyme chopped
3 Tablespoons of fresh Oregano chopped
3 Tablespoons of minced Garlic chopped

2 pounds of  Hamburger
1 pound of  Italian sausage
2 packages of Delallo Lasagna noodles
1 pound of mozzarella cheese shredded
30 ounces of Ricotta cheese
2 Tablespoons of chopped Italian Parsley
non stick spray
1 Large glass baking dish

1 Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a large sauce pot and bring to a light boil on medium heat.continue to stir often
2 Brown of burger and sausage together in saute pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3 Spray non stick spray in glass baking dish
4 Place a layer of Lasagna noodles
5 Top noodles with Ricotta cheese
6 Spread meat mixture evenly over layer of cheese
7 Equally spread sauce over meat
8 Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese over sauce
9 Repeat steps 1 through 8 two more times
10 Cover with tin foil
11 Place in oven cook for 40 minutes then remove tin foil and cook for 20 more minutes and remove from oven.
12 Let stand for 5 minutes and then top with Italian parsley and serve
13 ENJOY!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

So I think this is a recipe that you will all love!!
Here is what you will need to make this awesome dish.

1/2 cup Melted Butter
2 Cups Dried Cranberries
1 1/2 cups of Italian bread crumbs
1 Teaspoon of Garlic
1 Medium Mixing bowl
Mix all 3 Ingredients in a mixing bowl

2 pounds of Pork tenderloin
2 Tablespoons of Garlic
2 Tablespoons of Olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Baking dish

1 Preheat over to 350 degrees
2 Fillet the Tenderloin
3 Place stuffing mixture on pork and roll back up
4 Drizzle some olive oil in the baking dish
5 Place rolled tenderloin in baking dish drizzle olive oil on top of tenderloin
6 Add salt and pepper to taste
7 Place in oven and cook for 27 minutes or until pork is thoroughly cooked.
8 take out of oven let stand for 3 to 5 minutes
9 Plate up Tenderloin
10 ENJOY!!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4 Layer Fruit Napoleans

So after 2 healthy recipes have to go back to my fat kid roots. Sorry runners!!:))
Here is what you will need to make this awesome dessert.

5 Strawberries sliced
2 Kiwi's skinned and sliced
1 pt of Rasberries
1 Peach sliced
4 Mint leafs
8 puff pastry sheets(also known as fillo dough)
2 tubs of whipped topping (spray topping works also. If you are not in a hurry make your own)
1 Piping bag (if you don't have one use a sandwich bag and cut a bottom corner off )
Sugar water (combine 1 cup water to 1/2 cup sugar and mix well)

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2 While oven is heating lay out pastry sheets and cut them into square
3 Brush sugar water on pastry squares
4 Place pastry in oven and cook for 7 minutes or until golden brown.
5 While pastry is cooking slice fruit
6 Remove pastry sheets and let cool
7 After they have cooled place a small dab of whipped topping on a plate.
8 Place pastry square on top of dab
9 Line pastry square with whip topping then top with strawberry slices top with more whipped topping
10 Place another pastry square on top of topping then spread more topping on top of pastry square topping it with kiwi slices and more topping.
11 Place pastry square on top of topping add more topping and rasberries topped with topping.
12 Place pastry square on top of topping add more topping and place peach slices on top
13 Place mint leaf on top of peach slices