Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1 1/3 pounds ground beef sirloin 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 cup diced white onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 slices pepperjack cheese 4 hamburger buns, split 4 leaves lettuce 4 slices tomato Preheat grill for medium-high heat. In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the ground sirloin, jalapeno pepper, onion, garlic, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce using your hands. Divide into 4 balls, and flatten into patties. Lightly oil the grilling surface, and place the patties on the grill. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, or until well done. During the last 2 minutes, lay a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Spread the seasoned mayonnaise onto the insides of the buns. Put burgers in the buns, and top with lettuce and tomato to serve.
Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons sherry 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2 inch pieces 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained skewers In a shallow glass dish, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Stir the chicken pieces and pineapple into the marinade until well coated. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken and pineapple alternately onto skewers. Grill 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until chicken juices run clear.
Cream Cheese Jalapeno Hamburgers 2 cups seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 2 pounds ground beef 8 hamburger buns, split Preheat a grill for medium heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate. In a medium bowl, stir together the jalapenos and cream cheese. Divide the ground beef into 16 portions and pat out each one to 1/4 inch thickness. Spoon some of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of 8 of the patties. Top with the remaining patties, pressing the edges together to seal. Grill for about 10 minutes per side, or until well done, taking care not to press down on the burgers as they cook. This will make the cheese ooze out. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.
Broccoli Salad 1 head broccoli, cut in bite size 1 red onion, chopped 1/2 cup cheddar cheese 4-5 strips bacon, cooked AND CRUMBLED DRESSING 1 cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 4 tablespoons white sugar 1 dash salt and pepper Directions place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. mix dressing ingredients on high speed. mix the dressing in with the salad ingredients and its ready to go.
Butter Cookies Yields - 48 cookies 2 cups butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup, packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons Vanilla Bean Paste (or vanilla extract) 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 6 tablespoons evaporated milk 1-2 cups sprinkles of your choice Preheat oven to 325 Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until creamy Add in vanilla bean paste, scraping down the sides as needed Slowly add in flour, baking powder and evaporated milk until mixture just comes together Using a small cookie scoop roll dough into small balls Roll in the sprinkles of your choice Place onto prepared pan and gently press down with the back of a spoon or your hand Bake for 17-19 minutes, or until edges just begin to brown Remove and let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely Serve & ENJOY!! Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Cranberry Pecan Brie 2 - 8 oz brie cheese rounds 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries 3 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp maple syrup Preheat oven to 350 Place pecans on a shallow baking sheet and place in oven until toasted (about 7 minutes). Remove and set aside Place cheese in an oven safe dish or platter and sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar over both brie chesses, pressing it in. Bake brie for 15-20 minutes, or until soft While cheese is baking combine 3 tbsp. brown sugar and 3 tbsp. maple syrup in a small saucepan Bring mixture to a boil, and then simmer 2-4 minutes After cheese is baked, sprinkle one brie cheesel with baked pecans, and sprinkle the cranberries over both cheeses, then drizzle sauce over both Serve with crackers
BLACKBERRY BANANA BREAD (2 loaves) 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups flour 2 medium bananas, mashed 1/2 cup fresh blackberries, mashed Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two loaf pans. Mix ingredients in a large bowl in the order listed and pour half into each loaf pan, spreading evenly. Bake 45 minutes, until a cake tester inserted comes out clean. Cool, then remove from pans and store wrapped in aluminum foil.