Monthly Archives: June 2018

Decadent Brownies

Hi Guys, here is another great dessert recipe that you must try.  This is easy and oh so delicious.  This recipe was another easy one to make and my family just loved it.

 

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INGREDIENTS

Brownies:

1 box fudge brownie mix (including the ingredients needed)

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Topping:

4 oz. chocolate chips melted

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter

8 oz. package cream cheese, at room temperature

2 cups confectioner’s sugar

16 oz. tub frozen whipped topping (like cool whip) thawed chocolate curls or shaved chocolate, for garnish optional

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare and bake the brownies according to package directions. Remove from oven and allow them to cool completely.

Microwave the chocolate chips and butter together in a large microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds.  Stir and then melt for another 15 seconds.  Stir until smooth and melted.

To the same bowl add the cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar and mix until well combined.

Fold in the whipped topping.

Using an icing specula spread the toping over the brownies.

For garnish you can shave chocolate on top.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or until the brownies are set.

Cut into squares and enjoy.

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This is oh so yummy.

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Original Source: The Chunky Chief

 

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Egg White Muffins

Hi Guys, here is another easy recipe for you.  We have made some egg muffins just using egg whites.  We are always on the go at my house and breakfast is the last thing we think about, so here is a recipe for all of you who don’t have the time to eat a good breakfast.

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Ingredients:

2 green peppers

½ of an onion                                            2558BC1F-F7F4-49AC-8C48-900948364806

1 tsp. of mince garlic

1/4 tsp.  of black pepper

4-5 slices of bacon

1 small carton of egg whites

Steps:

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

Spray each cupcake tin with cooking spray.

Dice green peppers and the half of onion.

In a non-stick pan, put a teaspoon of olive oil and let the pan pre heat for 2 mins. Then dump vegetables into the pan and sauté them for about 3 to 4 minutes or until onions start to turn translucent.

Then add the garlic and continue to cook for another minute or so.  Turn off heat and let the vegetables cool down.

Then cook the bacon until crispy. Place bacon on paper towel to cool and pat dry using another paper towel to remove access grease.  Then chop bacon into pieces.

Place about 2 tablespoons of the vegetables in each of the greased cupcake tin.

Then sprinkle the chopped bacon  into each cup.

Pour the egg whites over the bacon and vegetables about halfway up in each cup.

Bake for 15-17 minutes

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Strawberry Sorbet (Just 3 ingredients)

Hi Guy, I have another awesome recipe for you to try.  This is some that is great on a hot summer day.  It is easy in inexpensive to make.

Due to dairy allergies in my house I am having to find other ways to have ice cream and things like that so this is some that I came up with Strawberry Sorbet.

 

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1 small bag of frozen strawberries

3 tbsp. sugar (can be substituted with agave)

1 cup coconut milk

Steps:

Pull all ingredients into a blender and blend them until you get a smooth consistency.  Put into a freezer safe container and freeze for 1 or 2 hours before serving.

 

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Pound Cake

Hi Guys, another Pinterest find that you are just going to love.  I love pound cake but the ones in the stores now are just too sweet so I went looking for a pound cake recipe and found one.

This is from King Arthur Flour web site.  They have lots a good recipes that you can try.

 

 

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Ingredients:

1 cup (16 tablespoons) salted butter, at room temperature*

1 cup granulated sugar

4 large eggs, at room temperature

2 cups All-Purpose Flour (sifted)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 tablespoon brandy, sherry, rum, or the liqueur of your choice, optional

1 teaspoon vanilla extract, almond extract, or a combination; or flavor to taste with other flavors *If you use unsalted butter, increase the salt in the recipe to 1 teaspoon.

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Steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter until very light.
  • Beat in the sugar gradually and then the eggs, one by one. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and beat until the mixture is very light and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, alcohol of your choice, and extract.
  • Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Stir to combine after each addition.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
  • Bake the cake for 60 to 65 minutes, until it springs back when pressed lightly in on top, and a long toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean. If the cake appears to be browning too quickly, tent it with foil for the final 15 minutes of baking.
  • Remove the cake from the oven, and loosen its edges. Wait 5 minutes, then carefully turn it out of the pan onto a rack to cool.
  • To dress the cake up a bit, sift a shower of confectioners’ sugar over the top just before serving.
  • Store, wrapped in plastic, for a day or two before serving. Wrap well and freeze for longer storage.

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Source. King Arthur Flour

Olive Oil Garlic Pasta

Hi Guys, coming at you with another easy recipe that you will just love.  This can be made as a side or even main dish by adding in any type of meat that you like.

All ingredient you can also find at Aldi which is awesome if you are on a budget like me.

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Ingredients:

½ tbsp. minced garlic

1 tsp parsley

2 tbsp. olive oil

½ lb. of spaghetti noodles

Steps:

In a medium pan cook the spaghetti according to directions.  Once done drain pasta and set aside.

In the same pan add in the olive oil and garlic.  Let the garlic cook for about 1 to 2 minutes but don’t burn the garlic.

Add the spaghetti back into pan along with the parsley and mix until all the pasta is coated with the olive oil and garlic.

Serves 4

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Stuffed Steak with Mushroom Rice and Mushroom Gravy

Hi Guys, here is a new recipe I made.  This was so delicious and my family must loved it.  This is a keeper in my house.   You can do different variations for the rice part, but this mushroom rice is amazing.  You have to try it and let me know what you think.

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Ingredients:

For the Steak

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1 tsp steak seasoning

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

For the rice

2 cups brown rice

1 cans mushrooms (or fresh)

1 tsp chicken flavor bouillon

4 cups chicken stock

For the gravy

3 tbsp. flour

2 cups beef stock

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp steak seasoning

1 can mushrooms (or fresh)

Salt and pepper to taste

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Steps:

Season the steaks with the steak seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper and marinate for 2 hours. Overnight is even better.

In a medium-sized pot add in the brown rice along with the chicken broth, chicken flavored bouillon and mushrooms.  Stir until well combined.  Cook the rice according to package directions.  Once done fluff rice with fork and let cool.

 

Pre-heat oven 375 degrees

Take one steak and place 2 or 3 table spoons of rice filling at one side of the steak and roll until you meet the other end.  Tie with butcher twine or use a tooth pick to hold the steak roll together.

Continue these steps until all of the steaks are stuffed.

Heat a cast iron pan with about 1 table-spoon of olive oi. Place the steaks in the pan and sear them on all side.  Remove from pan and place on foil line sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes to finish the cooking process.

While steak is cooking make the gravy in the same pan the steak was seared in.   Put heat on medium heat and add in the flour.  Stir the flour until slightly golden removing any lumps. Then add in the broth and mushroom. Let this simmer for a few minutes until it begins to thicken.   Once the gravy has thicken remove from heat.

Plate steak and pour the mushroom gravy over the steak.

Serve with a salad or vegetable.

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Hungarian Goulash

Hi Guys, this is a new recipe that I wanted to try.  I had Goulash when I was a child and it was just so good.  I have been searching for some time now to find the right Hungarian Goulash to cook for my family, and this is what I came up with.

When making this recipe I forgot the sour cream so I just left it out, but the flavors were still there.

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Ingredients

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 large yellow onions, diced

3 lbs. stewed beef

5 tbsp. paprika

1 tbsp.  tomato paste

2 cloves of garlic, minced

3 tbsp. flour

Water to cover

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup Sour Cream

1 tsp. steak seasoning

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. garlic powder

Steps:

  1. Warm the oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook them for about 2 minutes.Then add in the beef along with the steak seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder.  Cook the meat until it is brown on the outside. About 10 minutes.
  2. Add in the paprika and stir until the meat is covered. Then add the flour and tomato paste.Stirring until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Now add water enough to cover the meat. Make sure to stir well removing any lumps from the flour.
  4. At this time add in salt and pepper if you like. Bring to a boil, and then cover and simmer on low for about two hours.
  5. Once the sauce has thickened and meat is tender this is ready to be served.

Serve over egg noodles

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Origanal source:  Mooshu Jenne.com

 

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