Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Serving: 5
1. 12 oz package of green beans
2. 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic
3. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
4. salt to taste
5. 1 teaspoon of onion powder

1. Pre heat oven to 425 degrees
2. Chop ends of green beans
3. In a baking dish, place green beans.  Spread olive oil, crushed garlic, onion powder, and salt.  Mix together.
3. Place in the oven for 20 minutes.  Take out and mix. Place back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

S'mores In A Cup

Serving: 6 mini s'more cups

1. 6 2.7 oz. mini dessert cups
2. 8 oz. of whipping cream
3. 8 oz. of bittersweet chocolate chips
4. 12 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs 
5. 6 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff
6. 1 banana 

1. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips until creamy 
2. Set aside and let cool for a 3 minutes. 
3. Beat the whipping cream, and slowly pour the melted chocolate into the bowl of the whipping cream until both are well combined
4. Spread mixture onto a 9x13 pan and place in freezer for about 2 hours 
5. Once the mixture has become more a fluff texture, place 2 tablespoons in each mini dessert cups
6. On top of the chocolate mixture, place 1 tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs in the cup.
7. Afterwards, place 1 tablespoon of marshmallow fluff, and then another tablespoon of the chocolate mixture
8. Top if off with a tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs and a couple of pieces of sliced banana.
9. Leave in refrigerator for 45 minutes until ready to serve!  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pastrami Beef Sliders

Serving: 8
1. 2/3 lb of pastrami
2. 1 1/3 lb of ground beef
3. 8 mini buns
4. 1 small tomato
5. 1 small brown onion
6. 1 pickle
7. barbecue sauce

1. Dice the pastrami.
2. Place the ground beef in a bowl. Add the diced pastrami. Mix.
3 Take about a tablespoon of beef mixture and roll into a ball.  Flatten into a small patty.
4. Once all are in a burger form, take a large frying pan.
5. Spray the pan with cooking oil, and place the patties.
6. Turn the stove on medium to high heat and cook through until bottom becomes brown.
7. Flip over until opposite side becomes brown, (cooked through) as well.
8. Once burgers are cooked take off the pan, so they don't burn.
9. Take your burger buns and place the inside of the bun on the pan to heat through for about 30 seconds.
10.  Slice onions thin, while keeping them as rings.
11. Take a frying pan, and spray with cooking oil.
12. Fry onions until golden brown.
13. Add barbecue sauce to bun, and top off with a beef pastrami patty, tomato, pickle, and some grilled onions!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Cranberry Brown Rice

Serving: 6
1. 1 cup of brown rice medley
2. 1 cup of cranberries
3. 15 diced green beans
4. Salt to taste.

1. Boil 2 1/2 cups of water in a pot.
2. Add brown rice.
3. Cover pot.  Let cook for 35 minutes on medium to high heat. 
4. Turn to low heat, and let cook for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.  When rice is cooked, and water has evaporated, put the rice in a bowl.
5. Add cranberries.  
6. Boil another pot of water.  Add green beans.  Add 2 pinches of salt into water.  After 5 minutes, take steamed green beans and cut into 1/4 inch pieces.
6. Add to rice mixture.  Stir all ingredients.