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April 2012 / 19 posts found

Casserole Recipes – Rice and Spinach Baked Casserole

April 26, 2012 @ 8:47 am
by Harrie B.
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Rice and Spinach Baked Casserole What you need: Additional butter for greasing 2 T. butter 1 small onion, minced Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 pack frozen spinach, thawed, drained and then chopped 2 eggs 1 c. milk 4 c. rice, cooked 2 c. sharp Cheddar, shredded 1 t. fresh thyme leaves, chopped 1 t. fresh parsley leaves, chopped 1 t. basil leaves, chopped Salt Black pepper, freshly ground Extra shredded Cheddar for topping What you need to do: 1.   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.   Grease a large casserole dish with butter. 3.   Over medium-high heat, sauté the [...]

Easy Chicken Recipes – Orange Glazed Chicken Thighs

April 26, 2012 @ 8:44 am
by Harrie B.
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Orange-Glazed Chicken Thighs What you need: ¼ k. chicken thighs, deboned and cut into 2-inch cubes ½ c. cornstarch for dredging Salt and pepper to taste Oil for deep frying Sauce: 1 T. oil 1 c. orange juice 1 T. cornstarch 1 T. water 2 T. oyster sauce 1 T. sesame oil Salt and pepper to taste ½ c. orange segments What you need to do: 1 .  Wash the chicken pieces and pat dry with kitchen or paper towel. 2.   Mix the cornstarch, salt and pepper and dredge the chicken into this mixture. 3.   Heat the oil in a [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : How to Make a Great Dry Rub

April 25, 2012 @ 8:58 am
by JMacaspac
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How to Make a Great Dry Rub Whether you’re biting into a juicy steak or a slab of tender ribs, there’s something that you’re always looking for: that meaty, juicy bite that’s bursting with flavor. This can be achieved by putting a dry rub on your meat before cooking. A dry rub is different from a marinade because it does not use any liquid to allow the flavor to permeate into the meat. Most dry rubs don’t include salt into the mixture because the salt will actually leech out the moisture from the meat and leave you with dry, tough [...]

Easy Pasta Recipes – Pancetta and Cheese Angel Hair Pasta

April 25, 2012 @ 8:40 am
by Harrie B.
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Pancetta and Cheese Angel Hair Pasta What you need: Handful of rock salt 500 grams angel hair pasta, 1 pack 3 T. extra virgin olive oil 200 grams pancetta, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 T. black pepper, freshly ground ½ c. Pecorino Romano cheese, freshly grated (divided into ¼ cups) 1 sprig parsley, chopped What you need to do: 1.   Fill a large pot with water and rock salt and bring to a boil.  Add the pasta and cook al dente. 2.   In another heavy pan, heat the olive oil.  Add the pancetta and cook over medium heat until it [...]

30 Minute Meals – Lemon-Soda Flavored Garlicky Shrimp

April 24, 2012 @ 9:25 am
by Harrie B.
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Lemon-Soda Flavored Garlicky Shrimp What you need: 2 lbs. shrimp, deveined 2 c. lemon soda ½ c. butter 4 T. garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste 2 T. fresh parsley, chopped What you need to do: 1.   In a bowl, marinate the shrimp in lemon soda for 10 minutes. 2.   Then over medium heat, melt the butter in a pan and sauté the garlic. 3.   Cook the garlic until golden brown. 4.   Mix in the shrimp together with the marinade.  Season with salt and pepper and and cook until the liquid dries up. 5.   Place on a serving plate [...]

Easy Chicken Recipes – Free Range Chunky Chicken Stew with Flowering Chay Sim (Tinolang Native na Manok at Pechay)

April 19, 2012 @ 9:37 am
by Harrie B.
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Free-Range Chunky Chicken Stew with Flowering Chay Sim (Tinolang Native na Manok at Pechay) What you need: 1 T. olive oil 1 T. onion, minced 1 T. garlic, crushed 1 T. ginger, minced 1 whole free-range chicken, cut into chunks 5 c. water Salt and pepper to taste 1 bundle wild flowering pechay (chay sim) What you need to do: 1 .  Heat the pan and pour the olive oil. 2.   Saute the onion and stir until it’s translucent, then add in the garlic and ginger. 3.   Put in the chicken pieces and cook for another 5 minutes. 4.   Pour [...]

Casserole Recipes – Oatmeal-Walnut Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

April 19, 2012 @ 8:43 am
by Harrie B.
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 Oatmeal-Walnut Topped Sweet Potato Casserole What you need: 2 ½ lbs. sweet potatoes 1 piece orange, zested and extracted of its juice 1 t. cinnamon, ground 1 T. honey ½ c. milk ½ dried apricots, diced Topping: ½ c. oatmeal ½ c. walnuts, chopped ¼ c. brown sugar, firmly-packed 2 T. extra virgin olive oil 2 T. butter, cut to pea-size pieces What you need to do: 1.   Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.   Arrange the sweet potatoes on a sheet tray.  Roast for 35 to 40 minutes (if you notice  that they are still hard in the middle, [...]

Easy Pasta Recipes – Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken and Tri-Veggie Sauce

April 18, 2012 @ 8:25 am
by Harrie B.
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Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken and Tri-Veggie Sauce What you need: 2 chicken breasts, skin removed 3 to 4 T. bottled pesto 2 T. oil ½ piece onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 piece bay leaf Pinch of ground basil Pinch of ground oregano Salt and pepper to taste 250 grams whole wheat pasta, cooked according to package directions then drained well Freshly-grated Parmesan, for topping Vegetable puree: ½ k. fresh ripe tomatoes ½ piece red bell pepper ½ piece carrot What you need to do: 1.   Put the chicken breasts in a bowl and coat the meat with [...]

Quick Cooking Tips : Fish Grilling 101

April 18, 2012 @ 7:36 am
by JMacaspac
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Fish Grilling: 101 In the world of grilling, the fish is the Mecca of heath buffs and diet experts the world over. You get all the goodness and deliciousness, without the added calories, cholesterol and guilt that you would feel if you were eating, say, pork or beef. Perfectly grilled fish is moist, flavorful and filling, as well as a great accompaniment to any starch dish such as rich or pasta, but it can do just as well on its own. Here are some quick tips on how to pick and grill a good piece of fish to create a [...]

30 Minute Meals – All-Time Favorite Dual Meat Balls

April 17, 2012 @ 8:32 am
by Harrie B.
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All-Time Favorite Dual- Meat Balls What you need: ¼ c. whole milk ½ c. breadcrumbs 1 lb. ground beef 1 lb. ground pork ½ c. stick butter, softened 2 large eggs 1 onion, chopped finely ½ c. fresh parsley leaves, chopped Salt Black pepper, freshly ground Olive oil for frying What you need to do: 1.   Pour the milk in a bowl and soak in the bread crumbs. 2.   Place the beef and pork in another bowl.  Add in the butter, eggs, onion and chopped parsley.  Then season with salt and pepper. 3.   Mix the soaked breadcrumbs into the beef-pork [...]