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Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

Posted: June 8, 2020 in Recipes
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Ingredients

  • 6 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, Asiago cheese, ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, chives and 1/2 cup spinach (save the remaining spinach for another use).
  • Spread 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce into a shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drain pasta; stuff with cheese mixture. Arrange in prepared dish. Top with remaining spaghetti sauce and mozzarella.
  • Cover and bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes.


Freeze option: Cool unbaked pasta shells; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in the center of 2 or 3 shells to read 165°.

Nutrition Facts

3 stuffed shells: 376 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 959mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

Chinese Prawn & Meat Roll Recipe

Posted: June 6, 2020 in Recipes
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This recipe is by Spice N Pans

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Garlic Butter Creamed Spinach Salmongarlicbutterspinsalmon

This simple and delicious salmon dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, so even if you decide on dinner last minute, you’ll still be eating right on time. Perfectly cooked salmon is paired with creamy spinach for a simple yet satisfying meal. Keep reading for recipes

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Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Posted: May 30, 2020 in Recipes
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This recipe has been on the Bisquick mix box for years, and it is still one of the most-requested Impossibly Easy Pie recipes of all time.

Let a straight-forward cheeseburger pie can be the beginning for a diner-inspired dinner: top the pie with crumbled bacon and sliced avocado, fried onions and mushrooms, a California-style shredded lettuce and tomato, dill pickle chips, or pickled red onions! The sky’s the limit.

Use a wire whisk to beat up a baking mix batter and make it lump-free-it works like a charm. Keep reading for the recipe

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egg_cloudEveryone  even celebrity chefs  has their opinion on how to best scramble an egg. But scrambled or fried are far from the only ways to cook eggs. There are in dozens of ways to prepare this staple item, including making cloud eggs. Yes, cloud eggs,  a playful and fluffy sort of egg perfect for spring or summer.

These eggs have the appearance of a bright sun laid over a pillowy cloud, or a yellow egg nestled in a white nest. They make a fun addition to any brunch table and take minutes to make.

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Spicy Seafood Stew

Posted: May 10, 2018 in Recipes
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seafood_stewUse your favorite fish in this delicious spicy stew. Pick a combination of firm-fleshed fish that won’t easily fall apart or overcook.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 30 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients
2 Tbsp. olive oil
½ cup chopped yellow onion
½ cup sliced leeks
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
3 cups canned peeled, chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 cup coconut milk
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Seasoned salt, to taste
¾ lb. skinless firm-fleshed fish fillets, such as cod, center-cut salmon, and/or halibut
¾ lb. medium-size shrimp, peeled and deveined
½ cup minced fresh cilantro

Directions

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, leeks, garlic, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2

Add the coconut milk, pepper sauce, lime juice, and seasoned salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Add the fish and stir, being careful not to break apart the fillets. Cook until the fish is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until opaque and cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 3

Divide among 4 shallow serving bowls and garnish with cilantro. Serve hot.

Menage A Trois Cocktail Recipe

Posted: May 9, 2018 in Recipes
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Menage A Trois
1 oz rum (dark)
1 oz orange liqueur (cointreau, grand marnier…)
1 oz light cream

Use a "Shaker" for Menage A Trois drink recipe
Combine ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.
Serve in "Cocktail Glass" Garnish: No

Mexican chocolate pie

Posted: May 8, 2018 in Recipes
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Mexican-chocolate-pieMexican chocolate pie is salty and a bit spicy, but also sweet and smooth. What’s not to love about that?

Ingredients
  • 200 gram dry cookies
  • 100 gram butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (depending on the sweetness of the dry cookies)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • pinch of salt
  • 200 gram sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • 1,5 teaspoon ground chili
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 700 ml full fat milk
  • 150 gram dark chocolate

 

Preparation  15 minutes

PRE-HEAT the oven to 190 degrees celsius or 375 degrees fahrenheit.

GREASE the spring form with butter and set aside. CRUMBLE the cookies, there are a lot of ways to get the result you like. Use a food processor, blender or even a rolling-pin to crush the cookies. Keep a bit of cookie crumbs aside for garnish.

Slowly MELT the butter in the small saucepan, let it cool of for a few minutes. COMBINE the cookie crumbs, melted butter, egg white, cinnamon and salt. PRESS the cookie mixture in the spring form to create a pie crust.

BAKE the pie crust in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until beautiful golden brown. Let the pie crust cool off completely.

Making the Mexican chocolate pie filling  15 minutes + wait time

Slowly heat milk in a medium-sized pan. COMBINE sugar, salt, egg yolk, cornstarch, instant coffee powder and chili in the bowl of your standmixer. ADD one egg at a time until you’ve reached a smooth mixture.

CHOP the dark chocolate in small pieces and melt them in the hot milk. Keep on mixing the egg mix and POUR in the hot milk. POUR the mixture back into the medium-sized pan and simmer on low heat. Keep on mixing to prevent it from burning, until the mixture thickens. That will take about 5 minutes or less.

PLACE the pan in cold water for about 10 minutes, keep on stirring it occasionally to prevent it from creating lumps. When the chocolate mixture has cooled off slightly, pour it into the pie form. Cover with cling film and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. Enjoy!


cherry-tomato-portobello-omelet-930x550Ingredients
1 tsp. butter
1 cup thinly sliced baby portobello (cremini) mushrooms
2 to 4 cherry OR grape tomatoes, halved
2 EGGS
2 tbsp. ranch dressing
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 oz.)
1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
 
Directions
1
HEAT butter in 6 to 8-inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. ADD mushrooms; sauté until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. ADD tomatoes; sauté until heated through, 1 minute. REMOVE from pan; keep warm. CLEAN pan.

2
BEAT eggs and dressing in small bowl until blended. HEAT omelet pan over medium-high heat until hot. POUR IN egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.

3
GENTLY PUSH cooked portions from edges toward the center with inverted turner so that uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. CONTINUE cooking, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.

4
When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, PLACE mushroom filling on one side of the omelet; sprinkle with cheese and parsley. FOLD omelet in half with turner. With a quick flip of the wrist, turn pan and INVERT or SLIDE omelet onto plate. SERVE immediately.

Traditional Mole Sauce

Posted: May 6, 2018 in Recipes
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mole_sauceHomemade Mole Sauce is a long project, but the results are pretty outstanding.

INGREDIENTS
Veggie Base:
4 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
3 small tomatoes
Spice Blend:
8 black peppercorns
1 stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
Peppers:
6 dried ancho peppers
3 dried pasilla peppers
2 cups hot water
Nut Mixture:
2 tablespoons almonds
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup raisins
Other Ingredients:
5-6 cups chicken stock (recipe below)
1 plantain or unripe banana
4 corn tortillas
3 ounces Mexican Chocolate (Ibarra is good)
1/4 cup lard
Chicken Stock:
1 whole chicken
8-10 cups water
1 onion, quartered
2 stalks celery
2 carrots, chopped
10 black peppercorns
2 dried ancho peppers

Directions
1) Add all the stock ingredients to a large stock pot and bring to a simmer. Simmer, partially covered, for 2-3 hours. Strain stock and set aside. Discard veggies. Let chicken cool for later.

2) For sauce, roast dried peppers at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until fragrant. Then add peppers to a bowl with 2 cups boiling water. Let side for 30 minutes.

3) Toast spices in a large skillet over medium heat for a few minutes until fragrant. Then grind spices into a powder and set aside.

4) Roughly chop veggies for base and roast for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

5) Add roasted veggies to a blender with 1 cup chicken stock and blend until smooth. Strain and add veggie base to a large pot.

6) Cook nuts in melted lard over medium heat until they are lightly browned. Then add raisins and cook for another minute until they are soft. Be careful not to burn raisins.

7) Add nuts and raisins to blender with 1 cup stock and puree. Once smooth, add to veggie base.

8) Sautee diced banana (or plantain) in lard along with corn tortillas until lightly browned. Then add to blender with 1-2 cups stock and blend until smooth. Add mixture to sauce pot.

9) Add another two cups of chicken stock to sauce pot along with ground spices and chocolate.

10) Bring sauce to a simmer and simmer, on medium-low heat for 90-120 minutes, stirring regularly.

11) Season sauce with salt and pepper and serve over enchiladas or chicken or turkey.

12) Extra sauce will keep in the fridge for two weeks or you can also freeze it for later.