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Power Shake for Breakfast

PHP Power Shake

Ingredients:

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/power-shake-for-breakfast-18300#ixzz1HXiZDnC3

Directions:

  1. 1 Wash produce.
  2. 2 Juice the mango, oranges and papaya.
  3. 3 Pour juice into a blender, add the banana and liquefy.
  4. 4 Serve and feel the power.

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Man V Food Season 3 Episode 3 Boulder

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Adam takes on the West End Wing King Challenge, in Boulder where he would have to finish off a bucket of 50 buffalo wings.Enjoy this full episode of Man V Food Season 3 Episode 3 Boulder

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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Lazy Day Pot Roast Recipe

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On Sundays, I usually make ‘mega-meals’ which means a meal that is bigger than for the two of us. It’s a meal to split three ways – for us, for his parents and for my parents. Both our parents are aging and while they get “Meals On Wheels” – it gives me great pleasure to give them a homemade meal each week.

I’m am sharing with you the most incredible, flexible pot roast recipe EVER! Seriously, this recipe gives you the guidelines and basics…all you do is fill in the blanks with different, spices, fluids and herbs. I have had so much fun playing with this recipe. When I’m in the creative, exotic mood – I play with Chinese Five Spice and cinnamon in the flour mixture to get exotic depth of flavors.

This time I took the lazy way out for I didn’t want to spend much time in the kitchen…would rather spend it with my hubby. Today’s pot roast interpretation is the “Lazy Day” version.

I found the recipe on Epicurious.com and it is dated from 1963. Time tested for sure. Over the years, I have had fun playing with all the options.

I start with a basic flour dredge of 1/4 cup flour, 2 tbsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning and a good hefty shake of Lawry’s seasoned salt.

I had a 3 1/2 lb. chuck roast from a special at a local grocer. It was a bit fatty so I carved off all visible signs of the nasty stuff.

Before diving in and braising the beef, I prepared all the veggies that were going to go in to the pot. This time I used onions, garlic (lots of it!) and carrots. The recipe is so flexible that you can add your favorite veggies – I’ve used turnips, fennel and mushrooms in the past.

Speaking of carrots, I don’t skimp on fresh veggies – lazy day or not. I always buy a bunch of carrots with tops attached…fresh and full of flavor…and oh so pretty!

Next step is to line up your herbs and spices. Again, this recipe gives you lots of room for creativity! Today, I’m going the rosemary (2 sprigs), Worcestershire sauce (1 TBS)  and bay leaf (2) route. There are so many variations of spices to play with…I like to go into the reviews of the recipe and see what other cooks have come up with.

A moment of digression here, I have the pleasure of having a delightful little spice shop near my house and I have sworn never to buy grocery store spices again!

Fresher!

Cheaper!

I love my visits to Heather’s and my chats with the owner over recipes…(another blog post for sure!)

Back to the recipe.

Veggies cut. Spices, herbs and seasonings lined up.

Time to braise the meat.

High temperatures. Frying pan. Canola oil.

Brown the meat on both sides until you get a nice crust on the meat.

Remove the meat from the frying pan, drain the excess oil and immediately throw in the veggies.

I add some fresh ground pepper, turn the heat down a bit and stir the veggies so they collect what’s left of the drippings from the beef in the pan. After a few minutes, I toss in a cup of red wine!

Stir the veggies and wine to collect all the flavors and toss it all over the braised meat in a dutch oven or roaster.

This is a LOW and SLOW recipe – better cooked at a low temperature of 300 degrees for 3 1/2 to 5 hours. Check the meat and when it falls apart with a fork, it’s done.

While it’s cooking, enjoy the smells that will permeate your kitchen…and enjoy your lazy day!

Source: http://akitchenmuse.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/lazy-day-pot-roast/

 

 
 

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Irish Nachos & Guinness Stew Recipe

These are the little savory morsels that inspired Irish Food Day at my house.  Stand in awe of the Irish Nachos!

If I had not been surrounded by my lovely family I would have made inappropriate noises until this platter was EMP-TY!

Seasoned red potatoes with bacon and cheese are the recipe for culinary seduction.  Make a note of that.  I can’t be the only one.  My mouth is dominated by a sweet tooth but this dish, although simple, has such flavors that will make me ask my Irish Coffee Cake to hold on a sec.

These are pretty easy to make but regardless of the difficulty it was extremely nice of Deanna and Andy to bring so much food for Irish Food Day!  I’m very proud to share with you the recipe for Irish Nachos.

IRISH NACHOS

2 bags of frozen, seasoned red potatoes cut “jo-jo” style

shredded cheese

bacon

green onions

Ranch, cocktail sauce or just good old fashioned ketchup

Spread your potatoes on a baking sheet and bake per package directions until golden brown.  Then remove potatoes, cover with shredded cheese, bacon and green onions and bake until cheese is melted.

I’d double that recipe if you plan to share. For some reason I am just crazy for those nachos!

I wanted to give the nachos and stew their own posts but St. Patrick’s Day is coming faster than I expected so I had better share this Guinness Stew recipe with you before we run out of time. :)

My sister Deanna made this recipe up by herself.  She compiled different stew recipes and made it into something she thought it should be.  She said it was weird that she couldn’t find a stew recipe with tomatoes, but she added them to her stew “because they should be there!”  When she gave me the notes for her recipe she told me, “I just picked things I liked and made stew with it!”  I love it.  You should try this and feel free to improvise!

So there you have it folks.

 

DEANNA’S GUINNESS STEW

1 1/2 bottles Guinness

4 cups chopped carrots

4 diced tomatoes

1 diced onion

1 sprig of thyme

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 pounds of beef, cut for stew

4 tablespoons of flour

oil for saute

salt & pepper

Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.  Heat a large pot (that is also oven safe), add your cooking oil and brown your beautiful beef.  Season with salt, pepper and cayenne.  Add your onions and carrots, stirring and enjoying the delicious fragrances!  Let your tomatoes join the party along with 1 bottle of Guinness and the thyme.  Cover your pot and bake in the oven for about 3 hours.  About 1 1/2 hours into the baking time add another 1/2 bottle of Guinness.  Serve withIrish Soda Bread for an Irish theme.

Source: http://tryanythingonce.wordpress.com/2011/03/15/irish-nachos-guinness-stew/

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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in Super Bowl, Uncategorized

 

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Chef Jean-Pierre’s Spinach & Artichoke Dip

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A rich, delicious dip that is easy to make, and sure to become one of your favorite recipes. Perfect as a dip or a side dish, it is just the thing for a potluck dinner or an hors d’œuvre party. Serve hot or cold with tortilla chips, bread sticks, or crackers and watch it quickly disappear!

 

 
 

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Betty’s Holiday Drinks with Ice Balls Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make ice balls and shows how they can be used in Betty’s Christmas Cherry-Pineapple Punch (already in bettyskitchen), and in a new recipe, Betty’s Whisky Sour. The use of ice balls in the place of ice cubes was inspired by Maker’s Mark distillery. I uploaded a video last year of our trip to Maker’s Mark Distillery, in which I explained the Maker’s Mark Ambassador program. You can become a Maker’s Mark ambassador, just by going to Maker’s Mark web site and signing up. (You must be of age.) Maker’s Mark will then place your name on a barrel of their fine bourbon whisky whenever it is ready to cure. It will take about 15 or 16 years for your barrel of whiskey to be cured. It is taste tested by a professional taster, and you will be informed of the progress of your barrel. When your barrel is ready to be bottled, you are given the opportunity to buy whisky from your barrel of whisky. Maker’s Mark sends all of its ambassadors Christmas gifts, and I have shown you a few of them. This year they sent out ice trays for making ice balls. They call them “bourbon balls,” not to be confused with the candy of the same name. (If you are interested in Bourbon Ball Candy, I have Maker’s Mark’s recipe demonstrated in bettyskitchen.) I thought some of your might have received your ice trays, and in this video, I show you how they look with Christmas Cherry-Pineapple Punch, and also with my own Whisky Sours. One great thing about the ice balls is that they keep your drink cold without diluting it like ice chips do. If you don’t have ice ball trays, you can experiment with matching small cups for half-circles of ice. Ice balls can be made ahead and frozen in a zip lock plastic bag for later use. The recipe for my Whisky Sours is below:

Whiskey Sours

Ingredients (for 1 drink):

1 ice ball (If can’t make ice balls, you may use crushed ice.)
2 oz. bourbon whisky
1 oz. lemon juice, chilled
1 oz. lime juice, chilled
2 oz. simple syrup (You can make simple syrup by placing ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water in a small pot and warming it on the stove until the sugar is dissolved. Then cool it in the refrigerator before adding it to the mix.)
½ orange slice, chilled
1 stemmed maraschino cherry, chilled
1 cocktail pick (optional)

Place an ice ball in an Old Fashioned glass. In a measuring cup, mix together 2 oz. bourbon whisky, 1 oz. lemon juice, 1 oz. lime juice, and 2 oz. simple syrup. (If you are not using an ice ball, also add ice chips.) Pour mixture into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. (If you don’t have a shaker, use a mixer or blender to blend well.) Immediately pour over ice ball, and place a cocktail pick containing ½ of an orange slice and 1 stemmed maraschino cherry on top of the drink. Enjoy!

 

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Betty’s Coconut Bonbons Video Recipe

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Christmas Coconut Bonbons. These bonbons are made of butter, confectioner’s sugar, sweetened condensed milk, pecans, and coconut, and then dipped in chocolate for a fantastic Christmas treat!

Ingredients:

½ cup butter, softened
16 ounce box confectioner’s sugar
½ of a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
3 ½ ounces flaked coconut
1 cup finely chopped pecans
12 ounce bag of semisweet chocolate chips
1 ounce paraffin (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine ½ cup butter and a 16 ounce box of confectioner’s sugar. Stir until well blended. Mix in ½ of a 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 3 ½ ounces of flaked coconut, and 1 cup of finely chopped pecans. Form mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a shallow baking pan that is lined with waxed paper. Chill balls for ½ to 1 hour in the refrigerator. In a double boiler, melt 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips and 1 ounce of paraffin (if desired). Use a toothpick to dip balls in melted chocolate mixture. Place on a large pan or platter that is covered with waxed paper. Chill, until ready to serve or store. When ready to serve, place the chilled bonbons on a nice serving plate, removing any excess chocolate that has stuck to the bottom. These can be made ahead and frozen. Just thaw them for a couple of hours before serving them. You may leave theses bonbons at room temperature or keep them refrigerated. They keep well when stored in a covered container. Enjoy!!! –Betty 

 

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Quick Beef Shaslicks Recipe

Ingredients:

Eye fillet beef
Onion
Capsicum
Mushroom
Worcestershire Sauce

I hope you enjoy! :)

 

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The Cooking Channel – The Ultimate Roast Chicken Foodwishes Recipe

The secret is a lemon, garlic and herb compound butter UNDER the skin!

 

 
 

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Betty’s Curried Chutney Cheese Spread Recipe

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Curried Chutney Cheese Spread. This is a mild, sweet spread composed of cream cheese, toasted almonds, chutney and curry powder. It is a nice departure from cheese spreads with sharp cheese and veggies.

Ingredients:

8-oz. package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
½ cup toasted finely chopped almonds (I used slivered almonds. I chopped them in an electric kitchen chopper and toasted them in a small skillet on the stove in ½ tablespoon olive oil, stirring constantly.)
¼ cup chutney
½ teaspoon curry powder

In a mixing bowl, mix together an 8-oz. package of softened cream cheese, ½ cup toasted finely chopped almonds, ¼ cup chutney, and ½ teaspoon curry powder. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Spoon mixture into a nice serving dish. Cover and chill for about 8 hours. Serve with dippers, such as apple slices, ginger snaps, and a variety of crackers. This cheese spread has a delicious taste, and you can make it diet-friendly by using fat-free cream cheese, and by serving it with apple and pear slices, and also some celery sticks! I hope you enjoy this recipe! –Betty

 

 
 

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