Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crab Rangoon picture before and after

Crab Rangoon recipe link 

Making the Rangoons

Asian Chicken Slaw Recipe

This is an easy, tasty side dish or light lunch.

1 - 16oz bag of coleslaw mix
1 pound of cooked chicken, shredded (I use precooked breasts or left over rotisserie chicken)
2 cups of broccoli  florets (blanched) You can get frozen broccoli or fresh
1 cup sugar snap peas (the frozen ones are hard to find. Fresh ones seasonal)
1 red bell pepper (or can use green pepper if you have it) thinly sliced
1 cup sliced scallions (I used an onion since I had it)
1 /2 cup chopped cashews (optional - but highly recommended)

Combine in a bowl and toss.

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbs white vinegar
2 Tbs smooth peanut butter
1 Tbs sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp freshly grated ginger (I did not have any so I used 1/4 tsp of ground ginger)
1/2 cup canola oil
1 Tbs sesame oil

Whisk together in a small bowl. Drizzle over salad and toss.

Makes 10 servings.

Asian chicken slaw

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Pizza Dough

My Pizza Dough

I use this dough for pizzas, calzones, and pizza rolls. It also doubles well.

1 package dry yeast ( about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 teaspoon salt

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Gradually add in 3 cups of flour and the salt. Mix with the dough hook.  You can add in the final 1/4 cup of flour to dough. Allow the dough the mix for 5 to 10 minutes.
Cover the bowl and allow the dough to rise until doubled in bulk. Takes about an hour, depending on temperature/humidity.
At this point you can form the entire dough into 1 large pizza. I often portion the dough into 4 equal parts to make 4 smaller "personal" pizzas.

I prebake my crust in a 425 degree oven on a pizza stone for 10 minutes.
Take it out and top with your favorite toppings. Bake for an additional 10 -15 minutes.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Slow Cooker Creamy Cheese Broccoli Soup

Love me some slow cooker recipes!!

This is a good spring/winter/fall recipe. Probably not really a summer recipe but hey - it is not quite summer right? 

Slow Cooker Cream Broccoli Cheese Soup

**Just an extra note - this was good but the velveeta took a while to melt. It did not thicken like I thought it would.

My Lasagna

My lasagna is so unique...so special....Just teasing!!! I use the recipe off the Meuller's box.

Real Original right?  

The only change I make is using my own meat sauce. You can get that recipe here. 


Menu for the week !

Here is my menu for this week!

Monday: Chef Special
Are you wondering what is Chef Special? It is a find what you have and use it recipe. This week will be left over brisket, roast, and tortillas. Makes great wraps!! Add a little lettuce, tomatoes and avocado I have in the refrigerator and there you go! Chef special!! It can be anything. Basically left over night but just makes it sound fancy :-)

Tuesday: Lasagna

Wednesday: Sliders, rolls for the sliders

Thursday: Slow Cooker Creamy Cheese Broccoli Soup

Friday: BBQ Pork


Sunday: Chicken and Dumplings

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