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Replies: 62Last Post Jan. 14, 2016 7:31am by JennyColada
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Chocolate Orange Cookies

Ingredients
   * 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
   * 3/4 cup butter
   * 3/4 cup white sugar
   * 1 egg
   * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
   * 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
   * 1 teaspoon baking powder
   * 1 pinch salt
   * 1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a microwave-safe dish, melt the unsweetened chocolate, stirring frequently until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Divide dough in two. Mix orange zest into one half, and melted chocolate into the other half. Use a bit of each mixture to form a ball about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until center is set. Cool on wire racks.


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Stuffed Bell Peppers a la Daedalus.

Ingredients:
6 Bell Peppers, tops removed and seeded
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 LB Ground Beef
1 White Onion, diced
1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
2 Teaspoons Chopped Garlic
1 Zucchini, diced
2 Cups Cooked Couscous
1 (14-ounce can) Tomatoes, diced
1 Cup Red and Green Peppers, diced
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 Cup Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cover peppers in aluminum foil and bake in oven until tender, but not falling apart...about 15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

In a large skillet, cook your ground beef until well done.  Drain fat and set aside.

Prep your other ingredients.

Next, in a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil.  When oil is hot, add onions, mushrooms and garlic and saute until mushrooms are golden brown.

Add zucchini, couscous, tomatoes, red and green peppers, and continue to cook until vegetables are tender.  Add reserved ground beef.  Season lightly with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir in tomato paste.  Remove from heat and spoon the mixture into the cooled peppers.  Transfer the peppers into a baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes.

During the last 5 minutes of baking, generously sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of the filled peppers.

Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Serve and enjoy.

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Simple Oven Fries

3 large baking potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions:
1. Cut each potato lengthwise into eight wedges. In a large bowl, combine the oil, salt, paprika and pepper; add potato wedges and toss to coat.
2. Place in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes. Turn potatoes; bake 10 minutes longer or until golden brown.

Hint/Tip: You can use any seasonings that you have on-hand, don't just limit yourself to salt and pepper and paprika! Go wild with parsley, garlic salt (or even fresh chopped garlic!), Cheyenne pepper for a little spice, thyme, oregano, whatever you have on hand!

I like to substitute the baking potatoes with, smaller, fingerling potatoes in a trio of colors (yellow, red, and purple). So use your favorite flavor or variety.

Post edited at 4:40 pm on Nov. 4, 2011 by JennyColada

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Garlic Green Beans
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium head garlic - peeled and sliced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans, drained
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter with olive oil; add garlic, and cook until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Stir in green beans, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until beans are tender, about 10 minutes. 2. Remove from heat, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients
2 bone-in chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese
3/4 cup blue cheese dressing
3/4 cup ranch dressing
1/3 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions
1.Place chicken breasts in a large saucepan; cover with water. Boil until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from water, and cool. Pull meat from bones and skin. Shred meat and reserve.
2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3.Heat olive oil in large skillet. Stir in celery; cook until soft. Mix in the cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and ranch dressing. Cook and stir until smooth and creamy. Stir in the shredded chicken and hot sauce. Spoon mixture into an 8x8 baking dish. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
4.Bake in preheated oven until golden and bubbly, about 30 minutes.


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Salmon with Lemon and Dill

Ingredients
1 pound salmon fillets
1/4 cup butter, melted
5 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
Place salmon in the baking dish. Mix the butter, lemon juice, garlic powder, and dill in a small bowl, and drizzle over the salmon. Season with sea salt, and pepper.
Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until salmon is easily flaked with a fork.

Hint/Tip: You are not limited to just using dill or garlic powder - use any seasonings or herbs that you have on hand that you think partner deliciously with lemon salmon. Try thyme, parsley, mint, or oregano.

Post edited at 10:30 am on Aug. 16, 2011 by JennyColada

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Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

Ingredients
1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half
1 pound pitted dates
4 ounces goat cheese

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Slice dates in half, and open them up. Pinch off pieces of goat cheese, and place them into the center of the dates. Close the halves of the dates, and wrap a half-slice of bacon around the outside. Secure each one with a toothpick. Arrange in a baking dish or on a baking sheet with sides to catch any grease.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bacon is crisp. Turn dates over after the first 15 minutes for even cooking.

Hint/Tip: Any type of cheese can be used for this. I prefer goat, but many prefer manchego, Parmesan, bleu, or feta!

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Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions
Mix the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, Dijon mustard, honey, and lemon juice together in a bowl. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.

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Wow =)) Really Cool. I am not so into Cooking, but some of your recipes specially the Desserts can help me :D

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Yummy Pasta Dish

44 oz Tomato & Basil Classico Pasta Sauce
2 8oz Blocks of Cream Cheese
2 lbs Hamburger Meat
1 lb Angel Hair Pasta
1 Medium Onion
5-6 Cloves of Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Zatarain's Seasoning
Half a Stick of Butter

Use a large skillet with tall sides or a Dutch oven.

Cut up the onion and garlic and let it cook in the butter until the onions are soft and see thru.

While the onion and garlic is cooking, break the box of pasta into thee equal sections and drop in a boiling pot of water until the pasta is cooked.

Drop in the hamburger meat and brown it with the onions and garlic. While cooking the meat season it with the salt, pepper, and zatarain's seasoning.

After the meat is cooked add the blocks of cream cheese and stir until the cream cheese is all melt throughout the dish.

Drain the pasta and stir into the meat and cream cheese mixture.

Add the jar of pasta sauce and still until fully heated.

Serve and enjoy.

Serves 8


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Cajun Chicken Pasta - by Daedalus

Ingredients:
3 whole Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Cubes  
3 teaspoons Cajun Spice Mix, More To Taste  
1 pound Fettuccine  
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil  
2 Tablespoons Butter  
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded And Sliced  
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Sliced  
1/2 whole Large Red Onion, Sliced  
3 cloves Garlic, Minced  
4 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced  
2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth  
1/2 cup White Wine  
1 cup Heavy Cream  
Cayenne Pepper To Taste  
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste  
Salt To Taste  
Chopped Fresh Parsley, To Taste

Directions:
Prep all of your foods. Seed/slice peppers, slice onion, mince garlic, cube chicken.

Make sure you put your pot of water on to boil for the pasta!

Cook the pasta to al dente.

Sprinkle 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of the Cajun spice over the chicken and mix it around with your hands to coat evenly.  

Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter to your cast iron skillet. You can use a normal skillet if cast iron is unavailable.

Add half of the chicken in a single layer into the pan. DON'T TOUCH IT. LET IT SIT THERE AND ENJOY THE SIZZLES. You want it to get as much crust/darkness as you can. That is where the flavor comes from.

Cook it over very high heat for about a minute and then flip the pieces over.  

Use a spoon and remove the first batch to a place. Cook the rest of the chicken now.

When all of the chicken is cooked, set it on the plate and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 table spoon of butter to your skillet.

When hot, add the peppers, onion, and garlic to the skillet. Add the rest of the Cajun seasoning too.

Cook the veggies on high heat. You are trying to cook them and get them dark just like the chicken. They will only need a minute or two.

Add the tomatoes and cook for 30 seconds or so.

Stir them around gently and remove from the skillet when done.

Now, there is all this dry crispy burned goodness on the bottom of your pan. What you have to do is de-glaze it to get all of the flavor into the sauce you are about to make. Add the chicken stock and wine to the skillet, and stir/whisk vigorously. Scrap the bottom of the pan to get everything loose. Cook this on high for 3-5 minute, until it starts to thicken up a little bit.

Turn the heat down to medium and add the cream to the sauce. Whisk it so you incorporate everything.

Cook the sauce over medium for a few minutes until it starts to bubble. You should notice the sauce getting thicker. Add some more Cajun seasoning and black pepper and salt to taste. The sauce should be spicy!

Now, add the chicken and veggies back to the sauce and make sure you include all of the delicious juice that was left behind on the plates.

Let this cook for a couple of minutes to heat everything up. It's done when everything is bubbly and hot.

Now, add the drained pasta and toss it to combine everything.

Remove from the heat and enjoy.

Post edited at 4:41 pm on Nov. 4, 2011 by JennyColada

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Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/2 teaspoon dried herbs (basil, thyme, etc)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
salt and pepper to taste
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a small baking dish.
In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, garlic, basil, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Gently stir in artichoke hearts and spinach.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese. Bake in the preheated oven 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Serve with: Tortilla chips, bread chunks/slices, veggies (radishes, carrot sticks, celery sticks), pita bread, anything!

Hint/Tip: I could not find romano cheese in my grocery store, so I substituted one of my favorite cheeses: goat! The great thing about this recipe is that you can substitute cheeses (don't like parmesan? Fine! Use extra mozzarella or feta or jack, or anything your heart desires!) and flavors (I used a can of marinated and roasted artichoke hearts - but try adding sliced black olives or roasted red peppers or sundried tomatoes!).

Post edited at 2:34 pm on June 14, 2013 by JennyColada

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Spinach-Stuffed Chicken with Mushrooms and Feta

Ingredients
8 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
8 ounces spinach, rinsed and chopped
1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
4 (4 ounce) chicken breast fillets

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray an unheated medium skillet with no-stick spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook about 5 minutes or until the liquid released from the mushrooms has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
Add the spinach to the skillet. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from the heat and drain excess moisture. Sprinkle the feta cheese over the vegetables, then stir it in.
To assemble the chicken rolls, place one-quarter of the spinach mixture onto the wide end of each breast filet. Carefully roll the filet around the spinach mixture. Use wooden toothpicks to hold the end of each roll in place.
Spray an 8x8 inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Place the chicken rolls, seam side down, in the baking dish. Add 2 tablespoons of water. Loosely cover with foil.
Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes . Remove foil and cook and additional 15-20, or until chicken is not pink on the inside.

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Siracha-Buttered Shrimp with Cool-and-Spicy Aioli

Siracha-Buttered Shrimp

Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons Sriracha
3 cloves minced garlic
1 pound shrimp
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil

Directions
Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.
Add minced garlic to the skillet and sauté.
Toss in shrimp.
Just before they're done, add lemon zest and mint and basil and let them wilt.

Post edited at 4:41 pm on Nov. 4, 2011 by JennyColada

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Siracha-Buttered Shrimp with Cool-and-Spicy Aioli

Cool-and-Spicy Aioli

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon Siracha sauce (optional - to taste

Directions
Combine all ingredients in small bowl; whisk to blend. Season aioli to taste with salt and pepper.
Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

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