Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sweet and Sour Chicken

3 Tbl cornstarch
1 can (14 1/2 oz) Swanson Beef Broth
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 small green pepper, cut into 2" long strips
1 med carrot, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 8 oz can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
4 cups hot cooked rice
1 small jar maraschino cherries, drained

In bowl mix cornstarch, broth, vinegar and sugar until smooth. Set aside.
In medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stir-fry chicken in a little olive oil until browned. Set chicken aside.
Stir cornstarch mixture and add to skillet. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Return chicken to pan. Add pepper,carrot, cherries and pineapple. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 5 - 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve over rice.

Serves 4 - Prep time: 15 minutes - Cook time: 20 minutes.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Honey - Smoked Pork Tenderloin

3 Tbl butter
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 2" slices
4 med carrots, cut into 1" slices
3 stalks celery, cut into 1" slices
1 small onion thinly sliced
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp sage
3 Tbl honey
2 Tbl lemon juice
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp chopped fresh garlic

In 10 inch skillet melt butter until sizzling; add pork tenderloin slices and carrots. Cook over mediium high heat, stirring occasionally, until meat is browned(6 minutes). Reduce heat to medium. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisply tender (12 minutes).

Servings: 4

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Grilled Steaks with Herb-Mustard Sauce

2 Boneless strip or ribeye steaks

Herb-Mustard Sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp water
2 Tbl Dijon Mustard
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp pepper

On high power, microwave garlic and water together for 30 seconds. Stir in mustard, basil, thyme and pepper; spread onto both sides of steaks. Place steaks on grid over medium ash-covered coals and grill. Grill strip steaks for 8-9 minutes per side or ribeyes 6-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness, for medium-rare to medium doneness. Carve steaks crosswise into thick slices. Makes 4 servings.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Pumpkin Muffins

1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup craisins

Preheat oven to 400. Grease and line muffin pans. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg together in medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles cornmeal. Combine egg with pumpkin and milk. Stir in craisins. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just to moisten. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle tops with coarse sugar. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

4-5 lb boneless pork roast
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

Place the roast and barbecue sauce in the Crock pot and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours. Shred the pork and mix back into the barbecue sauce in the Crock pot. Using a ice cream scoop place a good scoop on a hamburger bun. ENJOY

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Pepsi Pot Roast

3-4 lb beef roast(the cheap cut the better)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 packet of dry onion soup mix
12 oz regular Pepsi(not diet)

Place pot roast in a Crockpot. Top with the cream of mushroom soup, sprinkle with dry onion soup mix then pour Pepsi over everything. Cook on low for 8-12 hours. Serve with potatoes, carrots and onions.
You could cook the vegetables with the roast if you want.

Serves 4-6

Leftovers? cook the next day as beef stew.

Banana Blueberry Muffins

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup ripe mashed bananas (about 3)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 375. Grease and line muffin pan with baking cups.
In large mixing bowl, sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine banana, milk, vegetable oil and egg. Stir into flour mixture until just moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from cups. Makes 12 muffins.

Removing the muffins after 5 minutes prevents the muffins from getting tough.
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