Ok will bite at this one, get it bite . Ok I make this for my daughter and other family members. Herein Arizona USA the summers are DEATH!!! So we don't like to eat heavy. Ok it is simple and cheap meal Garlic bread chicken pizza. Home made it store bought, any chicken, marinara sauce, whatever cheese, and whatever toppings and let me tell you it is really good me and my family use scallions mushrooms and with the garlic bread you really do not need nothing else to enhance it. But this is one of the summer dishes I make because it's not too heavy but it's filling. Do the garlic bread as directed on temperature but you want to cook it halfway through, then you want to pull it out and start I put in the marinara down and the toppings and then the cheese and then finish cooking at the rest of the way but make sure you put foil on the pan.
1 - 1 lb hamburger meat 1 - 16 oz jar of Pace Picante Sauce Mild 1 - 16 oz can of Old El Paso Refried Beans (or you favorite brand) 1 - 4 cup bag of shredded cheddar cheese 1 - package of flour tortillas (burritto size) and butter
On a plate place a tortilla and butter it. Then place a tortilla on top of that one. Place another tortilla on top and butter that one and cover with another tortilla...repeat. Place in microwave to be heated. (don't heat yet!)
Cook meat in a large skillet/pan with high sides. Once browned, drain off any grease. Then, to the beef, add in a little over half a can of refried beans, about half a jar of mild sauce, about 1-2 cups of cheese (or more!). Combine all the ingredients.
Stir until all the combined ingredients are a very thick "soupy" consistency.
NOTE: you add as little or much of the beans, cheese or mild sauce as you want...depends on how thick you want it.
Take skillet off the heat and set aside. Now microwave the tortillas until all the butter has melted...don't run microwave non-stop, check them or you may end up with tough/dry edges.
Spoon the mixture from the skillet into a tortilla, roll up and enjoy! You can add lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole if you want...but really...these are wonderful by themselves!
500g salted, smoked pork, in cube of about two inches 4 small onions, diced, 1,5 liters beef or vegetable broth 750-1000 g green beans, in peaces of about two or three inches Same amount of potatoes, diced About ten twigs of savory
Put oil in a skillet and cook the meat and the onions until golden brown, add the broth, salt and pepper (it should taste a bit too salty, the potatoes need a lot of salt). When the broth is boiling, add the potatoes, the beans and the savory. Let it simmer for 30-45 minutes, then it‘s ready.
At the moment I‘m drowning in green beans, that‘s one of my favorite recipes for them
This is such a nice idea Twilight, and I think I must try all these recipes. Here is one of my favourite Bavarian/Austrian recipes:
Ingredients (4 Servings):
300g wheat flour Appr. 1/2 litre milk 3-4 eggs, separated 50g butter, melted, but not hot, and butter for the pan A pinch of salt Powdered sugar
Applesauce, cranberry jam and/or plum compote Optional: Appr. 50-100g raisins, (possibly marinated in rum for half an hour) Caramelised Almond flakes
Directions: 1. Combine Flour, milk, egg yolks, salt in a bowl and mix together, add the melted butter and mix until it's smooth. 2. Beat egg white until it's firm, mix it very slightly with the dough 3. Now you may add the raisins 4. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat, drop batter to a hight of nearly 1 1/2 cm, cook until it's golden and the topside nearly dry, if you have a pan lid put it on the pan, so you can cook the pankake over low heat. Then flip, maybe the pancake breaks, but that's ok. Cook the second side. Now take two forks and tear the pancake in small pieces (but not too small). Sieve the powdered sugar over the pancake and let it caramellise for a few minutes, stir now and then, maybe use the lid. Now you may add the almond flakes. 5. Put the Kaiserschmarrn on a plate, sieve again powdered sugar over the cake. Add applesauce, cranberry jam or plum compote and enjoy
Could cause addiction It's not suitable for a diet
I had to edit my recipe a bit, not that one suffers from a lack of raisins. I also have one simple but gorgeous recipe for all chocolate addicts (Twilight?). I think it's french (JayS?)
Ingredients: Two bars of high quality dark chocolate (100g each) min. 60%, (I prefer 70,80%) 200g butter 4 eggs 140g powdered sugar and powdered sugar for decoration 80g wheat flour
Directions: 1. Preheat oven on 200°C (appr. 400°F), grease a tart tin, maybe you also want to add some flour to prevent sticking 2. Break the chocolate in pieces and melt it together with the butter in a bain marie. Let it cool down 3. Whisk together eggs and sugar, not too much, should not be foamy, then add the sieved flour and the melted chocolate, mix slightly. 4. Reduce heat to 180°C (appr. 360°F), pour dough in the tart tin and bake for appr. 18 minutes. The cake should keep a creamy heart. Remove from oven and let it cool down, you may keep it in the tin or turn it out on a plate. If you want to, you can sieve some sugar over the cake. And now enjoy
Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean) Optional: Hot cooked pasta and pasta sauce Directions Preheat oven to 375°. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, seasonings and onion mixture. Add turkey and beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until lightly browned and cooked through, 18-22 minutes. If desired, serve with pasta and pasta sauce.
My favorite dish with pasta. I learned it from a neighbour next to real estate in Sanremo, Italy. Perfect and easy dish for lunch with family or friends in my opinion.
Delicious Cheese dip ( my own creation ) Ingrediants: 1 block velveeta cheese ( the kind that comes in the small box ) 3-4 fresh jalapenos ( more or less to taste ) Half pack of taco bell mild taco seasoning ( also more or less to taste )
Instructions: Put the cheese into a frying pan and melt on low until creamy but not sticking/burning then dice jalapenos ( wear goggles. They make your eyes burn and sting like onions. ) mix the jalapenos thoroughly then add the taco seasoning and let sit 2-3 minutes then serve! My whole family and i love it as a snack at night.
75g (3oz) sugar 2 de-seeded finely chopped red chilis 85ml (3 fl.oz) cider vinegar Pinch of salt
In a saucepan on a medium heat mix the sugar into the vinegar until completely dissolved. Bring mix to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the chillies and salt. Stir occasionally while cooling.
Here are a couple of cookie recipes--have no idea their origins, but my family like them both, and they are truly the easiest cookies anywhere.
Almond Joy Cookies 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk 1 12 oz package of choc chips (our fav combo is half milk and half semi-sweet) 1 10-12 oz package almonds (chopped or slivered) 1 14 oz package coconut flakes
Mix and bake--moderate oven (350 d F), 12-14 minutes. THESE ARE SOOOOO GOOD! I have found that a tad more coconut and a few less chips cook up the best. The milk can spread so you want a a firmer rather than a looser dough. But whatever--they are awesome.
Impossible Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg
Mix and bake, moderate oven, 10-13 minutes.
I also like to melt a little choc and drizzle over them. Very crumbly and just delish!
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Mix baking powder into flour and set aside. Cream butter and sugar until well mixed and a little fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture in 2 portions, beating each until just combined, do not overmix.
Roll thin and cut out. Bake at 400 degrees F on parchment paper until set and slightly brown on the edges.
Mom's Sausage Noodle Cassarole (US, unsure of origin)
Makes 1 9x9 inch pan Double ingredients for 13x9 pan --double can be combined and cooked in dutch oven for an excellent camping supper.
1 lb sausage, your choice, sage or hot are tasty 1 envelope Mrs. Grass's Noodle soup mix 1/2 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
Brown sausage, drain if you wish Add onion and celery and cook until just tender Add water, soup mix, and rice and stir to mix. Pour into baking pan, do not cover. Bake at 350 degrees F until rice is tender and ingredients look soft and creamy.
Here's another easy dessert, esp for hot weather. We call it frozen yogurt pie.
My husband does not eat gluten, so all three of these recipes (this pie and the 2 cookie recipes above) are GF. I make a GF crust, or you can use a graham cracker pre-made one.
This is for a small pie--about 8-9 inches.
For GF crust, I use a mix of rice chex and rice crispie cereals. Crush enough to end up with about 2 cups of crumbs. Add a little sweetner--I use stevia, but Splenda or sugar would work just fine. Add 2 tablespoons of melted butter (or more if you want). I find that 2 T is just enough to make it stick together.
Prepare the pan with a spray oil, or LIGHTLY grease it. Press the crust mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
Mix yogurt of the flavor of your choice with whipped topping. (I use Cool Whip.) I mix about 3 6-oz cups of yogurt with maybe 4-6 oz of the whipped cream. (It is NOT an exact science!) Spoon into crust and freeze.
I like best to add fresh fruit, so raspberry yogurt with fresh red raspberries, blackberry with fresh blackberries, strawberry or blueberry. I have not tried a choc yogurt, nor have I tried the lemon or the key lime--am thinking the whipped cream would dilute the delicate flavors. I suppose one could seed a lemon (or lime) and add small bits?
If you have a bigger pie pan, either make more, or just have a "shorter" pie. You can decorate with more whipped cream and/or fresh fruit. Or shaved chocolate (esp with raspberries or strawberries). Set it out about at least 30 min before serving, or you may not be able to cut it! This is really, really good, not too caloric and wonderful on a hot day.