Monday, January 5, 2015

Southwestern Egg Rolls/ Copycat Chili's

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons red bell peppers,
2 tablespoons green onions
2 tablespoons spinach
2 tablespoons jalapenos/sliced
1/2 cup frozen kernel corn
1/4 cup black beans from the can
3/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese/ shredded
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp parsley
1 egg (for egg wash)
8 Extra Large Tortillas
2 cups of Canola oil for frying

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Chicken Pot Pie Shell

4 cups self rising flour
4 sticks of butter
4 Tablespoons cold water

Note: To make self rising flour. Remove 2 teaspoons of flour from each cup of flour used. (8 teaspoons for 4 cups of flour). Add 1 1/2  teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to each cup of flour used. (6 teaspoons baking powder and 2 teaspoons salt for 4 cups of flour)
Yields: 1 doz muffin sized pot pies.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fajita Seasoning

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon powdered recado or paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Chocolate Mud Cake

1 1/4 cups butter
2 3/4 cups sugar
8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (if the butter used is unsalted) I only use salted butter in my kitchen.
1/4 cup baking cocoa
2 tablespoons instant coffee
1 cup hot water
1 cup milk
4 eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 10 x 3 Springform cake pan

See how here:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache

2 sticks butter
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
2 cups Swan Down Cake Flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Bunt pan

Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1 tablespoon sugar
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon honey

See instructional video here

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

On our recent trip to Belize, we had the pleasure of visiting Caye Caulker. What a glorious day it was. The water taxi ride took only about an hour and then we were off to explore The Split. We found a mix of Belizeans and American tourists enjoying the beautiful teal green waters and the hot sun. Everything seemed like a scene from a post card. The cost of  food was a little bit on the high side, but we enjoyed every minute of our stay on the Caye.

How to Write and Publish Your First Cookbook

1. Invest in the program called Cooks Palate.
2 Enter the data from all your recipes into the program.
3. Decide if you want the book to be all recipes or have stories inserted between the recipes,
4. Decide if yo want pictures in the book.
5. Make sure you write the method according to how you normally talk. (You don't need to use Chef words if you don't normally use them)
6. Contact Author Inc for the publication of your book.

Note: When writing any book, never Edit while Writing. Editing while writing will mess up your creativity.