Jan 12, 2011

Fettuccine Alfredo & Honey - Rum Carrots

  • Bring a pot of water to a hard boil, and add the pasta and salt as per instructions on the package.
  • Boil on med-high flame for 7-9 minutes, until 'Al Dante', firm but not hard. 
  • Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process, and strain. Set aside and add some oil so it doesn't stick in clumps.
  • Melt butter on a medium flame, add garlic and mushrooms until soft and golden.
  • Add heavy cream and bring it to a boil. Sift some cornstarch into the grated parmesan cheese, and while adding to the cream, squeeze some lemon juice into the mixture at the same time (this will make it smoother, and not make the mixture clumpy.)
  • Fork the pasta into the cream mixture, and toss until it's completely covered. Serve immediately.

    Honey - Rum Carrots
    • Heat the carrots in the water. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low flame and simmer until soft and tender. Drain.
    • In a separate pot melt the butter/margarine, honey and salt for 5 minutes, stirring until smooth.
    • Add the mixture to the drained carrots and add the whiskey or rum/bourbon off the flame. Return it to the heat and cook on med-high flame for 10 minutes, stirring until the carrots are glazed and soft and the liquid is mostly evaporated.

    Hawaiian Chicken

    Shake chicken in a bag with flour and a bit of salt and pepper.
    Bake upside down for ½ hour on 180°C (350°F) uncovered.

    While it's baking, mix all the remaining ingredients together aside for the last three. 
    Combine the cornstarch with the water, stir until smooth, and add to the sauce mixture. 
    Mix the sauce well, and add the pepper and the pineapple.

    When the Chicken is done, remove and turn chicken pieces right side up, and pour on the sauce.

    Bake covered at 180°C (350°F) for 1 hour.

    Jan 11, 2011

    Sloppy Joes on Pasta

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    Saute' onion and pepper until translucent and soft. Brown chicken or beef in the same skillet as the onions, on a medium-high flame.
    Mix all the ingredients together until smooth in a small bowl. When the chicken or beef is browned, pour the sauce mixture over it.
    Lower the flame, and cover for about 40 minutes, or until sauce is more of a glaze on the meat, and it's a deep color red. Serve over pasta.

    Jan 9, 2011

    Cheesy Fish

    • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F.)  
    • Place fish on a large flat baking tray covered with parchment paper. Marinate in lemon juice for 1/2 hour. 
    • Mix the rest of the ingredients together, aside for the scallion, it may get a bit clumpy. 
    • Spoon it onto the fish fillets and even it out with a fork. 
    • Sprinkle with scallion. 
    • Bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes, or until fish flakes easily.

    Jan 8, 2011

    Chili Sauce Chicken

    Mix all the ingredients together, Crush the garlic cloves, pour over the chicken, but leave over 1/4 of the mixture for later use.

    Marinate overnight.

    Preheat over to 200° (400°)

    Place covered in the oven for 1.5 hours. Uncover and bake for and additional 1/2 hour, or until golden in color, basting continuously with the remaining mixture.

    Jan 4, 2011

    Homemade Bagels!

    Mix yeast in warm water with sugar.
    Add flour and salt mix, until dough stiffens, you may need to add 2 more T. of water.
    Put it in a greased bowl, and turn, so the dough is fully greased.
    Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 45 min-hour, it wont look like its rising much.        
    Punch down and cut 8 even pieces.
    Shape small balls, and poke a hole through the middle with your  finger and twirl it so it enlarges.
    Bring the 8-10 cups of water to a boil in a large pot, and add the brown sugar and salt.
    Preheat oven to 425°F ( 220° C)
    Drop bagels in batches of 3 or 4, don't overcrowd, and cook on each side for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and place on towel to absorb excess moisture and place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with toppings of your choice, and bake for 20-25 minutes.

    Teriyaki Chicken

    • Mix all the ingredients together and pour onto the chicken thighs. Marinate for an hour. 
    • Preheat Oven to 180° (350°F.) 
    • Bake, covered, for 1.5 hours. 
    • Flip over chicken pieces and bake for 10 minutes, uncovered. 
    • Repeat after 10 minutes and bake, skin side up, for an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

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