Another helpful tip: After washing and pricking potatoes, massage them with olive oil and season with sea salt and pepper. Then put them in the microwave as directed. The oil helps to keep the potato skins nice and supple and it also helps to keep the salt and pepper seasoning in place. This method works well in a conventional oven as well. People who eat the skins will enjoy this cooking method as it leaves the skins tender yet crisp (in the oven). Enjoy!
I utilize a similar recipe though I add parmesan cheese and a packet of (Hidden Valley) ranch dressing mix to the bread crumbs. It adds a much needed flavor boost. :) Real crowd pleaser! Thanks for sharing.
I have been using this simple recipe for years. It's a great way to get kiddos to eat their veggies! You can make this in a slow cooker. Just saute some onion and garlic in a skillet then add lean ground beef and brown. Drain beef and transfer it to the slow cooker. Add frozen veggies and V-8. I usually use part beef stock to replace half of V-8 as it can be quite sour otherwise. Often times I'll chop up cabbage (fine) and throw that in with the veggies as well. (YUM!) Bay leaves and some added herbs (your preference) will add some flavor. Cook in crock pot on low for 7 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours. Enjoy...
Made this for a quick dinner last night. Used low fat turkey chili, sharp shredded cheddar and regular beef hot dogs. Filling was tasty but we absolutely did not enjoy the "bisquick" topping. Despite my attempts to doctor the dough with cheese and spices- it simply was not the right way to go. Since my family enjoyed the chili, cheese and hot dogs, I am going to try this same recipe with Pillsbury Crescent dough rolled and placed atop instead.
Made this recipe for dinner tonight. Follwed the recipe fairly closely, though I changed just a couple of things. Instead of an egg, I added a bit of peanut butter. Salt and appropriate seasoning is necessary for ground turkey as it is very bland otherwise. Added salt, onion powder, onion flakes and garlic powder. For a nice crunch, I added chopped water chestnuts (YUM!). Even though soy sauce is salty, these burgers would have been bland without more salt. I used the George Foreman for the burgers and we loved them! I used very lean ground turkey so the burgers did not shrink much and they were very healthy. We topped our burgers with a bit of mayo-fresh green leaf lettuce and a bit of hot sauce. Perfect! Next time I'm going to try a sweeter topping - perhaps mango, pineapple salsa.
I found that the topping was not cripsy enough to counter balance the creaminess of the dish. Suggestion: Sprinkle cheddar cheese over entire top of casserole. Mix cracker crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over cheese. Bake for recommended time. If you would like more of a golden crust, broil in the oven on low for a few minutes or until the crumbs reach the desired cripsness. Quick and easy recipe - and the family loved it!
GREAT cake for chocolate lovers. Extremely moist and rich. Try this cake with french vanilla ice cream, drizzle with hot fudge, then top with chopped nuts and whipped cream. DIVINE! Thanks for the recipe. I used the "Satiny Chocolate Glaze" icing recipe from this site and it could have been better. Next time I'm going to give the chocolate ganache a try. Plus, I may use milk chocolate chips (mini!) instead of semi-sweet. Everyone raved about this cake on the first try! Will definitely make again for picnics, parties, you name it...
Made this recipe last night for dinner and it was well received. I definitely seasoned the ricotta cheese/ spinach mixture with some garlic powder and salt, a bit of white pepper and a pinch of onion powder. I didn't have green onion, so I used onion flakes instead which worked just as well. Used a home made alfredo sauce that we love and it worked perfectly. I may incorporate some grilled chicken or shrimp the next time I make this as I'm sure it would add to the already outstanding flavor.
Great recipe! One tip - never "discard" half of the beer when you could DRINK IT! :) hehe Just my two cents...
This is absolutely one of our family favorites, however I will never use prepared pesto sauce again having made it from scratch. The pesto you buy in a jar at the grocery store tastes processed and there is a noticable difference when you use FRESH ingredients. The fun thing about pesto is that you can use various types of nuts, cheeses and herbs provided you are willing to use the food processor. For basic pesto - I use fresh basil, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, garlic, fresh pepper, pine nuts and olive oil. As you can see, it is simple to switch out any one of these ingredients (or add to it). For example, try walnuts instead of pinenuts or spinach instead of basil, other herbs, etc. Create your own master piece! I recently purchased my own basil plants because we use fresh basil in evertying from salads to sauces. Enjoy!!!
Actually a "Rachel" is typically made with turkey breast - not pastrami. In fact, you can use this same recipe with many different types of meat - all with their own unique flavors. It's a nice variation from corned beef. However, I must say that a lean (typically much more expensive at the deli - but worth it) corned beef is my absolute favorite. And, I use marbled rye instead of just plain old rye bread. Yes - recipe is intended to be messy - but if you have the right mix of sauerkraut and thousand island, it almost acts as a "glue" in holding the sandwiches together. I find that the easiest way to make these is on a lightly greased griddle rather than a frying pan. Wide, flat surface area makes it easy to flip and gives the bread a more even doneness.
Tried this recipe which I found to be a bit bland and soggy. Depending on your taste for more zest - you may like to substitute dijon mustard. Also, I ALWAYS use panko crumbs now as they are so much lighter and crispier (found in the Asian food section at the market). Bought fresh crab from the store and made the following adjustments on the next round. I also added a bit of lemon juice, soy sauce, and hot sauce for flavor. Mix all of the wet ingredients together first then carefully mix in crab so that it doesn't break into small pieces. Excellent!