This year, I’m bringing you a Texas-style Valentine’s Day show using products from some of my sponsors. Recipes from JD Chili Parlor, prepared in 360 Cookware and finishing off the meal with chocolates from Fames Chocolates. Fasten your seatbelts because we have a full show for you this month.
4 to 5cupsChicken BrothHomemade or low salt Chicken broth
¼cupJD’s Prickly Pear Tequila Enchilada Sauce
14ozcan No salt added diced tomatoes
Pinchof kosher salt
¾cupMild cheddar cheeseShredded
1lime cut into wedges
Bake the tortillas in Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes to dry them out. Important not to have moisture in the tortilla. I used a Kitchen shear to cut out the strips. I cut them in half then into ¼ inch strips. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 3-quart pot I use 360 pans. Working in 3 batches, fry the tortilla strips in the oil, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove the Tortilla strips from the pan and let drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Sauté the chopped onions cook for about one minute or two stirring frequently. Add chopped chili and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the broth, tomatoes, and pinch of salt. Increase the heat until it boils, then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cooked chicken and cook until heated through about 5 to 7 minutes more. Peel and cut the avocado into 1-inch pieces. Ladle your soup into the bowls Top with avocado strips and cheese Divide half the Tortilla strips among the 4 individual bowls and add to the top of the bowls and add cilantro serve with lime wedges. Delicious!!!!!
First, in a large pan, brown the ground beef and the onions. Add one jar of JD’s Chili Fixin’s and jalapeños. Let it cook until the liquid is reduced (about 10 min on medium heat). Just before serving: On a serving dish, lay smear of Avocado Lime Crema. Line up the Scoops on the crema. Put about 1 serving teaspoon of the chili into each scoop. Top with cheese and a little dollop of crema.
1 ½cupsshredded chickencooked (Rotisseri chicken is great for this)
salt and pepper
2cupsMexican blend cheese(1 cup each of cheddar and pepper jack cheese)
1/2cupMexican cremaOptional but recommended (link provided)
Set oven to 350ºF (Or see below for microwave instructions)
Spread 1/4 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9×11″ pan. Warm tortillas on a dry skillet over medium heat until pliable. (I use a little spray avocado here.)
Dip a tortilla into the sauce on both sides. Fill with Shredded or ground cooked Chicken and Mexican blend cheese. Roll up and put into pan seam-side-down. Roll all enchiladas that way. Spread remaining sauce over the top and more cheese.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted. Or microwave on medium power for 7 minutes.
Today, I am preparing a couple of my recipes using my homemade Limoncello, Paprika Parmesan Chicken, and Vanilla Limoncello Bundt cake. For the second half of the show, Father Umberg joins me again to prepare a couple of favorites from a previous show, Lebanese Green Beans and Red Cabbage.
1Pintof Raspberriesto put into the round hole of the Bundt cake
Preheat oven to 350° FGrease a 12-cup Bundt pan with Crisco shortening. In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix until combined.
In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined. Pour in milk and mix until fully incorporated, then add remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into greased Bundt pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
In a shaker shake the powdered sugar, over the whole cake. Finally, add the berries into the center of the cake
1medium head Red CabbageSlice cabbage 2-inch strips and 1/4-inch width
1medium applepeeled and chopped
1/3cupDark Malt Vinegar
1/3cupBlackberry Jelly, Jam, or Preserves
Sauté chopped onions in Butter and olive oil.
Then add shredded cabbage stir with the sauté onions. Add vinegar, water, salt, pepper, and cloves. Mix in chopped apples. Cover and Simmer half an hour. After simmering whisk in jelly/preserves. Finally, Put in Serving Dish serve with Sauerbraten over noodles.
20ozcan Yams or Sweet Potatoes(I use Bruce’s Yams)
1red applechopped into small cubes
8ozcan crushed pineappledrained and reserve liquid
1tspPumpkin Pie spice*
½cupgraham cracker crumbs
6TbspButtermelted (Reserve 2 Tbsp for topping)
Drain the Canned Yams pour into a bowl and Mash with Potato Masher add melted butter and spices add the juice from the crushed pineapple blend into the potatoes. Then add chopped apple and crushed pineapple and dried dates fold into the mashed potatoes. Spray a Casserole dish I used an 8” square dish. Add Mashed Potatoes to Casserole Dish smooth the top and then pour graham croaker crumbs over the top of the Potatoes sprinkle the nuts on top and then add melted butter. Put in the Microwave Heat on high for 7 to 8 minutes and serve.
*Note: You can make your own pumpkin spice by combining the following ingredients and putting them in a small mason jar. Use ONLY 1 tsp of this mixture.4 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
Kathryn’s Pork in the Pumpkin or Pig in the Pumpkin
3 to 4lbs.Pork Butt or shoulderboneless, cut pork into 1 ½ inch pieces
½ to ¾tspCayenne Pepper
1TbspFreshly Ground Pepper
1 ¼cupshallotsthinly sliced-divided
3 to 4Tbspall-purpose flour
1volleyball-sized pumpkin(Type to make Pumpkin Pies)
Pre Heat oven to 350° F
To prepare the Pumpkin, insert the tip of a knife at a 45-degree angle into the top half of the pumpkin. Slowly cut all the way around to remove the ‘lid’. Scrape seeds and fibers off the bottom of the lid and inside of the pumpkin using a large spoon or ice cream scoop.
Cut pork into large chunks. Place in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, fennel seeds, rosemary, Lemon and Pepper and shallots. Mix thoroughly then Add Flour and mix thoroughly to coat the meat.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in 2 batches until browned, about 3 minutes to 4 minutes per side. Gradually put the Meat inside the Pumpkin until it fills the Pumpkin. Then pour the Wine and Apple Cider into the Pumpkin then add the additional sliced shallots to the top of the meat and then put the top on the Pumpkin. I used a 9X13 Baking pan which I had sprayed with Pam.
Place the Pumpkin in the Center of the Pan and Bake for 3 ½ Hours. Meat will be very tender.
Once the Meat is out of the Pumpkin, slice the Pumpkin and serve with the Meat.
Serve with Vegetables such as Brussel Sprouts or Peas.
In a large pan, bring the water to a boil. Once it is at a boil, add 1 tsp salt and the chopped kale. Blanch the kale for about 3 minutes and drain. Kale should look bright Green.
Heat a Sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and minced garlic until fragrant but not browned. Next, add kale and crushed red pepper. Add pepper and salt to taste. Sauté the kale for about 3 or 4 minutes moving it around turn the stove off. Put into a Serving Bowl.
Heat the oil and butter in med to low until the butter melts then add carrots & salt. Sauté carrots until they turn a brighter range about 3 or 4 minutes. Add Molasses and heat for a minute until the carrots are covered and molasses becomes liquid. Turn off the Stove and Add the Parsley leaves pour into a serving bowl.
1 1/2poundsstewing beef trimmed and cut into 1" cubes
1cupRed Winesomething you would drink
2-3carrots or about 12 baby carrotscut in ¼ inch rounds
1 6ozcan tomato paste
3Tbspcorn starchif needed to thicken
1/2 16 oz pkgItalian Gnocchioptional
1can large biscuits (4 count)cut into small pieces, optional
In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter adding a little Olive oil. When the butter is melted, add onions. Cook till translucent. Remove the onions and set aside.
Next, add flour to the meat on a plate or bowl. Add 2-3 Tbsp olive into the pot, letting it heat up before adding the floured meat. Season with salt and pepper and add extra flour onto of beef in the pan. Brown the meat on all sides.
Add wine to deglaze the pan, scraping all the browned bits. Once this comes to a boil, add 4 cups of water. Add tablespoon salt to the mixture. Add carrots and cooked onions to the pot. Add the can of Tomato paste and stir into the mixture, add 3 tablespoons of Paprika. Stir the mixture thoroughly. Add Cayenne Pepper, oregano, and Caraway seeds. Turn down heat low and simmer covered for 2 hours. Later, remove the grease that forms at the top.
At this stage, increase the heat and bring the goulash back to a boil and add the pasta for 5-6 minutes. Next to the Gnocchi and cook for about 3 min. While that is cooking, open the package of biscuits, cutting each biscuit into about 6-8 pieces, and add to the goulash.
If needed, make a slurry out of the corn starch and about ¼ cup water and mix until smooth. Add to the goulash and stir until combined. Once it is thickened, remove from heat and serve with Father Umberg’s Arugula Salad.
Note: The pasta, gnocchi, or dumplings can be left out, used in any combination, or by themselves.
In a small skillet pour the olive oil and heat up till hot then add your orange zest
Spread the zest around the skillet let boil for a few seconds and turn off heat add sugar, salt, and Balsamic Vinegar. Let it cool to room temperature then add the pecans and craisins.
Put the Arugula in a bowl add dressing mix well and serve or refrigerate for 30 min.
In this show, Kathryn and her pastor and fellow chef, Rev Andrew Umberg prepare a couple of dishes. First, Father Umberg prepares his Lebanese Green Bean dish. Next, he makes one of his favorites, his Seafood Delight with Creamy White Sauce.
6Scallionssliced thin (only use the white part of the onion)
Peel potatoes and put them in cold water
Then when ready cut them into quarters and then put them into the pot with water and boil for about 20 25 minutes or when you can poke then with a fork and they are not hard but not too soft.
Then strain the boiled potatoes using a colander till no water is left then put them into a bowl and start mashing them add butter and cream add chopped green onions and mix. Put aside. Then take individual bowls and spread mashed potatoes around the bottom of the bowl and up the sides. As you will use these as a base for the Seafood Entrée.
Clean and chop up leeks, boil water for Lobster tails, then prepare one pan to sauté chopped mushrooms.
Rinse scallops, in a colander. Pull lobster out of the shells and chop into small pieces
In a small pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and heat the pan then add 1/3 stick butter and heat then add the sliced mushroom cook a little then add scallops, then add lobster pieces add wine.
In the other pan heat the oil and butter add leeks then add flour and move around until you see no more white then slowly add cream and stir then add chicken broth keep stirring until thickened you want to boil the starch out of sauce once that is done add chopped parsley and stir into the white sauce. Pour the white sauce over the seafood mixture and stir.
Serve in large bowls that have the Duchess Potatoes that you have spread on the bottom and up the sides. Add about 1 cup of the seafood on top of the Duchess Potatoes.
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Guacamole, Berry Peach Pie,
2pie crusts (you can use your favorite recipe or store prepared pie crusts)
1peachPeeled and chopped into small cubes
1qtFresh Blueberries(If using frozen, bring to room temperature)
2 4 ozpackages of Blackberries(If using frozen, bring to room temperature)
1cupSugarIf making sugar free, reduce to 3/4 cup
3Tbspbutter cut up in small cubes
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees
Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut one pie crust into strips. Put the other Pie crust into your pie dish forming it to the pan and bringing the edges up over the pie pan.
In a large Mixing bowl, add Blueberries, blackberries, and peaches. Fold in sugar, corn starch, and cinnamon.
In a small bowl add cornstarch and cold water sir until there are no lumps add to fruit mixture and stir well. Pour ingredients into pie shell then top with small cut pieces of butter. Then lay strips onto pie in a lattice style. Put the pie into the oven. Fr 15 minutes bake at 375 then turn down to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
Peel Avocados and cut into quarters and then slice lengthwise and the chop into small pieces. Add to glass Bowl (Father uses a method by smashing them with saran wrap until mushy, I prefer to mash mine with potato masher.)
Grill the Jalapeno on top Gas stove or Grill on outdoor Grill until it turns almost black. Turn with tongs (if you don’t have a grill or gas stove, you can roast them in the oven). Once the pepper is blackened remove from heat and place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. After it has cooled slightly, peel the skin and remove the seeds. Next slice lengthwise into strips then chop up and put into the glass bowl.
Dice tomatoes, peel the cucumbers and cut lengthwise and then chop up into small pieces. Add the diced cucumber into the bowl add tomatoes and cucumbers into the glass bowl. Squeeze half of lemon juice/ lime juice over the Avocado’s. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Serve with Pita chips or tostado chips and sour cream.
In a 6 quart pan on medium heat add the olive oil, then add bacon grease and stir add about 1 to ½ cups of chicken broth and stir then add 2 12 cans of beans and stir, turn down heat, meanwhile put 2 ½ cans of beans in food processor add ½ cup of chicken broth and emulsify then add the emulsified beans to the soup mixture and stir. Add the Cayenne pepper and taco sauce heat till boiling. Serve soup with a dollop of Sour Cream.
Bruce's Yams is a great way to start our Sweet Potato Hummus. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Nine delicious ingredients, and everything is blended in a food processor!
1cupBruce’s Yams Cut sweet Potatoesdrained
115 oz cangarbanzo beansrinsed and drained
2Tbsplemon juiceFresh is best
1/4cupTahini sesame paste
5garlic clovesroasted or raw
1Tbspextra virgin olive oil
Transfer Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes into a food processor. Add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, Tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt and about 2 tbs. of water to start with.
Pulse the mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of bowl and adding water to thin mixture if it seems too thick.
Adjust seasoning and serve with a drizzle of olive oil. Add a sprinkle of paprika if desired.
Spice up your next party with Bruce’s Sweet Potato Cheese Ball. Our cheese ball combines Bruce’s Sweet Potatoes, cream cheese, and apricot jam for an out of this world flavor combination that is sure to be the highlight of your next tailgate or party.
38 oz pkgcream cheese
115 oz can Bruce’s Yam Cut Sweet Potatoes; drained well
1/2cupfinely shredded Parmesan cheese
1Tbspdried parsleyor 2 tablespoons fresh
1-1/2cupscoarsely chopped pecans
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sweet potatoes, Parmesan cheese, apricot jam, and parsley until just combined.
Form mixture into a ball, wrap in waxed paper or cling film and refrigerate overnight.
Stir together the pecans, cinnamon and sugar and transfer to a plate. Roll the cheese ball into the mixture to completely cover.
28 count cansRefrigerator crescent rolls(you can use Mini Pastry Puffs)
Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray or use parchment paper.
In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, cooked chicken, lemon pepper, parsley or chives until well blended.
Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles (when you unroll the crescent rolls, 2 triangles are attached making a big square, I just cut from there following the perforation for one cut and made another cut from the other corners giving you 4 little triangles)
Place one teaspoon of chicken mixture in the center of each crescent triangle. Fold the corners over the chicken mixture and place on prepared pan.
Place cheese in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually add beer while continuing to process until mixture is smooth and spreadable, about 1-1/2 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 week. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
In a shallow dish, mix together the Panko crumbs and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Place the eggs in a separate dish. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip pork steaks in eggs, then coat with the Panko Crumb mixture. Fry in the hot oil until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
Remove the pork to a platter and keep warm. Add onion and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until lightly browned. Pour in water and dissolve the bouillon cube. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and sour cream; stir into the skillet. Cook over low heat until thickened but do not boil. Spoon over the pork cutlets and serve immediately.
3large russet potatoespeeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
8ouncessliced smoked bacon
2carrots1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3stalks celery1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
1small bundle fresh thymetied together with kitchen twine
1leekgreen top trimmed, 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
1cuplight German beersuch as Pilsner 1/4 cup sliced fresh chives
1/4cupsliced fresh chives
Combine 2 cups of the chicken stock and one-third of the potatoes in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer until fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in the mustard to combine, and then blend to a smooth puree using an immersion or regular blender.
Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat until crispy and most of the fat has been rendered, 12 to 15 minutes, and then transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Pour out the bacon fat, reserving 3 tablespoons in the pot.
Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes, and then add the remaining potatoes, celery, bay leaves, leeks and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the leeks are soft, 4 minutes, and then pour in the beer and bring to a boil until the beer has cooked down to about 2 tablespoons, 2 to 4 minutes. Pour in the remaining chicken stock and the reserved potato puree. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until the vegetables are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, ladle the soup into bowls. Crumble the reserved bacon on top and garnish with the chives.
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform or use parchment paper.
Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Thinly slice each quarter lengthwise for thin slices
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time and beat for 30 seconds on high speed after each addition.
Add vanilla sugar (or extract), salt, and lemon juice. Beat until combined.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low speed add half of the flour, then 1 tbsp milk, followed by the remaining flour, and then the remaining milk. Beat until just combined. Don't overmix!
Transfer batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Distribute the apples all around the cake and then put next apples into inner circle on top of the batter in a circular pattern until all the slices are gone. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 45 minutes, until lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean.
Transfer to a cooling rack and remove the springform ring. Let cake cool on the bottom of the springform pan to room temperature.
Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cooled cake and serve with sweetened whipped cream.
1Tbspegg whiteYou can use Pasteurized egg whites or one small egg white
Lime slicesLime slicesLime slices
In a blender container, combine the crushed ice, tequila, lime juice, powdered sugar, egg white, and Triple Sec.
Cover and blend till very frothy. Transfer to a pitcher; garnish with lime slices. Serve in salt-rimmed cocktail glasses.
Rub lime wedge on glass rim and invert glass into rim salt.
1cuppineapple chunksFresh is best but canned is okay.
1/3 cuporange juiceFresh squeezed is best
3TbspFresh Lime Juice
1Tbspsugar or honey(may also use Agave)
Scoop seeds from the melons. Remove fruit from rind with a peeler or knife and using a melon baller or cut into 3/4 inch wedges. Place in large bowl.
Add papaya, strawberries, pineapple and Jalapeño-Citrus Dressing; gently toss to combine. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours. Garnish with mint leaves.
Combine orange juice, lime juice, mint, jalapeños and sugar in small bowl; mix well.
In large stockpot or skillet melt 1/2 cup of butter and then add a little olive oil, then brown 1 chopped onion chopped garlic brown slightly then add 1 bunch of parsley chopped add the chopped peppers and cook until limp, and cooked chicken and spices.
Chop 1 bunch parsley
Chop 1 sweet onion
Chop 1 red bell pepper
Chop 1 orange bell pepper
Chop 5 cloves garlic
Mix the chicken and veggies all together in large bowl and turn out into a casserole dish.
Garnish with chopped parsley
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Meats, Mexican
1PkgSaffron Yellow Rice(Cook as directed)
1PacketSazon Goya Seasoning(for rice)
4boneless, skinless chicken breastscut into 1/2 inch chunks
1 MediumSweet onion (Maya, Vidalia, etc.)Chopped
1Chop 1 red bell pepperChop 1 red bell pepperChopped
1Chop 1 orange bell pepperChop 1 orange bell pepperChopped
5Chop 5 cloves garlicChop 5 cloves garlicChopped
4-5TbsExtra Virgin Olive Oil Divided
1bunchFlat Leaf ParsleyChopped
Cook Saffron Yellow Rice as directed but add 1 packet of Sazon Goya B
Cut four chicken breast halves into approx 1/2 inch chunks. In a deep skillet with 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil brown the chicken. Cook till no longer pink inside and remove from skillet.
Sauté all until veggies are tender but still have a crunch. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add Mojo and Sazon.
Mix the chicken and veggies all together in large bowl and turn out into a casserole dish. Dress with Parsley for Presentation.
16ozSoft Philadelphia cream cheese(Two 8 oz packages)
1 1/2 cupsGranulated Sugar
2 cans8 ounce canscrescent roll dough sheets(if grocer doesn't have, use the crescent rolls but do NOT separate)
Cinnamon Sugar Topping
Preheat an oven to 350º F (175º C).
Beat the cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth.
Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough and use a rolling pin to shape the each piece into 9x13 inch rectangles. Press one piece into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough.
Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the cheesecake. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar together with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the cheesecake.
Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown about 45 minutes.
Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 squares.
Remove skins and slice plantains on the diagonal.
Heat organic coconut oil to in skillet to about 350º
Fry in skillet until lightly browned on both sides. Do NOT crowd the skillet, fry in batches.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar
Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with remaining sugar
This dish is prepared by "cooking" the shrimp in a marinade.
Author: Fr Andrew Umberg
1lbraw large shrimppeeled and deveined
1/4cupfresh lemon juiceabout two lemons
1/4cupfresh lime juiceabout 3 limes
1jalapeno pepperseeds and vein removed, minced
1/2cupchopped fresh cilantro
1/4cupred onionfinely chopped
kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
2TbspVirgin Olive Oil
First, blister the Jalapeno Pepper either over an open flame or in the oven using the broiler until the skin is blackened. Let it cool in a bowl that is covered with plastic wrap. Once cooled, remove skin and seeds and dice the pepper.
Next, dice the raw Shrimp into the small pieces (about 1/2 inch) and put them in the bowl and add both the lemon and lime juice. Stir in the Jalapeno, garlic, onion, and 1/4 c chopped parsley.
Add the Cayenne Pepper, olive oil, salt, and Black Pepper.
Lastly, chill for about 2-3 hours. Then plate and serve the Ceviche.