The Chef, You and I Show with Kathryn Raaker and Fr. Andrew Umberg. On this show, they prepare some of Father Umberg’s favorite recipes. The first is Brussels sprouts with bell peppers and steak with hoisin sauce. Next, we prepare fried rice with shrimp. Lastly, we make an arugula salad with orange glaze dressing.
Assemble walnuts, orange zest. Heat oil, add the orange zest or splinters until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Add Balsamic Vinegar to the mixture. Pour into a bowl to cool. Put the mixture into the refrigerator until ready to serve on the Arugula.
Add Arugula to Bowl, Then Add one package of Stevia to the Balsamic and Oil Mixture. Fluﬀ the
Arugula in the Bowl, then Spoon on Dressing, add Raisins and Nuts, Toss, then top with arugula and
Father Andrew’s Steak with Brussel Sprouts Red Peppers
8 to 10oz-Bag Fresh Brussel Sprouts
2Small Steakssliced thin
1LargeRed Bell Peppersliced into strips, and then cut in half
Prep: Slice nob off the Brussels sprouts, then cut quarters. Grill steaks and slice thin.
In a Wok, heat oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add finely chopped onions -sweat the onions. Next, add the Brussel Sprouts and then Red Pepper. Once the Brussels sprouts are tender, stir in steak pieces, add Hoisin Sauce, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Serve on rice or with Fried Rice with shrimp and vegetables.
In this episode of “The Chef, You and I Show,” guests Rosilynn and Katelyn join Kathryn as they get ready for Easter, They prepare lots of exciting things that Rosilynn and Katlyn enjoy getting their hands into. Together we made a Bunny Snack (aka Easter Bunny Bait), Easter Egg Fruit Pizza, Purple Rice Krispies Bunny nests with Candy eggs, and Candy carrots in a pot. We had so much fun, so check it out, and enjoy the recipes. We also found some pastel-colored eggs that we made into deviled eggs and created a lovely vegetable tray with a dip in a “bunny” bowl.
Melt the orange candy melts in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Then dip the strawberries into the orange melts, scrape off any excess, and lay them wax paper or a baking rack sprayed with cooking spray. Put some of the melted orange candy melts into a zip-top sandwich bag. Cut off the corner and drizzle a zig-zag line across the orange strawberries for a “carrot”-type look.
Crush some Oreos in a zip-top bag with a rolling pin. About 1 Oreo per pudding cup.
Open the Snack Pack Pudding cups with the easy open lid and sprinkle some Oreo “dirt” into the top of each pudding cup. Dip a “carrot” strawberry into them and enjoy!
*There is enough candy melt to dip 1lb of strawberries, although you will only need 6 strawberries for the 6 count SUPER Snack Pack.
Original recipe found at Dessert Now Dinner Later (https://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com/carrot-easter-pudding-cups/)
3cupsto 4 cups of White PopcornI used Store Bought
1cupthin Stick Pretzelsbreak them in half
1Bag of Melting Cream White Chocolate chips
1 1/2cupsCorn Chex Cereal
16oz-bagEaster M&M’sHalf of the 32 oz bag
Melt candy, Add Popcorn to large bowl add all other ingredients pour melted candy to the mix and stir all ingredients together. Then Spoon out mixture onto a large cookie sheet and wait until dries then you can break them apart to eat.
1 1/4containersCream Cheese Icingor you can make your favorite
Assorted fruit berries, pineapple, oranges, kiwi, and/or bananas to decorate
Roll out your cook dough in the shape of an egg and bake the cookie until a very light tan. Make sure you put it on a flat sheet pan or round stone Pizza Pan because when it is cooled you will be icing it. Ice the cookie generously. Starting at the top arrange pieces of your sliced fruit in rows until you come to the bottom. Have fun with it. Like making a pizza with fruit.
1JarMarshmallow Cream or Fluff or bag of small marshmallows*
Purple food coloring
Add 4 to 5 drops of food coloring to Marshmallow cream mix well.
Add to Rice Krispies mix well. Spray a large Muffin Tin that holds 6 muffins.
Take the rice Krispie Mix and form a half a small nest in the muffin tin. In the center of the nest add green frosting in a tube use just about a teaspoon or two.
Take out of freezer and add Colored candy eggs maybe four.
*If you are using marshmallows:Alternate method:4 Tbsp Butter, meltedAdd 1 bag of mini marshmallowsonce melted, remove from heat and add the vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt, and food coloring. Then stir in the rice cereal until well coated and then continue as directed above.
For Valentine’s Day this year, I am making my B & B Chicken, Red Velvet Cupcakes, and some special Valentine’s Day cocktails.
Year’s ago, when we were on holiday, we went cross-country skiing with a group of friends. Unfortunately, I fell and broke my arm, but it was my day to cook, and I wouldn’t let a broken arm stop me from cooking. That day I created my B & B Chicken, which I now make every year. So join me as I prepare a Valentine’s Day favorite along with some simple desserts and beverages. I want to thank my fabulous sponsors whose products I used to make this wonderful Valentine’s Day meal, Cornhusker Kitchen’s Duck Fat Spray and Beehealthy Honey.
Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 muffin pans with cupcake papers. Fill using a 1/4th cup scoop. Bake for 14-19 min. Frost with cool whip or a *honey cream cheese frosting.
*Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup honey
½ tsp vanillaBe sure your butter and cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing (Do NOT use whipped cream cheese)Using a stand mixer with the wire beater (if you don't have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer, just make sure it is fluffy before adding honey), whip the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Next add honey. Mix again until fluffy. Lastly, add pure vanilla extract and mix until incorporated.
6miniature pepperscleaned and cut into strips or diced
5.25ozDiced Pimientosapprox. 3/4th of a 7 oz jar
2cans - Cream of Chicken Soup(10.75 oz cans)
2cans Cream of Mushroom Soup(10.75 oz cans)
15button mushroomssliced or chopped
10ozbag frozen sweet peas15 oz can of sweet peas, drained.
16-20ozHalf and Half
6Pepperidge Farms Pastry Puffs Shellsbaked as directed on package
Bring the Stock and water to a boil and reduce to simmer. Add chicken to liquid and cover for 15 min. Remove from liquid and cut into cubes or shred.
Remove breasts and cool to room temp.
Pre heat oven to 425° F and Bake pastry shells on a cookie sheet on the middle rack bake for 18 to 25 minutes until light brown.
Chop chicken breasts into bite size pieces.
Slice or dice cleaned peppers and set aside
In a medium low heat, melt butter in a large skillet and sauté the sliced mushrooms until lightly brown. Note: do not crowd the mushrooms or they will not brown.
Next add the chicken, sour cream, cream of mushroom soup, cream of chicken soup, lemon pepper seasoning, miniature peppers, diced Pimiento and B&B. Blend all ingredients together then slowly add half & half to the mixture.
Cook chicken mixture for about 35 to 40 minutes on low heat, stirring frequently.
2cupssalad greensI used romaine torn into bite sized pieces
salt and pepper
Feta Cheese crumbled
Combine greens, strawberries, and Almonds
In a small bowl or jar combine oil, brown sugar, vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Taste and adjust to your preference, add freshly ground black pepper. Combine dressing with salad and add crumbled Feta cheese on the top of Salad. Add salt as needed. Remember that Feta is naturally salty.
Kathryn prepares two interesting soups and a Classic Italian Bruschetta in this show. But first, Kathryn makes her “piece of resistance” in her orange chocolate bark. Chef Kathryn teaches you simple, easy-to-prepare favorites. First is her Creamy Leek Potato Soup, and next is her Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup. These yummy winter soups will delight the whole family.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or use electric candy melter or bowl and melt in a microwave at 20% power for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until chocolate is completely melted.
Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking sheet, 1/2-inch-thick Sprinkle the almonds, orange zest and coconut over the top. Refrigerate until set, about 60 minutes.
Break the chocolate into small pieces. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a week Makes 4 to 8 servings.
Chop up all vegetables and add to chicken broth in a large pot till vegetables are tender about 10 minutes. Then add in baches out in blender or food processor and blend until liquid put into a large pot and add all spices to mixture. Then heat on low flame add the cream until well blended. Serve with Crusty bread or crackers.
In a large pot or saucepan, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes or until translucent. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8 to 9 minutes. Remove from heat. Using blender, puree soup until in batches, then return to pot. Return to heat and stir in cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot, with a drizzle of cream swirled.
The Chef, You and I Show with Kathryn Raaker watch her as she prepares some interesting dishes that include honey provided by Bee Healthy Honey Farms, Inc. Kathryn’s first recipe was Pork Loins with her new Garlic-Free Honey Barbeque. Next, she prepared Spicy Ground Beef Rice Bowls, adding honey to the meat. Next, she made Asian Salad with Dressing made with Honey. These recipes were all straightforward and Healthy. Thanks to our sponsors, 360 pans, Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray, and our newest sponsor, Bee Healthy Honey Farms, Inc.
The Chef You and I Show with Kathryn and Cassie, and they make everything chocolate. Cassie makes cookies, brownies, and her very favorite hot chocolate bombs. In addition, Kathryn makes cranberry brie bites.
Melt the chocolate wafers according to package instructions.
Using scissors, cut up the seam to (but not through) the bottom of the cup. Place a piece of tape on the cut line to secure in place.
Pour in about 3 Tbsp of the melted chocolate in an the cup, twisting as you do this to coat the cup.
Turn the cup upside down on a piece of parchment to allow any extra chocolate to drip off and cover the entire of the cup.
Place the cup in the freezer for 7-9 minutes to set.
Add the hot chocolate mix to the cup. If you are adding any other special ingredients, add them now. Add more melted chocolate on top of that filling it 3/4 full. Return to freezer to harden for 18-25 minutes.
To enjoy, heat up a cup of milk in the microwave or on the stove. Add the chocolate bomb to a mug and pour enough of the hot milk to cover the chocolate bomb. Stir the chocolate bomb cup and as the chocolate melts, the hot cocoa mix inside the cup will release. Enjoy.
This original Toll House cookie recipe from Nestlé evokes pleasant childhood memories. Sweet, perfectly chewy, and hard to resist, this famous American chocolate chip cookie is a treat no matter what the age or occasion. Enjoy it with a glass of cold milk. Cookies can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to eight weeks.
2 ¼cupsall-purpose flour
¾cuppacked brown sugar
2cupssemisweet chocolate chipssuch as Nestlé Toll House
1cupchopped nuts – Optional
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts. Cassie Rolled them We sprayed with the Cornhuskers Duck Fat Spray .
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 9 to 11 minutes, switching racks halfway through. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
2cucumbersPeeled in strips do not peel the whole cucumber
12cherry tomatoes -Chopped or 2 small tomatoes chopped
8oz.cream cheeseroom temperature
1cupof sour cream
black pepperfor garnish, optional
Slice the cucumbers in ½ slices put aside.
Blend softened cream cheese and add package if Ranch dip, add dill and 1 cup of sour cream mix until everything is blended and smooth. Take pipping Bag and fill it with the creamed mixture. Assemble the sliced cucumber on a serving dish and then pipe the mixture on top of each cucumber. Add a piece of the tomato on the top of the pipping. Refrigerate until ready to serve your guest.
10 ouncesfrozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
2tspteaspoon fresh basil
1lbsround loaf of bread
In a large bowl, combine first six ingredients. Chill for at least 1 hour. Cut a 1-1/2-in. slice off the top of the loaf; set aside. Hollow out the bottom part, leaving a thick shell. Cut or tear the slice from the top of the loaf and the bread from inside into bite-sized pieces.
Fill the shell with dip; set on a large platter. Arrange the bread pieces and vegetables around it and serve immediately.
In a large bowl add the chopped lettuce put aside. In a separate bowl add red bell pepper, carrot, red onion, black olives, green olives, artichoke, cucumber, and Romano cheese. Season with pepper, add oil, rice vinegar, sugar, thyme, dry mustard and wine mix in with the ingredients. Then add the chopped lettuce and mix well refrigerate for one hour and serve.
This time, Kathryn is making dishes with Cranberries – yummy. First, Kathryn makes Cranberry Brie Bites, an appetizer to go with the main entree, which are German Hamburgers with Gravy and Mushrooms. Lastly, she makes a “Paula Dean” favorite, Pecan Cranberry Bars. Kathryn has had Paula on her radio and Tv shows and wants to thank her for the lovely recipe. In addition, Kathryn wants to thank our sponsors: 360 Cookware, Cornhuskers Gourmet Fat Spray, Marina’s Kitchen Circle B Ranch, Grillight, and JD’s Chili Parlor.
1 canWhole Cranberry Berries sauce(not the Jellied Sauce)
8ozround of Brie
1sheetPuff pastryfound in the freezer section
Chopped walnuts pr chopped pecans
Roll the puff pastry into a rectangle. Then use a sharp knife to cut the puff pastry into 24 squares.
Place your Brie in the freezer for about 20 minutes to make it easier to cut. After the 20 minutes remove the Brie from the freezer and cut it into 24 even pieces.
Press the pastry squares into an oiled muffin tin. Spoon each square with a teaspoon of cranberries, then top with the Brie. Sprinkle with walnuts and a pinch of sea salt. Chill 30 min before baking. Preheat oven to 400° F
I love these tasty Bars. You can freeze them as well.
Ingredients for Crust
2 ½cupsall-purpose flour
1 ½tspapple pie spiceI used a homemade recipe
Ingredients for the Filling
2Tbspfresh orange juice
1 ½Tbsp cornstarch
¼tspkosher salt 1 ½ Tablespoons of cornstarch
Ingredients for Topping
Preheat oven 350° F and line 13”x9” baking pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, apple pie spice, baking powder, ginger, and salt. Cut in the butter using a hand mixer until crumbly. Next beat in egg. Reserve 1 cup mixture; press remaining into bottom of the pan. Bakparchment lined pan and bake until golden 18-20 minutes.
In a large pot, mix 3 cups cranberries, sugar, applesauce, maple syrup, orange zest, orange juice, and salt; over medium-high heat, cook, stirring, until berries begin to burst. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 min. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch with 1 1/2 Tbsp water; stir into berry mixture. Cook until thick, 2minutes. Remove from heat; fold in remaining berries. Spread over crust.
Mix pecans, oats and 1 cup of crust mixture. Sprinkle on filling. Bake until golden, 30 minutes; let cool. Cut in bars. You can freeze the bars.
Join Kathryn Raaker as she prepares breakfast, lunch/dinner, and a dessert, which are delicious dishes for fall. First, Kathryn prepares Praline Pumpkin Dessert, Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, and Pumpkin Pie Spice. She prepared the Pumpkin Pie Pancakes on her grill using the Grillmat by Grillight. Then she prepared a side dish to go with the sub sandwich she made. The side dish contains potatoes, onions, carrots, and squash using the same Grillight Mat. The Sub Sandwiches were made with Italian Sausages and grilled thin sliced steak. Thanks to our sponsors: Cornhuskers Gourmet Duck Spray, Grillight Products, 360 Cookware, and CircleB Ranch & Marina Kitchen.
1box15.25 oz Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™,Yellow Cake Mix, or Delights Super Moist™ Spice Cake Mix
1 ½cupschopped pecans or walnuts
¾cupbutter or margarinemelted
Whipped creamif desired
Additional pumpkin pie spiceif desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. In medium bowl, beat pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar and 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice with wire whisk until smooth. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle with pecans. Pour melted butter evenly over top. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. To serve, cut dessert into 4 rows by 3 rows. Serve warm or chilled with dollop of whipped cream sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice. Store covered in refrigerator.
Into medium-large bowl, mix all ingredients except syrup until smooth. Batter will be thick. Spray griddle with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. For each pancake, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form around edges. Turn pancakes; cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown on bottom. Serve pancakes with maple syrup.
In this installment of The Chef You and I, Kathryn Raaker prepares Polish Dishes from her family from years ago. In addition, Kathryn makes an excellent Roasted Grapes and Olive Bruschetta with Goat cheese. Watch as Kathryn makes her Grandmother Bochenek’s Polish Potato Salad, a classic Polish Beet soup, and finishes the meal with a Plum Polish Cake.
Adapted from a Recipe from my grandmother Stella Bochenek recipe & Barbara Rolek recipe
2 1/3cupsall-purpose flour
2 1/2tspbaking powder
1/2cup4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
2large eggsroom temperature
10small to medium fresh plums I used Purple small Plums halvedpitted
3Tbspcold unsalted buttercut into pieces
½cupcrushed walnuts or almonds
Lightly coat a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. I used Cornhuskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 to ½ cup of sugar
Add the room-temperature butter, milk, and eggs. Beat with a hand mixer at medium speed for 4 minutes or until all of the ingredients combine. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Position the plum halves on top, cut side up, pushing them down slightly into the batter.
Cut the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and the cloves into 3 tablespoons of cold butter until crumbs form. Sprinkle it over the plums. Bake the cake on the center oven rack for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in several places comes out clean.
After it cools Sprinkle Confectionary Sugar on the whole cake and cut into squares.