And 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno.For little kids omit the jalapeno pepper
1Green Bell Pepper stem
With a mixer, blend the cream cheese then add 1 ½ cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese 3 tablespoons of minced onion, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, and 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno. (For little kids omit the jalapeno pepper). Scoop all onto plastic wrap, and use the wrap to form a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball, chill for at least two hours. Later, unwrap put the Green Bell Pepper stem in the middle of the ball, serve with Black Nacho tortilla Chips.
Recipe courtesy of Michelle Buffardi from the Cooking Channel
Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g
Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g
Blender or Food Processor
2clovesgarlic- Optional we did not use
1/3oz(167 kernelpine nutsdried
16ozwhole wheat pasta shells
In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, salt (you can add pepper if you want as weland olive oil. Taste and add more salt, pepper or garlic if desired.
Bring a pot of water (about 5 cupto a boil and add whole wheat pasta. Cook according to box instructions. Drain and add pesto sauce. Stir well and let cool.
Peel and chop up 1 1 /2 of the cucumbers and stir into pasta.
Pour out onto a platter and make a rectangle out of the pasta. Cut two slices of mozzarella and make them into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Use olives to create Frank's hair, pupils and mouth. Use the rest of the cucumber to make "bolts" in the side of his neck.
20Sliceswhite bread Arnold Brick or Sourdough bread
2cupscooked ham chopped about 8 oz.
3dashes hot sauceI omitted the hot sauce
10pimento-stuffed green olivessliced in half
Ketchup for squirting
Punch out the rounds from the bread using the 2 ½ round cookie cutter.
Layout the rounds on a cookie sheet and set aside.
Add Ham, mayonnaise, honey, mustard, relish, Worcestershire sauce, in the bowl of a food processor. Sprinkle with salt and pulse until finely chopped, but still chunky. Spoon a tablespoon at a time of the ham mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll each spoonful into round balls. Stuff one olive in the center of each ball for eyes. Lay the balls in the center of the bread rounds. Squirt ketchup around the edges of the bread to mimic veins.
Calories: 204kcal I Carbohydrates: 26g I Protein: 8g I Fat: 9g I Saturated Fat: 1g I Sodium: 487mg I Fiber: 1g I Sugar: 3g
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
4ozpretzel sticks or twists
4pieceMini Babybel Original Cheese
2Tbspmini chocolate chips
Have the kids stick pretzels into the sides of their cheese for legs. Then add chocolate chips on top for eyes; use a dab of nut butter if necessary to make them stick. Serve any extra ingredients on the side.
Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy kids
Prep time 10 minutes Total time 10 minutes
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.
Father Andrew’s Pork Tonnato - On a Bed of Arugula
Spicy arugula is topped with roasted pork for a light salad for lunch or dinner.
Course: Main Course
Author: Father Andrew Umberg
Pork Roast Ingredients
2TbspFresh Lemon Juice
1 ½ to 2TbspOlive Oil
½ to 1tspKosher Salt
1 1/2tspof fresh Rosemary – or ½ tsp dried Rosemary
1 5ozBox Fresh Arugula
3 to 4TbspNonpareil Capers
Tonnato Sauce Ingredients
1small can Tuna in Olive Oil
3 to 4TbspNonpareil Capers
Marinate the Pork Loin – Olive oil and Lemon Juice and chopped garlic and rosemary or other spices. Then Grill on Barbeque till the inside is light pink.
Let the Pork rest then put Pork in the refrigerator until cold.
On a Dinner plate arrange a large Handful of Arugula and spread out in the center of the Arugula add a dollop of Tonnato Sauce.
Slice the pork in 1/8 inch slices. Arrange the slices on each plate 5 or six slices in a circle. Then spread Tonnato Sauce on each slice of meat. Then take capers and add to each slice of meat. Serve to your guests.
Tonnato Sauce Directions
In a small bowl add Mayonnaise and then add the whole can of tuna with the oil, stir tuna into the mayonnaise until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for a half hour. Take the bowl out and then add all other ingredients_
Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot and add kosher salt.
Drop the pasta into the boiling water, and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
Meanwhile, put 5 tablespoons olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat, and then add the 5 Tablespoons of Chopped Garlic then let cook for about a minute. Then add Tomato Sauce and Cayenne pepper; reduce the heat to low and stir just until fragrant, about 4 minutes.
Add the pasta to the tomato sauce, stir and toss over medium heat until the pasta is well coated. Season with salt if necessary, toss well. Serve immediately
an (Tapioca and gelatin cooler) Sago, also known as tapioca pearls, is a starch extracted from tapioca which is a common food ingredient in Asian countries like China, Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand. Sago is a common ingredient in many desserts and beverages. This is a popular street food in Thailand especially in the summertime months of April and May.
3cupsbrown sugararnibal for syrup
1cupbrown sugararnibal for sago
3cupsred gelatin shaved ice
Soak the cooked tapioca pearls in water for at least an hour to separate them.
In a separate pot make your syrup by mixing the water, vanilla, and sugar until thick.
Bring it to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain the syrup using a cheesecloth or any clean cloth to separate the sand-like grains from the sugar, leaving a clear brown syrup. (optional)
Now pour the syrup in a glass then add tapioca pearls, cubed gelatin, and ice.
Marinate chops in Skip Kenny's Mustard Marinade with Tequila and Orange juice for a real tasty South of the Border twist on Pork Chops.
1 - 2ozFresh Lime Juice or Lemon JuiceOptional-Orange Juice
½ - 1ozTequila
Lime wedgesfor garnish
Combine the lime juice, triple sec, tequila, lemon juice, and 1 cup of ice in a blender; blend until smooth. (Or place 1 cup ice cubes in a cocktail shaker). Add the desired amount of margarita; cover and shake well; serve. Pour the kosher salt onto a plate. Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt; fill a glass with margarita mixture; repeat for each serving.
Made with Comisario Tequila Thank you to Elite Beverages for Providing the Tequila
Preheat Oven to 400 Degrees FahrenheitMarinade the Pork Chops in Mustard Marinade and Tequila, orange juice for an hour. Then take the Pork Chops out of Marinade (reserve the marinade for use in the baking dish) and bread them with the Kellogg’s Crumbs. Heat the oil and then add the breaded pork chops, slightly brown them on both sides. Then take the marinade and pour into baking dish add the browned pork chops. Layer the apple slices, onions, and mushrooms (we browed the mushrooms in the skillet before we added them to the dish add the chopped onion you can add the 1 jar of gravy to the top of the dish and them cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for one hour at 400 degrees. Serve on a platter.
Pre-heat the Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.Completely line a 9x9 square Pan with Aluminum Foil and spray the aluminum Foil with Spray Oil Like Pam.
Graham cracker crust:
Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds. Add the graham cracker crumbs into the butter and mix until completely combined. Pour into the foil-lined pan and gently press into the bottom.
Then beat together cream cheese and sugar until well blended and fluffy. Then add the lime juice and zest, tequila, Cointreau, and heavy cream. Mix well until completely combined. Beat the eggs one at a time.
Pour cream cheese over the graham cracker crust and use a spatula to spread to the edges of the pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. It will be done when the center sets up it has a little jiggle. Allow to cool completely and then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. Decorate with lime slices and or zest. Cut into small squares and serve. Will serve at least 8 to 10 people
A simple recipe for a cauliflower side or main dish.
Dash of Pepper
½cupPine River Pepper Jack Cheese
Cook whole Cauliflower for 20 to 30 minutes or break up in large flower heads, drain
Put into greased casserole. Melt butter, stir in flower salt and pepper. Add milk slowly and cook until thicken, like gravy. Slowly stir in pepper cheese until melted. Pour over the top of the Cauliflower . Can add crushed cornflakes, dried onions or fresh sliced scallions for color and texture to the top. Bake 375 for 25 minutes
Brown bacon and sausage together until nicely browned. Add onion until translucent about two minutes, then add minced garlic. Stir in the chicken broth, pepper and sliced potatoes, bringing to boil. Cook until potatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minute. Gently add half and half, fold in Asiago cheese until melted. Stir in the kale or spinach cook until wilted. Serve in soup bowls.
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.
Kathryn shares some favorite snacks and appetizers that are fun, simple, and light. Later she is joined by her friend, Marty Schultes who helps her prepare a couple more recipes for light party fare.
First up Kathryn starts with her pita rounds topped with ham, banana peppers, and shredded mozzarella. Next, Kathryn makes a Sundried Tomato Spread, great for serving with vegies or toasted baguettes. In this episode, she serves them with crackers. Lastly, Kathryn makes a spicy popcorn snack with pretzels and peanuts.
In the second half of the show, Kathryn is joined by her dear friend Marty Schultes and together they prepare some Honey Orange glazed Meatballs. Finally, Kathryn and Marty prepare some Sweet Pepper Bruschetta made from mini sweet peppers.
All the recipes from this episode are below the video. Enjoy!
2lbsground porkSubstitute, Ground meat of any kind
1cupPlain Bread crumbs or PankoOriginal, not seasoned
½tspground fresh Black PepperI prefer Lemon Pepper
2TbspVirgin Olive oil
½cupfresh orange juice
Garnish with green onions, chives, chopped parsley or basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In large bowl, mix together meat, bread crumbs, egg, salt onion powder and pepper
Using a small (Tbsp) scoop, shape mixture into 24 to 30 Balls.
In a large skillet or brown over medium heat – we use an electric skillet to brown our meatballs
For this recipe cook half of the meatballs and then the remaining ones.
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until browned.
Using a slotted spoon transfer the meatballs onto a cookie sheet and place in oven for 8 minutes.
While meatballs are cooking in the same pan add honey and orange juice and cook over medium heat stirring frequently until thickened. About 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the skillet off if electric. Remove pan from heat if its on the stove Take meatballs out of oven and add the meatballs to skillet; stir until coated in glaze. Using a slotted spoon arrange on dish and garnish with Green onion, basil or parsley.
Saute onion, garlic and meat in pan, stirring frequently until browned. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, basil, fennel, pepper, and half of parsley; mix well.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and ½ cup water mashing tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until thick 1 ½ hours. In a kettle bring 3 quarts of water and l tablespoon salt to boiling. Add lasagna, 2 or 3 at a time. Return to boiling, boil uncovered and stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander. Preheat oven to 3750. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, remaining parsley, and salt; mix well. In the bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, spoon 1 ½ cups sauce. Layer with 6 lasagna noodles, lengthwise and overlapping, to cover. Spread with half of the ricotta mixture, top with a third of mozzarella. Spoon I ½ sauce over cheese; sprinkle with ¼ Parmesan. Repeat layering, starting with 6 lasagna noodles and ending with 1 1/2 cups sauce sprinkled with parmesan. Spread with remaining sauce; top with rest of mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil, tucking around the edge. Bake 25 minutes· remove foil· bake uncovered 25 minutes longer, or until bubbly. Cool 15 minutes before serving.
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.