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.
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.
Kathryn Raaker makes grilling easy with Circle B Marina’s Kitchen recipes for Coffee Molasses Marinated Pork Chops* (*Please note, the recipe calls for fresh thyme, not dill), and Blackberry Cobbler, Chef Kathryn’s Cucumber Appetizer, Grilled Potatoes, and Sweet Onions, Fresh Watermelon salad, and a fresh Summer Fruit Tart. Our sponsors make this show possible, so please visit Corn Huskers Duck Fat Spray, vaporless cooking with American-made pans from 360 Cookware, and the amazing sustainable pork from Circle B and Marina’s Kitchen (BTW, did you know it is also Keto, Gluten-Free, and Nitrite-Free?) Healthier food for Healthy Grilling.
My recipe for Garlic-free Lemon pepper is below.
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Permission to use Recipe Provided by Circle B Ranch and Marina Kitchen
3/4cupstrongly brewed coffeecooled
6-7sprigs fresh thyme
2Tbspapple cider vinegar
2Tbspminced garlicfresh or jarred -Optional
1/2tealemon pepper seasoning
4Circle B Ranch pork chops1 inch thick, bone-in
Start by brewing coffee. You want it strong, but not too bitter as the bitterness will cause the chops to be bitter. Set aside 3/4 cup to be cooling while you whip up the marinade.
Why should you marinate? Four good reasons include enhancing the meat’s flavor, keeping the meat moist and juicy, creating a beautiful, crisp crust on the meat, and improving overall health by reducing unhealthy HCAs (possible carcinogens created when meats are cooked at high temperatures). The next eight ingredients make up part of the marinade, so mix them together before adding the cooled coffee.
Next, and this is very important, do not use all of the marinade for the meat! You will be using a portion to make a glaze to put on right before serving, so don’t use it all or you will have to make more. Simply remove 1/2 cup of the marinade and place it into a zip top bag. Then insert the pork chops, seal the bag and give it a good squish. Place in the fridge (I like to put it in a bowl or pan so that it doesn’t move around too much) for at least two hours. If you can let it go overnight, the flavors get even richer. Place the remaining marinade-that-will-become-a-glaze in a covered container in the fridge until needed.
About twenty minutes before you put your pork chops on the grill, pull out your leftover marinade and place it in a saucepan. You want to cook this on medium heat until it reduces by half, roughly 10-15 minutes. Remove the thyme stems before using. Turn off or keep on low until ready to use.
When it’s grilling time, preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Then use some oil-soaked paper towel to oil your grill a little. I find it helpful to grip the paper towel with tongs to avoid getting burned, setting things on fire and the like. You just don’t want those pork chops getting stuck. Grill 3-4 minutes per side until they reach doneness and an internal temperature that you prefer. Typically, this is 145 degrees for medium rare and 160 degrees for medium. Then place the meat on a plate to rest for approximately five minutes before spooning the glaze over the chops.
If you would prefer to broil instead of grill these delicious chops, broil 4-5 inches from the heat source for 4-5 minutes per side.
Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together blackberries and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand 25 minutes or until some liquid is released and sugar turns pink. Whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in melted butter until blended. Spread batter in an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375° for 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream. You can also serve this with Vanilla Ice Cream. Enjoy!
Toss together the watermelon, mozzarella, basil, green onion, blueberries, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Serve on a bed of mixed greens or Arugula. Drizzle your favorite Balsamic vinegar on the top and serve.
Recipe from the Costco Connection – Author Jeanine Donofrio LoveofLemons .com
6ozGraham Craker Crumbsor 9 Graham Crackers
28 ozcream cheesesoften to room temp (You can microwave 30 to 40 seconds to soften)
⅔cuppowderedadd another ⅓ cup if necessary
2 to 3tspLemon Zest
1large lemonjuiced, you will need 2 Tbsp lemon juice
2ripe Nectarinespitted and sliced
¼ to ⅓cupcashewsraw and unsalted
Line the bottom of a 9-inch Tart pan with circular parchment paper use a Tart pan that has removable bottom. To Prepare the crust of I used Graham Cracker Crumbs and I added to that the Coconut oil, brown sugar and cashews, lemon juice or limoncello and salt do this in a food processor just for a 10 to 15 seconds if you are using 9 Graham Crackers then pulse altogether the ingredients.
Press the mixture into prepared pan and using the back of the measuring cup press it firmly onto the bottom and completely up the sides of the tart pan. Freeze for 30 minutes. Prepare the filling: In a high-speed blender, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cashews, lemon juice or limoncello, zest and vanilla extract; blend until creamy. Spread the filling onto the crust. Refrigerate the tart overnight. Top with nectarines and raspberries’ and serve. 8 Servings
½cupLemon Zestabout 9 small lemons (Only the yellow part of the lemon)
2 ½TbspGround Black PepperFresh ground is best.
1tspGround Himalayan or Kosher salt(NuSalt is a good alternative if you are on low salt diet)
Zest 9 lemons on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out the zest with a fork then put in a 170-degree (or the warm setting) pre heated oven for about 30 minutes. Let it cool completely and then add all ingredients together and put it in an airtight container.
Freeze Those Lemons
Remember to save those lemons! Just pop them into a freezer bag and when you are ready to use one, just thaw it in the refrigerator the day before. Then juice as normal. Great way to preserve any citrus when they are in season.
Join with Kathryn as she prepares these recipes on this episode of “The Chef, You, and I ,” where she will whip up a couple of cakes and prepare a special recipe using JD’s Chili made with ground beef from Circle C Ranch and using her 360 cookware. Sometimes Kathryn loves to bring up old recipes to make them new and this recipe for German Apple cake is one of those. In addition to the German Apple Cake, Kathryn also makes one of her favorites, Pistachio Lemon cake with cream cheese frosting. Lastly, Kathryn tries a recipe from JD’s Chili and pairs it with a Potato Pancake. Join with Kathryn as she prepares these recipes on this episode of “The Chef, You, and I.”
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform
Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Make a ¼ “slice in each apple quarter lengthwise but not all the way through the apple
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. Take each quarter of the apples and turn them upside down so you see the slices. 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 apples 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.
1cupshelled roasted pistachioscrush them in food processor for about 30 seconds or less
½cupof pistachios more for topping – Crushed
Zest of 2 lemons
1tspvanilla extract 1/3 cup whole milk
½cupunsalted butter Softened
¾cup¾ cup Cream Cheese softened
1Tbspheavy whipping cream or 2 Tbsp of Half and Half
1Tbspgrated lemon zest
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of a buttered 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, then butter the paper. Place pistachios and lemon zest into a food processor bowl; pulse until finely ground (but not pistachio butter). Transfer mixture into a bowl. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk to combine; set aside. Whisk together sour cream, vanilla and milk in a small bowl; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. With mixer on low, alternate adding the dry ingredients (in 3 additions) and the wet ingredients (in 2 additions), starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Carefully remove cake from pan, peel off the parchment paper, then invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare the frosting: Combine all frosting ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix just until smooth, being careful not to overmix or curdle the frosting. Frost the cake, then sprinkle on extra chopped pistachios. Serve or refrigerate until serving. Makes 8 servings.
In a small bowl combine the Cream cheese 1 cup of powdered sugar and blend together I used my mixer on low and blended them add Whipping Cream and lemon zest, lemon juice and kosher salt. I increased the speed to medium on my mixer and whipped it till it was smooth. Then proceed to spread your icing on top of the cooled cake after icing sprinkle Lemon zest and crushed pistachios
1 ½lbsof ground pork(from Circle B Ranch go to www.circlebranchpork.com to order.)
1JarJD’s Chili Tequila Lime Chili Fixins(to order https://www.jdschiliparlor.com/shop/)
½ to ¾cupwater
¼cupyellow pepperI used the mini peppers
¼cupred pepperI did not have the yellow pepper so added more of the red.
2tbspAvocado Oil- I sprayed my pan with Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray
1 1/2shallots chopped(Diana uses ¼ onion diced)
1clovegarlicchopped (I omitted the garlic)
3 – 3 1/2 cupsFrozen Shredded Potatoes for Hash Browns(I used Paper towels to get most of the moisture off potatoes and put them in the refrigerator for the next day.)
¼tsp Baking Powder
1 ½tsp salt
Sautee onion and garlic and peppers in avocado oil add pork and continue to cook until pork is no longer pink, drain off any excess fat. Add one jar of JD’s Chili Fixin’s Tequila Lime then add water, simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, add sea salt to taste and serve over Potato Pancakes or Fritos.
Put the potatoes in a bowl and the Beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, salt mix well. If you need a little extra flour to add it to the mixture.Since we were using this as a base for our Chili dish, the chili was warming, and we put 1 to tablespoons of Olive Oil into the electric frying pan when it was hot add the potato mixture about 3 tablespoons for each Pancake, we made two pancakes. They need to be light brown on each side.
We put them on a plate then used about 2 ladles of Chili on top of the Pancakes to serve. Add Mexican cheese to the top. And then served.
Put the potatoes in a bowl and the Beaten eggs, flour, baking powder, salt mix well. If you need a little extra flour to add it to the mixture. Since we were using this as a base for our Chili dish, the chili was warming, and we put 1 to tablespoons of Olive Oil into the electric frying pan when it was hot add the potato mixture about 3 tablespoons for each Pancake, we made two pancakes. They need to be light brown on each side. We put them on a plate then used about 2 ladles of Chili on top of the Pancakes to serve. Add Mexican cheese to the top. And then served.
Kathryn prepares her childhood favorite, Pork & Sauerkraut for this episode of The Chef You and I Show. She also prepares her version of Cheesy Stacked Potatoes, as well as, a delicious side salad. Kathryn will prepare a Pork Roast from Circle B Ranch Pork using her 360 Cookware and CornHuskers Duck Fat Gourmet Cooking Spray, which added a great deal of flavor. All in all, these recipes are fun and easy to clean up afterwards. I hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as we did. If you are intrested in purchasing the 360 Cookware, use the code KRaaker20 and get a 20% discount!
PERMISSION TO USE THIS RECEIPE FROM MARINA BACKES
OF CIRCLE BRANCH PORK
3-4lbBoneless Port Loin RoastI used Circle B Ranch brand
2lbsauerkrautI do not rinse mine
1Tbspcaraway seedsyou can omit this if you hate caraway seeds but for me it makes the dish
1Granny Smith applePeeled and chopped
2Tbspolive oilI used Cornhusker Duck Fat Spray
Preheat oven to 325F, rack in the middle. Pat the pork dry and sprinkle the entire roast with salt, pepper and smoke paprika. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium0high heat and add in the olive oil. When the olive oil starts to simmer carefully place the pork roast in. Sear on all sides until golden brown – 5-8 minutes per side. Sauté onion and then apples in the same pan.
In a lidden 6 qt Dutch Oven, place the sauerkraut all over the bottom. Sprinkle over the caraway seeds, onions, apples, and brown sugar. Place the seared pork roast on top nestling it in the sauerkraut. If you’ve drained your sauerkraut, add the water. If you did not, you do not need the water. You want at least a cup of liquid in the pot.
Cover tightly with a lid and bake for about 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads between 145F-150F. While it is cooking, check the pot to ensure that it is not drying out. If needed, add more water. I have never had to but I always add at least a cup of liquid. Remove from the oven once the thermometer reads 145F-150F. Carefully remove the roast from the pan and place on a cutting board covering loosely with foil.
In a saucepan over medium heat, add: butter, thyme, half & half, kosher salt, and black pepper. Heat until butter is melted and cream is warm, about 3-4 minutes.
While the herb cream warms, slice the potatoes. I used a slicer or sharp knife, thinly slice potatoes using a knife glove or a guard. Place in a large bowl. Pour herb cream over sliced potatoes and add half of the gruyere and pecorino Romano cheese. Toss the sliced potatoes until they are fully coated.
In a non-stick muffin pan (if you don’t have non-stick, lightly grease), start stacking the potato slices all the way to the top of the muffin tin. Take the remaining herb cream and evenly disperse over the stacks. Top with the remaining cheese.
Cover the muffin pan with parchment paper followed by foil (the parchment will keep the cheese from sticking). Place muffin tin in a sheet pan and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes covered, then remove foil/parchment and roast an additional 20 minutes until tops are browned and bubbling.
Once the potatoes are done cooking, use a knife or spoon to loosen around the sides and carefully scoop out of the tins.
Chef Kathryn’s Pear and Fruit and Lettuce Salad with Feta Cheese
1headRed Leaf Lettuce Torn in pieces
1CupStrawberries cut in half
1cupSeedless green grapescut in half
2 to 3Bartlett Pears Slice in small pieces
1/2smallred onion Slice in half moon pieces
1 to 2TbspOlive Oil
Whisk olive oil, honey, and balsamic vinegar. (You can also add ingredients to a small mason jar and shake until combined.)
Prepare your salad I tear the lettuce in medium pieces then add, all the sliced fruit and onion, toss the salad and then sprinkle the nuts and feta cheese to the salad. Add prepared dressing and serve.
Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat to 325° F. Line bottom of a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup and set aside.
Add apricot jam, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, bourbon, lemon juice, ground ginger and salt and pepper to a mixing bowls and whisk to combine well. Set aside.
Remove ham from package and pat dry if too wet. Place ham on roasting rack, flat side down, so the fatty side is facing up. Gently score the ham in a crisscross pattern, and brush all over with 1/2 cup of the prepared glaze. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil to prevent drying out or burning. Bake for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until instant thermometer inserted into the middle of the ham registers 125-130° F.
Remove roasting pan from the oven and peel back or remove foil from the top and sides of the ham. Increase oven temperature to 375° F. Brush 6 Tbsp. of glaze over the ham and bake for 20 minutes, brushing ham with additional 6 Tbsp. of glaze every 6-7 minutes. You'll be brushing the ham with glaze approximately 3 times during this step. Be sure to watch that the glaze doesn't burn, but instead turns a rich, deep golden color. Remove roasting pan from oven and place ham on a large cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let ham rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
By Marina’s Kitchen- Circle B Ranch
With Permission to use on the show and to give it out
2 to 3shallotsSliced or finely diced (depending on your preference
2cupMild Cheddar Cheese
½cupParmesan shredded cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375° F and grease 13 x 9" pan or Baking dish.Peel the potatoes and use either a 360 slicer or a Mandolin into about ¼ to ⅙ inch slices. Next, peel and slice the shallots thin (you can also dice very finely).Layer the potatoes, shallots, a little flour, some butter, and salt/pepper to each layer, as well as a little cheese. Once all the layers are finished, pour the milk and heavy cream over the top of the dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.Bake until the potatoes are tender about 50 minutes. Leave uncovered and bake until the top browns. Remove from the oven and let it stand while the sauce thickens.
powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Optional garnish: powdered sugarfresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6–8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture and cook for an additional two minutes on medium-high heat.
Turn off heat and set mixture aside.
Phyllo dough pastries:
Lightly grease a large 6-muffin tin pan.
Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go.
Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares, leaving some of the squares hanging over the edges of the muffin cups.
Fill each phyllo-lined muffin cup halfway to three-quarters full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo-lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture.
Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup.
Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs and/or whipped cream.
Dry Rubbed Turkey Wings – by Chef McCargo’s Receipe
7whole turkey wings
Chef McCargo’s Barbecue Spice Rub:
1cuppacked dark brown sugar
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
2teaspoonsdehydrated onion flakes
2teaspoonsdark chili powder
14tablespoonslow-sodium barbecue sauce2 Tbsp per wing
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spice Rub Directions:
In a small bowl mix, brown sugar, black packed dark brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, dehydrated onion flakes, chili powder.
Pat wings dry and pierce with fork on both sides. Rub wings liberally with spice rub, saving 1 tablespoon for later. Place wings on baking sheet tray and bake wrapped in foil for 30 minutes. Remove wings from oven and discard foil, flip over and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle rest of seasoning on wings and flip back over. Turn off oven and let wings sit in oven for 15 minutes,
Roast Pork Loin With Sweet and Tart Apple Stuffing
Course: Main Dish
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
½cupsugar-free orange marmalade
2cupspacked cubed Hawaiian rollsor any white bread
½cupfinely diced Granny SmithMacintosh or Honey Crisp apple
2tablespoonsfinely diced onions
2tablespoonsfinely diced celery
1tablespoonfresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
½cuplow-sodium chicken stock
Roast Pork Loin:
1poundHormel® natural boneless pork loin
2 18-inch piecesbutcher twine
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.
Pork Loin Directions:
Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over). Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.
Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup olive oil, cheese, rosemary, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
Pasta and Vegetables
Cook orzo pasta according to box directions, drain and let sit. (Do not rinse.) Sauté peppers, onions, and zucchini on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil in large pan until translucent. Add sautéed vegetables and orzo pasta into the large bowl and fold gently until well mixed. Pour lemon mixture over pasta and vegetables. Mix gently.
Serve at room temperature or cold.
3tablespoonschives or any other herbfresh or dry to taste
nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Then mix in mayonnaise with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine milk and herbs, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
Rev. Andrew Umberg, a regular guest chef joins Chef Kathryn Raaker to make a delicious Asian Summer Feast! First, they prepare the marinade for the grilled Asian chicken. Next, they prepare an Asian stir fry with rice. Lastly, they prepare a refreshing Ambrosia to finish off the meal. Enjoy
Add all liquid and dry ingredients and put in medium size bowl that is preferably round with deep well and blend with a spatula until all ingredients are mixed well. Slice the Chicken Breasts in three pieces length wise. Add to marinate refrigerate at least 8 hours. Then Grill until Chicken is done.
4carrotsPeel and slice carrots on diagonal in small pieces
2BunchesBrocolliCut the tops of Broccoli florets into small pieces
2TablespoonsGinger or Ginger paste
Prepare vegetables by cutting them or Julianne them, heat wok and pour oil and heat until hot them add garlic and ginger paste then gradually add vegetables do not overcook. Add Molasses and water. Serve with Rice
220 Oz CannedWater Based Chunk Pineappleor use half of fresh Pineapple cut in chunks
1teaspoon Almond Extract
1cupLight Cool Whipped Topping
Drain the Pineapple and save some of the juice, drain the Mandarin oranges, Use large mixing bowl add Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges add the almond extract, and juice reserved from pineapple, add mini marshmallows, mix well then add coconut and Whipped topping. Decorate with Maraschino Cherries Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve in dessert dishes.
7thinly sliced cuts of beef (sirloin steak stripsflank steak)
2 1/2cupsJasmine Rice
Make the rice. In a large stove top pot, add 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice and reduce heat to low. Cover pot to keep steam inside, 25-35 minutes. Rice will be firm but tender. Fluff the rice
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp. olive oil. Add thinly sliced mushrooms and snow peas. Cook them on high heat, turning occasionally, until browned. Salt midway.
Remove these veggies to a bowl.
To the same skillet, on high heat, add 2 more tbsp. of olive oil. Add thinly sliced meat. (NOTE: Do this in 2 batches, to enable each slice of meat
to touch the bottom of the skillet and for meat slices not to be crowded.) Cook meat on one side until it browns.
Turn over all meat slices to the opposite side, and cook more, on high heat, until all slices brown.
Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to combine about 1 minute. Turn off heat and add snow peas and mushrooms - and let sit under a lid for 10-15 minutes before storing.
Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram
115 oz can kidney or black beans drained and rinsed
212 oz bagsshredded iceberg lettuce
1 10 oz bag shredded purple cabbage
Pre-heat the oven to 375º.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the 7 tilapia fillets onto a pan. Be careful not to crowd the pan.
Combine spices in a small dish. Sprinkle seasonings over tilapia fillets, season with salt and pepper.
Place the fish into the oven for 25 minutes. Poke fish with a fork to see if it’s white and flaky. It might need 5 more minutes.
Remove the fish from the oven and sprinkle with lime zest, then place filets aside in large glass dish.
Heat a large skillet to medium high with a drizzle of olive oil, corn, red onion and red bell pepper. Sear for 1-2 minutes without stirring. Stir and cook another few minutes until vegetables are tender and caramelized.
Add drained and rinsed black beans and heat for 1 minute.
Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram
1cupgluten-free bread crumbs(omit dairy & gluten for 90 days to build testosterone)
1TbspExtra Virgin Olive Oil
garlic salt to taste
pepper to taste
Heat oven to 375º. Melt the butter in a large stove-top skillet. Add the red onion and garlic into the skillet and sweat the mixture until translucent.
Place the remaining ingredients and onion mixture into a bowl and mix with your hands.
Oil a meatloaf pan (5 x 9” loaf pan) with olive oil and press the mixture into a pan.
Cook for 40 minutes. While the meatloaf is cooking grab a large stove top wok and place on the stovetop at medium heat. Add olive oil to base of the wok and then add beans. Stir the beans occasionally until they’ve turned golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
Check the meatloaf with a meat thermometer to see if it has reached 160º. Once the temperature is reached, remove the meatloaf and slice.
Recipe and images used with permission from Clark Bartram
Wash asparagus and chop tough ends off. Tear off a piece of foil and double it big enough to hold about 8 asparagus spears. Spray with Olive oil and then add asparagus, chopped Bacon and butter – then fold up the foil so it is sealed tightly and will fit in a fry pan. Heat the frypan and place the foil container in the pan. You should hear it sizzling and it will cook in around 8-10 minutes.