Beef and Broccoli


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I happened to have stumbled across this recipe the other day and modified it slightly due to my corn allergy.  I still have not found a substitute for soy sauce so it was not totally corn free (sadly) so the allergy pills still had to be taken each time I ate it.  I decided to make just enough rice per each meal so that the rice was hot and fresh each time that we ate.  We had several meals from this dish and I took the left over gravy and froze it to use as a base for the next time that I make the dish.

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

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Ingredients:
1 pound boneless beef chuck roast, sliced into thin strips
1 cup beef or chicken consumme or broth
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil (I put in 2 tbsp)
3 garlic cloves, minced (I put in 3 heaping tbsp minced garlic in olive oil)
2 tablespoons cornstarch (I used potato starch in its place)
2 tablespoons sauce from the crock pot after being cooked
Fresh broccoli florets (as many as desired) I used frozen
Hot cooked rice

Directions:
1. Place beef in a crock pot.
2. In a small bowl, combine consomme, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and garlic. Pour over beef. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3. In a cup, stir cornstarch and sauce form the crock pot until smooth. Add to crock pot. Stir well to combine.
4. Add broccoli to the crock pot. Stir to combine.
5. Cover and cook an additional 30 minutes on high (the sauce has to boil for it to thicken).
6. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Source: Xtreme Fat Loss Diet

This is a new favorite in our home that actually got my hubby to like broccoli even more.  Hope that You like it as well.

Have a great day,

Tammye Honey

Tennessee Baked Beans


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Tennessee Baked Beans

1 diced green pepper

1 diced onion

3 tbsp minced garlic (I use on in olive oil)

2 lbs ground beef (I use a leaner for less fat)

Place in frying and brown hamburger while sauteing the vegetables.  Cover partially then add

16 oz can of pork and beans

1 24 oz bottle of ketchup

1 21 oz bottle of “Honey” Barbecue Sauce (It does make a difference)

Stir and simmer.

(The irony of this is that I originally came to Bristol TN for a wedding and got the recipe which I took back to New York State and made for a Benefit that I was supposed to cook for.  This made a great size batch as I doubled it and it was all gone in no time…people were eating it like a chili.  Now I live in Tennessee…)

Great Recipe Finds


Today’s Theme as I am checking my emails seems to be all about either Chicken or Bacon.

Starting with one of my favorites http://www.chow.com/ the specialty today was

8 Ways to Cook Chicken and Rice

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One-dish meals ofchicken and ricesimmered with aromatics, spices, and vegetables pop up all over the world, in many different cuisines. Here are eight versions Chowhounds love:

1. Lidia Bastianich’sriso alla pitocca (traditional chicken and rice) is a specialty of Italy’s Lombardy region made with short-grain Arborio rice. –chowser

2. Crushed cardamom pods, cinnamon, and an assortment of toasted nuts give Nigella Lawson’s “lovely and very easy” saffron-scented chicken pilaf a Middle Eastern flavor. –helen_m

3. West African jollof rice is a “fantastic” jambalaya-like dish seasoned with aromatic spices. –Monch

4. The Malaysian staple Hainanese chicken rice is three dishes in one, served side by side: poached chicken with a dipping sauce; rice cooked in the poaching liquid; and poaching liquid served as soup (a squeeze of fresh lime juice really brightens it up!). –sarinaL

5. Daisy Martinez’s arroz con pollo is made with achiote oil and a sofrito of aromatic vegetables, peppers, and herbs, and finished with olives and pimientos. –sparky403

6. This simpler arroz con pollo from America’s Test Kitchen is also “fantastic.” –Davwud

7. Plenty of ancho chile powder spices Rick Bayless’s red chile chicken and rice with black beans. –juliejulez

8. With flavor from tomatoes, onions, and smoky chiles, this spicy chipotle chicken and rice is “really good.” –juliejulez

Discuss: Chicken and Rice recipes?

Photo of CHOW’s Chicken and Smoked Andouille Jambalaya by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com

So the next spot that I visited was  http://www.recipe4living.com

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: 10 Chicken Favorites

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 2-Step Savory Chicken: This is so simple prepared on top of your stove; in just two easy steps, this recipe shows cooking made simply delicious!

Chicken ‘N Dumplings: The dumplings in this recipe are easily made with refrigerated biscuits.

Pineapple Chicken: This rice and chicken dish is sweet and yummy! It looks great and is very colorful and easy to make.

Easy Chicken Pot Pie: Love the comforting taste of chicken pot pie but don’t want the hassle? Try this recipe for pot pie in a snap!

Chicken and Cheese Casserole: One of our most popular recipes!

Sour Cream Chicken: Slow-cooked chicken is moist and deliciously flavorful.

Crockpot Chicken Stuffing Casserole: Everything you would want in a meal, including healthful broccoli prepared for you in the crockpot.

Chicken and Potatoes: This chicken and potatoes recipe is a one-pan meal everyone enjoys. Just bake, and serve with rice and you’ve got a meal! This is a special budget recipe with approximate prices listed.

Quick & Easy Baked Chicken Soup Casserole
: For a whole meal, you can put this mixture on sandwiches. It is complemented well by potato salad or salad, too.

Chicken Enchiladas Crockpot
: When you want Mexican for  dinner without all the work, this is a great short-cut with the same end results!

Where is the Bacon you ask lol…
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Bacon Wrapped Delights

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 24 pieces

12 spears white asparagus
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1/4-inch thick
4 ounces enoki mushrooms
24 slices bacon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Blanch the asparagus until it is barely cooked and still crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. When done, plunge the asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking. When cool, trim the asparagus to 8-inch lengths. Wrap a bundle of 6 asparagus spears with six strips of bacon, side by side, securing each slice with a toothpick. The bacon should be wrapped around twice so that there are two layers.
  3. Trim the enoki mushrooms, and separate into 12 pieces. Stuff each enoki piece with four pieces of shiitake. Wrap each bundle with a slice of bacon, wrapping around twice, and secure with a toothpick. Place the bundles on a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.
  4. Roast in preheated oven for 6 minutes, then flip the bundles over, and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes, until the bacon is brown and crisp.
  5. To serve, remove all 24 toothpicks, and slice the asparagus bundles between the bacon. Drain on paper towels for a moment before serving.

So now you don’t have to ask the age long question of “Where’s the bacon”.

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Happy Cooking Everyone
Tammye Honey

12 Cute Cupcake Recipes For You and the Kids


Here are some great ideas for you from http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/12_cute_cupcake_recipes_for_you_and_the_kids.htm/?utm_source=dailyrecipes&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Daily%2BRecipes

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While a chocolate cake or ice cream cake may seem like the best way to celebrate your kid’s birthday, why not change things up with a whole bunch of delicious cupcakes? They’re big enough so that each kid will be full after one, and small enough that they won’t get a dreaded stomach ache after eating them. Your kids can even join in and help you bake a batch of these sweets too!

  1. Brownie Candy Cupcakes – Kids AND adults will love these easy to make, delicious cupcakes!
  2. Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes – Sprinkles in by far our favorite bakery. We just can’t resist buying their tasty cupcakes by the dozen. Their red velvet cupcake is one of the absolute best cupcakes on the menu.
  3. Lemon-Kissed Cupcakes – These light cakes have a touch of lemon on top – absolutely delicious!
  4. Chocolate Cupcakes – Make completely from scratch, this is an easy batch to whip up for a school snack or whatever other reason.
  5. Black Cat Cupcakes -These adorably cupcakes are easy to make and the kids can help with them too!
  6. Pumpkin Cupcakes – The perfect autumn treat, these festive cupcakes have a delicious cream cheese frosting that makes them absolutely irresistible.
  7. Banana Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Chunks – I made these for my birthday to bring to the office and they were a big hit! The ganache is a cinch to make and totally worth the tiny bit of extra time.
  8. S’More Cupcakes – Don’t trust your little ones (or yourself) near an open flame? Whip up a batch of these cupcakes that taste just like the real thing… without catching on fire.
  9. Warm Chocolate Cupcakes with Molten Centers – Baking these is one of the easiest and tastiest ways I know to make a great impression on your dinner guests. Most recipes, including my own, call for just a few ingredients — chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, and a dash of flour. You combine them very quickly. And the cakes don’t take long to bake — barely more than 10 minutes.
  10. Bursting Flower Cupcakes – Serve these sunny little cakes and watch the smiles bloom! They’re sweet delight with every bite.
  11. Marshmallow Peeps Cupcakes – These festive cupcakes have coconut, Peeps and jelly beans for a sweet Easter treat.
  12. Decadent Chocolate Cupcakes – Not your ordinary cake mix cupcakes, these treats are rich and melt in your mouth.

Just some great ideas for you and your family.

Tammye Honey

Real Women of Philadelphia Culinary Quiz


Calling All Cooking Experts: It’s Time for a Quiz!

Happy Friday!

It’s time for another pop quiz.

Recently, we tested your cooking knowledge by asking: HOW WELL YOU KNOW CULINARY LINGO?

And yes, you ladies know it like the back of your hand!

Since this online cooking community has grown so much over the years thanks to your fabulousRECIPE contributions and the tips and tricks you’ve shared, why not keep growing with more knowledge?

Take the quiz below:

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Speaking of GLAZE, how delicious does this GLAZED FRUIT PO-BOY look? Bananas, berries, powdered sugar—YUM! Get the recipe…

Post your answers below and don’t stop at just ONE word, if you think of more, comment again! Don’t forget to share this with your cooking whiz friends to test their knowledge!

What Does Your Favorite Dip Say About You?


Dips You’ll L-O-V-E and What They Say About You!

From cool and creamy to thick and spicy, we love just about any dip we can dive our favorite potato chip into, but we always have a favorite we spoon on our plate first. Do you?

See what your favorite dip says about you below and then tell us in the COMMENTS! Scroll down to find all the delicious recipes!

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1. CRAB DIP

Creamy Crab Dip

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Dishing GourmetDishing Gourmet

posted Aug 15, 2012

A savory mixture of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, crab meat, and Old Bay seasoning make this dip a party favorite. Best of all there is no cooking or baking required. Simply follow the instructions below, refrigerate and serve with crispy wheat crackers or pita chips!

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces Kraft Philadelphia 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning (or other seafood seasoning)
  • 2 dashes of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 8 ounce container of claw crab meat, drained
  • 3 green onions, chopped (green parts only)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise and milk in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Stir in the Old Bay Seasoning and cayenne pepper (if desired).
  3. Using a garlic press, press the clove of garlic in to the mixture, and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the crab meat and mix thoroughly.
  5. Reserve one tablespoon of the chopped green onions. Stir the rest in to the mixture.
  6. Add the remaining green onions on top as garnish.
  7. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend together. Then serve with crispy wheat crackers or pita chips. Note: This dip can be made the night before.

2. CHILE & CHEESE DIP

Green Chile and Cheese Chip Dip

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posted Aug 16, 2012

Prepare your tortilla chips for this scrumptious, savory dip with a kick. The lemon and tomatoes give it a fresh taste. It’s chunky and smooth thanks to Philadelphia Cream Cheese. This is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Plan on doubling the recipe because this delicious dip goes quick.

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces canned green chiles, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

DIRECTIONS

  1. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  2. Garnish with chopped tomato and shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Serve with artisan tortilla chips.

3. ONION DIP

Kiss Me Onion Dip

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posted Sep 22, 2010

Sooooo good! This dip is so easy to make that you will never buy one at the store again.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Vidalia Onions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 6 ounces PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add onions; season with salt and pepper
  2. Cook stirring often about 12 – 15 minutes or until well browned and caramelized.
  3. Add the vinegar and let cool
  4. In a bowl combine onions, sour cream, cream cheese and salt & pepper to taste
  5. Tip: Reserve 1 TBSP of the onion mixture as a topping to the dip. Can serve in a ramekin or small red pepper
  6. Tip: Can serve with crudites, chips, crackers or toast points. You can also use it as a spread for sandwiches or burgers

4. BUFFALO DIP

Buffalo Chicken Dip

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Real Women of PhiladelphiaReal Women of Philadelphia

posted Feb 28, 2013

Love buffalo wings but don’t love the mess that comes with eating them? All the delicious, tangy flavor you love plus hot sauce and blue cheese is packed into this scrumptious dip.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup hot pepper sauce for Buffalo wings
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Natural Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 2 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Spread cream cheese onto bottom of microwaveable 9-inch pie plate. Mix chicken and sauce; spoon over cream cheese. Top with blue cheese and onions.
  2. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or until heated through.
  3. Serve warm with celery sticks and WHEAT THINS Original Snacks.

5. EGGPLANT DIP

Curried Eggplant Dip

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posted Aug 19, 2012

Simple and scrumptious, this Caribbean-inspired dip is filled with savory flavors of the islands

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 3 cups cubed eggplant
  • 1/2 teaspoon all purpose seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add curry powder and chicken bouillon and stir.
  3. Add eggplant, thyme and all-purpose seasoning salt. Stir for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add water and cream cheese. Allow to cook for about 4 minutes, stirring intermittently.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Transfer cooked eggplant to a food processer and pulse for about 20 seconds.
  7. Transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy with your favorite chips.

6. SPINACH DIP

EZ cheeZee Spinach dip!

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posted Sep 22, 2010

Need a appetizer this football season! This is going to be your friends new fav!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 10 ounces spinach, thawed from frozen package
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 14 ounces canned artichokes, chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt butter in skillet.
  2. Add onions and cook till translucent.
  3. Then add each ingredient one at a time and stir well each time.
  4. When all ingredients are mixed well transfer to serving dish.

 

Did your favorite dip match your personality? Let us know in the comments! And if your favorite dip matched someone else’s personality, hit their “THUMB’S UP” button!

Home Made Reese’s Eggs Repost


TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

Homemade Reese’s Eggs

Growing up, our favorite treat in our Easter baskets were Reese’s Eggs. They only come out for a few months each year, but with this recipe, I can eat them all year long!

Ingredients
3 Cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 Cups creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 Tablespoons milk
oval or egg-shaped cookie cutter
1-2 bags milk chocolate chips (11 oz. each), divided
2 Tablespoons shortening

Directions
Beat powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter together.  Dough will be crumbly.  Add two tablespoons of milk and continue to beat together, until the dough softens.  (Note, dough will still be crumbly- this is fine!)
Working with about 1-2 cups of dough at a time, roll the dough into about 1/2 inch thickness on a flat, floured surface, and use cookie cutter to make eggs.
Place the eggs on a cookie sheet and chill in freezer for at least one hour.
When ready to dip, melt 1 bag of milk chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of shortening in a  microwave.  You may need a bit more shortening to thin it out.
Dip each egg, covering completely, and place on wax paper until set.
If you need more chocolate, melt second bag with more shortening.
I got about 20 eggs using my cutter and rolling to 1/2” thickness.

The amount of chocolate needed will vary, again, based on thickness and shapes of eggs.


Adapted from: Blog is the New Black

Looking for More Easter Treats? Here are some of our favorites:
I am a recipe finder today…woo hoo…I so wish I could make these corn free lol…
Hope you enjoy
Tammye Honey