COOKING UP A STORM!!!!

22 Jan

I’ve been cooking up a storm and wanted to share a few of my dishes I cooked thanks to some fabulous recipes I came across and might have kicked up a notch with a few extra spices of my own.

The first dish I made was Onions and Pepper Smothered Round Steak. Can I just say this was beyond deliciousness. This was a recipe from none other than Emeril Lagasse. I found it on Food Network.com. I would write out the recipe but it’s so much so just go on website and type out the title. Prep time is 15 minutes and Cook time is 1 hr and 30 minutes. Serves 6. Pictures are below.

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Before and after shots.

My next dish was Chicken Chili also found on Food Network.com by Barefoot Contessa. Another fabulous dish. This dish is spicy and we loved it. It’s good to always keep spices handy in the pantry because I find myself using them over and over in recipes so I recommend Costcos for bulk and Whole Foods for hard to find spices. I also told you I’m on a mission to find even hotter spices from different countries.

This was another easy recipe with 15 minutes of prep time and 1 hr and 45 minutes of cooking time. Pictures below.

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I added peeled cherry tomatoes instead of whole peeled plum tomatoes which worked just as well. I also added cherry tomato topping with basil which was very delicious. I won those items from a Barilla Twitter party. They are from Academia Barilla specialty products. I don’t think you can find these in the supermarkets but I will ask them. Then I decided to make corn muffins to go with the chili.

My last dish I will post is a breakfast dish. French Toast. This recipe is by Robert Irvine of Food Network of course. There were so many but this was simple with a prep time of 20 minutes and 10 minute cook time. It says 4 servings but I got 6 servings from it.

At first I had to brain storm about what bakeries I thought had Challah bread and I began surfing the web and making calls. I found one on east 86th street called Hot and Crusty. They have a small loaf for about $4.00 and the big loaf for about $5.00. With a large family I took the big loaf.

My kids and I devoured that’s how good it was. I also let my kids put powdered sugar on top of theirs.

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Sorry I don’t have a shot of it on a plate with syrup and sugar. We couldn’t wait to eat!!

One more thing. My kids and I made cupcakes and my daughter wanted me to post pics because she decorated them. Hope you like! 🙂

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If you can’t find the recipes and need me to post I would kindly do so. If you make these recipes let me know how you like it.

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