Snickerdoodle cookies 

I made some snickerdoodles this weekend and they were super tasty! Try this recipe out and tell me if you liked them as much as I did! I even lit them in mini muffin tins for a new shape!  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened  1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs …

Creamy Lime Coleslaw 

Creamy Lime Coleslaw: This was the first coleslaw that I actually loved! (Not a fan of coleslaw) However this one was really tasty!  Ingredients: ½ head napa or savoy cabbage, very thinly sliced 1/3 cup sour cream or crema 2 tablespoons mayonnaise ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro Juice of 1 lime Salt and pepper to…

Smothered Pork Chop

Smothered pork chops!  Ingredients: 4 large bone-in pork chops, about 1 inch thick 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  2 tablespoons vegetable oil  1 tablespoon butter  1 large yellow onion,  sliced 4 cloves garlic, minced  1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose   1 1/2 cups chicken broth  1/4 cup buttermilk  1/4 cup…

Mexican Chocolate Torte 

Mexican Chocolate TorteServes 8 This rich torte will sink significantly as it cools so don’t get scared! Lol.  This was also a recipe that was made at my cooking class and it was really cool!  Ingredients: 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, cut in small pieces 10 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, such as Vahlrona, Ghiradelli,…

Coconut Sticky Rice with Fresh Mango

Coconut Sticky Rice with Fresh MangoServes 4 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Thai sticky rice  1 can coconut milk, well shaken 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and sliced Directions: 1. Rinse rice, then soak it in water to cover for at least 4 hours and up to 24…

Beef Stir-fry with Pineapple, Snap Peas and Thai Basil

Beef Stir-fry with Pineapple, Snap Peas and Thai Basil Serves 4  Ingredients: 4 tablespoons organic canola oil 4 scallions, cut in ½-inch pieces (white and green parts) on the bias or ½ onion, thinly sliced 1 pound thinly sliced boneless sirloin steak or chicken breast 1 red or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced ½ pound…

Fresh hommade pasta! 

Fresh Pasta SheetsMakes 1 pound  Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 6 large eggs 1 teaspoon coarse salt  Directions: 1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade, measure out all but 1/3 cup of the flour. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and salt. With the machine running, add…

Homemade Pesto 

Fresh Basil PestoMakes 1 cup  Ingredients: 1 large garlic clove, smashed 1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts, toasted in a dry skillet until golden 1 teaspoon coarse salt 3 cups firmly-packed fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for storing 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, as…

Potsticker Dumplings (Gyoza)

Potsticker Dumplings (Gyoza)Makes 36 I made these at home for my family for dinner and I made all sorts of fun shapes out of the potstickers! It was fun!  Fun Fact: Adding a pinch of baking soda to the bok choy during cooking helps to set the vegetable’s bright green color. Ingredients:  -For the filling:…

Summer Rolls with Shrimp, Mango, and Cilantro

Summer Rolls with Shrimp, Mango, and Cilantro Makes 12 Use a mandoline to cut the vegetables into thin strips before cutting into1/8-inch wide pieces.  Ingredients: 18 medium shrimp, shelled and deveined 2 ounces rice vermicelli noodles 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon coarse salt Juice of 1/2 lime 1 large seedless…

Spice Rub For Steak 

Spice Rub for Skirt Steak: Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon ground cumin  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt  Directions: 1. Mix!