Thursday, November 09, 2006
Approximate cooking time: 40 minutes; 1 hour cooling time.
1 pkg. brownie mix, with ingredients necessary to make them
½ c. butter
2 c. powdered sugar
2 T. Crème de Menthe
6 oz. chocolate chips
6 T. butter
Prepare the brownies as directed on the package, but cook for approximately 5 minutes less than directed (they should be slightly undercooked). Allow them to cool completely. Combine frosting ingredients and beat well. Spread in a thin layer over the chilled brownies. Combine topping ingredients in a small pot over low heat until melted. Pour over the frosting layer and chill until set.
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Approximate preparation time: 30 minutes.Ingredients
pizza dough (I get mine from our local grocery store, Publix...sorry guys, I'm not so good at creating my own yet)
3 Tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes (found in a jar, usually in the produce section)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. jerk seasoning (Walkerswood makes an excellent version that I use, their Traditional Jerk Seasoning)
about 1 c. mozzarella cheese
1/3 lb. shrimp
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Roll out your pizza dough into a big circle, until it's pretty thin, but try not to break it. If you do, not to worry -- just push it back together and don't stretch so hard the next time. Drizzle a bit more olive oil onto a cookie sheet and place your dough on it. Mix the sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, and jerk seasoning (adjust the jerk seasoning to your taste) together and spread over the pizza dough. Cover that with the cheese, and spread the shrimpers (or the mushrooms or peppers, whatever your heart desires, really) on the top. Bake for about 15 minutes on the lowest rack in your oven until the edges begin to lightly brown and the cheese starts to bubble.
Tip: To prevent the shrimp from drying out, you can soak them in a brine (1/2 c. sugar and 1/4 c. salt in 2 cups water) while you're preparing the rest of the ingredients. It keeps them plump, and makes them handy for popping any extras into your mouth that "don't fit" onto the pizza.
Approximate preparation time: 15 minutes
1-2 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
1 container tofu, cubed
1-2 tsp. salt
3-4 Tbsp. Jerk Barbeque sauce (I used one by Walkerswood, which can be found in caribbean food stores)
Pour the veggie oil into a saucepan and place over high heat for a minute or so to heat. Dump the tofu into the saucepan and add the salt to taste. Be careful that the oil doesn't splatter and burn you; don't worry, it'll calm down after a few seconds. Pan-fry for several minutes (maybe 6-8?), until the tofu becomes light brownish. Be sure to move it around a bit so that it doesn't burn. Add the barbeque sauce and continue saute-ing until it is cooked through (about another 2 minutes).
Friday, February 03, 2006
Approximate cooking time: 30 minutes
For the rice mixture:
Lipton's Red Beans and Rice mix (I know, not too creative a start for a fabulous recipe!)
1/2 large red onion
1/2 lb. frozen peas
1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
For the mango salsa:
1/4 red onion
1 small can chopped pineapple
1 tsp. dried cilantro
2 plum tomatoes
approximately 1 tsp. salt, to taste
approximately 2 tsp. sugar, to taste
Make the Lipton Red Beans and Rice according to the package directions. While the water and butter begin to cook, start the chopping. Dice the onion, the mango, and the tomatoes into smallish pieces. Finely dice the chipotle pepper(s).
At this point, the rice and beans should be about halfway cooked. Add the chipotle peppers and 2/3 of the chopped onion to the rice and then let that all keep simmering while you prepare the salsa. Combine the first five salsa ingredients and stir. Add the salt and sugar little by little, until it tastes good.
The rice and beans should be about done by now. Add the frozen peas, and voila! Serve the rice and beans with the mango salso on the side.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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