Thursday, April 28, 2011

Red Wine Chilli

Red Wine Chili

This meal is so perfect for a great Dinner. Especially in the winter and Fall months. Usually I make the traditional red chili, this time I decided to add a few of my own ingredients to make to my taste. I can only hope that sharing this with you, you might like.

1 lb Ground Chuck or Lean Ground Chuck
2 large cans of Red chili beans
1 small cans of Red kidney beans
1 small cans of white or pink Kidney beans,
2 packets of chili mix
2 cups of water
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley
4 fresh bay leaves
1 pinch saffron
1 dash of pepper
1 1/2 cup of Cabernet Sauvon (a dark red wine)

Pre heat your crock pot while mixing your ingredients together,
pre cook your ground or lean ground chuck, cook well,
drain and put into crock pot, add your cans of beans
stir well, add chopped onion, water minced garlic,& chopped parsley,mix together well, add packets of chili mix small pinch of saffron, dash of pepper, and wine, stir well until blended well, add your fresh bay leaves.

put lid on crock pot and let cook in cooker for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours, on high, stir occasionally while cooking,

Dish in to bowl and garnish with fresh shredded mozzarella cheese.

Garlic roasted Redskin Potato's

1 sack of Redskin Potatos - cut into quarters
1 cup of chardenay
1/2 cup Extra Vergin olive oil
1 cup freshly choped parsley
1/2 cup baccon bits
1 tablespoon of Grillmates Roasted Garlic & onion
1 tablespoon of Grillmates Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning
1 cup baby porta bella mushrooms sliced
2 Cloves of garlic cut in half (optional)
1 Onion choped
dash of fresh grind pepper

Cut redskin potato's into quarters and place into oven safe bakeing dish, with glass lid.
chop your fresh parsly and add to your potatos
add baby porta bella mushrooms, choped onion, and garlic cloves,
stir well.....
in a seperate bowl mix in:
chardeny, extra vergin olive oil, both seasonings, dash of fresh ground pepper, and mix really well
drizzal over top of potatos and mix and stir well making sure all sauce covers the potatos,add 1/2 cup baccon bits over top of potatos, put lid on baking dish and put into the oven at
375' for 1 hour.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mounds Mini Cakes

Mounds Mini Cakes

These mini cakes are so good, you wont want to have just one. based on the original candy bar Mounds, These cakes are great for party's, after dinner deserts, or for just because treat.

Here i have photographed step by steps on how to put them together, i hope the photos help.

First you will need the following:

1 bag of sweetened coconut
confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
1 box of chocolate cake mix
(follow instructions on back of box for baking)
half to one cup of whole or 2% milk


follow instructions on cake mix box,
split the batter in half because you will want the cake to be thin, but not too thin,
use a metal or aluminum flat cake pan 13X9, put first half of batter into the pan, and the second half into the other pan. or do one batch at a time.
follow box instructions, for baking, only lower your time in the oven to about 20-22 minutes.

when cake is done pull out of oven let set for about 15 minutes cooling time, flip over on to baking boards or cooling rack,

after cooling use a round cookie cutter, and cut out mini cake rounds like in the photo below,

Once you have all your cut outs, set them aside on a baking board and set aside.

for your filling: put your bag of sweetened coconut in a bowl and set aside.
then you are going to put about 2 cups or so of confectioner's sugar and put into bowl, add milk to make cream, don't make it too thick, and not to runny. mix or beat really good, pour into bowl of coconut, and stir really well.

spoon out about a tablespoon of coconut filling on to cake rounds,

Do the same for all cake rounds, then split them in half so if you are making 12 then you should have 6 on one baking board and 6 on the other, take one half of the cake rounds and put on top of the other half like this,

add a decorative flower or something of your choosing, (sprinkles, etc.

to serve:
Take you REAL HERSHEY'S syrup, drizzle on bottom of plate and place your mini mounds cake on the plate, NOTE" If you like almond joy, you can add chopped almonds to coconut....
and walla.....

BBQ Pork Steak & Italian style Reds

BBQ Pork Steak & Italian Style Reds

One of my favorite meals to cook every so often is pork,
thinly sliced cut boneless pork steaks, seasoned with
Grill mates BBQ seasoning.

I use the Grill mates BBQ seasoning because of there nice blends of Herb's,
and spices they use. Grill mate BBQ is awesome on pork, chicken, and believe it or not scrambled eggs......

place your pork steaks on a foiled covered baking rack, for about 8-10 minutes on each side,@375' in the oven, wont take very long to cook, as the steaks are cut thin,

for the potatoes, I used whole redskin potatoes, slice them faily thin but not too thin, then cut slices in to quarters, cut fresh Parsley and basil, and add to bowl of potatoes, about a 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil Italian seasoning, grill mate garlic & Herb seasoning, dash of pepper/salt and a splash of white vinegar. pour over potatoes.

stir potato's really good in mixing bowl and transfer to oven safe dish with glass lid.

cook in oven at 375' for one hour let stand 5 minutes before serving.