Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Old Fashion Meatloaf

   I felt like our blog was lacking in ground beef recipes so I've been on the lookout. I don't cook all that much with it but its nice for a change! I found this on Pinterest and it was delicious! Seth loved it too! It was easy and I had all ingredients on hand! 


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Servings: 4 servings 
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy




Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion 
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1   egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomatoes (without juice)
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
Topping:
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix all meat loaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf.
Topping: 
Mix ingredients for topping and spread on loaf. Bake for 1 hour.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Huli Huli Chicken

Huli Huli Chicken
by cinnamonspice&everythingnice.com


Huli huli chicken is finger-licking good Hawaiian barbecue. Another great pinterest find! I didn't have rice vinegar so I substituted apple cider vinegar and it still tasted delicious! We ate it with sticky white rice and it made for a delicious meal! Enjoy!

Ingredients
Sauce:
2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
1/3 cup organic ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1-inch piece of ginger, minced
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame or vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
a pinch of red pepper flakes
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 + 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or cutlets (you can also use bone-in)
Skewers:
cubed pineapple
red onion, cut into thick slices
Instructions
    At least 2 hours before cooking:
  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk all the sauce ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Remove half of the sauce to a separate bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate - this will be the glaze/dipping sauce.
  3. Pound out the chicken breasts to an even thickness on a cutting board between 2 pieces of plastic wrap with a meat mallet.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the bowl with the sauce, turning to coat well. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours up to 6.
  5. When ready to cook:
  6. Add the sauce you set aside earlier for the glaze to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil then maintain a slow simmer for 20 - 25 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Meanwhile preheat your grill on high heat. Thread the pineapple and onion with skewers.
  8. Grill the chicken (and kebabs) on both sides until cooked through to an internal temperature of (164 - 175 degrees F.). Discard the marinade the chicken was in.
  9. Remove the chicken and kebabs to a large platter and baste the tops with the hot glaze. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest 5 - 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with the leftover glaze for dipping.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Rolo Cookies


Rolo Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies
Cook Time: 7-10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Bag of Rolo candies, unwrapped
Sugar (for rolling the cookie dough balls in)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.
4. Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture and blend well. Take a spoonful of chocolate cookie dough and wrap around one Rolo candy. Make sure Rolo is completely covered with cookie dough. Roll dough ball in sugar and place on prepared baking sheet. Continue until you run out of cookie dough.
5. Bake cookies for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on cookie sheet for 3-5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.