Saturday, December 24, 2016

BBQ Venison Meatballs Wrapped in Bacon

 Hello All and Happy Holidays!

      Yes this was created on Christmas Eve and we want to wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday!  If you celebrate Christmas we think you will enjoy this post, if you do not, we think you will enjoy it more!  So did everyone hear the big news!  Santa is NOT coming for Christmas!

     He stopped by the house and well now his deer are wrapped in Bacon and coated in a BBQ honey sauce...  Looks like everyone has been bad this year!  Well no need to panic everyone!  Well nobody reads or watches our show so were not worried.  However yes this is Venison, no Rain Deer were harmed in the filming of this post/show.  Today however we are showing you how to make a great easy and different style meat ball.  We are doing Venison Balls!  Easy and cheap, they are "under a buck".  We do think if you enjoy Venison you will enjoy this meal!

Note you can use only one pound of meat and cut the ingredients in half for a smaller sized amount.

Serves 15-20

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 Pounds of Venison ground meat
1/2 Cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Egg
1 Table Spoon Chili Powder
2 Table Spoons Olive Oil
1 Table Spoon Garlic Powder
1 1/2 Table Spoons of Italian Seasoning.  You can make it with, dried Parsley, dried Basil, Dried Oregano, and dried Thyme.  about 1/2 teaspoon of each.
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1/3 Cup of Parmesan Cheese
1 package of bacon.
BBQ Sauce- This is for the glaze so amounts depend on how many you make.
Honey- This is for the glaze so amounts depend on how many you make.

Directions:
Place the two pounds of meat in a large bowl.
Season with Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder
In a medium bowl add the bread crumbs, milk, egg, Italian seasoning, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
Mix all the ingredients well into a paste substance.
Add the paste to the meat and stir in very well.
Place tin foil down over a cooking sheet and spray with non stick solution
Heat your oven to  350 degrees Fahrenheit
Cut the bacon in half or thirds.
With a small or medium ice cream scoop, scoop the meat into a ball form and place it on the tin foil.
Repeat till the pan is covered.
Wrap a piece of bacon around the meat ball and put a tooth pick through it holding it together.
Once set place the tray in the oven and let cook at  350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
While cooking mix your BBQ Sauce and Honey.  In a small bowl add 3 parts BBQ to 1 Part honey.  How much is up to how many meat balls you are doing.  Don't stress on this part its just the glaze.
After 20 minutes remove and with a brush, brush on the glaze over all the meatballs, turning them and getting all of them covered.
Place back in the oven for 5 minutes.
Remove after 5 minutes and re-glaze again.
Place back in the oven for 5 more minutes.
Remove and plate.
Serve!


     You can either do small meatballs or make larger ones with a whole strip of bacon around each one.  This is really up to you!  We really hope you try this post out and yes you can use beef if you can not get Venison or do not like it.  If you are looking for Venison ideas we do hope you check this dish and others like it out!  Check out the video below to see how we make this dish as well!




     We do hope you enjoyed this post and video!  Venison is really a unique dish to bring to a party or get together.  Be sure to state it is Venison or people may get upset or even puke!  It happens we heard stories!  So just to warn you, warn others what they are eating!  However do try this out and you can always sub in or remove ingredients to make it something different.   We hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for next weeks video!


Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, December 23, 2016

Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

Hello all!

     Today we bring you yet another easy and fun lunch to try out!  Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps are very popular, but expensive if you go out to dine.  Here is a way you can save some money and impress your family!  Many people think making this dish is complex but we have a few tips for you and some ways to not only save a buck, but look good doing it!

     This dish has been around for a while and we are not sure if someone just got bored with their salad and made it easier to eat or if someone was just thinking outside the box.  Growing up Chef has made these many times in all the restaurants he has worked in and now he wants to show you how he makes them home.

Serves 6-8

Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 Package of Chicken Tenderloins (usually contain 6-8 strips)
2 Cups all purpose flour
3 Eggs
2 Cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs you can also use Crushed Corn flakes.  or try both!
1 Table spoon water
Salt
Pepper
Garlic Powder
1 Package of Medium sized wraps
1 Caesar Salad Kit or 1 head of Romaine Lettuce, 1/2 cup croutons and 2 tbs cup pram cheese, 1/4 cup of Caesar dressing.
The Kit is easier and sold in all larger stores.
Oil for frying.
Anchovies- If you want!

Directions:
Under cold water, wash the chicken and pat dry.
Use a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder and sprinkle on each side of the chicken.
Place the flour in a mixing pan.
Scramble the eggs and add water to another mixing pan.
Add your bread crumbs or corn flake crumbs to the last pan.
Lightly salt and pepper each pan and mix around.
Dredge a piece of chicken int he flour.
Move it to the egg pan and coat it in the egg wash.
Move it to the bread crumb pan and coat the piece in bread crumbs.
Move to  plate and repeat!
Make sure all the chicken pieces have gone through all 3 pans and put on a plate.
Place the plate in the fridge for 15 minutes so the bread crumbs can adhere to the chicken.
Heat up enough oil to just cover half the chicken strips in a pan.
When the oil is hot place the strips in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.
Flip and repeat.  Checking the chicken.  Chicken is fully cooked at 165 Fahrenheit.
Take the chicken off and cut into pieces.
Make your Salad mix, either with the bag or cutting up the lettuce and mixing in the other ingredients, do not mix the dressing yet.
Place the chicken on top of the salad and mix in.
Mix in the dressing now.
Place a wrap down and place a some of the salad toward the front of the wrap. Add anchovies if you wish.
Wrap up the salad and place two tooth picks on either side.
Cut down the middle of the wrap making it in 1/2 now.
Plate up with a side of your choice and serve!


Doesn't it look great?!

     The directions look long but there are just small steps that make it look long.  I would suggest watching the video to see how we do it.  The lunch is very simple and after you see how we do this meal it will make more sense.  Sometimes writing out directions can be long and drawn out which is why we do a video as well.  Read over this post, watch the video and let us know of any questions.  The dish is very easy.



     We do really hope you enjoyed this post and video please be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos to come!  If you have any questions or comments please leave them down below or in our video and we will do our best to get to them!  We do hope you try this dish out because it really is simple and affordable.  If you cook up all the chicken you can make many of the wraps, plan accordingly as you go and have fun!

Remember,
Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli

Hello all!
   
     Looking for a quick and new kind of dish to warm you up?  Check out our newest 30 Minute meal!  This Cheesy Chicken dish will be sure to warm you up and make the family wonder where you found this awesome dish!  You can tell them it was your idea, just as long as your share our video on social media.  (Deal?)  We do hope you try this meal we do think you will enjoy it.  With the holidays coming a quick meal is what we all need right now!  Also note our dishes are blueprints so if you want to substituent ingredients you can!  Have fun with your dish and make it your own unique masterpiece...

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 Table Spoons of Oil
1 Pound of Chicken Tenderloins work great.
1 Table Spoon Salt
1 Table Spoon of Pepper
1 Table Spoon of Garlic Powder
1 1/2 Half Cup of Broccoli
1 Cup of sliced Carrorts
2 Cups of Pasta.  Chef used Spirals
32 Ounces of Chicken Broth
1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese


Directions:
Wash and dry the chicken
Cut into 1/2 inch or larger pieces
Season lightly with Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
Heat up the oil in a pan and then add Chicken.
Cook Chicken fully
Lightly season with Salt, Pepper and Garlic
Add Broccoli and sir in.
Add Carrots in.
Add the Pasta in and stir.
Add Chicken broth and mix well.
Add Cream then stir again.
Bring up to a boil for a a few minutes
Lower to a simmer 15- 20 Minutes.
Sprinkle in the Garlic Powder.
Add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and mix well.
Let simmer a few more minutes.
When it is to your liking place in a bowl and sprinkle some shredded sharp cheddar cheese on top.
Enjoy!


     Just so you know as well, the simmering part needs to take about twenty or so minutes so don't be scared because it takes time for the sauce to simmer down.  We do really think you will enjoy this meal and if you have any questions let us know in the comments below, or leave a comment on the video page!  As you can see from our picture below it did come our really nice.  A very colorful dish with lots of hearty ingredients!


     We think you will really like this dish it takes less than 30 minutes to make and most of the time it is just simmering down.  With so many meals being done and redone we really hope you try this new style of a quick meal.  Below is our video so be sure to check it out to see how the dish is made!



    Thank you again for joining us!  We do hope you enjoyed this quick meal and the video!  Please be sure to click the subscribe button and share our videos if you do enjoy them.  We can't say how much we would be so appreciated if you could share this video on your social media, maybe someone you know would like it or is looking for a good new meal that's under 30 minutes.  Thank you again for taking the time out of your day to spend it with us!

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Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

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~ Blog Team  

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BBQ Pulled Chicken

     Hello all and welcome back!  Are you tired of pulled pork?  Check out this great new recipe we have for you!  BBQ Pulled Chicken!  Try something new and exciting, also very easy!  Everyone has pulled pork!  So be different and pull your chicken!  (no pun intended).  This is such an easy meal you can have it ready by dinner time in a few hours!

     We also are excited to share with you this new section called "Low and Slow".  With the winter months now approaching we wanted to get a new section started for those who like to use slow cookers!  You can do dinners, lunches, even appetizers!  he slow cooker is such a amazing tool to have in your kitchen and they are usually all very inexpensive to purchase!  They really make great gifts as well so if you do not have one, ask for one from your family!  With the right care and cleaning you will own yours for years!  There are also so many different amazing meals you can do which we intend to get into!    

Time Frame:
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4-5 hours depending on if the chicken is thawed or cutlets vs breast.
Total Time: Over 4 hours...

Ingredients:
6 frozen or thawed boneless skinless chicken breasts ( we used thin sliced cutlets)
1 (12 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
½ cup of Italian dressing
¼ cup brown sugar (can add more if need to)
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
Pinch of Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder 


Directions:
We used thinly slicked chicken cutlets, you can use chicken breast its better to have them thawed.
Take your chicken and season both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
In a large bowl mix the brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Italian dressing and BBQ Sauce.
Mix well together.
Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
Pour the sauce over top and close the lid.
Turn the slow cooker to low.
Cook for about 2.5 hours to 3 hours.  For thin cutlets.  For Breast Cook for about 4-6 hours.  This is for thawed chicken.
After about 2.5 hours start to pull the chicken and see how it looks.  Continue to pull if the chicken is pulling easily.
Turn the temperature to the Warm setting and with the cover off let cook another 1/2 hour or so.
Plate up on a sandwich or not, and serve with a few sides you like and then enjoy!


     As you can see from the picture, it looks amazing and yes it was!  This meal comes out with such ease.  We really hope you keep this post and try it out!  Chef served it up with some pasta salad and broiled broccoli.  A very good combo if you ask me!  Please check out the video below to see how its made and be sure to subscribe if you haven't already.  It would really help us out.  




     We do hope you enjoyed the video and come back, with so many more ideas we are just getting started.  To help us out if you liked this or make it please share our page and channel.  So others can learn as well.  We really hope you all do try this and note it is Gluten Free!  Just don't add the bun!  So we hope you enjoyed this post and give it a shot, it really is a great and easy dish to make!

Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chocolate Croissants

     Hello all!

     We are back with another great recipe this time its breakfast!  Everyone loves a good pastry!  Here is such an easy recipe that you can put together in just a matter of a few minutes!  When it comes to Breakfast we try to get you ideas that taste great, but are also quicker.  We know sometimes this meal is rushed especially during the school week.  We love a good morning meal that can take a bit of time however sometimes you need to get things done so here is a nice quick and easy idea!

Please note for the glaze below, chef noticed he had extra so if you want to cut the amounts in half you still will have enough.

Serves 8-12

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients: 
8-12 Crescent Rolls (Store bought or homemade) 
1 Bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon Corn Starch
4 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup half and half cream
Non Stick Cooking Spray


Directions:
Take your Croissant rolls and with a small knife cut the center just a slit.
Put 2-3 table spoons of chocolate chips inside and place the roll aside. 
In large bowl mix the sugar, cinnamon
Add the milk, half and half cream 
With a whisk mix up until blended  
Heat up your oven to 400 Degrees.
You can use a brush or just dip the top of the croissant roll completely in the mixed glaze. 
Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray.
Place the Croissants on the pan and place in the oven.  
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Take out and let cool for a minute then plate up!

Enjoy!



     As you can see they came out looking amazing.  The glaze gives them a nice crunch then you get to the nice chocolaty center.  What Chef likes so much about this meal is, it is cheap and easy.  You can buy store made croissants that aren't expensive.  If you want to make your own we say go for it!  However with the demand of a busy day or kids we totally understand!  It will be our little secret!  




     We really hope you enjoyed this video and remember you can make the glaze the night before then cook them in the morning for the kids!  This way they don't have to have cereal all the time.  This will be a fun different take on breakfast, they can bring them to school and show them off too!  

Remember

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving Leftovers Egg Roll's

     We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and remembered what they are thankful for.  So with all those leftovers what to do?  Do you make your leftover turkey sandwiches or heat them up for some class.  How about a different approach!  Taking the leftovers, wrapping them up and frying them!  A different take on your leftover lunches!  This dish is so simple to make and you should have all the ingredients!

Serves 8

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time:  10 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 Cup Mashed Potatoes
1 Cup Stuffing
1 Cup Turkey
Gravy
1 Egg
1 Ounce Water
1 Package of large Wanton wrappers.
Oil  (Canola, Peanut or Vegetable works best.)

Directions:
In a large bowl add the mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey.
Mix well
Crack one or two eggs and beat, mix in water to make egg wash.
Take your wanton wrapper and place 1 to 1 1/2 spoon fulls of mix.
Place it by the corner and roll the wrap up.
Fold in each side and keep rolling.
Use a brush to brush a little egg wash on the corner and finish rolling.
Fill a pan with your oil and heat it to 350 degrees.  Fill the pan so the egg rolls are not complete covered in oil.
Place the egg rolls in the oil and watch carefully.
Let them cook about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
Flip over and cook the other side.
Once cooked, remove and plate.
Heat up your left over gravy, or make a new batch if needed.

Serve the egg rolls with the gravy and enjoy!
 


     We think you will really enjoy this fun snack or appetizer.  As you can see from the picture above, they look just like other egg rolls.  When you bit into them you can taste and see the amazing stuffing.  Which is the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes.  We do hope you check the video below, and check out other videos for great cooking meals and tips!




     We hope you do try this fun meal and if all the left overs are gone well maybe next holiday!  Or just take a day to make up all these sides with turkey.  Next time you have people over and you cook this up they will be so amazed and we think they will love it!  Just think a meal all in one hand!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Venison Steak with Pan Jus

     Hello all,

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner we thought we would give you a break and cook something new and exciting!  With your new Venison and Game playlist started we wanted to start you off with Venison Steaks!  We are cooking Venison Round Steaks today, a very lean meat and full of flavor without the fat content!

     Yes Venison is deer and lots may be turned off by this playlist or video but we also know there are a lot of people that depend on it to feed their families.  There are a lot of hunters that support their families this way and hunting is perfectly legal, and has been around since people have been eating meat.  There are a few family members of our team that hunt.  All follow safe guidelines and all use the meat when the hunt is over.  None of them just hunt for sport and leave the animal.  With a lot of people upset about hunters the team has a general feeling that if you hunt to feed others, yet enjoy the sport of it that isn't a big deal.  Hunting also allows the animal to be free in the wild.  Most will speak badly about hunters then go buy beef where the cow was raised and then killed with no chance of even escape.

     A few of the team members have been raised on Venison for since they were children.  Our very own chef comes from a line of hunters in his family.  However he doesn't currently hunt himself he gladly takes in the meat to feed his family, team and others.  He also knows how lean the meat is and how flavorful it can be.  Since Venison and Game animals live in the wild they don't need to be pumped with, well what ever people do to make animals that way.  There are no antibiotics as well in the animal so animals like deer are all natural.

     We really hope we get some good feed back about this play list and want to show you more meals you can prepare with all different animals we may have come along.

Serves:  4

Ingredients:
1 Package of Venison Round Steak.  Should contain about 4 pieces.
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Garlic powder
1 Table spoon course seasoning.  (Like your basic Montreal steak seasoning)
1 Table spoon butter
1 Table spoon oil, per side of each steak.
1/4 Cup Beef Broth
1/4 Cup Red Wine
Few Leaves of Rosemary
Few Leaves of Thyme
Mashed Potatoes. Homemade or instant, we don't judge. (We can't, they were instant in the video!)

Directions:
Lightly season each side of the steaks with fine salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Let sit out for about 1/2 hour.
Then sprinkle the course rub on and pat in let sit another 10 minutes.
Drizzle about 1 tablespoon of canola oil over each side.
Heat your oven to  400 Degrees
Heat an oven safe pan up to high heat.
Heat up the butter.
Lay the Steaks on the pan and let cook for about 15 seconds, this will sear the meat and give that nice crust.
Flip and let sear on the other side again for 15 seconds.
Place the pan in the over for about 5-10 minutes, depending how cooked you like your steak.
Remove and place the meat on a plate to let rest.
Add the beef broth, wine and leaves to the drippings in your pan.
On medium heat let cook for about 5-10 minutes then turn off.
Cut the meat in thin strips and place over the mashed potatoes.
With a spoon drizzle the pan sauce lightly over the meat.
Lay a few pieces of Thyme leaves over top for garnish.
Serve hot and add a vegetable if you would like as a side.


     We think you will really enjoy this meal and one thing to remember, Venison is not very thick per how it is usually prepared so because the meet will be thinner the cook times are thinner.  If you were to have a 1.5 to 2 inch steak, the searing and cooking times would be very different.

     So if you like medium rare watch the meat carefully, and check it in the oven about 5 minutes in.  Also remember when the meat is resting on the side after you remove it, the temperature will rise and meat will cook some more.



     We really hope you enjoyed this post and the video is below so please check that out.  If you haven't subscribed yet please do!  Remember in life and in cooking always try new things!  You may really enjoy them.  Like chef said, Venison is very lean and a healthy substitute to other meats.  Also one thing he loved was he paid about $40 for the deer he received.  It was all packaged and processed and there was about 2 large boxes.  He said it was such a deal.  If you find a hunter that has extra or will only charge you for the processing of the meat, look into it!  The price is so much cheaper, and many hunters like to hunt anyway so they probably will only charge your for the processing.

  

     We do hope you enjoyed the video, and chef says please note, try Venison before you buy it!  This way you are not stuck with all that meat and nobody will eat it.  If you know someone who has it ask to try some.  See what you think before you invest!

     Please have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, if you are not from the states please be thankful everyday.  We are blessed to have all we do and sometimes we want what others have but we need to remember how much we have in our own lives.  We here at The Cooking Corner are very thankful for all we have and for our amazing viewers!  YOU!  Thank you for watching our show, subscribing and helping us do what we love.   Showing you how to make very easy and amzing meals!

A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO YOU ALL!  



Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Eggplant Parmesan

     Hello all,  we hope you are all having a wonderful fall and today we wanted to share a very easy and delicious recipe!  Eggplant Parmesan!  This meal is considered to be kind of a younger brother to the classic chicken parm dish.  You however probably saw both dishes on a menu at one point while eating out.  A lot of people may pass by this dish however feeling it may not be filling, however it is very much so!  It also is very inexpensive to make, especially if you grow the eggplant or have friends that grow it and share their harvest with you!

     Eggplant isn't expensive, however growing the vegetable or getting it from frineds will more than likely not have any pesticides and will be considered organic per nothing was used to tamper with the growing of the product.  This dish also is healthy per eggplant has many positive values, such as it is high in vitamins and minerals.  It is also rich in fiber as well as antioxidants and free radicals that help support brain function.   The season for eggplant is August through October however depending on the weather you can still have some left for the winter season.  Eggplant can also be frozen to be used at a later date, we suggest doing some proper research to make sure you are freezing this or other foods correctly.  Please also feel free to look up different benefits of how amazing this vegetable is!

Serves: 4-6

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time 25 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 Eggplant.  Make sure it is dark in color, firm to the touch and in good shape. Ours was from a local garden.
2 Cups all purpose flower
3 Eggs
2 Cups Italian style bread crumbs
1 ounce of water
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Bunch of fresh parsley
Fresh Mozzarella cheese
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
1 Jar  of Red Sauce
Oil for cooking

Directions:
Wash the Eggplant under cold water and pat dry.
Remove the green stem and cut the both ends off
Slice the Eggplant about 1/4 inch all the way down.
In three septet containers make your mixing area.
Place the flour in one with some salt and pepper
Scramble your eggs in the next with the water, and salt and pepper
Place the bread crumbs in the last, with the pinch of salt and pepper as well.
Place a few pieces of eggplant in the flour and coat well.
Move to the egg wash and coat again.
Move to the bread crumbs for the final coat.
Once fully coated place on a plate to let sit.
Once all the pieces are fully coated let them sit about 15 minutes either out or in the firdge.  This will allow the bread crumbs to fully set and adhere to the eggplant.
Chop up the parsley and start to cut the fresh Mozzarella cheese into pieces.
In a pan place just enough oil to cover 1/2 of the eggplant.  You don't wan them fully covered.
Let the oil heat up to about 350 degrees then place the pieces in.
Let cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown, flip and repeat.
Take them off and place them on a baking sheet.
Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees
With a table spoon place some red sauce over each eggplant.
Then cover with a piece of fresh mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over top
Then sprinkle some of the chopped up parsley.
Place the pan in the over and let bake for about  5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned.
You can now serve up with either pasta or a healthy vegetable.  
Serve hot!

 
     The steps seem long but as you watch the video you will see they are not that intense.  We just wrote them out ever step by step.  As you can see below they came out golden brown, they had a great taste to them and if you want to add more sauce fee free to!  Below is our video so please check that out if you haven't seen it yet.



     We really hope everyone enjoyed this post, this is such a great meal for the fall but you can enjoy it year round!  This dish is very simple but it is also so affordable!  You can make this for your family and friends and impress them with such a beautiful meal!  Below is the video so be sure to check that out and subscribe to our channel for new videos weekly!




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The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, November 10, 2016

100,000 SUBSCRIBER BONANZA!!!!|Honey Pecan Salmon

Hello all!

100,000 SUBSCRIBERS!
Kinda, it's actually 100...

     As you can see we hit a landmark!  Well we actually hit 100 SUBSCRIBERS, so whats a few zeros and a comma!  So we did it, one of the biggest milestones for You Tubers is actually the 100 Subscriber point.  They say it is one of the hardest per you are just starting off and getting there is difficult.  We wanted to celebrate this with a nice healthy dish we think you will really enjoy!  If you like fish/seafood you will enjoy this!  If you are just starting to try fish, this dish will not be a bad one to try.  Salmon is very healthy and easy to make.  With just a few ingredients and your oven you can put this amazing dish together in just a few minutes!

     We really think you will enjoy this dish and we hope you do try it.  The Cooking Corner loves making great fun dishes, but also wants our viewers to know fun and great tasting can also be healthy and beneficial to you! Below are all the ingredients and directions be sure to check them out and see our video below!  If we are ever going to hit 1,000 subscribers we will need your help so subscribe please!

Serves 2

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes
Total Time: 25-30 Minutes

Ingredients:
2 Fresh caught salmon.  Also note you can use farm raised salmon if there is no fresh caught available.  Look for the darkest salmon, the darker the color the better.
1 Cub of pure farm bough Honey
2 Table spoons of crushed Pecans
1 Table Spoon Brown Sugar
4 Cups Broccoli cut up
2 Ounces of Olive Oil
2 Table spoons of of Salt
2 Table spoons of Pepper
2 Table spoons of Powder
2 Cups of Quinoa


Directions:
Rinse the salmon under cold water and pat dry.
Lightly season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, on both sides then let rest.
In a large bowl mix the broccoli, table spoon of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
In a smaller bowl mix the brown sugar, honey and chopped pecans.  Chop the pecans in a mixer if you can't buy them chopped up.  Chef chopped his own.
Add more honey if needed and mix up till it is a thick glaze.
Either heat up a cast iron skillet or place tin foil on a cooking sheet if you do not have cast iron.
(Heating up the cast iron will allow the fish to cook and not stick)
Place your fish in the skillet or sheet pan and surround with the seasoned broccoli
Glace the salmon with your honey pecan glaze, place a nice thick coat on.
Have your oven set to broil and place in.
Depending on how how your oven gets you need between 15-20 minutes.  Do not have the fish to close to the top, second setting down is good.
Cook the Quinoa.
Check the fish every few minutes, if the boccie is getting crispy as well as the fish you are good.
You want the fish to look crispy and the broccoli to have black charred tops.
Remove and plate up.
Drizzle any reaming glaze over top and serve over a bead of Quinoa or not up to you.




     There you have it! Looks amazing and has a great sweet taste, the broccoli will cook with that glaze as well making them crispy and sweet!  This dish is different unique and very healthy, one of Chef's very own original.



    Again thank you all for your support we have such a great team and fan base you are all so awesome to us and we are grateful for where we are!  100 subscribers down....  A lot more to go!  Spread the word for us please! 

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Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Asparagus Parmesan

  
     Hello all!
     We wanted to share a very easy and great side for almost any main dish.  Asparagus has many health benefits such as it is high in many minerals and fiber.  Green vegetables are also very good for your immune system and help your liver and kidneys function.  They clean out major organs like this, aside from that funny smell everyone knows about the vegetable is also has a very good taste and you can make it all different kinds of ways.   You can also pick them up at your local store or market for a pretty cheap price.  I have even bought them frozen which is still good because picked fruits and vegetables are usually flash frozen so they retain the minerals and nutrients.

     So below is a great oven roasted side dish you can put with chicken, beef, fish or even alone if you wish for a healthy snack.  You can also place this on a salad to mix it up!

Serves 4-6 Depending on the bundle you get.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:
Asparagus: 1 bundle or package is about 4 servings
Cooking Oil-we use Coconut oil or Olive oil    
Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions: 
Heat your oven to 350
Rinse off the Asparagus and dry
Cut the bottoms off about .5 to 1 inch from the bottom
Lay the Asparagus flat on a tray like a cookie sheet, make sure it has a lip around
Drizzle olive oil on the Asparagus, just go back and fourth from top to bottom don't over drizzle.
Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the Asparagus.
Place the tray in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes you can go longer if you would like.  Test them my sicking a fork in the Asparagus and see how tough they are.
Take out and place on your dish and enjoy!




     We think you will enjoy this dish, it's really easy to make and is healthy too.  We like to have it when we eat chicken or fish.  Honestly it also makes a great side dish if you can't decide or if you are both saying no to a vegetable the other is offering.  



     With such an easy dish we think you will be making this more often then not!  The team likes this dish because it is healthy, taste great and goes with everything.  Also if you are just stumped on a side, cook this!  You just need 3 ingredients and it takes less than a half an hour.  Friends of our team say they use this as a go to now and it has helped them complete many meals!



Thank you again for stopping by and check out the video, please subscribe fore more great recipes and ideas!  We are trying to put out ones you will enjoy, and afford!  Thank you again for joining us and let us know of anything different you may have done to the meal!


Remember, Cooking should be Fun!  So have Fun doing it!!!



The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!|BLT-T Dip

Happy Halloween!

 
     We hope everyone had a great past weekend as well as today being Halloween!  Today we have a dip right from Chef himself.  This is a BLT-T Dip.  Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Turkey.  A fun new dip we think you would love and is different.  Chef told us making a new dip can be difficult just because of how many there are and how many amazing ones at that.  However he thought it was a great idea to have a dip for our video because everyone likes to bring apostatizes for Halloween parties.  Chef did say to make this after the holiday as well!  It makes an all around amazing dip so don't contain it to just this season!

Serves 6-10

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 40 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 Pound of Ground Turkey
1 Pound of Bacon
1 Cup chopped green onions mixing
1 1/2 Cups of sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 Cup chopped green onion for garnish
1 Chopped Tomato (beef steak works great)
1 Cup Mayo
1 Package of cream cheese (8 ounces)
1 Cup Sour Cream for mixing
1/4 Cup for garnish
1/2 Shredded lettuce
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Garlic powder
Your favorite chips for dipping

Directions:
Place your bacon strips on a cooking sheet over tin foil and cook at 350 degrees until fully cooked.
While the bacon is cooking cook up the ground turkey, season the turkey with salt, pepper and garlic power.
After the bacon is cooked remove and let cool.  (place in freezer for faster results)
Chop up the green onions and tomato and shred the lettuce.
In a large bowl mix the cream cheese, mayo, sour cream and the cooked ground turkey.  Mix well.
Break up the now cooled bacon and add almost all of it.  Leave some for garnishment.
Add the the 1 cup of chopped onions, sharp cheddar cheese and almost all the tomato.  Leave some tomato for garnishment.
Once fully mixed add to a shallow pie dish or other shallow dish.
Cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Remove and garnish with the shredded lettuce, and left over bacon, green onions, and tomato.
Place a dollop of cream cheese in the middle.

Serve hot, with a good dipping chip!


Have fun and safe Halloween!  Enjoy this dip with some scary stories and a cold hard cider!
Make sure you enjoy within your local drinking rules and regulations.  Please enjoy responsibly   

*Per our Legal Team We also are not sponsored by any of the products shown here.    

     We hope everyone enjoyed this post and recipe.  It is a new take on a classic dip and we think you really will enjoy it!  The dish was empty on our end so it was a hit!  The staff and other friends who tried it really enjoyed it because it was different and a lot of the time people bring the same kinds of dips but this one is just a bit different.  Please check out our video below to see how it was made.




     With Halloween here we do hope you have a safe night but enjoy it!  This is a great time to be spooky and just have fun with it.  Again a different kind of dip but try it out.  We think this different style will leave your guest wanting the recipe!  


Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bow Tie Beef Skillet

     With Halloween now just approaching we wanted to make sure we got you a 30 minute meal!  This meal is very easy to make and taste great!  Filled with lots of colors from the vegetables and beef this meal will warm you up for the coming cold months.  It is also filled with vitamins and minerals to make a nice wholesome and healthier meal.  This meal was made for chef by out camera crew.  One of the operators makes this a lot and brought this to a meeting.  Chef loves when the team brings ideas to the table.  He loves cooking and researching ideas but he loves how the team works as one unit and always encourages us to bring our favorite meals too.

     We all tried it and loved it, the dish was gone!  Our narrator even got to try some so lets hope drying his narration he says this!  So we hope you check out this dish below, using the stove is great for the winter nights and it takes no longer than 30 minutes to make!  Some of the team made this and had their families and kids try it.  They came back saying the kids loved it!  So yes kid approved!

Check out our video below as well!

Serves 5
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb Beef
2 Cups of bow tie pasta
1 can of drained diced tomatoes.
1 1/3 cup beef broth
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 Table Spoon Worcestershire sauce
1-3 Medium sized Yellow Squash thinly sliced
1 chopped green pepper
1 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 Pinch of Salt
1 Pinch of Pepper
Italian Bread Sliced

Directions:  
In a large skillet cook the beef over medium heat and start to break it up so it is finely ground.
Once fully cooked, drain and season with salt and pepper.
Add then stir in: Tomatoes, Beef Broth, Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce and pasta.
Bring to a boil.
Cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 10-12 minutes
Add Squash and Green Pepper and mix around until tender.
Add 1/2 cup of cheese and mix around.
Cook for 1-2 more minutes then plate.
Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

Serve with some buttered sliced Italian Bread!




     We really hope you enjoyed this dish, a different take on pasta and beef.  Something the family will love and this meal you can do during the week when things are busy!  Being inexpensive is also a plus.  The team also wanted to note this dish makes good for left overs.  Bring it to work and have the rest of lunch!



     With Halloween almost here we really hope everyone enjoyed the past few weeks of videos for this fun month!  Did you watch some scary stories?  We also hope you check out Corpse Husbands site.  With November coming up we have a lot of work to do so make sure you hit that subscribe button and stay tuned!

Remember

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Doritos Chicken Pita Pockets

     We are excited to announce our first lunch meal.  This amazing meal is so easy to make and puts a fun spin on your typical sandwich.  With just a few ingredients and your oven you can surprise your family and friends with a cool unique lunch meal as you watch a game on TV or just hang out and talk.  This also will make a great conversation piece at the lunch table at school or work!  As everyone is eating their same old meals you will show them you have something different.

     We hope everyone is having a great Fall season and getting ready for Halloween!  With just a week and a half away what will we surprise you with!  I guess you will have to wait and see.  The Chef is keeping it a secret even from the team!  Below are all the instructions and ingredients as well as the video so be sure to keep reading and check out our other meals!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients: 
Chicken Tenderloins: 1 strip can be cut in half which will fill a pita.  (4 pieces of chicken per full pocket 2 pockets per plate)
2 Cups Flour
3 Eggs
2 Table Spoons Water
1 Bag of Doritos
1/2 Tomato-Chopped
1/2 Onion -Chopped
1 Shredded lettuce
1/2 Cup shredded Mozzarella and Sharp Cheese each.
1-2 Packages of Pita Pockets
Mayo, or any dressings you wish
Salt and Pepper

*Measurements are all depending how many you need to make

Directions:
Wash and dry the Chicken Tenderloin pieces
On a cutting board use a meat mallet to lighting pound the chicken to loosen them, makes them flatter and faster to cook.
Cut the chicken pieces in half, and again if needed.
Take out 3 pans to setup your assembly line.
1st dish is flour and some salt and pepper
2nd dish is eggs, water, salt and pepper.
3rd dish is crushed up Doritos.
Dredge a piece of chicken in the flour.
Then move it to the egg dish and coat it in egg.
Lightly place it in the Doritos mix, coat both sides.
Place on a new dish.
Repeat until all pieces of chicken are done.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place the chicken on a cooking sheet and place in your oven.
Cook for about 15-20 minutes or when chicken reaches 165 degrees internally.
Take your chicken out when done and start to make your pocket.
Dress with any dressings you wish then add your toppings and chicken pieces.
Once done serve both pockets with chips and enjoy!



      We hope you enjoyed this post and video below!  As you can see from the picture this lunch meal came out wonderful.  Lots of color and flavor!  This dish came out really well and Chef made the team.  We hope you do try this out, it didn't take long and only a few ingredients.
Make sure you view the video below!




     Thank you again for stopping by, we hope you enjoyed video and if you haven't be sure to subscribe!  We are putting out videos weekly and will have lots to come!  Break out of your typical lunch and try this one!

Remember,
Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sauteed Apples

     With fall comes fall foods and snacks!  Everyone loves baked apples but how about Sauteed Apples.  This different style is easy to make and different then the classic baked apples.  Bring a new side to the table and keep your guest wondering where you got this dish!  (It was us)  We know you will enjoy this dish because apples taste great, make a healthy side and this is unique!  Please see below for our easy instructions, pic and video!  Make sure to watch it to see how easy this can be!

Ingredients:
4 Medium Apples.
2 Table Spoons Butter
Pinch of Cinnamon
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper

Directions:
Peel the apples and cut into wedges.  Use a apple corer to cut them with ease.  They are cheap and a great tool to have.
Place the slices in water to keep them from browing.
In a medium pan melt the butter.
Dry the apple slices and add them to the butter.  Make sure the apples are arranged on one side.
Let the apples cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Lightly season with the sugar and salt and let cook 2-3 minutes more.
Then season with Cinnamon.
Turn the apples over and turn the heat up to medium.
Cook and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Take off and plate.
Serve at once.

     This great fall side dish or snack will be perfect for you and the family!  The warm cooked apples have a crunch along with just that great taste.  Get some warm cloths on and get ready for the holiday season with this great side dish!



     We really hoped you enjoyed this post, the video is below.  Like we said before a lot of apples are baked or made into pies.  This dish won't take you long to make, you can keep them warm in the oven before you serve them up, or cook them a few minutes before the main dish!  Either way this healthy snack can be put together in just a matter of minutes.


     Stay tuned for this Thursday as we get back on track with our regular video!  We hope everyone enjoyed this bonus video today!  Keep having fun in this great fall season!  

Remember,
Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tangy Chicken Wings

     With Fall now in full swing we thought it would be a great start to show you an appetizer that taste great and is easy to make!  Since we made some great fried chicken wings we wanted to show you that oven baked wings can turn out just as amazing!  This also is a great time to start cooking with our ovens per its cooling down.  When it gets colder out sometimes frying outside can get difficult plus cooking foods in all different techniques is fun and gives you a different taste for that food.

     We think you will enjoy this appetizer, you just simply mix and cook!  No going outside to fry or worry about oil either.  Below is the recipe for this dish along with some changes as well and alterations so be sure to check them out!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 45 Minutes

Serves 8

Ingredients:
12-15 Chicken Wings thawed and cleaned.
1 Package of dry French onion mix
2 Table Spoons Spicy mustard
1/3 Cup Honey
Salt and Pepper

Directions:
Make sure the wings are fully thawed rinsed and dried.
Salt and Pepper the wings and let sit
In a small bowl mix the french onion mix, mustard and honey together.
Place the wings in a larger bowl place the wings.
Drizzle the sauce over the wings and mix.
Place the wings on a pan that has tin foil on it.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
Flip them around 20 minutes.

Alteration:  You take the wings and cook them for 20 minutes first without the sauce mixed on them.  Then take them out and sauce them, finish cooking them for the rest of the 20 minutes.  Below we will explain the difference so be sure to check that out!



     The video is directly below so please check that out for step by step instructions!  The wings came out great, there only a few so the whole team didn't get to have them but chef tried!  The blog/social medial department did and they were amazing!  They had a crispy texture with a sweet and tangy taste.  Something new and different.  A lot of the times you get the same kinds of wings, but this was different.  It was refreshing to try something new!

     For the alteration, chef said if you sauce the wings then cook them for 40 minutes like the video shows.  They will have a great taste but will have a more harden shell.  If you cook the wings naked then sauce them 20 minutes in, the sauce won't cook as along so the texture will be different.  Try both ways or cook 1/2 one way 1/2 another and see the difference!

   


     We really hope you enjoyed the video and post!  The wings were a great unique idea and makes great for that fall football season!  Also again if you don't have a fryer this works perfectly!  Oven baked wings taste amazing and will be a bit healthier.  We encourage you to always try new ideas and routs to your end result!  Thank you so much again for stopping by we hope you come again!

Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Fettuccine with Carrots and Asparagus|Corpse Husband

     With Fall now upon us its time to start cooking some great tasting and colorful meals! (not that we don't other times, but you know what we mean).  This fantastic pasta dish is very easy to make and has a healthy side per it doesn't use really any unhealthy ingredients.  There is some heavy cream but we'll get to that later.  With bright orange and green colors this dish will make you feel like you are embracing the Fall season to its fullest!  We think you will really enjoy this dish and again it was not hard to make and only took a few ingredients!  Check it out and give this a try we think you will be pleased!

     With the Fall season here and the Halloween holiday approaching we also wanted to give a great shout out to another You Tuber!  Corpse Husband is a narrator that specializes in the horror field.  He does narrations on scary stories, true scary stories, some paranormal things and works very hard on his site making it professional and creative.  We wanted to give him our first shout out because he works very hard on his site, does a great job and interacts with his fans.  He replies and reads comments.  Does Q&A sessions and talked about his life outside YouTube.  Just an overall great person.  
Thanks Corpse Husband for all you do!
        
*Be mindful and do not let any young children listen, or you will be the ones up all night with them!
Be sure to check out all his info which is listed below on this post! 

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients: 
8-12 Asparagus Spears depending on thickness
2 Table Spoons Butter
2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
Lemon Zest- 1 Lemon's worth
Salt and Pepper- to taste
1 Ounce of lemon juice
1 Cup of Carrots, Carrot chips work great
1 lb of Fettuccine
Basil Leaves
Shaved Parmesan Cheese

Directions:
Run Asparagus under cold water and dry.  Cut the bottom woody like ends off.
With a sharp knife cut the asparagus into diagonal pieces. 1/4 inch is good.
In a pan melt 2 table spoons of butter or heat up 2 table spoons of oil.
Add the asparagus and saute for 2 minutes.
Reduce the heat to low and salt and pepper for taste
Add the lemon zest and heavy cream. (You can void the cream if you would like)
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the carrots.
After a minute add the pasta until cooked.
Remove about 2 ounces of the cooking water and set aside.
Drain your pasta and carrot mixture and place back in the pot.
Season with salt.
Pour the asparagus mixture over the pasta and mix, coating all the pasta.
Add some lemon juice and some of the cooking water to loosen if needed.
Add in a few basil leaves
Serve in a bowl or plate and on top add a few more basil leaves and garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese if you would like.

*Side Alteration, if you wanted to not use butter for the pan or heavy cream.  You can substitute it for olive or canola oil which is healthier.  The dish also won't be altered much.

     This dish is very delicious and makes a great fall meal.  It is very simple to make and is very colorful!  You can also not add in the butter, milk and cheese if you want to.  After we all tried this dish we all knew it would be a hit.  It has a great flavor and Fettuccine pasta is so often passed by.  The thicker noodle is nice to work with and its holds the flavor very well.  Make sure you  check out the video below and subscribe if you haven't yet to our channel for future content!

 
     We really hope you enjoyed this post and meal.  Per our Chef in the video you will see please also check out Corpse Husbands Links!  His information will be below! our video so be sure to check it out!  Good food mixed with some scary stories makes a fun night!  I would also recommend putting his stories on in the car if you and some friends are driving.  During a good long drive would be perfect for some scary stories!



     Also note when the season is over keep listening!  Scary stories don't just have to be told during October!  Its fun year round to gather some friends for spooky evening with food and horror!  Hey maybe we will collaborate some day!  (That is our narrator dreaming of course.)  We really enjoyed this post because we had fun and this being our first holiday season we wanted to branch out!  Also note if you found us because you follow Corpse Husband, stick around, maybe you are looking for a cooking site as well!  We would love to have you!



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Thank you for joining in again and have a fun start to Fall and Halloween!

Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!!!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Loaded Baked Potato

     Everyone loves a good baked potato!  Taking the time to slowly cook them and then adding some of your favorite toppings makes such an amazing side dish or snack.  These are so easy to make and once done you and your guest will have this very flavorful side dish.

     What we like so much about this side dish is that it can go with just about anything.  You can add different things to it and it doesn't take long to prep and serve.  With just dressing up the potato after it's been cooked you are good to go!  Below are the steps to follow along with our video!  Please check it out.

Prep Time: 5 Minues
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 minutes
Total Time: 1.15 Hr

This recipe serves 2

Ingredients:
2 Potatoes (one per person) Russet or Idaho work great.
2 Table Spoon Butter
3 Table Spoon Parsley
3 Table Spoon Rosemary
3 Table Spoon Chives
1 Table spoon Green Onion
3 Table Spoon Olive Oil
3 Small pieces cooked crispy bacon
1/4 Cup Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Buy a fresh block and shred it your self)
Pinch of Salt and Pepper
1-2 Table Spoons Sour Cream

Direction:
Wash and dry your potatoes
Using a fork or sharp knife poke a few holes around the potato
Finley chop up the parsley and rosemary
Drizzle some olive oil on the potato and then roll it in the oil
Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the potato, flip over and season again
Sprinkle the rosemary and parsley over the potato and roll it to have each side coated a bit
Place in your oven at 375 for 1 hr
As the potato is cooking dice up a green onion.
Take out and slice down the middle, but not all the way.
With a fork pry the potato open a bit or use your hands to push each side.  Be careful it will be hot!
Using your fork or knife, fluff up the potato insides.
Place two thin slices of butter in the potato.
Shred the extra sharp cheddar cheese over the potato, It will meld down so shred quit a bit.
Place back in the over between 4-6 minutes still at 375 degrees.
Take out again and place a few larger sized pieces of crispy cooked bacon inside. Or you can cumble it up.
Sprinkle the chopped up green onion on the sour cream.

Serve hot and enjoy!


     This side dish is again very easy to make and will taste so much more enjoyable than a potato you microwaved!  Since the potato takes an hour to cook you can still make your main dish.  Once done with some dressing up your potato is set!

     The picture below was one Chef made, it came out great however if you wanted to add more cheese or sour cream you can.  Some pictures you see the potato over flowing with toppings.  We feel this is done to often and can overpower the potato.  Chef however didn't want to to much flavor or take away the taste of the potato so we topped it off at an even level.  We really enjoyed this and was glad Chef let us all try this!
Thank you Chef!



     Try this recipe out we think you will really enjoy it.  Potatoes are great for you, however and if you wish you can not add the sour cream or bacon.  If you are looking for a lighter loaded baked potato.  However we encourage you to go all out.  Loaded baked potatoes deserve it all!  Enjoy the video below and be sure to subscribe to our channel if you like what you see!




Remember

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Wing Dip

     So there are so many different dips and there are many kinds of Buffalo Chicken Wing Dips you can try.  Today we bring you this one from our a teammate in our IT dept!  She brought us this recipe and pointed out there are so many good recipes right on the backs of many different sauces, marinades and dressings!  This one is brought to you from the back of a Franks Red Hot.  However so you are aware it is not exact, she did make changes.  Remember recipes are like blueprints, read them over then see what you can do differently!  Sometimes you can make something different, sometimes the recipe is perfect they way it is!  

     *Also per our Legal Department:  We are not sponsored by Franks Red Hot Sauce.  However to inquire to be a sponsor please reach out to us!

     It really is very easy to follow and you can put this all together in under an hour.  The biggest part of this receipt is that she uses "real" chicken NOT canned Chicken!  I mean real like we go to the poultry section where the chicken is wrapped and ready to be cooked right away.  She has made this a few times, the one time my co-workers had it and they knew it was made with real chicken not the canned kind.  The plate was emptied very soon.   

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time Just under an hour 

Ingredients:
3/4 lb Chicken (freshly packaged NOT canned) chicken breast
1 package of cream cheese, 8 oz (softened)
Water
1/2 cup hot sauce, (3-4 ounces for boiling & 1/2 cup for mixing.) 
1/2 cup blue cheese
Shredded Mozzarella and Sharp cheese


Directions:
Place 3 pieces of chicken in a medium sized pot.  Do NOT use canned Chicken!
Add enough water to just cover the chicken, then  add about 2 ounces of hot sauce.
Boil the chicken for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked.
Drain the chicken and let cool, then break apart into small pieces
Shred chicken using a small food processor or a knife.
In a medium bowl mix the shredded chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce and blue cheese together.
Place the mixture in a oven safe dish, a pie dish works great.
Spread around and smooth out the surface.
Sprinkle Mozzarella and Sharp cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes
Remove and serve, caution it will be very hot.  (Use a spoon to start the serving per the chips may break on the harden cheese).

Serve with your choice of chips!

     This will make a great office dish to pass or bring this to a party!  Your guest will love it, and using real non canned chicken it will make a difference!  You can also bring this to a party already warmed up, or use their oven.  Either way this will be a hit and putting it together was easy!

     We hope everyone enjoys this recipe and video!  This dish has been used by most of of our staff on several different occasions and each time they say the dish was emptied!  Many people say they can tell "real" chicken was used not canned per it taste so much better.  Chef advises again do NOT use canned chicken per it doesn't taste as good and is very high in sodium.  Use chicken breast you get from your meat section in your butcher shop or grocery store.  




     This appetizer is very easy to make and will be empty before the party is over.  We really hope you try it and share this post and video with others!  We understand if you don't want to however but at least give us credit when trying to steel the recipe.  We do hope you enjoyed this post be sure to watch the video below.  Also check out other great recopies on out main page and be sure to check out those videos featuring our great Chef and our Narrator who thinks he's funny... (Yea we said it)

     PS. After you watch the video, please note... Yes he did get to try some...




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stuff Cube Steak (Poor Man's Steak)

     Everyone loves Steak!  Well we want to show you a way to cook steak even if funds are tight!  Cube Stake, is also referred to as poor mans steak.  It is much less expensive however the quality is not as great you can still do many things with it!  This awesome meal won't take long and it is something new to try!

     Cube Steak can get a bad rap per people feel it is a bit cheaper in quality.  Looks almost like a larger burger than a smooth piece of thick steak.  However with some love and dedication you can turn this little brother of steaks into an amazing new meal!  Most Cube Steaks are just grilled or pan seared but by stuffing a few pieces with some fresh ingredients you can have a new twist on how you cook it!

Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 30
Total Time: 45

Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 Pieces of Cube Steak
4 Ounces of Cheese. (Cream, Feta, or Blue works best)
1/2 Cut Pepper
1 /2 Cut Green Onion
1 Cups Spinach
1 Table Spoon Oil
2 Table Spoons Salt
2 Table Spoons Pepper
2 Table Spoons Garlic Powder
2 Table Spoons course seasons. (Like a Montreal season)


Directions:
Lay both pieces of Cube Steak out
Sprinkle your AP rub over the pieces. (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)
Spread the cheese you want to use over each piece of the steak.
In a small pan heat up your oil.
Cook your cut onion, pepper, Spinach.  Cook 1/2 way.
Place all the ingredients on one side of the steak.
Place the other cube steak on top.
Using string or cooking twine tie the cube steak together to hold it.
Sprinkle Each side with Fine AP rub again.
Sprinkle Each side with your course rub after.
Setup your grill to have direct/indirect heat. 350 Degrees
Place the Cube Steak over the direct heart, Flip around 2-3 minutes
Let Sit for another 2-3 minutes.
Move to indirect heat for 15-20 minutes or use your oven.
Take it off and let rest for about 5-10 minutes.
Slice up the steak and serve!

     We really hope you enjoyed this dinner.  Not sure if you have cooked or even tried Cube Steak but we do hope you try this meal out and even substitute different fillings for this meal.  Again the steaks are cheaper but the meat is a bit tougher so be aware of this.

     *Fun Fact from our Team!  We did this video months ago before our editing and writing team was fully set so our Chef had to write the script for our narrator to read!  Our Chef didn't want our narrator to have the credit of this meal we guess!  (Wait till our Narrator reads the blog!)



     We hope everyone tries this meal out and stay tuned for more great meals we will be showing you!

Thanks and remember,

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team