Thursday, August 25, 2016

Breakfast Wraps (Soft Opening)

     I have been making breakfast wraps for several years now.  For all my friends and family that have tried them I have had wonderful reviews.  So today I want to share my first breakfast meal with you on the Cooking Corner!

     This breakfast wrap is very easy to make and you can add or subtract items at your pleasure so don't be afraid to do so!  The following recipe will feed about 4 people, you can feed more or less depending how much you fill your wraps.  What I like most is they are easy to make, fill you up and give you lots of energy to start the day and kids love them!  You can look over this post and video and follow it or substitute to your liking!  However I would recommend this breakfast and I hope you try it out.

Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15
Total Time: 20

6 Large Eggs
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 Vegetable Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Cup cut up Turkey
1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 Tablespoons Milk
4 Wraps whatever style you like

In a small bowl whisk the eggs, milk, salt and Pepper
In a large skillet, heat a little oil.
Add onions and cook till slightly brown
Add the egg mixture and cook over medium heat until eggs are starting to harden
Add turkey and fold into the eggs.
Add cheese once the eggs are almost all cooked, depending how runny you like them.
Once cooked place a scoop or two in the center of the tortillas and roll up.
Fold in the sides to keep the rap together.
Cut down the center and use a toothpicks to hold.
You can also place them in a Panini grill and grill them!
If you don't have a Panini grill and want them cripsy you can place them on a sheet pan in the oven at 400 degrees till they are golden brown.  I would spray each side with non stick cooking spray first.
Serve with a healthy side like fruit or cottage cheese!

     This makes a great parenting breakfast because it is healthy and kids will love it!  Our daughter always ask when we can have wraps.  When we do make them she absolutely loves them.  She likes them grilled or not grilled.  The mix of eggs and turkey provide a healthy and filling meal to give you and your family energy with a low fat content.  The cleanup is easy and if you are on the go you can take this too.

*Please note, don't eat and drive even if it is a wrap*

     I hope you enjoyed this breakfast meal and be sure to add any other fun thinks you wish.

Make sure to check out the video below and enjoy!
Here is a picture of each style, grilled and non grilled.  Both have a great unique taste.  If you don't have a panini grill you can oven bake them as well!
     I hope everyone enjoyed this post and that you do give this a try.  It really is an easy and fun meal to make.  I think you and your family will enjoy it!  The recipe above will make about 4-6 raps depending how much you fill them.  So if you like them crunchy and cooked or on the softer side I really think this is such a great breakfast and will be sure to give you the energy for your day!

Cooking should be fun!  So have fun doing it!!!

~The Cooking Corner
Blog Team

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Parmesan Crusted Alaskan Cod (Breaking Ground Video)

This is my Breaking Ground video!  We are still set to open Fall 2016, 2 weeks to go!
     This is my first installment of my 30 Minute Meals Section!  I wanted to start a section that is great for people on the go, it might be a long day at work, sports, the gym, a second job, kids, whatever!  I know your busy!  So like many others I wanted to show you some great quick but very delicious meals you can prepare and not be up all night cooking or cleaning!

     I can't wait to expand this section and I have many different meals.  I think easy, fun and tasteful meals are so important during that really busy time of the week.  I love taking my time and making a long meal on the weekend or when I have the time, however during the week when things are busy I need a quick meal.
     This meal came out great, the fish had a lot of flavor, was very tender and I felt full but not stuffed or sick after.  Fish is such a healthy meal to cook.  Then on top of that serve it over fresh vegetables or a green salad for an even healthier option.  The below recipe makes about two meals but you can just add more fish, the mayonnaise mix will have enough for a few to coat if you need it.  You can also double the recipe if you need more.

Prep Time:  7 Minutes
Cook Time: 5-8 Minutes
Total Time: 12-15 Minutes

1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons of Mayonnaise 
1 tsp Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika 
1 4-6 ounce  skinless Pacific Cod, Fresh or Frozen
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Shreaded Parmesan Cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Spring Greens
Italian Parmesan dressing (or a dressing you prefer)

Preheat your oven to Broil
Rinse both sides of the Cod with cold water and pat dry.
Season both sides with salt and pepper.
In a bowl mix mayonnaise, garlic, onion powder, chili powder, and paprika.
Brush one side of the Cod with mayonnaise mix 
In a deep dish mix the Panko bread crumbs and shredded Parmesan cheese together. 
Place that side that is brushed with the bonding agent down and press lightly on the fish. 
Brush the other side with your bonding mix.
Flip the Cod over and bread the other side. 
Put some olive oil or cooking spray on a cooking tray.  (I didn't do on the video and forgot!)
Place the Cod on a sheet and place in the oven.
Cook until golden brown, about 5-7 minutes, watch it carefully!
Mix up the green spring mix with some Italian Parmesan dressings and Plate.
Take the cod out and gently place on the spring mix.
You can garnish with a lemon wedge if you wish.
-Serve immediately fish cools fast!

     I always say my dishes are just blueprints so expand on them and do what you wish!  This makes a great quick and easy dinner!  I really hope you enjoyed this post the video is below please check it out and hit the SUBSCRIBE button below to get updates on new videos!  If you're family loves fish or is just starting to get into eating fish this meal is perfect!  Please feel free to add any other seasonings or spices to your bonding agent as well.  


Cooking Should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

~The Cooking Corner
Blog Team

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Homemade French Fries (Teaser Video)

  One of the best and classic sides, late night snack or just all around fun foods to eat is the classic french fry!  This amazing snack can be made simple or spiced up, however you make it everyone is sure to run over and be excited that you made them homemade fries!

     You don't have to go far to find french fries and for a long time I thought they were difficult to make but after some great pointers from a friend and wife we made them and did a video all in one take!  I think honestly cutting the fries scared me the most.  I always felt you have to buy a cutter to specifically make them but it really is easy.  With just a few natural ingredients and a some time you can have amazing and very crispy french fries your self!

     So below is just one style of how to cook them, I hope you enjoy and try this dish too!  Also note this is my YouTube channels teaser video!  After putting up my trailer so many people have been messaging me as well as asking in person when the first video was going to drop!  I know I said the Fall but people are just to excited to wait so I will be dropping this teaser video now!  I hope you enjoy!

Below is all the information be sure to view the video at the bottom and check out others to come!

Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes
Cook Time: 50-60 Minutes
Total Time: Little over an hr. (I do add shortcuts too)    

-Russet Potatoes about one large potato per person
-Vegetable Oil

-Wash and pat dry all the potatoes you want to use.  In my video I left the skins on to give them that home style look but you can peal them as well.  I used Russet potatoes I feel they work best.
- Cut the potato in half and then place the smooth side down and slice down making thin strips.
- Place the strips in cold water.  This will remove some of the starch to make them crispy when cooked.
- Let sit in the bowl of cold water for about 15 minutes.  You will see the water get cloudy.
- Take the fries out and pat dry.
- Heat your fryer up to about 310 degrees.  Use and outside fryer to keep the vapors outside!
- Place the fries in slowly and let cook for about 7 minutes.  The low heat will cook them from the inside.  The fries will cook the oil down to about 250-260 this is okay.
-Pull the fries out and let dry.  Place them out to cool for about 25-30 minutes or place in the freezer to speed up the cooling process.  If you place them in the freezer you only need about 10 minutes.
***Note after freezing them you can place them in a bag and cook them later!  You can cook up a large batch to do this and have fries on hand then.  All you have to do is pull them from the freezer and continue with the next few steps!
- Once the fries are cooled down raise the oil heat to about 390 degrees, again the oil will cool so just keep an eye on it and raise the heat if needed.
- Place the fries in and let fry in the hot oil now.  This will make them crispy and will only take a few minutes to cook.
- Let cook until you want.  We like our really crispy so we leave them in for a few minutes.
- Remove slowly and let the oil drain off them, Place in a bowl with a paper towel.
- Salt and Pepper to your liking and mix well.
- Place on a plate with your favorite dipping sauce and serve immediately.

     I hope you all enjoyed this dish, I never thought to double fry the fries but after doing a lot of looking and viewing I learned this helps make the fries that much better and crispy.  This dish really doesn't take much time and you can use the freezer to cook the fries after the first cooking stage to cool them down faster.

I hope everyone enjoyed this teaser post!  We are still in production but if you want us to put more out sooner let me know!

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

~The Cooking Corner
Blog Team