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 (Optional)
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