Monday, February 27, 2017

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Hello all!
  We wanted to drop you a great healthy dish today!  These unstuffed cabbage rolls are great for dinner.  They have many amazing ingredients and when the cabbage is cooked it has an easier taste to it rather than cold.  It also mixes with the amazing other ingredients like the tomatoes that are so good for us!

     We also wanted to finally start our GLUTEN FREE section!  We have dishes that are gluten free but finally wanted to officially start it.  We will be adding our other videos to the playlist and going forward will do our best to mention it!  We also want to help others that have Algerians or are vegetarians or eat vegan dishes.  It will take a bit of time but we plan on helping everyone we can.  We really think you will enjoy this dish below and think the family will enjoy it as well!

Serves: 6-8

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

1.5 Pounds of Ground Turkey
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Large Chopped Onion
1 Clove Minced Garlic (1 Tablespoon if you have a jar)
1 Small Head of Cabbage, Chopped
2 Cans (14.5 oz) Diced Tomatoes
1 Can (8 oz) Tomato Sauce
1/3 Cup Water (Optional)
1 Pinch Black Pepper
1 Pinch Salt
Grated Parmesan cheese

In a large skillet heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the ground turkey and onions.
Cook until the turkey is tender and the onions are soften.
Add the garlic and continue to cook about a minute.
Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce and cabbage.
(If the cabbage won't fit, let it cook down a bit then add more.)
At this point you can add the water or not.
Stir together as best you can carefully.
Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil.
Then cover and bring down to a simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Once done serve up in a bow and garnish with fresh grated Parmesan cheese if you wish.

Here is the final picture!  Be sure to see below for the video!

     We do hope you try this dish, it had a great flavor.  The turkey, tomatoes and cabbage is a great and healthy mix to fill you up and give you the energy you need!  We also like this dish because many people may people may not want to try cabbage.  However this dish really makes it have an amazing flavor!  This just came across us as unique and fun.  Below is the video so please check that out!

     We do hope you enjoyed this video and try this meal out.  If you are looking for a new dish that has a lot of flavor and has a healthy additive!  This is it!  The leftovers also saved well and were great the next day or so.  The ingredients were not expensive as well.  You can also pick up a nice fresh head of cabbage in season from your local farmer!    

     Thank you all again for joining us and if you have anyone that wants to cook or those looking for Gluten Free meals please refers us!  We would be very thankful...  

Cooking should be FUN, so have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Slow Cooked Ribs

Hello all!
   Looking for some Ribs but don't want to be outside all day in the cold?  This low and slow meal will make you coming back for more.  Maybe even cooking them in the summer!  Your friends and family will think you slaved all day for this dish but with steps you can look like  real pit master!

     These fall of the bone ribs were done with two different sauces after they slow cooked for about 6 hours on low!  Many people think ribs can be very difficult to make or that you need the oven however slow cookers can really cook almost anything!  You can also set this up and then get some things done in the house or if you have to leave for a few hours!  With the winter months still in full swing this is a great idea for a nice weekend meal where you can enjoy with family and friends!

So you know we made 2 sets of ribs, one rub with with the one below, the other rack we used store bough rib rub to try.

Serves: 4 people per rack

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 6 Hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 Minutes

The ingredients are for 1 Rack of Ribs.  Double if you want 2 or do two different kinds of rubs!

1 Pack of  Pork Ribs (1 rack per 4 people)
AP Rub- 4-5 Table Spoons per side

Rib Rub: Feel free to use this or your own!
3 Tablespoons of Paprika
1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Ground Mustard
1 Pinch Salt
1 Pinch Allspice
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper

Honey Garlic Sauce:
1 1/2 cups Honey
3/4 Cups Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
3/4 Cup Ketchup
3-4 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
1 Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes

Sesame Seeds for garnish

Honey BBQ Sauce:
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Cups BBQ Sauce

*I didn't trim the ribs or take the membrane off.  This is up to you.
Take your AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder) Sprinkle each side of your ribs.
Let sit as you make your rub now.
For the rub:
Mix all the rub ingredients together. See above.
Sprinkle on each side of your ribs as well as the ends and sides.
Cut the ribs in half.
Place them in the slow cooker, meat side facing the walls and the rib bones down.  (The bone side you can feel)
Turn to Low and let cook for about 6 hours.
*Every Slow cooker is different!  If yours runs hot, check it sooner.  Ours does.

20 Minutes before you pull the Ribs make your glaze mix!

Honey Garlic Glaze:
In a pan mix all the ingredients together see above.
Bring this to a boil for a few minutes.
Reduce to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
Let sit for about 3 minutes so it can thicken.

Honey BBQ Glaze:
In a bowl mix 1/2 cup honey with 1 cup BBQ Sauce.
Do NOT heat this up.

Turn your oven to Broil.
Take your ribs out and place them on a tin foiled cooking sheet meat side down.
Glace your ribs with either sauce you use!  Or if your doing 2 racks, you can do one set of each.
Place in the oven for 4 minutes.  If you have 2 sets of ribs, rotate them after 2 minutes so they each get time under the heat!
Take them out and flip them over, so the meat side is up.
Glaze again, and place in the over for 4 minutes.
Again if you are doing 2 racks make sure you rotate so they each get time.

*If you are doing one rack of ribs only, monitor them close per every oven is different and the broil setting can burn your ribs!

This is not a hard dish but if you have any questions leave us a comment or reach out to us!

Here is what both looked like, they really came out amazing, each had a different but great flavor!

     We do hope everyone does try this if they like Ribs.  It is easy and they really had a wonderful taste!  We do hope you watch the video per sometime the instructions can look difficult this meal is not.  Below is the video and checkout how easy it is!

     We do hope you enjoyed this video and post!  We had so much fun making this dish.  Most of the team was involved and we all just joked around and even had some camera fun.  When we cook as a group we have the most fun and that is what cooking is all about.  Getting together and just celebrating one's company.  We do hope you continue to cook and learn as you go.

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, February 17, 2017

Baked Dolloped Sweet Potatoes

Hello all!

     We hope this finds you well!  Today we wanted to share a sweet but healthy dish!  This side dish is so easy to make and has a great healthy aspect to it!  Baked Sweet Potatoes, with a nice sweet dollop on top.  Sweet potatoes are generally so full of flavor but if you just add a touch of flavor to the top you can make them look really nice and add a kick of flavor in case you don't exactly love them.

     One of the reasons we love Sweet Potatoes so much is because they are a natural product of our planet, packed with vitamins and minerals, and digest in our system very easily.   Now the big question is, Yams vs Sweet Potatoes!  Well you can read on the difference till you are blue in the face however they both carry different unique differences.  They both have very healthy facts about them and being able to tell isn't to hard.  However this post isn't to just educate you on the difference.  If you wanted a post on that let me know!

     I can advise we eat more sweet potatoes here however yams are very healthy for you as well.  The Sweet Potato does have a deeper orange color and your local vendor should have them marked correctly.  However you should also be able to tell with the taste if you eat one over the other.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hr or more (depending on potato size)
Total Time 1 hour 30 Minutes for us.

4 Sweet Potatoes
3 Ounces of cream cheese (softened)
1 Tablespoon butter (softened)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Pinch of cinnamon

Wash, scrub and then dry your sweet potatoes.
With a fork or knife poke hols in the potatoes.
Set your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the potatoes on a sheet pan and cook.
Let cook between 1 hour up to 1 hour 25 minutes.  Pending on the size.
While cooking, make the topping.
In a medium bowl, place the cream cheese, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
With a fork mix well then use a whisk if needed.  You want it to be creamy.
When the potatoes are done remove and test with a knife.  It should slide in easy and come out clean.
Use the knife to cut the middle and spread the sides apart.
Let cook a bit and use the fork to fluff the potato.
Place a dollop of the topping over the potato.
Repeat and then serve hot!

Here they are!

     We do hope you enjoy the video below.  This meal really has a wonderful taste to it and sweet potatoes are so healthy for us!  They have lots of vitamins and minerals as well as they digest very easily in our bodies.

     Thank you again for joining us today, if you wanted more info on sweet potatoes you can ask us or do a bit of searching.  There is so much information on the internet.  I know there maybe some Yam fans out there so if you want me to cook some of those just ask!    Again thank you for stopping by and checking out our site!


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

~The Cooking Corner

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sloppy Sally's

Hello all!

     Today we want to show you a great and different idea for a  quick 30 minute meal!  Move over Sloppy Joe, Sally is in town!  This is a similar but still different take on the traditional Sloppy Joe.  We also used a hallowed out roll, not a bun so it has a new look to it.  We haven't made a 30 minute meet in a few weeks so we were due!  We really think you and your family will enjoy this unique and different meal.  Spice your average dinner up with this and still have time to relax.  There is little clean up as well!

Serves 6

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

1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
1 Can (15 oz)Tomato Sauce
1 Can (4 oz) Chopped Green Chilies
1 Cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Pinch of Garlic Salt
1 Package of Sub Rolls

Cook the beef along with the onions until the meat is fully brown.
Add in the Tomato Sauce.
Add in the Chilies.
Add the Garlic Salt.
Bring mixture to a boil for a few minutes then drop to a simmer.
Let simmer for 10 minutes.
While its simmering, cut the rolls in half, then hollow out he insides.
Before you remove add the cheese and let melt in.
Fill the rolls with the meat mixture.
Plate up with a few sides of your choice.

Serve up!

     As you can see they really came out wonderful.  This meal is so fun and easy to make.  We really enjoyed the hallowed out rolls as well.  A different take, not your usually dinner roll style meal.  This meal is one we really like because it is one that is unique and just overall fun to make and eat.  Below is the video so be sure to check that out so you can see how Chef puts this quick meal together!

      We do hope you enjoyed this video today and this post.  Again, give this a try!  Put a new fun meal down for dinner!  Simple and quick, it is one of our 30 minute meals after all!  We really try to get these out because we know how busy the work week is so we do hope everyone is enjoying them and if you want more let us know!


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, February 3, 2017

Breakfast Sliders

Hello all!

     Everyone loves a good slider right?  Now you can whip some up for the morning!  These breakfast sliders are easy to make and taste great!  With everyone always making the classic breakfast meal why not try this!  It's inventive, fun and different!  This meal also didn't take long at all to make with just a few key ingredients you can totally show your friends a new fun breakfast idea they will enjoy!
We also have been talking to Maille, they make mustard and many different kinds at that!  We made the glaze with their Mustard and it came our really good.  Thank you for reaching out to us!  We hope to work with you more in the future!  We hope you enjoy the post and video, be sure to really try this because its fun, easy and different!

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

Serves 9

8 Eggs
3-4 Slices of Ham
5-6 Slices of Bacon
4 Slices of Provolone Cheese
1 Package of Dinner Rolls (9 per pack usually)
1/4 Cup Melted Butter
1 Table Spoon of Brown Sugar
1 Table Spoon of Mustard

Put the bacon on a baking pan and cook in the over at 350 degrees
Start to scramble your eggs.  (Scramble them the way you do.)
As the eggs finish, cut the dinner rolls in half.
Spray a cooking pan with non stick cooking spray.
Place the bottoms of the dinner rolls in it.
Place the Provolone cheese on the dinner roll bottoms.
Place the Scrambled eggs over the cheese.
Place a the slices of ham over one side. of the rolls.
Place the bacon on the other side.
Place the top of the dinner rolls on top of the meat.
In a small bowl mix the melted butter, brown sugar and mustard and whisk.
With a cooking brush, glace the tops and sides of the rolls with the glaze.
Place in the oven at 350 degrees between 10-15 minutes.
Take out and cut down the creases.
Remove and plate!
Serve up!

   As you can see this comfort food for the morning is hand held and easy to whip up!  Really is a fun and different idea.  There are a lot of breakfast sandwiches but this you can make right out of your own kitchen!  Don't forget to check our out video below!

     We want to thank everyone for checking out our site today.  We also want to thank Maille for reaching out to us.  The mustard was really good and we got a few different kinds.  We hope to do some more with them in the future and can't wait to see what else we can make with that great mustard!  Thank you all for just watching us and your support.


Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team