Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crab Dip

     Hello all!
Chef wanted to share this special appetizer with everyone! Crab dip is found in many different books as well as online.  Chef took a few ideas and made his own!  This dip doesn't take long to make and can be served with many options from cold to toasted and on may different style breads or chips.  We think you will enjoy this one because how often does anyone bring a good crab dip to the party?  With spring just a around the corner this will be a great outside food snack as well!  So don't bring the same old chips and dip when you can bring Chef's Crab Dip!


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


Ingredients: 
1 Package of intimation crab.
1 Package of Cream Cheese 8 oz
1 Tablespoon Sour Cream
1 Pinch of Garlic Salt
3-4 Table Spoons Chopped Green Onions
1 Stack of small Wantons
1 Loaf of Garlic Tuscan Bread (or another you prefer)
2 Table Spoons of Dill Weed
1/4 Cup Melted Butter


Directions:
In a small bowl take your melted butter and add 1 table spoon of dill weed, mix. Place aside
In a larger bowl mix the soften cream cheese
Add sour cream
Add Garlic Salt
Add Chopped Onions
Add 1 table spoon dill weed
Add Crab and mix together well and place aside.

Take your wantons and cut them in quarters or halves and place them on a sprayed cooking sheet.
Set your oven to broil and place the pan in the oven.
Cook for about 5 minutes but check often.
Once cooked take out and place in a large bowl, drizzle the butter dill glaze over and mix.
Place the Crab dip in serving bowl and plate up wantons.
Cut up the other bread you are using and toast.
Serve all together!

Here it is!


    We do hope you enjoyed this post!  Remember the Crab Dip is Gluten free but the bread we used isn't so be sure to use gluten free chips to be safe if you want this fully gluten free.  Always check your ingredients when cooking.  We do hope you try this meal, it is so simple and really a fun thing to bring to a party!  Below is our video so be sure to check that out!




     Just a note as well you can put some of the dip on the bread and then cook it in the oven again!  There are a lot of different things you can do with this dip.  We do hope you enjoyed this video and post today.  Be sure to check out other great ideas we have made on our site!  


Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team


Friday, March 17, 2017

Shepherd's Pie

Hello all!
     We hope everyone is having a great week and with St. Patrick's Day this week we hope everyone is taking the time to celebrate!  What a fun time to just try new foods.  We took the time to show you how to make a very simple Irish dish.  Shepherd's Pie is such a classic meal and very delicious.  This also makes a great comfort dish especially during these cold nights!

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

Ingredients:
1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 Cup chopped Onions
1 Can Creamed Corn
1 Can Sweet Corn
Mashed Potatoes
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Italian Seasoning 
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (sprinkle)
4 Table Spoons of Butter

Directions:
Make your mashed potatoes to your liking.
In a bowl mix the two corns together.
Heat up a skillet pan and add beef and chopped onions.
Once cooked, spoon into the bottom of a casserole dish.
Layer the corn next.
Layer the mashed potatoes last.
Sprinkle some Cheddar cheese on top
Add pinch of Italian Seasoning.
Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

Take out and serve up.

As you can see!


          As you can see it has a really nice look and just full of flavor.  This dish really is so easy to make.  The prep is simple too, making the mashed potatoes maybe the hardest part.  You can also look at different ideas on what to fill so have fun and experiment!  Below is our video so be sure to check it out!



     We do hope you enjoyed this post and video!  We think you really will enjoy this meal and you can make it for anytime of year.  We do think you will enjoy this very flavorful meal!  Be sure to check out other meals we think you will enjoy as well!

Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Hello all!
    Hope this post finds you well!  We have been really moving along and just making all kinds of great ideas for you.  We do hope you have been enjoying them and have been trying some new ones out!
     Today we have a Cheesy Taco Pasta dish we think you will really enjoy!  This is a nice comfort dish that won't take long.  This dish is full of flavor and is not difficult to make at all.  This dish is also a one pot meal so everything is done in one dish!  Now granted we cooked our bacon in our oven on a cooking sheet, but shhh..  One of the reasons we really liked this dish is because it is a different and unique dish with a variety of flavor.  The clean up is also very easy, this dish makes a great weekend dish or weekday one for those busy nights!  We think the family will really enjoy it!

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
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Ingredients:
1 Pound of Beef (You can use other meats)
1 Package of Taco Seasoning
2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Cup Pasta
1 Cup Salsa
3 Cups Shredded Taco Cheese
1/2 Chopped Tomato
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Pepper
Pinch of Parsley
Crushed Tortilla chips


Directions:
Cook the beef till fully brown
Add pinch of salt and pepper
Add taco seasoning
Add Water and stir in
Add Pasta
Add Salsa
Bring to a boil then down to a simmer
Let simmer for 15 minutes till pasta is tender
Cut up 1/2 Tomato
Turn off heat and stir in the cheese
Plate up in a large bowl and add some chopped tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips and Parsley.




As you can see it has a great look to it.  We really think you will enjoy!  Below is our video.

       We do think that making this dish is very simple and you would enjoy it.  Again, not much to it and we hope you try this per how unique it is!  We think to often how many different meals are out there that are just different and this one we think is just up there!  Below is the video and really hope you check it out to see how exactly we made it in case you had any questions.




      Thanks again for joining us today!  If you have any questions just feel free to ask.  We hope you subscribed to our channel if you haven't yet.   Be sure to check out other ideas we have on our main page.  We also always want to encourage you to keep learning.  Cooking is a fun and easy thing everyone can do!


Remember,

Cooking should be FUN, have FUN doing it!

The Cooking Corner
~Blog Team

Friday, March 3, 2017

Venison Chops

Hey all!

     We have a great new video from our Venison and Game section!  Venison Chops are also knows as the back straps of the deer.  They are some of the best cuts of meat as well as they are very high in protein.
     Venison has some very nice pieces of meat and they can all be very affordable.  The one downside is the cuts are smaller.  There are always trade offs.  If you do however get a hold of some chops then we really hope you try this meal!  We know not everyone likes venison however if you have never tried it we would suggest to!  It has a flavor like beef and can be mixed with many different other foods.  The ground beef can be used in so many different aspects and when mixed it taste just like beef.  The cost alone will save you so much, and most hunters will only charge you for processing because they hunt for themselves and enjoy it.  Something to look into!

This dish is Gluten Free however depending on what sides you pick be careful!  The couscous we would check per some may contain gluten.  Always be sure to check your sides.  However the meat and glaze are gluten free.


Ingredients:
Venison Chops. Back straps cut into smaller pieces ( 1 package usually contains 10 pieces)
3-4 Table Spoons of Butter
3 Ounces of White Wine
2 Table Spoons of Minced Garlic
Pinch of AP Rub. (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)

Any two sides you would like!

Directions:
Remove venison chops from refrigerator and season lightly with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  (AP Rub) Leave on a plate while your pan heats up.
Heat a stainless steel frying pan over medium heat.
Add a small pad of butter and allow it to melt, evenly coating the surface of the pan.
Place venison chops in the pan, taking care not to crowd the pan or leave too much open space. 
Cook venison chops without moving, as this will disturb the formation of the caramelization.  About 1 or 2 minutes.  
Flip the chops over and repeat the process for the reverse side.
Place the chops aside and cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes.  The chops will continue to cook slightly and the meat will relax from the shock of cooking, making it even more tender.
Deglaze the pan with a small amount of white wine and add the minced garlic. Cook briefly over low heat, taking care not to burn the garlic.
Add a small pad of butter to cream the sauce you've made and serve over the finished chops.

You can use any sides you wish and serve up hot!  We suggest a vegetable and something filling!





     We hope you liked this posting and be sure to check out the video below!  We will show you how we made this dish and how you can to!  Meals like this may not be the most popular and we know Venison is not served all over but we think its good to reach out to all who cook!  



     We do hope you enjoyed the video, again if you want to save money look into purchasing some venison or talking to someone who hunts if you do not.  We purchased an entire deer for processing and it was only $40.00.  We ended up getting a lot of meat a few boxes full and are still eating it.  Most venison can also be mixed with other spices or flavors if you want, the taste is really close to beef.  


Thanks so much for joining us again and stay tuned for more videos and post to come!

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

The Cooking Corner
~ Blog Team