Thursday, August 4, 2016

Good & Chewy Cookies

This recipe was my Nana's and my Mom says she often came home from school to these freshly baked cookies. My family loves them and I hope yours will too!

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tablespoons milk
1 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs. Mix together flour, baking soda and power and salt, then incorporate into sugar mixture. Beat in vanilla, milk, coconut and oatmeal, then stir in Rice Krispies with a wooden spoon. Drop with a cookie scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes, or until just barely beginning to brown. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lettuce Wraps

* Adapted from Our Best Bites
2 tsp. canola oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. ginger, minced
1 lb. ground chicken or turkey
3 oz. mushrooms, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 bag coleslaw mix (4 c.)
1 can water chestnuts, drained and minced (8 oz.)
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onion
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced (1-2 Tbsp. juice)
1/2 tsp. Sriracha/ hot chili sauce (optional)
1/3 c. cilantro, chopped
2 heads iceburg lettuce

   Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat on stove top.  Add oil, garlic & ginger.  Saute about 30 seconds until fragrant, then add chicken(or turkey), mushrooms, and salt.  Cook about 5 minutes, stirring often, until chicken is cooked through.
   Add cole slaw, water chestnuts, and green onions.  Cook about 2 minutes, until slaw starts to wilt.  Add soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and hot sauce.
   Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
   Carefully remove individual leaves from head of lettuce.  You can use kitchen shears to trim edges if desired.  Spoon mixture into lettuce and serve with sauce below (or you can use a soy or teriyaki sauce).

2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 tsp. water
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. ginger, minced

*wisk all ingredients until combined.

*Serves 6-8

Cowboy Caviar

1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 bag frozen corn
2 c. cherry tomatoes, chopped
2 large avocados
1/2 small red onion
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. lime juice
salt & pepper, to taste

*Combine all ingredients and chill in fridge a couple hours before serving.
*Great with tortilla chips, nachos, or on grilled chicken.

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