Monday, September 3, 2012

Food Around The World: Baked Brie

Rachel Ray's Baked Brie

Our food club is doing the country of France this month as it's theme. I love room temp brie spread on a stone wheat cracker! I've always heard of baked brie, but have never tried it. So I figure this would be perfect time to try it out! I got the Baked Brie recipe from Rachel Ray's T.V. show site. I normally look at a recipe and change it around when I make it. I did not do that with this one. I also figured out that there IS a difference between puff pasty & phyllo dough!

1 sheet frozen prepared puff pastry, 11 x 17 inches, defrosted
1 wheel brie cheese, about 5-inches round
2 tablespoons raspberry jam
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 box water crackers, recommended brand Carr's

Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Slice brie in half across the middle.
Spread the puff pastry sheet onto a counter and roll it to an 1/8 of an inch thick. 
Place half of the brie onto the puff pastry. 
Spread the jam on top. 
Sprinkle the almonds on the jam.
Replace the top half of the brie. 
Wrap dough up and over the brie, starting at the corners.
Turn over so the sealed side is underneath. 
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. 
Serve with crackers. 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Vegan Banana Oat Cookies

These are super good and not too sweet!!! Also a good way to use over ripe bananas. This recipe comes from Vegan Banana Oat Cookies, but like I do with most recipes I changed it up a bit.

Vegan Banana Oat Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/3 cup oil, plus 1 teaspoon oil 
2 bananas, mashed 
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
2 1/2 cups of oats
1/2 cup raisins (optional) 
3 tablespoons water 

Preheat oven to 350°F
Mix the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; set aside. 
In a separate bowl mix together the brown sugar, sugar, oil, and water.
Add the mashed banana and vanilla. 
Stir in the flour mixture and mix well. 
Stir in the oats and Raisins.
Drop cookies by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes.
Cookies will be brown around the edges and on the bottom.

If the mixture seems too thin, let it sit for a minute so the oats can absorb some of the excess liquid. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

So originally I found this recipe Marinated Baked Pork Chops. It looked good to me but I decided to make some changes to it and it worked out perfect! I would say try it both ways and see which you like better.

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

6 Pork Chops (I used Assorted Bone-in)
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Canola Oil
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Ketchup
Salt & Pepper to taste
Non-Stick Cooking Spray

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
2    Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray
3.   Place chop in baking dish and add salt & pepper to taste and set aside
4.   In blender add soy sauce, oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice,
      minced garlic, brown sugar and ketchup
5.   Blend on low until all ingredients are mixed well.
      (If you don't use blender it will separate)
6.   Use half of mixture and spread over pork chops.
7.   Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
8.   Discard any juices in pan, turn pork chops over and cover with remaining sauce.
9.   Recover with foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
      (May need longer for thicker chops)
10. This step is optional but I put them under the broiler for a few minutes to brown them.

I made white rice and asparagus to go with it and used a little of the sauce from the pan and put it on the rice. It was Delicious!!! The pork was tender and barely need a knife to cut it.

Let me know your feed back since this is my first time posting a recipe. On anything from page layout and if you make the recipe if you like it or not.

Buon Appetito!!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Jasmine    ~    Jeraimee    ~    MaKenzie

Food Around the World

So my friend Kelly just started a new blog Food Around the World where each month she picks a country to try different recipes from and invites others to also try some recipes from that country and post about them. So if you are interested in joining it's Food Around The World. I'm going to try my hand at Curry Lentils first and if that works well then I will try to make Brown Stew Chicken!

Here marks the spot!

So my friends Michelle & Kelly have been talking awhile about how they blog recipes they make. So I figure I would give it a try! I want to blog about more then just food though. So I'll also be blogging about my life and other happens as well! So here marks the spot of my blogging! Hope everyone enjoys it!