What’s more Irish than a traditional recipe for corn beef and cabbage? Even though my family has no Irish heritage, we still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by the traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage. It has a very unique and exquisite taste to it. Some people may not enjoy the taste of corn beef and cabbage, but others do. If you want to experience the traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, then follow the recipe below!
– 3 pounds of corn beef brisket with spice packet
– 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
– 1 large head of cabbage , cut into small wedges
1) Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water.
2) Add the spice packet that came with the corn beef.
3) Cover the pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
4) Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender.
5) Add cabbage and cook for 15 minutes. Remove meat and let it rest for 15 more minutes.
6) Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth as you want.
7) Slice the meat across the grain. ( The whole corn beef and cabbage is ready in 2 hours and 35 minutes)
8) Enjoy the traditional corn beef and cabbage !
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Did you ever wonder what your taste buds would think of with the mixture of chocolate and steak? This is the perfect Valentine’s Day meal. It has both chocolate and steak, which resembles a sign of love for Valentine’s Day. Both of these, chocolate and steak, are my absolute favorite food item to eat. The mixture of them sounds quite interesting but delicious, right? However, my family made Steak au Poivre once for our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was delicious! It was so unique, but had a sweet, bitter taste to it. Try this recipe for your special Valentine’s Day dinner! Follow the recipe below.
– 2 beef tenderloin steaks ( 5 ounces each)
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil, divided
– 1 tablespoon of whole white or black peppercorns, crushed
– 1/4 teaspoon of salt
– 1 tablespoon of finely chopped shallot
– 1/4 cup of port wine
– 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
– 1/4 cup of condensed beef consommé
– 1 teaspoon of minced fresh rosemary
– 1/2 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1) Brush the steaks with 1 tablespoon of oil; sprinkle with peppercorn and salt.
2) In a small skillet over medium heat, cook steaks in 2 teaspoons of oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Once they are done, remove and keep warm.
3) In the same skillet, sauté shallot in remaining oil until tender; Add wine and vinegar, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
4) Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
5) Add beef consommé and rosemary. Bring to a boil again; add the chocolate, stirring until melted and sauce is thickened. Serve sauce with steaks!
6) Then enjoy the delicious meal of Steak au Poivre !
Happy Valentines Day!
Valentine’s Day is a day to show our love and affection towards each other or significant others. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays; however, the first word I think of when I hear Valentine’s Day is chocolate. The best present that someone could get me for Valentine’s Day besides roses, would be any kind of food related with chocolate. My family tradition for Valentine’s Day is a chocolate dessert. The Molten Lava Cake is the dessert my family makes for Valentine’s Day to express our sweet love to each other. The Molten Lava Cake is a great dessert for Valentine’s Day or even any time someone is willing to bake it. To create this delicious dessert, follow the recipe and instructions below.
– 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, plus more for ramekins
– 1/3 cup of Confectioner’s sugar, plus more for ramekins and serving
– 2 ounces of semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces
– 1 large egg
– 1 large egg yolk
– 1 teaspoon of espresso powder
– pinch of salt
– 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees; Butter two 6-ounce ramekins, then dust with sugar.
2) Place butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high in 20-second increments, stirring after each, until melted. Let cool slightly.
3) In a small bowl, whisk together egg, yolk, sugar, espresso powder, and salt. Add chocolate mixture; whisk to combine. Add flour, and whisk just until combined (do not over mix).
4) Then, pour batter into prepared ramekins (Recipe can made up ahead until this point).
5) Bake until a toothpick inserted 1/2 inch from the edge of ramekin comes out clean, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out wet.
6) Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (do not over bake ).
7) Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack; run a knife around the inside of the ramekins to loosen.
8) Invert cakes onto serving plates, dust with sugar and serve immediately.
Enjoy The Molten Lava Cake!
Getting tired of the same old mashed or baked potatoes? Want to try something new for Christmas dinner? Here is a new, fun method that can spice up your experience with potatoes. Potato Casserole. This dish is extremely tasteful, creamy, and delicious. Always having this dish on Christmas Day is a family tradition for my house. I love the Potato Casserole dish so much that I always want to have it every day. This dish is especially good for leftovers as well. If you want to experience a new dish involving potatoes, follow the simple recipe below!
– 1 pound of frozen hash brown potatoes ( 4 1/2 cups)
– 2/3 cups ( 1/2 of 10 3/4 oz can) condensed cream of chicken soup
– 1 8oz container of sour cream
– 1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp chedder cheese
– 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
– 1/2 teaspoon of salt
– 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
– 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine, melted
– 3 cups of Rice Chex cereal- crushed
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter in shallow 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
2. In large bowl, break up potatoes (don’t need to thaw).
3. Continue with soup, sour cream, cheese, onion, salt and pepper .
4. Add to potatoes and mix thoroughly.
5. Mix the ingredients into the baking dish.
6. Combine butter and Chex crumbs until evenly coated. Sprinkle over potato mixture.
7. Bake 50-55 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (Makes 6-8 servings)
* 2 dishes usually double the recipe and bake in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish
Enjoy the Potato Casserole dish !!
Merry Christmas !!
Stuffing is a very important part of the Thanksgiving meal. People usually have the traditional stuffing, whether from the turkey or a mixture. However, my family tradition is the Pineapple Stuffing. This may sound unsatisfying, questionable or gross, but is an excellence dish to add to your Thanksgiving meal! You may want to consider this dish for your next Thanksgiving meal or possibly another holiday! Follow below for the recipe of the Pineapple Stuffing!
– 1/2 cup of butter or margarine
– 1/2 cup of sugar
– 4 eggs
– 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
– 6 slices of stale bread, cubed
1. Cream the butter and sugar into a bowl.
2. Beat in eggs, one at a time.
3. Stir in the pineapples, then fold in the bread.
4. Next, transfer to a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
5. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.
6. Once the dish is done, allow it to cool and sit out until the dish is served !
7. Then, enjoy the Pineapple Stuffing !