Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Some of these recipes may have already appeared On My Plate, but they are tried and true favorites that have really fit into my menus (and I hope yours).
Open-Faced Hot Chicken Sandwich with Mushroom Gravy, nobody would have had to told me twice to clean my plate.
South Dakota Public Radio noticed another story I shared in November about holiday letters. The accompanying recipe for Green Salad with Pomegranate and Mandarin highlights the juicy bits unlike some seasonal greetings.
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments smell so good that they shouldn't be limited to just the Christmas tree.
Garlic and Lemon Salad Dressing is my stand-by for quick salads and has helped me keep off the 10 pounds that I lost during my tonsillectomy. Tip: It is also a great marinade for chicken.
Beer Brined Pork Chops with Onions.
Brownie Cherry Cheesecake. It really is a party in your mouth.
South Dakota Magazine submission promotes the great works of Dakota Dachshund Rescue. Our family expanded with the adoption of two more little wiener dogs, and our waist lines are expanding with Deviled Chili Cheese Dogs.
As I look ahead at recipes and ideas for future articles, I wonder what you would like to see? Have a local delicacy that you think deserves to be shared state-wide? Add your suggestions in the comments, and I will see what I can do.
Friday, September 07, 2012
Bright, fruity ice cream.
I had picked up early on that although my southern bred parents said, "warsh," there was not an R in "wash." It took a little longer for the realization that "sherbert" was actually pronounced "sherbet."
Regardless of how you may articulate it, the Bing Cherry Sherbet that I whipped up this summer was delicious. Creamy, fruity, and rich. Made without an ice cream maker. Yes! Without an ice cream maker. Lusciously easy...although a bit time consuming due to the freezing/whipping process. But, worth it.
Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside.
Stir 2/3 cup sugar and water together in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Transfer syrup to a medium bowl and place bowl in ice-water bath.
Let syrup cool completely, stirring frequently.
In a large mixing bowl (I used the metal bowl of my KitchenAid mixer.), whisk together sour cream, heavy cream, milk, salt, and the syrup.
Transfer to freezer (I put the entire bowl in the freezer.).
After 30 minutes, remove from the freezer and whisk mixture vigorously for 2 minutes (I used my stand mixer.).
Return to freezer.
Repeat whipping every 30 minutes until sherbet is the consistency of whipped cream and whisk leaves a trail, about 3 to 4 hours.
Meanwhile, put cherries, remaining 2/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a large pot.
Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until cherries begin to break down and juice thickens, about 30 minutes.
Transfer to a bowl and allow to cool completely. (Warm cherries will destroy the delicate, frozen sherbet.)
Gently fold cherry mixture into sherbet until just combined. (I left swirls of the juices through the sherbet.)
Cover surface of sherbet with parchment paper and freeze in covered container until set, 4 to 6 hours. (Serves 8-10)
Monday, January 02, 2012
Back when I was in high school, a friend and I used to have a ritual for escaping from study hall. Open campus allowed us to hop in her car and hit the nearby grocery store for Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts and chocolate milk. We would "flip U's" --for those of you not into our small town lingo, that means cruise the main highway, from one end to the other, making U-turns in parking lots to turn around and do it again and again and again--, solve the world's problems, and stuff ourselves with those sweet treats. As mundane as that may sound, I have very fond memories of those aimless hours of driving around.
However, my awesome friend has an even better treat to share with YOU, my friendly blog readers. That very successful business that I mentioned? She is a Pampered Chef consultant. For the past 14 years, this home-based business has provided a steady income for her and her family while offering flexibility for their hectic schedules. She has earned amazing trips and had fun while she worked. It truly has been a dream job for her, and she loves to share the impressive and useful products of Pampered Chef.
That great act of friendship inspired me. I have been wanting to do a giveaway here On My Plate f.o.r.e.v.e.r., but haven't been organized enough to get it done. I have decided to add my own $50 Pampered Chef Gift Certificate. This one will be available to "friends" on Facebook.
Yep. You read that correctly. In the next week, you have 2 different options/chances to win $50 from Pampered Chef. What will you buy with your gift certificate? A mini muffin pan to bake Bite-Sized Winter Fruit Tarts? Those great stackable cooling racks from A Few of My Favorite Things? Stoneware or a batter bowl? What would you love to own? Tell me, and it could be yours.
Here are the two ways to win a $50 Pampered Chef Gift Certificate:
- Comment here, on THIS blog post, and share with me which Pampered Chef product you dream of owning and what you would use it to make. BONUS: Name gets thrown in the hat an extra time if you plan to try a recipe from On My Plate.
- Head over to Facebook and "like" On My Plate (https://www.facebook.com/OnMyPlate) AND comment on the post there for THIS blog post. Again, tell me which Pampered Chef product you can't wait to own and how you want to use it. And again, BONUS entry for checking out a recipe shared On My Plate.
BTW--because of a little spam/troll issue, I do moderate comments. Don't panic if it doesn't appear immediately, I will check frequently and authorize all entries for the gift certificates. ALSO--If you choose to comment anonymously (and not register with Blogger), please be sure to include your first name or nickname in the comment so that I can identify when you win. Thanks!
Disclaimer or whatever: This blog post is sponsored by my incredible friend, Rhonda. While Rhonda is a Pampered Chef consultant, Pampered Chef is not sponsoring this giveaway. It is a personal venture in the name of friendship from myself and my friend. Opinions stated are purely my own.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 pastry for double-crust pie (homemade or ready-made refrigerated)
2 tablespoons sugar
Combine cherry pie filling, cranberries, raisins and nuts in a medium bowl; set aside.
Roll pie crust on a lightly floured surface.
Cut 48 1 and 1/2 inch circles from pie crust with a biscuit cutter or glass.
Place tiny rounds of crust into mini-muffin pans.
Fill each crust with 1 teaspoon of filling mixture.
Cut 48 small stars (or other shape) from remaining pie crust (re-roll dough as necessary).
Place one small star on each tiny tart.
Sprinkle each tart with sugar.
Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes.
Cool on wire rack.
Store loosely covered. (48 mini tarts)
Check back here On My Plate or on my Facebook page for the announcement of the winners on January 10, 2012. Good luck, and go love your friends!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine flours, oatmeal, baking soda, and salt in mixing bowl; stir.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
Remove from heat; add brown sugar, stirring until smooth.
Add sugar mixture to flour mixture, beating with mixer at medium speed until well blended.
Add cherries, vanilla, and egg.
Beat until combined.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Spray baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment. (I heart parchment; clean up is sooooooo easy...just toss.)
Using a small cookie scoop (REALLY. I am not a gadget person, but cookie scoops make a world of difference in the ease of baking cookies), drop 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Cool on pan 3 minutes, or until almost firm.
Remove cookies from pans; cool on wire racks. (30 cookies)
Monday, August 16, 2010
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
30 sweet cherries, pitted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 6 dessert dishes or ramekins with non stick cooking spray and set them aside on a large baking sheet.
Melt the chocolate and butter, stirring occasionally. (Can use a double boiler, microwave, or as I do, just a really heavy cast iron sauce pan on very low heat.)
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Stir in the cocoa powder.
Add the melted chocolate mixture.
By hand, stir in the flour and salt until the batter is smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared dishes, filling 3/4 full.
Arrange 5 cherries in the top of each baking dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the tops are shiny and a toothpick inserted into the middle doesn't not show wet batter...some moist cake crumbs may cling to the pick.
Cool on rack for 20 minutes. (Serves 6)
2 cups water
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
Combine cherries, water, and sugar in saucepan.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Everything is in place, including a very simple, but decadent dessert. I whipped up a Brownie Cherry Cheesecake last night and it is sitting prominently in the kitchen...tempting me. I want to sink into the richness of the cheesecake and the sweetness of the brownie. I want to taste the burst of tart from a cherry on each bite. But for now, I wait because company is coming.
1 brownie mix (for 8x8 inch pan)
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup water
(or whatever ingredients are stated on the package)
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
2 packages cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cans cherry pie filling
Spread batter in a 10" or 12" round spring form pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat eggs, sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, and vanilla until creamy and smooth.
When brownie layer is baked, immediately pour cheesecake filling on top.
Spread carefully to edges of brownie.
Bake 30-40 minutes more, or until cheesecake is set and firm.
Cool for 2 hours.
Top with cherry pie filling.
(Flavor is best served at room temperature, but should be stored in refrigerator.) (Serves 12)
Monday, February 19, 2007
Simple Cherry Cobbler
1 (12 ounce) frozen pound cake
1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
1/3 cup water
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, with a few more for garnishing plates
Cut pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Place cubes in a 9-inch microwave safe pie plate.
In a small bowl, combine pie filling, water, and almond extract.
Spoon pie filling over cubed cake and sprinkle with almonds.
Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high 5-7 minutes (time may vary depending on your microwave), or until hot.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped topping and additional toasted sliced almonds sprinkled on top.
*Fresh Fruit Option: Combine 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, sliced peaches, or pitted cherries with 3/4 cup apricot jam and substitute for the pie filling. (Serves 6)
HAPPY PRESIDENT'S DAY!