Chef John’s Pecan Pie

Chef John's Pecan Pie

Chef John’s Pecan Pie
The pecan pie made by Chef John has the ideal ratio of nuts to sticky toffee filling and a delightfully flaky crust.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

In a 9 1/2-inch glass pie dish, roll out the pie dough and crimp the edges.

Pie weights are placed on top of the parchment paper and distributed evenly across the bottom of the dough.

The dough is covered in parchment paper, which is pressed down to line the dough.

For 20 minutes, bake in the preheated oven.

Pie weights and parchment paper should be placed in a bowl.

Bake the crust for an additional 10 minutes or until it is lightly golden.

Organize the pecans on a baking sheet.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until lightly toasted.

December 21, 2023

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Easy Garden Green Beans

Easy Garden Green Beans

Easy Garden Green Beans
This is an easy side dish that practically cooks itself while you prepare the rest of the meal. It is a flavorful way to dress up plain steamed green beans.

Organize a steamer basket.

Put the steamer inside a big pot, then add enough water to cover it just slightly.

up to a boil.

Add the green beans and steam for 5 minutes, or until they are the desired tenderness.

Transfer the beans to a serving bowl after they have finished cooking.

Add Parmesan cheese, white wine vinegar, and olive oil before tossing.

Observe for ten minutes.

Before serving, take out the garlic slices and add some parsley.

December 20, 2023

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Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies

Lactation Cookies
These delicious lactation cookies feature brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, flax seeds, and oats to help support milk production for breastfeeding mothers.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Mix flaxseed meal with water in a small bowl and let soak for 5 minutes.

Beat butter white sugar and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl until creamy.

Add egg yolks and vanilla extract; beat to incorporate.

Stir in flaxseed mixture.

Mix flour brewer’s yeast wheat germ baking soda salt and cream of tartar in a separate bowl.

Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

Fold in oats and chocolate chips.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto a baking sheet.

December 19, 2023

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Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Goat Cheese

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Goat Cheese

Quinoa with Butternut Squash, Chicken, and Goat Cheese
Butternut squash, chicken, and goat cheese are combined with quinoa to create a filling, colorful, and nutritious one-dish meal.

Chicken breasts should be put in a pan with water and brought to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the middle of the chicken breasts is no longer pink.

Chicken breasts should be removed and left to cool while the water is saved.

Take 3 cups of the reserved water, discarding the rest.

Refill the saucepan with the 3 cups of water.

Back to a boil after adding quinoa and stock.

Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender.

December 18, 2023

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Grinch Kabobs

Grinch Kabobs

Grinch Kabobs
These tiny Grinch-shaped skewers are easy to make and a wonderful addition to your appetizers at any holiday party.

December 17, 2023

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Chocolate Cherry Delight

Chocolate Cherry Delight

Chocolate Cherry Delight
Protein-enriched chocolate drink mix is blended with frozen cherries and almond milk to create this refreshing smoothie that’s great for any time of the day.

Add chocolate beverage Blend almond milk with cherries and ice in a blender until smooth.

December 16, 2023

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash
This dish, which is delicious, is made in a slow cooker with butternut squash, apple juice, and butter.

Combine butternut squash and apple juice in a slow cooker.

Whisk butter brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; drizzle over butternut squash.

Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

December 15, 2023

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Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Raisin Cookies
A wonderful cakelike pumpkin cookie that fills your kitchen with a heavenly smell and uses up leftover pumpkin.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Grease baking trays.

Shortening and sugar are whipped together in a medium bowl until smooth.

Mix until fluffy after adding the egg and vanilla.

Add the pumpkin and stir.

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a sieve; add to the pumpkin mixture.

Add the raisins and walnuts last.

Drop heaping spoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets.

Cookies should be lightly browned around the edges after baking for 10 to 12 minutes in a preheated oven.

Apply the spice glaze, then move the baked goods to cooling racks.

December 14, 2023

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Ukrainian Goulash

Ukrainian Goulash

Ukrainian Goulash
Beef, onions, and garlic are combined in a sauce made of steak sauce and paprika in this Ukrainian interpretation of beef stew.

Shortening should be melted in a big pot on a medium heat.

Cook beef in hot shortening for 5 to 7 minutes, or until thoroughly browned.

Add salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and paprika to the beef; cook and stir for an additional five minutes.

Stir the beef mixture in the pot as you add the water and steak sauce.

The mixture should simmer for about 15 minutes after which the heat should be reduced to low.

In a small bowl, whisk the flour and water; add the mixture to the beef.

Keep stew simmering for 2 to 3 minutes or until it starts to slightly thicken.

December 13, 2023

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Buttery Nipple

Buttery Nipple

Buttery Nipple
Equal parts vodka, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps and coffee liqueur. Shaken with ice and served in shot glasses.

Ice should be put in a cocktail shaker.

Vodka, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps, and coffee liqueur should be added.

Shake firmly.

Serve after straining into shot glasses.

December 12, 2023

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