Mango and Sticky Rice

2 cups sticky rice, soaked overnight in water to cover 2 mangoes Sauce 1 1 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup sugar pinch of salt Sauce 2 1 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup sugar Drain the rice and place in an even layer in a steamer lined with cheesecloth so...

Carnitas Meal from Cafe Rio

Shredded Pork 4-6 lbs pork loin 1 16 oz jar salsa 1 can coke (optional) 2 cups brown sugar Directions Put everything in a crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours. Turn to low for about 4-5 hours more. Open it and shred meat and cook on...

Bran Muffins

Ingredients 2 cups boiling water 2 cups Kelloggs Bran Buds 1 cup shortening 2 1/2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 quart (4 cups) buttermilk 5 cups flour 4 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp salt 4 cups Kelloggs All Bran Directions Mix boiling water and Bran Buds together and...

Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups shortening 2 cups white sugar 2 cups canned pumpkin 2 eggs 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 6 Tbsp butter 8 Tbsp milk 2 cups powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup packed brown...

BBQ Chicken Pizza

1 Tbsp sesame oil 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast marinated in BBQ sauce for at least  2 hours 1/4 cup barbeque sauce 1/2 cup marinara sauce pizza dough for one pizza 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional) crumbled...

Pizza Dough

Ingredients 4 cups bread flour 1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) instant or rapid-rise yeast 1 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 3/4 cup warm water Directions Add yeast and a couple teaspoons of sugar to the warm water  for about 10 minutes until the yeast is bubbly....

BBQ chicken corn salad

4 ears of fresh corn cooked and cut off the cob (see recipe for cooking in the microwave) Shredded/chopped iceberg lettuce chopped green onions Chopped cilantro Chopped basil Chopped tomatoes chopped avacado crushed baked tostado chips boiled or baked chicken, shredded then mixed with your favorite BBQ sauce (to...

Pot Stickers

1/2 pound of ground pork 1/2 medium head of cabbage, finely chopped 1 green onion OR  1/2 small white onion, finely chopped 2 slices fresh ginger root, finely chopped 1 can of sliced water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp white sugar 1 tsp sesame...

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Fried Chicken 3-4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour (To make your own self-rising flour use this equation: 1 cup flour + 1 1/2 tsp baking powder + 1/2 tsp salt) 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground white pepper...

Broccoli Salad

Veggies: 1 head cauliflower 1 head broccoli 1/2 cup celery 1 package frozen peas Cut and mix veggies together. Dressing: 2 cups mayo 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (does not need to be fresh) 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 1/4 tsp salt Mix together and stir into...

Corn on the cob in the microwave

Cut both ends of the corn off with the husks still on. Do not remove the husks. Place one ear of corn in microwave for 2 minutes or two ears of corn for 3 minutes. Take the hot corn out and put under cold running tap water and peel...

Julie’s White Bean Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 6 cans white beans (or great Northern beans) 1 1/2 tsp garlic 2 tsp cumin 4 cups diced cooked chicken 1 1/2 tsp oregano 2 cans fat-free chicken broth 2 onions, chopped 2 cans chopped chiles 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp white pepper 24 oz fat-free sour...

Low Fat Irish Soda Bread

1 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 cup wheat flour 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 4 TBS sugar 1 1/2 cups 1% buttermilk 2/3 cup Raisins Mix all dry ingredients (first 5) in a large bowl with a whisk. Slowly add buttermilk stirring with a...

Jane’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

FOR THE BROTH: 4 Chicken breasts 1/2 onion 1 celery stalk, cut in half 1 carrot, cut in half 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled (or substitute 6 cups canned broth for this part with the chicken) Place chicken, the 1/2 onion, celery, carrot, and the 2 garlic cloves in a...

Meridith’s Pomegranate Salsa

Ingredients: • 1 onion • 2 medium avocados • 3-4 regular tomatoes (maybe five roma tomatoes) • 2 pomegranates • Coriander seed or cumin (the cumin will give it a more southwestern flavor) to taste • Lime juice to taste • Cilantro to taste • (Optional) 1 can of...

Baked Ziti

Ingredients: • Ziti shells (can substitute with other pasta) • Spaghetti sauce • 1.5 TBS olive oil • 1 onion • 1 chopped red bell pepper • 1-2 cups chopped broccoli • 1 cup chopped carrots • 1 cup chopped celery • ½- ¾ cup grated parmesan cheese (can...

Chicken Mole

Ingredients 2 (15-16 oz) cans of chicken broth 1 square of unsweetened baking Chocolate 1/2 cup peanut Butter 1 jar of mole 3-4 chicken breasts shredded (from the crock pot or baked in the oven) 1 TBSP chili powder 1/2 TBSP cumin 1 (15-16 oz) can of tomato sauce...

Zuppa Toscana

2 3/4 cups chicken stock or broth 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 medium russet potato 2 cups chopped kale 1/2 pound spicy Italian sausage 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Combine the stock and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Slice the unpeeled potato into...

Julie’s Soft Cookies

1 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/2 cups flour 1 tsp soda 1 tsp salt 2 pkgs chocolate (or butterscotch or both) chips Mix the first five ingredients, then add dry ingredients.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 mins. ...

Hot Fudge Pudding

Blend in a bowl: 1 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tbsp cocoa powder Stir in: 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbsp oil 1 cup chopped nuts ( I always leave this out and let everyone put it on their own serving if...