Welcome to my kitchen! For those of you who know me, you know how much I love to cook and of course, I love tasty food. I wanted to do something fun with my website, because I know that when we are having fun, life unfolds in magical ways!
In MB's Cooking Corner, I will be sharing my favorite recipes. Each recipe, I have personally made and feel is absolutely delicious. I am not sharing them all at once. This is a building library. So check back to find more! YUM.
Since this is a new idea of mine, I don't have pictures of all my recipes. I'll include pictures as soon as I have them.
Bacon Wrapped Dates
Want a simple, easy to make and amazingly delicious appetizer? Bacon wrapped dates fits the bill. When you heat a date, the texture changes and people often think it is some kind of meat! I often ask people to guess what they are eating and most times they don't know, but it is so tasty they just want more.
Dates-as many as you want to make. Big ones are best
Bacon-slices cut in half
Toothpicks-some people use toothpicks to hold the bacon. I don't.
Cookie pan lined with parchment paper to help absorb grease from bacon
I buy pitless dates, but if you buy dates with pits--PLEASE split dates and remove small hard pit. Wrap each date with a half slice of bacon. Secure with a toothpick (or not :-)). Place on cookie sheet and bake @ 400 for about 20 minutes (length of time changes with thin or thickly sliced bacon). Turn once during baking.
Napa Cabbage Salad with Cilantro Dressing
Want a refreshing salad with no mayo? I know mayonnaise is tasty, but sometimes you just want a salad without the texture of mayo.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon grated peeled ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 fresh Serrano Chile, finely chopped, with seeds (I usually omit)
1 small head Napa cabbage ( 1.5 pounds), cored and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
1 bunch scallions, sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
Whish together vinegar, sugar, ginger, oil, Chile, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Let stand, tossing occasionally, 10 minutes.
Delicious, refreshing, tasty!
Pralines Oven 300 degrees
1 lb of Pecan Halfs
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Salt
1 Egg White
1 T. Water
Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl and set aside. Beat egg white with 1 T. water until frothy. Dump pecans into frothy egg white and coat evenly. Dump sugar mixture over pecans and mix until evenly coated.
Spread pecans onto baking sheet and place in oven for 30 minutes, gently tossing 3 times during baking.
These make wonder gifts when place in pretty tin canisters. Your friends will love these tasty nuts.