Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch editor dishes on his dinner creation.
I like to eat. So, one night, when my wife—yes, Mrs. B-W Patch—cooked up some whole wheat pasta with chicken, spinach and feta, I thought, "What else could we put in this?!" A quick raid of the pantry and freezer that night turned a good meal into a great one, and ever since, the Mrs. and I have added things to what is now known as, simply, "super pasta." OK, so I'm the only one who calls it that. Enjoy! Ingredients: Instructions: What else could I add to this thing? (Serious) ideas in the comments section please!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
No kneading! No waiting 10 days!
Have you ever received Amish friendship bread? You make your bread, give your friends a sample and the starter that made it. Then your friends can make a loaf for themselves and pass it along to their friends. It's a fun tradition and the bread tastes great, but let's be honest, who has 10 days to make bread? Here's a major shortcut. Just mix and bake. Here's the recipe for one loaf. Double it if you would like to make a loaf for a friend. The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative Courtesy of Redfly Creations 1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg (I used 1 tablespoon of vinegar because I didn't have any eggs on hand, it worked!) 1 cup buttermilk (I used 1 cup skim milk and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, again, it worked!) 2 cups flour (It tastes …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Sure, the Steelers aren't in the playoffs, but here's a tailgating recipe for the other games this month.
Yes, our beloved Steelers are not in the playoffs this year (stop for a minute to wipe away a tear), but there is still plenty of football left. If you're like me, and your Sundays still mean football games and guests, then this easy dip recipe might be just what you need to please the crowd without missing kickoff. It comes courtesy of myrecipes.com. Here's what you need: Here's what you do:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Pull out the grill one last time before winter and and give this savory marinade a shot!
Now that we’ve made it through Hurricane Sandy and the sun is finally shining, I thought this would be the perfect weekend to cook out one last time before putting the grill away for the winter. This recipe offers grilled chicken with a savory marinade combining fresh lime juice and chipotle chile. So pull out the grill one last time and give this Fusion Grilled Chicken a shot! Start by pounding the chicken to 1/4-inch thickness. In a shallow dish, whisk oil, tequila, lime juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire, ginger, chile, and salt. Reserve 1/3 cup of this marinade, then put the chicken in dish, turn to coat, and marinate 30 minutes. Then grill chicken over medium heat (you can hold your hand 1 to 2 inches above grill level only 4 to 5 …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Looking for apple recipes this autumn? Look no further! These muffins are the best!
As we bid adieu to summer and all its lush produce, we welcome in the fall harvest and the deliciousness yet to come; most importantly apples! Here's a delicious way to use your overabundance of apples—Apple Fritter Muffins. I use Granny Smith, but any type of apple will probably work. I make these sweet, moist muffins as a breakfast snack when I have family or friends staying at my house. They would also make a lovely gift for your neighbors! Apple Fritter Muffins Recipe courtesy of Chasing Some Blue Sky (I don't use the glaze, a little too sweet.) For the apples: 2 large apples, 1/4 inch dice 3 tbsp. butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp. water 1/3 cup flour For the muffins: 2 eggs 1/4 cup applesauce 1/4 cup canola oil …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Looking for something different to serve your friends and family for the Steeler game Sunday? Try this one.
I was burnt out on buffalo chicken dip. A hostess can only serve the same dish to family and friends for a Stiller, er, Steeler game. So I looked online for another tasty dip to serve for football Sunday at my house. What I found was Mary Alice's Hoagie Dip, a recipe on the Food Network website. Check it out! Ingredients Directions Chop the onion, pepperoncini, lettuce and tomato into bite-size pieces. Dice the meats and cheese. Combine the vegetables, meats and cheese in a large bowl and add the mayo, olive oil, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Stir until everything is well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This is such a great tasting steak recipe!
I've been wanting to try some new things for dinner, so I decided to check out the seasoning section of the supermarket for some ideas. Last week, I made steak with some McCormick Montreal Seasoning, and it was absolutely delicious! I paired the steaks with avocado salad (recipe here), fried plantains (recipe here), and some green beans with olive oil, feta and oregano. I hope you enjoy this recipe. What you need: Thinly sliced grilling steaks (I made three) McCormick Montreal Seasoning Soy sauce Olive oil What to do: 1. Season steaks with McCormick Montreal Seasoning, soy sauce and olive oil (I just added the ingredients by looking at it—as long as the steaks are coated with the mixture, you should be good). 2. Add a little bit of olive …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to cook a roast or beef vegetable stew in a crock pot.
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to open your windows, let some fresh air in and cook a roast or beef vegetable stew for a few hours in a crock pot. First, take a large beef roast (in my case, I used a nice deer roast my neighbor had given me) and place it in the crock pot. Pour two cups of beef stock onto the roast and add another cup of red wine to the crock pot. You can experiment with different vegetables, but I used ½ yellow onion, 5 red skinned potatoes that were cut into quarters and 3 or 4 skinned carrots that were chopped to be about a 1/3-inch thick. You can add other raw vegetables, too. Slice the onions so they’re thick, otherwise they’ll melt or cook down too fast. Place the onion and carrot …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This yummy cookie is for breakfast.
Breakfast and cookies are two of my favorite things, so when I found Breakfast Cookies on Allrecipes.com., it was pretty exciting. Here's what you need: Here's what you do: To read the original recipe on AllRecipes.com, click here. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pittsburgh blogger Brown Eyed Baker dubs this "summer dip nirvana."
Hot Corn and Cheese Dip Yield: 6 to 8 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes | Bake Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 3½ cups corn kernels (from about 4 ears of fresh corn, or 16 ounces frozen corn, thawed, drained and patted dry) ½ teaspoon salt Pinch ground black pepper 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion (about 1 small to medium onion) ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper (about ½ a pepper) ¼ cup finely chopped green onions (about 1 bunch) 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup mayonnaise Pinch cayenne pepper 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, divided 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, divided Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 2. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large heavy …