1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp warm water 3/4 tsp yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 cup bread flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tbsp olive oil add oregano and parmesan to dough
I triple this recipe so that we can have leftovers the next day
mix first 3 ingredients in bowl and leave for 5 min
put rest of ingredients in bread machine, add yeast mixture and run through dough cycle
place in bowl and refrigerate overnight
take dough out and let it get to room temperature for 2 hours before using
If you are in a rush you can use it the same day, we did tonight and the calzones were still great.
The filling can be a mixture of whatever you like. Tonight we made a pizza mixture, you chop up everything you would put on a pizza, cube your cheese, add in a small amount of pizza sauce (just until everything is coated) and we always add a little parmesan and Italian seasoning.
Roll your dough into small circles, about 1/8” thick, put your filling in, fold and pinch, make slits and then put an egg wash on top. We also sprinkled Italian seasoning and parmesan on the dough.
Bake at 425 for 15-20 min (or until golden brown).
This is a fast easy meal that we have enjoyed for years.
1 can condensed beef broth (aka beef consume)
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tbsp peanut oil
4 cups broccoli florets
1 cup white onions, sliced
1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
Thinly slice your steak (or you can use a roast if you are making a bigger batch). This is easier if the steak is partially frozen.
Once steak is sliced brown in a little oil. Add in broccoli and onions, fry for a bit and then add soy sauce and condensed beef broth and crushed red pepper. Can add more if you like it spicier. Once that has simmered for a bit thicken with water and cornstarch.
Serve over egg noodles, pasta of your choice or mashed potatoes.
Instant pot opinions:
Use your instant pot to saute your thinly sliced steak, once sauted add in your beef consume and soya sauce and pressure cook on high for 15min, then natural release for 10min. Add rest of ingredients and saute until broccoli is partially cooked and then thicken with cornstarch and water.
There are a lot of ingredients in this recipe, but trust me it’s worth it. My husband and I have searched for the perfect barbecue sauce for years and tried numerous recipes. We finally each found one that we thought was pretty good, just not perfect. Then we had the brainwave to mix them together. Success, the perfect barbecue sauce.
2 tbsp oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 jalapeño finely chopped
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup beer
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/2 cup spiced rum
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp Chipotle sauce
black pepper to taste
Sauté onions and garlic in oil until caramelized, add jalapeño then add dry spices and brown sugar and mix.
add rest of ingredients and simmer until it reduces down to desired thickness.
You can refrigerate the remaining sauce if you don’t use it all. It’s great on ribs, chicken, pork and I love my sausage dipped in it. I also really enjoyed it mixed into my scrambled eggs.
This Easter we tried something different with our turkey, we didn’t just roast it in the oven, or smoke it on the smoker, we tried a brine instead. I have to say it was one of the most flavourful and moist turkeys we have had. It’s pretty easy, just needs a little extra prep time. We actually put the frozen turkey in a cooler with the brine and it was perfect. We put it in Friday at noon and put it in the oven Sunday at noon.
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup salt
Fresh thyme bunch or 1 Tbsp dry
Fresh rosemary or 1 Tbsp dry
Boil for a few minutes
Then add 1 gallon ice water to whatever container you are going to put the turkey in and soak 24 hrs.
Roast as normal in the oven. We always stuff butter under the skin and did that again with this one.
They say you can also do it with a chicken, you just soak it for less time. I haven’t tried that yet. But when I do I will be sure to share.
I’m sure by now you have all seen the instant pot recipe for egg rolls in a bowl…I had looked through numerous versions, but none of them seemed like they needed the instant pot, and they didn’t sound as appealing as my sister in laws spring rolls (she is from Thailand and makes the BEST springrolls). I have helped her make springrolls a few times, and I suck at it. They are a lot of work and I’m too slow at rolling them. By the time I’m done making them we would have caved and ordered something 🙂 So I figured I would take her recipe and just make it into the egg roll in a bowl that everyone is sharing on social media. We had them last night, and they were amazing. I also think they are much healthier because nothing is deep fried.
1 lb ground beef or pork
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup broccoli slaw
2 small packages of rice vermicelli
2 small pckg of beef oxo
2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 pckg egg roll wrap
put vermicelli in a big bowl with warm water for 15min and drain
fry ground pork or beef until no longer pink
add all remaining ingredients (minus wrappers) and fry until vegetables are tender, once veggies are tender add the vermicelli noodles in and mix well
while that is cooking slice the wontons into wide strips, brush with oil and bake at 350 for ~10min until crispy
serve with your favourite spring/egg roll dipping sauce.
place the beer in the bottom of the instant pot, then place the roast in.
sprinkle the rest of the packages on top and around the roast
close the instant pot and seal it.
press the meat/stew button and set for a 120min cook time. let it decrompress (natural release). remove and serve.
We have made this recipe with many different cuts of roast, it doesn’t seem to matter what cut you use it comes out melt in your mouth tender.
This isn’t rare or even pink, it’s very well done, but falls apart because it is so tender. I use it mostly for the tougher cuts of meat that would take hours to cook in the slow cooker to get mediocre results. This makes the tough cuts fall apart tender. It is also worth mentioning that the liquid makes the best tasting gravy. I generally make a roux and then make the gravy using that.
Well I have always been a fan of stroganoff, but my hubby is a take it or leave it kinda guy. I have tried a lot of different recipes throughout the years and think I have found the perfect one. And I can honestly say I hate stew, so this is a great way to use it up any stew meat we have around as well.
12 oz package of wide ribbon-like egg noodles, boiled separately according to package (I find using half the package is enough but feel free to use it all)
1.5 to 2 lbs of beef stew meat
Kosher salt, a few generous shakes for seasoning the meat
Black pepper, a few generous shakes for seasoning the meat
2 tbsp of salted butter
1 large yellow onion, diced
16 oz of cremini and button mushroom mixture sliced
1 tbsp of crushed garlic
1/4 cup of a dry white wine
1 tbsp of dijon mustard
1 tsp of seasoned salt
1.5 cups of beef broth (I use 2 tsp of Beef Better Than Bouillon + 1.5 cups of water)
1 tsp of dried thyme
2 tbsp of cornstarch + 2 tbsp of water
1 packet of dry onion dip/soup mix
1 cup (8 oz) of sour cream
5.2 oz of Boursin Garlic & Herb (SECRET INGREDIENT! If you can’t find the Boursin which is usually located in the deli section of your supermarket near the fancy cheeses and cured meats, use 5 oz of a brick of cream cheese )
Cook the egg noodles on the stovetop according to package instructions while the meat’s cooking and strain and set aside (Note: you can also do this during Step 7 while the Stroganoff is pressure cooking, but just make sure you do it separately on the stove and don’t add the noodles directly into the pot while pressure cooking or they will absorb too much of the liquid and will become mushy)
Season the meat with the kosher salt & pepper (about 1-2 tsp of each should be fine) and rub it in well
Add the butter to the Instant Pot and hit “Sauté” and adjust so it’s on the “More” or “High” setting. After about 3 minutes (and once the butter’s melted), add in the meat and sear on all sides so it’s lightly browned (about 2-3 minutes total; the meat shouldn’t be fully cooked at all). Remove the meat with a slotted spoon and set aside in a bowl for the time being
Now, add the onion to the pot with the already heated oil and butter and let cook for 2 minutes and then add the mushrooms and let cook for 3 minutes more. Then, add in the garlic and cook for another minute
Next, add in the white wine and stir for a minute followed by the dijon mustard and seasoned salt, stir well and deglaze (scrape) the bottom of the pot so nothing’s stuck to it
Lastly, add in the beef broth and thyme and stir well followed by adding back in the browned beef
Secure the lid, hit the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button followed by the “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” button High Pressure for 12 minutes. Allow a 10 minute natural release (meaning you do nothing for 10 minutes when done and the timer count up to either “00:10” or “L0:10”) followed by a quick release.
When the lid comes off, hit the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button and then hit “Sauté” again and adjust so it’s on the “More” or “High” setting. Bring the pot to a bubble and add in the cornstarch slurry and stir immediately. Then, add in the onion mix packet and let bubble for a minute and then turn the pot to “Keep Warm” so that the bubbles die down
Once the bubbles have mostly subsided, add in the sour cream and Boursin. Stir well until they are both totally melded into the sauce and it will be ready!
Place some noodles in individual bowls and then follow with some the beef and plenty of sauce