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    Chicken Fried Steak w/ gravy

    2 pounds beef bottom round, trimmed of excess fat 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 whole eggs, beaten 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves Directions Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Cut the meat with the grain into 1/2-inch thick slices. Season each piece on both sides with the salt and pepper. Place the flour into a pie pan. Place the eggs into a separate pie pan. Dredge the meat on both sides in the flour. Tenderize the meat, using a needling device, until each slice is 1/4-inch thick. Once…

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    Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

    Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons 3/4 pound linguine 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves) 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves 1/2 lemon, zest grated 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes Directions Drizzle some oil in a large pot of boiling salted water, add 1 tablespoon of salt and the linguine, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or according to the directions on the…

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    Baikut Sayur Asin

    There is no exact measurement for this dish either .. just eye ball it yourself You will need : 1 package of pork ribs 2 packages of sour mustard , rinsed 3 times , and chopped 10 cloves of garlic , minced 1/2 inch of smashed ginger water little sugar if needed 1. In a stock pot add the pork ribs , water and garlic , ginger and sour mustard . Let it cook until it boils then simmer down for 1 hour or so until the meat is very tender . Add sugar if necessary , depending on how sour the soup is .Serve with rice . Hits: 218

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    Double Crusted Apple Pie

    Pate Brisee ( crust ) recipe : 2 sticks of cold unsalted butter , cut into small pieces 2 1/2 cup of all purpose flour 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/4 cup of ice cold water , plus tablespoon in case you need more In a food processor , pulse salt and flour together until mix . Add the butter into the food processor , pulse until it turns to crumbles , add the ice water when the blade is running , until it’s holds up together but not too sticky . I had to add 1 tbsp of water . Once it’s done , take the dough out and flatten…

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    Strawberry Jam

    You will need jars if you intend to can the jam . And you need to sanitize your jars before pouring the jam into it . You can always use your dishwasher with the sanitize cycle , or just wash them with soapy warm water and then boil it in the water for 10 minutes . 8 lbs of fresh strawberries , hulled and cleaned 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice 1 package of fruit pectin ( i use a lil extra than just 1 package ) 7 cups of sugar 1. Clean and hull the strawberries , then mash them using potato mashed one layer at a time in…

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    Steamed Pork Buns

    Ingredients : 1 c. warm water ( 100 F ) 2 tsp. active dry yeast 2 tsp. vegetable oil 1 tsp. sugar 3 c. all purpose flour 1. Mix the warm water with yeast , oil and sugar . Let it sit for about 5 minutes . 2. Add the flour , mix it with wooden spoon and then knead about 5 minutes until it becomes elastic . 3. Let it sit in a warm place until it doubles in bulk , about 1 hour .Once it’s double in bulk , knead it again to let the air bubbles out . Let it sit again for 30 minutes . Make…

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    Turkey Meatball w/ Tortellini Soup

    Ingredients : For Meatballs : 1 package of ground turkey or sausage turkey ( i used sausage turkey ) , remove the casing 1 granny smith apples 1/4 cup of grated fresh parmesan cheese 1/2 cup of milk 2 slices of white bread ( make into bread crumbs by putting them in the food processor until becomes crumbs ) 2 tbsp. chopped fresh italian parsley ( flat leaves ) 1 egg salt and pepper In a medium bowl , crumble the sausage after removing the casing , add all of the ingredients , mix well . On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper , use a scooper to make…

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    Chicken Marsala with mushroom

    Ingredients : 1 package of whole cut up chicken ( about 3 lbs ) 1 package of white button mushrooms 3 cloves of garlic , minced 3-4 shallots , diced 8 sprigs of thyme 1 1/2 cup of marsala wine 1 cup of chicken broth 1 stick of unsalted butter cornstarch (to thicken the sauce ) 1. Season chicken with salt and pepper , add about 3 tbsp. olive oil in a pot ,  brown on both side , about 5 minutes on each side .Set aside . 2. In the same pot , add the garlic , shallots and thyme , along with the mushrooms , cook until mushrooms…

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    Roti Manis Isi ( Sweet Breads w/ fillings )

    Ingredients : 1 cup of milk 1 stick of unsalted butter 3 whole eggs 1/3 cup of sugar 1 tsp. salt 4 1/4 cup of bread flour 2 1/4 tsp. of instant yeast 1. Warm up milk and butter until melted and temperature reach 120 F . Pour into the bread machine and add the rest ingredients into the machine . Select the dough signal , once it’s done , remove . 2. Divide the dough into 2 , cover the other one with a cloth while you work on the first dough . Divide the dough into several balls , weigh the ball , each ball should weigh 50…

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    Korean Spicy Stir Fry

    Recipe courtesy of Maangchi Ingredients : 1.5 lbs of pork belly 3-4 bunches of green onions , sliced 2 serrano peppers 1 medium onions , sliced thin 4 garlic cloves , minced 1 inch of ginger , minced 1/3 cup of gochujang ( red pepper paste ) 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. soy sauce 2 tsp. sesame oil 1/2 tsp. black pepper On a wok , add all the ingredients together , on a medium high heat , stir well , cook until meats are done , about 20-30 minutes . Serve with lettuce and jasmine rice . Hits: 493

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    Olive Garden’s Minestrone Soup

    Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion) 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1/2 cup frozen cut italian green beans 1/4 cup minced celery (about 1/2 stalk) 4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves) 4 cups vegetable broth (Swanson is good *note: Do not use chicken broth!*) 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans or great northern beans, drained 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup carrot, julienned or shredded 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 3 cups hot water 4 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 cup small shell pasta Directions Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green…

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    Mascarpone Strawberry Granita

    The day i decided to try this strawberry granita was because i had lots of mint leaves growing in my herb garden LOL .. So , trying to get rid some of mint leaves , although , my husband loves making mint tea using its leaves , i thought .. why not trying to make this strawberry granita . Always good and refreshing to have in a hot summer day anyway . Turned out making granita is very easy and very quick , it tasted almost like sherbet , they’re not too rich like ice cream but they’re still yummy . Being a strawberry lover that i am , i…

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    Mascarpone Strawberry Granita

    2 cups of fresh strawberry , chopped 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp. of sugar 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves , chopped 1/2 cup of water 1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese 3 tbsp. of fresh lemon juice In a food processor , puree the strawberry until smooth . Meanwhile , cook the mint leaves , water and sugar , bring to a boil , simmer for 5 minutes to steep the mint leaves . Remove the mint leaves from the simple syrup . Add mascarpone cheese into the pureed strawberry and add the pinch of salt , fresh lemon juice and cheese , mix well .. add the…

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    Extra Spicy Linguine with sausage and cherry tomatoes

    Ingredients Salt 1 pound linguini or whole wheat linguini 1 tablespoon EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 pound Italian sausages, sweet or hot 1 red chili pepper, very thinly sliced 3 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced 1 pint cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes 2 bundles arugula or 1/3 pound baby arugula Salt and pepper, to taste Preparation Bring a large pot of water to a boil for pasta. Salt water and cook pasta to al dente, reserve about 1/2 cup of starchy cooking water just before draining. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with EVOO, one turn of the pan. To the hot pan add sausage,…

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    Fish en Papillote

    4 fish ( any white fish , i use catfish ) 3 leeks 2 carrots 2 zucchinis 1 red bell pepper 4 tsp. of salt 1 tsp. coriander 1 tsp. ground black pepper 1 orange dry vermouth or dry white wine 2 cloves of garlic , minced parchment paper . Cut the parchment paper into heart shape . Spread the butter in there , arrange the vegetable bed ( julienne carrots , zucchinis and red pepper ) , sprinkle with salt , pepper and ground coriander . Add the fish on top , sprinkle with salt pepper mixture , leeks and orange on top . Sprinkle with dry white wine…

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    Brownie Kukus Coklat Keju ( Chocolate cheese steamed brownies )

    Ingredients 5 egg yolks 3 egg whites 125 gr. sugar 60 gr. all purpose flour 15 gr. cornstarch A. 35 Gr. butter , 1/2 tsp. chocolate paste and 25 gr. cooking dark chocolate B. 35 Gr.butter and 25 gr. grated cheese For mixture A and B , melt the butter and chocolate paste with the dark chocolate on a double boiler until it’s melted . 1. Beat the eggs and the sugar until it’s light and fluffy , 15 minutes 2. Add the purpose flour and cornstarch , mix well 3. Divide the batter into 2 , one mix with mixture A and the other one with mixture B 4.…

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    Korean Bulgogi Stew ( Bulgogi Jungol )

    Ingredients : Bulgogi sauce ( store bought , or making it yourself , by mixing 1/2 cup of soy sauce , 1/4 cup of sugar , 12 cloves of garlic , 1 medium onion , 1 pear , 1 tbsp. of honey and 1/2 cup of water ) 2 lbs of sirloin steak 5-6 bunches of green onions , cut into bite size 2 medium carrots , matchstick cut 1 package of white button mushroom , sliced 1 package of organic extra firm tofu sesame oil and sesame seed 1 can of beef broth plus 1-2 cans of water 1. Make the bulgogi sauce by mixing them all together in…

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    Sweet and Sticky Chicken Drumstick

    1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup of  honey 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar 1/4 cup of soy sauce 5 garlic cloves  , halves 5 fresh rosemary sprigs 10-12 chicken drumsticks chopped parsley In a small bowl mix the ingredients , pour into the freezer bag , add the chicken , marinate for 2 hours . Preheat oven to 450 F , line a baking sheet with foil . Bake the chicken for 35 minutes . Meanwhile cook the marinate , bring to a boil , and then cook on low for 15 minutes . Brush the chicken with the marinate when it’s all cooked and done . Serve…

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    New York Style Cheesecake

    For the crust 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs 1 stick of unsalted butter , melted Mix the ingredients together with a fork until it moistened all over . Spray 9 inch spring form pan with cooking spray , press the crust firmly on the bottom , refrigerate while you prepare the filing . For the filling : 2 8 oz. of cream cheese, softened 3 eggs 1 pint of sour cream 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon zest In a mixing bowl on a low speed , beat the cream cheese until there is no more lumps , smooth . Add the eggs one by one , add…