1 large white onion
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Progresso™ panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Oil, for frying
Heat 3 inches of oil over medium high heat to 375ºF.
While the oil is heating, cut the root and tip off the onion and discard. Slice the onion into 1/4 inch thick slices and separate the rings.
Add the flour and salt to a shallow dish and coat each onion ring in the flour. Shake off and set aside.
Once all the onions are coated in flour, beat together the milk and egg and stir into the flour. Whisk until smooth.
Coat the onions in the batter and shake excess off before placing on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.
Mix together the panko and Parmesan cheese and coat each onion ring in the breadcrumb mixture. Return to the cooling rack.
Drop the onion rings, 3 or 4 at a time depending on the size of your pot, into the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove the onion rings from the oil to a paper towel-lined dish for the grease to drain. Repeat with the remaining onion rings until all are cooked.
These Soft Snickerdoodle cookies are my husbands favorite cookies. Although the process seems a little daunting, you have to chill the dough, you HAVE to chill the cookie sheets also, BUT they are worth the effort. They come out soft and perfect every time! So sometimes it pays not to be a lazy cook, which honestly I am most of the time! ENJOY!
Soft Snickerdoodle Cookie
SOFT SNICKERDOODLE COOKIE RECIPE
1 cup butter
1 1⁄2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 3⁄4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs thoroughly in a large bowl.
Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
Chill dough, and chill an ungreased cookie sheet for about 10-15 minutes in the fridge.
Meanwhile, mix 3 tablespoons sugar, and 3 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl.
Scoop 1 inch globs of dough into the sugar/ cinnamon mixture.
Coat by gently rolling balls of dough in the sugar mixture.
Place on chilled ungreased cookie sheet, and bake 10 minutes.
Remove from pan immediately.
You have to chill the cookie sheet before each batch you bake. Also keep your dough chilled in the fridge while waiting to make your next batch.
This is THE BEST Banana Bread recipe ever. My family has been using this one for generations now. It is simple, easy and turns out PERFECT every time! Oh and try it with some Peanut Butter, it is SO YUMMY!!!
The Best Banana Bread
The Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever!
1⁄2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 bananas, finely crushed
1 1⁄2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add eggs and crushed bananas.
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Add vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
Keeps well, refrigerated.
This Skinny Cabbage Soup Recipe is a staple in my house. I make this soup at least once a month so I can “reboot” my body. It is a great detox soup that allows your body to shed a few extra pounds, dump some water weight and in general rev up your metabolism.
Skinny Cabbage Soup
Skinny Cabbage Soup Recipe:
1 head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups (or more) chicken broth
14 oz can basil, oregano, garlic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
few shakes of black pepper
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.
Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
NOTE I add lots of seasoning to this, to make it my own. I also divided it up and in one pot I put in some pre-cooked chicken and the other some pre-cooked pork. I am all about getting that Protein because it is what fuels your body longer.
OMG these turn out so utterly perfect! But I gotta warn you, you better make a lot of them because they get devoured FAST. Everyone loves these caramelized Chicken Legs and Wings!!!
Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs and Wings
Caramelized Baked Chicken Legs and Wings
Units: US | Metric
2 1/2 lbs chicken legs
1 2/3 tablespoons olive oil (to help it stop sticking to the pan)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 2/3 tablespoons ketchup
3/4 cup honey
2 -3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Place chicken in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
Pour over the chicken.
Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.
The Holidays are fast approaching and it would not be Thanksgiving at my house without my Chocolate pie!!
Homemade Chocolate Pie
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PIE
1-1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of cocoa
dash of salt
4 egg yolks
2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of butter
1 tsp of vanilla
1-9″ pastry shell baked
Bake pie crust until golden
Combine first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan; set aside.
Combine milk and egg yolks.
Stir milk and egg yolks into mixture; add butter.
Cook over medium heat, and stir constantly until mix thickens and boils.
Remove from heat; stir in vanilla; spoon into pastry shell.
I topped mine with whipped cream
I have to admit I am very proud of how this book has turned out. When I did my first cook book I seriously had no idea what so ever how to make one. But instead of feeling paralyzed about how to begin I just jumped in and did it. That cook book, although very sloppy, turned out to be a rather great success in the terms of sales. And even more then that though, it taught me to not allow my own fear to stop me. If it had failed, at least sales wise, it still would have been successful because I DID IT!
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