Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Zucchini Chips

These are sooooo good!!! I made them last night. A much healthier alternative to Potato chips for this salt junky!

2 Medium size Zucchinis, sliced into chips
2 pieces of bread, toasted and made into crumbs, very fine
1 T. Garlic Salt
1 T. Seasoned salt
1 Egg white
Put egg white in a bowl and combine all the other ingredients in another bowl. Dunk zucchini chips into egg white and then into the crumb mixture. Lay on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 450 for 10 minutes, flipping them every few minutes and checking them.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Granola Bars Perfected

I think I posted a recipe for granola bars on here before but this is the perfected version.

4-1/2 Cups Quick oats
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick + 1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/4 Cup Brown sugar

Mix all together and add whatever you would like to it. This batch I added chocolate chips and almonds. Next batch Im going to try adding peanuts and peanut butter chips. You can add raisins and add some cinnamon, or craisins, dried bluberries, raisins. . .etc.

Now the SECRET is to mash down everything into a greased 9X13'' pan and pressed down hard! Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Then as soon as you pull it out of the oven mash it down again with the bottom of a glass. Otherwise you will just have granola, they wont stay in a bar shape.
When totally cool, cut into bars.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Steak Rub

I made this last night and man was it good!! But I forgot to take a photo!! Sigh, I know. I got to start taking photos of the food!!
I got the original recipe at Pioneer Woman Recipes. Its really good! Pioneer lady always has a lot of great photos too!!
I didnt pan cook mine though. I mixed together the rub mixture and rubbed it on the steaks and let them sit in the fridge for a few minutes til the grill was heated. Then Just grilled them on low heat for about 20-30 minutes.
  • 2 pieces (about 8 Oz. Each) Ribeye Steak
  • 1 Tablespoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon And Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
Preparation Instructions

Mix the seasonings all together in a small bowl to create a rub and massage into your steaks.

Bring a skillet to a medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Get these two nice and hot until the butter is beginning to brown. With tongs, set the steak right onto the sizzling butter/oil mixture.

Cook for about 2 minutes on the first side and then flip and turn the heat down to a medium-low to finish off the cooking. Cooking it for about 2 ½ minutes on the second side will result in a medium-rare piece of meat. Alter your cooking time a little to achieve a steak that is a little less pink in the center. Let steak rest for a couple minutes before digging in.