Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baked garlic rice

2 C chicken broth/stock
1 C rice (uncooked)
2 cloves garlic, sliced

Preheat oven 375

Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray

Spread rice evenly in pan, sprinkle garlic over rice, pour broth over rice.  Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 5 minutes or until desired texture.

You can always add a frozen veggie to this as well.  Broccoli is a good one.  I like to bake chicken on top of the rice. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Elvis Muffins

So I had some over-ripened bananas taunting me....what should I do...I was bored with the normal banana bread...so I thought what else. What goes with bananas....upon much contemplation (hahahaha yeah right)....I thought Elvis liked/likes (depending if you believe in the sightings) banana and peanut butter sandwiches. So why not try this combo in a muffin! The result? A very yummy and moist concoction that made my co-workers reminisce the days of The King.

Elvis Muffins

1/2 C oil
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 C peanut butter
3 bananas, mashed
2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C peanut butter chips

1. Preheat oven to 375
2. Line muffin pan with liners
3. In large mixing bowl, mix together oil and sugars. Add egg; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, then bananas, then flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
4. Fold in chocolate and peanut butter chips.
5. Fill muffin liners with batter...about 2/3 full.
6. Bake for 22 minutes.
7. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool.

Makes approximately 15 muffins.

By popular demand....

So I was asked by my siblings (whatup Hung and Lien!) to put all my recipes in an easy to find place. So hopefully, a blog will be the easy way!

I am by no means a professional chef, and will never profess to be one. But I do create recipes with love to share with others and hopefully for them to share with their loved ones. Funny thing is though most recipes are tested by the love of my life who IS a trained chef. So thank you to Chef Jon for volunteering his palate to all my experiments in the kitchen.

So please look for the recipes! And please comment if you try them and if you like them, or if you make modifications. I think that's the best part of recipes...we can adapt them to our own needs/tastes.

So let's start cooking with love!