Cheesy Chili Mac is usually served during rainy and cold seasons. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that is good for your kids. Besides of its very easy to prepare and to cook, it is also a budget meal and 100% sure that your kids going to love this and beg for more cause it tastes cheesy rich and flavorful.
This is my version of Cheesy Chili Mac Recipe!Enjoy!
2 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles
1 cup frozen corn kernels
15 oz. can kidney beans
1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
15 oz. can pinto beans
15 oz. can black beans
15 oz. can dice tomatoes
15 oz. can tomato sauce
2 ½ cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. chili powder
2 cloves garlic
1 pc. yellow onion
1 tbsp. virgin olive oil
In a large pot over medium heat, pour in olive oil then add and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes or until onions are soft and transparent.
Then add the flour and chilli powder, continue to stir for about 2 minutes, or until flour and chilli powder begin to coat the bottom of the pot.
Drain and rinse the kidney beans, black beans, and pinto beans.
Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoe the 3 kinds of beans, the corn, and the vegetable broth to the pot.
Stir very well to dissolve any flour and chilli powder off the bottom of the pot.
Add the uncooked macaroni noodles and stir well.
Turn the heat up to medium high, and let it boil. Stir every other minute to loosen the noodles from the bottom of the pot as it heats up.
When it boils, turn the heat down to low so it continues to simmer gently. Simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until the pasta is tender and the liquid is thick and saucy.
Stir frequently as it simmers just to make sure the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
When the pasta is tender, you can now add the shredded cheddar and stir until melted.
Have you ever tried an Asian style fried chicken? It’s got many names including Korean Fried Chicken, Garlic Fried Chicken, and Mochiko Chicken, just to name a few.
But whatever you call it the taste is very similar and the recipes are pretty much the same. And of course it’s delicious! It’s slightly sweet, slightly salty garlicy chicken pieces that are delicately battered and fried to a crisp chicken that’s tender and juicy on the inside. In short it’s perfect!
Serve it hot over a bed of hot steamed rice or a stack of noodles. A crisp fresh salad of greens makes a great addition. Or serve it as a nice lunch on a bed of mixed greens and drizzle with the homemade garlic sauce.
For the tastiest Asian Garlic Fried Chicken make the sauce ahead of time and marinate your chicken pieces in some of the sauce overnight in the fridge. Also this recipe uses boneless skinless chicken thighs not breasts which tend to be less tasty and dry.
My family loves this delicious chicken dish I’m sure yours will too!
Everyone loves Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s the world’s most popular cookie! Last week I shared the recipe for The Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie. It is one of my favorites! But sometimes I get a craving for more chocolate and that’s when the Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies come in handy. They are simply delicious!
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I’m sure you’ve seen them at Starbuck’s and other retail bakeries. I think there are even some packaged ones by Pepperidge Farms. But nothing comes close to my Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re definitely chocolaty but the white chocolate morsels I add give it that extra yum! They like crunchy brownies with a kick of delicious white chocolate. They go great with a cold glass of milk!
Another tip for making bakery quality cookies is to have the proper tools. In this case to make really good looking (and tasting) cookies you’ll need a measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, an electric mixer (a standing mixer is easier but costlier so a hand mixer works too), a 1 Oz. Scoop (they make the cookies all the same size) and a Silicone Baking Mat (or you can use parchment paper, either one works well, but the mat ends up cheaper in the long run and is definitely more eco-friendly). I know it seems frivolous to buy these things specially if you don’t bake often. I remember back in the day when we really didn’t have the extra money to spend on them (they were much more expensive then) I used to make do with whatever I had. But these days with online shops and big box stores baking equipment has become much more affordable!
But you don’t have to rush out and buy mats, scoops, and whatever. Use what you have or borrow from a baking friend or your mom! Just make sure you use the best ingredients that you can find, that’s the most important thing!
I have been in search of the perfect Chicken Marsala for years. I think one of the best ones I’ve had was at the Trevi Italian Restaurant in the Forum Shops in Las Vegas. I’ve yet to find something similar and believe me I’ve tried it at many different restaurants.
Since I can’t exactly fly off to Vegas every time I’ve a yen for Chicken Marsala I did the next best thing. I wend in search of the best Chicken Marsala recipe I could find. I’ve actually found several that were pretty good, but with a bit of tweaking here and there I was able to come up with this delicious recipe which everyone in my family loves. In fact it’s good enough to serve company which is what I did when my daughter’s in-laws came to visit. They loved it too!
First of all a little background on Chicken Marsala. I know it’s a classic Italian dish offered at many chain Italian restaurants like Magiano’s, Carabba’s, and Olive Garden. Like I said everyone seems to have their own version of this dish! But if you go to a local restaurant in Italy and asked for Chicken Marsala I’m pretty sure they won’t know what that is. I can’t recall seeing this dish at any of the restaurants in Italy, sort of like asking for Fettucine Alfedo, they don’t have that there!
Chicken Marsala is actually an Italian-American dish that is more than likely a variation of the traditional Italian Scaloppina dishes of which there are many versions in Italy. Chicken Marsala dates back from the 19th. Century and originated with English families who lived in Italy where Marsala wine is produced.
The dish is composed of thin slices of chicken breasts that are lightly floured and sauteed in a pan. It is then covered with a sauce made from a Marsala wine reduction. Some recipes call for the addition of mushrooms, herbs, and tomatoes. Really the variations are many, but I prefer the simplest variation with just mushrooms so that I can savor the lovely Marsala sauce.
When I make it at home I prefer to serve it with a simple garlic mashed potato side dish, but you can also serve it with a side of Poor Man’s pasta; a simple yet tasty pasta dish.
Lately I’ve been really loving these Dutch Babies! You might be wondering what exactly is a Dutch Baby. No, I’m not referring to those adorable blond haired blue eyed cuties one would expect to see in Amsterdam, I’m talking about these yummy dessert or breakfast pancake like creations topped which sweet or savory morsels of goodness.
A Dutch Baby is sort of a cross between a pancake, a crepe, and a popover. And before you can ask it did not originate in the Netherlands, in fact there is nothing “Dutch” about it. It is also called a German Pancake and in Germany is called an Apfelpfannkuchen and was originally served as 3 small pancakes with lemon squeezed on it and then sprinkled with sugar. Somehow it evolved into larger sized pancakes.
But back to the name, the story goes that a Seattle diner called Manca’s Cafe back in the 1900s to the1950s served the German Pancake called Deutche Pancake (Deutche is the German word for well German). The owner’s name was Victor Manca, and his young granddaughter could not pronounce Deutche, instead she called it Dutch. And so the Americanized German Pancake was born!
However it got its name it’s still a delicious addition to breakfast, lunch, or even dinner; remember you can top it with just about anything. I’m not a big pancake fan, but I do love crepes; unfortunately I seldom make them at home because I really don’t like standing at the stove frying either one, I find it tedious. That’s why I love a Dutch Baby! It’s not fried, it’s baked! Now that’s something I can definitely get behind!.
Seriously Dutch Babies are super easy to make, you just mix the ingredients together, pour the batter in a cast iron skillet, pop it in the oven and in less than half an hour your Dutch Baby is ready to be topped and served! Easy peasy nice and breezy!
I’m sharing this simple Dutch Baby recipe today. I topped my Dutch Baby with lemon curd and fresh berries, it made a great dessert! You can top it the same way; sprinkle it with powdered sugar; spread it with jam; or even top it with ham and cheese for a nice savory lunch or dinner. In short just top it anyway you want!
Now this recipe makes a large Dutch Baby, I made it in a 10″ skillet. You can adjust the recipe to suit your needs or if you like you can split the batter between two 5″ skillets and have personal pan Dutch Babies that each person can top the way they want. If you’re making the large version just slice it up into wedges like you would a cake to serve.