Melt-In-Your-Mouth Salmon

If you prefer Chinese or Japanese cuisine such as spring rolls or Chow Mein, you probably enjoy the Teriyaki sauce that is common, especially in Japanese foods, and consists essentially of Soy Sauce, sake (or mirin), and sugar.

In North America, this sauce has been used in multiple ways, and any sauce resembling traditional Teriyaki is called “teriyaki” even though it may not have sake or mirin, or if garlic is added (which is not typical in Japanese cuisine).

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Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi

Merry belated Christmas! Christmas baking is done for this year, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves – New Year’s is just a few days away, and more cooking must be done. An amazingly cheap and fast dinner that the whole family can enjoy is Gnocchi, in all of it’s related recipes.

This particular Garlic Mushroom Gnocchi is extremely time-and-cost efficient, healthy, and full of flavor. Gnocchi takes only 3 minutes to boil, and don’t cook it too long otherwise it will get chewy and harder to consume.

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Egg Omelettes Recipe

Omelettes make the perfect healthy breakfast, as they contain protein in the form of eggs, and nutritious fillings of your choice, wrapped inside.

Omelettes are actually not as hard to make as many think. In this post, I’ll be presenting a simple recipe and method for making omelettes.

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Ingredients: (serves 2)

4 eggs

Sprinkle of Salt

Sprinkle of Pepper

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon cold cubed butter (optional)

1/4 cup diced ham (optional)

1/4 cup shredded cheese

2 tablespoons diced bell-pepper (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

First, dice your slices of ham into thin little bits.

Then shred your cheese.

And lastly, dice the (frozen, or really cold) butter.

First, dump your eggs into a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper, and pour in the tablespoon of water.

Melt butter over medium heat on a nonstick pan.

Beat your eggs thoroughly, about 10 seconds.

Add the cubed butter to the egg mixture, and whip for another 15 seconds on high.

Pour the egg butter mixture into the heated pan, and let it spread across the pan, and cook for 10 seconds.

Then push a bit of the side of the circle towards the center, and let raw mixture fill it’s place. Use a nonstick spatula for this.

Keep going around the circumference of the egg mixture in the pan, pushing towards the center, and letting the uncooked egg slid into its place. Soon you’ll have a mostly cooked circle of egg.

Sprinkle the ham, shredded cheese, and optional bell pepper over one half of the egg circle.

Carefully fold the unfilled layer over your fillings, as shown.

Grasp the handle of the skillet, and flip the omelette out onto a plate to serve.

Serve fresh and warm.

For step by step pictures, see my original recipe post on instructables.

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Sprinkle on the filling.

Drunken Chicken: Easy White Wine Chicken

Drunken chicken is a perfect dinner to make if you have limited time to make dinner. It is easy to make, and very flavorful.

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Cook time: 1:15 hrs.  Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 (2lb) package drumsticks (or other dark meat chicken)

1/2 white onion

8 ounces of mushrooms (more or less depending on preference)

Salt, pepper

3 cloves garlic

3/4 cup white wine

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Roughly cut onion, and place on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.

Pour in pre cut mushrooms.

Mince garlic and set aside.

Rinse raw chicken in the sink, then place on top of onions and mushrooms in the baking dish.

Sprinkle minced garlic over chicken, and salt and pepper them.

Then pour white wine evenly over the chicken.

Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, then raise temperature to 400, and take foil off, and cook for another 15 minutes, until chicken is brown.

Serve with white rice.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

This is an easy way to give friends a gift: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar.

Combine only the dry ingredients, and then tell your friends how to finish the cookies in their own kitchen on a slip of paper you tie onto the jar.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies, approx., 1 JAR)

(NOTE: you’ll need a jar larger than a quart to be able to fit everything in. Probably twice the size would work)

½ cup flour

½ tsp. baking soda

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. cinnamon

Sprinkle of nutmeg

1 ½ cups quick oatmeal

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cups chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Fill Jar with Oats

In a medium small bowl, combine first five ingredients on list: (flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda).

Pour mixture neatly over oatmeal. Be sure while you’re adding ingredients to jar not to shake it, or the layers will be muddled.

In same bowl, combine the two sugars together. Then pour over as third layer in jar.

Pour the chocolate chips into jar. Secure sealed lid.

On card stock, preferably, write instructions to attach to jar so that your friends/family will know how to use the cookie mix jar in their kitchen:

RECIPE TO ATTACH:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Mix egg, butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add cookie jar mix.

3. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-11 minutes.

Punch a hole in your card stock, and string ribbon through it, and tie it to jar. You are done with your gift.

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