Category: Home Cooking

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Cobb Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Cobb Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 heart of romaine, torn into bite-size pieces 3 cups packed baby spinach 4 bacon slices, chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 6 chicken tenders (about 1/2 pound) 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon grainy mustard 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved 1 small tomato, cut into wedges 1/2 avocado 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (3 ounces) Directions: Toss together romaine and spinach in a large bowl. Cook bacon, stirring occasionally, in a heavy medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain....

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Hawaiian Brunch Pizza

Hawaiian Brunch Pizza Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix 1/4 cup very hot water 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon onion salt 2 eggs 1 package (6 ounces) sliced Canadian-style bacon, cut into thin strips 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces) 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, well drained 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper Directions: Heat oven to 425°F. Grease 12-inch pizza pan. Mix Bisquick and hot water until soft dough forms. Press dough in pizza pan, using fingers dusted with Bisquick; pinch edge to form 1/2-inch rim. Bake 10 minutes. Mix sour cream, onion salt and...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Banana Brickle Bars

Banana Brickle Bars   Ingredients: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (1 to 2 medium) 1 egg 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 2/3 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/3 cup white baking chips 1/4 cup chocolate-covered toffee bits Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Spray rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Beat granulated sugar, brown sugar and banana in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and oats; beat well. Stir in flour and baking soda until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Grilled Corned Beef and Fontina Sandwiches

Grilled Corned Beef and Fontina Sandwiches Ingredients: 8 slices Jewish-style rye bread, divided Dijon mustard 1 pound thinly sliced corned beef reserved from Homemade Irish Corned Beef and Vegetables 8 ounces thinly sliced Fontina cheese 1/2 sweet onion (such as Maui or Vidalia), thinly sliced 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, divided Directions: Place 4 bread slices on work surface. Spread mustard on 1 side of each. Divide corned beef among bread slices. Top with cheese and onion. Cover with remaining 4 bread slices, pressing slightly to adhere. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in each of 2 large nonstick skillets over medium heat....

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Outside-in Cheddar Sliders

Outside-in Cheddar Sliders Ingredients:  1 1/2 pounds ground chuck (20% fat) 4 1-inch cubes sharp white cheddar cheese, each halved 8 soft dinner rolls, split Directions: Divide meat into 8 equal pieces. Shape into balls. Press 1 cheese piece into center of 1 meatball and enclose cheese in meat. Flatten to 21/2- to 3-inch-diameter patty. Repeat to form 7 more patties. Sprinkle both sides of patties with salt and pepper. Prepare barbecue (medium-high to high heat). Grill patties until cooked to desired doneness and cheese centers soften, about 5 minutes per side for medium. If desired, grill cut side of...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Asian Meatballs

Asian Meatballs with Sesame Lime Dipping Sauce   Ingredients: 1/4 cup whole milk 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs 3/4 pound ground pork 3/4 pound ground veal 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro plus 1/4 cup sprigs 5 tablespoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons Asian sesame oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons water 2 teaspoons sugar Accompaniment: steamed white rice Directions: Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 500°F. Pour milk over bread crumbs in a large bowl...