Category: Home Cooking

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Roast Beef Sandwiches with Lemon-Basil Mayonnaise and Roasted Red Onions

Roast Beef Sandwiches with Lemon-Basil Mayonnaise and Roasted Red Onions   Ingredients: 3 large red onions (about 2 1/2 pounds), each cut through stem into 8 wedges, peeled 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 1/4 teaspoons grated lemon peel 6 4×3-inch pieces ciabatta,* halved horizontally 16 ounces thinly sliced roast beef 2 cups arugula Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Gently toss red onions, 5 tablespoons oil and vinegar in large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Chocolate Chunk Otameal Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chunk Otameal Coconut Cookies   Ingredients: 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats 1 1/2 cups packaged finely shredded unsweetened coconut 12 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), cut into 1/2-inch chunks (about 2 cups) 3/4 cup almonds with skins (4 oz), toasted, cooled, and chopped Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat together butter and sugars in a bowl with an electric mixer at high speed...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Orange Chicken Stir Fry

Orange Chicken Stir Fry   Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup bean sprouts (optional) 1 (6 ounce) package crispy chow mein noodles Directions: In a small bowl combine the orange juice, orange zest, soy sauce, salt, garlic and brown sugar. Mix well. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. When oil begins to bubble,...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin, cut into thin bite-size slices 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper crushed red pepper to taste 1 lime 1 (28 ounce) can tomatillos 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas 1/2 large onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 lemon Directions: Place sliced meat into a shallow bowl, and season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Squeeze the lime...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato

Cajun Style Baked Sweet Potato   Ingredients: 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 large sweet potatoes 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together paprika, brown sugar, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise. Brush each half with olive oil. Rub the seasoning mix over the cut surface of...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

Grilled Hawaiian Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches   Ingredients: 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded to 1/4 inch thickness 1 cup Hawaiian style marinade 6 pineapple rings 6 slices provolone cheese 6 onion rolls, split 6 tablespoons thousand island salad dressing 6 leaves romaine lettuce 6 slices tomato Directions: Place the chicken pieces into a large resealable bag and pour in the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to overnight. Preheat a grill for medium-high heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill...