Category: Home Cooking

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Ginger Garlic Green Beans

Ginger Garlic Green Beans   Ingredients: 1 pound green beans, trimmed 3 garlic cloves 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger 2 teaspoons rice vinegar (not seasoned) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon Asian sesame oil 1 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted Directions: Cook beans in a 6-quart pot of boiling well-salted water, uncovered, until just tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Drain in a colander, then plunge into an ice bath to stop cooking. Drain beans and pat dry. While beans cook, mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then stir together with...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Easy Garlic Chicken

Easy Garlic Chicken   Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 1 teaspoon onion powder Directions: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle with garlic powder, seasoning salt and onion powder. Saute about 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. I give it 5 out of 5 Lobsters: This was a great quick and easy dish with great flavor. We paired it with some ginger garlic green beans. This dish left me wanting...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Cobb Sandwich

Cobb Sandwich   Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing 8 slices multigrain bread 2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced 1 ripe avocado, sliced 8 slices cooked bacon 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped 4 lettuce leaves Directions: Prepare the sandwich spread by mixing together the mayonnaise and blue cheese dressing. Spread 2 tablespoons on one side of each slice of bread. Top 4 of the prepared pieces of bread with 1/4 each of the chicken, avocado, bacon, hard boiled eggs, and lettuce. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread and serve with the remaining blue cheese spread on...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Rosemary Carrots

Rosemary Carrots   Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups thinly sliced carrots 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon snipped fresh or dried chives 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or pinch dried rosemary, crushed 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: Place carrots and water in a saucepan; cover and cook over medium heat for 8-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons cooking liquid. Transfer carrots to a serving bowl and keep warm. In the same pan, combine chives, brown sugar, bouillon, rosemary, pepper and reserved cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; stir until bouillon is...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Angel Crisps

Angel Crisps   Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture. Roll...

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Home Cooking With The Cookes : Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Italian Grilled Cheese Sandwiches   Ingredients: 1/4 cup unsalted butter 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 12 slices white bread 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese 1 (24 ounce) jar vodka marinara sauce Directions: Preheat your oven’s broiler. Place 6 slices of bread onto a baking sheet. Spread a small handful of the mozzarella cheese over each slice. Top with the remaining 6 slices of bread. Mix together the butter and garlic powder, brush some over the tops of the sandwiches, or spread with the back of a tablespoon. Sprinkle with dried oregano. Place baking sheet...