Monday, April 27, 2009

Mango Chicken and Rice

4-5 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 C. Frozen corn
1 Can black beans, drained & rinsed
3 C. Mango salsa (Costco)
Cumin to taste
Lemon pepper to taste

Put chicken breasts in crock pot. Add spices. Cover and cook chicken until tender. Shred chicken on a plate and return to crock pot. Save juices in separate bowl.

Add corn, beans and salsa. More salsa can be added to taste. If mixture seems dry, add some of reserved juices.

Serve over coconut jasmine rice( Jasmine Rice, made with all or part of the liquid being coconut milk)

*You can also use regular salsa for a Mexican taste and serve over regular rice or even with tortilla chips...ENJOY!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Coconut Cream Cheese Pie

1 C. Quick Oats
1/2 C. Butter
1/2C. Brown Sugar
1/2 C. Chopped Walnuts
3 Small pkgs. Instant Vanilla Pudding
3 C. Milk
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 tsp. Coconut Extract
1 C. Coconut
1 Container Cool Whip

Mix oats, butter, brown sugar, and nuts. Press into 9X13 pan. Bake @ 350ยบ for about 15 min. Combine remaining ingredients, except whipped topping, and let set up. Top with whipped topping. Chill and Enjoy!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Andes Mint Cookies

3/4 C. Butter
1 1/2 C. Brown Sugar, packed

2 T. Water
1 (12oz.) pkg. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

2 Eggs

2 1/2 C. Flour

1 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda

1/2 tsp. Salt

1 lb. Andes Mints (2-6.67 oz. pkgs)

Heat butter, sugar and water in saucepan until melted. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Pour into large bowl and cool 10 minutes. Beat in eggs, then add flour, baking soda and salt. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place Andes mints on top. After they melt, spread over entire cookie and remove from cookie sheet. Let them cool until chocolate is solid and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Crockpot Pulled Pork

Spice Rub:
1 T ground black pepper
1-2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 T chili powder
2 T ground cumin
2 T dark brown sugar
1 T dried oregano
4 T paprika
2 T table salt
1 T granulated sugar
1 T ground black pepper

Remaining Ingredients:
1 (6-8 pound) bone-in pork shoulder
½ tsp. liquid smoke (optional)
2 C. barbecue sauce

Mix all spice rub ingredients in small bowl. Massage spice rub into meat (I recommend doing this on a jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet with sides). Wrap tightly in double layer of plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 3 hours. For stronger flavor, the roast can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Unwrap roast and place it in slow cooker liner. Add liquid smoke, if using, and 1/4 cup water. Turn slow cooker to low and cook for 8-10 hours, until meat is fork-tender.

Transfer roast to cutting board(again, I use a large cookie sheet with sides. This helps to contain the mess); discard liquid in liner. Pull by tearing meat into thin shreds with two forks or your fingers. Discard fat.

Place shredded meat back in slow cooker liner; toss with 1 cup barbecue sauce, and heat on low for 30-60 minutes, until hot. Serve with additional barbecue sauce.