Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread
Rich and hearty cranberry-orange bread made with sour cream. Appropriate for breakfast, brunch or just a snack. My in-laws gobbled it up for Thanksgiving!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Grease two 8×4-inch loaf pans.

In a large bowl stir together flour baking powder baking soda salt and white sugar.

Mix in melted butter until mixture looks crumbly.

Stir in cranberries and oranges.

In a separate bowl or large measuring cup whisk together eggs milk sour cream vanilla and orange extract.

Pour liquid ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir just until blended.

Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the crown comes out clean about 40 minutes.

Cool in the pans for a while then remove from the pans and place on wire racks to cool completely.

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Onions

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Onions

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Onions
This quick and easy pork chop recipe has a rich onion and mushroom gravy and can be served with rice or potatoes.

Trim the fat from the pork chops before liberally salting them.

A big skillet with medium heat is used to heat the oil.

Add the pork chops and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned.

Chops should be placed on a plate.

Using a wooden spoon, scrape the browned food particles from the pan’s bottom as you pour chicken broth into the skillet and bring to a boil.

Add the butter, onions, and mushrooms and simmer for five minutes.

Give a small bowl 2 tablespoons of the sauce.

With a fork, stir flour into the sauce in the bowl until all lumps are gone.

Re-add the slurry to the skillet and stir to incorporate it with the sauce.

Air Fryer Chimichangas

Air Fryer Chimichangas

Air Fryer Chimichangas
Make chicken, chile, and cheese-filled chimichangas in the air fryer for a version that is just as crispy as deep-fried but has fewer calories.

Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Heat oil in a medium skillet.

Add onion and cook until soft and translucent 4 to 6 minutes.

Add chicken Neufchâtel cheese green chiles chicken broth taco seasoning salt and pepper.

Cook and stir until mixture is well combined and Neufchâtel has been evenly incorporated.

Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)

Shrimp and Octopus Soup (Caldo de Camaron y Pulpo)
This is a ‘Caldo’ or soup made with Shrimp and Octopus. This is for all the Mexican and seafood lovers. This soup can be eaten with Tortillas or Tostadas.

Over medium-high heat, add the water to a large soup pot and bring to a boil.

Octopus should be added after about 20 minutes of boiling.

Oil should be heated in a skillet over medium-high heat while the octopus is boiling.

Add the pasilla pepper, potatoes, celery, and carrots.

Add the tomato and onion at the very end of the 15 minutes of frying.

It is not necessary to fully cook the ingredients.

Add the shrimp in their shells to the octopus after it has boiled for 20 minutes, then let it continue to boil for 5 more.

Add the browned vegetables to the pot and season with salt to taste.

Add corn, if using, along with the shrimp.

Allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes.

Bacon and Egg Cheeseburgers

Bacon and Egg Cheeseburgers

Bacon and Egg Cheeseburgers
These easy egg-topped burgers come with crispy bacon, sauteed onion, and American cheese for tons of delicious flavor.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Shape beef into 4 equal patties and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat turning occasionally until crisp 10 to 12 minutes.

Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

At the same time heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Saute onion slices in the hot oil until softened 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Cook patties on the preheated grill until browned and no longer pink 4 to 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness.

Top each with American cheese and allow to melt about 1 minute more.

Hawaiian Style Pasta

Hawaiian Style Pasta

Hawaiian Style Pasta
Radiatore pasta is tossed with tomato sauce, fresh pineapple chunks and chopped salami. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, if desired. Substitute farfalle or rotini pasta if you can’t find radiatore pasta.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat toss cooked pasta with tomato pasta sauce pineapple and salami.

Cook stirring occasionally until sauce begins to bubble about 10 minutes.

Peachie Peach Pecan Nut Bread

Peachie Peach Pecan Nut Bread

Peachie Peach Pecan Nut Bread
A sweetly delicious bread is baked with peaches, pecans, and a hint of cinnamon. It’s ideal for summer gatherings or brunches.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Grease a 5×9-inch loaf pan.

Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.

Beat in eggs one at a time until light and fluffy.

Stir in peach puree.

Add flour baking soda baking powder cinnamon salt and almond extract; stir until blended.

Fold in pecans.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean 50 to 60 minutes.

Cool bread in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.

Steak Fingers

Steak Fingers

Steak Fingers
Round steak in bite-sized pieces, fried in batter.

Tenderize steak by pounding with a mallet.

Cut into 3 inch long strips.

Combine egg milk salt and pepper in a shallow dish whisk until well blended.

In a large skillet over medium heat heat 1/3 cup oil (or just enough to cover the bottom of the pan).

Coat steak pieces in flour.

Shake off excess.

Then dip in the egg mixture and again in flour.

Fry the strips in the hot oil until golden brown; about 2 minutes.

Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb oil.

Lloyd’s Healthy Chicken Zoopa

Lloyd's Healthy Chicken Zoopa

Lloyd’s Healthy Chicken Zoopa
With delicious additions like spinach, soy sauce, and hot pepper sauce. Chicken vegetable soup. This nutrient- and flavor-rich soup has a low fat content.

Over medium heat, warm the oil in a sizable soup pot.

Include the following: leek, celery, carrot, celery, red and green bell peppers, and garlic.

Saute the remaining vegetables in the hot oil until the onions are translucent.

Salt and pepper to taste before adding stock.

Add soy sauce and hot pepper sauce now if using.

Over low heat, bring soup to a simmer, then let it cook for about 40 minutes.