Steamed Pork Buns

Steamed Pork Buns

Steamed Pork Buns
A ginger- and garlic-seasoned ground pork filling stuffs these steamed pork buns–a Chinese New Year specialty!

In a bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water.

Add the milk, then the butter and sugar, and combine.

To create a dough, add flour and stir.

Dough should be kneaded until a uniform ball forms.

For about 30 minutes, cover and leave to rise in a warm environment until it has doubled in size.

A large skillet should be heated to medium-high.

Cook and stir ground pork in a hot skillet with the garlic ginger paste for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it is browned and crumbly.

Drain and get rid of grease.

Place aside.

Fill a saucepan with water until it is just below the bottom of the steamer insert.

Water is brought to a boil.

Don’t allow the surface of the steamer to contact the boiling water.

Sweet and Spicy French Dressing

Sweet and Spicy French Dressing

Sweet and Spicy French Dressing
Get a homemade Catalina-style French dressing quickly and easily by blending ketchup, vinegar, and oil with seasonings.

Blend vegetable oil sugar vinegar ketchup salt celery seed paprika and dried minced onion in a blender until smooth.

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil are the main ingredients in this light, fresh salad. It is the ideal quick and simple side dish for any summertime meal.

In a big bowl, combine the mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, and olive oil.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes

Classic Candied Sweet Potatoes
A sweet potato with brown sugar recipe that is simple but seriously delicious. Makes a perfect side dish for the holiday table or potluck meal.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

2 inches of water should be brought to a boil in a large pot with a steamer basket inside.

Whole sweet potatoes should be placed in the steamer basket, covered.

Cook for about 30 minutes, or until tender.

Cool and drain.

Sweet potatoes should be peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices lengthwise.

A 9×13-inch baking dish should be used.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the brown sugar, butter, water, and salt.

Pour the sauce over the potatoes once it has bubbled and the sugar has dissolved.

For one hour, bake the potatoes in the preheated oven, occasionally baste them with the brown sugar sauce.

Caper Chicken Cacciatore

Caper Chicken Cacciatore

Caper Chicken Cacciatore
Basic cacciatore–tomato, onion and mushrooms in wine -is made grand with capers, pepperoni and olives. It is a terrific party entree, and takes additions and substitutions well.

Heat oil in a big skillet over medium heat.

Chicken pieces should be salted and peppered to taste before being browned in hot oil.

Take the chicken out of the pan.

Place aside.

Sauté mushrooms and onions in the same skillet until they are translucent.

Add the wine and chicken back to the skillet.

Also, add the tomato soup.

Add the pepperoni, green olives, black olives, capers, and liquids when they begin to simmer.

For 30 minutes, simmer the skillet with the lid on.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

When the chicken is tender and the juices run clear, remove the skillet’s lid, pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes

Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes

Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes
These are Pennsylvania Dutch Funny Cakes, which have a chocolate “funny” layer that bakes to the bottom and are baked in a pie crust.

In a saucepan, add 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and cocoa water.

Bring to a boil over medium-low heat without boiling.

Place aside.

1 1/2 cups of sugar and butter are creamed together in a sizable bowl.

Stir in the eggs.

Add milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir.

Bake powder and flour should be combined, then added to the creamed mixture.

Pour batter evenly into the pastry shells.

In each pastry shell, spread 1/3 of the cocoa mixture on top of the cake batter.

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until cake is done, at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts

Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts

Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts
This easy panko chicken recipe results in deliciously crispy pan-fried chicken breasts that are ready to serve in less than 15 minutes!

Pound chicken breasts one at a time in a resealable plastic bag until about 1/2-inch thick.

Lightly beat egg in a shallow bowl.

Combine panko crumbs garlic powder onion powder salt and pepper in a separate shallow bowl.

Dip chicken breasts in egg until coated then dip in panko mixture pressing chicken into the crumbs until fully coated.

Arrange in a single layer on a plate.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

No Bake Cookies without Peanut Butter

No Bake Cookies without Peanut Butter

No Bake Cookies without Peanut Butter
Cookies that don’t require baking are made without peanut butter. For a simple treat, all you need is sugar, butter, milk, cocoa, oats, and vanilla.

Place sugar butter and milk in a medium saucepan.

Bring to a rolling boil over medium-low heat; boil for one minute stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and mix in oats cocoa powder and vanilla.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.

Let cool until hardened.

Buttercream-Coconut Cake Icing

Buttercream-Coconut Cake Icing

Buttercream-Coconut Cake Icing
This coconut icing is ideal for sprinkling on top of your preferred cake. Pecans and coconut flakes give the snack a festive crunch.

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to thoroughly blend the butter and shortening before adding the vanilla extract.

Beat confectioners’ sugar gradually into the butter mixture until well combined.

The substance will seem to be dry.

Add just enough milk to the butter mixture to get the icing’s desired consistency.

Spread the icing over the cake after folding in half the coconut.

Over the icing, scatter the remaining coconut and pecans.

Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough

Perfect Cut-Out Cookie Dough
Cookies with cutouts are made with butter and powdered sugar in this recipe. You can add spices and various extracts. I mix nutmeg, cinnamon, and maple extract for autumn.

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

Blend egg and vanilla extract into the butter mixture.

Stir flour baking powder and salt together in a bowl; mix into the butter mixture until just incorporated.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Remove from refrigerator and let the dough warm to room temperature.

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

Roll dough out onto a flat surface to about 1/4 inch in thickness.

Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters; arrange onto baking sheets.