Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice is prepared with coconut oil, coconut milk and shredded coconut, and is a wonderfully flavored side dish you’ll enjoy!Creamy Coconut Rice is prepared with coconut oil, coconut milk and shredded coconut, and is a wonderfully flavored side dish you'll enjoy!

I don’t know about you, but we eat lots of rice in our home. Usually it is steamed long grain white rice, but occasionally we mix it up and have creamy coconut rice with our meals. If you’ve never made coconut rice before, I think you will enjoy it! I found the original recipe in a cookbook I checked out from our local library a while ago. The coconut flavor is subtle and NOT too overbearing, and is a nice change from regular, bland tasting white rice.

Canned coconut milk (light or full fat) are used to create a creamy texture and light coconut flavor in jasmine rice. Canned coconut milk can usually be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. I always have 3-4 cans available in our pantry for dishes like this! Let me show you how to make creamy coconut rice:

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Making The Coconut Rice

Melt coconut oil (solid form) in a medium or large saucepan on Medium heat. Add shredded coconut, and stir to combine. Cook the coconut for 1-2 minutes, stirring often until it becomes lightly “toasted”. Stir in jasmine rice, and cook about 2 minutes or until it begins to kind of “pop” in the pan from the heat.

Shredded coconut is cooked in coconut oil until lightly "toasted".Jasmine rice is added to coconut oil and toasted coconut mixture in saucepan.

Cooking The Rice With Coconut Milk

Quickly stir the canned coconut milk, and remove 2 Tablespoons into a separate bowl. Add water, salt and the remaining can of coconut milk to the rice. Bring this mixture to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to LOW.

Continue to cook the creamy coconut rice on low heat, stirring often so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for 17-20 minutes on LOW heat. As it cooks LOW and SLOW, the rice will absorb the coconut milk. Don’t turn up the heat, because it needs the time to fully cook and create tender rice.

Canned coconut milk is used to make this creamy coconut rice.Stirring the canned coconut milk into the jasmine rice for more cooking.As it cooks, the creamy coconut rice will absorb the coconut milk, and become thicker.

Final Steps

When the coconut milk has been absorbed, and the rice is tender to the bite, remove the pan from the heat. This usually takes about 18-20 minutes. If rice is not tender enough, simply add a tiny bit more liquid and continue cooking until tender.

Once the creamy coconut rice is tender, remove the pan from the heat and immediately cover with a lid. Let the rice sit (covered) for 5 minutes, then add the reserved 2 Tablespoons of coconut milk back into the rice. Stir the milk in, and fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Creamy coconut rice is removed from heat when coconut milk is absorbed and rice is tender.Saucepan is covered and rice rests for 5 minutes after cooking.Reserved Tablespoons of coconut milk are added to finished rice, and combined, before serving.

Serve The Creamy Coconut Rice

Serve the creamy coconut rice while hot. If desired, garnish the dish with chopped fresh parsley (this is optional). The rice is now ready to be served with a variety of main dishes, and will be a wonderful addition to your meal!

Creamy coconut rice is served, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.Serving platter is piled high with creamy coconut rice and a spoon, for serving.

I hope you enjoy this tasty side dish, and trust those you make it for will enjoy it, as well. If you like this recipe, check out my recipe for Coconut Lime Rice… it’s yummy, as well! Thank you for stopping by today, and hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a wonderful day!

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Original Recipe source: “The Milk Street Cookbook”, with Christopher Kendall (page 170). Published by Little Brown And Company, 2020.

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Creamy Coconut Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Creamy Coconut Rice is prepared with coconut oil, coconut milk and shredded coconut, and is a wonderfully flavored side dish you'll enjoy!

Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy coconut rice
Servings: 6 (½ cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 315 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • cups jasmine rice uncooked/rinsed
  • ¾ cup water
  • 14 ounces canned coconut milk (light or full fat) stirred or shaken, divided use
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • chopped parsley for garnish (OPTIONAL)
Instructions
  1. Melt coconut oil in medium or large saucepan on Medium heat. Add coconut; stir to combine. Cook and stir coconut 1-2 minutes, until it is lightly toasted. Add rice; stir/cook 2 minutes or until it begins to "pop" in the pan from heat.

  2. Stir canned coconut milk; remove 2 Tablespoons into separate bowl; set aside.

  3. Add water, salt and remaining can of coconut milk to rice. Bring to a simmer, and then reduce heat to LOW. Continue to cook rice on low heat, stirring often so rice doesn't stick to bottom of pan. Cook 17-20 minutes on LOW heat. As it cooks LOW and SLOW, the rice will absorb coconut milk. Don't turn up heat, because it needs time to fully cook rice until tender.

  4. When coconut milk is absorbed, and rice is tender (about 18-20 min.), remove pan from heat. TIP: If rice is not tender enough, simply add a bit more water; continue cooking until tender. Remove pan from heat; immediately cover with lid. Let rice sit (covered) for 5 minutes, then add reserved 2 T. coconut milk back into rice. Stir milk in, and fluff rice with a fork.

  5. Transfer rice to serving platter or bowl. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired (optional). Serve rice hot, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Lite coconut milk was used for the nutritional calculation.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 315 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 449mg20%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Krispy Rockfish Fillets

Pan-seared Krispy Rockfish Fillets have a seasoned flour/cornmeal/puffed rice coating, creating an easy, delicious main dish to enjoy.
Pan-seared Krispy Rockfish Fillets have a seasoned flour/cornmeal/puffed rice coating, creating an easy, delicious main dish to enjoy.

If you’re looking for a delicious, seafood main dish that doesn’t take too much time or effort to make, check out this recipe for Krispy Rockfish Fillets! This recipe can also be used to cook other types of “whitefish”. My husband and I became fans of rockfish several years ago, after the first time we tried it. I made Pan-Seared Rockfish with Fresh Herbs , wrote about that experience and shared the recipe on this blog.

Since that time, I’ve share quite a few recipes featuring rockfish, and we’ve enjoyed each one. I found this particular recipe in a 20 year old food magazine in my collection, made a few changes to suit our taste, and want to share the recipe here today. It’s simple and delicious, and I truly hope you enjoy it:

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Prepare The Egg Wash And Crumb Coating For The Fish

Whisk one egg and ¾ cup of milk in a shallow medium-sized bowl. Once combined, set the bowl aside. Place puffed rice cereal (we use Rice Krispies) in a re-sealable plastic bag, and use the flat side of a meat mallet (or a rolling pin) to finely crush the cereal.

In a large re-sealable bag, combine the crushed rice cereal, flour, cornmeal and seasonings (lemon pepper, seasoning salt, onion and garlic powders). Now you should have a bowl of egg/milk mixture AND a large bag containing the seasoning/coating mix. Time to prepare the rockfish for cooking!

Egg and milk are whisked together as an egg wash for rockfish fillets.Puffed rice cereal in plastic bag is crushed using the flat side of a meat mallet.The egg wash and seasoning mixture is ready to coat the fish fillets before cooking.

Time To Coat the Rockfish With Seasoning

This recipe as written is for 4 rockfish fillets (my photos only show 3), since it was only my husband and I eating this meal (he ate two). Pat the rockfish fillets dry with paper towels, then coat them, one at a time in egg wash on all sides. Let any excess egg mixture drip off back into the bowl, then place the fillet into the bag with the seasoning mix.

Repeat this with remaining fillets. Once all are in the seasoning mixture, seal the bag and shake well to fully cover all sides of each piece of fish with the flour/seasoning mix.

Paper towels are used to dry the rockfish before covering with coating.Each piece of fish is dipped into the egg wash to completely cover.Fish fillets are placed into seasoning mix bag after being covered in egg wash.

Cooking The Krispy Rockfish Fillets

Pour oil into a large skillet at a depth of about 1/4″. Heat the oil on medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking. Carefully add the rockfish fillets to the hot oil in a single layer. They should sizzle when they hit the hot oil!

Try not to move the fish once they go into the oil. Let the Krispy rockfish fillets cook for 6-7 minutes, then carefully turn the fish over to the other side. The bottom side should be crispy and golden brown in color. Cook second side an additional 5-6 minutes, until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. Remove the skillet from the heat, and carefully transfer fish to individual plates for serving.

The Krispy rockfish fillets are fried in hot oil for 6-7 minutes before flipping to other side.Golden brown Krispy rockfish fillets frying in hot oil.

Time To Eat!

If desired, garnish each of the Krispy rockfish fillets with chopped fresh parsley and a lemon slice. These garnishes are optional, but add color and flavor, especially when the lemon is squeezed over the fish. Serve immediately while hot! 

The fish has a nice coating, good flavor, and should flake easily, if cooked well. We also enjoy the fish served with malt vinegar (drizzle it on the fish), or tartar sauce on the side . YUM!

Krispy rockfish fillets are served, garnished with parsley and a lemon slice.One of the rockfish fillets, served with broccoli and rice on the side.

I hope you have a chance to try this yummy recipe, and trust you’ll enjoy it like we do! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a wonderful day, friend.

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Original Recipe Source: “Taste of Home Magazine”, February-March 2002 edition (pages 27-28), published by The Reiman Corporation

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Krispy Rockfish Fillets
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Pan-seared Krispy Rockfish Fillets have a seasoned flour/cornmeal/puffed rice coating, creating an easy, delicious main dish to enjoy.

Category: Main Dish, Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: krispy rockfish fillets
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 285 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal crushed
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • 4 rockfish fillets (approx. 6 ounces each) can sub. other whitefish fillets
  • oil for frying (approx. 1/4" deep in skillet)
  • lemon slice and parsley (OPTIONAL garnish)
Instructions
  1. Whisk egg and milk in medium-sized bowl. Set bowl aside.

  2. Place puffed rice cereal in large re-sealable plastic bag and seal; use flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin to finely crush cereal. Add flour, cornmeal and remaining seasonings (lemon pepper, seasoning salt, onion and garlic powders) to bag.

  3. Pat fish dry with paper towels. Coat one fillet at a time in egg wash (on all sides). Let excess egg mixture drip back into bowl; place fillet into bag of flour/seasoning. Repeat with other fillets. Once all fillets are in bag with seasoning, seal bag; shake well to fully cover each fillet on all sides with flour/seasoning.

  4. Pour oil into a large skillet at a depth of 1/4". Heat oil on medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking. Carefully add rockfish fillets to hot oil in a single layer. They should sizzle when they hit oil! Try not to move fish once they're in oil. Cook 6-7 minutes; carefully turn fish over. Bottom side should be crispy/golden brown. Cook second side 5-6 minutes, until fish is cooked through, golden brown and flakes easily with a fork. Remove skillet from heat; transfer fish to individual plates for serving. Serve hot.

  5. OPTIONAL: Garnish each fillet with chopped fresh parsley and a lemon slice, if desired.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: The oil used for frying the fish is not added into the caloric calculation as the majority of it remains in the skillet and not on the fish.

Nutrition Facts
Krispy Rockfish Fillets
Amount Per Serving (1 fillet)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 491mg21%
Potassium 786mg22%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 596IU12%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!
Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!

Looking for a delicious party appetizer or delicious cheese spread to keep in the refrigerator for a late night snack? How about this absolutely yummy and super EASY cheddar jack cheese spread? This creamy spread (approximately 2 cups) can be made in under 10 minutes using a food processor or high-powered blender.

The spread is made with cheddar cheese, jack cheese, cream cheese, cooking sherry, Dijon, etc., and tastes great on crackers or pita chips. Cheddar jack cheese spread also makes a great food gift for friends or family, when wrapped decoratively in a ramekin, gift container or crock! Let me show you how easy it is to make:

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How To Make Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

Place cheddar and jack cheese cubes, cream cheese, butter, green onion, sherry, Worcestershire, Dijon, tabasco, and salt into a food processor. Process these ingredients until the mixture becomes fairly smooth. NOTE: For the cream cheese, you can use 3 oz. of cubes cut from a block of cream cheese OR  3 oz. of spreadable cream cheese.

Ingredients for the cheddar jack cheese spread are placed into a food processor.A food processor is used to process the cheese spread until smooth.

Last Step Before It’s Done!

Once the cheddar jack cheese spread is fairly smooth, add finely chopped chives to the food processor. Pulse just until the chives are incorporated into the mixture. Remove the cheese spread from the processor. Spoon it out of the processor and and place it into a ramekin, gift container or crock.

Cover the cheddar jack cheese spread and refrigerate it for about an hour. This is to give the flavors a chance to “mingle”, which makes the cheese spread taste even better.

Finely chopped chives are added to the processed cheese spread.Cheddar jack cheese spread is pulsed until chives are incorporated into mixture.

Serving The Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread

To serve, remove the cheddar jack cheese spread from the refrigerator. Let it slightly “soften” at room temperature (uncovered) for about 15 minutes, because this makes it easier for spreading and provides the best flavor. Serve with an assortment of your favorite crackers or pita chips, and enjoy!

You can store any leftovers (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Remember to let it come to room temperature before serving! See how easy it is to make this yummy snack? I really think you’re going to enjoy eating it and serving it to family and friends.

A ramekin, filled with cheddar jack cheese spread, is served with assorted crackers.A ramekin full of the cheese spread ready to enjoy on crackers.Spread on a cracker, the cheddar jack cheese spread is ready to eat.

I hope you will have the chance to make this tasty cheddar jack cheese spread for those you love. It’s really GOOD, and I hope you enjoy it like we do. Thank you for stopping by this blog, and trust you will come back again for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day, and may God bless you as you journey through it.

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Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread is easy to make, features three cheeses, and is a delicious snack or appetizer, served with your favorite crackers!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar jack cheese spread
Servings: 8 (serving = 1/4 cup)
Calories Per Serving: 136 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese cut in 1" cubes
  • 3 ounces jack cheese cut in 1" cubes
  • 3 ounces cream cheese cut in 1" cubes (can sub. "spreadable")
  • 6 green onions (white part ONLY) chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon chives finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (EXCEPT for chopped chives) into a food processor. Process until mixture becomes fairly smooth.

  2. Add chives. Pulse only until chives are incorporated. Remove cheese spread from processor. Spoon it into ramekin, gift container or crock.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. This gives flavors a chance to "mingle", which helps cheese spread taste even better.

  4. Let cheese spread come to room temperature (approx. 15 minutes) before serving with favorite crackers. Store leftovers (covered) in refrigerator up to 4-5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Jack Cheese Spread
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup))
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 458IU9%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 181mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Simple Szechuan Noodles

Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!
Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Today I want to share a scrumptious recipe that is not only delicious, but really easy to prepare! I found the original recipe in a library book I had checked out and thought it sounded really good. After making only a couple simple changes, my husband and I tried the recipe and thought it was fabulous!

The recipe makes 6 decent-sized portions (or 4 large servings if you want a ton of noodles!), and can be easily cut in half OR doubled to feed less or more people. Simple Szechuan noodles can be easily prepared in about 20 minutes, which makes it a wonderful “busy night” dinner. There is a small amount of finely diced ham in the meal, but if you are a vegetarian, simply omit it, and you will still enjoy this flavor-packed dish!

The recipe is fairly simple in that it basically involves 3 steps: 1) cook noodles, 2) cook sauce while noodles cook, and 3) combine the two, heat and serve! It is really that easy to make simple Szechuan noodles, which are not too spicy at all (in case you’re wondering!). Here’s how to make this recipe:

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Cook The Noodles

Cook fettucine noodles until tender, in a large saucepan full of boiling water, according to the instructions on the box. This generally takes 12-14 minutes. While the noodles are cooking, prepare the Szechuan sauce, so it will be ready once the noodles are done.

Noodles are cooked in boiling water until tender.

Prepare Szechuan Sauce While The Noodles Cook

NOTE: **When I photographed this recipe, I cut the recipe in half, so my photos reflect the reduced amount!** 

While the pasta cooks, you have time to make the simple Szechuan sauce. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon oil over MEDIUM heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the chopped green onions, and stir-fry them in the hot oil for about 1 minute, stirring as they cook.

Turn the heat down to LOW. Add the minced ham, chopped peanuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil, chili flakes and Tabasco sauce to the skillet. Stir to combine these ingredients and let them simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. After they’ve cooked, add the chopped celery, stir to combine, and let it continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

Chopped green onions are stir-fried in oil in a large skillet.Sesame seeds are added to the Szechuan sauce in a large skillet.Chopped celery is added to the Szechuan sauce and cooked before noodles are added.

Time To Put This Dish Together!

When the noodles are finished cooking (tender to the bite), drain them. Put them back into the pan and toss them with the remaining 1 Tablespoon of oil. Add the noodles to the skillet of Szechuan sauce. Use tongs to mix and combine the sauce fully with the noodles. Heat the simple Szechuan noodles through on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often until fully heated through.

Hot drained pasta is added to the Szechuan sauce, creating simple Szechuan noodles.

Serve The Simple Szechuan Noodles

As soon as the noodles are heated through, you are ready to serve this delicious dish! Place portions onto serving plates or into bowls, making sure to spoon up the sauce onto the noodles. Garnish each serving with additional chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and chopped green onions, if desired. Serve immediately while noodles are hot and yummy!

A white bowl, full of simple Szechuan noodles, which are ready to eat.Simple Szechuan Noodles are served, topped with peanuts, green onions and sesame seeds.

I hope you have the chance to make these yummy, simple Szechuan noodles! They are filled with flavor, but not too spicy at all. I’m confident you will love not only the taste, but just how easy this recipe is to make! Thank you for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a great day!

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Recipe adapted from: The cookbook “Country Living Made Easy”, page 344, published by Firefly Books, 2013

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Simple Szechuan Noodles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Simple Szechuan Noodles is an easy to make, flavorful and delicious main dish which can be prepared and on the table in about 20 minutes!

Category: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: simple Szechuan noodles
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 447 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fettucine pasta or Chinese noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil divided use
  • 4 green onions (white and green parts) chopped
  • ½ cup minced cooked ham
  • ¼ cup chopped peanuts dry roasted or salted
  • cup sesame seeds
  • cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • teaspoon sesame oil
  • teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 shakes Tabasco sauce or other hot sauce
  • cup chopped celery
OPTIONAL GARNISH: sprinkle with additional chopped peanuts, sesame seeds and chopped green onions
    Instructions
    1. Cook pasta in boiling water until tender in large saucepan, according to instructions on box (usually 12-14 minutes).

    2. While pasta cooks, make Szechuan sauce. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add green onions; stir-fry them in oil for 1 minute, stirring often. Turn heat to Low. Add ham, peanuts, sesame seeds, soy sauce, vinegar, honey, ketchup, sesame oil, chili flakes and Tabasco sauce. Stir to combine; simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring often. Add celery; stir to combine; cook for another minute or so.

    3. When noodles are done (tender to the bite), drain them. Put drained noodles back into pan; toss with remaining 1 Tablespoon oil. Add noodles to Szechuan sauce; use tongs to fully mix/combine sauce with noodles. Heat on low heat for 1-2 minutes, tossing often until heated through.

    4. Transfer noodles and sauce to serving dish(es). Optional-Garnish each portion with peanuts, sesame seeds and green onions, if desired. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts
    Simple Szechuan Noodles
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 447 Calories from Fat 144
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16g25%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 69mg23%
    Sodium 721mg31%
    Potassium 361mg10%
    Carbohydrates 62g21%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 5g6%
    Protein 16g32%
    Vitamin A 216IU4%
    Vitamin C 2mg2%
    Calcium 125mg13%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Cannellini Bean Salad

    Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!
    Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

    Today I want to share with you a recipe for cannellini bean salad. It’s SUPER EASY to make in just a couple minutes, and can be enjoyed as is, OR on top of mixed greens (delicious) OR served as a dip with pita chips, etc. However you choose to serve it, the flavors are wonderful, and I’m confident you’ll enjoy this simple salad!

    I found the original recipe in one of the cookbooks I own called “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake. It’s a great cookbook for those looking to cook with wholesome family-friendly foods. She serves this salad as a dip, which we love, but I’ve found I enjoy it the most served as a topper over a mixed green salad.

    The beans and the delicious dressing they are covered with make it a double whammy salad. Lots of protein and fiber is provided from the beans and tomatoes, onions, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar with seasoning create a salad dressing! It’s a win-win, no matter how you serve it! Here’s how to make this delicious vegetarian and gluten-free salad:

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    How To Make This EASY Cannellini Bean Salad

    Drain, and then rinse one can (approx. 15 oz.) of cannellini beans. After the beans are drained and rinsed well, place them into a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

    Cannellini beans are drained from the can and rinsed well before making the salad.

    Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl of drained cannellini beans. The remaining ingredients are tomato, red onion, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and black pepper. Stir, to fully combine these ingredients. 

    At this point the cannellini bean salad is finished and can be served immediately. Stir the ingredients a couple of times to keep the beans coated with the simple dressing. OPTIONAL: Cover the bowl and let the flavors “mingle” in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before serving, for even more flavor. Your choice!

    All the ingredients for the cannellini bean salad are combined in a bowl.

    Enjoy This Salad On Mixed Greens! 

    My favorite way to enjoy the cannellini bean salad is to place a portion on a bed of chilled mixed greens. Stir the beans before serving, and don’t forget to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from the bottom of the bowl) on top. 

    The beans provide fiber and protein, and the red onion, garlic and tomato add flavor, texture and color. Another added bonus is that the oil/balsamic mixture creates a simple, but delicious salad dressing, so there’s no need to add any. It’s delicious, just as it is!

    Cannellini bean salad is served as a topper for a mixed green salad.

    Cannellini Bean Salad Can Be Served As A DIP, Too!

    My husband enjoys the cannellini bean salad served as a dip, too! Just stir it well, and serve it with pita chips, crackers or pieces of firm, crusty bread! It’s a simple, yet tasty dip I’m sure you will enjoy! This easy salad (or dip) has a lot of flavor!

    The cannellini bean salad can be served as a dip with pita chips, crackers or crusty bread.A bowl of cannellini bean salad ready to be served as a dip or eaten as is.

    Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll try this easy to prepare dish, and trust you will enjoy it as much as we do. It should keep well (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Please come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    Original recipe source: The cookbook “100 Days Of Real Food”, by Lisa Leake, page 195, published by Harper Collins Publishers in 2014

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    Cannellini Bean Salad
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
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    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

    Category: Appetizer, Salad
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cannellini bean salad
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 190 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 15 ounces cannellini beans drained/rinsed
    • 1 medium tomato chopped
    • cup red onion diced
    • 2 garlic cloves minced
    • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • ¼ teaspoon salt use more if needed, to taste
    • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Drain and rinse cannellini beans. Place the beans in a small or medium-sized serving bowl.

    2. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to fully combine. Serve and enjoy! OPTIONAL: If desired, cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes for flavors to mingle.

    3. Can be served as a dip with pita bread, crackers or crusty slices of bread OR as a salad topper, OR eaten as is. If using as a salad topper, be sure to spoon some olive oil/balsamic dressing (from bottom of the bowl) over the salad.

    4. Store leftovers (covered) in refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Canned cannellini beans vary in weight from 15 ounces up to 15.5 ounces. Use a whole can; the various weights will all work just fine!

    Nutrition Facts
    Cannellini Bean Salad
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
    Calories 190 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 11g17%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Sodium 378mg16%
    Potassium 109mg3%
    Carbohydrates 21g7%
    Fiber 6g25%
    Sugar 3g3%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 257IU5%
    Vitamin C 6mg7%
    Calcium 76mg8%
    Iron 3mg17%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cannellini Bean Salad with tomatoes, onion, olive oil, balsamic, vinegar and garlic is easy to make and delicious as a salad topper OR a dip!

    Tasty Turkey Chili

    Make a pot of tasty turkey chili with fresh veggies, spices, pinto beans and black beans. Chili is easy to make, filling, and tastes great!
    Make a pot of tasty turkey chili with fresh veggies, spices, pinto beans and black beans. Chili is easy to make, filling, and tastes great!

    I don’t know about where you live, but it has been cold here the past few weeks in Oregon. It’s been so cold each morning while walking our dog that I leave our house bundled up, from head to toe. My husband and I have been craving hot, comfort food meals lately due to the cold of Winter. We’ve enjoyed eating LOTS of tasty turkey chili in the past month or two!

    This is a simple soup to make, and the end result is a delicious, wonderfully spiced turkey chili I think you will enjoy. Ground turkey and black and pinto beans provide protein and fiber, so it is a filling soup. Lots of fresh veggies such as tomatoes, celery, onions, and bell peppers contribute to the texture and taste of this chili, as well.

    I came up with this this soup recipe after looking at lots of different recipes (including my Mom’s- a family favorite), added some new ingredients or spices here and there, and ended up with this tasty turkey chili! It’s delicious! Here’s how to make it:

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    Prepare The Spice Mix

    Place the chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Stir to fully combine these spices, then set aside. This will be the spice mix you will use to season the chili.

    Chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper and oregano are used to make spice mix for chili.

    Cook The Turkey

    Spray a large saucepan generously with non-stick spray.  Add one pound of ground turkey. Stir and cook on high heat until the meat has turned light brown in color and is cooked through. This usually takes about 5 minutes. Drain and discard any grease, then transfer the turkey to a bowl or plate, and cover.

    Ground turkey is cooked until lightly browned and cooked through, in large saucepan.

    Okay- Let’s Make Some Tasty Turkey Chili

    Add a teaspoon of butter to the saucepan, and allow to melt over low heat. Stir in chopped onion, celery and red bell pepper. Cook  on LOW heat for 4 -5 minutes, stirring the veggies often until the onions are translucent. Add minced garlic to the pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds, stirring so the garlic doesn’t burn. Note: You can substitute green bell peppers for the red OR use a combination of red and green.

    Chopped onion, red bell peppers and celery are cooked until softened in saucepan.Minced garlic is added to the cooked vegetables during the last minute of cooking.

    Pour the spice mixture into the pan of cooked veggies. Stir to cover the veggies with the spices. Add fresh chopped tomatoes (or canned, if using), chicken broth, and 3 cups of water to the pan. Stir well, to combine ingredients. Bring this mixture to a boil, then let it simmer (uncovered) for about 20 minutes.

    NOTE: If you don’t have access to enough fresh tomatoes (2½ cups chopped), you can substitute a 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes (+ juice), and it will taste great in this chili, too! I do this often, as well.

    Homemade seasoning mix is added to the sautéed veggies in the saucepan.Chopped fresh tomatoes are added to the saucepan with cooked veggies and spices.

    Final Steps Before Serving

    Now it’s time to finish cooking this tasty turkey chili! Add the cooked turkey back into the pan, followed by the drained black beans and pinto beans. Stir well, to combine all ingredients. Take a taste, and add additional salt at this point, if desired.

    Cook the tasty turkey chili for about 10 more minutes on MEDIUM heat to ensure it is fully heated through.

    Cooked ground turkey is added to the chili.

    Pinto and black beans are added, to finish the tasty turkey chili.

    Time For A Bowl Of Tasty Turkey Chili!

    Once the tasty turkey chili is hot, it’s time to serve it up and ENJOY! It tastes delicious as is, but feel free to top it with grated cheese or a dollop of sour cream if you want! Yum!

    A soup mug holds a serving of the hot and tasty turkey chili, ready to eat.

    I really hope you enjoy this tasty turkey chili. We love the leftovers for quick lunches, too! For us, it is a nice change from beef chili, and is a bit more healthy, thanks to the use of turkey. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll come back again soon for more delicious, family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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    Tasty Turkey Chili
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    35 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Make a pot of tasty turkey chili with fresh veggies, spices, pinto beans and black beans. Chili is easy to make, filling, and tastes great!

    Category: Main Dish, Soup
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Keyword: tasty turkey chili
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 264 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Spice Mix:
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • teaspoon cayenne pepper
    For Rest Of Chili:
    • 1 pound ground turkey
    • salt/pepper for seasoning turkey, to taste
    • 1 teaspoon butter
    • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
    • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper or combo of red/green
    • ½ cup chopped celery
    • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
    • cups fresh chopped tomatoes or 28 oz. can diced +juice
    • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
    • 3 cups water
    • 15..25 ounce can black beans , rinsed/drained
    • 15.5 ounce can pinto beans rinsed/drained
    • additional salt if needed, to taste
    Instructions
    1. Place chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine, then set aside.

    2. Spray large saucepan with non-stick spray.  Add ground turkey; stir/cook on high heat until it turns light brown in color and is cooked through (about 5 min.). Drain and discard any grease, then transfer turkey to a bowl or plate, and cover.

    3. Add butter to saucepan; melt over low heat. Stir in chopped onion, celery and red pepper. Cook  on LOW heat 4 -5 minutes, stirring often until onions are translucent. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds, stirring so garlic doesn't burn.

    4. Add spices; stir to combine. Now add fresh tomatoes (or canned, if using), chicken broth, and 3 cups of water to pan. Stir well, to combine ingredients. Bring to a boil, then let simmer (uncovered) for about 20 minutes.

    5. Add cooked turkey back into pan, followed by black beans and pinto beans. Stir well, to combine. Taste; add additional salt, if desired. Cook chili about 10 more minutes on MEDIUM heat to ensure it's fully heated through. Serve, and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTE: Approximately 1½ cups per serving. Salt was not calculated in the sodium percentage as amounts people use may vary greatly.

    Nutrition Facts
    Tasty Turkey Chili
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 264 Calories from Fat 27
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 3g5%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 43mg14%
    Sodium 551mg24%
    Potassium 1048mg30%
    Carbohydrates 33g11%
    Fiber 11g46%
    Sugar 6g7%
    Protein 28g56%
    Vitamin A 2067IU41%
    Vitamin C 51mg62%
    Calcium 101mg10%
    Iron 4mg22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make a pot of tasty turkey chili with fresh veggies, spices, pinto beans and black beans. Chili is easy to make, filling, and tastes great!

    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.
    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

    Looking for a tasty way to get your kids (or even other adults) to eat their vegetables? Why not bake them in a luscious cheese sauce! Every now and then it takes either twisting their arms OR a great cheesy sauce to entice them, right? RIGHT! Once again, I found this recipe in an OLD recipe box, handwritten on a 3×5 index card, so I don’t know where it originated from, but it sure is good.

    This recipe is a simple baked veggie casserole I think you, and those you love, will enjoy. Potatoes, asparagus, cauliflower and baby carrots are par-boiled for a very short time, them covered in a simple cheese sauce and baked. That’s it! The end result is a delicious vegetable casserole that pairs well with beef, chicken, lamb, and pork! YUM! Here’s how to make this cheesy vegetable casserole which can feed 6 (or 2, with great tasting, easy to reheat leftovers!).

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    Cook The Fresh Veggies Until Tender

    Preheat your oven to 350°F. before starting this recipe. Place small red potatoes (whole), cauliflower florets, baby carrots and sliced asparagus pieces in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Cover completely with water, and bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once the water is boiling, cook the veggies for 7-8 minutes, or until they become crisp-tender. When done, the potatoes should be able to be easily pierced with a sharp knife. Drain the cooked veggies in a strainer.

    Butter or spray a 2 quart baking dish on the bottom and sides with non-stick spray. Place all the vegetables in the baking dish, spreading them so they are evenly distributed. Set aside. 

    Cauliflower florets, carrots, asparagus and red potatoes are par-boiled in water until tender.

    Make The Cheese Sauce

    In a separate saucepan, melt 3 Tablespoons butter on medium heat. Sprinkle the melted butter with 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour, then stir to fully combine. Pour 2 cups of milk into the saucepan and stir again, to combine these ingredients. Cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened.

    Season the sauce with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to suit your taste. Add grated cheddar cheese to the sauce and cook, stirring until the cheese has fully melted

    Flour is stirred into melted butter to start making a cheese sauce for the vegetables.Milk is added to a butter and flour mixture in a saucepan.Grated cheddar cheese is stirred into the thickened white sauce in saucepan.

    Finishing The Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

    Pour the hot cheese sauce evenly over the top of the veggies in the buttered/greased baking dish. Try to get all the veggies covered in sauce. Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro on top of the cheesy vegetable casserole.

    Par-boiled veggies are placed in a buttered 2 quart baking dish.Cheese sauce is poured over the top of the veggies in the baking dish, to cover.

    Bake The Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

    Place the baking dish on the middle rack of the preheated 350°F. oven. Bake at 350°F., uncovered, for 20-22 minutes. When done, the sauce should be bubbly around the edges of the baking dish. The sauce will not brown very much. Remove the casserole to a hot pad or wire rack and let it cool for 3-4 minutes before serving.

    Chopped cilantro is sprinkled on top of the cheesy vegetable casserole before baking.

    Ready To Serve

    After the cheesy vegetable casserole has been allowed to cool for 3-4 minutes, it is ready to serve. Spoon out portions onto individual serving plates, trying to evenly distribute the various veggies. The veggies should be very tender and be coated in the rich, velvety cheese sauce. Serve alongside your favorite meat dishes… and enjoy!

    After baking, the cheesy vegetable casserole cools for 3-4 minutes on a wire rack.Cauliflower, potatoes and carrots are covered in a creamy cheese sauce.A portion of the cheesy vegetable casserole is served on a white plate.

    I hope you enjoy this veggie dish. We think it is really good, and trust you will find it delicious, too. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day, and remember to thank God for the many blessings that come your way today.

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    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     

    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

    Category: Side Dish, Vegetable Dish
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: cheesy vegetable casserole
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 337 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Baking Dish:
    • 8 small red potatoes
    • 1 small cauliflower ,broken into florets
    • 8 baby carrots
    • 4 stalks fresh asparagus cut in 2" pieces ("woody" ends discarded)
    • butter OR non-stick baking spray to grease bottom/sides of baking dish
    For Cheese Sauce:
    • 3 Tablespoons butter
    • 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 2 cups milk 1% or 2%
    • salt/pepper/garlic powder used to season sauce to taste
    • ¾ cup grated cheddar cheese
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or use non-stick spray to coat a 2 quart baking dish on bottom/sides.

    2. Place red potatoes, cauliflower florets, baby carrots and sliced asparagus pieces in large saucepan/Dutch oven. Cover with water; bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling, cook veggies for 7-8 minutes, or until crisp-tender. When done, potatoes can be easily pierced with a sharp knife. Drain veggies; put in baking dish, spreading to evenly distribute. Set aside.

    3. In separate saucepan, melt 3 T. butter on medium heat. Add flour; stir to combine. Pour milk into pan; stir again, to combine. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add grated cheddar cheese; cook, stirring until cheese has fully melted. Pour cheese sauce evenly over veggies to cover. Sprinkle casserole with cilantro.

    4. Place dish on middle rack in oven. Bake at 350°F. (uncovered) for 20-22 minutes. Casserole will be bubbly around edges. Transfer dish to wire rack; let cool 3-4 minutes. before serving. Serve, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 337 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 8g50%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 36mg12%
    Sodium 627mg27%
    Potassium 1347mg38%
    Carbohydrates 47g16%
    Fiber 5g21%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 12g24%
    Vitamin A 2341IU47%
    Vitamin C 42mg51%
    Calcium 238mg24%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy side dish to make, with red potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and carrots baked in a yummy cheese sauce.

     

    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops

    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops are easy to prepare pork cutlets which are pan-seared, then covered with a simple, delicious honey Dijon sauce.
    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops are easy to prepare pork cutlets which are pan-seared, then covered with a simple, delicious honey Dijon sauce.

    Today I want to share a delicious recipe for tender, juicy pork chop cutlets coated in creamy honey mustard sauce! The recipe for Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops is easy! They can be cooked and on the table in about 20 minutes!

    Using what are commonly called “pork cutlets” (boneless pork chops about ½” thick), allows for less cooking time, which works for me! The pork chops are quickly seared in olive oil and butter, then topped with a simple 3-ingredient sauce to finish cooking. It really couldn’t be any easier to prepare, and the pork chops are juicy, tender, and taste GREAT! Let me show you how to make them in practically no time at all!

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    Preparing The Pork Chops For Pan-Searing

    The pork chops should be about ½” thick. They are sometimes called “pork cutlets” at the store, and they are thinner than other types of pork chops. We are using these pork chops to ensure less cooking time. Okay? Remember- if you are using thicker chops, your cooking time will need to be increased! My husband and I eat only ONE pork chop, but this recipe can be easily doubled for more people or big appetites!

    Place the boneless pork chops on a sheet of plastic wrap. Use a meat mallet and pound down the meat on both sides with the sharp ends to help tenderize the pork chops. Once done, trim off any extra fat you find clinging onto the edges of the chops.

    Measure flour, salt and pepper onto a large plate, and give it a stir to combine. Dredge the pork chops through the flour mixture (one at a time) to ensure all sides of the pork chops are covered with the flour mixture. Shake off any excess flour and place pork chop aside while you repeat the process with the other pork chop (or chops). Now it’s time to pan-sear them!

    Boneless pork chops are tenderized using a meat mallet.The pork chops are dredged in a flour/salt/pepper mixture until covered.

    Ready To Pan-Sear

    Heat extra virgin olive oil and butter in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once butter has melted and the skillet is really hot (but not smoking), carefully add the pork chops. They should sizzle when added to the hot oil/butter in the skillet. Don’t move the chops around in the skillet… just let them sear in the pan. This helps to give the meat a nice golden brown “crust”.

    Cook the chops for 4 minutes, then carefully flip them over to the other side and cook for 4 more minutes. They pork cutlets should have a nice golden brown color when done. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and cover, to keep them warm.

    Seasoned/floured pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet with oil and butter.Golden brown pork chops pan-searing in a large skillet.

    Make The Creamy Honey Dijon Sauce

    Without cleaning the pan, use the same skillet to make the quick and easy creamy honey Dijon sauce. Turn the heat to MEDIUM and add the whipping cream, Dijon mustard and honey to the skillet. Whisk well, to combine ingredients. Let the sauce simmer, stirring often, for one minute.

    Whipping cream, honey and Dijon mustard are added to the skillet to make a sauce.The creamy honey Dijon sauce is whisked until creamy and ready for pork chops to be added.

    Back Into The Sauce Go The Pork Chops

    Carefully place the pork chops back into the skillet with the sauce. Spoon sauce over the top of the chops, to cover. Place a lid on the skillet PARTWAY (don’t fully cover). Let the meat simmer on medium heat for 5-6 more minutes to cook the creamy honey Dijon pork chops fully through.

    During the cooking time, take the lid off and add more sauce to the top of the chops, then partly cover the skillet and finish cooking. When done, remove the skillet from the heat. The pork chops should have an internal temperature of 145°F. Because pork “cutlets” are thinner than other pork chops, they require less cooking time to reach temperature, which is a win-win in my book!

    Pan-seared pork chops are added back into the skillet with creamy sauce and cooked.Creamy honey Dijon pork chops continue cooking in the sauce until done.

    Serve And Enjoy The Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops

    To serve the creamy honey Dijon pork chops, spoon some of the sauce over each piece. Garnish each portion with fresh thyme leaves or flat leaf Italian parsley. The green color of the parsley give the pork chops a pop of color, which we like!

    Place a pork chop on each plate, adding additional sauce, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy! The pork chops should be tender, juicy, and have wonderful flavor, thanks to the tasty sauce it cooked in! I really hope you like them, because we sure do! We enjoyed them served with fresh asparagus and a stuffed sweet potato half on the side. YUM!

    Chopped flat leaf parsley is sprinkled on top of the Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops before serving.Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops are served, with asparagus and sweet potato on the side.

    I hope you like making and eating this delicious pork chop dish! We really do enjoy it, and trust you will, too! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a wonderful day.

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    Recipe adapted from Milena and Chris Perrine at:  craftbeering.com/thin-pork-chops-recipe-honey-mustard-cream-sauce/:

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    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    14 mins
    Total Time
    19 mins
     

    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops are easy to prepare pork cutlets which are pan-seared, then covered with a simple, delicious honey Dijon sauce.

    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: creamy honey dijon pork chops
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 480 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 boneless pork chops (½" thick) approx. 5 oz. each
    • 1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
    • teaspoon salt
    • teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon honey
    • fresh thyme leaves or flat leaf parsley OPTIONAL garnish
    Instructions
    1. Place pork chops on plastic wrap. Using a meat mallet, pound meat on both sides to tenderize. Trim any extra fat from edges of chops.

    2. Measure flour, salt and pepper onto a large plate; stir to combine. Dredge chops in flour (one at a time), covering all sides. Shake off excess flour; place pork chop aside. Repeat with other pork chop (or chops).

    3. Heat olive oil and butter on medium-high heat in large skillet. Once skillet is really hot (but not smoking), add pork chops. They should sizzle when added to skillet. Don't move chops once in skillet. Let them sear, to create a golden brown "crust". Cook for 4 minutes, then flip chops to other side; cook 4 more minutes. Remove pan from heat. Transfer chops to plate; cover, to keep warm.

    4. Without cleaning, use same skillet to make sauce. Turn heat to MEDIUM; add whipping cream, Dijon and honey. Whisk well, to combine. Let sauce simmer, stirring often, for 1 minute.

    5. Place pork chops back into skillet with sauce. Spoon sauce over chops. Place a lid on skillet PARTWAY (don't fully cover). Let chops simmer on medium heat 5-6 minutes to cook fully through. During cooking, take lid off; spoon more sauce on top of chops, then partly re-cover skillet and finish cooking. When done, pork chops should have an internal temperature of 145°F.

    6. To serve, spoon sauce on each piece. Garnish with fresh thyme or flat leaf parsley. Serve hot... and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Creamy Honey Dijon Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 chop + sauce)
    Calories 480 Calories from Fat 297
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 33g51%
    Saturated Fat 15g94%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 13g
    Cholesterol 163mg54%
    Sodium 608mg26%
    Potassium 602mg17%
    Carbohydrates 13g4%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 33g66%
    Vitamin A 764IU15%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 41mg4%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Chocolate Raspberry Torte

    Chocolate Raspberry Torte is a decadent, fudgy dessert, topped with raspberry glaze, fresh raspberries and powdered sugar! It tastes amazing!
    Chocolate Raspberry Torte is a decadent, fudgy dessert, topped with raspberry glaze, fresh raspberries and powdered sugar! It tastes amazing!

    If you’re looking for a show-stopper dessert for Valentines Day or any other special occasion, may I suggest this incredible chocolate raspberry torte? Chocolate and raspberries are one of my husband’s absolute favorite flavor combinations, so I KNEW he would love this treat!

    I found the recipe in a very old cookbook I bought years and years ago in a thrift store. Recently I was reading through it looking for new ideas and stumbled upon this recipe which grabbed my attention with its beautiful presentation. It can be made in several formats: using an 8″ springform round pan, a heart-shaped 8″ springform, OR in 4-5 individual 4″ springform pans. All these pans need to have removeable bottoms.

    The chocolate raspberry torte is amazing in taste, and dense and fudgy in texture. Topped with a simple layer of raspberry glaze and then beautiful fresh raspberries and powdered sugar, it’s a classy looking dessert! Today I want to share the steps used, to demonstrate how you can make it, too.

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    Prepare The Pan

    Before beginning, preheat your oven to 325°F. Whether you are using an 8″ round, 8″ heart-shaped, or 4″ mini springform pans, grease/spray the removeable bottom of the pan (s) you are using. I like to cut parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan, and then spray. That helps the torte not stick to the bottom of the pan, so it can be easily removed for serving. Set pan aside.

    TIP: I find it helpful to wrap a strip of aluminum foil tightly around the bottom edges of the springform pan to help prevent batter from potentially leaking out of the pan.

    A heart shaped pan with removable bottom is placed inside a round springform pan.

    Time To Make The Batter

    In a medium saucepan, combine chopped chocolate, butter, and milk. Cook and stir these ingredients on LOW heat until the chocolate has completely melted. Once the chocolate has melted and  is very smooth, remove pan from the heat, and let the mixture cool for 20 minutes.

    Bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate is melted with butter and milk in a saucepan.The chocolate mixture is stirred until all chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.

    While the chocolate is cooling, place eggs and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on LOW speed, just until they are combined. Add granulated sugar and all purpose flour to the egg mixture. Beat these ingredients with the electric mixer on HIGH speed for 10 full minutes.

    Pour the cooled chocolate into the egg mixture slowly, stirring the chocolate in, as it is added. NOTE: The reason you need to make sure the chocolate has cooled is so you don’t “scramble” the eggs as it is being added. No one wants that in their chocolate torte, right?

    Eggs, vanilla, sugar and flour are mixed with an electric mixer for 10 minutes.Chocolate mixture is added slowly to egg mixture and then stirred to combine.

    Time To Bake!

    Carefully pour the batter into the prepared springform pan (or pans) you are using. Bake the chocolate raspberry torte for 30-35 minutes (mini pans about 25-30). The torte is finished cooking when the outer 1/3 of the top is lightly puffed. The center of the torte may still LOOK underbaked, but it will firm up as it cools (see photo #2 below). Because the torte is so dense, the traditional way of testing doneness with a toothpick in the middle will NOT work.

    Let torte cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Use a knife to go around the edges to loosen the torte from the sides of the pan. Once completely cooled, remove the sides of the pan. Carefully wrap the entire torte in aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight (up to 2 days).

    The batter is poured into the springform pan (this one shaped like a heart)After baking, the torte cools on rack, then sides of the pan are removed and the torte is refrigerated.

    Finishing The Chocolate Raspberry Torte

    When you are ready to serve the torte, unwrap it and let it come to room temperature. Melt seedless raspberry jam in a small saucepan on low heat, then remove pan from heat and let jam cool. Once cooled, spread raspberry glaze over the top surface of the torte.

    Cover the jam glaze with fresh raspberries, adding them to the torte with the stem side facing DOWN.

    Seedless raspberry jam is heated, stirring until mixture becomes a smooth glaze.The raspberry glaze is spread onto chilled torte, then decorated with fresh raspberries to cover.The surface of the chocolate raspberry torte is covered with fresh raspberries.

    Slight Variations On The Shape And Size Of The Torte

    Additional note: If you are using an 8″ round springform pan OR several, mini 4″ pans, follow all instructions written for the “heart-shaped” version. Tortes made in 4″ pans will take a few minutes less to cook, but everything else will remain the same (divide jam/raspberries between small torte pans).

    A round 8" springform pan may also be used for this recipe, as well as individual 4" round springform pans.

    Who Wants A Slice Of A Chocolate Raspberry Torte?

    The final step I recommend before serving is to lightly “dust” the top of the chocolate raspberry torte with sifted powdered sugar. I think it looks beautiful with this finishing touch! Whether you prepare the dish in a heart-shaped springform pan, an 8″ round springform pan OR 4-5 individual 4″ springform pans, give it this light dusting. You’ll be glad you did!

    Cut the torte in thin slices. You should get about 16 total servings this way. The dessert is very dense and fudgy, so a little slice will go a long way! I made two extra 4″ individual sized tortes and shared them with a young family of 3 that recently moved into our neighborhood. They (all 3 of them) shared one the first night and split the remaining one the following evening. They said they were “fabulous!”, and I agree. My husband and I can barely keep out of this dessert because it is so delicious!

    After dusting the chocolate raspberry torte with powdered sugar, it is ready to be served!A slice of the chocolate raspberry torte, sliced and served on a white plate.

    I hope you will have the opportunity to make this decadent dessert for those you love. I know I will be DEFINITELY making this again and again! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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    You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have lots of amazing recipes for chocolate desserts you’ll enjoy, including”

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    Original recipe source: The cookbook “A Passion For Chocolate”, published in 2000 by Meredith Corporation, pages 74-75

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    Chocolate Raspberry Torte
    Prep Time
    25 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Refrigeration overnight-inactive
    8 hrs
    Total Time
    8 hrs 55 mins
     

    Chocolate Raspberry Torte is a decadent, fudgy dessert, topped with raspberry glaze, fresh raspberries and powdered sugar! It tastes amazing!

    Category: Desssert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: chocolate raspberry torte
    Servings: 16
    Calories Per Serving: 271 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate coarsely chopped *(see NOTE below)
    • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped *(see NOTE below)
    • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
    • ¼ cup milk
    • 5 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ½ cup granulated sugar
    • ¼ cup all purpose flour
    • ¼ cup SEEDLESS red raspberry jam
    • 1½-2 cups fresh red raspberries
    • sifted powdered sugar (for garnish)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cover bottom of pan(s) with parchment paper cut to fit; grease or spray bottom of pan. Set pan aside. TIP: Wrap a strip of aluminum foil tightly around bottom edges of pan to help prevent batter from leaking out of pan.

    2. In medium saucepan, combine chocolate, butter, and milk. Cook and stir on LOW heat until chocolate has melted. Once chocolate has melted and is very smooth, remove pan from heat; let cool off heat for 20 minutes.

    3. While chocolate cools, place eggs and vanilla extract in separate large mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer on LOW speed, only until combined. Add sugar and flour to eggs. Beat with electric mixer on HIGH speed for a full 10 minutes. Pour cooled chocolate into the egg mixture slowly, stirring as it's added.

    4. Pour batter into prepared pan(s). Bake on middle rack for 30-35 minutes (mini pans about 25-30). It's done when the outer 1/3 of the top is lightly puffed. The center will still LOOK under-baked, but will firm up as it cools. Because it is so dense, the traditional way of testing doneness with a toothpick in the middle will NOT work. Let torte cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Use a knife to go around edges to loosen torte from sides of the pan. Once completely cooled, remove sides of pan. Carefully wrap torte in aluminum foil; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight (up to 2 days).

    5. To serve torte, unwrap it. Place onto serving platter and let it come to room temperature. Melt seedless raspberry jam in small pan on low heat; remove pan from heat; let jam cool. Once cooled, spread it over top of torte. Cover jam with fresh raspberries, adding them to torte stem side DOWN. Lightly "dust" the top of the torte with sifted powdered sugar. Cut the torte in 16 thin slices, serve and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    NOTES: Can substitute all 14 oz. of semi-sweet chocolate (and no bittersweet) OR can substitute 14 oz. of bittersweet (and no semi-sweet). I prefer the combo of both but it will be fine using only one type of chocolate if that is what you have access to.

    Nutrition Facts
    Chocolate Raspberry Torte
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/16 of total))
    Calories 271 Calories from Fat 153
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 17g26%
    Saturated Fat 10g63%
    Trans Fat 1g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 75mg25%
    Sodium 79mg3%
    Potassium 193mg6%
    Carbohydrates 26g9%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Protein 4g8%
    Vitamin A 282IU6%
    Vitamin C 3mg4%
    Calcium 35mg4%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts

    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.
    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.

    Today I want to share with you a simple but lip-smackin’ great recipe for Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts. I came up with this recipe which is CRAZY EASY to make with a few simple ingredients. The best part (besides the taste) is the fact that this dish can be prepared and on the table in under 20 minutes!

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    Make The Orange Dijon Sauce- It’s EASY!

    Place the orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, water, honey and Tabasco sauce in a small bowl. Stir these ingredients well, to fully combine. This is the sauce that will coat the chicken breasts later. See how absolutely EASY it was to make in just a couple of minutes? Set the sauce aside while you pan-sear the chicken breasts.

    Orange marmalade, Dijon mustard, honey, Tabasco and water in a small bowl for mixing the sauce.Once mixed, the orange Dijon sauce is ready to add to the chicken.

    Pan-Sear The Chicken Breasts

    NOTE: The chicken breasts are fairly small, which is why they will cook faster. I used 4 oz. small boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are each about ¾” thick. FYI-This recipe calls for FOUR chicken breasts, but my photos will only show TWO. Now… moving on.

    Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, and then lightly season them with salt and pepper. Heat coconut oil (or oil of choice) in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Heat the oil until it is very hot (but not smoking). Carefully add the chicken breasts to the skillet. They should sizzle when they hit the hot skillet. Let them cook on medium-high heat (without moving them) for 3 minutes. 

    Flip the chicken breasts to the other side and continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remember- if you are using thicker pieces of chicken, it will take longer to cook them!

    Lightly seasoned chicken breasts are pan-seared in hot oil in a skillet.Flipping the chicken half way through cooking ensures golden brown color on both sides.

    Add The Sauce

    Pour the orange Dijon sauce into the skillet. Keep the heat at MEDIUM temperature, and continue to cook the chicken for 5 more minutes. As it cooks, spoon the sauce on top of each of the pieces of chicken. Continue this process the entire 5 minutes (coating them with the sauce). The sauce will reduce in volume slightly as it cooks.

    The orange Dijon sauce is added to the skillet with the browned chicken breasts.

    Serve The Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts

    When the orange Dijon chicken breasts are “done”, they should have an internal temperature of 165°F. and be fully cooked through. To serve, spoon sauce on top of each chicken breast, and then garnish each piece with chopped parsley and half an orange slice. Serve the chicken immediately while hot, and ENJOY!

    That’s it! This truly is a simple, but TASTY recipe for orange Dijon chicken breasts. The sauce has fantastic flavor, the chicken is golden brown and the presentation is simple, but inviting! Plus, it’s quick and easy to prepare, which is ALWAYS a win-win in my book! HOORAY!

    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are garnished with parsley and an orange slice for serving.One of the orange Dijon chicken breasts, garnished and ready to serve.

    I really think you’re going to enjoy this simple dish. It really could not be any simpler to make, and always turns out wonderful. I hope you have the opportunity to make it for yourself or those you love. Thanks for stopping by, and please come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Have a GREAT day!

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    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    11 mins
    Total Time
    16 mins
     

    Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.

    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: orange Dijon chicken breasts
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 307 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Sauce:
    • ½ cup orange marmalade
    • 3 Tablespoons honey
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • ½ teaspoon hot sauce (I use Tabasco)
    For Chicken:
    • 16 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each, ¾" thick recommended)
    • ½ teaspoon salt & pepper (each) to lightly season chicken
    • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of choice)
    Optional Garnish: chopped parsley and orange slices (halved)
      Instructions
      1. Place marmalade, Dijon, water, honey and Tabasco in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.

      2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt/pepper. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat until very hot (but not smoking). Add chicken to skillet (it should sizzle). Cook on medium-high heat (without moving them) for 3 minutes. Flip chicken over; continue to cook 3 more minutes. Remember- if using thicker chicken pieces, it will take longer to cook them through!

      3. Pour sauce into skillet. Continue to cook chicken on MEDIUM heat for 5 minutes. As it cooks, spoon sauce on top of chicken often while it cooks. Sauce will reduce in volume slightly as it cooks. When fully cooked, chicken should have an internal temp. of 165°F. Remove from heat.

      4. To serve, spoon additional sauce over chicken; garnish each piece with chopped parsley and a half slice of an orange. Serve hot, and enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts
      Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
      Calories 307 Calories from Fat 63
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 7g11%
      Saturated Fat 4g25%
      Trans Fat 1g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1g
      Cholesterol 73mg24%
      Sodium 490mg21%
      Potassium 447mg13%
      Carbohydrates 40g13%
      Fiber 1g4%
      Sugar 37g41%
      Protein 24g48%
      Vitamin A 62IU1%
      Vitamin C 4mg5%
      Calcium 23mg2%
      Iron 1mg6%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

      Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Orange Dijon Chicken Breasts are delicious, and are so easy to make! Chicken breasts are pan-seared, then covered in a simple orange sauce.