Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baked Panko Parmesan Garlic Fries

3 russet potatoes
2-3 tablespoons light olive oil
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan, freshly grated
garlic salt
chopped parsley (for garnish)

Clean the potatoes. Roughly peel strips of the skin from each potato, leaving a few strips of the skin intact. Slice the potatoes into 1/4″ pieces.

Place all of the sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, then stir to evenly coat. Add the panko, parmesan, garlic salt, and pepper. Stir again, making sure each of the potato slices is coated.

Spread the potatoes onto a large parchment covered baking sheet. Bake in an oven preheated to 450 degrees for 18-25 minutes.

Sprinkle with a pinch of fresh parmesan and chopped parsley.

Made with Brian January 2011.

Jen Wozniak's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Together:
1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Then Add:
1 packet vanilla instant pudding mix (add the dry packet - don’t make the actual pudding)
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour

Mix well then add 1 bag chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until slightly brown on bottom. I take them out when they still look a touch wet - it keeps them moist.

Recipe from Jen Wozniak who suprised me with after lunch cookie time!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thai Chicken Salad

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 cups finely shredded cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup finely chopped roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro

Stir together the oil, chili sauce, lime juice, sugar and ginger until the sugar is dissolved.

Stir in the chicken to coat.

Stir in peanuts, the mint and cilantro.

From Every Day with Rachel Ray

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mom's Vinaigrette

1 part water
1 part vegetable oil
1 part sugar
1/2 part red wine vinegar
paprika, salt and pepper to taste

Mom's famous salad dressing. She recommends trying on cucumber, tomato, and red onion salad.