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NoshNosh!: Chicken Pot Pie & Better Than Sex Cake *…*

this past week-end, i decided to be extra in the kitchen..again. on the menu: chicken pot pie and better than sex cake. better than sex cake is soooooo good, not better than sex but still really good. there is a Paula Dean version of better than sex cake…”is it really better than sex cake”, i think i might make it for Superbowl Sunday

ingredients needed:

chicken pot pie

– 3 1/2 cups of flour, half a stick of butter, 2 eggs

– 1-2 lbs of chicken breast cut into cubes

– 2 carrots, 1 medium-sized onion, 2 scallions

– 1 cup of chicken broth

– 1 can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup (don’t add any extra water)

– 2-3 slices of bacon

– basil, garlic, parsley, pepper to taste

 

1. mix flour, butter, 2 eggs, basil, garlic and pepper into dough

2. brown bacon, set aside

3. using a teaspoon of oil, brown chicken cubes in pan, set aside

4. using a separate pan, cook your carrots, scallions and onions until soft. place the onions in the pan last, allowing them to “sweat out”

5. add 1 cup of chicken broth to the vegetable mixture, simmer

6. add cooked cubed chicken and cream of mushroom (or cream of chicken) to vegetable mixture

7. place pot pie filling into non-stick baking pans ( i used two 9 inch round pans) and cover with dough mixture

8. brush pies with egg yolk wash,top with scallion and bacon.place in oven at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown

 

better than sex cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 can of whip cream or cool whip (“coo whip” lol) topping

fresh strawberries (about 10 to 15)

 

1. cut strawberries into slices

2. after mixing cake and placing into greased/floured pans, place half of your strawberry slices on the cake mix

3. bake as directed

4. before allowing cake to cool, you are basically going to mess up and mush your cake with a fork (this will allow for the sweetened condensed milk to really set in)

5. pour can of sweetened condensed milk all over cake. don’t be cheap either, use the entire can

6. allow cake to cool for 10-15 mins

7.  top with whip cream or cool whip topping, decorate your cake with the rest of your strawberry slices

 

enjoy : p

 


NoshNosh!: Christmas Leftovers…Pizza Lamb Popperthingamijigs

im late, i know, ive been under a rock since christmas eve, due to my daughter being sick in the hospital (she’s feeling way better now)…next to labor/delivery, taking my baby girl to the hospital was one of the hardest things ive ever had to do,i cried like a wimp.

but anyhoo, this is a quick little dish i came up with fumbling around in the fridge a few days after christmas. when i was little i used to make up all sorts of dishes ( like the first time i made peanut butter cookies when i was 6, and everyone pretended to like them, even though they were hard as concrete) usually out of boredom and watching one too many cooking shows on channel 21. i was really tired of eating the same thing, going on for 3 days after Christmas lol, so hence Pizza Lamb Popperthingamijigs. why is that the name you ask? i dunno, i couldn’t come up with anything else. but they are delicious.

enjoy :p

 

ingredients needed:

– 2 1/2 cups of flour, half a stick of butter, 2 eggs

– pizza sauce (or any spaghetti sauce will do)

– mild cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese (shredded and cut into cubes)

– onions, scallions

– 3 slices of cooked bacon, left over Christmas lamb

– basil, garlic, parsley, pepper to taste

 directions:

1. mix flour, butter and eggs together. use your hands, it will work better and faster. add in basil, parsley, garlic, and a dash of pepper.

2. chop your onions, scallions, cheeses and already cooked lamb and bacon.

3. using a tablespoon on oil, place your lamb, scallions into a frying pan on medium heat. add in your onions last, reduce heat, allowing onions to “sweat out” (this means they will be cooked, still soft, almost but not burned)

4. assemble your poppers: initially i was aiming for a roll or log of some sort, but i just made an almost open-faced dumpling shape, use whatever shape works best for you.  when assembling be sure to place your sauce down first then add-on your heavier ingredients, fill and top with cheeses and uncooked scallions

5. bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350

6. NoshNosh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NoshNosh!: Stir Fry Beef Noodle and Veggie Bowl

so this weekend, i was in a cooking/baking mood and decided to be extra (well no, im always extra in the kitchen,lol) make a noodle bowl with yummy beef, veggies and all the noshnosh goodness you can find. i then took it a step further and made pudding pie for desert (ill post up the recipe later this week). pudding pie is probably the easiest thing to make, it’s so delicious and takes about 10 to 15 minutes top to make(if it takes you any longer than that, something is/went really wrong).

this noodle bowl is taken from Gem Em Girls (the recipe is below) now, i didn’t use hoisin sauce, to be honest i don’t even know what that is and i didn’t feel like looking it up on google, so i decided to use fish sauce instead, which gave it great flavor and taste. fish sauce can be found at any local asian market, i belive it is typically used in Vietnamese and Thai food (right?). i would suggest using chow mein noodles instead of spaghetti (which can also be found at your local asian or west indian market), the chow mein noodles will give you a more “authentic” feel to your noodle bowl. also try to use freshly crushed garlic in your oil and when you marinade your meat (because you know you can’t just wash your meat and put it in the pan right? ew)

1/4 pound multi-grain spaghetti or soba noodles, uncooked 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 cup broccoli florets 1 red pepper, cut into strips 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into thin strips 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1/3 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 green onions, thinly sliced

1. Cook noodles in a large saucepan as directed on the package and drain in a colander, do not rinse.

2. Heat the sesame oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.  Add broccoli and peppers; stir-fry for 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, but still crisp.

3. Add the beef and hoisin sauce; stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes or until meat is done. Stir in the noodles and broth and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and top with the green onions and serve immediately.

enjoy : P