Breakfast Burritos with Fluffy Eggs

Ingredients:

Burritos:

  • 3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. shortening
  • 3/4 C. hot tap water

Filling:

  • 24 lg. eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 3 lg. bell peppers, diced
  • 30 oz. canned diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 16 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. salsa

Directions:

Burritos Preparation:

Lightly grease a large skillet; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Either by hand or with a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening until the mixture is crumbly. If the mixture looks more floury than crumbly, be sure to add one or two more tablespoons of shortening until it is crumbly. Add about 3/4 cup of hot water to the mixture, or just enough to make the ingredients look moist.

With your hand or a large fork, knead the mixture making sure to rub the dough against the sides of the large mixing bowl to gather any clinging dough. If the dough still sticks to the side of the bowl, add a couple more tablespoons of flour until the dough forms a soft round shape. Let the dough sit in the bowl, covering it with a dish towel, for about 1 hour.

Pull the dough apart into 10 to 12 balls. Lightly flour your rolling area, and roll each ball with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness. Place each tortilla on a medium hot cast iron skillet. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until tortilla no longer looks doughy. Makes 1 dozen burritos.

Filling Preparation:

Crack eggs into a mixing bowl and beat the eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the Clabber Girl Baking Powder. Beat the eggs until everything is fully incorporated. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beaten egg mixture to the hot skillet and stir often until the eggs are fully cooked.

Heat diced bell peppers, tomatoes and chilies in a saucepan. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Assembly:

Place a burrito on a plate. Spread 1-2 generous Tbsp. of sour cream in the middle. Add fluffy scrambled eggs, then bell pepper-tomato-chili mixture and top with shredded sharp Cheddar cheese. Fold the top and bottom of the burrito in towards the center, then fold the left side over the filling and roll into burrito shape.

Serve with additional sour cream and salsa.

Dark Hot Chocolate Mix

Do you love a delicious hot chocolate drink in the wintertime? This Dark Hot Chocolate is a great choice! It has a rich, creamy chocolate flavor that is perfect for a warm hot chocolate.

My kiddos love to go outside and play in the snow during the winter. They build forts, have snowball fights, and love to go sledding. I always like to have a nice cup of warm hot chocolate ready for them when they come inside. What a great way to warm up…and delicious too! This recipe is simple, and you’ll have several cups of hot chocolate mix to have on hand. If your making hot chocolate several times during the winter like I am, it sure won’t last long.

First you’ll need to break up the unsweetened baker’s chocolate and add to the food processor. This will break it up more and create a powder out of it. There may be some small chunks, which is ok, it will melt when the drink is prepared for serving. Add all the ingredients to the food processor to blend and mix well. This recipe makes 4 cups of hot chocolate mix, so there will be plenty to keep for later use. Place the dark hot chocolate mix in a jar or container for easy keeping to make hot chocolate in the future. What a great idea for a simple Christmas gift as well!!

For one cup of dark hot chocolate, use 2 Tbsp. dark hot chocolate mix per 4 ounces of boiling hot water. Make sure to use boiling water, so that it is hot enough to melt any chocolate chunks that are in the mix. To make a large batch of Dark Hot Chocolate, bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Add the water to a slow cooker and add 1 ¼ C. of the Dark Hot Chocolate mix and stir together well. Use the slow cooker on keep warm setting, to keep the hot chocolate warm. Ladle out when needed. Top with your favorite toppings: mini marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, or cinnamon.

Dark Hot Chocolate

Ingredients

  • Hot Chocolate Mix:
  • 3 oz. unsweetened baker’s chocolate
  • 1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. powdered milk
  • 1/2 C. Dutch Process (European-style) cocoa
  • 1 tsp. powdered vanilla, optional
  • 1 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Toppings:
  • Vanilla Marshmallow Kisses or Marshmallow Bits
  • Whipped topping
  • Ground cinnamon

Directions

Add all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Makes about 4 C. of dry hot chocolate mix. 

Use 2 Tbsp. dark hot chocolate mix per 4 oz. boiling hot water. It is important to use boiling water, as it needs to be hot enough to melt the baker’s chocolate. 

Let the mix sit for one minute, then stir the beverage to be sure that all the chocolate is melted. Top the prepared hot chocolate vanilla marshmallow kisses, or marshmallow bits, whipped topping and cinnamon. 

To make a large batch of dark hot chocolate, bring 5 C. water to a boil. Mix boiling water with 1 ¼ C. Dark Hot Chocolate mix in a slow cooker and stir well. Keep slow cooker on keep warm setting and ladle out the hot chocolate drink as needed. Top with your favorite hot chocolate toppings.

Note: For 1 C. of Dark Hot Chocolate, use 1 C. of boiling hot water with 4 Tbsp. mix. 

Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower is packed full of flavor! The pepper-garlic roasted cauliflower paired with the savory sauce is a delicious combination.

The versatility of cauliflower has greatly increased in recent years, as there are so many creative ways to transform it. For this recipe, the raw cauliflower roasted with the olive oil, pepper, and garlic salt transforms into golden tastiness in the oven. It is delicious as is, but adding the savory sauce takes it to the next level.

We love to grow cauliflower as part of our Spring and late Fall garden. It’s a cool crop so it loves the cooler weather.

My family is a big fan of cauliflower as part of our meal! Everyone likes it. We like to prepare it different ways. We always like to change up our side dishes and this Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower doesn’t disappoint. It is always sure to be a favorite at dinnertime.

Honey Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 lg. head cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 6 Tbsp. honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce 
  • 6 Tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch

Directions

  1. Clean and cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces and place into a medium sized bowl. Add the olive oil, garlic powder and pepper. Mix together so the cauliflower pieces are evenly coated. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the cauliflower pieces out evenly. Roast in the oven at 400° F for 15 to 20 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked tender. Remove baking sheet from oven and allow the roasted cauliflower to cool for about 10 minutes. 
  3. Make the sauce while the cauliflower is roasting in the oven. Using a small sauce pan on the stove, add all the sauce ingredients except for the Clabber Girl Corn Starch and the water. Bring to a low boil and stir until well blended. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine the water and the Clabber Girl Corn Starch, and stir until the corn starch is completely dissolved in the water. Then add the mixture to the other sauce ingredients in the pot and stir in well. 
  5. Bring sauce to a boil again and then cook until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. Cool for a few minutes, it should still be warm, but not hot. The sauce will thicken more as it cools. 
  6. In a small mixing bowl, add the cooled roasted cauliflower and pour the warm sauce over. Toss the cauliflower so it is evenly coated with sauce and absorbed. Top with fresh green onions when serving. 

Beef and Noodle Casserole

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This beef and noodle casserole is an easy comfort meal that is also perfect for feeding a crowd. It’s a delicious blend of ground beef in a flavorful creamy sauce, tossed with egg noodles and topped with a blend of Italian cheeses! For sure a meal the whole family will love.

I love a good casserole and I love having casseroles as part of our meal plan. It’s a simple recipe that is great to fit in our busy schedule, but yet still having a nice meal. Perfect for a busy weekend or school night.

The egg noodles can cook in one pot at the same time as browning the ground beef. Set them aside after they are done and begin to make the sauce mixture. The sauce mixture quickly goes together. Then the cooked beef and noodles go back into the sauce and it is poured into a baking dish and topped with the cheese blend. Then bake and serve!

I love that this recipe is one that you can do different variations to change it up a bit too. Add mushrooms or bell peppers to incorporate some vegetables.

Freezer meals are also great and so helpful in the busy season of life. Make up this casserole in the 9×13, cover with foil and place in the freezer for a later time.

Beef and Noodle Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. egg noodles
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef, I used 85% lean
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sm. onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 2 ½ C. beef broth
  • ¾ C. sour cream
  • 2 C. Italian blend cheese
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Directions:

In a large saucepan, cook the egg noodles al dente, just a few minutes shorter than instructed on the package. Drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until its browned and cook through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Once the ground beef is cooked, remove it from the skillet, leaving the grease in the skillet. With 85% lean, there is just the right amount of grease left. Set aside the cooked beef.

Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pan to sauté in the grease for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the butter in and stir around in the onion/garlic mixture until melted. Add in the Clabber Girl Corn Starch, and using a fork, stir it in continuously for about 1 minute. Add in the beef broth and in until the mixture is well combined. Mix in the sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese and stir continuously until melted and well combined. Let simmer for 3 or 4 minutes and sauce will thicken. Add the cooked ground beef back into the skillet and stir together with the sauce mixture. Add the cooked egg noodles and stir in carefully until they are well coated.

Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish and spread evenly in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese over top of the casserole. Bake at 375° F. for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Beef and Noodle Casserole with Clabber Girl Corn Starch and Italian Cheeses

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken is such a great classic comfort food! It may be a Sunday dinner or a cookout with friends, you can never go wrong with fried chicken. Serve it with some of your favorite homestyle side dishes, vegetables or salad for a complete meal. Pair it with a glass of delicious sweet tea!

Homemade Fried Chicken with Clabber Girl

This Fried Chicken recipe is super easy and results in delicious, crispy fried chicken! For this recipe, the chicken pieces marinate in the buttermilk/hot sauce mixture overnight. Then you dip it in the batter mixture, then fry it.

Homemade Fried Chicken Recipe

Double or triple the batch, depending on what kind crowd you’ll be serving to, as fried chicken never lasts long.

Homemade Fried Chicken Dinner

Fried chicken is a great dinnertime staple when your whole family loves them! It’s a delicious and inexpensive main dish for a meal or a meat dish for a potluck/carry-in.

Fried Chicken Recipe

Ingredients for Fried Chicken:

  • 3 1/2 lbs. chicken pieces (legs, thighs, breast, wings)
  • 2 C. buttermilk
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 C. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 1 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 3/4 C. water

Directions for Fried Chicken:

Place chicken in a large plastic freezer bag. Add the buttermilk and hot sauce and seal shut. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Remove chicken from buttermilk/hot sauce mixture in freezer bag and lay out on a baking sheet to prepare for frying.

Fill a large skillet about 1/3 to 1/2 full with vegetable oil. Heat oil to 350° F.

In a small bowl, combine seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper together. Sprinkle chicken with seasonings and set aside.

Using an 9×13-inch dish, combine Clabber Girl Corn Starch, flour, Clabber Girl Baking Powder and water. Mix until it is well combined into a batter.

Dip chicken pieces into batter a few pieces at a time. Allow the excess batter to drip off.

Using tongs, slowly place the chicken into the hot oil to fry.

Cook in small batches, turning often. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until evenly browned and done. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature to be 165° F.

Remove fried chicken from oil and drain on a wire rack over paper towel before serving.

Enjoy!

Guinness Pie

We’ve featured Guinness Pie in cooking classes and our First Friday local events. Our executive chef, Mandy Shook, walks you through making this pie at home. At heart, it is really a beef stew sealed inside flaky puff pastry-making a savory main dish your family will line up for!

  • 3 med. onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 stalks celery, finely sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 C. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs. top sirloin
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle (12 oz) Guinness® Beer
  • 2 C. white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten

Saute onions in a large pan at medium high heat with a little salt, and pepper until slightly browned. Stir in the rosemary and the minced garlic. Add 1 Tbsp. butter. Add celery, carrots and mushrooms. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add the beef. Stir in 1 heaping Tbsp. flour. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and pour in the Guinness. Cook over medium heat for about 2 hours until cooked down and beef is tender.

Remove from heat. Stir in 1 C. of shredded white cheddar cheese.

Roll out puff pastry to about 1/4-thick. Line the bottom of an oven safe bowl or pie pan that is about 4 inches deep and 8-10 inches in diameter with the puff pastry. Pour in the stew filling. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of stew filling. Cover with another piece of puff pastry. Press around the edges so the top puff pastry is sealed to the bottom puff pastry. Score the top of the pie to vent. Brush with beaten egg.

Bake the pie at 350° F. for 40 minutes or until bubbly and golden.

Recipe by Executive Chef Mandy Shook. Watch the video on how to make Guinness Pie on our YouTube channel!

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

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Are you looking for an easy casserole dish to take to your next pot luck dinner? This Broccoli Cheddar Casserole is super easy and flavorful! It is sure to be a favorite for broccoli lovers at your next get together.

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start thinking about what you might plan to make for your holiday meals.

I know at my family holiday meals, there is a big array of casseroles. I am a big fan of all the different casseroles and have more of those than the main turkey or ham served at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

You can’t go wrong with this Broccoli Cheddar Casserole!

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Ingredients for Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

  • 1 lb. frozen broccoli florets
  • 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar
  • 4 C. cooked white rice
  • 1 sm. yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
  • 2 C. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper

Directions for Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

Chop the frozen broccoli into bite size pieces, it will thaw out some with handling during the casserole preparation.

Add the broccoli pieces, the cooked white rice, and about 3/4 of the shredded sharp cheddar to a medium mixing bowl. Set the remaining cheese aside to use later. Stir it together until evenly blended together. Set aside.

In a small pan, to make the sauce, add the diced yellow onion, the minced garlic and the butter. Cook on medium heat until the butter is melted and the onions become translucent.

Add the milk and corn starch and whisk together continuously until sauce mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Sauce mixture will thicken.

Add the salt, paprika and pepper to the sauce mixture and stir together until well mixed in.

Add the sauce mixture to the broccoli mixture and mix together until coated well.

Pour the casserole ingredients in to a well greased 9 x 13-inch pan. Then add the remaining cheese over top of the casserole.

Bake at 350° F. for 35 to 40 minutes.

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole 2

Corn Starch Crafts

Oobleck Activities Pinterest

Corn starch is a simple and pure ingredient found in almost every kitchen. It’s made from corn kernels, specifically the starchy part known as the endosperm. Most people use it to thicken soups, sauces, gravies or for batters used in frying (think chicken or tofu). Aside from being a common ingredient in recipes, corn starch is a versatile component in crafts. We have a wide variety of homemade crafts and fun ideas to share with your family in the four blog posts below. From homemade dough ornaments to bouncing balls and pudding popsicles, try our fun recipes and tell us which was your favorite in the comments below!

 

  1. Corn Starch Dough Ornaments
  2. Top Ten STEM Activities with Oobleck Goo (Corn Starch and Water)
  3. Top 5 Kids Activities 2017: Clay Ornaments, Color Run Powder, Soft Dough, Bouncing Balls, Aloe Dough, Sidewalk Chalk
  4. Top 5 Kids Activities 2016: Play Clay, Fizzing Flour, Big Bubbles, Silly Dough, Pudding Popsicles

Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches

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Ingredients:

  • 1 C. unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2/3 C. smooth peanut butter
  • 1 3/4 C. packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. light or dark corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Davis Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 2/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 9 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 9 oz. peanut butter chips
  • 3/4 C. finely chopped salted peanuts, optional
  • chocolate frosting
  • Mini marshmallows

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or spray with nonstick spray, then set aside.

In a large mixer bowl with the mixer on low, then medium speed, beat together the butter, peanut butter, sugar, eggs, corn syrup, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well blended and lightened in color, about 2 minutes. Working on low speed, beat in half the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, chocolate, peanut butter morsels and peanuts (if using) just until thoroughly incorporated. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes to firm up slightly.

Divide the dough into quarters. Then divide each quarter into 9 balls; space them about 3 1/2 inches apart on baking sheets. With the heel of the hand, press down on the balls until about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Finish each cookie by adding crisscross marks with the tines of a large dinner fork.

Bake in the middle third of the oven for 9 to 14 minutes or until the cookies are just tinged with brown and barely firm when tapped in the center; be careful not to over-bake. Remove the pans from the oven. Let the cookies firm up several minutes. Using a wide-bladed spatula, transfer the cookies to racks and let cool completely.

To assemble:

Spread or pipe frosting on bottom of one cookie. Lay another cookie on top of frosting, leaving room for the marshmallow teeth.

Use scissors to cut marshmallows into triangle shapes for teeth (you’ll need enough teeth for 18 cookie sandwiches). For the eyes, use scissors to cut marshmallows in half. Use a toothpick to add a chocolate eye in the center of each.

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

Pancakes are a weekend morning favorite! Wake your family up to the aroma of fresh lemon poppyseed pancakes following our easy recipe. Fluffy and light pancakes are topped with warm blueberry preserves or sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Soda
  • pinch salt
  • 2 C. buttermilk
  • 2 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • Zest of 4 lemons
  • 1/3 C. poppy seeds
  • Blueberry preserves or syrup, for serving

Directions

Preheat griddle on medium heat for about 10 mins.

In a medium sized bowl,combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs and butter and whisk until smooth. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, mix with a whisk until batter is smooth, add in lemon zest and poppy seeds and whisk to combine.

Pour 1/3 c. batter onto lightly greased hot griddle. Flip pancakes after bubbles appear in batter (about 3 mins.) or when the pancake is brown. Cook the other side for about 2 mins. Pancakes are done when brown on both sides.

Serve warm with blueberry preserves or syrup.