Homemade Easy Pork Fried Rice Recipe

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pork fried rice

This Easy Homemade Pork Fried Recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and tastes like the real deal. Plus not only is it super delicious but it is good for you too! You can eat this dinner guilt free until your belly is full and satisfied!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked pork, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 3/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 egg, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

1. In a rice cooker or stove top add rice and water. Cook.

2. In a small separate pan scramble up 2 eggs. Set aside.

3. Prep all of your veggies and pork for the fried rice. Finely chop carrots, celery and onions. (To cook pork, simply season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook in a crockpot for 4-5 hours on medium-high heat. Do this step ahead of time.)

4. Saute veggies in 2 tablespoons butter. Add rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together until well merged. Add cilantro and serve.

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25 Game Day Recipes {Perfect for the Super Bowl}

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Check out this list of 25 recipes which are PERFECT for Game Day - especially your Super Bowl Party!!!!

The big game is coming up soon!  No matter who is playing it is an opportunity to get together with friends and family and eat some good food and have some fun!  You’ll want to check out these great Game Day recipes!!!!

Tom Kha Gai Soup Recipe (AKA Thai Coconut Soup)

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Love Thai food?  You'll love this simple recipe for Tom Kah Gai (aka Thai Coconut Soup)!

Are you a Thai food lover? Do you need a gluten free diet? Well than you are going to LOVE this recipe for Tom Kha Gai soup. It is an amazingly delicious soup make with coconut milk, chicken and several authentic Thai ingredients. Tom Kha Gai soup is loaded with subtle flavors that burst in your mouth. It is soothing, refreshing and even gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced red shallots
  • 10 Keffer Lime Leaves
  • 1 (2 inch) Galangal Root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 (2 inch) Ginger Root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Lime, zest
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 Stalks of Lemongrass, cut into 3 inch pieces sliced in half
  • 3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 6 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 cans Coconut Milk, cream or full fat
  • 1 cup Shitake Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Tenderloins, thinly sliced

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Directions

  1. Before starting your stock, first prep all ingredients and set off to the side.
  2. In a sauce pan add chicken stock, red shallots, Keffer lime leaves, Galangal root, Ginger root, lime zest, Lemongrass, and garlic. Allow to simmer on low – medium heat (DO NOT BOIL) for 10 minutes.
  3. Add Chicken and coconut milk to stock. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes (DO NOT BOIL).
  4. Add sugar, fish sauce, cilantro and lime juice to soup. Simmer for 5 minutes (allow the flavors to fully merge).
  5. ENJOY!

More Than 35 Valentine’s Day Desserts

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Valentine’s Day will be here in a few weeks.  If you aren’t sure what you want to do to tell that someone you love them, why not just bake them something! I can still remember my husband telling me that the thing that meant the most to him (when we were dating) was when I took the time to make something for him.  He truly agrees that the way to his heart is through his stomach!

Here are more than 35 great recipes you might want to check out!  Each link will take you directly to the post so you can learn more!!

 

Black and White Bean Spicy Chili Recipe

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Get this deliciously warm and comforting recipe for Black & White Bean spicy chili.  Pair with cornbread for the PERFECT cold night meal!!

It seems the whole country seems is in a deep freeze right now. Warm up with a comforting bowl of Black and White Spicy Chili. This recipe will not warm you up from the inside out but it will cause a delightful explosion of flavor on your taste buds. This one of those recipes you will love and enjoy making over and over again.

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 diced jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 can White Northern Beans
  • 2 cans Italian Tomatoes
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce
  • 3 TBSP Chili Powder
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tsp Tabasco
  • Optional Toppings: Cheese, Sour Cream and/or Corn Bread

Directions:

  1. In a large sauce pan cook ground beef with onions and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Add Italian Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Jalapenos, Black and White beans, Chili Powder, Cumin, Brown Sugar and Tabasco. Let all ingredients simmer for about 45 minutes.
  3. Serve with cheddar cheese, sour cream, and/or cornbread!!!

Homemade Chicken Pad Thai Recipe

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Find out to make Chickan Pad Thai -- right from home!!!!

Pad Thai Noodles is a hugely popular dish at most Thai and Asian restaurants. It is definitely a dish that I have ordered 100’s or even 1,000’s of times, always wishing I could make it at home. Well that wish has come true! This Pad Thai recipe is not only delicious it is truly authentic! You can find most of these ingredients at any grocery or Whole Foods store. However, I did go the extra step and actually purchased all of these ingredients at my local Asian Market and was surprised by how cheap each ingredient was. In fact, I figured it out to cost about $1.32 per LARGE serving.

Scratch Pad Thai Sauce

  • 2 TBSP Tamarind Paste
  • 1/4 cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 TBSP Fish Sauce
  • 1 TBSP Tamari Sauce
  • 1/2 TBSP Chili Sauce
  • 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 Lime, juiced

Pad Thai Noodles Main Course

  • 1 package Pad Thai Noodles
  • 1-2 lbs Chicken Breast, Tenders or Thighs
  • 1/4 cup Green Onion
  • 1-2 scrambled eggs
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • Garnish: crushed peanuts, cilantro and green onions

Directions

  1.  In a medium sized pot boil 3-4 cups of water. Remove water from the heat and soak Pad Thai noodles for approximately 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl mix, Tamarind paste, Fish Sauce, Chili Sauce, brown sugar, juice of 1 lime and chicken stock.
  3. Drain noodles and place in a saute pan. Slather noodles with Pad Thai sauce, add green onions, eggs, and add more lime juice to taste. Add raw chicken directly to the mixture and saute for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Serve and top with crushed peanuts, cilantro and green onions.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie for the Soul Recipe

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Nothing says love better than homemade Chicken Pot Pie!  Download this recipe for Chicken Pot Pie for the Soul

Marie Calendars Chicken Pot Pies have been an American staple forever. But did you know that making your own Chicken Pot Pie from scratch is really not that hard and tastes 100 times better?!?! I promise you that anyone can make this recipe. It’s super easy and once you try a homemade pot pie from scratch you will never want a Marie Calendars frozen pot pie again!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut, diced or shredded (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3-4 TBSP butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp or 1/2 cube bouillon (optional)
  • Pre-made Pie Crust (or homemade crust if you prefer)

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Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Saute onions, celery and carrots in olive oil or butter. Once veggies are nearly fully cooked (about 4 minutes) add butter to mixture.
  3. Once butter is fully melted in the veggie mixture, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time to make a rue. The rue should look like a thick paste.
  4. Slowing mix in milk to the rue. Using a whisk, continue mixing while the mixture creates a gravy like texture.
  5. Add in frozen peas, chopped chicken, seasoning salt, garlic powder, salt and pepper all to taste. If the pie filling needs more flavor you may want to add a little more garlic powder or a little bit of powdered/paste bouillon.
  6. Pour mixture into a pie plate. Cover mixture with a pie crust either homemade or pre-made). Poke holes in the shape of a design or draw a design with your knife in the pie crust. I like to create “pie slices” at this time. So that when the Pot Pie is finished cooking it is super easy to cut out the slices.
  7. Cook for 25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Homemade Fun Candy Sled Table Place Savers

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These Candy Cane Sled Placeholders are super easy to make and so much fun!  Your kids will love helping you create them for everyone attending your holiday gathering!!
Looking for a adorable inexpensive homemade last minute gift? Or a fun table place saver piece? These adorable candy cane sleds are insanely easy to make and perfect for putting customized name labels on for your holiday party!

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Supplies

  • Full size Kit Kat candy bar
  • 10 snack size candies per candy sled
  • 2 Candy Canes per sled
  • Ribbon
  • Bow
  • Hot Glue
  • Printable Name Place Labels

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Instructions:

For this homemade activity it doesn’t much easier than this. Simply glue your Kit Kat bar to the Candy Canes. Now take your snack sized candy bars and starting with 4 then 3, 2 and 1. Glue them to the Kit Kat starting with four on the bottom and creating a pyramid as you build up. Take your ribbon and tie it around the sled like a present. Top with a bow. If you are making these as table place savers then print this Printable Name Place Labels on card stock paper, cut and place on or next to each sled.

Table Lables

Vanilla Bean Pannacotta Recipe

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This is sinfully delicious ----  Vanilla Bean Pannacotta Dessert!

Whether you are making a dessert for your own family or hosting a fancy dinner party this Vanilla Bean Pannacotta is sure to be a big hit! With a hint of lemon and the delicious aroma of fresh vanilla bean your senses are sure to be rocked. The Pannacotta tastes absolutely fabulous all on it’s own, but if you want to give it a little extra flavor you can top with with a raspberry coolie (as pictured), a lemon marmalade, or even just a dusting of cinnamon!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 whole vanilla bean

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Directions 

  1. In a sauce pan combine whipping cream, 1/2 cup milk, sugar, and lemon zest. Remove the innards of 1 vanilla bean and add both innards and pod directly to the saucepan. Stirring continuously bring mixture to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Remove mixture from heat, cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl add 1/2 cup milk and gelatin. Let rest for about 15 minutes, until gelatin is fully dissolved.
  3. Return milky mixture to the stove top and bring it back to a simmer. Add gelatin mixture, stir until fully dissolved. Using a cheese clothe or fine mesh strainer, strain out lemon zest and vanilla bean pod from mixture. Ladle mixture into 6-8 lightly oiled ramekins (mine were a little more than 3/4 cups each in size).
  4. Place in the refrigerator and let cool overnight (at least 8 hours).
  5.  Serve with a sauce of your choice  (ex: Raspberry Coolie, Lemon Marmalade, Basil Coolie…)

Cream of Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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It's cold outside, so nothing is better than a warm bowl of soup!  Check out this scrumptiously comforting recipe for Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower soup!  Yum!!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 3 cans chicken broth
  • 4 cups of broccoli
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder (I use seasoning salt)

Directions:

  1. Cut broccoli and cauliflower into bite size pieces. Boil broccoli and cauliflower directly in the chicken stock until al dente, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt  2 tablespoons of butter and add onion.  Saute onions until soft and translucent. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter and the flour 1 tablespoon at a time, to make a rue. Once the mixture has created a rue (a paste like consistency) add milk/cream slowly to mixture slowly, whisking while mixture together.
  3. Split the broccoli/cauliflower mix in half. Take half of the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Pour mixture into the cream-rue mixture, add the remainder of the whole florets to the soup.
  4. Turn the stove top to down to low and allow the soup to simmer for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Stir soup every 5 minutes or so while it simmers to make sure the cream does not burn to the bottom of the pan.
  6. Taste and add more salt, pepper, garlic powder, seasoning salt as desired.

It's cold outside, so nothing is better than a warm bowl of soup!  Check out this scrumptiously comforting recipe for Cream of Broccoli and Cauliflower soup!  Yum!!!