Thursday, April 10, 2014

Gadgets Recipes

Thought I would start sharing recipes in which I use the Kitchen Aid Mixer.  We have two, one is a lift Pro 6 qt ( 600 Wt) and the other is a  tilt 4.5 qt  (350 Wt.). The lift is a professional heavy duty one. It is good for making breads and larger items.  I use the Tilt more now, it is so easy to add to the great for daily use. Have made bread in the tilt just fine.

Making Chicken salad is a breeze in the mixer. Here is the recipe for our favorite  chicken salad.

Auntie E's Honey Barbeque Chicken Salad.

I buy the Honey Barbeque raw chicken breast packs from Wegmans. ( they come in packs of two, four or six.)

Cook two of the chicken breast in a 350 F oven on a roasting rack pan. cook for 35-40 minutes. I cook these in the morning while I am doing breakfast then left then cool for about 15 minutes.

Cut lengthwise twice and then crosswise three to four times. making about 1.5 inch pieces.
put them in the mixer bowl , using the metal paddle turn on   Medium setting 3 and process until shredded.   (about 3 to 4 minutes).

Add in 1/4 cup mayo, 2 Tablespoon sweet relish, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon Pepper.

Mix on low 1 speed until mixed. (about 1 minute).

 That's it. I love using the marinated chicken pieces, it really cut down on add too much spices.

copyright 2014 by "Auntie E Cookbook/M Dubros"

So, I was thinking I would add a section just for the Kitchen Aid Mixer. Posting Easy recipes that use less time with the mixer. Be looking for the posting under KitchenAid Recipes titles. there will also be a section on the side bar Labeled KitchenAid recipes. This is hold all the recipes for the mixer.

Oh yes there is a Kitchen Aid Going to My Niece As a Wedding Gift. She want all the help she can get. Therefore this was an idea to help her with her new Cooking Journeys.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Buttermilk Breakfast Biscuits.



Ever wanted to make healthier breakfast biscuits? However you thought no time for that. Well this is a easy recipes and only takes no more than 20 minutes for start to finish.

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit

2.  sift together 2 cups of Unbleached allpurpose , 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of Baking power, 1 Tablespoon raw sugar,  and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

3. Cut in with pastry cutter 3 Tablespoon vegetable shortening.

4. Make a well in center of flour mixture and pour in 1 Cup Buttermilk (you can use low fat).
stir in with a wooden spoon until dough is formed.

5.  Empty out on to a floured tea towel and knead 10  times.
lightly roll out into a   1/2 inch thick circle cut with a 21/2 inch biscuit cutter
 (note+ cut the rounds close and then re knead the dough lightly and press into 1/2 thick and cut the remaining 2 biscuits)

6.  Cook in preheated 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes until bottoms are light-brown.

Makes 8 biscuits. Each biscuit is about 165 calories.*
* if you make them small in size for less calories, reduce the cooking time to 10-12 minutes.
copyright 2014 by "Auntie E Cookbook/M Dubros"

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chicken Cacciatore

This is a very easy recipe. I use to make this a lot while living over seas. It brings back lovely memories.

you will need:
3 Tbsp olive oil
bone in Chicken thighs ( 4 to 6)
1 sweet onion
 8oz fresh portabella mushrooms, sliced
2 chopped garlic cloves ( or 1/2 teaspoon of chopped in a jar)
2-8oz can unsalted tomato sauce
1-16oz can fire roasted tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp unsalted Butter
( combine the following spices together)
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp.  ground thyme
1/2 tsp. ground rosemary

Put the olive oil in a Dutch oven pan, heat on medium heat high heat. Salt and pepper chicken and brown on both sides. remove chicken and set aside.
add onions and cook about 2 minutes add mushrooms and 1/3 of the  mixed spices. cook until the mushroom are cooked down. about 4 minutes.

add tomato sauce and tomatoes, Garlic and about 1/2 Tbsp of the salt,  and 1/3 of the spices,stir well, bring to a boil and taste. add more salt if desire. add bay leaves and stir.

add Chicken on top. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the spices left.   cover turn down the heat to simmer.cook for 30 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle the rest of the spices on top. continue to cook for 15 uncovered on low ( simmer)
remove chicken and whisk  butter in sauce.
 serve over noodles of your choice top with parmesan cheese if desired. 

copyright 2014 by "Auntie E Cookbook/M Dubros"