Must Try Recipes

Do you love food or just love to try new things? Shaking things up can be great if you’re tired of the same old same routine. I fell in love with cooking when I was 16 and got my first job cooking. Who doesn’t like good tasting food anyways?

Lately, I’ve been in the kitchen trying new recipes, and some of them are just too good to pass up letting other people know about them. The recipes on the list are various ones I’ve collected off the net or out of cookbooks and thought they were too amazing.
Heres 5 amazing recipes for you to try

  1. Instant pot honey garlic chicken \By: Soup loving Nichole \Prep 10 m Cook 25 m Ready In 35 m

A simple, classic version of take-out style food. Served over rice and garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

  • What you’ll need
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or as desired

Directions

  1. Combine honey, soy sauce, garlic, ketchup, and sriracha sauce in a bowl; mix well and set aside.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a large bowl, add cornstarch, and toss to combine.
  3. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select the Saute function. Add oil until hot. Add 1/2 the chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Flip and cook two more minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken. Pour chicken broth into the empty Instant Pot(R) and cook for 2 minutes, scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon to deglaze the pot. Turn Instant Pot(R) off. Return chicken to the pot and pour honey mixture on top. Stir to coat with sauce.
  4. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 2 minutes. Allow 10 minutes for the pressure to build.
  5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Serve chicken sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds.

Awesome Irish Nachos
By GailC \ Prep 20 m Cook 20 m\ Ready In 40 m

This is an awesome version of your typical nachos using waffle fries instead of chips. Bursting with flavour and that easy to eat a function type events or parties this is a must try.

What you’ll need

  • 1 (14 ounces) package frozen waffle fries
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning
  • 1 (8 ounces) package shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 3 leaves romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons guacamole, or to taste

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • Arrange waffle fries in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 12 to 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook and stir ground beef in a large skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess grease. Stir in taco seasoning and
  • Cook for 1 to 2 minutes more.
  • Transfer baked fries to a 9×13-inch baking pan. Spread ground beef evenly over fries. Cover beef with cheese.
  • Return to the oven until cheese has melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, and lettuce — dollop sour cream and guacamole on top.

3.Chocolate Maple Bars
published as Chocolate Maple Bars in Country Extra May 2002\
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling Makes three dozen

What you’ll need

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Three large eggs
  • Three tablespoons milk
  • One teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows

How to make

  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, syrup and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Remove half of the batter to another bowl.
  2. Combine melted chocolate and pecans; stir into one bowl of batter. Spread into a greased 13×9-in. Baking pan. Add coconut to the remaining batter. Spread carefully over chocolate batter.
  3. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter until smooth. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and cocoa. Gradually add syrup, beating until smooth. Fold in marshmallows. Frost bars.
  5. Nutrition Facts

4.Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009\
Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Makes 21 servings (4 cups dip)

What you’ll need

  • One package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • Assorted crackers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sour cream and hot sauce until smooth; stir in chicken.
  2. Transfer to an 8-in. Square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake until heated through, 18-22 minutes. Serve warm with crackers.

5.Golden Honey Pan Rolls
published in Quick Cooking September/October 2000\
Prep: 35 min. + rising Bake: 20 min. Makes two dozen

What you’ll need

  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (70° to 80°)
  • One large egg
  • One large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Two tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Two tablespoons butter, melted
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One large egg white
  • Additional honey, optional
  1. In bread machine pan, place the first eight ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed.)
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Punch down; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Divide into 24 pieces; shape each into a ball. Place 12 balls each in two greased 8-in. Square baking pans cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  3. For glaze, combine the sugar, butter, honey and egg white; drizzle over dough. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush with additional honey if desired.
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