Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Beef with Orange Sauce

  • 2 1/2 pounds beef eye round, trimmed of fat 
  • 1/2 gallon (64 oz) orange juice 
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon oil 
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 

For the meat filling: 
  • 6 pitted prunes 
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped

  1. Make a deep hole in the middle of the meat and fill with chopped prunes and bacon. 
  2. In a skillet, saute the meat over medium heat for sealing and prevent the filling fall out. 
  3. Tip the meat into a large pot and pour the orange juice, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat for 1 hour and 55 minutes. Then, remove from heat and cut into slices.
  4. In a small skillet, saute the remaining 2 slices of bacon and set aside. 
  5. Remove some orange juice and mix well with the cornstarch, pour into the saucepan and continue cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Serve hot with sauce and fried bacon on top.
Time Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Number of services: 6

Linking with:
Adorned from above link party 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Orange tea with ginger and cinnamon

  • 5 cups water  
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • The peel of one orange, without the white part 
  • 4 teaspoons of sugar per cup
  1. In a small saucepan boil over high heat all ingredients for 20 minutes.
  2. Strain and serve.

Preparation Time
: 5 minutes  

Cooking Time: 20 minutes  
Number of services: 4 cups

Linking with:

Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesdays 
Hope in Every Season Homemaking Party
Rose Chintz Cottage Home Party
The Charm of Home Party 
Rattlebridge Farm Foodie Friday 
The Pink Junkie Friday Party 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Chocolate Cookies

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose-flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkles to decorate
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 Baking Sheet

  1. Put the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt into a bowl and mix. 
  2. In an electric mixer beat at high speed the sugar and butter for 2 minutes; add egg and vanilla, continue beating for 1 minute. Then, mix in the dry ingredients, beating at low speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Scoop out 12 equal-sized mounds on an ungreased baking sheet about 6cm apart. Do not flatten them. 
  4. Bake at 350 ° F. for 10 minutes, testing with a cake tester to make sure it comes out semi-clean and not wet with the cookie batter. 
  5. Put them in a plate and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Pour chocolate syrup and sprinkles on top of each cookie.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes 
Oven time: 30 minutes (12 cookies per sheet) 
Number of Services: 30 cookies

Linking with:

Anyonita Nibbles Tasty Tuesdays
Hope in Every Season Make Bake and Create 
The Charm of Home Party 
Rattlebridge Farm Foodie Friday 
The Pink Junkie Party