Pink Rhubarb Punch

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 8 cups water
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups ginger ale, chilled

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, bring rhubarb and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving liquid (save rhubarb for another use).
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and gelatin powder in boiling water. Stir in pineapple and lemon juices. Stir in rhubarb liquid; refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Just before serving, pour into a punch bowl and stir in ginger ale.
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Coconut Banana Bread with Lime Glaze

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas)
  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice

Char Siu – Chinese Barbecue Pork

Ingredients

MARINADE
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar (white also ok)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce (Note 1)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (Note 1)
  • 1 tsp five spice powder (Note 2)
  • 1 tbsp oil (vegetable or canola) (Note 3)
  • 2 tsp red food colouring , optional (Note 4)
COOKING:
  • 1.2 – 1.5kg / 2.4 – 3lb pork scotch fillet (collar neck, pork neck) OR pork shoulder (Note 5)
  • 2 tbsp Extra Honey

Basic Beef & Vegetable Meatball

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 1 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine all ingredients in medium bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly.
  2. Shape into 24 meatballs. Place meatballs, 1-inch apart, on rack in aluminum foil lined broiler pan.
  3. Bake in 400°F oven 22 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatball registers 160°F.

Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 7 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-3 tbsp espresso powder, depending on how strong of a coffee flavor you want
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Freeze the bowl of your ice cream maker for 24 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together cream, condensed milk, and espresso powder.
  3. Pour the contents into the bowl of the ice cream maker then freeze the ice cream in the bowl of the ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Halfway through the churning process, add in the chocolate chips.
  5. Once the ice cream is done churning, mine only took about 20 minutes, transfer to a freezer-safe bowl and freeze in the freezer at least 4 hours.

Quaker Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup raisins

Arroz con Pollo With Apples

Ingredients

  • 2 large tart unpeeled apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 green pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup long-grain converted rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped