Country White Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 6-1/2 to 7 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, eggs, oil and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Divide in half and shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9×5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
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Lemon-Dijon Pork Sheet-Pan Supper

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 medium),cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts (about 4 cups), quartered
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients; gradually whisk in oil. Remove 1 tablespoon mixture for brushing pork. Add vegetables to remaining mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Place pork chops and vegetables in a 15x10x1-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Brush chops with reserved mustard mixture. Roast 10 minutes.
  3. Turn chops and stir vegetables; roast until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145° and vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with pepper. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Simple Sesame Noodles

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces thin noodles
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons pure sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce, canola oil, sesame oil, sugar, vinegar, chili oil and garlic in a bowl. Taste and adjust the ingredients as needed.
  3. Drain the noodles. Pour the sauce over the warm noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the green onions and toss. Serve in a bowl with chopsticks. Yummy!

Hunan Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. canola oil, divided
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1″ piece ginger, minced
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 4-6 dried chilis
  • 2 tbsp. sherry
  • 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. sambal oelek
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • Rice, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tbsp canola oil. Add chicken and fry until cooked through, 7 minutes then remove from pan.
  2. Heat remaining canola oil in same pan. Add ginger and cook until fragrant, 1 minute then add broccoli, bell pepper, and red chilis. Cook until vegetables are tender, 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl combine sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, sambal oelek, and sesame oil. Add to pan and simmer until sauce thickens, 3 minutes. Add chicken back to pan and toss to coat. Serve over rice.

Shake N Bake Boneless Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups plain bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp . canola oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp . seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp . paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp . onion powder
  • 1 tsp . sugar
  • 1/2 tsp . garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp . oregano
  • 1/2 tsp . parsley
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 4 1-inch thick boneless pork chops

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine bread crumbs, seasonings and oil in a bowl. Using a fork, mash to combine so that bread crumbs are uniformly combined with the oil.
  3. Place the Shake N Bake in a plastic Ziploc bag.
  4. One at a time, place your chops in the bag and shake to coat in the mixture.
  5. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpator tin foil (if desired) and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until cooked through.

Zucchini-Pineapple Quick Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour (about 13 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (about 1 1/2 medium zucchini)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • Baking spray with flour