Friday, April 20, 2018

Roasting Garlic (the easy way)

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Roasted garlic adds amazing flavor to recipes and dips.  Our favorite way to use it is whipped into grass fed butter to spread on toasted french bread!  YUM!  
Here is an easy way to do it ... 

You will need:



Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (205°C)
  2. Cut off the tops of the garlic as pictured above, and place them in your oven safe dish.
  3. Drizzle oil all over the tops and sprinkle with a little salt.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cloves are golden brown and feel soft when pressed.
  5. Allow to cool slightly and squeeze the soft cloves out into a bowl or jar.
You can store the roasted cloves in the refrigerator in a covered jar.  They will last longer if you completely cover them with olive oil.  BONUS, that oil makes AMAZING dipping oil :)  

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Homemade Chicken Chimichangas recipe

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Homemade tortillas are the delicious ... homemade tortillas that turn into chimichangas are AMAZING ❤
We made these incredible golden fried treats last weekend and posted pictures of it in our private Facebook group (click here to join our Stocking our Shelves group) .  You guys asked for the recipe so here it is 😋

Ingredients:
For the tortillas:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3 Tbls olive oil
For the filling:
  • 1 lb chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 Tbls cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tsp chipotle chile powder
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Equipment:
Directions:
  1. Combine the ingredients for the filling except the cheese, mix well and set aside
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the ingredients for the tortillas to form a dough ball
  3. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, 3-4 minutes 

  4. Divide dough into 12 roughly equal balls
  5. On a well floured surface, press out each ball and roll out to an 8-9 in circle. As you complete each tortilla, you can place them on a floured flour sack cloth. 
  6. Once all tortillas have been rolled out, it's time to cook the chicken
  7. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbls oil over medium-high heat. Add the spiced chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until fully cooked, about 5-6 min.
  8. Spoon cooked chicken and an equal amount of shredded cheese onto the tortilla centered in the top half (don't over stuff). Fold the top toward the center over the stuffing. Fold the left and right sides toward the center. Wet the bottom edge of the tortilla with a little water and roll the whole tortilla toward the bottom and seal.
     Cast Iron Skillet
  9. Heat 1 qt cooking oil in a cast iron skillet to 350-375 degrees. Place 4 chimichangas in the hot oil. Turn over when bottom half is lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Cook the second side 1-2 minutes then remove to a wire rack over a baking sheet to drain off excess oil.
  10. Serve with lime wedges and your favorite Mexican condiments. Goes great with our favorite guacamole! (click here for Farmer J's guacamole perfection recipe)

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Homemade maple marshmallows

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It's been a snowy cold start to the year!!  So we decided to warm up with some hot coco and homemade marshmallows.  Made with grass fed beef gelatin that is great for your skin, hair, digestion and joints, these little treats are much better than the bagged puffs of oil and sugar from the store.  Here is how we made them ...

Ingredients:
Equipment:
Directions:
  1. In your mixing bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/2 of the water and set aside
  2. In the sauce pot, mix together the other 1/2 of the water, the maple syrup and the salt. 
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to med-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until it reaches 238F.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly pour the syrup over the gelatin then add the vanilla extract. Next, turn the mixer up to medium high (as high as you can go without making a mess). Whip the mixture until it becomes light and fluffy and turns white (it will look like marshmallow cream).  This will take 5-10 minutes.
  5. Now, working quickly, scrape the marshmallow from the bowl onto the silicone mat and shape into a rectangle about 1" thick. Allow the marshmallow to dry until it is set enough to cut into squares (about 4 hours). It will be sticky. You can sprinkle your cutting board with powdered sugar, cornstarch or arrow root to make it a little easier to work with.
  6. If you are going to store the marshmallows we suggest sprinkling them with powdered sugar so they don't stick together, or you can dehydrate them for long term storage.

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