RECIPE: Chocolate bunny cookies
SAN ANTONIO – Chocolate Bunny CookiesIngredientsInstructionsIn a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium-low until combined, 3 minutes. Divide dough in 2 and roll each portion between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4 inch thick. Line baking sheets with parchment. Place on prepared sheets and chill at least 20 minutes before baking.
Recipe: Tony’s ‘lighten it up’ crawfish pasta with sherry cream sauce
Chef Gaye Sandoz, of Tony Chachere’s, shares an easy Cajun pasta dish with plenty of flavor. If you’re not a crawfish fan, you can substitute shrimp and if you’re not doing pasta, the base makes an amazing dip! Tony’s “lighten it up” crawfish pasta with sherry cream sauceIngredients:1 pound Louisiana crawfish or shrimp, cooked1 stick light butter2 tablespoons flour1 bunch green onions, sliced1 cup fat-free evaporated milk2 teaspoons Tony Chachere’s More Spice seasoningSprinkle of Tony Chachere’s No Salt seasoning2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon hot sauce1/4 cup cream sherry3 cups angel hair pasta, cookedChopped parsley, for garnishDirections:Melt butter over medium heat. Add seasoning, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, crawfish and sherry. More from Tony Chachere’s:
Recipe: Whoopie pies with irish cream
SAN ANTONIO – John Kanell is a former math and science teacher who is following his passion for food with Preppy Kitchen. Click here to follow along with this whoopie pie demo from his YouTube Channel. Cream the room temperature butter then add the sugar and mix until light ad fluffy. Add the dry and wet mixtures in three alternating batches to the butter starting with the dry while mixing on low. Use a heaping tablespoon or small ice cream scoop to transfer dollops of batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Recipe: Irish beef & beer stew, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
SAN ANTONIO – With St. Patrick’s Day just a week away, Beef Loving Texans is bringing the Emerald Isle to you with a traditional Irish recipe your family will love. As registered dietitian Shalene McNeill, PhD, tells us, there’s no greater comfort food than a hearty beef stew. Irish beef & beer stewIrish beef and beer stew by Beef Loving Texans. More info:In addition to this beef stew recipe, Beef Loving Texans has a number of other Irish-inspired recipes with a Texan twist, like stout braised corned beef tacos with fiery cabbage slaw. You can find all kinds of recipes spanning different cuisines, styles and flavors on the Beef Loving Texans website.
Recipe: Green Smoothie
SAN ANTONIO – Registered dietician with Lifetime Paul Kriegler shares this easy smoothie that is packed with all your green needs to stay fit this spring. Makes one servingPrep time: 5 minutesIngredients1 serving vanilla Life Time Protein Powder1/2 small green apple, chopped2 celery stalks, diced1 lime, juiced1 big handful of organic spinach or other greens, such as kale10–12 fresh mint leaves1–1.5 cups unsweetened almond or coconut milk3–5 ice cubes1/2 avocado (optional)1 pinch sea salt (optional)DirectionsBlend and enjoy. Pro tip: Pre-chop and freeze the apple, celery, and greens for faster prep. You could also consider freezing the lime juice and mint leaves together in ice cube trays for easier blending without extra ice.
Recipe: Irish-inspired double chocolate fudge by kid chef Neko Masi
SAN ANTONIO – Kid chef Neko Masi will have you dancing an Irish jig for her St. Patrick’s Day-inspired fudge recipe! This fudge features pistachios, non-alcoholic Bailey’s Irish Cream, espresso and two kinds of chocolate. Pour heavy whipping cream and Bailey’s Real Irish Cream into a sauce pot. Heat over medium until warm, then add dark chocolate chips. Whisk until smooth, then pour the dark chocolate mixture over the cooled white chocolate mixture.
Squirrel-approved! We’re ‘nuts’ about this homemade nutty granola
SAN ANTONIO – Granola seems like a difficult thing to make, but Scratch Kitchen shows us it’s super easy to make at home, from scratch. Here’s what you’ll need:OatsPecansAlmondsCashewsPumpkin seedsAgaveBrown sugarYou can substitute dried fruit if you don’t eat nuts. You can experiment with amounts to your taste, but only use enough agave and brown sugar to make it barely stick together. Bake your granola mixture at 300°F for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Use raw nuts so you’re not toasting them twice.
Did you make the famous TikTok feta pasta? Show us how it turned out!
There is noting better than cheese and pasta, right? One of the latest food trends to make the rounds across the internet is the now-famous feta cheese pasta. It’s pretty simple: you roast cherry tomatoes and a block of feta cheese in olive oil (otherwise known as the confit method of cooking) until the cheese is melty and the tomatoes are jammy. AdThe combinations are seriously endless, which is why we want to see what kind of creation you came up with! You can submit a photo of your TikTok pasta, and you can even add a caption telling us how it tasted and if you changed anything up.
Recipe: Venison chili for less than $3
The Texas chili debate rages on. But either way you’re making it, you can save a pretty penny on this $3 venison chili recipe by Chef Brian West. Venison chiliTotal recipe cost: $2.96Yields 1 quart/3 servingsIngredients:1/2 pound venison chili meat4 ounces red chili paste1/2 onion, coarsely chopped1 tablespoon garlic, roasted1 tablespoon chili powderTabasco sauce, to taste3/8 teaspoon Mexican oregano1 tablespoon cumin8 ounces chicken stockSalt and pepper, to taste1 ounce molassesGoat cheese, for toppingDirections:In a large pot add the chili meat and cook it in batches until it is browned (do not steam). Add the chili paste, onion, garlic, chili powder, Tabasco, oregano and cumin. Add the chicken stock and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, until meat is tender (do not boil).
3 faux latte recipes for kids who wish they could drink coffee like grown-ups
S’mores “latte” - Warm milk of choice (or chocolate milk for an iced drink), powdered hot cocoa mix (Rashawn suggests Hershey’s), chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, graham crackers, whipped cream and marshmallows. Mix the hot cocoa mix with the milk or skip that step and use cold chocolate milk. White chocolate rainbow/unicorn “latte” - Warm milk of choice, white chocolate hot chocolate mix, food coloring, whipped cream, caramels and rainbow sprinkles. Caramel mocha “cappuccino” - Warm milk of choice, powdered hot cocoa mix, caramel syrup, whipped cream and caramels. Mix the hot cocoa mix with the warm milk.
Soup-er Tuesday: This French onion beef noodle soup has the most slurp-worthy broth of all time
Full disclosure: My photos of this soup were SO ugly, but this is honestly *very* close to what it will look like! First of all, here’s that recipe: French onion beef noodle soup from Bon AppetitAnd the description from the website: “This super-savory dish draws its inspiration from Taiwanese beef noodle soup, then gilds the lily with a Dutch oven’s worth of sweet, slow-simmered onions—the best part of French onion soup, if you ask this recipe’s developer, Amiel Stanek. Yes yes yes, YES this was a win. ), but I did take the noodles and beef out of the broth, and I cut it up more like a chow mein-type situation. I can’t tell if this is crazy, but next time, I’d consider just making the broth.
Recipe: Try this heart-shaped ribeye for Valentine’s Day
Need help finding the perfect recipe for your sweet this Valentine’s Day? Look no further, because H-E-B chef Scott Tompkins has tips on how to make a perfect heart-shaped ribeye. [Related: Try ready-to-go meals, Recipe: Chermoula served with black-eyed peas, Recipe: Sheet pan bruschetta chicken with potatoes, Recipe: Southwestern turkey chopped salad, Recipe: Italian sliced steak tagliata, Recipe: Game day sausage and tater tot nachos]AdDrink pairingH-E-B recommends trying New Holland’s Dragon Milk for the beer pairing and Josh Cellars Lodi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon for the wine option. DessertsFind a sweet treat for your valentine with H-E-B’s go-to-guide for Valentine’s Day here. You can choose between delicious cakes, macarons, cupcakes, cookies, DIY Valentine’s baking, ice cream and chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries.
10 Instant Pot recipes sure to score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday
That’s why we’ve decided to share recipes that are made in the Instant Pot, because the cooking time is sometimes cut in half, or even more. 2The beef in this French dip recipe gets so tender -- because it’s cooked in the Instant Pot -- that you’ll want to have two sandwiches. Chicken wings from Amy and JackyYou can’t watch the Super Bowl without serving up some tasty chicken wings. The pork butt comes out super tender after cooking in the Instant Pot, so it’s easy to shred up. Buffalo chicken dip from Wondermom WannabeYou've got to have some tasty dips to serve before the main courses, and there is nothing better than a buffalo chicken dip.
Soup-er Tuesday: Taste-testing Chrissy Teigen’s parmesan minestrone
We’ll call it Soup-er Tuesday (please don’t groan at my pun), and I hope you’ll tag along. For the very first week, we’re making Chrissy Teigen’s Parmesan Minestrone. They’re little soup scoopers and oh-so delish. I was skeptical that this recipe could really impress me much, just as a basic minestrone (I’m more of a meat and potatoes person), but it was really fantastic. Oh, and I’ll only share my cookbook recipes with you if they’re also available online, like the one above from Chrissy.
Mike’s cheesy chicken tortilla soup feeds entire family for less than $25
Mike Osterhage has been making his cheesy chicken tortilla soup for years. Add the corn and black beans, and continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium low; simmer for 5 minutes and stir occasionally. Add chicken to the pot and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add heavy whipping cream, sour cream and Velveeta cheese to the soup and stir until the cheese melts.
Recipe: French twist on a comfort food classic
SAN ANTONIO – There’s nothing like a hot bowl of tomato soup on a chilly day. Check out this recipe with a French twist by The Culinary Cottage. Good knife skills are important—be sure to cut onions and carrots into a small dice so they will cook quickly. Place cut side up on a baking sheet and drizzle evenly with ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil. AdIn a large soup pot, heat a few tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering.
Mediterranean meals: Ultimate stuffed pita
SAN ANTONIO In honor of national Mediterranean diet month, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, shares their ultimate stuffed pita recipe. They are currently offering three times the reward points for all rewards members from now until June 12th, so check it out soon! They are also open for business while adhering to social distancing guidelines. INGREDIENTS:Warm pita breadTraditional HummusLettuceTomato and cucumber mixRed CabbagePickled onionsTabouliRiceYour choice of proteinYour choice of sauceIf you want more from Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, head to their website.
Kid recipes: Cake pops for grads, Memorial Day
SAN ANTONIO How do you make a cake pop? Its not as hard as you think. Junior chef Molly OConnell recommends using plenty of candy melts. Watch the video above to learn how to make cake pops perfect to celebrate the graduates in your life, plus red, white and blue galaxy cake pops for Memorial Day!