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Grape Jelly and Ketchup Meatballs Recipe

Grape Jelly and Ketchup Meatballs Recipe: Snack or Side Dish, Go for It!

You may have asked your friend about grape jelly and ketchup meatballs. Your significant ones, or even your children see it somewhere and wonder whether you can make it or not. Although they are not challenging you, you may have felt challenged. Unfortunately, your friend knows nothing than just eating, leaving you dumbfounded.

Guess what, making those grape jelly and ketchup meatballs is definitely easy, so easy that even you can make it half-asleep. Presuming that you have had the meatballs, be it homemade or purchased from the local grocery store, you’ll only need to prep the sauce. Here’s what you need to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Grape jelly. Pick a brand that suits your palate. Don’t compromise a happy tummy for cheap price, or you’ll regret it.
  • Ketchup. You can add it with some hot sauce in case you need a spicy kick to shoo away boring, sour ketchup taste.
  • Worcestershire sauces—well, let’s try not to perform Spelling Bee this time. This sauce is also a primary ingredient in making your grape jelly and ketchup sauce.

How to make the sauce

  1. Grab a small pot, and toss all ingredients into it. There is no specific amount of each ingredient—just make it according to your taste bud’s preference.
  2. Heat the pot with medium heat. Whisk the sauce occasionally.
  3. Preheat your oven by setting it to 350oF.
  4. Continue whisking your sauce until it becomes smooth. Then, bring it to simmer only.
  5. Try the taste. If something feels lacking, then you can add the relevant ingredient according to your taste preference.
  6. Now that you have the grape jelly and ketchup sauce and have preheated the oven, be prepared to pour it over your meatballs.
  7. Alternately, you can brush the sauce onto the meatballs’ surface. But that means you need to arrange your meatballs first on a baking tray.
  8. Bake the meatballs in the oven until all meatballs are equally cooked.
  9. Serve the meatballs for an appetizer meal, or simply have it with rice.

This sweet and sour meatballs recipe is a perfect meal to have if you are craving for a sweet and sour snack that also goes well as main dish. As mentioned earlier, serve it with warm rice and you’ll definitely got a full tummy!

Alternately, you may also have it for snacks. Consider adding spicy sauce if you want a spicy kick for this outstanding snack. It’d be great to have this menu at a party as well, so make sure you take note of this grape jelly and ketchup meatballs.

Making the Applebee’s French Onion Soup at Home

Making the Applebee’s French Onion Soup at Home

Applebee’s French onion soup is one of the best dishes in the restaurant. Everyone comes to the place only to order the soup and it has been like that for years. The soup is very delicious with its delicate texture and sweet-savory flavor combination. You can make your own version of the soup and it will taste as good. How to do that? Simply follow this recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lbs white onions, peeled
  • 8 cups beef stock (change to vegetable stock if you plan to make Applebee’s French onion soup vegetarian)
  • 5 burger buns
  • 10 slices Provolone cheese
  • 10 teaspoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 

Cooking Methods:

  1. Start making the Applebee’s French onion soup by preheating the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
  2. Cut the onions in half (lengthwise) and then slice them all up thinly. Set them aside.
  3. Prepare a large soup pot with heavy bottom. Heat it up over medium-low heat stove. Add olive oil and add in the thinly sliced onions. Cook until the onion is caramelized. It is probably going to take 12-16 minutes. Do not stir the onions too frequently.
  4. Once the onion is caramelized, add in the minced garlic and stir the mixture.
  5. Then, pour beef stock and water. Stir them up and bring them to boil by raising the stove temperature to high.
  6. When the mixture is boiling, lower the heat again and give it a taste. Adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Then, put the lid on the pot and let the mixture simmer for 45 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, slice the hamburger buns lengthwise. You should end up with 10 slices of bread now. Drizzle them with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper before baking them in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. When the soup is done simmering and the buns are baked, you are ready to assemble the soup. To assemble the soup, prepare individual soup bowls. Then, ladle the soup to each bowls. Then, top the soup with the baked bun followed by provolone cheese and parmesan cheese.
  9. Broil the soup in the oven for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted and the top is golden brown.
  10. Serve immediately.

This recipe is good to make for dinner or just for any meal of the day. It is comforting and basically very good to eat. This is why everyone should try making Applebee’s French onion soup at home.

Church’s Chicken Biscuits with Honey Butter Glaze Recipe

Church’s Chicken Biscuits with Honey Butter Glaze Recipe

Church’s chicken biscuits are the kind of flaky biscuit with honey butter glaze. The glaze is brushed on top of the biscuits immediately after they are baked, making it so delicious and scrumptious to eat. This biscuit is usually served with the restaurant’s signature fried chicken and other dishes, too. They are so mouth-watering and soft to bite. It will be like the perfect side dish on the plate. Can you make the biscuit at home, though? Well, you can and this is the recipe to follow.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

 

Methods:

  1. Start the cooking process of Church’s chicken biscuits by preheating your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Prepare a large mixing bowl. Into the bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, cream of tartar and baking powder. Stir until they are well-combined.
  3. Then, add in vegetable shortening. Break it with your hands and incorporate it to the flour mixture. Stop when the mixture feels a bit rough/ grainy.
  4. Now, pour in milk slowly and start kneading the dough. Knead for about 2-3 minutes until the dough is softened. Once done, divide the dough into several parts and roll the dough into balls. Each ball should be about 1/4 cup of weight. Then, flattened the dough into 1/2 inch of thickness.
  5. Line a baking sheet with non-stick spray and arrange the biscuits on it. Then, brush each biscuit with melted butter. Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes.
  6. Once the biscuit is baked, take them out of the oven and immediately brush them with the mixture of melted butter and honey. Serve immediately. This honey butter biscuits recipe will make 6-8 freshly-baked biscuit.

That is basically the recipe to follow. You do not need to go to Church’s every day to get the biscuit and instead you can make one on your own. If you do not like honey butter, you can alternate the glaze with anything of your preference. Melted butter mixed with herbs and minced garlic will also be a good glaze for the biscuit. It will bring more savory flavor to the biscuits. However, people love the classic one and thus Church’s chicken biscuits are so associated with the honey butter glaze.

Banana Berry Jamba Juice Copycat Recipe to Make at Home

Banana Berry Jamba Juice Copycat Recipe to Make at Home

Banana berry Jamba juice is the favorite drink of many people. This smoothie-like cold beverage is healthy and delicious at the same time. It has the hint of acidity and a lot of creaminess from the banana. Instead of having to come to the store everyday and order the drink, you can actually make the drink on your own at home. The ingredients are very common to be found in your own kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 1 cup berry blend juice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3/4 cup frozen yogurt (fat free)
  • 1 1/2 cup raspberry sherbet

 

Methods:

  1. Making banana berry Jamba juice is very easy. All you have to do is throwing everything in the blender and process everything. To start, prepare a blender. Make sure the jar is cleaned and everything. Then, mix all ingredients together in the blender jar and process until everything is well-combined and thick.
  2. Pour the smoothie to the serving glass. Drink immediately. This recipe of Jamba juice smoothie of berry and banana goodness is for 2-3 serving glasses (depending on how large the glass is).

It is very easy indeed to make the recipe. You do not even have to cook and prep for anything. You can adjust the ingredients, too. If you do not have frozen yogurt ready in the fridge, you should be able to replace it with other creamy ingredients that you can find, including vanilla ice cream and even some creamy, mild-flavored cream cheese. You can also use cold whipping cream as the substitute.

This recipe is not only delicious but healthy, too. You may notice that there is no additional sugar in the recipe. However, if you like the smoothie to be a bit sweeter, you should be able to use a lot of sweetening products of your choice. It is including honey, white sugar, or even agave. However, when you use the ripe banana, they are usually already sweet enough so that you do not need to add sugar at all.

With this recipe, you can basically drink healthy smoothie every day. Berries have tons of antioxidant to boost your immune system and keep your overall health on point. Banana is rich in vitamin and packed with zinc, hence giving you energy and help shielding you from unwanted ailments. Make this banana berry Jamba juice recipe every day now for breakfast or just for casual drink during the day.

Trader Joe’s Premade Meals and the Best Variants to Try

Trader Joe’s Premade Meals and the Best Variants to Try

Trader Joe’s premade meals have become the cut-corner meal for everyone to eat. Not everyone has the time to cook fresh meal and thus pre-made meals are their savior. The supermarket has lots and lots of products when it comes to premade meals and believe it or not, they all taste incredibly delicious. These are some of the most delicious premade meals made by Trader Joe’s.

 

Trader Joe’s Meat Lasagna

Who doesn’t love lasagna? Everyone does and this is why Trader Joe’s makes premade meal for it. The lasagna is so soft and tender with juicy meat inside. There are hints of cheese flavor and herbs, too, there. It is like eating authentic Italian lasagna but you just skip all the fuss of making one. The portion is large, too, so that it will keep you full for some times.

 

Trader Joe’s Chicken Tikka Masala

One of the best Trader Joe’s premade meals is its chicken tikka masala. The Indian dish is famous for its drench of spices and tender meat. Trader Joe’s makes the meal with high-quality Basmati rice and chicken tenders. The whole meal tastes really delicious and comforting. So, instead of having to make your own tikka masala that may take hours, this is the easy way to have it.

 

Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Burrito

Trader Joe’s chicken sausage breakfast burrito is considered as one of the best Trader Joe’s quick meals option. Many people do not have time to cook proper breakfast, let alone a breakfast burrito. You can have it the easy way by buying this product. This product is really delicious and one minute in the microwave is enough to heat it up.

 

Trader Joe’s Vegan Mac

Are you a vegan? Well, fear not as the store has numerous options for vegan meal as well. It is including its vegan mac and cheese. It is made with 100% vegan ingredients with plant-based cheese and pasta. It has no meal product in it whatsoever. The taste is impeccable.

Beside of those four variants, surely the supermarket chain still has tons other premade meals that you can buy, starting from all kinds of pasta to rice dishes. You can basically pick them up, store them in the fridge and heat them up whenever you feel like to. It will be your quickest, easiest meal to prepare as you do not need to cook in the kitchen. Trader Joe’s premade meals are ready to serve after like 3 minutes in the microwave.

Lidia Bastianich Pasta Recipes

Lidia Bastianich Pasta Recipes: Seafood Pasta with Shrimp, Scallops, and Calamari

If you are the fans of Italian cooking, you must be familiar with Lidia Bastianich pasta recipes. The recipes that she made are totally easy to follow by anyone, even by those who can’t cook. One of the most famous recipes is Lidia Bastianich seafood pasta. Here are the steps of making the infamous delicious seafood pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp of chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 pound of shrimp
  • 6 plumps of sliced garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of peperoncino flakes
  • 1/4 cup of sliced basil
  • 8 ounces of calamari
  • 1 pound of spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 8 ounces of scallops

How to make the Lidia Bastianich pasta recipes:

  1. First, you can start by preparing the seafood first. Pull off the foot of the scallops, cut the calamari in rings shape, and remove the tails and shells from the shrimp. Wash them clean, rinse and let them dry.
  2. Then, you can start to make the delicious sauce. Set your stove on medium heat, and put the olive oil into the pan. Then, put the chopped garlic, and stir it until it starts to spread the certain smell for 2 minutes.
  3. Put the cherry tomatoes along with the peperoncino and salt, and cook in 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, put the spaghetti into the boiling water and stir.
  5. While waiting for your pasta to be ready, put the calamari into the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Put the scallops in it, and then lastly, put the shrimp into the pan.
  7. Now, add a cup of boiling water into the pan, and stir the sauce for 3 minutes.
  8. When the shrimp turns red and starting to curl, cook again for another 3 minutes.
  9. Then, put out your spaghetti from the bowl and drain them before putting them into the saucepan.
  10. Stir the spaghetti with the sauce for 2 minutes and turn off your stove.
  11. Serve your pasta and give the parsley on basil it.

Your delicious homemade seafood pasta is ready to be served. Can’t you see how easy this recipe is? Your family will surely love it, and they will ask you to make it again the next day. Don’t be afraid to always do some improvements for Lidia Bastianich pasta recipes based on your creativity and preferences.

Butternut Squash Soup Panera Recipe as Orange Delicacies Perfect for Your Autumn

Butternut Squash Soup Panera Recipe as Orange Delicacies Perfect for Your Autumn

Looking for butternut squash soup Panera recipe? You’re on the right page! Copycatting a Panera recipe isn’t an easy thing—especially if you want the recipe to offer similar taste with the original. But at least it’s better to try than to just sit and doing nothing, right?

First, let’s note down some ingredients that you’ll need to make the copycat version of butternut squash soup Panera recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs butternut squash, chopped (equal to around 6 cups)
  • 3 carrots, small sized, chopped (one cup equal)
  • ¾ cup of diced, small yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups apple juice/apple cider (not apple cider vinegar)
  • 3-4 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 lbs low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (or more)
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • Heavy cream (optional)

Cooking methods:

  1. Prep a large pot, and coat the base with oil. Heat it over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onions until translucent. Don’t forget to stir it often.
  3. Then, add the squash and carrots into the pot. Also, pour the apple cider, veggie broth, and spices. Bring it to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and keep simmering the soup for the next 10-15 minutes. You can as well keep simmering it until the squash and carrots are soft enough.
  5. Continue your journey to remake this Panera squash soup recipe by removing the soup from heat then add pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and butter. Brown sugar should be added at this step as well.
  6. Puree your soon-to-be soup with a hand/stick blender or normal blender. If you are opting for the first choice, make sure to do it in batches. This will ensure that all chunks in your soup is pureed nicely.
  7. Then, taste the soup. You may add salt as much as you prefer, not to forget adding brown sugar, heavy cream, or even veggie broth. Make sure to taste it well so that you don’t need to correct the taste after this step.
  8. Then, take the soup back to the burner, and heat it over medium-high. Serve immediately.

It sounds easy, right? It is indeed easy to make especially if you are having someone to help and totally putting your best into it. By remaking this butternut squash soup Panera recipe, you don’t need to go to Panera anytime you crave for their squash soup.

Making Favorite Longhorn Lamb Chops Recipe at Home

Making Favorite Longhorn Lamb Chops Recipe at Home

Longhorn is best known as a restaurant with the best steak, and this time you will learn about Longhorn lamb chops recipe, including the secrets to own such a mouthwatering taste. Take your time to have a look at this recipe, and let’s see how different it is to your way to prep lamb chops. Who knows you can start your own Longhorn in the future?

Below, you will find Longhorn lamb chops recipe along with some recommendation to take while cooking your lamb meat.

Ingredients:

  • The lamb chops itself. According to the Longhorn, it’s suggested to have Australian lamb chops. Australian lamb chops tend to be larger and own more balanced flavor. Next, make sure to have your lamb light pink to red in color. Never take a frozen lamb—ensure what you got is high quality.
  • Canola oil
  • Red onion, minced
  • Garlic (a lot), chopped
  • Some parsley
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • Wilted spinach and mashed potatoes

How to make the lamb chops:

  1. Marinade your lamb first. Prepare at least one hour to marinade the meat with a mix of canola oil, onion, parsley and garlic. Make sure to flip occasionally to ensure all parts are marinated.
  2. Prepare your grill. You can use sauté pan if grilling indoors or char grill if grilling outdoor. For char grill, make sure to have it very hot (around 475-500oF). Hot grill like this will ensure the meat to lock in the juices. If grilling indoors, coat your pan with canola oil. Don’t forget to season the meat with pepper and salt.
  3. Now, start grilling! Place the lamb chops on the grill, making it to be 2-3 minutes for each side.
  4. Once the meat’s internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees, you can take the meat from the grill. You can cook longer if you desire to have it well done.
  5. Serve your lamb on a plate, completed with mashed potatoes and the spinach.

If you love to copy this Longhorn lamb chops recipe to even the mint-infused bordelaise sauce, here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. of rough-chopped fresh mint, including stems
  • 1 tsp finely-chopped mint leaves
  • 6 oz. of prepared brown gravy (you can find this at grocery store in its dry sauce form)
  • ½ white sugar
  • 1 cup of cider vinegar

How to make the sauce:

  1. Combine roughly chopped mint, cider vinegar, and white sugar into a sauce pan.
  2. Simmer the aforementioned ingredients until it makes syrup-like substance.
  3. Add the syrup to the brown gravy after straining the mint. Then, mix well.
  4. Add finely-chopped mint leaves, and stir the sauce well.

Are you ready to satiate your hunger and your tongue buds? Now prep your time to cook this Longhorn lamb chops recipe and not to forget, that aforementioned Longhorn lamb chops sauce recipe.

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast Recipes

Ninja Foodi Frozen Chicken Breast Recipes as the Easy Yummy Dish

Craving for some Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes? Well, some people may not even know what kind of stuff Ninja Foodi is, and for that reason we better understand what it is first.

Ninja Foodi is what you call as a multi-function cooking appliance. This appliance does not only help you to slow cook your food, but also to bake, air fry, roast, steam, and dehydrate—all in one appliance! The black and silver look remind us at ninjas, which tend to act in shadow. But benefits that you can get from this appliance are not ninja-like at all.

Talking about Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes, let’s know how to cook frozen chicken breast that you have—be it chicken leftover from other cooking, or simply an untouched one. To have your Ninja Foodi chicken breast, you will need these ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen chicken breast (8-10 ounces each)
  • ¾ cups of chicken stock
  • 1 small onion, peel and dice
  • 1 tsp black pepper, grounded
  • ¼ cup honey + mustard sauce
  • 1 cup blend of wild rice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 bag of green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp Moroccan ‘Ras el Hanout’ seasoning

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your appliance by using high sear/sauté function. Preheat it for around 5 minutes.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil, and sear the onion. Stir occasionally for 3 minutes, until the onions become fragrant. Continue by pouring wild rice, Morocan seasoning, and 2 tbsp Kosher salt. Stir often and keep doing so until the rice is evenly shiny due to the oil coat. Pour chicken stock and mix it all together.
  3. Have your frozen chicken breasts on rack, and make sure the rack is in a higher position. Place the rack inside the pot along with the rice mixture.
  4. Assemble pressure lid and make sure the pressure release valve is sealed.
  5. Choose PRESSURE and set it to HIGH. Arrange it to cook for 22 minutes then choose START to begin.
  6. While the inside-pot ingredients are cooking, mix green beans with salt, pepper, and oil.
  7. Once the pressure cooking is completed, let the pressure to release for another 10 minutes. Following that, release the remaining pressure by setting the valve of PRESSURE RELEASE to VENT position.
  8. Lift the rack out from the pot. Then, mix rice with parsley. Not to forget, brush chicken breasts with honey-mustard sauce. Return it to the rack over green beans and rice.
  9. Close the lid, and start broiling for 10 minutes.
  10. Once the internal temperature becomes 165oF, serve the chicken with the rice and green beans.

How does that sound? Will it make you to go ‘yum’ and start to toss the ingredients to create this one Ninja Foodi frozen chicken breast recipes?

Giada Lentil Soup Recipe, Your Go-To Soup Recipe with Accessible Ingredients

Giada Lentil Soup Recipe, Your Go-To Soup Recipe with Accessible Ingredients

If you are a frequent audience of Food Network, then you must be familiar with one of the most popular soup recipes, namely Giada lentil soup. It is a soup recipe courtesy of one of the great Food Network chefs, Giada De Laurentiis. If you are looking for a home cook made of ingredients that can be found easily in the majority of kitchens, this lentil soup recipe is your best bet.

This Giada lentil soup recipe is a hearty soup with a light broth perfect for fighting the colder months of the year. Giada De Laurentiis provides a recipe with a delightful blend of herbs and spices originally from Italy that will delight your taste buds. This could also be your go-to recipe whenever you are feeling under the weather.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil and extra olive oil for drizzling
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound of lentils, around 1 ¼ cups
  • 4-6 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 11 cups of chicken broth, low-salt one
  • 1 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup of dried elbow pasta

Cooking Instructions:

  1. To start making the Giada lentil soup, you first need to prepare a heavy, large saucepan to heat the olive oil in medium heat. Add the chopped carrots, celery, and onion to the saucepan. Then, add the chopped garlic, freshly ground black pepper, and salt. Sauté for around 5-8 minutes or until all of the vegetables are adequately tender.
  2. Toss in the diced tomatoes, along with their juices. Simmer for around 8 minutes while also stirring the mix once in a while until the tomatoes are broken down, and the liquids are evaporated. Toss in the lentils and stir them well. Pour in the low-salt chicken broth and continue to stir. Add the thyme sprigs and bring the soup to boil in high heat. Put on the cover and cook in low heat for around 30 minutes until all the lentils are tender.
  3. Toss in the pasta and simmer until tender for around 8 minutes. Season it with salt and ground black pepper. Ladle the lentil soup into a bowl. Giada lentil soup is ready to enjoy with shredded Parmesan sprinkled on top of it and a drizzle of olive oil.

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