Thursday, March 24, 2011

Grilled Corn with Feta Cheese

recipe by The Neelys
4 ears sweet corn, husked and silks removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
Seasoning salt, recipe from Grilled Sweet and Tangy Pork chops
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lime, juiced, plus 1 lime, quartered, for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup crumbled feta

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
2. Rub the corn with olive oil and season with seasoning salt, to taste. Grill the corn until it's charred, on all sides, rotating for about 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise, chili powder, cayenne, lime juice and salt and pepper, to taste, together in a small bowl. Remove the corn from the grill and brush the hot corn with the mayonnaise mixture. Arrange on a platter and sprinkle with the feta cheese. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

In my opinion: I absolutely loved the flavor of the chili-lime sauce. It may be too spicy for small kids. It was hard to get the feta cheese to stick to the corn so next time I will try brushing on the mayonnaise mixture, adding the feta, and wrapping the corn in foil before placing on the grill. We served these with the Sweet and Tangy Grilled Pork Chops.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grilled Sweet and Tangy Pork Chops

recipe from The Neelys
4 (1 1/2-inch thick) center cut bone in pork chops
Neely's Seasoning Salt, recipe follows Sweet and Tangy Glaze, recipe follows

1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
2. Season the pork chops lightly on both sides with the Seasoning Salt. Remember, we aren't rubbing the chops.
3. Grill the chops for 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush them with the Sweet and Tangy Glaze the last 5 minutes of grilling. Internal temperature should register 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Remove the chops from the grill to a serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Seasoning Salt:
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Mix the salt, onion powder, black pepper, garlic powder, celery seed, cayenne, and smoked paprika in a small bowl. Reserve a small amount for the Grilled Corn with Feta Cheese recipe. You can store the remaining Seasoning Salt in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Sweet and Tangy Glaze:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup tablespoon real maple syrup
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce (recommended: Tabasco)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a small bowl, mix together the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and refrigerate if not using immediately.

In my opinion: These were delicious! We served it with the grilled corn with feta cheese. Oh, my! I loved the corn.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shamrock Milkshake

Picture from Kraft

Mint chocolate ice cream

1. Add both ingredients and blend until desired consistency.

Leprechaun's Fizz

Lime sherbet
lemon-lime soda or ginger ale

1. Scoop out sherbet into cups
2. Pour soda over the sherbet!

These were so simple and really made the kids happy!

Leprechaun's Kiss

1 square BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate,(or green candy melts) melted optional
2 cups boiling water, divided
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) JELL-O LIME Flavor Gelatin
1-1/2 cups cold water, divided
Ice cubes
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP
Whipped Topping Decorations: assorted St. Patrick's sprinkles and candies
1. DRAW heart design or write Valentine's Day message in each of 8 (6-oz.) clear plastic cups by piping chocolate onto insides of cups. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm.
2. ADD 1 cup boiling water to 1 pkg. gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in 1 cup cold water; pour into cups. Refrigerate 1 hour or until gelatin is firm.
3. MEANWHILE, add remaining boiling water to remaining gelatin mix; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add enough ice to remaining cold water to measure 1 cup. Add to gelatin; stir until thickened. Stir in COOL WHIP; spoon over gelatin layer in cups. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Decorate as desired.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mummy Taco Loaf


1 lb ground beef
1 packet taco seasoning
cheddar cheese
can crescent rolls
1. Brown meat and add seasoning according to directions.
2. Roll out cresent dough into a rectangle on cookie sheet (for best results, use Pampered Chef baking stone).
3. Spread the meat down the middle.
4. Sprinkle cheese on top.
5. Using a knife, cut strips working from the meat outward.
6. Fold strips over to resemble a mummy.
7. Add sliced black olive eyes if desired.
8. Cook according to crescent roll directions.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Rainbow cupcakes or Jello

I've seen these rainbow pudding cups before, but I've never made them. Here is where I got this picture. Put a stick in, pop them in the freezer, and you'll have an instant pudding pop!
Family Fun has this recipe here.