Quick Chicken Corn Chowder

Fall is in the air and it’s time to get a big pot of Quick Chicken Corn Chowder simmering on the stove!   

Chowder is typically a thick, rich soup that is made with cream.  This Quick Chicken Corn Chowder is chocked full of vegetables and meat to make a delicious and warming meal on a chilly Fall or Winter evening.  You can have this on the table in less than 30 minutes—-that’s less time than it takes to get a carry-out pizza!   

To view the complete video recipe, click here:   http://youtu.be/OKAjAlvFRPE

To print the recipe with all of the how-to photos, click here:  Quick Chicken Corn Chowder

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup chopped celery

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped or 2 tablespoons canned chopped jalapeno peppers ( not pickled)

2 tablespoons flour

3 cups milk

2 cups chopped deli rotisserie  chicken

1 1/2 cups frozen corn

1 can cream style corn

1 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

1 /8 teaspoon salt

Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.  Add onion, celery and jalapeno; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  

Stir in milk and blend well.  Add remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

Serve up a big steaming bowl of Quick Chicken Corn Chowder topped with crumbled pieces of my Microwaved Bacon ( See Success Secret under a separate post).

Remember — Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!

 Happy Fall…Y’all!


Quick Chicken Corn Chowder
 
Recipe type: Soups
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped OR 2 tablespoons canned chopped jalapeno peppers ( not pickled )
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk or a combination of milk and half and half
  • 2 cups chopped deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1½ cup frozen corn
  • 1 can cream style corn
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red peppers
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion, celery and jalapeno; cook for 3 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  2. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in milk and remaining ingredients.
  4. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!

Crab Cake Lunch on Kaanapali Beach

What could be better than a crab cake lunch on Kaanapali Beach?

Next week I will feature my Crab Cake recipe with the trick I use to keep the crab cakes from falling apart when I cook them.  Crab cakes are really very easy to make and you can either use fresh crab or canned crab.  My recipe uses canned crab since it’s not always easy to buy fresh crab.   

Here are the wonderful crab cakes I had for lunch on Kaanapali Beach.  I like how they served them on wilted fresh spinach and I’ll be using that same idea when I feature my Crab Cake recipe next week.  I also liked the grilled lemon half as an extra nice touch…

Here are some pictures of my beautiful walk along Kaanapali Beach….

 

I think a trip to Maui is really a trip of a lifetime!  The beauty is abundant.  Walks along the pristine beaches are invigorating and there is so much to enjoy in the nature around us.  Kaanapali Beach has a lot to offer in not only beauty but also things to do.  You can stay busy every minute if you want to.  The Westin has scenic helicopter tours, hiking trips, shopping tours plus much more.   I have decided not to do a lot of the tours and activities.  I just want to soak up some relaxation while I am here.  

Remember — Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!

Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks with Brandy Sauce

Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks are super easy to make in less than 10 minutes.  The steaks are lightly pressed with crushed peppercorns and then sauteed quickly in butter and oil.  Then you combine white wine, lemon juice and a little brandy in the pan drippings for the sauce.  So easy and so good!   

 

Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons peppercorns
  • 2 to 4 rib eye steaks
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • little lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Crush the peppercorns and press well into steaks using a wooden spoon.
  2. Heat oil and butter in pan, add half the butter. When foaming, saute steaks 4 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steaks and how done you like them. Add remaining butter if needed.
  3. Remove to heated platter to keep warm.
  4. Add wine, brandy and lemon juice to the drippings in the pan and bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce over the steaks. Serve at once.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons peppercorns

2 to 4 rib eye steaks

3 to 4 tablespoons oil

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup white wine

2 tablespoons brandy

little lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Crush the peppercorns and press well into the steaks using a wooden spoon.  You can crush the peppercorns as I am doing, or put them in a Zip lock bag and pound with the flat side of a meat mallet.

Heat oil in pan, add half the butter.  When foaming, saute steaks 4 to 6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steaks and how well done you like them.  Add remaining butter if needed.

Remove to a heated dish to keep warm.  Add wine, brandy and lemon juice to the pan and bring to a boil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Pour the sauce over the steaks.  Enjoy!

 

 

Video: Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks





Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks are lightly pressed with crushed peppercorns, sauteed in butter and oil and then splashed with white wine, lemon juice and brandy

Sinful Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Here is an almost instant hot fudge sauce recipe that’s homemade!  Try it over ice cream or pound cake for a super simple chocolate treat!


Sinful Hot Fudge Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate squares
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Cut chocolate into chunks. Place in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  3. Microwave on high for 3 minutes to soften the chocolate.
  4. Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until the chocolate is melted. Stir in vanilla extract and sea salt.
  5. Serve hot.

Watch the video tutorial here

Video: Sinful Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe


This Sinful Hot Fudge Sauce recipe is delicious served over ice cream or pound cake! This only three main ingredients it is so easy to make!

Ingredients:

8 ounces semi sweet chocolate squares

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Cut the chocolate into chunks. Place in a microwave safe bowl.

Add the sweetened condensed milk and stir well.

 

Microwave for 2 to 3 minutes on high.  Remove from the microwave and stir to mix.  Serve hot.

Remember  “Let’s Make Life Special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”

 

Italian Beef Recipe

 

Looking for a great Italian Beef recipe?

 

Video: Italian Beef Recipe


You can have this Italian Beef recipe in the crock pot in less than 5 minutes! This is THE BEST Italian Beef you have ever tasted!

 

 

Italian Beef
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Beef
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 packets Good Season's Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Peperocini peppers ( for serving)
Instructions
  1. Place beef chuck roast in crock pot. Sprinkle with 3 packets of dry Good Season's Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix.
  2. Pour one can of beer over the roast.
  3. Cook on low 8 hours.
  4. About one hour before serving. shred the beef in the crock pot using 2 forks. Discard any fat pieces. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning and stir. Continue to cook in the sauce.
  5. To serve, put Italian Beef on hoagie roll. Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese. Heat each sandwich 30 seconds in the microwave to melt cheese.

Directions:

Place beef pot roast in crock pot.  Sprinkle with 3 packets of dry Good Seasons Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix.

 

Pour one 12 oz bottle of beer over the roast.

Cover and cook on low all day.

About one hour before serving, shred the beef in the crock pot using 2 forks.  Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning  and stir.  Cover and continue to cook on low the last hour.

To serve, put Italian Beef on hoagie roll.  Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.  Heat each sandwich 30 seconds on High in microwave to melt cheese.

 

To download the printable recipe with the how-to photos, click here:Italian Beef

“You can have this Italian Beef recipe  in the crock pot in less than 5 minutes and at the end of the day you’ll have delicious Italian Beef ready for dinner.  What could be easier!”

 

Vickie’s Fried Corn

What can I say about this easy, go-to recipe?? I have been making this for years and everyone absolutely LOVES it! This is an example of taking a perfectly healthy food and making it somewhat unhealthy, but it sure tastes good. The butter and sugar give the corn a sticky sweet goodness that makes a great side dish for any meal!

 

Vickie's Fried Corn
 
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Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Two 16 oz cans canned corn
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Drain one can of corn and use the other can with all of the liquid. Add both cans to the skillet.
  2. Dot with butter pieces and sprinkle sugar on top.
  3. Simmer 30 minutes to develop that sticky goodness!

 

Drain one can of corn and use the other can with all of the liquid. Add both cans to a skillet.

Dot with butter pieces and sprinkle sugar on top.

Simmer 30 minutes to develop that sticky goodness!

Servings: 6

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:Vickie’s Fried Corn

 

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