Street corn elote

Street Corn – Elote

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Street Corn - Elote
Fresh sweet corn might be one of my favorite Midwest ingredients. Here we make a tradition Mexican street food, Elote. We served this for the first time at Dotzy's during the first ever Kiddos Who Care Market. It was such a hit, we put it on our seasonal menu.
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Street Corn - Elote
Elote Wet Rub
Elote Dry Rub
Instructions
Street Corn - Elote
  1. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct medium-high heat.
  2. While grill is heating prepare the wet and dry rubs.
  3. Once grill is ready, grill corn until it is slightly charred on all sides, 7-10 minutes.
  4. Remove corn from grill and brush a generous layer of wet rub on all sides of corn.
  5. Sprinkle dry rub on corn and serve with chopped cilantro and lime wedges.
Elote Wet Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Elote Dry Rub
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. This can me made ahead of time and refrigerated.
Recipe Notes

I like to tie the husks back using butcher's twine to make a handle.

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Orange Mint Rice Recipe

Orange Mint Rice

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Orange Mint Rice
Spruce up your normal white rice with this flavorful and bold orange mint rice. I served this with some delicious coconut shrimp but the sky is the limit for this wonderful side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
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Servings
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the rice and saute over high heat for 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
  3. Add salt and pepper. Be generous, but remember you can always add more later.
  4. Pour the orange juice over the rice. The rice should be so hot the orange juice sizzles as you add it.
  5. Bring the orange juice to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the rice and cook until the rice has absorbed all the juice. This should take approximately 25 minutes.
  6. Once rice is done, fluff with a fork.
  7. Add mint immediately before serving as it will turn brown.
Recipe Notes

For a quick and easy version of this recipe use a rice cooker. Follow the instructions for your specific rice cooker but substitute orange juice for water.

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Homemade Italian Dressing

Italian Dressing

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Italian Dressing
With this twist on a classic Italian Dressing, I have added some smoked paprika which will leave your guests wondering what your secret ingredient is. This dressing works great on salads but can also be used for dipping some fresh crusty bread or on your favorite sandwich.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Dressing
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine vinegar, garlic, Parmesan, and spices in a blender.
  2. With the blender running, slowly add olive oil until the dressing is emulsified.
  3. Dressing can be made in advance, placed in an air tight container, and stored in the refrigerator.
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apple walnut salad recipe

Apple Walnut Salad

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Apple Walnut Salad
Course Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Soups/Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine kale and mixed greens.
  2. Divide evenly between serving bowls.
  3. Top with remaining ingredients.
  4. Drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over salads and serve immediately.
  5. (For a quicker, easier salad, combine all ingredients in a large bowl, except dressing. Pour vinaigrette over salad then toss to combine. Divide between serving bowls.)
Recipe Notes

**Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe


Recipe Author: Chef Michael Ellison

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midwest inspired recipes

Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Balsamic Vinaigrette
Course Dressing
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Course Dressing
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place vinegar, mustard, honey, and garlic into a blender.
  2. Turn blender on and mix all ingredients.
  3. With blender running, slowly add olive oil until vinaigrette is emulsified.
Recipe Notes

Dressing can be made in advance, placed in an air tight container, and stored in the refrigerator.

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Homemade-Peppermint-Ice-Cream-Recipe

Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream

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Homemade Peppermint Ice Cream
Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 Hours
Servings
Quarts
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 Hours
Servings
Quarts
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, combine milk, eggs, sugar, salt and half the mints. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to bubble.
  2. Increase heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until mints have dissolved.
  3. Cool mixture completely.
  4. Place remaining mints in a food processor and pulse to chop into small smaller pieces (can also use a meat tenderizer).
  5. Add chopped mints, vanilla, and half & half.
  6. Freeze according to instructions on ice cream maker.
  7. Place in a freezer-proof container and freeze until solid, about 1 hour.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Home-Made-Peanut-Brittle-Recipe

Homemade Peanut Brittle

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Homemade Peanut Brittle
Course Candy
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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Batch
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Course Candy
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings
Batch
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray with pan release or butter.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a heavy bottom sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook to hard ball stage. (Hard ball stage is between 250-265 degrees).
  3. Add the Spanish peanuts and continue cooking until the mixture reaches 295 degrees.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Caution as mixture will expand rapidly in volume once these are added.
  5. Pour mixture onto greased parchment and spread as thin as possible. Allow to cool.
  6. Once cool, break into small pieces and store in airtight container.
Recipe Notes

***Be very careful when making this recipe. The sugar mixture can burn severely if it makes contact with your skin!***


Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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No-Knead-Bread-Recipe

No-Knead Bread

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No-Knead Bread
Course Breads
Prep Time 1 Hour
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 12-18 Hours
Servings
Loaf
Ingredients
Course Breads
Prep Time 1 Hour
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 12-18 Hours
Servings
Loaf
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and yeast. Slowly add water while mixing with a rubber spatula.
  2. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rest 12-18 hours in a warm place (approximately 70 degrees F.)
  3. Once dough has rested, place a cast iron pot or casserole dish with lid in the oven and preheat to 475 degrees.
  4. Carefully remove pot from over and take off lid.
  5. Flour work surface and hands generously.
  6. Remove dough from bowl, and form into a ball.
  7. Place ball of dough into hot cast iron pot or casserole dish, replace lid and place in oven.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove lid and continue to cook an additional 15-20 minutes until bread has a golden brown crust.
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Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Jalepeno-Popper-Recipe-with-Bacon

Jalapeño Poppers

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Jalepeno Poppers
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut jalapenos lengthwise leaving the stem on. Remove the seeds using a tablespoon.
  3. Fill each half pepper with cream cheese.
  4. Place 1 Lil' Smokie in each pepper.
  5. Cut bacon strips in half and wrap around the peppers, secure with toothpicks if needed.
  6. Bake on a foil lined tray for 45 minutes.
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Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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Baked-Apples-Recipe

Fried Apples

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Fried Apples
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a large skillet.
  2. Place sliced apples in butter and cook until tender.
  3. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and sugar to taste, and continue cooking until sugar caramelizes.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Author: Family Recipe

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