Mexican Pizza

This recipe was used for a unit on food for children. It is quick and easy enough for children. I often used it for a quick meal at home.

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Quick Mexican Pizza

This is a perfect kid recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cheese, flour tortilla, hamburger meat
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 8 oz/ shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 4 flour tortillas 10 in.
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 /2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • green/red peppers onions, mushrooms, etc. (as desired)

Instructions

  • Cook meat, drain. Stir in chili powder and cumin seasonings. Spread 1/4 cup salsa and 1/2 cups meat mixture on each tortilla. Top each with 1/2 cup cheese and desired toppings. Bake in preheated 400 degree F oven 8-10 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.

    Bananas Flambe’

    Spirited cookery is a favorite of mine. I’ve made a few mistakes. I remember my friend and I making dinner for our boyfriends. We wanted to impress them so we decided to make something to flame. Two Home Ec. majors and we failed to heat the liqueur so it would be hot enough to flame. First try–didn’t flame so we stirred it in. Second try– still didn’t flame so we stirred that it. On the third try it didn’t flame. What the heck, we will serve it anyway. My husband says he got drunk on eating chicken! And it tasted horrible with all that brandy stirred in.

    Not to be defeated, I went on to Cherries Jubilee and when they made Bananas Flambe” table-side at Culinary School, I knew I had to make it at the local Charity Ball. It was a hit and very impressive. I always included the recipe at my couples cooking lessons. The men loved flaming it. Guess they always love playing with fire. Don’t be intimidated, it is a easy recipe and worth the try. Enjoy!

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    Banana Flambe’

    A very impressive dessert inspired by Johnson and Wales Culinary School
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine French
    Keyword bananas, flaming, ice cream
    Servings 4 servings

    Equipment

    • medium skillet

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 bananas peeled, cut in half crosswise, then cut in half lengthwise
    • 1/4 cup rum
    • 1/4 cup banana liquer

    Instructions

    • Prep all ingredients. Place a medium skillet over medium heat. Add butter and sugar stirring until caramelized. Add bananas and coat with caramel. Remove skillet from flame and add rum away from flame, return to heat tilting pan slightly to flambe'. Let the flames die down. Lower flame, remove pan from heat. Add banana liqueur and return to heat. Cook slightly to reduce sauce. Serve bananas over vanilla ice cream or pound cake and nappe' with sauce.

    Notes

    Safety Practices:
    • Store liqueurs away from heat.
    • Remove pan from heat before adding liqueur.
    • Tilt pan gently towards flame to ignite, show confidence.
    • Do  not leave unattended
    • Never pour liqueur in a flaming pan
    • For an electric range, heat rum in a small saucepan over medium heat (do not boil).  Quickly pour rum over banana mixture, and immediately ignite with a long match just above the liquid mixture to light the fumes (not the liquid itself).

      Velvet Shrimp

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      Velvet Shrimp

      Chef Paul Prudhomme's recipe. Ashley and Carrie both love this recipe.
      Servings 4

      Equipment

      • Pasta cooker
      • 10 inch skillet

      Ingredients

      • 3 tablespoons butter
      • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onion tops
      • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Cajun Magic Seafood Magic in all
      • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
      • 1 pound medium to large shelled shrimp deveined
      • 2 cups heavy cream in all
      • 1 cup 4 oz. Shredded Muenster cheese
      • 1 pound Hot cooked spiral pasta

      Instructions

      • Melt butter in 10 inch skillet over high heat. When it comes to a hard sizzle, stir in green onions and 1 tablespoon of the Seafood Magic. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes and add garlic and shrimp. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring, then add 1 cup of the cream and the remaining Seafood Magic. Stir and scrape any browned bits of sides and bottom of skillet. Cook about 1 minute or just until shrimp are plump and pink; remove with slotted spoon. Set aside. Still over high heat, whisk cream mixture often as it comes to a boil, then whisk constantly. Cook, whisking, 2 or 3 minutes, then add cheese. Cook 1 minute more or until cheese has melted. Return shrimp to skillet. Stir to coat shrimp with sauce.( Continuing to simmer will cause curdling.) Add pasta and serve. Yield: 4 servings.

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        Confetti Pasta Salad

        Confetti Pasta Recipe was inspired by Jason’s Deli and became a favorite at Stevens Catering. It also appeared on the menu on a daily basis at Sweets & Eats. Serve it on a salad plate or along side a sandwich for a nice compliment. It holds well and can be kept in the refrigerator for a week. Enjoy!

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        Confetti Pasta Salad

        Inspired by Jason's Deli Recipe
        Course Salad
        Cuisine American
        Keyword marinated artichokes olives, pasta, pimentoes, Tex Joy Seasoning
        Servings 8

        Ingredients

        • 16 oz. rotini pasta
        • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
        • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
        • 1 to 2 tablespoons Tex Joy Steak Seasoning to taste
        • Dash Tabassco
        • 1 -4 ounce jar diced pimento drained
        • 1 -4 ounce can sliced ripe olives
        • 4 green onions sliced

        Instructions

        • Cook pasta according to package directions.
        • Combine next 4 ingredients and pour over hot pasta. Toss and store in refrigerator until cool.
        • Toss with pimento, olives and onions. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

          Santa Fe Cheesecake

          Santa Fe Cheesecake is simply a savory cheesecake; one that can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. After unmolding and garnishing, it makes a beautiful appetizer that takes little last minute preparation. This is a good recipe to keep in your files for easy preparation.

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          Santa Fe Cheesecake

          This was a hit at Ashley and Greg=s wedding reception in PA!
          Course Appetizer
          Cuisine Mexican
          Keyword cream cheese, jalapenos, savory, tortilla chips

          Equipment

          • 9 inch springform pan

          Ingredients

          • 1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
          • 3 tablespoons butter melted
          • 2 -8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
          • 2 eggs
          • 8 ounces shredded Colby/Monterey Jack cheese blend
          • 1 -4 ounce can chopped green chilies, drained
          • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and chopped fine
          • Dash of hot pepper sauce
          • 1 cup sour cream room temperature
          • 1 cup chopped orange or yellow bell pepper to garnish
          • 2 cup chopped tomatoes to garnish
          • 1/4 cup sliced black olives to garnish

          Instructions

          • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl, combine tortilla chips and melted butter. Press onto the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan and bake for 15 minutes.
          • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and eggs until well blended. Mix in shredded cheese, green chilies, jalapeno pepper and hot pepper sauce. Pour over tortilla chip crust and bake for 30 minutes. Spread sour cream evenly over warm cheesecake. Run a knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen from pan. Cool before removing rim of pan. Chill thoroughly.
          • Garnish cheesecake with peppers, tomatoes and olives before serving.

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