Solomon Recipes

I started this blog so I could pass along family recipes to my children. Most of these recipes are Eaton recipes.

But, no need to share the last name Solomon. The majority of the recipes are made by me, Mother Goose, my Sister in law, Gretchen and two friends Leta and HK. If you would like to be a contributor, just holla!


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Orange Beef

Orange Beef
2 Tbls olive oil
1 lb beef flank or round steak, semi frozen
1/4 cup orange peel, slivered
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbls cornstarch
1 1/4 cup cool beef broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1/2 tsp crushed dry red pepper flakes
Slice beef thinly on the diagonal. Heat oil over medium heat. Add beef 1/3 at a time, stir fry 3 minutes, until brown. Return all beef to the pan, add orange peel, garlic and ginger. Stir fry one minute.
Mix together cornstarch, beef broth, soy sauce, marmalade and pepper flakes. Add to beef, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.
Serve over rice.

Basil Pesto Bowtie Pasta

Basil & BowTie Pasta Salad

1 lb bowtie pasta
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
4 oz fresh parmesan cheese, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large roma tomatoes, seeded and diced small
3/4 -1 cup basil pesto
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 1/2 Tbls olive oil

Cook bowties according to pkg directions, drain and set aside.

Put olive oil in small saute’ pan, add pine nuts and garlic to room temp olive oil. Cook over a moderate temperature allowing garlic to infuse oil. Saute’ until nuts are just turning golden color making sure not to burn garlic (about 2 minutes). If there is excess oil* drain through a paper towel and return nuts to pan. Do not leave on paper towel as you do not want it to soak up all the flavored oil. Set aside.

In a large bowl fold the pesto into the pasta allowing it to lightly coat the pasta. Carefully stir in the nuts, cheeses and tomatoes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

*You should be able to see the oil on the nuts, but there should not be standing oil in the pan.

Parmesan Herb Monkey Bread

Parmesan Herb Monkey Bread

1 Pkg (about 30) frozen yeast rolls, thawed

1/4 cup melted butter or margarine

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbls each fresh (or one tsp dried) Rosemary, Basil & Thyme

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Grease fluted tube pan. Combine cheese, herbs and garlic. Dip each roll into butter and then roll in cheese/herb mixture to coat. Place coated dough evenly in pan. Let rise until double in size*.

Bake in a preheated 375 F oven 30 - 40 minutes or until well browned and top of bread sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from pan immediately to cool on wire rack.

*To hurry the process you can preheat your oven to 200 F, then turn the oven off and put pan of rolls in the oven to raise. Do not cover. When they are doubled in size turn the oven on to 375 and let them bake.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Chocolate covered Rice Krispies

These are fun for the kids. You can have them look much cuter. I think I saw these on Martha Stewart's site or Family circle or fun magazine. I was in the check out lane at the grocery store. All that matters is it was not my original idea.

Make your rice krispies according to directions on package. WE make ours in the microwave.

WE use a large glass bowl, one stick butter and one package of large marshmellows.

Place in microwave and cook for 3 minutes or until marshmellows double in volume
use 3/4 of a full box of rice krispy cereal.

Stir and pour out into a lightly buttered pan. You can use cookie cutters to shape your treats or just slice into squares.

IF you are going to make bunny treats.
Place krispies in fridge for 10-15 minutes. Remove from fridge.

Melt chocolate. Using white chocolate also. Tint the white chocolate with food coloring for a pink hue.

Immerse entire front and edges of crispy treat into either the chocolate or white chocolate. Lay on wax paper. Repeat this for all treats.

In a ziploc baggie or in a chocolate funnel add pink frosting and pipe eyes, nose, ears and whiskers.

Last stick a lollipop stick through the bottom. These are sold by wilton and can be found at any cake store or walmart in the baking section.

Chocolate Covered Oreos

This is a quick and oh so yummy way to make a holiday cookie.
We took chocolate and melted it in a glass bowl in increments of 20 seconds and stirred each time until it was a nice smoothe consistency.

If you are going to make lollipop oreo cookies. Skewer your cookie through the middle with your stick and let sit in the refridge for at least 15 minutes. ( A MUST DO STEP)

Then dip cookie completely into melted chocolate. Lay out on waxed paper.