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Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe Video

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter

Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe Video: We recently had the opportunity to try some homemade peanut butter made by a friend. Amazed by the fresh, creamy deliciousness, we knew we had to make our own.

There are many recipes on the internet for peanut butter, some call for oil, butter and salt. We decided to use store bought roasted salted peanuts. There was no need to add anything except the peanuts. The oil and salt used in the roasting process is enough to give the peanut butter a creamy texture and great flavor.

Using our Kitchenaid food processor we simply poured in the desired amount of peanuts and turned the machine on. Starting with the chop setting and moving up to the puree setting.

The peanuts will go through a couple of stages. First they will turn into a powder, then they will get firm and be almost a peanut ball. Continuing to process the oils, it begins to release and you get the creamy peanut butter. It took us about 3 minutes of processing to achieve the desired consistency.

In just a few minutes time you get delicious peanut butter and the satisfaction of making it yourself! You can purchase the Kitchenaid Food Chopper here for $39.99.

Do you have a favorite recipe you make in your food processor? Comment below, we love trying new things.

Donuts

Pillsbury Grands Biscuit Doughnut Recipe Review

Best 10 minute doughnuts

Pillsbury Grands Biscuit Doughnut Recipe Review: We hit a home run with this recipe from Pillsbury for Grands Spring Doughnuts. You can make these tasty doughnuts at home in just minutes.

We can’t go on enough about how quick and easy it was to make these delicious doughnuts. If you like mini doughnuts that you can buy at the carnival, then you will love these. The total process didn’t take more than 10 minutes.

Doughnut making

Step 1
In deep fryer or 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat to 350°F. One package of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Using small round cookie cutter or in our case a metal shot glass, cut hole in center of each biscuit.

Step 2
Gently place up to 4 biscuits in hot oil. Fry on one side until golden brown (less than a minute.) Gently turn with tongs or chop stick; fry until other side is golden brown. Be sure to fry up the biscuit holes too.  Place on cooling rack; cool 3 to 5 minutes.

Glaze Recipe (prepare before frying doughnuts)

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until thick glaze forms.

Transfer glaze into flat bowl for dipping

Cinnamon Sugar Recipe (prepare before frying donuts)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix sugar and cinnamon together in flat bowl for dipping. Dip the warm doughnuts into either mixture or both and serve. Our favorites were the ones that we dipped in both the glaze and cinnamon and sugar mix.

Easy Doughnuts

We suggest doubling this recipe because they are that good. Our batch was gone in about 2 minutes and everyone was raving at how good they were.

Do you have a great tasting easy recipe you absolutely love? Comment below and we can give it a try!

homemade ice cream

2 Ingredient Ice Cream Bread Video

Ice Cream Bread Weve Tried It

2 Ingredient Ice Cream Bread Video: Over the weekend I was searching the web while craving something sweet. I should add that I was limited on what I could make because I also needed to go grocery shopping.  In my mind anything with ice cream is good, so when I came across 2 Ingredient Ice Cream Bread I had to try it.

Ingredients: Self rising flower and the ice cream of your choice, what could be easier? I used Blue Bunny Double Strawberry Ice Cream for my bread.

Directions:

2 cups of Ice Cream- softened (any flavor)
1 1/2 cups of self rising flour.

I put the 2 cups of ice cream in the microwave for around 30 seconds to soften. Then added the flour and ice cream together in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until they are fully mixed together.

Put into a greased bread pan. Flatten with spoon
Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

After 45 minutes I was quite surprised to see a nice loaf of bread fully cooked in the oven. The recipe worked!

I had expected the bread to be a bit sweeter having used the ice cream, and it was a little heavy but other than that it was pretty good.

Bread

To keep with the ice cream theme, I served it up warm with a scoop of Blue Bunny Vanilla Ice Cream and that added the sweetness I was looking for.

Do you have any amazingly easy dessert recipes you could share with us? Comment below we would love to try them.

Black bean salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe

Black Bean Corn Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa Recipe: As long as we had some fresh sweet corn laying around we thought we would make some salsa. This is our first time making black bean and corn salsa and it won’t be our last. This recipe is quick, easy and delicious.

Ingredients:

2 Ears of Corn
1 Large Jalapeno Diced (seeded)
1/2 Bunch of Cilantro Chopped
1 Large Lime
2 Large Tomatoes (seeded)
4 Green Onions Sliced
1 – 15oz Can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
Sea Salt and Ground Pepper

Directions: Cook your corn on the cob in the microwave with husk on (you can see the video for microwave corn on the cob here.) Once cooked rinse with cold water and cut the corn off the cob.

In a medium size bowl add chopped jalapeno, cilantro, tomatoes, green onions, corn, can of black beans, squeeze lime juice over mixture and then season with sea salt and black pepper.

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Serve with tortilla chips or put over a chicken breast, it’s delicious!

Raspberry Jam

Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe and Video

Raspberry Freezer Jam

Raspberry Freezer Jam Recipe and Video: It’s raspberry season and we are fortunate to have friends with raspberry bushes. Our Facebook followers suggested that we make jam and since we have never done that before we thought we would give it a whirl.

Deciding on raspberry freezer jam, we searched the web for the perfect recipe and they were all pretty much the same and all seemed simple. From start to finish it took about 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

3 cups prepared fruit (about 6 cups red raspberries)
5 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
3/4 cup water
1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin

Directions:

Crush raspberries thoroughly, one layer at a time (we used a potato masher.) Measure exactly 3 cups crushed raspberries into large bowl. Stir in sugar. Let stand 10 min., stirring occasionally.

Mix water and pectin in large saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring 1 min. Then add the fruit mixture; stir 3 min.or until sugar is almost dissolved and no longer grainy.

Fill your containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of top. Clean the top edges of the containers and then immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. You can store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers for up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.

We will be making this again with blueberries! If you have a different way of making freezer jam be sure to comment below.

Phatphood

DJ Phat All-Star Game Menu Review

DJ Phat Target Center All Star Game

DJ Phat All-Star Game Menu Review: If you pay attention at all to Minnesota sports then you have heard about the four new meaty food items that are being added specially just for the All-Star Game menu.

Our food expert DJ Phat tried out each of these new menu items last night. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow DJ Phat @phatphood – you won’t believe what this guys eats!

DJ Phat Target Center

• The Double Header: A brat and a Polish sausage with all the fixings, served on a foot-long bun and branded with the All-Star Game logo. (At all Kramarczuk locations)

Price: $16.50

juicing

Juicing For Beginners Tips and Recipes

Juicing Weve Tried It

We decided to jump on the juicing bandwagon or at least give it a try. We tested out two different Breville Juice Fountains and made a vegetable and a fruit drink recipe.

Disclaimer before you watch the video: The first juicer used was borrowed from a friend of ours who uses it religiously and loves it. The blades were dull and it took longer than we wanted so we sped up the video a little to move the process along.

We checked out Dr. Oz’s website and he had some important things everyone should know about before juicing: Only make as much juice as you intend to consume at one time, juice that isn’t consumed right away can harbor bacteria and cause food poisoning and threaten the nutritional value of the juice.

Be sure to wash your fruits and vegetables before juicing. If your fruits have pits be sure to remove before you juice.

If you are juicing as a way to diet and lose weight, make sure you consume at least 2000 calories or more per day depending on your metabolic needs. Don’t starve yourself! It’s important that your body gets a sufficient amount of calories, vitamins, nutrients, protein, fat and carbohydrates.

Remember that you need fiber, to keep your digestive system working smoothly. You can add dissolvable fiber powder to your juices or supplement with prunes or pears.

The health benefits of drinking freshly juiced fruit and vegetables are that they retain most of of the vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. They help protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer and various inflammatory diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis.

Fruit Recipe: 1 green apple, 2 grapefruit and 2 peaches. Half the peaches and remove the pits, peel the grapefruit and if the apple is too big, cut in half.

Vegetable Recipe: 3 tomatoes, 3 carrots, 1 bunch of parsley and one large cucumber. All these can be put in whole with the peels.

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite juicing recipe is.

Pudding Pops

Homemade Pudding Pops

Homemade Pudding Pops: If you were thinking “homemade” means you have to make the pudding from scratch, you are wrong. Super easy snack for those hot summer days.

Homemade Pudding Pops

All you need is your favorite kind of pudding and popsicle sticks. Cut a small opening in the middle of lid and placed the stick in. Place the snack pack in the freezer and within a few hours you will be enjoying a delicious frozen snack.

We used Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding which is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk and contains no high fructose corn syrup.

This is such an easy snack to make, your children can have fun helping you and enjoy “cooking” in the kitchen.

It’s also a great way to make the pudding cup last for a long time. We will definitely be keeping these on hand this summer! It doesn’t get much easier than this.

We want to hear what you are making with your kids this summer, leave a comment below. We are always looking for new recipes to try with our families.

In May we made yogurt pops, If you missed the Dannon Light and Fit Yogurt Popsicles post you can check that story out here.

Chef Royal Salmon

One Minute Cooking Videos with Chef Royal

Chef Royal Salmon

One Minute Cooking Videos with Chef Royal: During our cooking lessons we asked our Facebook followers if they could ask a chef one question, what would it be.

1. How can I keep my chicken breasts juicy? Great question! This is an issue for us too. I can tell you after hearing the answer we have been doing it wrong all along.

2. How to get a good crust on a filet and other great steaks? Ever eat out and order a blue cheese crusted filet and wonder how you can do that at home? Chef Royal tells us…

Being a chef you would think that Royal would eat pretty much anything. One of our followers asked: What is one thing Royal will not eat. Take a guess before watching the video, we were shocked at the answer.

Weve Tried It has really enjoyed our cooking series with Chef Royal and guest DJ Phat. The amount of information we learned was huge, cooking the perfect ribeye, cooking on a Himalayan salt block, preparing exotic meats.

Hopefully we remember all of his tips and if not we can always go back and watch the videos as a reference. Other cooking videos: Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal and Exotic Meats.

Don’t forget to follow Chef Royal on Facebook and DJ Phat on Instagram @PhatPhood.

Chef Royal

Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal

Perfect Ribeye and Salt Block Salmon by Chef Royal – The title says it all, Chef Royal is back and this time he prepares the perfect ribeye steak in a cast iron skillet and fresh Copper River salmon on a Himalayan salt block.

There is so much great information was in this video, it is worth taking 14 minutes of your day to watch. We couldn’t believe how much we have been doing wrong in the kitchen.

Joining us once again is food connoisseur DJ Phat. You can find him on Instagram @PhatPhood – we should warn you, you will get hungry if you follow him.

Follow Chef Royal on Facebook to keep up-to-date on the classes that he teaches at Kitchen Window. You can also check out his website ChefRoyal.com. If you have ever thought of having an in-home cooking class you really should give Royal a call!

In our next Chef Royal segment we will be learning what oils to use for cooking. If you missed our first cooking segment: Exotic Meats – you can view it below.

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