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Super Food for the Super Fan!

I know it’s a soccer song, but it wouldn’t hurt hearing it for football right?

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It’s Super Bowl this Sunday at 3 P.M.!!!  Who are you rooting for?  Do you even care?  I used to more of a soccer fan!  However, after my sister showed me her favorite football team, I now follow her passion, or is it more like her January’s hobby?  🙂  Even though I’m not a Super Fan yet, I still want a real traditional Super Bowl Party for my first Super Bowl.

Here are my list of Super Food: KFC with smash potato and coleslaw or Korean Chicken Wings

                                                        Macaroni Cheese

Chorizo, Bean and Cheese Nachos

Some Cider Punch and Brownies of course.

Chorizo, Bean and Cheese Nachos

1 pound Mexican chorizo, removed from casings and crumbled
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cups cooked pinto beans
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Water
Homemade Tortilla Chips, recipe below, or large, restaurant style corn tortilla chips
1 1/2 cups grated pepper jack
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar
1 small white onion, sliced into thin rings
5 large jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and chopped, or to taste
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
In a large skillet, cook the chorizo, garlic, and cumin, stirring, over medium-high heat until the sausage is browned and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels. To the fat in the pan, add the pinto beans, chili powder, salt, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups water (depending on the moisture in the beans). Cook over medium heat until warmed through, smashing with the back of a heavy wooden spoon or potato masher until chunky/smooth. Remove from the heat.Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

On a large, oval ovenproof platter or in a large baking dish, spread 1 layer of chips. Top with a layer of 1/2 of the beans, then 1/2 of the sausage, cheeses, onion rings, and chopped jalapenos. Repeat with another layer of chips, beans, sausage, cheese, onions and jalapenos. Bake until the cheeses are melted and the mixture is hot, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven.

In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and lime juice, with a pinch of salt. Drizzle over the nachos, garnish with cilantro, and serve immediately.

Homemade Tortilla Chips:
9 corn tortillas, cut into quarters
4 cups corn or vegetable oil
Essence, recipe follows
In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 360 degrees F.In batches, add the tortillas to the oil, being careful not to overcrowd, and cook until golden brown, turning once, about 1 minute. Remove and drain on paper towels. Season lightly with Essence. Serve warm or use to make nachos.

Yield: 3 dozen chips

Essence (Emeril’s Creole Seasoning):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.Yield: about 2/3 cup

Recipe from “New New Orleans Cooking”, by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.

Korean Chicken Wings

1 to 2 pounds chicken wings (about 12 whole wings) 1st and 2nd joint, no tips
2 tablespoons canola oil, plus more for frying
3 tablespoons grated ginger
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup chili garlic sauce
Chopped scallions, for garnish
3 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 35 minutes.

In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add the 2 tablespoons of canola oil and the ginger. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the sherry, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and soy sauce and chili garlic sauce and continue to cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat.

In large sauce pot or fryer, heat 3-inches of the canola oil, or enough to prevent wings from touching the bottom of the pan, to 350 degrees F. Add the chicken wings to the oil and cook for about 3 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. Remove the chicken wings from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Add the wings to the sauce. Garnish with chopped scallions and sesame seeds.

Banana Split Brownie Pizza

1 (20-ounce) box fudge brownie mix (recommended: Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved
2 tablespoons sugar
2 bananas, sliced and tossed in lemon juice to prevent browning
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup chopped nuts
Chocolate ice cream topping or chocolate syrup, for drizzling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Grease a 15-inch pizza pan. Prepare the brownie mix according to box directions. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until done. Remove from the oven and cool. Beat the cream cheese, pineapple, and sugar together in a bowl. Use any reserved pineapple juice at this time, if needed, to soften the mixture to a good spreading consistency. Otherwise dispose of or save the juice for another use. Spread the mixture over the cooled brownie crust. Arrange the banana and strawberry slices over the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts and drizzle with chocolate ice cream topping. Refrigerate. To serve, slice as you would a pizza, and enjoy!

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Merry Christmas ^__^

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It is a tradition in my family to buy a Christmas Log with Roasted Duck every year!  How about you? Do you keep your family tradition?

Too bad I have to work today!  Well, have yourself a wonderful Christmas and full of Joy!!!

Tiramisu for Christmas

Buche de Noel – jeffmgosche

by alana hohgson

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Got a Cold?

Here’s a remedy for your common cold! I’ll look the recipes up when I’m done with finals. Since I’m so exhausted with all the tests and lack of sleep, I thought I should post something warm. I guess it’s easier to swallow for the sick. Imagine your bf or gf is sick; they would love to have one of these soup right? Enjoy ^__^

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There are two songs in this, so check out the second one too.  It may not be your preference, but sometime different is good right?  I hope 🙂

THE UNIVERSAL SOUPs

Boston New England Clam Chowder – by thai chu. Check out the unique crackers!! How cute!

Vietnamese Congee/Porridge- by rippyz. Usually this is a Chinese/Vietnamese breakfast, but it does cure the common cold. This soup can be combine with any kind of meat or fish.

Congee by TrekkerPanda

It’s green/yellow guess what is it? Look there’s a hint in the picture!! Of course, It’s broccoli and cheese by gioJL.

And here’s a Japanese Miso Soup. This soup can be accompany with any course of meal or fresh white rice. Again, if you get choke by a surprise announcement during meal time, miso soup will fix it for you. Tadahh… Miso to the rescue!!

Pumpkin soup by la tartine gourmande and Yes, I know Halloween / Thanksgiving have passed. Why does it have to be a Holiday to eat Pumpkin soup? According to some people I know….

Chili Tofu Soup by weione. Recently, as some of my dear readers may know, the start of Korean Waves/ Korean Soap Oprah have many fans tracking/ attacking the Korean Tofu house, so they can get at least a taste of what they see on the drama. Who would have thought this soup tasted better in real life.

Beet Borsch by NAMINAMI. Borscht is a vegetable soup from Eastern European, which is traditionally cooked including beetroot as a main ingredient which gives it a strong red color. Correct me if I’m wrong, it is a cold soup with sour cream.

French Onion Soup by nikoriana. This is the modern version in which originates in France in the 17th century. Onion soups have been popular at least as far back as Roman times. They were, throughout history, seen as food for the poor people, as onions were plentiful and easy to grow. Legend has it that the soup was created by King Louis XV of France. Late one night, he discovered he only had onions, butter and champagne at his hunting lodge, so he mixed them together to create the first French onion soup. – wikipedia. Don’t you feel better already? Eating the King’s recipe! Cheesy too!! Yum.

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Battery of Life

Since it’s near final, I thought a few doses of coffee will cure your tiredness!!! Study Hard!!!

Enjoy ^_^ the music and coffees!!

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International Pie

Enjoy ^__^

Galette Des Rois by sachama

Fruit Pie by athedjo1

McDonald’s Japan Choco Pie (Sankaku) by 808talk

Blueberry Pie of Love by Daphne_Ann

Lastly is my Choco Pie *_*

Pork Pie? Ye Olde Pork Pie Shop by alister from England

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Cakes and cakes

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I have always dream of being a real baker someday.

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