If you're going to fry up some cream cheese wontons - why not add in some ranch candy into the filling! It's a great little surprise! These are fun and easy to make. My most important recommendation is to not overstuff the wontons with filling, or they can open up while frying. Always use egg wash along all sides of the wonton which helps seal all the edges. The fillings are endless Enjoy! Diane
Homemade Cream Cheese Wonton
*with ranch candy
Love these scones. They held a nice flavor through the baking process. I used my mixed berry jam which is a jam I make every year around Christmas time. You can use any jam but, raspberries in my mixed berry jam really lent a lot to the end result. Enjoy! Diane
Homemade Mixed Berry Jam Scones
makes 16 scones
1/2 Cup Mixed Berry Jam (my Christmas Jam)
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more if needed
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup milk
1 egg, whisked for egg wash
3 Tablespoons demerara sugar
Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
Kitchen Tip: The butter in scones needs to be super COLD. IF you've handled your dough too much, you will want to set your scones in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before baking. In the Winter, its cold enough here that can I set my baking tray, covered in saran, outside on our patio table to chill before baking.
We LOVE Chicken Fajitas. Even more so, the chicken fajita Protein Bowls from Qdoba. We don't love their price and most times don't have the time to drive into town to get them. Add in the stress of pandemics and our decision was to make them ourselves!! You can make up a huge batch of the chicken at home and then add what you want to your own bowls through the week. Great for lunches or dinners! Just assemble and enjoy! Diane
Chicken Fajita Protein Bowl
(for the Fajita Chicken)
1 large yellow onion, sliced long and thin
1 large green, yellow or orange bell peppers, seeded and sliced long
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and sliced long
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, sliced into thin strips
2 Tablespoons canola or olive oil
For Homemade Mexican Spice Mix **:
(for the fajita chicken)
2 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place sliced onion, peppers, and garlic with chicken in a 9x13 baking dish together.
In a small bowl, mix all dry seasoning mix and spread over chicken and veggies. Drizzle oil over all and mix everything together until all ingredients are well seasoned. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes and then give the entire mixture a good stir. Finish baking the remaining 10 minutes.
Assemble your protein bowl with all your favorite toppings too: My Bowl shown has shredded lettuce carrot and cabbage on the bottom (some people add brown or white steamed rice or a cilantro lime rice) then top with baked fajita chicken, salsa, black beans, green onion and toasted sesame seeds along with a light mexi-ranch dressing.
Optional additions: your favorite dressing, sour cream, guacamole, avocado, ranchera or green chile sauce or salsas, shredded cheese, tomato, shredded lettuce, fresh cilantro, sour cream, salsa, crushed roasted peanuts, toasted pepita seeds, lime rice, black or pinto beans and green onion.
I've made egg rolls before but, always baked them and wanted to try frying them! I love the combinations of flavors that you can use for filling. In this recipe - you can substitute the pork with any ground meat mixture you prefer. I suggest making this recipe first to get the idea of the whole process before changing things up later on. These egg rolls were super tasty and a welcome addition to our freezer! Yep, you can bake these now and then vacuum seal and freeze in portions for enjoying later!
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do! Diane
Homemade Egg Rolls
1 package (18 ounces) Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers from the refrigerated section
*usually found near the fresh produce.
1 (16 ounce)tube jimmy dean pork sausage - crumbled, cooked well and drained on paper towels.
1 large carrot, sliced thin
1 small onion, finely diced
1 bag (14 ounce bag) shredded coleslaw mix
Sauce for Filling:
(Mix together and set aside)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sherry
1 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon corn starch
Recipe Credit: I'd like to thank Lynn over at Southern With a Twist for sharing her egg roll recipe! I used the sauce from her recipe *adding in some toasted sesame oil. She has a few tasty looking egg roll recipes - make sure to stop by and check out her site as well!!