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Monday, September 27, 2010

Savory Pot Stickers with Mango Puree

These mangolishious pot stickers will have your taste buds dancing to a Caribbean beat! Prep time: 30 minutes | Cook time: 4 minutes | Total time: 34 minutes | Servings: 48 1 pound(s) of ground pork
1 tbsp. of soya sauce
1 carrot shredded fine
2 tbsp. of minced ginger
1 tbsp. of cilantro shopped small
2 ounce(s) of Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
1 pack of wonton wraps
3/4 cup(s) of water
1 large mango peeled and sliced
4 ounce(s) of jared Mango & Passion fruit spread (or Mango only fruit spread will do)
Mix first 6 ingredient minus 1 tbs of the ginger and season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Place 1 tsp of mixture on wonton wraps fold wonton with your fingers wet with water the edge of wonton reserving ¼ cup for cooking the pot stickers later then fold wonton over mixture and pinch the edge and repeat until you run out of filing.
Heat up a frying on high and spray with cooking spray place wonton and cook for a minute turn and add ¼ cup water and cover and cook one more minute, uncover and cook until all the water is absorbed.
Remove from heat and set aside Place your mango and mango fruit spread and ginger in blender season with salt and pepper and blend until you have a puree. Plate pot stickers and serve with mango sauce for dipping.
Note, You can make these in advanced prior to cooking then and freeze them for a quick appetizers during the holidays!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Banana Nut Cream Pies! Perfect for a cookout dessert!

I love bananas and nuts and I always have them in my house so this is a quick one everyone will love including kids. Trust me these are "Fantastic" and they look fancy too! Done in less than 15 minutes :)
Prep time: 12 minutes | Cook time: none | Total time: 12 minutes | Servings: 6

• 1 N/A pck Keebler mini graham cracker pie crust
• 4 ounce(s) Philadelphia honey nut cream cheese softened
• 1 N/A box of instant banana pudding
• 6 ounce(s) whipped topping thawed
• 2 N/A small bananas sliced
• 1. In a bowl with a electric mixer cream , your cream cheese and slowly add instant pudding while mixing this will be really think when well mixed slowly add whipped topping and continue mixing until smooth and creamy looking and well incorporated.
• 2. Take your mini pie crust out of the package and add 4 to 5 slices of bananas in the bottom of each pie crust top with 1/3 cup of cream, finish with a few cut up pieces of remaining sliced bananas. You may also garnish with a pecan this is optional and not part of the recipe! Enjoy!!

Labor Day Fishing Trip!!