Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate Gravy
Chocolate gravy, made from cocoa powder, butter, milk, and vanilla extract, is the kind of dessert children love: creamy, sweet, and rich.

In a saucepan, combine cocoa powder, sugar, and flour.

Slowly stir in 1/2 cup milk.

the egg.

Add remaining milk and stir.

Cook for 3 to 5 minutes at medium heat until thick.

Add vanilla extract and butter after turning the heat off.

Banana Cream Pie V

Banana Cream Pie V

Banana Cream Pie V
On the stovetop, delectable vanilla pudding is made from scratch and layered with banana slices in a deep dish pie crust. Meringue is then placed on top of the pie, which is then baked and toasted.

Set oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C.) In a large saucepan or double boiler, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt for the custard until well combined.

Add the milk and egg yolks and whisk everything together until well combined.

Cook while constantly stirring the mixture at medium heat until it thickens.

Add vanilla and butter after removing from the heat.

Fill the baked pie shell with half of the custard.

Add sliced banana on top.

Over the banana layer, spread the remaining custard.

In a sizable glass or metal mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar for the meringue topping until foamy.

As you continue to beat, gradually add sugar to create stiff peaks.

Add vanilla extract and blend.

Meringue should completely cover the pie.

Frozen Blueberry Smoothie

Frozen Blueberry Smoothie

Frozen Blueberry Smoothie
On a hot day, sip on this cool blueberry smoothie with kiwi and yogurt.

In a blender, combine the blueberries, milk, yogurt, kiwi, and sugar and process until smooth.

Kentucky Bourbon Onion Dip

Kentucky Bourbon Onion Dip

Kentucky Bourbon Onion Dip
This sweet, tangy, and creamy bourbon-infused dip is the ideal dipping companion for chicken fries or chips.

Mix water bourbon and Gravy Mix in small bowl until well blended.

Set aside.

Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.

Add onions; cook and stir 10 minutes or until softened and golden brown.

Stir gravy mixture into skillet.

Bring to boil.

Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until thickened.

Remove from heat.

Let cool.

Mix sour cream and mayonnaise in medium bowl.

Stir in cooled onion mixture.

Sprinkle with green onions.

Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Serve with chicken fries or chips.

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Stuffing

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Stuffing

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Apple Stuffing
This pork tenderloin gets the star treatment with an apple and onion stuffing and is rolled up in bacon for even more flavor, making it the ideal weeknight dinner.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Stir together mustard and maple syrup in a small bowl.

Pat pork tenderloin dry.

Without cutting all the way through slice the tenderloin lengthwise and open like a book.

Spread mustard mixture evenly over the inside and outside of the tenderloin then season with salt and pepper.

Place apple slices on one side of the tenderloin.

Spread onions on top of the apples and sprinkle with thyme.

Close the tenderloin tucking apples and onions inside.

Vegan Air Fryer Tater Tots

Vegan Air Fryer Tater Tots

Vegan Air Fryer Tater Tots
Golden tots tossed in spicy wing sauce and crisped to perfection in the air fryer make the perfect vegan appetizer to serve with celery and carrot sticks.

Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place frozen potato nuggets in the basket of the air fryer.

Cook for 8 minutes shaking halfway through the cook time.

Transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

Drizzle wing sauce over top and toss until evenly combined.

Return to the air fryer basket.

Cook for 10 minutes undisturbed.

Transfer to a serving plate and serve with ranch dressing for dipping.

Paralyzers

Paralyzers

Paralyzers
Similar to a white Russian, but with a hint of cola, which will render you helpless!

Vodka, coffee liqueur, milk, and cola are added to an ice-filled highball glass.

Stir.

Easy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Easy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

Easy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry
A homemade teriyaki dressing coats this sesame chicken stir-fry dish, bringing tons of Asian-inspired flavor.

For the teriyaki dressing, mix the soy sauce, orange juice, sesame oil, stevia powder, garlic powder, and ginger in a small saucepan.

Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook until the mixture slightly thickens.

Take out and place aside.

A large skillet should be heated to medium-high.

Add the vegetable oil and heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until shimmering.

Stir-fry the chicken and garlic for two to three minutes.

Stir-fry for an additional 4 to 6 minutes after adding broccoli.

Cook the bell peppers and bamboo shoots for an additional 4 to 6 minutes.

Fried Sweet Potatoes

Fried Sweet Potatoes

Fried Sweet Potatoes
Fried sweet potatoes are easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. Simply blanch sweet potatoes then slice and fry in melted butter and brown sugar.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add sweet potatoes and boil for about 4 minutes.

Remove from water and cut into 1/2-inch slices.

Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.

Stir in brown sugar until dissolved adding more butter if necessary.

Add sweet potatoes and fry until golden brown and fork tender turning occasionally.

Serve hot.

Chef John’s Steak Diane

Chef John's Steak Diane

Chef John’s Steak Diane
In the past, Steak Diane was a mainstay on the menus of upscale restaurants. It was impressive to see everything prepared at the table while the server lit the cognac. But in this case, it’s not necessary.

Season steaks generously on both sides with salt.

Allow steaks to come to room temperature while you make the sauce.

Stir together demi-glace (see Cook’s Note) mustard Worcestershire sauce tomato paste and cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Heat oil in a skillet over very high heat swirling carefully to evenly cover surface.

When oil reaches a smoking point transfer steaks to oil; add a few chunks of butter.

Sear meat on high heat until brown on each side 2 to 3 minutes per side; keep them on the rare side.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 125 degrees F (52 degrees C).

Transfer steaks to a warm plate.