Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you our favorite recipe for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Ingredients

(These portions make 5 servings)

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorn
  • 5 tablespoons of spicy mustard
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges I also use a mixture of green and red cabbage for variety) Continue reading
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Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Blue/Red Sprinkles

Cheap and Easy 4th Of July Dessert Recipes

Need to whip up a festive 4th of July dessert in a jiffy? Never fear! Poor Girl is here!

Here are some quick dessert ideas inspired by Martha Stewart (who else?) to get your guests in the patriotic spirit. And don’t worry, these desserts are truly ‘quick and easy’,  we’ve put a Poor Girl twist on the recipes to make sure they’re cheap, quick and no fuss!  You won’t find a cake in the likeness of Uncle Sam on this list!

Martha Stewart / Red Velvet Cupcakes with American Flags

Photo from Martha Stewart

Red Velvet Cupcakes with American Flags

With a box of Duncan Hines cake mix, cream cheese frosting and $1 store American flag toothpicks, you can create festive cupcakes in no time! Sorry Martha, we’re using the box!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Blue/Red Sprinkles

Photo from Martha Stewart

Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Blue/Red Sprinkles

How cute are these? Give your chocolate covered pretzels some 4th of July spirit with blue and red sprinkles. Placing them in a jar or wine glass can also help add to your table decor! Everyone loves an edible centerpiece.

Mixed Red & Blue Berry Bowl

Martha Stewart / Mixed Red & Blue Berry Bowl

Photo from Martha Stewart

Can it get any easier? No cooking, no chopping = quick festive fruit salad. Using only red and blue berries (blue berries, raspberries, strawberries…you get the hint) this fruit bowl is good for your waistline and your color theme!

Photos: www.marthastewart.com

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4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries

4th Of July Punch


Need a 4th of July punch? Check out this recipe for cranberry punch with blueberries!

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Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Pumpkin Butter Oatmeal Pie

R166869.jpg.rendition.largestIngredients

  • 1 recipe Pastry for Double-Crust Pie
  • 1/2 cup  butter
  • 2/3 cup  regular rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup  dark-color corn syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 19  ounce jar  pumpkin butter
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)

 

Directions1.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare Pastry for Double-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, slightly flatten one portion of dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Wrap pastry circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry even with edge of pie plate.

2.Roll the remaining dough until 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch shapes with small cookie or hors d’oeuvre cutters. Brush edge of pastry shell with water; arrange cutouts around edge of shell. Do not prick pastry. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes more or until pastry is set and dry. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

3.Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over low heat until melted. Cook about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add oats and walnuts. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until toasted; cool.

4.In a large microwave-safe bowl microwave the remaining butter on 100 percent power (high) for 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Stir in corn syrup; whisk in eggs, pumpkin butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in oat mixture. Pour filling into pastry shell.

5.Cover edge of pie with foil to prevent over-browning. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. If desired, serve with Sweetened Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream.

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup  whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon  vanilla

Cheap and Easy 4th Of July Dessert Recipes

Need to whip up a festive 4th of July dessert in a jiffy? Never fear! Poor Girl is here!

Here are some quick dessert ideas inspired by Martha Stewart (who else?) to get your guests in the patriotic spirit. And don’t worry, these desserts are truly ‘quick and easy’,  we’ve put a Poor Girl twist on the recipes to make sure they’re cheap, quick and no fuss!  You won’t find a cake in the likeness of Uncle Sam on this list!

Martha Stewart / Red Velvet Cupcakes with American Flags

Photo from Martha Stewart 

Red Velvet Cupcakes with American Flags

With a box of Duncan Hines cake mix, cream cheese frosting and $1 store American flag toothpicks, you can create festive cupcakes in no time! Sorry Martha, we’re using the box!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Blue/Red Sprinkles

Photo from Martha Stewart

Chocolate Covered Pretzels With Blue/Red Sprinkles

How cute are these? Give your chocolate covered pretzels some 4th of July spirit with blue and red sprinkles. Placing them in a jar or wine glass can also help add to your table decor! Everyone loves an edible centerpiece.

Mixed Red & Blue Berry Bowl

Martha Stewart / Mixed Red & Blue Berry Bowl

Photo from Martha Stewart

Can it get any easier? No cooking, no chopping = quick festive fruit salad. Using only red and blue berries (blue berries, raspberries, strawberries…you get the hint) this fruit bowl is good for your waistline and your color theme!

Photos: www.marthastewart.com

————————————————————————————————————————————————————

4th of July Punch - Cranberry punch with blueberries

4th Of July Punch


Need a 4th of July punch? Check out this recipe for cranberry punch with blueberries!

See recipe >>>

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you our favorite recipe for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Ingredients

(These portions make 5 servings)

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorn
  • 5 tablespoons of spicy mustard
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges I also use a mixture of green and red cabbage for variety) Continue reading

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef And Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you our favorite recipe for corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe (poorgirlsguidechicago.com)

Ingredients

(These portions make 5 servings)

  • 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorn
  • 5 tablespoons of spicy mustard
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges I also use a mixture of green and red cabbage for variety) Continue reading