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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pork Roll-Up's

Well...Here is the recipe I promised on Saturday! Pork Rib Roll-Up's....Mmmmm-mmm Good!
 Pork Rib Roll-Up's
    from PineCreekStyle

Recipe based on per Sandwich:


  • Flat-out Roll up bread, 1 per sandwich, *I found mine in the bakery/deli department
  • 1 heaping 1/2 cup of cooked pork rib, fork shredded
  • 2-3 slices of sharp aged white cheddar cheese, or grated
  • Chives, to taste
  • Mushrooms, sliced & sautéed, optional
  • Season with Pine Creek seasoning (recipe here) or Garlic Pepper to taste
  • Butter, softened * I used a specialty butter, **my Cabernet Butter...recipe here
Directions:
1. Lay the flat bread out and layer the ingredients in the order listed above, reserve the butter
2. Roll up the bread from one end to the other.
3. Butter the out side of the bread
4. On a grill, heat the rolled sandwich and cook until toasted, (on both sides) and cheese is melted.

This sandwich was very good! I am always looking to use leftovers in a new way....This worked very well!
Enjoy with Style....
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Paniolo Bites...

We recently traveled to the Kona Coast on the Big Island for a family wedding. A few days after the wedding "the cousin's" gathered together for quite dinner, mainly to visit with each other!

Casual Taco night was the theme! We laughed because the Alaskan Cousins invited the California Cousins to a Mexican Taco dinner, while visiting Hawaii...! :))) What a great evening, everyone had relaxed after the wedding preparations & ceremony. We shared amazing food, good Hawaiian beer & great conversation! It had been WAY too long since we were all together!

Here is the appetizer, Ornery & I brought to the Party!...It was a huge success and so simple to make quickly! And YES, I have been known to cook on vacation! :)))
 Paniolo Bites:
  from PineCreekStyle

Note: **We were away from home and not near your typical grocery store. So we adapted! At dinner the night before Ornery and I ordered a side dish of short ribs. Yum...cooked to perfection! We bought corn chips, sour cream and some spices at a little convince store. The next day while at lunch , I spied Nachos on the menu....So, I ordered a couple of sides of Jalapeños to complete my appetizers.  Oh and we had a refrigerator in the room!!!
I am resourceful, when I need to be! A new appetizer was born!

Ingredients:

  • Corn Chips. Triangular shape with a larger, sturdy surface...*this is your base for the individual appetizers
  • Short ribs, or a meat of your choice, cooked well and fork shredded
  • Sour Cream, 1 heaping teaspoon per corn chip
  • Hawaiian Chili Seasoning Salt, in a grinder
  • Hot sauce for drizzling....
  • Jalapeños  for topping **Optional: I also used some cooked carrots that were included with the short ribs! Just slice and place on top.
Assembly:

  1. Slightly warm the meat and/or carrots to take the chill off
  2. On a large platter, place several corn chips for individual appetizer bites
  3. Add one heaping teaspoon of Sour Cream per corn chip
  4. Next, place some shredded beef on top
  5. Top each appetizer with a Jalepeno, Carrot or both...
  6. Grind the Hawaiian Chili Salt, coarsely & lightly over the top
  7. Sprinkle or drizzle the hot sauce across the top of everything!
  8. And....Serve with Style!
I named these appetizers "Paniolo Bites" because the Hawaiian Cowboys are fondly referred to as Paniolo's.  It was only fitting, since we were staying near the Up Country on the Big Island! And yes, we saw plenty of Hawaiian Cowboy's & Horse trailers...This Up Country Cali Girl loves Hawaii! :)
 Dinner with the Cousins.....So Ono!
On a side note: We  also enjoyed a drive up to the Volcano...Although, we could not get too close... There's a portion of the volcano erupting...RIGHT NOW! It was a great day, hiking through the lava tubes and driving through the clouds on our way back to the hotel! Ohhhh, the pictures we took! Amazing!
Ornery & I were so blessed to be invited to our baby Cousin's Wedding Celebration
...It was all done with Taste & Style...

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Fresh Peach Pie...

Our first crop of peaches was very generous this year....So many great recipes came from this one tree! This recipe was made quick...very simple...& was ready to serve right after dinner!
 Fresh Peach Pie
 from PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of prepared (store bought) Pie Crust, 2 pie shells
  • 4 cups of peaches, prepared and sliced. Place on a paper towel to soak up (some) excess juices.
  • 1 small jar of peach preserves/jam, *if chunky, run in a blender to gently puree
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon & nutmeg spices
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Instructions:

  1. Place one uncooked pie shell in a deep dish pie plate, prick the pie shell with a fork, leave the crust hanging over the edges...set the oven to 425 degrees
  2. Have the peaches prepared and set aside
  3. In a small bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, & spices together. Blend together well
  4. In a larger bowl, place the prepared peaches, add the jam/preserves, mix together gently
  5. Sprinkle, in a shifting manner,  the flour/sugar mixture over the peach mixture. Stir gently to blend throughout 
  6. Pour the peach mixture into the waiting pie shell....in a heaping fashion
  7. Place the remaining pie shell on top of the peaches and close in a rustic fashion
  8. Cut, with a knife, a small X on the top of the closed pie
  9. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Check during the middle of the baking time for doneness on the top of the crust...cover with foil if needed and continue to bake
  10. Let cool, slightly, for 15-20 minutes before serving
Serve in a cobbler fashion. Just scoop a portion with a large spoon & serve with ice-cream
                                                             A Delish Dish.....
For a treat...lightly butter the top of the crust with a tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with a combo go sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg! Yum for the Tum!
Serving Dessert with Style....
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paniolo Open Faced Omelete...

Traveling back from the Summer ranch we stopped to have a late breakfast. I ordered a Cowboy Omelet! It sounded wonderful....Ummmm..No! I (do try to) only write nice reviews...So no names here...But,  I could have taught the cook a thing or too! :) Just Say'n....Still craving the dish, I created it the next day at home. We actually fix this quite often. It's a favorite of many our guests!

Pine Creek's Paniolo Open Face Omelet
 Paniolo is the Hawaiian name for Cowboy....We love the Up Country on the Big Island of Hawaii...Beautiful Country...

Our Paniolo Omelet is made with fresh ingredients & Prime Rib.....Delish! In Hawaiian...Ono Kine!

Paniolo Open faced Omelet
from PineCreekStyle

Ingredients Per Omelet;

  • 2-3 eggs, cracked and scrambled
  • Sauteed onions,  amount as desired.... *I used a small onion for 3 omelets
  • 1 small tomato, chopped, place on a paper towel to absorb excess liquid
  • 1-2 tablespoons of black olives, sliced
  • 1-2 Jalapenos, sliced and drained
  • 1/2 Avocado, sliced and drizzled with lime or lemon juice to prevent browning
  • 1 heaping 1/4 cup of sliced cooked Prime Rib/Roast
  • 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
  • A dollop of Sour Cream
  • A dazzle of your favorite hot sauce
  • garlic pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of roasted corn, optional
Instructions:

  1. Prepare all your ingredients first. Have them ready to layer as the eggs are cooking 
  2. In a small to medium fry pan, toss 1 tablespoon of butter to melt, coat pan
  3. Oven medium heat, cook your eggs in an open face, fritata style...when the eggs begin to set slowly add the sautéed onions & seasonings
  4. Next, add the cooked meat, let the eggs set up
  5. Now, layer the remaining ingredients on top,  as desired 
  6. Remove from the pan, in a flat style and serveC
Simple easy, full of taste...Serve it up the Paniolo Way with PineCreelStyle! 

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Peach & Pear Bundles...

A beautiful looking dessert, made quickly!
Peach & Pear Bundles
   from PineCreekStyle

Ingredient's:

  • 1 pie crust package, rolled into a square and cut in to 6 equal pieces
  • 3 small to medium peaches, peel and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup of chopped pears, canned or fresh
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped nuts, *I used walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of peach jam
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Cinnamon & Sugar for sprinkling the bundles
  • Dash of nutmeg on each bundle
Directions:

Roll out the pie dough into a squarish shape, cut each piece crust into 6 squares each,

Set Oven at 350 degrees, set pie crusts aside for now.

Place the piecrust pieces on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Mix the fruit and nuts together along with the honey & jam. Blend together.
Fill the flat unbaked mini pie shell squares with equal amounts of the fruit mixture.

Form the Pie crusts by gathering the edges in a rustic fashion, around the fruit filling.

Spray the top of each mini pie bundle with a non stick cooking spray, such as Pam

Sprinkle Cinnamon Sugar onto each bundle, also add a dash of nutmeg.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Cool, & serve slightly warm with a scoop of ice cream!


Oh, for the Love of Peaches...show off Your Style...

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vintage Lampshade Embellished...

An old wire framed Lampshade becomes new again! Simple & Stylish, made from old white pillowcases...Adorable!
 I found the wire lampshade at the local Good Samaritan...$1.00! And  2 sets of white full size sheets for another $2.00 each. I used the 4 pillow cases for the lampshade makeover.  (Old Sheets are great for all kinds of projects!)

I simply cut the pillowcases at the seams,  including the hemmed edges. That left me with two rectangles pieces per pillowcase. Turning the material lengthwise, I sniped the edges about every inch or so. After that, I tore each strip by hand, leaving the edges raw. Remove & discard any loose, long strings of thread. Tie the strips in a single knot version, onto the top and bottom wires.  Adjust the knots in various spots on the lampshade, creating an irregular pattern. Repeat until Lampshade is complete. *See the photo below for examples.
Very easy and quick, with awesome results. NOW, I need to find a lamp! :)))
Be Creative with Style...
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