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This week on Cooking With Ewok:

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Brandy-mustard-maple syrup glazed pork tenderloin, mixed veggies seasoned with Tony's Chachere (a Cajun seasoning mix) and roasted with a thin layer of shredded cheese and toasted bread crumbs, and black beans simmered with garlic, onion, cilantro, and cumin.

Dredged the tenderloins (there were 4, cooked 2 at a time) on all sides with corn starch and then seared them to get a brown crust. Took them out of the pan, poured in the glaze mixture to boil off and reduce, then put the tenderloins back in. Rolled them around to coat. Stuck in oven to finish until interior was 130 F. Nice and medium rare.

My only points of dissatisfaction was a) the glaze was a b!tch to clean up, and b) bread crumbs weren't crunchy. I can't figure it out. I toasted them in a pan with some butter before topping the veggies (which had already been roasted and were put back into the oven to let the cheese melt). How do they do it in the restaurants? I dunno. It vexes me.

Otherwise it's really good. Bits of the crust on the tenderloins fell off into the glaze, and were basically candied. Topped the sliced tenderloin with them, delicious. Working by myself, in an unfamiliar kitchen cobbling together whatever tools I could from what's there and what I have packed in my room, and then clean-up before getting to sit down and eat, was almost 4 hours, and I'm pretty pooped for the night.
 
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Strawberry Streusel Muffins
(Makes 12 muffins)

INGREDIENTS
Muffin:
2/3 C granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C firm ripe strawberries, hulled & chopped
Streusel Topping:
1/4 C stick butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 C flour
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line regular size muffin tins with paper liners. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk, mix well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mix until just combined. Gently fold in strawberries. Spoon into muffin cups, set aside. Combine streusel ingredients, mix until crumbly. Top batter in muffin cups with streusel. Bake for 25 minutes or until done.

EDIT: Now speaking of high, time to make some peanut butter cookies to munch on.

EDIT 2: Also have a recipe for blueberry muffins if you're one of those heathens that hate strawberries.
 
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Strawberry Streusel Muffins
(Makes 12 muffins)

INGREDIENTS
Muffin:
2/3 C granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 C firm ripe strawberries, hulled & chopped
Streusel Topping:
1/4 C stick butter
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 C flour
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line regular size muffin tins with paper liners. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and milk, mix well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt, mix until just combined. Gently fold in strawberries. Spoon into muffin cups, set aside. Combine streusel ingredients, mix until crumbly. Top batter in muffin cups with streusel. Bake for 25 minutes or until done.

EDIT: Now speaking of high, time to make some peanut butter cookies to munch on.

EDIT 2: Also have a recipe for blueberry muffins if you're one of those heathens that hate strawberries.
I'll have to try to remember that. I would like to practice baking, but its too much fat and carbs for a bachelor. But making a pan to bring to work for the coworkers sounds like a win/win...

(Also I'm a heathen who likes both strawberries and blueberries)
 

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(Also I'm a heathen who likes both strawberries and blueberries)
*shrug* I haven't tried a berry that I didn't like. But you know what's really good? Strawberry and Pineapple. They pair together so nicely.
 
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*shrug* I haven't tried a berry that I didn't like. But you know what's really good? Strawberry and Pineapple. They pair together so nicely.
My Favorite drink! I actually love to take Pineapple juice and strawberry daiquiri mix and blend it with Ice and freeze it and eat it as an icee with a spoon. The Bromelain in Pineapple also help reduce the inflammation in my sinuses and has been a real life saver after my Sinus surgery.

 

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Anyway, munchy man strikes again (the character limit on posts sucks EDIT: can't even post a picture of cookies for this post, upgrade "sucks" to "dogshit"):


Peanut Butter cookies

INGREDIENTS
3/4 C creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 C packed light brown sugar
1/2 C "Crisco" shortening
1 T vanilla extract
3 T milk
1 egg
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). In a large mixing bowl cream together peanut butter, Crisco, light brown sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add egg, beat until just blended. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture, mix just until combined (dough will be sticky). Scoop out dough using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop. Place 8 on an ungreased cookie sheet, and press down with a fork in a criss cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 mintues (NOTE: This is true basically for the first batch only, they tend to take less time for subsequent batches. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the oven when the bottom edges start to turn golden brown, any longer in the oven and they will be burnt and hard). Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes and then move cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
 

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Anyway, munchy man strikes again (the character limit on posts sucks EDIT: can't even post a picture of cookies for this post, upgrade "sucks" to "dogshit"):


Peanut Butter cookies

INGREDIENTS
3/4 C creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 C packed light brown sugar
1/2 C "Crisco" shortening
1 T vanilla extract
3 T milk
1 egg
1 3/4 C flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). In a large mixing bowl cream together peanut butter, Crisco, light brown sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add egg, beat until just blended. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to peanut butter mixture, mix just until combined (dough will be sticky). Scoop out dough using a 1 1/2" cookie scoop. Place 8 on an ungreased cookie sheet, and press down with a fork in a criss cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 mintues (NOTE: This is true basically for the first batch only, they tend to take less time for subsequent batches. Keep an eye on them and take them out of the oven when the bottom edges start to turn golden brown, any longer in the oven and they will be burnt and hard). Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes and then move cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.
I make these all the time, they are my sweetie's favorite cookies. I put chocolate on the top when they are still slightly warm so it sticks to the top. NOM! NOM!
 

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This is how classy I am: I was in my twenties before I realized you were supposed to keep the water when making Top Ramen. In my circle of friends and family, we always drained the water and added the spice packet to the moist noodles and mixed it in for salty deliciousness. Sure, it'll shave a good 15 to 20 years off your life, all but ensuring a stroke in your 40s, but it's worth it!