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Crock Pot Roast Dinner
2 ½ -3 pound roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 onion chopped
¾ of a bag of baby carrots
1 large potato peeled and chopped in chunks
Salt and pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
Heat olive

Heat olive oil on nonstick grill pan over medium high heat. Liberally salt and pepper the roast on all sides. Place roast on hot grill pan and sear until meat is browned on all sides. Place roast into a crock pot. Add soup, onion, carrots and potatoes. Salt vegetables if desired. Place lid on crock pot and cook for 5-7 hours.

Vegetable Beef Soup
1 ½- 2 cups of cooked roast beef cut into cubes
6 cups beef stock
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 medium onion chopped
2 ribs celery chopped
1 clove garlic pressed
1 large potatoes peeled and cubed
1 cup of carrots cut into pieces
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup of frozen peas
1 teaspoon olive oil

In a soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook for about 5 minutes until they are clear. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Tip- For added flavor add remaining gravy and drippings from cooking roast into the soup.

Roast Beef Sandwiches
1 pound cooked roast beef sliced thinly
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 tablespoons ranch dressing
1 large tomato sliced
¼ cup barbecue sauce
4 whole wheat buns

Toss roast beef with barbecue sauce and enclose in a foil packet. Warm meat in the oven set to 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, mix cabbage with ranch dressing. Assemble the sandwiches by layering the roast beef, cabbage and tomatoes onto the whole wheat buns.

Good Day Dallas, Thursday!

Hi Loyal Followers!
I invite you to tune in tomorrow around 8:40 to see me cooking live on Fox 4 Good Day Dallas.
I will be preparing 3 dishes and giving money saving tips to help you with your grocery budget.
Hope you can make time to watch.
Recipes will be posted on Thursday.
Thanks
Lorie

Meal Plan for a Week with Zoës Help!

Get your family around the table this week with the help of Zoës Kitchen!
See the 5 day meal plan I created to make getting dinner on the table a snap!
Fresh food, fresh recipes and a happy family!

Happy Valentines Day!

Nothing says I Love You on Valentines Day better than chocolate! Bake up at batch of my Homemade Brownies, they will knock your socks off!
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Homemade Brownies
¾ cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
¾ cup flour
¾ cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
3 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Melt chocolate and butter together in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals stirring in between. Add sugar and mix well. Add flour salt and vanilla and mix to combine. Add chocolate chips and nuts and pour mixture into dish. Bake for 24-28 minutes until edges are beginning to brown.

Recipe for Barbecue Pork Pizza

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What do you do with the small amount of left over pork loin? It makes a great sandwich of course but if you want to stretch it across another meal, try my recipe for Barbecue Pork Pizza. This pizza is packed with flavor and the best part is, you will have dinner on the table in minutes!
Barbecue Pork Pizza
1 package prepared pizza dough or your favorite dough recipe

¼ cup cornmeal

1 precooked pork tenderloin, sliced very thin

1/3 cup sweet and spicy prepared barbecue sauce, I use KC Masterpiece Original

1 roasted red bell pepper cut into slices

1 ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

¼ cup parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place baking stone or baking sheet into oven to preheat. Sprinkle cornmeal onto work surface and roll crust to desired size, place onto hot stone. Put crust into the oven to precook for 3-4 minutes. Remove crust from oven and layer on pork and red peppers. Drizzle barbeque sauce over toppings. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and return to oven for 8-10 minutes until cheese is bubbling and crust is beginning to brown. Dust with parmesan cheese and slice to serve.

Recipe for Chocolate Banana Empanadas

In the mood for something sweet? Try these super simple dessert empanadas for a tasty treat the whole family will love!

Join me in the cooking school TOMORROW for…
Chocolate Heaven! Thursday, February 6th 6:30-8:30 3 SPACES LEFT!
Chocolate lovers unite for this amazing hands on class just in time for Valentine’s day. If you are a Chocolatarian, like me, this class will leave you spellbound. The fun begins as we unlock the mystery of truffles that melt in your mouth, with smooth creamy goodness. Next, the perfect delectable Chocolate Lava Cake will delight the group. We will prepare the BEST homemade Brownie known to man and they are so simple, you can whip them up at a moment’s notice. Double Chocolate Cookies take on new meaning as we stuff them with salted caramel and Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Pate served with butter cookies will delight. We will become chocolatiers as we craft handmade chocolate cups to be filled with Chantilly Cream and Berries and last but not least we will try our hand at preparing darling Meringue Mushrooms, perfect as a little treat or to garnish other treats. Class Fee $48.00. To register call TODAY 214-551-9630 or email loriefan@tx.rr.com

Valentine Classics- Ages 7-13 Saturday, February 8th 11:00-1:00
Kids will have a fantastic time in this fun hands on class centered on Valentine’s Day. Click Here

Chocolate for KIDS Ages 9-15 Saturday, February 15th 11:00-1:00
Chocolate lovers unite! Kids will have a great time in this action packed class designed to teach kids how to cook with chocolate. We will cover the history of chocolate, how it is manufactured as well as covering many important cooking techniques that can be translated to other chocolate recipes. Click Here

Chocolate Banana Empanadas
1 package crescent rolls
2 bananas cut into thin slices
Nutella
1 tablespoon sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Carefully open crescent rolls onto a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin eliminate any creases. Using a round cookie cutter or wide mouthed glass, cut circles in the dough. In the center of each circle place 1 teaspoon Nutella and several slices of banana. Fold edges of dough circles over and pinch to seal. Using a fork, prick the tops of each empanada. Sprinkle the tops with sugar and bake on a greased pan for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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Make someones day special with a Chocolate Strawberries. And Join me on February 5th for Chocolate Heaven and Kids Chocolate on February 15th. See more details below.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips, 60% cocoa
¼ cup white chocolate chips

Wash, dry and refrigerate berries so that they are cold when dipping. Melt dark chocolate in the microwave in 30-second intervals stirring each time until chocolate is smooth. Dip chilled berries into chocolate and place them on waxed paper. When chocolate is set, melt white chocolate in the same manner as dark. Pour melted white chocolate into a zip top bag. Clip the end with scissors making a small whole in the bag and drizzle strawberries with white chocolate. Serve within 4 hours.

Chocolate Heaven! Thursday, February 6th 6:30-8:30
Chocolate lovers unite for this amazing hands on class just in time for Valentine’s day. If you are a Chocolatarian, like me, this class will leave you spellbound. The fun begins as we unlock the mystery of truffles that melt in your mouth, with smooth creamy goodness. Next, the perfect delectable Chocolate Lava Cake will delight the group. We will prepare the BEST homemade Brownie known to man and they are so simple, you can whip them up at a moment’s notice. Double Chocolate Cookies take on new meaning as we stuff them with salted caramel and Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Pate served with butter cookies will delight. We will become chocolatiers as we craft handmade chocolate cups to be filled with Chantilly Cream and Berries and last but not least we will try our hand at preparing darling Meringue Mushrooms, perfect as a little treat or to garnish other treats. Class Fee $48.00. To register call TODAY 214-551-9630 or email loriefan@tx.rr.com

Chocolate for KIDS Ages 9-15 Saturday, February 15th 11:00-1:00
Chocolate lovers unite! Kids will have a great time in this action packed class designed to teach kids how to cook with chocolate. We will cover the history of chocolate, how it is manufactured as well as covering many important cooking techniques that can be translated to other chocolate recipes. We will dive in with a lunch of chocolate Panini served with berries and milk before rolling up our sleeves to learn the art of truffle making, kids will make, taste and take 2 of my best flavors Vanilla Almond and Chocolate Mint. Kids will impress themselves as they watch their chocolate soufflés rise to amazing heights before gobbling them down with silky chocolate ganache. We will get artistic as we turn strawberries into chocolate dipped lady bugs and kids will adore chocolate chip cookie dough brownie bombs. Chocolate and caramel come together in the perfect ooey gooey cookie and last but not least kids will craft Hot Cocoa on a Stick to be taken home and enjoyed later. Cocolicious! $28.00 To register call TODAY 214-551-9630 or email loriefan@tx.rr.com

Hummas Pizza with Zoës Kitchen

Zoës Kitchen has so many options for fresh tasty food, especially if you are trying to eat clean. Pick up some Fresh Takes by Zoës, add some of your fresh ingredients and you can have dinner on the table in a matter of minutes. Print this and other free and fantastic recipes by clicking HERE
The folks at Great Day Houston were wonderful to work with! Thanks for having me!

Recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

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Busy Monday mornings keep you form getting dinner on the table? Try my super simple Chicken Tacos with Spicy Green Chile Sauce and dinner will be ready when you walk through the door!
Chicken Tacos with Spicy Green Chili Sauce
5-6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 32 ounce can green chili enchilada sauce, medium heat
1 onion chopped finely
1 clove of garlic crushed
Salt and pepper

Taco Dressings
Shredded cabbage
Diced tomatoes
Shredded cheese
Avocado slices
Corn or flour tortillas

Salt and pepper meat. Place all ingredients into a crockpot set to high heat, cook for 4 hours until meat is falling apart. Shred meat into green chili sauce. Spoon into tortilla and dress as desired. Reserve remaining chicken and juices for green chili chicken soup