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Taste of Home Show Recipes
Savory Chicken Club Roulade
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a Taste of Home Show. Throughout the show they gave us cooking tips. I will share these tips, the recipes created at the show, the results of a home test and some of the sponsors from this show.
Three tips for keeping guacamole from turning dark while being stored.
Take the leftovers, level them off in a storage container with a lid. Using lemon juice or water you cover the guacamole completely approximately 1/8 inch. Put the lid on it and store in the refrigerator. When you are ready to serve it, pour off the liquid and stir.
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Guacamole Tips #2
Place leftover guacamole in a storage container that has a lid. Cover the guacamole with sliced raw onions, cover and store. When ready to serve dice up the onions and stir into the guacamole. You can also dice the onions put them on top of the guacamole and store, then just stir into guacamole when ready to serve.
Guacamole Tip #3
Place the guacamole into a storage container. Take a sheet of plastic wrap slightly larger than the container. Press the plastic wrap tightly over the top of the guacamole, cover and store. When it is time to serve it, remove the plastic wrap and serve.
Corn Starch Tip
Corn starch can to help cream hold its stiffness and can thicken up that runny frosting. The ratio is 1 tsp. per cup of liquid.
How to make a boxed cake mix taste homemade
Substitute the water with milk and melted butter for the oil. In the frosting 1 tsp. of corn starch is added to the powder sugar to stiffen the frosting.
Recipes shared at Taste of Home show
The foods prepared at the show in Joplin, Missouri were; Prosciutto and Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits, Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles, Bacon and Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crowd Pleasing Ravioli Nachos, Zucchini Egg Skillet, Turkey Club Roulades, and Mini Meatball Fiesta Flats. These recipes and more are found on line at www.tasteofhome.com.
Chicken Club Roulade
After the show I tried to get the ingredients to make the Mini Meatball Fiesta Flats. The Fiesta Flats by Ortega is a new items and has not made its way to my local grocery store shelves yet.
My sister had already tried the Turkey Club Roulades at her home. Replenished the supplies and made it again. She substituted the turkey with chicken breasts. She took frozen chicken breasts, thawed them then pounded them to a thin patty. She had blanched the asparagus ahead of time.
She prepared the chicken breasts and constructed the roulades. There is slide shows of this process located at www.grandmasattic-antiques.com/pictures. As she placed the roulades into the heated skillet you could hear a nice sizzle from the bacon. As it began to cook it began to smell the aroma of the frying bacon and chicken.
She removed the roulades and allowed them to rest. Then she served them with a cold salad. As I bit into the roulade I tasted the crisp bacon, then the juicy, moist and succulent chicken followed by a pop of the Dijon-mayonnaise blend. Last was the crunch from the asparagus. It was one delicious mouth watering bite.
Tart Raspberry-Chocolate Meringue Square
Chicken-Turkey Club Roulade
Raspberry-Chocolate Meringue Squares
We also created the Raspberry-Chocolate Meringue Squares. I was curious if the corn starch used in meringue would affect the flavor of the meringue, but still stiffen the meringue. The square turned out as lovely as the picture. The corn starch could NOT be tasted. I believe if there was more butter or almond extract added to the crust it would have been more to my taste. The Raspberry-Chocolate mixture was excellent. I would change the semi-sweet chocolate chips to sweet to help sweeten the raspberry jam.
Corn Starch - Cream of Tartar
This usage of corn starch in the meringue brought up a question. Can you substitute corn starch for cream of tartar?
Corn starch is a milled corn germ used as a thickener for things such as gravies, sauces or heavy cream.
Cream of tartar is a potassium acid salt similar to baking powder. It is used to stiffen egg whites.
In our bag was a small bottle of Torani syrups. This is an item you will find in my house most all the time. I love the vanilla and raspberry flavors. We use them in drinks, cookies, cakes, a syrup for pancakes or waffles, wherever we can find a place. You can find more Torani syrups at www.torani.com.
Pampered Chef Mallet
There was a booth for Pampered Chef at the show. I really enjoy Pampered Chef items. You will see a weighted mallet in the pictures that my sister used to flatten the chicken breast. This mallet is a Pampered Chef item. I also greatly enjoy their Raspberry Habanero sauce. You will find Pampered Chef items at my house. Check out Pampered Chef items at www.pamperedchef/saradesmond.
Taste of Home Cooking Shows
Taste of Home has cooking shows nationwide. You can go to www.tasteofhome/cookingschools/ and find a cooking school near you. They give out wonderful door prizes. It is a fun afternoon and you walk away with a bag full of goodies and tips.