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Hey Foodies! Welcome to FoodieQT.

I'm Chio, I'm wife and mother to a family of 4. When I'm not busy making crafts, I'm cooking in the kitchen. These meals are designed for everything who wants to make a meal homemade quick. I'm not a trained chef, just a home cook who loves to cook and bake. I start my day with cooking for scratch for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This is the place where food and flavors meet, then you EAT...

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lentils & Garlic Bread

Lentil Soup

Garlic Bread

Ok so, in Sunny San Diego, CA, lately it's not so sunny. It's raining, It's pouring..the lentils are coming. lol So, I decided to make something simple yet hearty and have some bread on the side. My recipe for lentils is super simple and easy to make. I love lentils and so do my kiddies, but I'm still trying to win my husband over, little by little I guess.
Supply List:

1 package of Lentils, cleaned and drained in a strainer
1/2 cup-1 cup of Vidalia Onion ( white onion)
2 chopped carrots finely
Optional: 1/2 cup of peas, potatoes
1/2 package of bacon
2 Tablespoons of butter
1 quart of water
1 quart of chicken stock or chicken bouillon
1/2 teaspoon of each: garlic powder, pepper, and salt
stock pot

1. After cleaning lentils, drain,strain, and set aside.
2. In the stock pot, melt butter and saute veggies, until onions are transculent Add bacon (chopped in small bits) give a quick stir, once or twice.
3. Add water chicken stock.
4. Add Lentils and let boil for 1hr 20 mins, check to taste tenderness, if not all the way tender, let boil for 8-10 mins. Turn off heat and let sit for another 10 mins.
5. Enjoy.

Garlic Bread
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic or 2 tablespoons of garlic POWDER (not garlic salt)
1 Tablespoon Of Italian Seasonings
1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
3 tablespoons of butter
pastry or basting brush
1 loaf of french bread, cut in half
1/2 cup of shredded parmasean
Optional: Pesto sauce

1. In a sauce pan, make some garlic butter. Don't let brown. Turn off heat.
2. Add all seasonings. Give a stir.
3. Sprinkle cheese on loaf and put on cookie sheet.
4. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.  Let stand for a couple minutes then cut into pieces.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ba-te...Ba-te..Choco-la-te! Oatmeal Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (no bake)

Good Morning! It's been a real windy day in San Diego, CA. Unusual for our area. So why not cuddle up, with a blanket, a cup of cocoa, and some oatmeal cookies. Too much work? Not at all? I recently was asked by my husband to make oatmeal cookies, but the catch was no bake. I researched for good recipe for these so-called oatmeal cookies. I made a batch adding some my own ingredients to make them taste more oven-baked. They were fabulous!

 Yesterday, my cousin came over and fasinaticed by my facebook posts of all the food I make, he asked if I could show him how to make this no-bake method. Simple, simple, and delicious. You probably have these ingredients already in your pantry. So, all you need a big saucepan.

2 cups of sugar
1 stick of butter
3 cups of quick oats

1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of milk
3/4 cup of baking cocoa
chocolate chips or coconut flakes

1. Melt butter in saucepan, add cocoa powder and then add milk. Bring to boil for 1 minute.
2.  Take saucepan off heat and add oats and vanilla.
3. Add any other toppings you'd like. Give them a stir until fully mixed.
4. On parchment paper, spoon out 1 in separate cookies on sheet, wait to kool for 20-30 minutes.
5. Enjoy with your hot cocoa!