Seared Steak

Seared Steak
  • 12 oz steak
  • 6 oz broccolini
  • ½ oz dill
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 oz peanuts
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T Olive oil
  1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccolini in the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes.
  3. Drain broccolini and transfer it to the ice water. When cold, set aside.
  4. Chop the dill.
  5. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 8 equal pieces. Add the sweet potato pieces to a pot with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower the temp, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the sweet potato and return to the pot. Add 2 T of butter and cinnamon and mash with a fork.
  7. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Remove.
  8. Heat 1 T of oil and the remaining butter in a pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the peanuts and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Add in the broccolini until hot and crispy.
  10. Serve the steak with the sweet potato and broccolini on the side. Top with fresh dill.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 649 Fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 43g


Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2

Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2

Ever go out to eat and wonder how you could your dinner at home? Guess what? You can now! Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2 is packed with recipes for all your favorite entrées, appetizers, soups, salads and desserts from America’s most popular restaurants! With over 200 recipes, you should be able find all the classic restaurant dishes you like. A few recipes that are included are:

• Boston Market® Sweet Potato Casserole
• Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Chocolate Pecan Pie
• IHOP® Bacon Temptation Omelets
• Olive Garden® Chicken Gnocchi Soup
• Starbucks™ Eggnog Latte
• Cheddar’s Casual Café® Texas Cheese Fries
• Outback Steakhouse® Spinach and Artichoke Dip
• P.F. Chang’s China Bistro® Lettuce Wraps
• Arby’s® Grilled Chicken and Pecan Salad Sandwich

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Great Alexia Sides

Over the last month, we were able to try out a few of Alexia’s products. I have always been a fan of theirs. Their products are good for you and taste good! I have easily replaced some of the other brands I buy with these, and everybody in my house loves them.

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