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Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas

Bring a new spirit of this Christmas by cooking delightful menu for your beloved family. Try the recipe of Smoky Paprika Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Root Vegetables as an alternative menu to serve in the warmth of Christmas. Check this one out!

Ingredients

  • 1 well-trimmed center-cut beef tenderloin roast (2 to 3 pounds)

    Smoky Paprika Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Root Vegetables
    Smoky Paprika Beef Tenderloin With Roasted Root Vegetables
  • 1-1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, cut in half
  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-1/2 x 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound cipollini onions, trimmed and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Salt

 

Seasoning

  • 1 cup tightly packed parsley leaves
  • 4 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

After the ingredients have been prepared, now you are ready to move on the next step, it is the preparation step.

First, heat oven to 425°F then, place seasoning ingredients except the olive oil into food processor; cover and process until parsley is wholly chopped, stop and scrap side of container as needed. While the motor running, slowly add oil through the opening in cover, process them just until completely mixed. Press 3 tablespoons seasoning mixture evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast. Reserve remaining seasoning mixture.

Second, place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is centered in thickest part of beef, not resting in fat. Roast in 425°F oven 35 to 40 minutes for medium rare; 45 to 50 minutes for medium doneness. Meanwhile, combine remaining seasoning mixture, red potatoes, sweet potatoes and cipollini in large biodegradable plate; toss to coat. Transfer vegetables to metal baking pan. Place in oven with beef roast. Roast 35 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon parsley and salt, as desired.

Third, remove roast when meat thermometer registers 135°F for medium rare; 150°F for medium. Transfer roast to carving board and immediately sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon parsley. Tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. (Temperature will continue to rise about 10°F to reach 145°F for medium rare; 160°F for medium.

Last, carve roast into slices; season with salt as desired. Serve with vegetables surround roasted beef on palm plate or white tableware.

bamboo leaf plate
bamboo leaf plate

Cherry Chocolate Bark

Cook a tasteful snack for your kids at home on this lovely holiday season! No need to worry about what snack that is healthy and delicious for your kids, check this recipe and treat it in your way!

Ingredients 

cherry chocolate bark
cherry chocolate bark
  • 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries, stemless
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 8 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, cut into pieces
  • 8 ounces white chocolate, cut into pieces

How to prepare

Chop cherries; set aside on the plastic plate. Mix pecans with nutmeg and cinnamon; set aside. Before melting chocolate, cover large baking sheet or other flat surface (that fits in refrigerator) with waxed paper. Melt semisweet chocolate in small saucepan over low heat; stir constantly. Do not allow it to burn or get hard in bottom of pan.

Pour melted chocolate in prepared pan. Using a metal spatula or knife, quickly spread chocolate into a rectangle, about 14 x 8 inches or about 1/8 inch thick. Put in refrigerator; chill about 20 minutes. Melt white chocolate in small saucepan, being careful that it does not burn in bottom of pan; stir constantly. Remove pan with semisweet chocolate from refrigerator. Pour melted white chocolate over semisweet chocolate layer.

Quickly spread white chocolate to cover semisweet chocolate layer, using a metal spatula or knife.

Sprinkle pecans and cherries evenly over chocolate. Use metal spatula to press cherries and pecans into chocolate. Chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Break into irregular pieces with disposable knife. Store in cool place in airtight container such as plastic smallware with lid.

Bamboo cutlery set
Bamboo cutlery set

Five No-Bake Desserts – Perfect Dish for Parties

When the holiday season is just coming around, you might get your inbox overwhelmed with seasonal parties invitations. But if your friends do not hold any seasonal party, you’d better to throw your own holiday party. Sweet treat contributes to the holiday buffet. Whether you are attending the annual company bash or family gathering, you will see that guests are impressed with perfect combination of the dishes including desserts. And if you want to come with the new idea of serving no-bake desserts for the guests, you can choose one of the following no-bake desserts:

Cheese cake

personal sized cheese cake
personal sized cheese cake

 

During the holiday season, cheese cake may be one of most simple no-bake desserts that people choose from to be served on their parties. You can make cheese cake without buying it on cake shop since it’s easy and quick. Most people love to cook two-layer cheese cake as parties dessert. For more simple way on serving, you can make them in individual sized cakes and serve them on clear plastic plates.

 

 

 

Peanut butter pie

no-bake peanut butter pie
no-bake peanut butter pie

For delicious spin on a holiday treat, the frozen no-bake peanut butter pie can be the perfect choice. Simply mix the ingredients together, pour into a pie shell and place in the freezer for a minimum 30 minutes. Then add your whipped topping, chopped peanuts and chocolate syrup if you like. You can serve any kind of simple dessert with clear tableware products.

 

 

 

Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake
chocolate cake

If you are about to invite your friends who are chocolate lovers, maybe the chocolate cake can be the finest dessert to be served. The preparation is quite easy and you can do it by yourself. Perfect preparation of cooking chocolate cake can make the food display looks delicious and alluring. Just try to serve the chocolate cake as no-bake dessert at your party.