I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pepper Steak Pita

This is so yummy! I love how easy and quick it is to make.  You could make some homemade french fries or soup to go with it, but I think it's pretty filling just as it is.





PEPPER STEAK PITA
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1 medium sweet onion, sliced
*1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
*1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/3 cup soy sauce
*1/3 cup red wine vinegar
*1/3 cup honey
*1 1/2 pounds strip or flank steak, cut into thin strips
*4 pita breads
*1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)

Directions:
~Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
~Cook onions, red & green bell peppers, for about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
~Add garlic and cook until veggies are almost tender, stirring often.
~Remove from pan and set aside.
~In a small bowl mix soy sauce, honey, and red wine vinegar.
~Pour in pan and add steak.
~Cook for 5 minutes minutes, stirring often.
~Add veggies and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
~Divide pepper steak into warm pitas.
~Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over top (optional).


Variations:
`if the sauce doesn't get as thick as you would like it, add a little corn starch mixed in a little water together and mix well.   Stir into hot sauce a couple minutes before removing from stove.
`Add a little sour cream to top of pita if you would like.







Pepper Steak Pita

This is so yummy! I love how easy and quick it is to make.  You could make some homemade french fries or soup to go with it, but I think it's pretty filling just as it is.





PEPPER STEAK PITA
(serves 4)

Ingredients:
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1 medium sweet onion, sliced
*1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
*1 green bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/3 cup soy sauce
*1/3 cup red wine vinegar
*1/3 cup honey
*1 1/2 pounds strip or flank steak, cut into thin strips
*4 pita breads
*1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)

Directions:
~Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
~Cook onions, red & green bell peppers, for about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
~Add garlic and cook until veggies are almost tender, stirring often.
~Remove from pan and set aside.
~In a small bowl mix soy sauce, honey, and red wine vinegar.
~Pour in pan and add steak.
~Cook for 5 minutes minutes, stirring often.
~Add veggies and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
~Divide pepper steak into warm pitas.
~Sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over top (optional).


Variations:
`if the sauce doesn't get as thick as you would like it, add a little corn starch mixed in a little water together and mix well.   Stir into hot sauce a couple minutes before removing from stove.
`Add a little sour cream to top of pita if you would like.







Thursday, October 13, 2016

Pumpkin Ginger Snap Cookies

I love gingersnap cookies.  I didn't think anything could make them better, but I was wrong.  Add some pumpkin to them, and they are amazing.   These are a very soft cookie.




PUMPKIN GINGER SNAP COOKIE
(makes 5 dozen cookies)


Ingredients:
*1 cup butter, room temperature
*2 cups granulated sugar
*1 cup pumpkin puree
*1/2 cup molasses
*2 large eggs, room temperature
*2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
*2  2/3  cups all-purpose flour
*1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda
*1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
*1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions:
~In a large bowl, mix butter and 2 cups granulated sugar until creamy.
~Mix in pumpkin, molasses, egg and vanilla.
~In another bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
~Place dough into plastic wrap and wrap it up.
~Refrigerate for 1-48 hours.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Place 1/4 granulated sugar into a bowl.
~Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
~Roll tablespoons balls of dough into sugar coated.
~Place on cookie sheet.
~Bake for 10-12 minutes.
~Remove from heat, but allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for another 3 minutes.
~Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.