Chinese Noodles with Pork

Spicy Kung Fu Noodles with Pork
Chinese Noodles with Pork

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok over medium high heat. Add the following ingredients:
1/4 cup green onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/3 cup roasted red pepper, chopped (from jar)
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 pork chop, cut into bite sized pieces (large Pork Loin Blade Chop or End Cut)
Dashes of salt and black pepper

Stir fry ingredients for about 4 minutes, then add:
1 teaspoon soy sauce
4 cups cooked noodles, such as spaghetti or lo-mein
2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
1/3 cup water

Stir fry an additional 2 minutes.

Serve on platter with a sprig of fresh parsley (optional).

Serves 3 to 4.

"Kung Fu Panda", featuring the voice of funnyman Jack Black, is an award winning animated film. This movie is not just for the kiddies folks - it has tons of laughs for everyone. Our favorite panda, Po, is working long and hard at his family's noodle shop, but he dreams of being a great Kung Fu warrior. When he is chosen to fulfill an ancient prophecy, the "reel" fun begins! Our recipe for Chinese Noodles with Pork could have been a top seller on Po's noodle cart. With its' Asian flavors, tender pork and yummy noodles, this recipe will have you "Kung Fu Fighting" for more!


Healthy Chicken Breast Tenderloins with Light Zesty Sauce

Chicken Breast Tenderloins

10 chicken tenderloins (skinless and boneless), rinsed, patted dry with paper towel, add dashes of salt and pepper

Flavored Olive Oil:

4 Tablespoons olive oil
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 garlic cloves, sliced in half

Light Zesty Sauce:
1 celery stalk, diced into small cubes
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon butter
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne}
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons Light Feta Cheese Crumbles
1/2 cup low-fat milk

In a large skillet, heat flavored olive oil ingredients over low heat. Stir in rosemary and garlic. Let cook 3 minutes. Remove rosemary and garlic. Increase heat to medium and add chicken breast tenderloins. Cook 4 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from pan. Set-aside.

Use a clean skillet and add sauce ingredients to medium-high. Stir constantly with a spatula. Lower heat and let simmer 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan and coat with the sauce.

Serves 4 to 5.


Love will make us do some crazy things. In the hilarious comedy, "Run Fat Boy Run", Simon (Dennis Doyle) wants to win back his love Elizabeth (Thandie Newton) who he left standing at the alter. And she was pregnant! Jealous of his Ex's new finance, who is a jogger and real health nut, Simon is determined to get into shape and beat the finance in a marathon to win his woman back.

Our recipe for Healthy Chicken Breast Tenderloins has all the taste of a gourmet dish without the high calorie count. Totally nutritious and satisfying, this healthy quick and easy chicken dish is a win-win for all of us!


North Carolina Barbecue Pork Roast


1 Pork Shoulder Blade Roast
Apple cider vinegar (use 1/4 cup per pound)
Crushed red pepper flakes (use 1/4 teaspoon per pound)
Coleslaw, french bread or sandwich rolls dashes of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix vinegar and red pepper flakes in a bowl.

Place pork roast on oven rack with attached drain pan. Baste roast with vinegar and pepper. Add dashes of salt. Bake uncovered, basting roast every 30 minutes with remanding vinegar and pepper. Cook about 35 minutes per pound. Remove from oven.

Cut about 1 pound off your pork roast. Place on a cutting board. Using two sharp knifes, chop and shred the meat.

Chopped and shredded Pork Roast
north carolina barbeque pork roastPreheat non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add chopped meat and 5 Tablespoons vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and salt to taste. Stir fry 3 minutes.

Barbecue Sandwich Topped with Coleslaw
north carolina barbeque pork roast
Serve on sandwich rolls or french bread. Delicious with coleslaw. 1 pound of chopped barbecue serves 4


“The Color Purple” is a beautiful film based on Alice Walker's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, it stars Whoopie Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. “The Color Purple” was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, but did not win any. This movie was ROBBED because of politics and a lot of other ugly things. The Best Picture Oscar went to “Out of Africa.” WHAT! What do you think? We welcome your comments.

This movie has beautiful Cinematography, great music and Oscar nominated performances from Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey. The video below is of the dining room scene when Celie finally breaks from Mister and how the total family dynamic changed that day.

The Color Purple is set in North Carolina, and you better believe Celie and Mister enjoyed some barbecue. They probably served it up at the “Jook Joint.” Our Guest Chef Estella (Curley) Johnson is from the heart of North Carolina, and this is a recipe that goes back decades. You will never look at barbecue the same way again. We are sharing with you the “reel” deal!

Recipe courtesy of Guest Chef Estella (Curley) Johnson


Apple Crumb Pie, Cafe Special

Apple Crumb Pie

4 Tablespoons butter
8 cups apples, cut into small pieces
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 Tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie crust

Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet or pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add apples, lemon juice, brown and white sugars, maple syrup, salt, and flour. Stir constantly until apples are tender and sauce is thick. Set aside, uncovered until cool.

In a large bowl, combine crumb topping ingredients. Mix with your fingers until crumbly. Unroll pie crust into a 13" X 9" pan. Pour apples into the pan and cover with crumb topping. Let bake 35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Delicious with ice cream!
Serves 12.


"Out of Rosenheim" aka "Bagdad Cafe" is a film that shows us how one person can affect a whole community. The Bagdad Cafe is in the California desert and the middle of nowhere U.S.A. Brenda (CCH Pounder) is the owner and operator of this run down diner. Jasmin (Marianne Sagebrecht) is a tourist who appears at the right place and at the right time. These ladies create magic for the cafe and uplift what was a sea of dirt and despair to smiling faces and hopeful laughter.

This is just the kind of place where our "Cafe Special" Apple Crumb Pie would be every customer's favorite. You can take your family and friend's orders in your home and serve them a "reel" good, old-school, diner dessert. Please check out the video we posted of the beautiful and chilling theme song of this film, "I Am Calling You."


Ultimate Philly Cheese Steak with ReelAwesome Sauce

ReelAwesome Sauce
Mix the following 7 ingredients in a bowl and set-aside:
1/3 cup light mayo
1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard
2 roasted garlic cloves, minced (roast at 350 degrees for 15 minutes)
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons roasted red peppers, chopped (from jar)
1 Tablespoon jalapeno pepper, chopped (from jar)
Dash of salt and black pepper

1 -1/2 pounds boneless rib-eye steak, thinly sliced (rinsed and patted dry, add dashes of salt and black pepper)
1/3 cup onion, thinly sliced
4 Kraft Velveeta Cheese Slices
2 - 8 inch soft sub rolls
1 Tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons softened butter

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak, then and onions to the skillet. Cook 4 minutes on each side. While still in the pan, divide steak into two equal parts and top each with 2 slices of cheese. Allow cheese to melt. Stir onions in the side in pan. Remove from heat.

Spread 1 teaspoon of butter inside each sub roll. Heat roll in a pan over medium high heat for 40 seconds on each side. Remove from heat.

Open rolls and add ReelAwesome Sauce to both sides. Place steak and cheese onto each roll. Top with onions.

Serves 2 to 4.

Tom Hanks won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1994 for "Philadelphia", a controversial film about a gay Lawyer with AIDS who is fired from his firm. His law partners are homophobic and so is his own lawyer, played by the fabulous Denzel Washington. After the dust clears and all the ugliness of prejudice is laid out on the court room tables, the people of "Philadelphia" and the world learn a valuable lesson. Music icon Bruce Springsteen's haunting Original Song "The Streets of Philadelphia" won the Oscar for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

Our recipe for the Ultimate Philly Cheese Steak is another "Two Spoons Up" recipe. I spent some time in the streets of Philadelphia when my daughter attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Their cheese steak is world famous and Reel Good Recipes has done "the City of Brotherly Love" proud!


Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

honey roasted sweet potatoes

4 medium sized sweet potatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
3 Tablespoons pure honey

Non-stick spray for baking

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Rinse and pat dry. Place in mixing bowl and add olive oil, salt and parsley flakes.

Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. Spread sweet potatoes onto baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle pure honey over sweet potatoes. Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and place in serving dish.

Serves 6.

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

The award winning movie, "The Secret Life of Bees" tells the story of 14 year old Lily (Dakota Fanning) and her tragic life in South Carolina in 1964. This film also stars Jennifer Hudon as Rosaleen and Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, and Sophie Okonedo as the Boatwright sisters who are beekeepers. This is a bittersweet film that takes you through the lives of these beautiful ladies. Our recipe for Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes is an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of potassium, vitamin C, B6, riboflavin, copper, pantothetic acid and folic acid. And, they are delicious Honey! Using pure honey adds just the right touch of sweetness. Your family and friends will appreciate this healthy and delicious sidedish!


Stuffed Mexican Poblano Peppers

Suffed Mexican Poblano Peppers

2 large poblano peppers, sliced in half, lenghwise, seeds and vein removed (Please note, Poblano Peppers are mild)

1/4 pound ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup Avocado, chopped
1/3 cup cooked white rice
1 teaspoon onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese for topping

Preheat oven broiler. Place peppers in a baking dish and broil about 5 minutes or until charred. Remove the now loose skin with a knife (Careful, they're hot). Lightly salt. Set aside.
Cook the filling ingredients over medium high heat for 5 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink. Drain, set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Fill each poblano pepper with cooked filling. Top with 1 -1/2 tablespoon of cheese. Let cook for 3 minutes in oven or until cheese melts.

Serves 4.

"The Mexican" can be summed up in two words, Brad and Julia. Yes, these two mega superstars can do no wrong. This film doesn't take itself too seriously. Our stars are on an adventure through Mexico. Somewhere along their crazy ride, they sent Reel Good Recipes the inspiration for our recipe Stuffed Mexican Poblano Peppers. It's a beautiful appetizer with just the right favor combinations and is festive to the eyes. I recommend you put Brad and Julia's "The Mexican" in your DVD player and prepare our easy to make Stuffed Mexican Poblano Peppers. For a lazy weekend at home, they both will put a smile on your face.


Easy Rocky Road S'mores Bars

Easy Rocky Road S'mores Bars

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
1 12 oz package Nestle's milk chocolate chips
1 -1/2 cup nuts (your preference)
1 -1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9" X 9" pan. Bake 10-15 minutes. Set aside.

Over low heat, melt milk chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup for drizzle. Pour melted chocolate over graham cracker crust. Top with marshmallows.

Toast nuts on a baking pan in a 350 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes, turning once. When nuts have cooled, crumble over chocolate and marshmallows.
Drizzle remaining chocolate over the top.
Let cool and enjoy!
Serves 12-16.

In the hillarious movie, "School of Rock", funnyman Jack Black stars as "Dewey", a loveable slacker who is depressed because he was fired from his band. He lands a lucrative new gig at a private school by impersonating his friend, a 4th grade substitute teacher. Dewey teaches the kids all about Rock 'N' Roll and "Sticking it to the Man". He and the kids form a new band and face-off against Dewey's old band at the big "Battle of the Bands" concert. Like Dewey, our Rocky Road S'mores Bars Rock! This quick and easy recipe takes s'mores to a whole new level with its buttery graham cracker crust, creamy milk chocolate, gooey marshmallows and toasted nuts. This dessert will bring out the "rocker" in you!


Fresh Herb Roasted Cornish Hens

Fresh Herb Roasted Cornish Hens

2 Cornish Hens (cleaned inside and out) set aside

Rub for Cornish Hens, mix in a bowl
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons season salt
1/4 teaspoons black pepper

After Cornish Hens have cooked, use the pan drippings with the following ingredients:
1 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoon of flour

Preheat oven 375

Use your cleaned hands to rub both Cornish Hens inside and out with the Cornish Hen Rub. Place both Cornish Hens on roaster rack in roaster pan. Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of roaster. Roast without the cover for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Be sure to check roaster half way through roasting to make sure there is still liquid in the bottom (if not add 1/2 cup water).

Remove roaster from oven and remove Cornish hens and rack.

Place roaster on stove burner and turn on high heat. Add to the roast drippings, 1 cup chicken broth, flour and water mixture. Lower heat after it boils to a simmer and let simmer for 3 minutes.

Serve Cornish hens on serving platter with herb sauce around birds.

Serves 6 to 8


Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" is one of his finest classics. Tippi Hendren stars as Melanie, a socialite and notorious practical joker. She makes her way up the San Francisco coast with love birds for Mitch's (Rod Taylor) sister's birthday. After Melanie arrivals with the love birds, all hell breaks out. Birds are on the attack and no human is safe. Our recipe for Fresh Herb Roasted Cornish Hens is the only way you can get the upper hand over these birds. They are roasted with a herb rub that gives you sumptuous favors, all wrapped up in the perfect sauce. You will never have to fear the birds again. Reel Good Recipes has given you the secret defensive for birds, our Fresh Herb Roasted Cornish Hens with herb sauce!


Spirited Strawberry Parfait

Strawberry Parfait

Combine the following ingredients in a bowl and mix gently:
1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed, ends removed and sliced in half
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Strawberry Schnappes Liqueur

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours (refrigerate longer for fuller flavor)

Optional, serve by alternating layers of Lite Cool Whip or light vanilla ice cream with strawberries in dessert glass.

Serves 3 to 4

Whip It (2009)

Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut in the new feature film "Whip It." The talented Ellen Page stars as Bliss, a girl living in Texas in the world of Beauty Pageants and Friday Night Football. But, Bliss wants to discover her own way in life, to the dismay of her mom. She discovers a Roller Derby flyer and travels to the next town to see it. This may just be the ticket, a true "light bulb" moment for Bliss. Our recipe for Spirited Strawberry Parfait celebrates Bliss's "spirit" with a fabulous strawberry liqueur. Fresh strawberries are Reel Good Recipes' interpretation of Bliss. She is sweet, Innocent, and looking for what or who will energize her spirit. The action of the Roller Derby, Bliss's life discoveries, and our delicious Spirited Strawberry Parfait beat the Beauty Pageants any day!


Coco Puffs Graveyard Cupcakes with Spiders

Coco Puff Graveyard Cupcakes with Spiders
Coco Puffs Graveyard Cupcakes with Spiders are the delicious and creepy fun way to eat cupcakes this Halloween. All the great taste of chocolate Coco Puffs with a giant sweaty spider watching your every move. Fun to look at and even more fun to eat!

This recipe was featured on BettyCrocker.com

3 cups Coco Puffs, crushed

1 package premium cake mix, yellow (prepare according to package directions to make about 15 cupcakes) Use large or regular sized paper liners for cupcake pan

1 container premium milk chocolate frosting

Let cupcakes cool about 30 minutes, then frost with milk chocolate icing.
Add crushed Coco Puffs to a plate. Turn each cupcake upside down and roll in crushed Coco Puffs until covered. Place any extra Coco Puff crumbs on the bottom of the serving plate. Put cupcakes on serving plate and top each one with a spider.

To make the large spider - Cut 3 black licorice into 8 thin strips. Use large dried pitted prune for spider's body. Gather licorice and put prune on top and middle of licorice. Gently turn over, and using a toothpick, needle through the back of prune. Cut off excess. Turn right side up and gently make any adjustments. To make the eyes, use a toothpick and red cake decoration.

Please be sure to remove toothpick before eating creepy spider.

Serves 15


Creepy Cheerio Munchies

creepy cheerio munchies

creepy cheerio munchies

This Halloween scare up some delicious Creepy Cheerio Munchies for your ghouls and goblins. They are creepy fun to eat and entertaining for your eye-balls!

This recipe was featured on BettyCrocker.com

2 cups Cheerios, crushed (I crushed Cheerios in a large baggie)
7 oz marshmallow creme
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts (peanuts, pecans, or walnuts)
1/4 cup candy corn
10 candy worms

Pam or other spray for non-stick baking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat cookie sheet with non-stick baking spray.

Mix in a bowl: Cheerios, chocolate chips, nuts, and marshmallow creme. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool about 10 minutes. Add to serving bowl, and mix in candy corn and candy worms. Place large spider in the center of serving dish.

To make the large spider - Cut 3 black licorice into 8 thin strips. Use large dried pitted prune for spider's body. Gather licorice and put prune on top and middle of licorice. Gently turn over, and using a toothpick, needle through the back of prune. Cut off excess. Turn right side up and gently make any adjustments. To make the eyes, use a toothpick and red cake decoration.

Please be sure to remove toothpick before eating creepy spider.

Serves 6.


Halloween Coco Puffs and Peanut Butter Mummy Skull

Halloween Coco Puffs and Peanut Butter Mummy Apples

A Mummy's Skull never tasted so good! Chocolaty Coco Puffs cover premium peanut butter over a large Red Delicious Apple. They're great for Halloween parties. You can do multiple Coco Puffs and Peanut Butter Mummy Skulls. These three great taste treats scare up the spirits for Halloween. Frightfully yummy!!

It's October and Reel Good Recipes is getting ready for a ghoulish celebration. We are posting one of our favorite Halloween recipes which was featured on BettyCrocker.com

2 cups of Coco Puffs, crushed (I used a large baggie to crush them)
1 large Red Delicious Apple
4 tablespoons premium peanut butter, microwave until melted in bowl
1 cup white cotton candy for the teeth (divide into 4 parts, dampen your hands with water and work cotton candy to form teeth shape)
Optional, candy worm

Rinsed apple, wrap dry and cut 2 quarter size holes in apple for eye sockets'. Cut a smaller size hole for the nose. Next cut about a 2 inch slash for a mouth opening. Place apple in bowl with melted peanut butter. Using a spoon, cover apple completely with peanut butter. Put 1-1/2 cups of the Coco Puffs on a plate. Place the apple on the plate, roll and cover all the peanut butter with the crushed Coco Puffs.

Put in the refrigerate for at least an hour (longer if possible). After refrigeration, use your hands to clear exceed crumbs from eyes, nose, and mouth. Place the 4 teeth in mouth opening. Put remaining 1/2 cup of Coco Puffs crumbs on plate and place you mummy skull.

Serves 2