Monday, March 11, 2019 Food
Let’s Make Some Crockpot Pizza !!
I have a deliciois way to enhance pizza night.Its easy and fun to make. Kids really like it, never lasts long around the house. Who doesn’t love pizza night ? If you are one who does, Try this Delicious PIZZA IN A CROCKPOT.
You use the same ingredients as a normal pizza, only thing is you’re not making it in the oven it’s in a crockpot and using NO boil Lasagna Noodles, as I guess you could say crust and it will be layered like a Lasagna. I will be using turkey burger in this recipe but you can use beef, sausage, any meat you would like and same goes for the goodies you like on your pizza. It is so easy to make and put together. Once you have the ingredients you want ready, and your meat cooked you will be ready to put it together...Read More
Monday, December 9, 2019 Food
These days people are more into the low carb diets, I have a pretty good recipe here for Low Carb Beef Stroganoff Casserole. If you are watching your carbs and like beef stroganoff then you should take a look at this and give it a try.Please leave feed back on your likes or dis- likes if you try the recipe
Low carb beef stroganoff casserole
1 1/2 lbs. ground beefRead More
2 T olive oil, divided
1 lb. mushrooms, washed, drained dry, and cut into quarters (I used brown Crimini mushrooms)
1 large onion, chopped small
4 cups cauliflower rice (I used packaged fresh cauliflower rice. If you’re chopping cauliflower in a food processor to make the cauliflower rice, start with 6 cups cauliflower pieces.)
1 tsp. steak seasoning
salt and fresh-ground black...
Monday, December 2, 2019 Food
Making a batch of banana bread pudding doesn’t get easier than this! The slow cooker creates a smooth and custardy texture. This version is rich with bananas, warm spices, and caramel sauce.
Banana Bread Pudding In The Slow Cooker
In the mood for some sweet and gooey Banana Bread Pudding? It’s the ultimate comfort food ! Bread pudding, usually baked in the oven, is a cinch to make at home when using a slow cooker. This version uses, Banana puree, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar flavor the bread pudding, and then finish it with a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce.
Making caramel sauce from scratch is so simple. (You Can use store bought if you like also)You’ll want to generously drizzle it on top of the pudding...
Monday, November 25, 2019 Food
Instant Pot French Onion Soup! French onion soup comfort food at its finest. Rich flavored broth with caramelized onions, topped with crusty, cheese-covered bread is sure to warm anyone on a cold winter’s night. Make this delicious soup in half the time by using your Instant Pot!
French onion soup is a bistro classic for a reason—the combination of deeply savory, onion-packed broth and a cheesy browned crouton makes for a satisfying, comforting dish.
As the crouton sits in the broth, it becomes soft enough to break apart with a spoon, giving you cheesy, bready goodness in every bite.
This pressure cooker version comes together in just over an hour ” if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can make on Stovetop”.
What’s great is, it will stay hot on your pressure cooker’s warming setti...
Monday, November 18, 2019 Food
Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot
Nothing like Rich, creamy, chicken and dumplings that are made easy in the Instant Pot.
Whisk up an easy dumpling batter, add your vegetables, chicken, and broth to the pot, and you’re on your way to a rib-sticking dinner.
The Trick to Chicken and Dumplings in the Instant Pot is:
Pressure cooking chicken and dumplings can a bit of a challenge because thickened liquids either don’t come up to pressure at all, or they do, and you end up with scorching on the bottom of the pot.
To address the issue, I didn’t add flour directly to the broth in this recipe...
Monday, November 11, 2019 Food
Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the Classic Sweet Potato Pie! Roasting your own sweet potatoes adds depth of flavor and that extra something special to your holiday dinner. It’s easy to do, and worth the extra step.
Sweet potato pie is pumpkin pie’s first cousin and like cousins, they’re best friends, practically identical twins, with just enough differences in flavor and texture to tell them apart.
Sweet potatoes are sweeter than pumpkins, and though the pies are usually made in the same way with eggs, cream or evaporated milk, and pie spices, sweet potato pie tends to be lighter, airier, and well, sweeter.
SWEET POTATO PIE or PUMPKIN PIE
Sure, you could swap sweet potatoes for pumpkin cup-for-cup in your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, but pumpkin is lower in sugar...
Easy Graham Cracker Crust
Putting together a graham cracker crust is not hard, and it comes together quickly. Use this recipe to make cream pies, key lime pie, cheesecake, or any other pie that could use a graham cracker crust! Homemade pies aren’t just for those people who were born with the domestic gene. After making this graham cracker crust, you will be making your own from here on out.
How to Make Graham Cracker Crust
This graham cracker crust is buttery, crunchy, and a easy to make.
Just crush some graham crackers—you can do that, right? Now, mix them with a little sugar and melted butter, press them into a pie pan, and bake. In the words of the famous Ina Garten, how easy is that?
Monday, October 28, 2019 Food
Ever wanted to know how to spatchcocked chicken? It’s easier than you might think! It’s the same method as butterflying, and you only need a pair of kitchen shears. Makes for more evenly cooked chicken with crispier skin ! Here’s How to Cook a Spatchcock Chicken
Have you ever spatchcocked a chicken before? All you need is a pair of kitchen sheers and a little gumption. The benefits are faster, more even cooking, and lots of gorgeous crispy skin.
To spatchcock a chicken is exactly the same thing as butterflying , but with a name that is way more fun to say! Either way, this simply means to cutting out the chicken’s backbone and pressing the bird flat so that it cooks in a single layer.
Why Should I Spatchcock a Chicken?
There are a major advantages to spatchcocking a chicken that, fo...
Monday, October 21, 2019 Food
Halloween is upon us ! What goes well with Halloween?
Thats right Caramel Apples from scratch !
A Delicious And Favorite Childhood Treat!
Lets Make Some !!
Caramel Apples from scratch are easy and a delicious and a favorite childhood treat, Dipped in delicious homemade caramel sauce, perfect for Halloween! I remember as a child I loved eating these. Sometime I would help make them just so I could be the first one to try them.
They are one of those things that are as much fun to make as they are to eat!
We kept making them simple , but you could easily dress them up with chopped nuts, raisins, M&Ms, or candy sprinkles.
What Kind of Apples Work Best?
For this you want an apple that is firm, tart, and crisp. Tart apples will help balance the sweetness of the caramel...
Monday, October 14, 2019 Food
Stuffed cabbage rolls are a hearty comfort food at its best! Stuffed with ground pork, onions, garlic, egg, rice, and spices, and braised in a tomato sauce.
Have you ever had them with sauerkraut? A classic dish that takes some time to prepare, but the result is Awesome!
What are stuffed cabbage rolls?
Leaves that have been stuffed and cooked with a mixture of ground pork, onions, paprika, and other spices, and braised in tomato sauce. They are typically served with a sour cream-based sauce with plenty of sauerkraut.
This is comfort food at its best. The sweet, sour, and savory flavors — tangy sour cream and sauerkraut with sweet tomatoes and savory onions and pork make for an Awesome combo.
How to Make
This recipe has several steps, but is totally doable!
The leaves need to boil for...
Monday, October 7, 2019 Food
Looking for a easy quick dinner for tonight? Well I have something for you.
Time To Make Some Easy Chicken Parmesan
1 Start the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, about a minute more.
Then add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes, and sugar. Bring to a simmer; reduce the heat to maintain the simmer. Cook, uncovered while you prepare the chicken (about 10 to 12 minutes).
2 Preheat oven to 400°F.
3 Pound cutlets thin: Place the chicken cutlets one at a time between two layers of plastic wrap or wax paper. Use a meat hammer, mallet, rolling pin, or even a heavy empty wine bottle to pound or roll the chicken pieces to an even thickness of 1/4 to 1/2-inch...Read More
Monday, September 30, 2019 Food
Who remembers being at your Grand parents house and Grandma making her pork chops? My grandma made some of the best pork chops I have eaten. I can even remember the smell that came from the kitchen when she would be in there cooking. So today we are going to make us some of Grandma’s Pan Fried Pork pork chops
Let’s Make Grandma’s Pan fried pork Chops
Sometimes the best food is really the simplest.
How to Season Pork Chops
We will be using a dry rub recipe That includes: cumin, black pepper, coriander, sugar, and salt. We will be heating the whole spices to release their aromas, and grinding them in a blender or spice grinder.
The dry rub instructions mak...
Monday, September 23, 2019 Food
Looking for something to make with that chicken you have in the refrigerator? Do you like to make casseroles? Casseroles are great because sometimes you have left overs and that makes for a good lunch. Well do I have something for you,(Chicken and Rice Casserole)This is a easy recipe to follow and simple to make. So lets jump in..
Chicken and Rice Casserole
1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 Brown the chicken: (I like to use boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up like cubes or chunks) Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan on medium high or high heat (hot enough to brown but not burn). Season the chicken pieces all over with salt and pepper.
Working in batches, brown the chicken pieces on both sides, about 1 to 2 minutes per batch...Read More
Monday, September 16, 2019 Food
Let’s try this Beef Brisket Roast.
The brisket is located between the shoulders and the forelegs of the cow .These muscles get a workout, which results in more flavor in the meat, and they are also well marbled with fat, adding even more flavor.
1 Prepare the brisket: On one side of the brisket there should be a layer of fat, which you want. If there are any large chunks of fat, cut them off and discard them. Large pieces of fat will not be able to render out completely.
Using a sharp knife, score the fat in parallel lines, about 3/4-inch apart. Slice through the fat, not the beef. Repeat in the opposite direction to make a cross-hatch pattern.
Salt the brisket well and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2 Sear the brisket: You’ll need an ovenproof, pot with a cover, or Dutc...Read More
Monday, September 9, 2019 Food
American Green Chile Enchilada Casserole!
This American Version Green Chile Enchilada Casserole is made with corn tortillas stuffed with roasted green chiles and Monetary jack cheese, then smothered with roasted tomatillo salsa verde.
Who loves Enchiladas?
Not the exotic authentic enchiladas from Mexico, but the cheesy American casserole version made when you were growing up.
Just smelling the tortillas will get me jumping for joy knowing that enchiladas will be ready shortly. We always make enough for leftovers, nothing better than enchiladas re-heated for breakfast. Ok enough talk Let’s Make American Green Chile Enchilada Casserole!
These Green Chile Enchiladas are cheesy enchiladas...
Monday, September 2, 2019 Food
WHILE I SET HERE HAVING A GLASS OF WINE I DECIDED TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THAT UNFINISHED BOTTLE OF WINE. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE WHERE YOU END UP WITH WINE IN A BOTTLE AND YOU JUST TOSS IT OUT. WELL YOU CAN FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE !
HOW TO FREEZE LEFT-OVER WINE
Let’s say you have a party, and you have a few half empty bottles laying around. Or you opened a bottle for a glass and don’t finish the bottle, or you just need some for a recipe, and now you have all this wine you hate to waste. I know I have thrown away my share in my past, but not anymore. Freeze LEFT-OVER wine for Cooking And Drinks
Monday, August 26, 2019 Food
You Have To Try This Awesome Turkey Burger Recipe !!
What’s the Best Kind of Turkey for Turkey Burger ? Ground turkey is typically much leaner than ground beef. In order to keep the burger from being too dry it helps to use ground dark meat from thighs and legs if you can get it. Adding a little olive oil to the mix helps, too. As for flavor, ground turkey on its own just isn’t as flavorful as ground beef, even if you use ground dark meat. But jazzed up with some chopped fresh herbs, a little onion, and garlic? The result is AWESOME! So lets get to making us an herbed turkey burger !
Lets talk about a great snack full of protein that almost everyone loves.. I am talking about beef jerky.
I love snacking on beef jerky but it never seems to last around the house. I make different types of jerky some with cuts of meat and I have also done some out of ground beef. I will be talking more about some ground beef jerky in a later post. On to the recipe at hand. This recipe is for some peppered jerky that is delicious.
1 (12 OZ) CAN OR BOTTLE DARK BEER
1 CUP SOY SAUCE
1/4 CUP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
3 TBSP BROWN SUGAR
1 TBSP MORTON TENDER QUICK CURING SALT
1/2 TSP GARLIC SALT
3-4 TBSP COARSELY GROUND BLACK PEPPER, DIVIDED
2 LBS TRIMMED BEEF TOP OR BOTTOM ROUND, SIRLOIN TIP, FLANK STEAK OR WILD GAME
Plan ahea...Read More
Monday, August 12, 2019 Food
When it comes to grilling chicken, breasts can be a problem for some, especially boneless skinless chicken breasts on the grill. The meat itself is lean, and without the bones to insulate it or skin to protect it, that naked breast on the grill has a tendency to easily overcook and dry out.
Great Way To Grill Chicken Breasts
One method is to marinate chicken cutlets, or chicken breasts pounded to an even thickness, and quickly grill them on high heat. We use this method for our cilantro lime chicken and it works fine.
Another way, which doesn’t require you to change the shape of the chicken breasts, is to brine the chicken first.
All it takes is 30 minutes in a simple brine solution of 1/4 cup kosher salt dissolved in 4 cups water...Read More
Monday, August 5, 2019 Food
This summertime cocktail is made with grapefruit juice, vodka, and, salt.
The Perfect Cocktail !
I think this is the perfect summertime cocktail, its simple and easy to make and tastes great !
A Salty Dog is the perfect cocktail, bright, citrusy, and fresh, with a little verve from the salt—basically, perfect for patio sipping. It’s like a grown-up screwdriver!
If you’ve never had one, the ingredients might sound a little strange. Vodka, grapefruit, and salt?
It’s so simple and unexpectedly delicious that it may become your favorite summertime drink.
Monday, July 29, 2019 Food
Try This Easy Red Wine Sangria
Looking for a great drink to have on those summer evenings ,This Easy Red Wine Sangria is why porches, summer get-togethers, and days at the beach were invented!
The beauty of this red wine sangria is its simplicity. Red wine, liqueur, and fruit served over ice pretty much sums up the drink.
No special ingredients to hunt down. A quick mix, and I have a refreshing drink meant for sipping with good friends on those summer nights.
WHAT IS A SANGRIA
Sangria is basically a big batch wine cocktail made with red or white wine, liqueur and/or brandy, and fruit such as oranges and apples. You can also cut the alcohol by adding carbonated water, tonic, or lemon lime soda.