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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Roast Beef And Stir Fry Veggies


Cut cold roast beef into thin strips or chunks, as desired. Prep and chop veggies, assorted peppers and onions and set aside till needed.

Add oil to large skillet, heat over medium high heat. Then add in the  peppers and onions, saute until vegetables are translucent about 6-8 minutes.

Now stir in the roast beef strips & extra vegetables, and any additional gravy you had left from the Roast Beef dinner. Saute over medium high heat until beef is heated through.

Serve over cooked rice or pasta.  I used Low Sodium Soy Sauce instead of adding additional salt.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Aretha Franklin's Peach Cobbler


This Recipe Is In Honor of Aretha Franklin ... I would like to put it on my website.. Happy Eating...Sandra


Serves: 8: / Prep time: 20 minutes / Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes

10 (8 1/2-ounce) cans (or equivalent) sliced peaches, well drained

1 ½ to 2 sticks unsalted butter, divided, 1 stick cut into small pieces

1 cup sugar, plus ¼ cup

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg

½ cup plain bread crumbs

1 package (2 crusts) store-bought refrigerated pie dough

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Canola oil spray

1 pint vanilla ice cream, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large saucepan, add peaches, 1 stick of butter, 1 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Add bread crumbs and stir. Cook about 5 minutes or or until thickened. Remove from heat and cool.

Spray a 10-inch square pan with canola oil and place 1 layer of dough into the baking dish. Scatter a few pieces of butter as well as a dusting of the remaining sugar, on the bottom crust. Pour the peach mixture into the baking dish. Cut the top layer of dough into strips and arrange them on the top of the peaches in a lattice pattern. Top with 3 or 4 more pieces of butter. Place a piece of foil in the bottom of the oven to catch any drips. Bake the cobbler for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is brown and the peaches are bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Turkey Meats And Gravy

Ingredients

1
lb lean ground turkey
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian-style bread crumbs
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon garlic powder
2
teaspoons parsley flakes
1
egg, beaten

Steps
1
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2
In large bowl, mix 1 lb lean ground turkey, 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian bread crumbs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese. Season with 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 2 teaspoons parsley flakes. Add 1 beaten egg; mix until just combined.

3
Shape mixture into 15 balls of 3 tablespoonsful each. Place on cookie sheet.

4
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads at least 165°F. Cool 5 minutes. Serve with pasta brown gravy  or marinara sauce, or use in your favorite meatball dinner.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Apple Tart Baked In A Muffin Pan


1 Kroger's pie crust in red box
1 Can Apple pie filling
Butter
Cinnamon
Egg wash
Deep muffin pan
Caramel topping store brand

Vanilla Glazy
1 ½ cups confectioners
2 ½ teaspoons milk
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter

Friday, August 24, 2018

Egg foo young and gravy


Egg foo young and gravy

Gravy

1-1/2 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Heat the broth and and soy sauce.  Mix cornstarch with 1/4 cup water, stir into the skillet and boil till thickened, about 2 minutes.   Set aside.

2 scallions, white and green parts, chopped
3/4 cup chopped raw shrimp, mushrooms or leftover chicken
1/4 cup water chestnuts, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped celery or bamboo shoots
2 cups bean sprouts
2 tablespoon soy sauce, plus more for dipping
5 large eggs


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet.  Add the scallion and cook for about 15 seconds, or until aromatic. Add the shrimp, water chestnuts and celery.  Cook for about 45 seconds.  Add the bean sprouts and cook for 2 minutes, until slightly softened.  Add the soy sauce and cook for another minute until the bean sprouts have wilted.

In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the cooked mixture and combine well.

Pour enough oil to film the bottom of a large skillet.  Heat over medium-high heat,  Ladle about 1/4 cup of the egg mixture to form  4 inch cakes.  Evenly distribute the veggies with a fork.  Gently fry for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown.  Between batches replenish the oil and adjust the heat to prevent burning.  

Friday, August 17, 2018

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding


I love me some Banana Pudding... This pudding recipe can be also a banana cream pie just use a graham cracker crust and a pie pan ...Happy Eating Sandra

1 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 dash salt

4 tablespoons cornstarch

1 can milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 -4 ripe bananas, sliced

vanilla wafer

1 pint of whipping cream

Directions

Mix sugar and egg yolk together.
Add salt, cornstarch, and milk.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; cook until thickened.
Remove from heat; add vanilla and mix well.
Let cool and then add whipped whipping cream blend together

In serving bowl, layer the wafers, bananas, and the pudding.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Chinese Five Spice / Teriyaki Chicken


4 Boneless Skin Chicken Thighs

2 tbsp corn starch

2 tbsp cold water

1 cup white sugar

1 cup soy sauce

1⁄3 cup cider vinegar

2 clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1⁄2 tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, whisk together soy sauce, cider vinegar, garlic, ginger,cold water, and cornstarch, black pepper. Turn the heat to medium high until it comes to a boil and reduce heat to low. Whisk until the sauce starts to thicken.
Line a 9×13 with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. This helps for easier clean up. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly sprinkle each side of the chicken with pepper.
Lay the chicken in the pan and generously coat each side of the chicken breast with the teriyaki glaze. Cook for about 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear. Brush each side with the glaze every 10 minutes while cooking. When finished, serve over rice and pour the rest of the sauce over the chicken and rice

Or

Marinate the chicken for an hour mixture.
Heat oil in a skillet over high heat. Place the chicken on the pan (skin side down), sear for 1-2 minutes until the skin is browned.  Remove from skillet.
Place chicken in a baking dish (skin side up).  Bake in the preheated over at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
Remove chicken from oven.  Brush chicken with the remaining sauce from marinate.  Bake the chicken for another 20 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Chicken Breakfast Burritos



Ingredients
3
tablespoons butter
1 1/2
cups refrigerated shredded hash brown potatoes
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
3/4
cup diced cooked chicken crumbled
eggs
1/3
cup milk
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground black pepper
8
10 inches flour tortillas
1
4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, drained
1/2
cup red and/or green salsa
1 1/4
cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese (5 ounces)

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat until melted. Stir in potatoes, garlic, and cumin. Spread in an even layer; press down lightly with a spatula. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Turn potatoes over; spread evenly and press down lightly. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes more or until golden brown and crisp. Stir in chicken. Remove from skillet; set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper. In the same skillet melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat until melted. Pour in egg mixture. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until mixture begins to set on bottom and around edges. With a spatula or large spoon, lift and fold the partially cooked egg mixture so the uncooked portion flows underneath. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through but is still glossy and moist. Immediately remove from heat.
Stack tortillas and wrap in microwave-safe paper towels. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 1 minute or until heated through. Divide potato mixture among tortillas, spooning it just below the center of each tortilla. Divide egg mixture, chile peppers, and salsa among tortillas; sprinkle with cheese. Fold bottom edge of each tortilla up and over filling, fold in opposite sides, and roll up from the bottom.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Country Fried / Buttermilk / Chicken Tenders / Country Gravy

Ingredients

For the Marinade

2 pounds chicken tenderloins

1 cup buttermilk

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon paprika

For the Breading

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 heaping teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon paprika

1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3 tablespoons buttermilk

For Cooking

3-4 cups vegetable oil, for cooking

Instructions

Combine the chicken tenders with all of the marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag. Seal the bag tightly and smush it around to ensure chicken tenders are evenly coated with buttermilk and seasoning. Place in a bowl (in case of leakage) and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.

Make the breading by combining the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and baking powder in a large bowl. Whisk until well combined, then add the buttermilk and stir with a fork until mixture is evenly clumpy.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Remove the chicken tenders from the marinade a few at a time and toss into the flour mixture. Be sure to press the chicken firmly into the breading so clumps adhere to the meat. (It's best to use one hand to remove the tenders from the bag and the other to toss in the breading.)
Set breaded tenders on prepared baking sheet.

Line another baking sheet with a few layers of paper towels and set aside. Add oil to a large, high-sided pot until the level reaches about 3/4-inch. Heat over high heat until oil is shimmering. (If a cube of bread sizzles when you drop it in, it's ready.)

Using tongs, place several chicken tenders in the hot oil without crowding the pan. Cook until golden brown on the bottom side, a few minutes, then flip and cook until second side is also golden, a few minutes more. Set cooked tenders on baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Fry remaining tenders in batches. Serve hot.

Creamy Buttermilk White Pepper Gravy
Ingredients
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup buttermilk plus 1-2 optional tablespoons (depending on your preference of thicker or thinner gravy)
salt
pepper
Instructions
In small saucepan, melt butter.
Once butter is melted, add the flour and whisk. It will look like the consistency of wet sand.
Slowly add the milk, and whisk to incorporate. Whisk until smooth.
Gravy will thicken, add in the additional milk if you want a thinner gravy.
Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Spinach Mashed Potatoes / With Cheese And Garlic



A unique twist to a classic favorite! The flavor of these Spinach Mashed Potatoes are fabulous !

Ingredients

3 lbs. potatoes

1 cup sour cream

¼ cup butter

¼ cup milk

2 cups chopped fresh spinach cooked in

1 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

½ cup Parmesan

1¼ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions
Peel and cut potatoes into 8 sections.
Add water to completely cover potatoes. Cook until fork tender then drain out water.
Place potatoes in large mixing bowl. Add sour cream, butter and milk and beat until creamy and smooth.
Add cooked spinach, garlic salt, salt, pepper. and Parmesan and beat until well mixed in.
Stir in 1 cup cheddar cheese and garnish the top with additional ¼ cup cheddar cheese.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Turkey Wing Gumbo



Ingredients

2 turkey Wings (or thighs)

1 cup cooking oil

1 cup flour

8 celery ribs

3 large onions, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 lb okra, sliced (frozen is fine)

1 cup smoked sausage, sliced

2 cups water

2 cups turkey stock

1⁄2 cup Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce

12 ounces tomatoes, diced

1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt

1 -2 bay leaf

cayenne pepper to your taste

Directions
Place the turkey wing or legs into a large soup kettle with 3 qts of water and 1 tsp salt.
Boil for one hour.
Remove the carcass and legs and cool.
Remove the meat from the bones and discard the bones.
Reserve the stock and the meat.
In a heavy Dutch pven over medium heat the oil.
Add the flour, stirring constantly, and cook until it turns a deep, mahogany brown.
Add the celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, and parsley.
Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add the okra and sausage and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Add 2 qts of water, 2 qts turkey stock Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, tomatoes, salt, bacon, bay leaves, and cayenne.
Simmer, covered, for 2.5-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add the turkey meat and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

lemon butter sauce



Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
pepper
parsley, chopped

Directions
Melt butter in warm (not hot!) pan. Add lemon juice to the butter and warm briefly.
Add Worcestershire sauce and pepper to taste.
Spoon sauce over trout or other fish, sprinkle with parsley and serve

Blue Ribbon Corny Dogs


I love corn dogs /I remember when I was a child eating corn dogs at the State...

Ingredients

(4 cups) oil for frying

2 whole eggs

1 cup milk

1 cup Bisquick™ mix

1 cup cornmeal

8 Beef hot dogs, cut in half

16 wooden skewers

Steps

Pour oil into a small pot and heat to medium high.
While oil is heating, make the batter. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add the Bisquick, cornmeal. Mix well and set aside.

Trim the pointed edges of the bamboo skewers off with some scissors. Put a bamboo skewer in each hot dog half lengthwise.

Dip each hot dog in the batter, coating completely, then place in the hot oil. Cook about 3-4 at a time making sure not to crowd the pot. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until corn dogs are golden brown.

Remove from the oil and drain the corn dogs on paper towels.



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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Mississippi mud pie



When I found A Recipe You Know I will Share...Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 stick unsalted butter

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup cocoa

1/4 cup water

2 eggs

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 bag miniature marshmallows

Icing:
1 stick unsalted butter, softened

3 tablespoons cocoa

6 tablespoons milk

1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.
Combine the sugar, salt, and flour in a large mixing bowl. Bring the butter, oil, cocoa, and 1/4 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add to the flour mixture.
Beat together the eggs, baking soda, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add to the chocolate mixture, mix well, and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes.
While the cake is baking, make the icing by melting the butter in the cocoa and milk over low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the confectioners' sugar. Slowly mix in the nuts and the vanilla. Take the cake from the oven, and when it cools a bit cover it with miniature marshmallows. Pour the warm icing over the cake and the marshmallows. Cool the cake before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen
Read more
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/mississippi-mud-cake-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Friday, July 13, 2018

Roasted / Chicken / Sausage / Potatoes / Peppers


Chicken thighs, spicy sausage, sweet bell peppers, and potatoes roasted in a hot oven produce delectable pan juices, a rich, caramelized finish, and fork tender chicken...

4 large links hot Italian sausage

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs

1/2 pound assorted sweet peppers, seeded

1 small red onion, sliced

1/2 yellow onion, sliced

4 large Yukon Gold potatoes, quartered

2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs

2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cut two slashes down to the bone on the skin side of each chicken thigh.
Depending on the size of the peppers, halve or quarter them and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced red and yellow onions and potato chunks. Add chicken thighs and sausage pieces with pan juices.

Season with kosher salt, black pepper, and Italian herbs. Drizzle with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Mix with your hands until all ingredients are coated in oil, 3 or 4 minutes.

Transfer to large, heavy-duty roasting pan. Evenly space the chicken thighs skin side up. Position potatoes near the top.

Place in preheated oven until chicken is cooked through and everything is caramelized, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sprinkle with chopped fresh Italian parsley, if desired

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients
Chicken and stock ingredients:
1 (3 1/2 pound) frying chicken
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 small onion, halved
2 teaspoons salt
Pie crust ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced into 1/2-inch cubes (best to chill cubes in the freezer for at least 15 minutes before using)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
3 to 4 Tbsp ice water
Chicken Pot Pie Filling:
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, diced (about 1 1/4 cups)
3 carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal
3 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup dry sherry
3/4 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Egg wash:
1 egg whisked with 1 Tbsp water

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Breakfast Chicken Biscuit



You will love this chicken biscuits... Harding so delicious ..Happy Eating

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Cheesy Potatoes Casserole


Ingredients

make a light color Roux

3 kinds of cheese 1 cup each

can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup

1/2cup butter, melted

tablespoon garlic salt

cup chopped onions

5 pound bag potatoes Peel and per Cooked in chucks

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blackened Fish


Ingredients
6 (6- to 8-ounce) redfish, grouper (about 1/2 inch thick) 1 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons blackened fish seasoning Lemon wedges
How to Make It
Step 1
Dip fillets in melted butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon seasoning evenly over both sides of each fillet. Press seasoning into fish, and place on wax paper.
Step 2
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until smoking. Place 2 fillets in the skillet, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly charred. Transfer fillets to a serving dish; cover and keep warm. Drain butter from skillet, and carefully wipe clean with paper towels.
Step 3
Heat skillet 5 minutes or until smoking. Place 2 fillets in skillet, and repeat cooking procedure. Repeat with remaining 2 fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.


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Blackened Fish





Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sour Cream Pound Cake


Ingredients

10 servings

3 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups white sugar

2 stick butter

1 cup sour cream

6 eggs

1 pinch baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour 10 tube pan.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and eggs.
Add flour and pinch of soda, mix well. Pour into a 8x4 inch loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.



Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, soften cream cheese. Gradually add butter, and continue beating until smooth and well blended. Sift in confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until smooth. Add vanilla, and stir to combine. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Creamy Chicken Scampi With Linguine


Going With Chicken ... Sandra Happy Eating..

Ingredients

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 pound linguine

1/2 cup butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

lemon wedges

Directions

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Dip the chicken in the beaten egg, then into the bread crumbs, which have been mixed with the grated cheese, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Spread the coated chicken pieces on a rack or platter. This can be done several hours ahead and refrigerated.

Heat 1/2 C oil in a large skillet. Add 1/3 of the chicken pieces; saute until golden brown. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon, and repeat with the remaining chicken pieces. Discard oil in the skillet, and wipe out.

Cook the pasta. While the pasta is cooking, melt the 1/2 C butter in the skillet. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Add the cooked chicken, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss to coat the chicken pieces with the sauce. Do not allow the chicken to cook further.

Drain the pasta, and toss with the remaining 2 T butter and spoon onto a heated platter. Spoon chicken and sauce over. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with the lemon wedges.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Classic Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies


You Will Love These Cookies,,, Happy Eating Sandra

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour Or Self -Riseing Flour leaving out the soda,baking powder and salt
If you going to use Self-Riseing flour please do not put
½ teaspoon baking soda 
½ teaspoon baking powder 
½ teaspoon salt 

1 cup roasted salted peanuts
½ pound (2 sticks) salted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup extra-crunchy peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation
 Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Place peanuts in a food processor and pulse until the texture of bread crumbs. Set aside.
In bowl of electric mixer or by hand, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping sides as necessary. Then beat in crunchy peanut butter until fully incorporated, followed by eggs and vanilla. Gently stir dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture. Fold in ground peanuts just until incorporated.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop dough onto sheet in spoonfuls a little bigger than a golf ball, about two inches apart. Dip a fork in cold water and then press the back into dough, repeating to make a crisscross.
Bake until cookies are puffed and slightly brown along edges, but not top, 11 to 12 minutes. They will not look completely baked. Cool cookies on cookie sheet until set, about 3 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs


Yum Yum!!! Happy Eating..Sandra

Ingredients

1/2 cup apricot preserves

1/4 cup honey

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons minced ginger

2 tablespoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cup cider vinegar

bone-in chicken thighs (3 1/2 to 4 pounds total)
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. For glaze, in small saucepan combine spreadable fruit, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and cayenne.

Heat over medium-low heat until spreadable fruit is melted. Remove and stir in vinegar; cool.

Arrange chicken in single layer. Pour apricot glaze over chicken, turning pieces to coat. Arrange pieces skin sides up. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until done and tops are browned, brushing with glaze two times during baking. Skim fat from pan juices; serve juices over chicken.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Apple Tart


1 Kroger's pie crust in red box
1 Can Apple pie filling
Butter
Cinnamon
Egg wash
Deep muffin pan
Caramel topping store brand

Vanilla Glazy
1 ½ cups confectioners
2 ½ teaspoons milk
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter



Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni


2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup chopped red and green bell pepper chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 small can tomato paste
salt and  black pepper
3/4 pound dried elbow macaroni
2 cups (8 ounces) grated cheddar cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook it until browned, stirring until no pink remains about 5 minutes. Place the browned beef in a strainer and let the fat drain off,

Add the bell pepper,  onion, and garlic and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
add the basil, oregano, tomato paste with 1 cup water . Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Increase the heat to high and let come to a simmer. Add the cook elbow macaroni, stir, and cover the skillet.
Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer, stirring occasionally, and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. taste for seasoning, add 1 cup cheese mixing in
Sprinkle the other cheese on top, then cover the skillet and cook until the cheese is melty, about 1 minute.


Peach Cobbler Bread Pudding


love love this dish..happy eating..sandra

Ingredients
8 sour cream doughnuts, day old if possible
6 eggs, beaten
1 can milk
1 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Topping:
3 cups peaches drained / keeping the juice
1/4 brown sugar
1 stick butter melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Prepare vanillia sauce
1 cup can milk
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
corn starch
peach juice
Place all ingredients into a sauce pan and mix well.

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a 13×9 inch dish with 1 tablespoon of softened butter.
Cut doughnuts into 4 pieces each and place in butter dish.
Mix eggs, can milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a separate bowl, beat well.

Pour batter mixture over doughnuts and press down to soak doughnuts.
mix peaches 1/4 cup brown sugar,stick butter melted,teaspoon cinnamon,1 cup sugar over cobbler.

Bake bread pudding at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Allow bread pudding to cool 15 minutes, drizzle with glaze.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cajun Cheesy Lasagna

Ingredients

1 lb ground turkey Or beef
1 lb andouille sausage, fresh, casing removed
1 box lasagna noodles, dried
1  onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
16oz.  tomato pasta sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons creole seasoning
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Italian seasonings
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

For the Ricotta/Cheese Mixture:
1 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese, grated
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups jack cheese, grated
8 oz. fresh mozzarella cheese, grated
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 eggs, beaten

Instructions
Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix seasonings, reserve 1 tablespoon for ricotta/cheese mixture, and divide remaining seasons in half, set aside.
In a large pot heated over medium heat add onion, bell pepper and garlic
 
Add ground turkey and andouille sauce, break into small chunks. Season with half of the seasoning blend and cook until browned about 15 minutes.
Add pasta sauce and mix well, cook for 5 more minutes.
Lower heat to medium-low add parsley and cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To Assemble Ricotta/Cheese Mixture:
Mix Sharp, Jack, and Mozzarella cheese, set aside.
Mix eggs, ricotta, parmigiano reggiano, 1 cup sharp, jack, and mozzarella cheese mixture with remaining seasoning blend and set side.
To Assemble Lasagna:
In a large greased 13X9 inch casserole dish, place about 1 cup of pasta sauce on the bottom.
Top with lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping noodles.
Top with more pasta sauce, top with about 6 heaping tablespoons of ricotta/cheese mixture.
Top with a handful of remaining grated cheeses and repeat with another layer of lasagna noodles, meat mixture/ricotta cheese mixture/grated cheese.
For the last layer top with noodles, pasta sauce and remaining grated cheeses.
Cover casserole with greased foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Skillet Beef Cheesy Casserole


My mom used to make this beef casserole and will eat with sandwich bread like a sandwich.
Happy Eating...Sandra




Ingredients

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup chopped red and green bell pepper chopped
1 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 small can tomato paste
salt and  black pepper
3/4 pound dried elbow macaroni
2 cups (8 ounces) grated cheddar cheese
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook it until browned, stirring until no pink remains about 5 minutes. Place the browned beef in a strainer and let the fat drain off,
Add the bell pepper,  onion, and garlic and cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
add the basil, oregano, tomato paste with 1 cup water . Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Increase the heat to high and let come to a simmer. Add the cook elbow macaroni, stir, and cover the skillet.
Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer, stirring occasionally, and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. taste for seasoning, add 1 cup cheese mixing in
Sprinkle the other cheese on top, then cover the skillet and cook until the cheese is melty, about 1 minute.






Friday, April 6, 2018

Pound Cake With Pineapple Glaze


Pound Cake With Pineapple Glaze

7 Up Pound Cake

Ingredients

3 Sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature

3 Cups Granulated Sugar

5 Whole Eggs, room temperature

1 Tablespoon Lemon Extract

1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 cup  Ounces 7 up  room temperature

3 Cups Cake Flour

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, blend the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, takes about 5 minutes. Next, add the eggs to the batter one at a time until each one is thoroughly blended. Add the lemon and vanilla extracts, mix well.

Next, add the cake flour and 7 up to the batter alternately beginning and ending with flour. Be sure to stop periodically to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Here’s the rhythm: 1 cup flour, mix; ½ cup 7 up, mix; 1 cup flour, mix; ½ cup 7 up, mix; and the last cup of flour, mix. All of the batter should be well incorporated.

Finally, using your hand or clean paper towel, rub the inside of a bundt, or angel food, cake pan with room temperature butter, just a thin even coating. Then put about a ¼ cup of cake flour into the pan and roll it around allowing it to stick to the butter in the pan, again, just a thin coating. Shake out the excess flour. Pour the cake batter into the cake pan evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or just until a wooden skewer comes out clean.

Cool the cake in the pan for about 10 to 15 minutes, remove and place it on a plate or cooling rack to finish cooling for about an hour.


All I had to do next is make my recipe for my pineapple glaze and Wow!

Pineapple Glaze

1 can good brand pineapple chucks

1 teaspoon lemon flavor

1 teaspoon vanilla flavor

1/2 stick Butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup corn starch

3/4 cup water

Place in a sauce pan butter,sugar and pineapple chucks. mix corn starch and water in a bowl and pour slowly in the pineapple mixture until it get thicken and pineapple get candy like.. now add lemon and vanilla flavor and stir into the mixture after than pour glaze while slightly warm over cake.






Fried Chicken With Apricot Glaze


Fried Chicken With Apricot Glaze....If you love honey over your fried chicken, try heated Apricot Preserves poured on top.  Happy Eating..Sandra

Recipe Video


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Friday, March 9, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spicy Meat Loaf


I love spicy meatloaf and the sandwiches are fantastic..Happy Eating...Sandra


INGREDIENTS

1 can rotel (your choice on which rotel.

2 pounds ground beef (lean)

1 jumbo egg (slightly beaten)

1 cup quick oats

1 small onion (chopped)

1/2 chopped chopped bell peppers

1 Small Jalapeno pepper Chopped very fine

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

salt and black pepper to taste

1 Jar Marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, Mix Ground Beef, Rotel, Egg (slightly beaten),quick oats,onion and peppers. In Meatloaf Pan, mold mixture & place into pan.
Place in the oven for one hour.
Pour Marinara sauce on top and cook 15 mins

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pimientos Cheese Spread



Ingredients

16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded

4 ounces cream cheese softened

½ cup mayonnaise

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 ounces pimentos minced

8 ounces Jalapeno Monterey Jack Cheese shredded

mix together mayonnaise with cream chesse and add the other ingredients

Monday, February 26, 2018

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup



Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from scratch. This soup is healthy and perfect for a cold winter night or when you're feeling sick. The best kind of comfort food is a bowl of chicken noodle soup while growing up.

Happy Eating...Sandra

Ingredients

2 teaspoons butter

1 cup sliced celery

1 cup chopped carrot

1⁄2 cup chopped onion

1⁄2 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

2 (32 ounce) containersand 1 can chicken broth

2 teaspoons chicken bouillon

8 ounces egg noodles

2 cups cooked chicken breasts

can cream chicken soup

parsley

Directions

Melt butter in large pot.

Sauté the celery, carrot and onion for 5 to 10 minutes.

Add thyme, poultry seasoning, chicken broth and bouilion.
Bring to a boil.

Add noodles and chicken and cook on low for 20 minutes.

ADD 3 TABLESPOONS CREAM CHICKEN SOUP STIRING VERY WELL

Sprinkle with parsley.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spicy Cajun Chicken Alfredo With Pasta


Ingredients

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces 1 teaspoon garlic powder
add Cajun Seasoning... more if you like spicier.

16 ounces pasta cooked and drained 2 jars Ragu cheesy classic alfredo sauce

How to Make It
Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat Cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Add garlic Stir Alfredo Sauce into same skillet.
Let simmer for 5 minutes

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

7-Up Pound Cake


Ingredients

1-1/2 cups butter, softened

3 cups sugar

5 large eggs

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup 7 UP soda

GLAZE:

1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 to 2 tablespoons 7UP soda
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon or lime peel, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 325°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted or plain tube pan.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla. Add flour alternately with 7 UP, beating well after each addition.

Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 20 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For glaze, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar, lemon juice and enough 7 UP to reach desired consistency. If desired, stir in lemon peel. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor’s Note: To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.










Thursday, February 15, 2018

Homemade Peach Cobbler With Extra Crust


Homemade Peach Cobbler With Extra Crust


2 cans 32 oz peaches with juice or 7 large peaches

2 cup sugar

1 cup water

2 tablespoon corn starch

2 tablespoon  plain flour

1 stick butter

2 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoon lemon extract

2 teaspoon nutmeg

In a medium bowl,add peaches without juice , sugar, nutmeg, cornstarch, flour, tablespoon 1 tablespoon vanilla and tablespoon lemon together until well blended until smooth.

in a pot add juice from peaches 1 cup water 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon lemon extract and
2 tablespoon corn starch blend until smooth then add butter

blend well until mixture is thick. bake some of the crust until brown and place in mixture and stir in easy and pour in a baking dish top with pie crust and baked until golden brown at 350.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Black Berry Cobbler


"My grandmother made this cobbler when I was a little girl.I can still remember the fun we had first picking blackberries together in the hills.   Sandra..Happy Eatting


1/2 cup white sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

6 cups fresh blackberries

1/4 cup melted butter

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking dish. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar with the cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.
Place the blackberries into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with 1/4 cup of melted butter. Sprinkle with the cornstarch mixture, and toss to evenly coat. Spread the berries into the prepared baking dish. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, 1 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt until evenly blended. Stir in the milk, vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup melted butter until combined but still slightly lumpy. Pour the batter over the berries.
Bake in the preheated oven until the berries are tender and the crust is golden brown, 55 minutes to an hour.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Ultimate Meat Loaf



This is very tasty Meat Loaf With Mushrooms Brown Gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes ...This is a Ultimate  Meatloaf... Sandra...Happy Eating

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

3/4 cup oat meal

4 oz cream cheese

3 eggs beaten

1 package onion soup mix

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup minced onion

1/2 cup chopper bell pepper

1 cup beef broth

2 tablespoon sour cream

Directions

Add all ingredients together...Form in a tube shape in a deed dish bakeing dish.. Bake meat loaf at 350 for 1 hour pour off extra lique and pour gravy over meatloaf and return to oven and bake 10 more mins..

Gravy

Make A light brown roux adding  4 oz cream cheese 1 cup milk stiring as you go..adding cooked onion and bell pepper and 1 cup beef broth salt and black pepper

Sunday, January 28, 2018

BlueBerry Banana Pancakes


Hey!This Is Sandra..I am here again with another recipe..I hope you will enjoy making these  Blueberry Banana Pancakes for your family and friend...Happy Eating...

 Ingredients

1 cup Self-Rising Flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 eggs (beaten)

1/4 cups milk

1 small overripe banana (mashed)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup fresh blueberries 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Buttermilk Fried Chicken


This is a down home recipe that I have used for years, and thought I would share it!
This Is Sandra..Happy Eating

Monday, January 22, 2018

Moist Honey Bun Cake


Hi...This Sandra, You would love this Honey Bun Cake..So So Good!!!

Happy Eating...

Ingredients

Cake

3 cups all purpose flour

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup vegetable oil (plus 2 Tablespoons)

1 tablespoon vanilla

4 eggs

1/8 salt

Streusel- (for the middle)

1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

-Glaze-(for topping)
2 cups powdered sugar
4-5 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13" baking pan.
Combine flour, sugar, & baking powder, stir & set aside.

In another mixing bowl combine softened butter, sour cream, vegetable oil, vanilla, & eggs & mix well. Add in the flour/sugar mixture. Stir well.

Pour half of the batter in prepared baking pan & smooth it down with a spatula.
Mix the brown sugar & cinnamon together in a small bowl & sprinkle over the batter.
Now add the remaining batter & smooth it over the brown sugar/cinnamon mix.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown & a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Prepare the glaze by mixing the ingredients together in a bowl until a smooth spreading consistency is reached.
Once the cake comes out of the oven, use a fork to prick holes in the top of the cake.

 Pour glaze over cake & quickly spread it out with a knife or the back of a spoon. Let cool for about 1 hour.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Turkey Neck Gumbo


Hi,This Is Sandra...Here another great recipe from the south..My Creole Style Spicy Gumbo Shared with love..Happy Eating

Friday, January 12, 2018

Slice Cinnamon Grilled Apples/Season Corn On Cob/Sauteed Zucchini/ Vegetarian Menu


l Love these dishes when I don't like eating meat...Happy Eating..Sandra

Grilled Cinnamon Apples 

2 apples granny smith cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

pinch of salt

Sauteed Zucchini

Preheat the grill for medium heat.Or A frying pan
Combine water and lemon juice in a large bowl.
Add apple slices to the mixture. In a small bowl combine cinnamon, salt and sugar.
Place apples on grill rack and allow to cook for 6-8 minutes on each side, turning once.
Once cooked, place apples on a large dish and sprinkle with sugar mixture.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil 4 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh marjoram or oregano, chopped Kosher salt and pepper

Heat half the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the zucchini and cook, stirring only occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the cooked zucchini to a plate. Repeat with the remaining oil and zucchini.

Return the first batch to the skillet. Stir in the garlic, marjoram, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring, for 2 minute

Season Corn On The Cob

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Cream Cheese
Cheese of your choice
Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ears yellow corn, husked, halved crosswise

Directions

Cook the corn in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the corn to a platter. Brush the cheese mixture over the hot corn and serve. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese on top of the corn.

Heat the butter in a heavy small skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until tender and fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and cool.

Spreading Mayonnaise and then the cream chesse on the corn

Set aside 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese and stir the rest into the garlic mixture, along with the parsley and salt. Add chesse of your choice.