Friday, June 26, 2020

Buttermilk Pie

Ingredients :
1 c butter, melted
6 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp cornstarch
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 c buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 (9in) deep dish unbaked pie shells

Directions :
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
3. In a large bowl, add salt, corn starch, and sugar.
4. Melt butter in the microwave. Pour the butter on top of dry ingredients. Mix well.
5. Once all this is mixed then pour the egg mixture on top. Stir until all is incorporated.
6. Pour into pie shells evenly. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Pies will be a little jiggle but not runny when done.
7. *TIP: If you have a pie shield, place it on top of crust about 35 min into cooking. If you don’t you can cover the crust with foil to keep it from burning.
8. *TIP: When the pie is done, if the butter looks like it is sitting on top of the pies. Just give it time to rest and it will seep back into the pie. Also placing the pie in the fridge will also help this.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Sweet Strawberry.Cake

Two Boxes Cake white mix
6 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
3/4 cup oil
2 small boxes vanilla pudding instant mix
1 cup strawberry frozen
Mix well place in three 8 inch cake pans bake at 325 for 30 mins

Strawberry glazy
1 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries (washed and hulled) (about 6 cups)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
3 drops red food coloring (optional)
Crush enough strawberries to make 1 cup. (I have used a masher, but it worked best for me to use an immersion blender in a deep bowl).
Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in mashed strawberries, water, and lemon juice and red food coloring if using.
Bring to a boil and then simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool about 10 minutes.

Butter cream frosting
2 sticks unsalted butter, slightly softened but cool to the touch and holding it's shape
6-7 cups powdered sugar (depending on desired consistency. More sugar=more crusting). If you prefer a frosting 
2 tsp. vanilla  use clear imitation vanilla if you like a whiter frosting
1/4 c.  whole milk or more if needed
1/2 teaspoon salt  Adjust to taste.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Hawaiian Baked Turkey And Swiss Sandwiches

1 12 pack King’s Hawaiian Original Rolls
1 package sliced deli Turkey
1 package sliced Swiss cheese
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
How to make it
Melt butter and mix in mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for several minutes.
Cut the entire pack of rolls in half, horizontally (keeping all top and bottom halves intact).
In a greased 9×13 pan, place bottom half of rolls and put 1/3 of the butter mixture over the bottom of the rolls. Layer the ham and cheese on top.
Replace the tops of the rolls and put the remaining butter mixture over top.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Separate for serving.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Hersheys Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Filling & Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream

When you make this cake you can use a good chocolate fudge cake mix or make it from scratch because all the toping you can't tell the difference … Sandra

Scratch Cake
2 cups sugar
1 & 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk or heavy Cream
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water

For the Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream:
1 cup cream cheese
3/4 cup butter
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

First, preheat your oven to 350F.
Spray 3 round cake pans with cooking spray
Dust the pans lightly with flour, set aside.

In a Large mixing bowl or mixer combine the Flour, Hersheys cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and the salt.

Add in the milk, oil, eggs and the vanilla extract & mix until everything is thoroughly incorporated. Once all combined, stir in the boiling water last; mix again, the batter will be very thin.
Pour the batter evenly in each of the sprayed/floured cake pans

Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of each layer comes out clean. Once fully baked, remove from oven & allow the 3 cakes to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before removing them.

Once removed, transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
I always use a cake leveler to make sure the layers are even, you can also use a serrated knife
While they finish cooling, prepare your frostings.

Whipped Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Instructions:

Whip the cream cheese & the butter with an electric mixer on high speed for about 30 seconds. Once combined begin adding in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar at time, making sure each half cup is fully incorporated before mixing in another 1/2 cup., add in the vanilla extract & whip one last time for about 30 more seconds on high and beat one minute more until nice & fluffy

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting Instructions:

In a large bowl beat the butter & cream cheese with an electric mixer and begin adding in the powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time again
add in the cocoa and the milk & vanilla
Whip all of the ingredients until they are thoroughly incorporated

Beat at High speed for about one minute or until fluffy.
Once you are ready to assemble the cake:
Level the cakes with a cake leveler to assure perfect stacking of the cake layers
Place the bottom layer on a cake plate.

Spread 3/4 cup of the cream cheese buttercream filling over the bottom cake layer
Top with the second leveled layer and repeat the process.
Lastly, top with the third layer.
Frost just the very top with the remaining Whipped cream cheese buttercream & refrigerate for about 15 minutes

Finally, remove from the refrigerator & frost the top layer gently with the chocolate cream cheese buttercream & all over the sides of the cake.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Don't forget the ch6colate chips

Thursday, April 9, 2020

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

7-8 cups bread cubed into 1-inch
3 1/2 cups heavy cream divided
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
18 oz white chocolate coarsely chopped and divided
7 egg yolks
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
In large saucepan over medium heat combine 3 cups whipping cream, milk and sugar. Bring to simmer, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and whisk in 12oz chocolate until melted and smooth. Let sit to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl combine yolks and eggs to blend. Slowly whisk in warm chocolate mixture to combine. Whisk in vanilla. Gently fold in the bread cubes, and let soak for 30 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan, and cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes, then uncover and bake until top is golden brown, about 10-15 minutes. While the bread pudding is baking, make the white chocolate sauce.
Use a microwave-safe bowl to heat the white chocolate with the heavy-cream for a minute. Stir until chocolate has completely melted. Pour over each bread pudding serving. Top with vanilla ice cream.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Party Sandwiches

Pimento-Cheese Sandwiches
1/2 lb. sharp yellow Cheddar cheese
1/2 1b.Papper Jack cheese
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
5 tbsp. mayonnaise
3 tbsp. chopped marinated roasted red pepper
slice firm bread

Stir together cheese, cayenne pepper, dry mustard, and mayonnaise in a medium bowl.T add roasted red pepper, and stir to combine.

Cream Cheese Sandwiches

8 oz cream cheese softened
1/2 cup slivered almonds toasted
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
Small can crushed pineapple drain very dry

Mix together cream cheese,pineapple, almonds, lemon zest and juice along with salt until well combined.
Spread on bread.

Egg Salad


1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped celery

Mix together and chill

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Plain Pound Cake


For the Pound Cake:

 3 sticks BUTTER at room temperature

3 Cup Sugar

6 Large eggs- at room temperature

3 cup All-purpose flour

3 tsp Baking powder

1 Cup Milk- at room temperature

1 tsp Vanilla

Preheat oven to 325°. Prepare a generously greased and floured bundt pan.
Allow margarine to come to room temperature. Cream butter Beat in sugar and cream until well blended. Don’t rush this step; allow to beat for at least 5 minutes.
Slowly add eggs 1 at a time and make sure each one is well mixed.
In a separate bowl, sift flour first and then measure out 3 cups. Sift an additional 3 times. rounds of sifting, your hand might not like it, but just do it! Add baking powder.
Add half of the dry ingredients and then half of the milk. Add the second half of your dry ingredients, followed by the remaining milk. Continue to beat until all ingredients are well combined. Add vanilla last.
Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes. Do not open oven door while baking until 55mins. Check to see if your cake is done by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. Baking times may vary by oven. Allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove from the pan.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Swedish Chicken Meat Balls

2-3 shallots
1 garlic clove
6 tbsp butter
1 pound - ½ kilo chicken mince
½ cup panko bread crumbs
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon white Pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp all purpose flour (plain)
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup heavy cream
1½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 handful fresh parsley, chopped
Salt to finish sauce
 Step 1
Peel and finely chop the shallots. To a large frying pan on low to medium heat, add 2 tbsp of butter until melted. Add the shallots and 1 clove of minced garlic.
Gently sweat until translucent then add the all spice, grated nutmeg and the panko. Mix well with 1 tsp salt. Leave to cool a little.
 Step 2
In a mixing bowl, add your chicken mince, and crack one whole egg. Add the breadcrumb mixture and using your hands, coat them in oil and form some balls, slightly smaller than a golf ball for a serve of 12. This can vary.
 Step 3
To the same pan, add the olive oil on a gentle heat, add all the meat balls and keep turning them as they slowly brown. They may lose their shape a little but that’s fine. Once all golden brown, set aside.
 Step 4
For the sauce, using the same unwashed pan on medium heat, add 3 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp of flour. This will make a roux to thicken the sauce. Mix well and scrape any residue from the bottom of pan. Cook until it turns a light brown colour. Add the chicken stock, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, cream and salt to taste. Mix well, and bring to a gentle simmer on low heat. Return the meat balls to the pan and cook for approx 7 minutes. Ensure you turn them so they are evenly cooked and coated in the sauce.
 Step 5
Chop some parsley and serve the meat balls with a sprinkle of chopped parsley on top.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Cauliflower And Potato Cheese & Onion Croquettes

1 Cauliflower
1 Cup Parmesan Cheese grated
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 spring onions finely chopped
1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

Cut the cauliflower into florets, place in a saucepan of water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes until soft.
Drain the water and cool.
Remove the excess water from the florets. I either squeeze them in my hand or put them in my nut milk bag and squeeze.
Mash the cauliflower either by hand or blender.  
Add the chopped spring onions, Cheddar cheese, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, mustard and seasoning. Mix thoroughly.
Make into croquettes shapes by hand.
Place the croquettes onto parchment/greaseproof paper and put into the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat
Gently fry the croquettes, turning over until golden

Friday, January 31, 2020

Tomato Gravy

2 large tomatoes (peeled, cored, and chopped)
1 cup chicken stock (low sodium or unsalted)
1/4 cup fried chicken grease
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 cup milk (or cream, water, or more broth)
2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste (or to taste)
Dash Kosher salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Garnish: fresh parsley (chopped)
In a skillet stir in the flour 6 Tablespoons fried chicken grease , salt and black pepper and cook, over low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is golden brown.
Gradually add the onions cook until tender.add tomatoes cook for 5 minutes and stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat add in chicken broth and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
add in tomato paste / reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until the gravy becomes thickened, stirring occasionally.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Tea Cakes

Original recipe makes 2 dozen you can change servings size.
2 sticks butter 

 1 1/4 cups sugar 
2 eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

 1/2 teaspoon salt 

 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

 Directions In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; stir into the creamed mixture. Knead dough for a few minutes on a floured board until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely and place in a big jar. Jump To Video

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Broccoli And Potatoes Soup

This creamy and cheesy potato soup with broccoli comes together quickly for an easy and quick weeknight meal...This Broccoli And Potato Soup will warm your soul ...Sandra

3 tbsp unsalted butter

1 small onion , finely chopped

2 garlic cloves , minced

1/3 cup flour

2 cups milk

1 cup chicken broth

1 cup water

lb potato , peeled and cut into 1.25 / 1/2" cubes

5 cups broccoli florets (bite size) (about 1 large broccoli)

1 + cups grated cheese , cheddar or tasty (or other of choice)

1/2 sour cream


Grated cheese

Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for 5 minutes or until softened.
Add flour and mix into onion mixture. Cook for 30 seconds.

Add chicken broth powder, water and potato. Bring to simmer, and cook for 12 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until potato is just cooked.

Add broccoli and stir. Cook for 2 minutes, then pour off all water take the pot off the stove.
Stir in chicken broth and milk throughly adding sour cream and cheese. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Ladle into bowls and top with garnishes of choice.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cinnamon Pecan Rolls

I made these rolls just for you...Sandra

1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water


Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg.

Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle.

Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough
Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.