Thursday, October 2, 2008
1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp double-acting baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
2 cups butter milk
Preheat waffle iron
In a large mixing bowl add all dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredient to the dry mixture.
Pour batter into waffle iron (approximately ½ - ¾ a cup)
Cook according to manufacture’s directions.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
When the weather starts to cool off I get a hankering for stew. My favorite is Irish beef stew. I have the ingredients listed below with a rough estimate of how much to use since I'm not really one to measure.
1/8 cup olive oil
1 - 1 1/2 pounds stew beef, cut into 1-inch pieces coated in seasoned flour
6 large garlic cloves, minced
3 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 bay leaves
3 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut (about 7 cups)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups 1/2-inch pieces peeled carrots
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup of Guinness beer
1 cup of red wine
I like to season my my beef with salt and pepper before I dust with a little flour. Next I heat my oil in the skillet and brown my meat adding the garlic right at the end. Then I add the beef stock simmering the meat for an hour before I add the potatoes, onion, carrots, and additional seasonings. I add several cups of water bring to a boil before I turn the heat down, cover, and simmer all afternoon.
Serve with sour cream and crusty bread.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Then dunk the tomatoes in the boiling water for 30 seconds or so until you can see the skins start to split.
After we pealed and seeded the tomatoes we put them in a food processor and pureed them
Since there is a lot of water in the tomatoes we decided to not only season the sauce with fresh herbs we let the puree cook down until there was little if any water left in the pan.
Next we add a 1/2 tsp of fresh lemon juice to insure safe acidity and a touch of sugar to counter act the tartness.
Now keep in mind I've never canned before and I'm inclined to follow directions on this one people even if the directions seem a bit odd.
Then we strained the sauce as we poured it in to our ever-so-clean canning approved jars getting out any seeds that were left behind.
I maybe a smart ass about it, but you really do need to have your jars prepared by washing with hot soapy water or by putting them in the dishwasher.
Leaving a ¼-inch head-space, we wipe the jar rims and adjust lids. Then we processed the jars in a Boiling Water Bath for 40 minutes.
Here's one that my Ladybug plans to enter in the fair next month.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
If you haven't figured this out yet, everything we in the south cook is good and I meant really good.
Here a simple one to add to your recipe box.
All you need is is a little cooking oil, some white corn meal, salt, pepper and a nice firm green tomato.
Slice up you tomato about 1/8 inch thick salt and pepper then dip in corn meal. You will fry it in about 1/4 inch of oil until golden brown on both sides.
Trust me it's delicious!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
2 cups of sliced squash,
a medium onion, diced
a 1/2 cup mayo
2 tablespoons butter
1 fresh egg from the chickens bum
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
some bread crumbs
Boil the squash in salty water until tender (don't let it over cook, there's nothing worse than mushy squash) and saute the onion in the butter while the squash is boiling. Drain the squash and mix in the onion, cheese, mayo, and egg. Salt and pepper well then sprinkle with bread crumbs. Cook at 350 for about 40 minutes.
I'd share a nice little picture except I left my camera at a friends house, oops! I'll post one later...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Then add a little (or a lot) of garlic, your preference.
If you really want to jazz it up mix in a bit of dried parsley flakes.
Next slice your bread (I like to use different breads; sour dough, french baguette, just use whatever you like) and spread a generous helping of the butter mixture all over your bread.
If you want to make it look real purty like you can it sprinkle with some paprika.
Pop it into a 375 degree oven until toasty brown and there you have it, the best garlic bread this side of the Mississippi.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
We've grilled it, sauteed it, deep fried it in a tempura batter, stir fried it, sliced and eaten it raw in salads and with veggie dip.
Now I know southern cooking had a bad rap for everything being fried, but good is good and easy is even better.
All you need is a mess of squash diced up, maybe four cups or so, you know I don't measure. Put a table spoon of bacon grease (and yes you need it for the flavor) in a skillet on medium low and sauteed the squash letting it cook down until it tender and browns. I just add salt and pepper, trust me it's delicious!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Had a dish of ice cold snow ready and waiting.
And just drizzled the candy in the snow.
Monday, March 3, 2008
about a 1/2 cup of milk, and some English peas.
After mixing well, I poured into a store bought pie shell and covered with the extra shell.
I just baked it at 400 for about 30 minutes.
I think they liked it.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
My favorite husband, who prefers to remain nameless, fix us up so good eats tonight. This is simple enough even I could make it, but lets not tell him, I like it when he's home to cook.
All you need is some Teriyaki marinade and sauce. My favorite husband crush fresh garlic and cut up some fresh green onions mixed it with about 1/2 to 3/4 of the bottle then dropped in 4 boneless thighs. At it had marinated for over four hours he took the remainder of the teriyaki and stirred in some corn starch (as a thickener) slapped those bad boys on the grill (low heat) and brushed on the glaze.
With this he served rice pilaf and corn because apparently corn is considered a vegetable even if it is a starch. I wasn't going to argue with a good meal, he even did the dishes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
or just fix up a mess of wings for the game,
either way you'll be lovin' this chicken.
This is a nice change from the usual boring ole chicken. Good luck, it's good!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This is all you need, how simple can it be? A premade pie shell and a few items from around your kitchen. Simple, I'm telling you. I started by preheating the oven to 450 while I broke out what I needed. Then I covered the pie shell with foil and baked it for about 10 minutes. While that was baking, I sauteed the mushrooms ( I just cut up a whole bunch , I don't know how many, if I had to guess, I'd say a lot!). You could buy pre-sliced and save yourself a bit more time. When they're done, spoon them out in to your egg mixture (I used about 4-5 eggs and some half and half, seriously use your best judgement people, we're not in kindergarten now are we) along with a couple of cups of Swiss cheese. Pour into your pie shell. I tossed in some parsley flakes for color. Bake this with foil covering the edges of the crust for about 30 minutes at 375.
Cubed chicken breast, minced garlic, some butter to saute with, salt, dried thyme, onion powder, white and black pepper, spaghetti, heavy whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, parsley and a dash of cayenne.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Unroll your crescent rolls into a baking dish. You will need to pinch the seems together so that you don't spring a leak. Add 1/2 lb cooked sausage crumbled up, then add some frozen hash browns. In this case I shredded a potato, rinsed it and microwaved it for about 30 seconds.
Rice mix, orange roughy, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and onion salt
But doesn't that look too good too pass up?
yum! Are you getting hungry yet?
Since I can't eat at Out Back Steakhouse salad every night my next favorite salad is a baby leaf with feta cheese, Greek black olives, croutons and this wonderful vinaigrette by Brianna
Doesn't that look good?