Sunday, November 30, 2008

Southern Plate Holiday E-book

You wont beleive the yummy fab recipes you get in this E-book and its only 3.00 Woot Woot.. buy it now NO she doesnt know Im putting this at my blog lol, I just went looking through the recipes and am SOO excited to try them for the holidays and for 3.00 they are wonderful.. take a peek at the list of what you get :D You can tell her Carm sent ya if you want hehe she will be surprised :D

http://www.southernplate.com/southern-plate-christmas-recipes

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Cool Whip Jello Salad



Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hope you are having a great day, I wanted to post a recipe that we make every year, I usually have one of my kids make it because it is so easy. I dont have amounts really, I just go by package size lol

1 small container cool whip topping
1 small jello (we use lime)
1 can pineapple chunks-drained
1 small container cottage cheese (the pic shows a large but we only used half of it)

mix and refrigerate till set up.. omgosh its not too puurty but it is SOO yummy

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Eve


Wanted to say Happy Happy Thanksgiving now in case I dont have time tomorrow, hope its great and you eat lots of yummy food

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Pioneer Womans Biscuits


OH MY you must try these biscuits. I have NEVER made a good biscuit until now I got the recipe at the Pioneer Woman Can Cook Blog

First off I didnt have any buttermilk so I had to use the milk/lemon juice substitution, also I used margarine because we were out of butter , still FABULOUS omgosh they are HUGE.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

FOOD GUY'S WIFE'S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN



FOOD GUY'S WIFE'S OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

I cooked my chicken too long and it was dry :( I will try this again and cook it for 50 mins instead of the full hour. It is very tasty though I really like the seasoning on the chicken, the gravy is yummy too :D Yep, I will make this again


INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash chicken, and pat dry with paper towel. (My wife soaks the washed chicken in salt water for 15 20 minutes).
  2. Preheat oven to 425ยบ.
  3. Place vegetable oil and margarine in shallow baking pan, and set in oven to heat and melt.
  4. Combine flour and seasonings. Roll chicken pieces in flour mixture.
  5. Remove hot pan from oven and arrange chicken pieces on it, skin side down, do not crowd.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn chicken so that skin side is up and continue baking-20-30 minutes until nicely browned and juices run clear.
  7. Remove to a platter and keep warm (at least 10 minutes).
  8. Country Gravy....
  9. Scrape baking pan and place 3 Tablespoons of the accumulated cooking fat and browned bits into a sauce pan. Stir in 3 Tablespoons flour and cook 1-2 minutes until well combined. Stir in 2 cups milk and continue cooking and whisking until gravy boils and thickens. Cook about one minute. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.
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Mom's Island treasures cookies


Just tried these today and they are awesome, I didnt have any coconut though :( next time I will



INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Beat in the egg then stir in the vanilla. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips, coconut and pecans. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place the cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

To Try

I gotta try these I have overripe bananas waiting to be put into something and SOON lol

http://sycamorestirrings.blogspot.com/2008/05/banana-dream-muffins-recipe.html



Fabulous Baking Blog

If you like to bake then you HAVE to go check out this blog and the cutest things she has on it, check out all the cute pops, I am about to go check it out some more but had to come to my blog first to add her to my fav blogs list :D

http://bakerella.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

King Ranch Casserole


found this recipe at:

A Cowboy's Wife

King Ranch Casserole

made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS BUT isnt very pretty to look at. Next time I will use chicken instead of ground beef. SOO yummy!

INGREDIENTS:

* 10 3/4 oz cream of Mush
* 10 3/4 oz cream of Chicken
* 10 oz diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
* 1 small can black olives (OPT)
* 1 8oz soften Cream Cheese
* 2 lbs Ground Beef or( 2 C. Chicken-precooked)
* 12 Corn Tortillas, broken to fit pan
* 2 C shredded cheese
* salt,pepper,garlic powder season meat to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven 350F. Lightly mist 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Brown meat add seasoning’s (of choice) , drains excess grease. Add Cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, Diced tomatoes w/ green chilies and cream cheese. (I cube the cream cheese)

Use 1/2 the tortillas tear and layer bottom of dish until covered, add all meat & soup mixture, take other half of tortillas, tear in pieces and place on top of meat mixture, until covered. Top with Cheese & olives. Bake 30 - 45 mins.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Grandma Ople's Apple Pie


Recipe found here

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandma-Oples-Apple-Pie/Detail.aspx



Grandma Ople's Apple Pie

INGREDIENTS

* 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced



DIRECTIONS

1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.


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Easy Pie Crust




This is the pie crust I use most often because its really easy :D

2 C flour
1 teaspoon salt ..mix these together and remove 1/3 C of the mixture to another small bowl. Mix 1/3 C cold water in with the 1/3 C flour salt mixture to make a paste.

Now to the rest of the big bowl of flour add 2/3 C shortening and using a fork or pastry blender mix in the shortening until you get like pea sized chunks..photo 2

Mix the paste you made into the big bowl and mix in.. waalaaahh.. done

now wrap in plastic wrap and put in fridge til your ready to use it. Im sure you could also freeze it but Ive never tried.

The recipe says not to double it, not sure why?

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Daves Au Gratin Potatoes






Potatoes DONE omgosh they are FABULOUS SO cheesy and yummy just wait til hubby tastes them


Pic right before they went in the oven


Found this awesome guy on you tube and he makes these fabulous looking au gratin potatoes, I made them this morn. I also doubled the recipe



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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Oatmeal Coconut Pecan bars




oHhh no this could be bad... they are VERY addicting lol I wish I would have had chocolate chips


Before Baking

Oatmeal Coconut Pecan Bars

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all the dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg and vanilla. Dump the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well blended. Oil up an 8x8 pan and pour mixture in, patting the top flat with your hands while making sure the mixture gets into the corners. Bake for 25 minutes and cool. Cut into squares.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

White Bread







Baking Lesson: White Bread
http://www.safyeast.com/baking/lessons_twoa.html

YAYY I am SO proud of myself, I have never done white bread before, it is soo yummy, just wait til hubby sees :D

Day Before Mashed Potatoes


Day Before Mashed Potatoes
recipe from Allrecipes.com

INGREDIENTS

* 9 potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 6 ounces cream cheese
* 1 cup sour cream
* 2 teaspoons onion powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 2 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop in potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes.
2. Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, and mash until smooth. Mix in the cream cheese, sour cream, onion powder, salt, pepper and butter. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
4. Spread potato mixture into the prepared baking dish, and bake in the preheated oven about 30 minutes.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Chicken Soup


Ive been sick for the past week Grrr, I made chicken soup and it was yummy, but its gone now lol, I dont really have a recipe for this, I just boil my chicken with some onion and celery leaves also salt n pepper, remove chicken,let it cool and cut it into chunks.A;so remove the onion and celery leaf pieces. Add some chicken boullion to the water and add more water if it needs it, Add in your cut up vegetables (whatever you want) I also added rice in (too much as you can see in the pic lol) let it boil 15 or so minutes til veggies are almost done then add back in your chicken chunks. Salt and Pepper to taste add more boullion if it need it.Let simmer like 5 more minutes or til veggies and rice or noodles are done. Oh you can also use some pasta instead of rice

ps I used potatoes, carrots, celery in mine

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