Tuesday, December 30, 2014
5 lbs. groud beef, seasoned, browned, and drained
3 onions, chopped or 1 cup dehydrated onions
5 cloves garlic
4 cups ketchup
50 ounces tomato soup
1 gallon beans, drained and rinsed. I like to use a variety.
3/4 gallon water and/or broth
1/4 cup chili powder
*(my personal additions - home canned tomatoes, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce. All to taste.)
Brown the beef with the onion. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute more. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer on low for a couple hours, stirring occasionally. Best of made at least one day in advance.
Delicious served with fresh chopped red onion, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream with corn bread on the side.
(I don't know about you but I don't have a pot this big. So I brown the beef, onion, and garlic. Then transfer it to a big bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Then I portion it out for what we would use for one meal. I simmer each batch for an hour or so, or crock pot on low for 4 hours before eating.)
Monday, February 6, 2012
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 5 whole Eggs
- 1 cup Sugar, Divided
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/3 cup Milk
- 1 can Evaporated Milk
- 1 can Sweetened, Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
FOR THE ICING:
- 1 pint Heavy Cream, For Whipping
- 3 Tablespoons Sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan liberally until coated.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Separate eggs.
Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until yolks are pale yellow. Stir in milk and vanilla. Pour egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir very gently until combined.
Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer on, pour in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until egg whites are stiff but not dry.
Fold egg white mixture into the batter very gently until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread to even out the surface.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Turn cake out onto a rimmed platter and allow to cool.
Combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in a small pitcher. When cake is cool, pierce the surface with a fork several times. Slowly drizzle all but about 1/2 cup of the milk mixture—try to get as much around the edges of the cake as you can. Allow the cake to absorb the milk mixture for 30 minutes. I think several hours or over night is better.
To ice the cake, whip 1 pint heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar until thick and spreadable.
Spread over the surface of the cake. Don't even try to use store bought whipped cream. Decorate cake with whole or chopped maraschino cherries. Cut into squares and serve.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This recipe is just delicious! We ate it both as a dessert and for breakfast, and it was great both ways.
I used frozen blueberries and it came out perfectly.
Since it is a recipe that I found online, credit goes where credit is due.
Thibeault's Table - Blueberry Upside Down Cake Recipe
Saturday, March 26, 2011
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cup flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup nuts
4 black bananas
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
Combine all dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat wet ingredients. Gradually add dry to wet. Pour into greased and floured bread pans. You may also coat pans and top of batter with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Fill 2/3 full. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
4 boneless, center cut pork chops
1 cup uncooked rice - white, brown, wild, blend
1/2 cup chopped onion
3-4 carrots, diced
2 cloves minced garlic
2 Tbsp. butter
1 (5 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup water
10 ounces beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces green peas
1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown pork chops on both sides. I did not do this just because of time but I'm sure it would make them more flavorful. I just sprinkled both sides of chops with some of the soup mix.
2. Lightly spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. Then place the rice, onion, carrots, butter, water chestnuts, and mushrooms in the slow cooker. Pour in water, broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in onion soup mix, season with pepper, and top with pork chops.
3. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 7 to 9 hours, or on High setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in peas before serving just long enough to heat through. I did 4 hours on high. Some of the other reviews complained of mushy rice when cooked longer on low. I used a wild rice blend and it was great.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Carrabba's Spicy Sausage Lentil Soup
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup minced onion
3/4 cup grated and minced carrot
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound uncooked hot Italian sausage
2 ounces diced ham (about 1/2 cup, cut from a ham steak)
7 cups water
5 cups chicken broth
1 pound dry lentils
1 medium tomato, diced
2 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
1. Heat up olive oil in a Dutch oven or large sauce pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic. Remove sausage from casing, and add it to the pan. Saute for 8 minutes, stirring often. Break up the sausage into bite-size bits as it cooks. Add ham, and cook for an additional minute.
2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
3. Serve 1 cup for a "cup" portion, or serve 2 cups for a "bowl"serving.
Makes 12 to 13 cups.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
I found this recipe in my Family Fun magazine and decided to make them this Christmas season. They are the addictive classics, with a snappy, minty middle and a luscious chocolate coating. My biggest tip for making them would be to keep them cold! I split the batch in half and kept rotating them out of the freezer as I did each step. Also, do not try to do them without parchment paper, Silpat mat, or similar. They will stick! Other than that, they are easy and make a pretty presentation. You could also experiment making them with other flavors such as lemon or orange.
• 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon water
• 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
• 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (I used half this)
• 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (I used 3/4 this)
• 1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar (3-3/4 cups)
• 1 tablespoon shortening
• 10 to 12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
• 6 hard mint candies, crushed in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, stir together the water, corn syrup, lemon juice, and peppermint extract, then sift in half the confectioners' sugar. Add the shortening. Beat on medium, then slowly sift in the remaining confectioners' sugar until the mixture is well combined.
2. Knead the mixture into a ball (it will be very stiff; if necessary, add 1/2 teaspoon water to make it workable). Use the bottom of a glass pie plate to apply firm, even pressure to flatten the ball between sheets of waxed paper into a circle about 9 inches in diameter and 1/4 inch thick. Lay the waxed-paper-covered disk on a cookie sheet and freeze it until it's firm, about 15 minutes.
3. Place the frozen disk on a cutting surface and remove and reserve the waxed paper. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment. With a small round cutter (ours was 1-1/4 inches), cut out circles from the disk, then place them on the cookie sheet. Gather the scraps into a ball, use the pie plate and waxed paper to flatten it again, and cut more circles until the entire disk is used up. Freeze the circles for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over barely simmering water. Coat the patties one at a time: balance each on a fork and dip it (use another fork as needed to flip the patty in the chocolate), then shake off any excess chocolate before returning the coated patty to the parchment. Sprinkle each patty with a bit of crushed mint candy. Add more chocolate to the double boiler as necessary until all the patties are coated.
5. Harden the finished patties in the refrigerator for at least an hour, and preferably overnight. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge, layered between sheets of waxed paper, for up to one month. Include tags with your gifts instructing recipients to keep the patties refrigerated. Makes 5 dozen.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
1 can (10 3/4) oz. Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup Pace Picante Sauce
2 tsp chili powder
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
6 flour tortillas (6"), warmed
1 small tomato, chopped
1 green onion, sliced
other toppings as desired, olives, cilantro, pico de gallo, avocado
1. Stir the soup, sour cream, picante sauce and chili powder in a medium bowl.
2. Stir 1 cup picante sauce mixture, chicken and cheese in a large bowl.
3. Divide chicken mixture among tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place seamside up in 2 qt shallow baking dish. Pour remaining picante sauce mixture over filled tortillas. Cover baking dish.
4. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. or until enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Top with tomato and onion.
(I add green chilies to the chicken mixture. I remove the foil half way through baking to crisp the tortillas a bit.)