Monday, September 26, 2016

Apple Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
3 eggs
1 Tblsp vanilla
1/2 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp big soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 chopped and diced Granny Smith apples
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

Grease bundt pan. Bake at 350 for one hour.

Top with:
1/2 stick melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup half n half
1 Tblsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Banana Pudding

3/4 cups sugar
2 Tblsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups evaporated milk
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 stick of butter
8 ounces vanilla wafers
4 large ripe bananas
1 heavy whipping cream, whipped with sugar

In a large saucepan, mix sugar, brown sugar, flour, salt and milk in a saucepan stirring constantly.
As it warms, pour a small amount over the eggs and whisk until well blended.  Add them to the warm mixture and continue to stir constantly.

Bring to a gentle boil and continue to stir until mixture thickens.  Remove the pan from the heat and pour in the vanilla and put in the 1/2 stick of butter.  Let it rest and stir when it is warm.

In a bowl, place the vanilla wafers in a wrapping pattern in the circle.  Then, cut 2 bananas,  Add 1/2 pudding mixture.  Top with 1/2 whipping cream mixture.  Add bananas, pudding and top with the whipped cream.  Add a few vanilla wafers on top for decoration! Honestly, the best banana pudding in the world!  Enjoy!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Blackberry Cobbler

6 small containers of blackberries
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tblsp.vanilla
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Mix the ingredients together and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
Place 1 pie crust in an 8x8 pan.  Place 1/2 of the mixture in the pie crust  and create a pie crust lattice over the top.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Repeat for the second cobbler.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Peach Pie

Place a premade pastry in a pie pan - roll it out and crimp the edges.

Boil some water in a pot and place 6-8 peaches in the water for 2-3 minutes.  Remove and peel the peaches and slice them.  Place the peaches in the pie shell.  Spoon lemon juice from 2 lemons over the top of the peaches.  In a pot, stir together 1/2 stick of butter, 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. salt.  Add 1/4 cup flour and mix until well blended.  Spoon on top of the peaches in the pie shell.

Sprinkle the top of the peaches with pumpkin pie spice.  Then cover with a brown sugar crumble with pecans.  Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.  Scrumptious with vanilla ice cream!

6-8 peaches
pie shell
1 lemon squeezed
1/2 stick of butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Brown sugar crumble:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 stick of butter
Use a patry blender to crumble the mixture and add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Strawberry Shortcakes

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
6 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
Cut up:
1 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries
whip real cream

Spaghetti Sauce

6 cloves garlic
2 vidalia onions,diced
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. oregano
salt and pepper
 1 bunch Italian parsley, diced
1 pkg. oregano, fresh, diced
1 pkg. basil, fresh, diced
4 bay leaves
Add and saute:
1 pkg. fresh ground chuck
1 pkg. mild Italian sausage
Put in the crock pot:
2 large cans petite tomatoes (28 oz.)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 cans Italian stewed tomatoes
1 can stewed tomatoes
10 freshly diced roma tomatoes
2 carrots grated
Add meat and herbs to crock pot. Simmer 24 hours!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Pecan Pie

1 cup pecan halves
1/2 bag brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup light Karo syrup

Mix the ingredients.  Place the pecans in concentric circles on the pie crust.  Pour the mixture over the pecans and bake for 1 hour.  Turn the oven off and let pie continue to bake for 15-20 minutes longer.  Too good to be true!!!!!!

Flaky Crust

2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup Crisco shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup ice water

Cut in the butter and shortening.  Add the cold water and roll into a ball.  Roll out on wax paper and make the crust!  Yummy!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Rolls

1 red onion diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
Fry in two pans I melted butter.
In frying pan, sauté two pork chops until browned on both sides. Slice very thin and sauté in the onions and garlic.

In the other pan, add:
Carrots, sliced thinly and julienned
Bean sprouts
Celery diced
3 orange peppers diced
Pea pods sliced thinly
Cabbage sliced thinly
Salt and pepper
1 tsp. ginger
Teriyaki low sodium
Add the pork chop mixture and mix well.
Put spoonful of mixture on an egg roll wrapper and roll up.  Fry on both sides until brown.
Serve with Asian noodles.  Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Blueberry Muffins

Modified from Internet
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tblsp. Vanilla
Small plate of blueberries smashed
1 cup blueberries, folded in batter
1/4 cup melted butter

Mix all the ingredients together and put loaded spoonful in muffin cups.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Monday, January 18, 2016



1 diced white onion
5 cloves of garlic, diced
1 kielbasa, cut in small pieces

Saute in a pan until browned

Add to the pot:
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. italian seasoning
sprinkle of creole seasoning
salt and pepper
2 tblsp. salsa casera
6 new potatoes, cut in small pieces
peppers diced
can of corn, drained
tomato sauce
2 tomatoes diced
6 filets of tilapia, cut in small pieces
Chicken shredded

Simmer for 2 hours and serve over rice.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Basic Homemade Bread Recipe

Modified from Taste of Home
1 package of dry yeast

2 1/4 cups warm water
3 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
6 - 6 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 stick melted butter

Mix the ingredients in a mixer, very slowly using the dough hook.  Add melted butter last, coating the ball of dough.  Set aside to warm and rise.  Then, punch down and divide into two bread loaves.