Tag Archives: Cooking

Never Fail Rolls and Monkey Bread


This is the best tasting roll recipe that you will ever have.

This recipe is from Grandma Burrell.

She is one of the best cooks I know.

To make the monkey bread you simply roll balls of dough in you hand.

Dip them one at a time, in melted butter then a sugar and cinnamon mixture, while tossing them in a bundt pan.

Let them rise one more time.

Then bake them in the oven at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes depending on your oven.

MMMMMmmmmmmmm!

More later……………………….Sally

 

Thanksgiving Menu


Oh yes, I am this fancy…………….NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Today I am cooking and baking to get things ready for Saturday when I have Thanksgiving dinner here with my family.

Big Ran is working on siding the new house.

We are going to gather with my dad’s family later this afternoon, which has its good side and its bad side.

I love to see family and be with them because they are a part of me, but I sure do miss my dad!

I guess I always will.

Then Big  Ran and I are going to hunker down for the evening.

 EAT UP!!!
More later……………………….Sally

 

Slow-Cooker Conversion


I don’t know about you all, but I have used my slow-cooker (crock pot) a lot lately.

 

I have found some great recipes on Pinterest.

But there are a bunch of recipes that I would like to try that are made for the oven.

 

 

Lucky for us I found this “Slow-Cooker Conversion Chart” in an old issue of Paula Dean Magazine.

 

Recipes for large cuts of meat, casseroles, soups, and stews are all terrific for slow cooking.

The main thing is to reduce the liquid to about 1/2 cup unless the recipe contains rice, beans, or pasta.

To figure the cooking time, use this guideline: 

 

~15 to 30 minutes conventional cooking time = 4 to 6 hours on LOW or 1 1/2  to 2 1/2 hours on HIGH.

 

~35 to 45 minutes conventional cooking time – 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.

 

Cook combinations of  raw meat and vegetables for at least 6 to 8 hours on LOW to give the flavors time to blend. 

 

I hope this helps you.

I am so very happy to have found this!

 

More later…………………………………..Sally 

  

Food and Family/Pasta and Kids


My daughters were in a wedding recently, so we just couldn’t resist a photo-op.

One of their high school buddies got married.

Photo

Anytime all of my children are going to be home at the same time Mom and I have a dinner.

This time we had pasta.

Mom made her famous lasagna.

Recipe to come as soon as possible.

I made this Chicken Pasta Primavera.

It was very good.

Here is the recipe:

 

4 cloves chopped garlic

1 C cut up broccoli

1/2 C diced onion

1 C  bite sized carrots

1 C sliced zucchini

1 C sliced yellow squash

2 C  sliced white button mushrooms

1 chopped bell pepper

5 T  butter

2 T olive oil

1 1/2 lbs cooked whole wheat penne pasta

4 cooked and cut up, large chicken breasts

 

Sauce:

1 1/2 C  chicken broth

1 C  heavy whipping cream

1 C half-and-half

1 C grated parmesan cheese

basil leaves to taste

salt and pepper to taste

 

Cook all vegetables, a few at a time, until al dente in 4T of butter and the olive oil in your skillet on the stove top.

Then remove all the vegetables and make your sauce.

Pour your chicken broth in skillet, along with your remaining 1 T of butter for about 1 min.

Add whipping cream, half-and-half, grated parmesan cheese.

 Tear in your basil leaves.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Stir everything together at this point.

YUM

 

But the favorite dish that was made was a Oreo pudding dessert.

That recipe is coming up next.

 

 

More later…………………….Sally

Homemade Pizza and Grandkid Fun


Madison and I tried our hand at making pizza the other day.

I bought some pizza dough at Trader Joes and wanted to try it out.

One was called basil and garlic crust and the other was whole wheat.

Here’s a picture of  how Madison’s pepperoni pizza on basil and garlic crust started out. 

Big Ran didn’t think that it had enough pepperoni on it!

We just rolled out the crust in the shape that we wanted it, poured on the pizza sauce, and added our toppings.

Easy peasy.

The pizza that I made had hamburger, pepperoni, garlic, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

It was delicious. 

Madison’s pizza just had pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

That’s the way she likes it.

This is the 4wheel riding crew.

Grandpa Randy, Gracyn, and Michael.

Here is the little guy who cried every time they came whizzing by.

Hudson.

 

           

Fun times.

Many blessings!

More later……………………….Sally

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