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Trying Recipes From Pinterest


This is a recipe from Pinterest in my “Sweet Tooth” board.

It is called 2 ingredient pumpkin brownies.

Here are the 2 ingredients.

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This is what they ended up looking like.

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I did not like these at all.

They are very moist, but the taste is not good!

I am going to try to sample some of these great and not so great recipes that I have found on Pinterest and let you know what I think.

Have you tried very many recipes from Pinterest?

More later…………….Sally

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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 

  

Oreo Pudding


This is what I call Oreo pudding.

It is delicious.

This is what the inside looks like.

It has crushed Oreos on the bottom, a cream cheese layer, then pudding, and to top it all off whipped topping.

I found this recipe on Pinterest.

It came from www.house344.com.

1 regular package of Oreos

1/2  c. of butter

1 lg box of instant chocolate pudding
 
2-8 oz cool whips
 
8 oz. of cream cheese, softened
 
1 c. powdered sugar
 
Crush the package of cookies either with a food processor, or in a bag and a rolling-pin.  Save a 1/2 c. to sprinkle on top of dessert when it’s done.  Pour remaining crumbs in a 13×9 pan.  Melt butter and pour into crumb mix.  Stir it up good and press crumbs in bottom of pan to make a crust.  Make chocolate pudding according to package directions and let it setup in the fridge.  In a mixing bowl blend cream cheese until nice and smooth and then add powdered sugar, mix.  Then fold in 1-8 oz thing of cool whip.  Top Oreo layer with cream cheese mix, then pudding, then your last 8 oz thing of cool whip, and then sprinkle remaining Oreo’s on top.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
 
You will make this over and over, it’s that good!
 
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.

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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

Lots of Birthday Celebrations


We  had 6 birthdays in July to celebrate.

My birthday was the 9th and my daughter, Kayli made this for my birthday dinner.

Stuffed red peppers!

They were delicious.

These cupcake sized desserts were so heavenly.

One of the guys that I work with brought these in for my birthday at work.

His wife saw that it was my birthday on Facebook and made them for us.

So sweet!

Thank you Connie!!

For my son, Nic’s Birthday on the 18th, I made a chicken fried steak dinner, with mashed potatoes and gravy.

One of his favorite meals.

Here is the Pioneer Woman’s Recipe that I used:

Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak

Prep Time: 15 Minutes  |  Cook Time: 25 Minutes  |  Difficulty: Easy  |  Servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That’s Been Extra Tenderized)
  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Seasoned Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
  • LOTS Of Black Pepper. Lots.
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy

Preparation Instructions

Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.

Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the plate of seasoned flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and turn to coat.
(So: wet mixture/dry mixture/wet mixture/dry mixture.) Place breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles of flour to make sure it’s sufficiently hot. Cook meat, three pieces at a time, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.

Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.

GRAVY:

After all meat is fried, pour off the grease into a heatproof bowl. Without cleaning the pan, return it to the stove over medium-low heat. Add 1/4 cup grease back to the pan. Allow grease to heat up.

Sprinkle 1/3 cup flour evenly over the grease. Using a whisk, mix flour with grease, creating a golden-brown paste. Keep cooking until it reaches a deep golden brown color. If paste seems more oily than pasty, sprinkle in another tablespoon of flour and whisk.

Whisking constantly, pour in milk. Cook to thicken the gravy. Be prepared to add more milk if it becomes overly thick. Add salt and pepper and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, until gravy is smooth and thick. Be sure to taste to make sure gravy is sufficiently seasoned.

Serve meat next to a big side of mashed potatoes. Pour gravy over the whole shebang!

Kennedy turned 5, Michael turned 2, and Hudson turned 1

and Big Ran turned 48, all on the 31st!

Don’t they look festive in their Mexican hats?

Michael loved wearing his.

Hudson was more interested in the singing and clapping that the waiters were doing.

Grandpa and his birthday grandkids.

We have been very busy to say the least.

More fun times to come!

More later…………..Sally

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