Hey Ya'll

I love to cook. It is an expression of love for me. I hope you will enjoy the recipes I post. May the Lord bless and keep each of you!

Prov. 31:15 She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Brown Sugar Brownies

Thanks Miss Judi!                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 - 1 lb. box of light or dark brown sugar
2 2/3 cups of self-rising flour
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 - 1 bag of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325-degrees.
Melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and melt. Let cool. Add flour, eggs, and chocolate chips. Mix thoroughly. Place in a 9 x 13 rectangle baking pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Instant Banana Pudding


Good but rich!!!

1 large pkg instant vanilla pudding, (6 ounces)
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk, (14 ounces)
1 container whipped topping, (16 ounces)
sliced bananas
vanilla wafer cookies


Mix pudding and milk; add condensed milk. Blend well; fold in half the whipped topping.
Alternate layers of pudding, bananas and vanilla wafers; top with remaining whipped topping and a few banana slices.
Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crock Pot Cajun Boiled Green Peanuts


2 lbs green peanuts(do not shell)
1/2 cup salt
1/4 c Cajun seasoning
2 jalapeno peppers
2 chipotle pepper in adobo

Use a large crock pot, put peanuts in first. Add water to cover slightly. Add salt and cajun spices, stir. Add the sliced ( lengthwise) peppers to the top. I put mine on to cook at bedtime and eat them for
breakfast!!! Yummy!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lu Lu's Cheese Burger in Paradise Knock Off


We love to eat at Lu Lu's in Gulf Shores. I always get seafood but for some reason I wanted a burger.
Boy was I in for a treat!!! Lucy Buffet makes a mean burger! By the way, her brother is Jimmy Buffet.

1 lb hamburger made into 6 patties( I use lean ground beef 97/3)
season meat with seasoned salt and Worcestershire sauce
cheese slices ( I used Colby Jack)
bacon slices
bread and butter pickles( yes that is what I said )

Cover seasoned burgers and steam in skillet. Add fixings and be ready for an awesome burger!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Veggie Soup Knock Off Like Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Sevierville Tn

We love to go to Gatlinburg! One of our favorite places to eat is the Applewood Farmhouse in Sevierville.
They serve good ole country cooking! For starters you have a julep, apple butter and fritters, and a cup of veggie soup. They have many wonderful dishes to choose from but I love the trout cakes and the apple pork tenderloin. The breakfast is out of this world also!! If you are in Gatlinburg, you gotta try this place!!!

1 container of spicy V-8 46 oz size
1 container of free range chicken stock 32 oz size
1 family size pictsweet veg. mix (carrots, corn, green beans, green peas)
1 sliced onion
2 T cajun seasoning
1 t garlic salt
1T (heaping) chicken base
1 t sugar
1 bell pepper chopped
1 c angel hair cabbage
5 large potatoes cooked in microwave(3 min. then turn over and 3 more min.) cool slightly and peel and slice
Simmer for 30 minutes
Serve with corn bread

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cowboy Potato Rounds

Thanks Miss Kate!                                                                                                                  

2 large baking potatoes, unpeeled
no-stick vegetable oil cooking spray
1/2-3/4 cup tex-mex cheese
5 slices bacon, cooked,drained and crumbled
2 green onions, diced
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Preheat oven to 450.
Slice potatoes evenly, about 1/4" thick.
Spray baking pan with no stick spray.
Place potatoes on pan and bake turning once until golden, about 15-20 minutes. Combine bacon, cheese, and green onions.
Remove potatoes from oven and brush tops with bbq sauce.
Evenly spread cheese topping blend on top and return to oven and bake until cheese is melted.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Meatball Sliders

Steph, you rock!! Check out her blog: plainchicken.blogspot.com

1 bag frozen Italian Style meatballs (32 meatballs)
1 jar (28oz) pasta sauce
2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
11 slices mozzarella cheese, each slice cut into thirds

Preheat oven to 375. Simmer meatballs and sauce over low heat until warmed through (5-10 minutes). Separate crescent rolls into triangles. Cut eat triangle in half to form two triangles. Place 1/3 slice of mozzarella cheese on top of crescent roll, top with meatball and roll up the crescent roll. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining crescent rolls. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Evelyn's Chicken Minis

This recipe is my knock off of Chick fil A chicken minis!                    

1 11 oz pgk of Sister Shubert's Parker House Style yeast rolls(16 rolls)
16 pieces of chicken nuggets (ready to cook) I use Perdue popcorn nuggets from Costco

Bake rolls according to package directions. Fry or bake nuggets. Slice rolls and add 1 piece of chicken to each roll. Enjoy!!
Note: Not only for breakfast, add dijon mustard and onion for a quick lunch. I think this would be good for showers, teas, and all sorts of parties!! These are a lot cheaper than party trays!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Copycat Green Giant Niblets Corn in Butter Sauce

Thanks Karen!                                                                                                                   

2 (16 ounce) bags frozen corn (yellow "or" shoepeg white, any brand)
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup butter, cut up
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch

Add corn to large sauce pan along with all ingredients except water and cornstarch. 
Stir corn mixture over medium heat until butter is melted.
Combine water and cornstarch and stir until cornstarch is disolved.
Slowly add water to corn in sauce pan, stirring constantly. 
Reduce heat to simmer and stir until sauce thickens.
Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender, about 10 minutes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Egg Rolls

Thanks Bonnie!                                                                                       

1 lb ground beef
1 package shredded cabbage (angel hair if you can find it)
1 package shredded carrot
salt and pepper
garlic powder
1 -2 package egg roll wrap
1 egg
canola oil (for frying)

1 Fry the ground beef with the salt and pepper and garlic powder until the meat is completely browned.
2 Make sure to add a lot of the salt and pepper and garlic powder.
3 This needs to have a strong flavor because you'll be frying it with other ingredients.
4 Don't put so much in that you can't eat it, but you want to really taste it.
5 Once you are done getting the flavor right, get a LARGE bowl and put the shredded cabbage and carrots in it and then add the ground beef on top.
6 Mix together completely and let sit for about 15 minutes.
7 I do that so the mixture will soften and I can roll them more easily.
8 Check the mixture after it sits to make sure the flavor is still there and really stands out.
9 If not, add more of the salt and pepper and garlic powder.
10 It's really up to your taste buds.
11 Heat up your oil for frying in a deep fryer.
12 Follow the manufacturer's instructions for how much oil to add.
13 I usually only fill about half of the fryer.
14 Crack an egg into a small bowl to make a wash for sealing the egg roll wraps.
15 Take a wrap and put about 1-2 teaspoons of the meat mixture onto the wrap.
16 Wrap the roll as shown on the package, remembering to seal with the egg wash.
17 I try to wrap my rolls tightly.
18 Once you are done wrapping, place the egg rolls carefully into the oil about 2-3 at a time.
19 Cook them until they are blond in color.
20Take them out and let drain on paper towels

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hot Crab Dip

Thanks Renee and Stephanie!                                                                                                   

2 pkg or 2 cans crabmeat
1 lb cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 dashes red hot sauce
2 tsp worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together and pour into baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Serve with rye bread, pita chips, crackers and/or vegetables.