MASHED POTATOES

MASHED POTATOES I received a recipe request to mashed potatoes.  Mashed potatoes are going to be one of their Thanksgiving dinner  side dishes 6 medium size russet potatoes, 1 stick of salted butter, 1/4 cup cream cheese, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped, 1 tablespoon jar minced garlic, 1/4 cup evaporated…

HAM LOAF

HAM LOAF 1 pound smoked ground ham, 1 1/2 pounds ground veal, 2 eggs, beaten, 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 1 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 cup white onions, chopped, 10 pineapple slices, 10 Maraschino cherries. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Get…

BEEF SHANKS

Let’s get some moist and tender beef shanks in 30-minutes. Beef bones are rich in bone marrow.  Bone marrow can add that over the top flavor and body to your stock.  This just might be the best dish I have made in my Insta Pot. BEEF SHANKS 4 pounds beef shank, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil,  2 tablespoons…

SIMPLE SYRUP

Simple syrup is commonly used for a glaze on baked goods, to sweeten tea, coffee and cocktails. SIMPLE SYRUP 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water Get out a saucepan, add the sugar and water, bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the…

ROAST TURKEY

ROAST TURKEY 1 (10-12 lb.) turkey, ¼ bell pepper, 1 celery stalk, 2 sticks butter, softened, 1 medium yellow onion, 2 garlic cloves, minced.  Seasoning salt, paprika, poultry seasoning,  black pepper, fresh thyme, chopped, fresh parsley, chopped, and fresh sage, chopped add these seasoning into the butter sticks, set aside. Remove the turkey neck and…

TOMATO CASSEROLE

TOMATO CASSEROLE 6 medium ripe tomatoes, sliced 1-inch thickness, 1 cup diced tomatoes, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup celery, chopped, 1/4 cup red onions, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon seasoning salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped, 1 1/2 cup smoked gouda cheese, shredded,  parsley sprig Get out…

REAL CHILI

REAL CHILI 1 pound 80/20 ground beef, 1 pound smoked sausage, cut in chunks, 2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes and chilies, 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, 2 stalks celery, chopped, 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped, 3 garlic cloves, minced, 1 (1.25 oz.) packages chili seasoning, 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons…

DIRTY RICE

DIRTY RICE I received a request for dirty rice. Dirty rice is a tasty, meaty side dish frequently served at Thanksgiving and other special occasions. What makes my dirty rice special is I use yellow rice. 1 (15 oz.) can chicken broth, 1/4 pound chicken gizzards, 2 bay leaves, 1 1/2 cups yellow rice, 1…

BEANS BEANS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART, THE MORE YOU EAT THEM, THE MORE YOU ….

Beans are healthy, and they are an excellent protein source.  According to Healthline, beans or legumes can help reduce blood sugar and improve cholesterol levels. BEAN SALAD 2 cups canned green beans, drained, 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, drained, 1 cup canned kidney beans, drained, 1 cup thawed frozen whole kernel corn,  1 cup canned black-eyed…

SPICY CRANBERRY SAUCE

SPICY CRANBERRY SAUCE 1 (12 oz.) can whole cranberries, 1 tablespoon orange juice, 1 teaspoon orange zest, 1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated, 1 tablespoon spiced rum. Get out a bowl, dump everything into the bowl, mix well, refrigerate for at least an hour or until you are ready to serve.

ALMOND CRUSTED SALMON SALAD

My daughter took me to lunch last Saturday. I had an almond crusted salmon salad paired with a cucumber mojito.  I must say, this was the best lunch I have had in a long time.  I was also inspired to create my version of this delicious dish.  I’ve added soft boiled eggs, butter lettuce,  crispy bacon,  broccoli slaw, and…

COUNTY GIRL SAUSAGE

COUNTRY GIRL BEER  SAUSAGE 8 hot link sausages.  BATTER: 1/2 cup self-rising flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1 large egg, beaten, 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon, 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/2 cup dark beer, oil for frying. Get out your bowl, dump the flour, cornstarch, chicken bouillon, garlic, and black pepper…