Saturday, March 21, 2015

Easy Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Easy Cornbread Dressing Recipe

We find any excuse to make a roasted turkey and cornbread dressing. It does not have to be the holidays for these recipes to show up at our hours. Every day is Thanksgiving to me. Hope you enjoy this treasured recipe.


1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
¼ pound ground beef or sausage, optional
1 can chicken broth
2 teaspoon sage
2 boiled eggs, chopped
cornbread, cooked, crumbled
white bread crumbs
salt to taste


Fill a 9-inch x 13-inch pan ¾ full of mixed equal amounts of cornbread and white bread.
Stir in soup, celery, onions, meat, broth, sage, salt and eggs until well mixed.
Mixture should be wet, but not soggy.
Add more broth if needed.
Bake at 325 degree until lightly browned on top.

Cousin Ruth's Homemade Biscuits State Fair Recipe

Cousin Ruth's State Fair Homemade Biscuit Recipe

My cousin Ruth made these biscuits from the Demo Kitchen inside the Creative Arts Building just north east of the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. She made 200 plus biscuits a day during the State Fair of Texas for eight years. You must give this award winning biscuits a try. Enjoy!

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup shortening

¼ cup crumbled, add to milk

½ cup shredded sharp cheddar, add to milk

Add the following to the flour mixture:
1 ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds
½ teaspoon crumbled leaf sage
¼ teaspoon dry mustard

Buttermilk Biscuits:
If you use buttermilk instead of milk it will be necessary to decrease the baking powder to two teaspoons; and add ½ teaspoon baking soda. Also, you need to increase the buttermilk to one cup.

Note: If using self-rising flour omit baking powder and salt.

Heat oven to 450 degree.
Measure flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl.
Cut in shortening until it has the texture of corn meal.
Stir in milk.
If dough is not pliable, add enough milk to make soft, puffy easy-to-roll dough. Too much milk makes the dough sticky, not enough makes biscuits dry.
Place dough on floured board and knead lightly.
Cut biscuits.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

I posted a recipe for pinto beans and this is the recipe for the cornbread I enjoy serving with them.
It is loaded with cream corn, onions, cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers. What a yummy combination.


1- can yellow cream style corn (2 cups)
1 cup yellow cornmeal
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
2 eggs
¼ cup bacon drippings or oil
1 cup onions, chopped ( I like red onion)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3-5 jalapeño peppers, finely chopped


Mix in large bowl, cornmeal, baking soda and salt.
Add corn, bacon drippings, onions, garlic, jalapeños, milk and eggs.
Pour ½ of mixture into iron skillet or 9-inch x 13-inch pan.
Sprinkle half of cheese over mixture.
Add remaining mixture and then cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Homemade Refried Beans "Not Refried" Recipe

Homemade Refried Beans Not Refried

We enjoy using Refried Beans in our fajitas, tacos, nachos and as a side to a Mexican dish. You can buy them in the can, but they are not a delicious as the homemade version. This recipe is made in a slow cooker. Hope you enjoy.

Now let's get these beans going.

1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
3 cups dry pinto beans, picked and rinsed
½ fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, minced (optional)
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon cumin
5 teaspoon salt
1 ¾ teaspoon black pepper
9 cups water (add more if needed)

Now get out your slow cooker and let get started:

Place in your slow cooker the onion, beans, jalapeño, garlic, pepper and cumin, I wait to put my salt in after the beans are soft.
Add water and mix well.
Set slow cooker to high and cook for 8 hours, may need to add more water, use only hot water.
Once the beans are done add salt.
Put beans in a strainer to drain off liquid; reserve it.
Take a potato masher and mash beans, adding reserved water drained from beans to get the consistency you like.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cranberry-Apple-Orange Relish Recipe

Cranberry Apple Orange Relish Recipe

This is a must have relish for your holiday meals. It is tart, but sweet and oh so delicious! Cranberry-Apple-Orange Relish keeps in the refrigerator for weeks. It is delicious anytime of the year, goes great with turkey, pork, and other

32 ounces fresh cranberries
2 apples
2 cups sugar
1 orange, seeded, but not peeled

Using a food grinder or food processor with a coarse blade, coarsely chop apples, cranberries, and oranges, a little at a time.
Place in a large mixing bowl.
Add 2 cups sugar; mix well.
Place in air tight container and refrigerate.
This will keep in refrigerator for weeks.

Delicious Pulled Pork Recipe

Delicious Pulled Pork Recipe

Our family really loves pork! If you are planning a big party or just for the family, this recipe for pulled pork will be a hit. Some folks like to top it with cole slaw. Enjoy!


Boneless pork shoulder roast (4 ½ to 5 ½ pounds) bigger if need more servings
1 large onion, dices
2 cup cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper
1- 18 ounce Barbecue sauce, I like Jack Daniel Original


Place the pork shoulder in a crock pot, fatty side up.
Pour vinegar over the roast.
Place onion on top of roast.
Add garlic, salt and pepper.
Cook on low for at least 10 hours.
Drain the liquid off of roast; add barbecue sauce.
Allow to cook for another hour or two.
When it is done you should be able to stick a fork through the center without any resistance
Take a fork in each hand and start pulling it apart; then mix the barbecue sauce in. The onions will mix in well also.
Serve on buns.

Image by stevendepolo

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cherry Pie Filling Salad Recipe

This cherry salad is so yummy, it could actually be served for dessert. If you need something quick this is the salad you are looking for.


1 can cherry pie filling
1 large can crushed pineapple
1 can sweetened condensed milk
¼ cup lemon juice
2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 cup pecans, chopped


Mix cherry pie filling, pineapple, sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.
Add topping, almond extract, and pecans.

Note: May add 1 cup mini marshmallows and 1/4 cup coconut.


Moist Applesauce Spice Muffins Recipe

Moist Applesauce Spice Muffins Recipe

Apple Spice Muffins are spicy moist muffin. They would be great to serve with Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Bread Pudding for breakfast or brunch. They would also freeze well. Enjoy!

Here are ingredients you will need:

2 cups applesauce
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cups raisins (most of you know I do not like raisins, so this is for your raisin lovers)
1 ½ cups pecans, chopped
2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Now to get them ready for the oven:

Preheat oven to 350 degree.
Cream butter and sugar.
Add eggs and vanilla extract; mix well.
Mix flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda.
Stir in flour mixture alternately with applesauce.
Fold in nuts and raisins.
Fill paper-lined muffin cups ¾ full with batter.
If desire you can sprinkle tops of muffins with a cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen muffins.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

Creamy Potato Soup Recipe

I love soup just about anytime of the year, a favorite of mine is Creamy Potato Soup. It is easy to make and so delicious. Serve with Garlic Bread and sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon bits.


4 potatoes, peeled
2 slices bacon, diced
¼ cup onion, minced
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons parsley, minced
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3 cups milk
½ cup grated cheese
Cheese, green onions and bacon bits for sprinkling on top
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook potatoes in large pan until tender in small amount of salted water.
Meanwhile, sauté bacon and onions over low heat until tender.
After potatoes are done, mash potatoes well; add bacon, onion, butter parsley, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, milk and cheese.
Heat over low heat, stirring.
Sprinkle with toppings of your choices.
Makes 4 servings.

Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

This soft sugar cookies are easy and so delicious. I love soft cookies better than crispy, I will eat a crispy one if that is all I can get my hands on! I do not do cut- out cookies very well, and they take longer. Hope you enjoy this wonderful sugar cookies.


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter ( I use two sticks margarine)
3 cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt


In a large bowl cream sugar and butter.
Add eggs and mix well.
Add vanilla extract, flour, baking power, salt and baking soda.
Roll in small balls; flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 350 degree 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.