Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hamburger Gravy or S.O.S. Recipe

Hamburger Gravy or S.O.S Recipe

This is a favorite of my grand kids. It is easy and quick and filling. Some folks know it better by S.O.S. I cannot tell you what the initials are because they are not too nice, but anyone who had affiliations with armed forces will know. You may also use sausage and serve over hot biscuits.


1 pound ground beef
2 small onions, chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 can cream of mushroom soup


Brown and drain the ground beef.
Sauté onion until tender.
Add remaining ingredients, adding water a little at a time until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Sever over rice, potatoes, or toast.

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Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe

Crockpot Beef Stew is so easy to make put in Crockpot and the meal makes itself! How easy is that for a good meal.Get the Crockpot out and put the fixing for a stew, and your dinner is in the makings. Cook a pan of cornbread and you are fixed for a mouth-watering meal. I have made this with pork also.


2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 onions, quartered
1 celery stalk, rib (sliced)
1 cup water or beef stock
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 garlic clove
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt to taste


Put all ingredients in Crockpot .
Stir to mix spices.
Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

Fresh Homemade Salsa

I love eating fresh salsa! This recipe was given to by my son's friend; they owned a Mexican restaurant. It is easy and very addicting. You may vary for your taste. Some like onion, add ¼ cup if you like. Enjoy!


1-28 ounce can whole tomatoes and juice

1 jalapeño pepper with seed or more if you like it hotter

¼ teaspoon salt or more to desired taste

½ cup Cilantro


Place all ingredients in a 12 cup food processor or blender.

Blend well.

To blend flavors, refrigerate for one hour.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Ready, how quick is that.

Coco Cola Cake Recipe

Coca Cola Cake

This cake is made scrumptious with coca cola and miniature marshmallows. How good does that sound? I love chocolate and coca cola so what a yummy combination in a cake.

Ingredients needed:

1 cup butter, softened

2 cups flour

1 ¾ cups sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

½ cup buttermilk

1 cup coca cola

1 ½ cup miniature marshmallows

1 ½ cups toasted pecans, chopped

Let's get to cooking:

Combine all ingredients except coca cola and marshmallows in a large mixing bowl.

Blend at low speed with electric mixer , beat one minute at medium speed.
Add coca cola, blend well.

Stir in marshmallows by hand.

Pour into greased and floured 13-inch x 9-inch and bake at 350 degree for 40 to 45 minutes.

Cool 30 minutes and ice with coca cola icing.

Coca Cola Icing:

Combine in a small mixing bowl:

½ cup butter, softened

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1/3 cup coca cola

4 cups powdered sugar (I like to sift mine to get lumps out)

Stir in 1 ½ cups toasted pecans, chopped 

Directions for making Frosting:

Step 1: In a small saucepan, combine the cream or milk, margarine and cocoa; heat until the butter melts.

Step 2: Beat in the Confectioners sugar and chopped pecans.

Step 3: Spread frosting on the hot cake.

Step 4: Cool cake and cut.

Yields: 24 servings.

You may use another type of nuts if you prefer.


Must have a glass of cold milk to drink with cake!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

Favorite Meatloaf Recipe

My husband loves meatloaf and must have mashed potatoes and green beans as sides. I do spoil him and make it often for him. This is a comfort food meal!


1 pound lean ground beef

½ cups saltine cracker crumbs

¼ cup ketchup

½ cup onion, chopped

2 tablespoons bell pepper, minced

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon fresh black pepper

1 egg, beaten


In a large bowl mix all ingredients.

Form into a loaf and place in loaf pan or baking dish.

Top with ketchup if you like sauce on top.

Bake at 350 degree for 1 hour.

Serves 4.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Easy French Bread Recipe

Easy French Bread
This French Bread is so easy to make. I ate some at a family reunion and it was so delicious I asked for the recipe. I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer, due to having arthritis in my hands. It goes together quickly. My husband would have me making it every week, but it puts on too many pound! You can make two large loaves or three smaller loaves, gives you extras to share.


2 packages yeast

3 cups warm water

3 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons oil

8 cups flour


Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup of the warm water, you will be using the remaining 2 3/4 cups later.

Mix yeast with remaining ingredients
Let rise in covered greased bowl until doubled in size. I use clean dish towel to cover.

Shape into two large loaves or three smaller loaves.

Put on greased cookie sheet.

Let rise until doubled in size.
Forming French Bread

You may top with sesame seeds.

Bake at 400 degree for 15 minutes or longer until golden brown. Watch the time ovens are all different.

Place on wire rack to cool.