Saturday, May 23, 2015

Goulash for a Bunch Recipe

Goulash for a Bunch


Goulash gets better the longer you have it. That is a problem at our house, it does not last long. This is quick and easy recipe to fix, add a salad and a chunk of cornbread and your all set for a hearty meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients you will need:

2 pound ground beef
1 large bell pepper, chopped
1 ½ cups onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 ½ tablespoons salt
3 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans whole kernel corn
2 cans Ranch-style beans.

Let get to cooking:

In a large skillet or pot brown and separate ground beef.
Chop bell pepper and onion.
Sauté in hot skillet; add to meat.
Add chili powdered, salt, tomatoes, corn with juice, and beans.
Stir all together until piping hot.

Now how easy was that!

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Chocolate Poke Cake Recipe

Chocolate Poke Cake is made with a chocolate cake mix, instant chocolate pudding and cool whip. It is so moist and yummy with the pudding dripping through the cake.

Ingredients needed:

1 box chocolate cake mix ( I used devil food cake)
2- 3-ounce boxes chocolate pudding mix
1-8-ounce Cool Whip

Directions:

Bake cake according to the box, except I doubled the oil amount, this makes the cake more moist.

When cake is done, let cool a few minutes, using the handle of a wooden spoon poke holes all over the cake, make sure you poke all the way to the bottom.

Mix the pudding mix with 3 ½ cups milk, you can use 4 cups like it calls for if your like. I just like my pudding thicker!

Pour pudding mix all over cake so it cover all the holes well.

Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for a couple of hours.

Before serving cover the cake with the cool whip or you could use whipped cream if you like.

Also looks great with shaved chocolate on top!


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Zesty Marinated Bean Salad Recipe

Zesty Marinated Bean Salad Recipe


Bean Salad seem to get better the longer you have it. You can mix any of your favorite beans and have a tangy salad. I use Splenda in place of the sugar and it is delicious. Trying to watch a few calories, but hard when you like to cook and eat.

To get started you need:

1-14.5 ounce can green beans, drained
1-14.5 ounce can wax beans, drained
1-14.5 ounce can red kidney beans, drained
1-15 ounce garbanzo beans, drained
1 medium bell pepper, chopped (green, yellow or red)
1 small red onion, chopped
1/4 cup sugar (or 1/4 cup Splenda)
1/3 cups Canola oil
1 ½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup white vinegar or wine vinegar

Directions:

Combine all drain vegetables in a large bowl that has a lid.
In a container with a lid, combine onion, bell, pepper, sugar, oil, salt, black pepper and vinegar; cover and shake.
Pour over beans and mix all together gently.
Chill and serve.

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Homemade Blooming Onion Recipe

Homemade Blooming Onion Recipe


Blooming Onion is like onion rings but in one big bloom! It needs a hour chilling time but so worth the wait. You can serve with Ranch Dip or any dip you like for a scrumptious appetizer. I also like ketchup with mine, I know weird! Try it you might like it. Hope you enjoy!

To get started you need:

1 large onion


1 egg, lightly beaten


½ teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons flour


1 cup saltine cracker crumbs


Canola Oil (for frying)


Large pan boiling water


Large bowl of ice water

Directions for making:

Peel the onion, leaving root intact. (This is very important or the onion will fall apart)


Cut vertically into quarters, cutting within ½ inch of root end.



Cut each quarter vertically into thirds.


Put onion in boiling water with the cut side down for 3 minutes.


Remove and place in a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes; drain.


Put flour in a large plastic bag.


Add onion and shake gently to coat.


Remove dip into egg.


Add cracker crumbs to plastic bag.


Add onion and shake to coat.


Remove and chill one hour.


Fry onion in 3 or 4 inches of Canola oil, about 375 degree for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown.


Drain on paper towel.


Sprinkle with salt.


Serve with Ranch dip.


Makes 2 servings.


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe


Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

The summer is coming and those tomato bushes will be loaded with green tomatoes, you need to find something to do with all of them, make you up a batch of Fried Green Tomatoes. My son loved them and he even cooked them for me. Go ahead give them a try! Enjoy!

What you need:

3 or 4 large firm green tomatoes
1 egg
½ cup milk
½ cup cornmeal
¼ cup all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying.

Now let get to cooking:

Wash and slice the tomatoes about 1/8 to ¼ inch thick.
Beat egg and milk together in a bowl.
In another dish, combine flour and cornmeal.
Dip each tomato slice into the milk and egg mixture.
Then dredge in the cornmeal flour mixture.
Fr in hot oil until brown, turning often to prevent burning.

Note: You can also do red tomatoes, but make sure they are not over ripe.


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Easy Way Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Easy Way Chicken Pot Pie Recipe


I am all for easy when cooking, sometimes I am just flat lazy. Always looking for short cuts. Assemble for this recipe is made easy with convenient resources. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

2 cans Cream of Potato Soup
1-16 ounce can Veg-All, drained
2 cups cooked, diced chicken
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 box refrigerated pie crust

Directions:

Line one of the pie crust in a pie dish.
Combine soup, Veg-All, chicken, milk and black pepper.
Spoon into pie crust.
Cover with other pie crust; crimp edges to seal.
Slit top crust.
Bake at 350 degree for one hour.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Baked Jalapeño Poppers Recipe

Baked Jalapeño Poppers

I love Jalapeño Popper, some jalapeños are hotter than others. I always take the membrane and seeds out of mine. There are several ways you can make these popper, hope you like this one.

Beware, when handling jalapeño pepper you should wear disposable gloves, or you will burn your hand and it really hurts!

Ingredients needed:

4 slices bacon, chopped
½ cup onion, chopped fine
½ cup mushrooms, chopped fine
8-ounces cream cheese
½ cup Monterrey Jack cheese
½ cup Mozzarella cheese
10-12 jalapeños, depends on their size

Slice jalapeño pepper in half and remove membrane and seeds, do not forget your gloves.
Set aside.
Fry the chopped bacon, onion and mushrooms until bacon is crisp; drain and let cool.
Mix all ingredients well.
Stuff pepper with mixture and place in baking pan.
Bake at 350 degree for about 15 minutes.


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Crispy Cucumber Salad Recipe


Crispy Cucumber Salad Recipe


A great way to use cucumber is in this wonderful salad. They are a great side dish with any meal, especially outdoor gatherings.

Ingredients:

2-4 fresh cucumbers
½ small onion, chopped
½ cup white vinegar
2-3 tablespoons Miracle Whip or other salad dressing (to taste, you may need more)
Salt and black pepper to taste.

Directions:

Slice cucumbers no more than 1/4-inch thick.
Chop onion into small pieces and mix with cucumbers.
Pour in vinegar.
Fold in salad dressing, salt and black pepper.
Chill and serve.

Note: I like a sprinkle of fresh dill if I have it on hand.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Easy Empanadas Recipe

Easy Empanadas Recipe


These delightful little pies are made from Grand's biscuits. This is a recipe for a savory filling, but you can use a sweet one also. Great for appetizers, snacks or anytime. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef or chicken
1 can fiesta corn, drained
2 cans Grand's biscuits
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 package taco seasoning
1 can diced tomatoes
½ small onion, finely chopped

Directions:

Brown meat and onion in a medium saucepan.
Add corn, tomatoes and taco seasoning.
Let simmer for 15 minutes on low to medium heat.
Take individual biscuits and roll them out into larger circles.
Take meat mixture and fill the dough.
Place the shredded cheese on top of the meat.
Make sure you leave enough room, and fold the circle of dough in half.
Take a fork and press the edges together to form a tight seal.
Follow the baking instructions on the can of biscuits.
Each individual biscuits make one empanada.

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Easy Peach or Apple Cobbler Recipe

 
Easy Peach or Apple Cobbler Recipe

I dearly love cobbler with just about any fruit. I am not good with pie crust, so I cheat a little and buy the refrigerated pie dough, it is so good. If you do not have the fresh fruit use frozen or canned. This is fast to assemble and a cherish dessert. Serve with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy Easy Peach or Apple Cobbler!

Ingredients:

1 box refrigerated pie crust (comes two to a box, use both)
1 quart of fresh peaches or desired fruit
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter

Directions:

Unroll pie crust, cut into two-inch strips
Line the bottom of a 9-inch x 13-inch pan with strips.
Spread the peaches mixed with one cup sugar, over crust.
Sprinkle lightly with ground cinnamon if you like.
Dot with ¼ cup butter.
Unroll remaining pie crust and cut into two-inch strips.
Cover fruit with strips.
Dot crust with remaining ¼ cup butter.
Sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.

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