Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Try new things





  • We as a family are trying something new, we are looking up foods we would like to try and make at home. New things, out on a limb things. Take up time to make things. so I kept thinking of the Monte Cristo,  The sandwich was a childhood favorite of mine and I always try and order it out, but I wanted to try something new with the kids. this is a great sweet, salty creation that fills you up and leaves you wanting more. my hubby is so glad I made this as our first, try it at home creation. We h

  • 1 stick of butter cut in half
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese 
  •  (we used an Italian 4 cheese blend)
  • 4+ slices turkey
  • 4 + slices ham
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • Seedless raspberry jam



  • Place 1/2 stick in skillet on med/low While it is heating, make the batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, whisk into the egg mixture until smooth. Put aside in refrigerator.
  • Assemble sandwiches by placing a slice of turkey on a slice of bread, a slice of ham on another, then sandwich them with the cheese in the middle. Cut sandwiches into quarters, and secure with toothpicks.



  • Dip each sandwich quarter in the batter so that all sides are coated. Fry  in the hot butter until golden brown on all sides. 
  • Remove toothpicks when you flip and arrange on a serving tray. Dust with confectioners' sugar just before serving. 
  • Spoon out jam into small glass dishes and microwave for 25 seconds, use this to dip your sandwich into.
  • Watch  your heat so you don't burn the butter.
  • You can deep-fry these, but we don't have a fry daddy.
  • Friday, November 25, 2016

    Christmas Crack


    INGREDIENTS
    • 3 cups Cheerios *we used honey nut 
    • 3 cups Rice Chex *we used cinnamon 
    • 3 cups Wheat Chex *we used honey nut 
    • 2 cups Pretzel Sticks *we used mini
    • 3 cups holiday m&m’s
    • 24 oz White Chocolate

      INSTRUCTIONS
    • In a large bowl combine the Cheerios, Chex, Pretzels and m&m’s. Mix them up a bit, making sure that everything is evenly distributed.
    • Meanwhile, over a double boiler, melt the white chocolate according to the directions on the package.

    • Once the chocolate has melted and is a smooth consistency, drizzle the chocolate over the cereal mix and combine with a wooden spoon or hands. 
    • Make sure all the cereal is covered in chocolate. If you need to melt the extra white chocolate to cover all the mix then go right on ahead!

    Once the entire batch has been combined, lay it out to dry on a large sheet of parchment or wax paper. 

    Let dry for 1 hour so the chocolate is cooled and hard. Break it up into medium pieces and store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.


    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Slow Cooker Boneless Pork Ribs


    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Blondies

    I call it as i see it and these are almost orgasmic! We had these a year ago or so when we attended a going away pinic for a friend. I had to know how to make them, and ever since they have been my go to bake sale or sunday night family treat!  Enjoy!!

    Marshmallow Blondies

    Ingredients

    ¼ cup butter
    ½ cup butterscotch chips
    ¾ cup flour
    ½ tsp salt
    1 tsp baking powder
    ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup mini marshmallows
    ¾ cup white chocolate chips
    *I use vanilla chips

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350*LIne 8x8 or 11x7 baking dish with foil.



    Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
    In a small saucepan melt the butterscotch chips and butter together, set aside to cool slightly.

    In large bowl whisk flour, salt, baking powder and brown sugar together.

    Stir in butterscotch mixture until combined, mixture will be dry.

    Stir egg and vanilla into mixture until smooth.

    Add in marshmallow and white chips.
    Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes until center is just set.

    Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

    VERY GOOEY AND WILL DISAPPEAR FAST!

    Homemade Bread

     Garlic Herb Bread in bread machine

    1 & 1/2 Cups water
    4 teaspoons softened butter
    2 cloves of garlic
      (I use minced jared 1 tablespoon see image below)
    4 cups bread flour
    2 tbls sugar
    2 tsp sea salt
    1/2 tsp dried rosemary /crushed
    1/4 tsp dried thyme
    1/4 tsp dried basil
    1 & 3/4 teaspoons yeast




    1. Measure  & add liquid  ingredients 
    to bread pan
    2. Measure and add dry ingredients  (except yeast) to bread pan.
    3. Use finger to form a hole in the flour for the yeast. Keep yeast away from liquid.  Measure yeast and place in hole.
    4. Put bread pan in machine and follow machine instructions but keep bread crust light.



    REMOVE FROM MACHINE - 
    COOL ON COOLING RACK- SLICE & ENJOY!
    We slice our to make gourmet grilled cheese and bacon. YUM



    Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs.... give credit where credit is due...

    As a mother and wife I make plenty of food items that I would never eat, for me it's eggs. Don't get me wrong I like scrambled eggs or an omelet, but when it comes to any other type of egg fried or boiled no thank you. I cook hard-boiled eggs for my husband, but in recent months I have not been doing it very well.  Hi ho to the internet I go...  
     
    I have tried a few different ways of boiling eggs, from Coldwater to start then warm water to boil,the eggs are good but hard to peel. Nothing was working, but the one that seems to work I found on The Pioneer Woman's page.  

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/easy-to-peel-eggs/

    I used this way of boiling eggs and they are cooked perfectly and easy to peel.




    Once you make food the husband loves, you have them hooked! I love to cook and I am so glad I found the perfect way to cook hard boiled eggs. You're never too old to learn new tricks.

    Sunday, November 8, 2015

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