Showing posts from August, 2009

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes , the perfect side dish to any steak dinner!  Take extra special time to make these tasty will not disappoint. I used half and half in the stuffed potatoes this time since my husband is not a fan of sour cream. A substitution for sour cream would work if you prefer. I served these wonderful Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes with Dad's Famous Steak . Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Potatoes Ingredients: 4 large baking potatoes, washed and pierced 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/4 cup half and half 1 teaspoon Kosher salt 1 teaspoon coarse ground pepper 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, reserve 4 tablespoon 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, reserve 4 tablespoons 3 to 4 green onions, sliced, reserve 4 tablespoons 4 oz. sour cream Directions: Bake potatoes in a microwave on high for 20- 25 minutes, or at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool slightly. Reduce heat to 350°. Cut each potato in the center not cutting all the way through

Dad's (Jeff's) Famous Steak

Jeff's Famous Steak, my son's favorite steak recipe he keeps the family thinking he is a great grilling champ. My Son's children were always asking me "Have you had some of Dad's Famous Steak?"  Famous Steak, what recipe is that?

Classic Blueberry Scones with Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd

Classic Blueberry Scones,  an English quick bread like biscuits are to Southerners, baked up tall and fluffy, served with a Mock Clotted Cream and Homemade Lemon Curd. The last time I went to Sam's I had bought a large container of blueberries. I was not eating them fast enough to keep them from going bad, so I began to think about what I could make with them for breakfast this morning.

Homemade Pimento Cheese and Homemade Chicken Salad {Did You Know August is Officially National Sandwich Month?}

Homemade Pimento Cheese and Homemade Chicken Salad are the favorite salad to make sandwiches.  Pick out a favorite bread, and you can have the perfect sandwiches for any gathering. I was thinking this past Wednesday about what dish I was going to take to our Sunday evening Life Group meeting, when I thought about August is National Sandwich Month, and what better time to take sandwiches.

Bacon, Egg & Toast Cups

I was up at 7:00 am this morning, and I could not wait to make these. They are the cutest little bite of bacon and eggs I have ever eaten.

Chinese Style Chop Suey {Granny's Recipe}

Chop Suey   is a  Chinese dish  consisting of meats (often chicken, fish, beef, shrimp or pork), cooked quickly with vegetables such as  bean sprouts ,  cabbage , and  celery  and bound in a starch-thickened sauce. It is typically served with rice but can become the Chinese-American form of  chow mien  with the addition of stir-fried noodles. This is a recipe that my mother used to make me when I was a young girl. I remember it was the first time I knew anything about what Chinese food might taste like, not that this is an authentic Chinese dish, but for me, back in the 60's it was as close as I was going to get to authentic Chinese food. The closest Chinese restaurant was 150 miles away. The Soy Sauce we used with it was probably the only authentic taste I really experienced. I remember my mother would make this when the round steak was on sale at the grocery store. I think back then as it is today, it was one of the less expensive cuts of steak that was available

Vegetable Pancakes {The Zucchini is The Star In This Recipe}

Vegetable Pancakes , Vegetable Pancakes are easy to make with few ingredients.  zucchini is the star of the recipe! This recipe came about because I had exactly one cup of grated zucchini leftover from making a Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Mocha Frosting , and I didn't know what I was going to do with it.

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Mocha Frosting

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake , a chocolate cake recipe that is moist and light, and you would never know that a summer squash is a secret ingredient. For the icing, I use a classic cocoa powder that makes it taste more like mocha frosting.                                   My neighbor sent over these two huge zucchinis last week, and I mean huge. Before I thought about it, I had started cutting into one when I wished I had taken a picture of them so you could see how big they were.

Mexican Rice

I ate this seasoning Tajin Fruit and Snack Seasoning on nearly everything I ate this summer while I was in Mexico on a mission trip. I was afraid that I would not be able to get it here in the states when I got home, and I was so excited to find it at my local Wal -Mart.

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Homemade Peach Ice Cream,  bits of chopped peaches swirled in a rich homemade vanilla ice cream mixture made with sweetened condensed milk. Now you know why it is a family favorite. My daughter Jennifer makes a regular trip to Pittsburg, Texas each year around her birthday in June to Efurd Orchards to get fresh peaches.