Showing posts from October, 2009

Fresh Apple Cake With Apple Cider Glaze

Fresh Apple Cake is made with three different variety of apples.  After using different kinds of apples in this recipe over the years, I have found that the Granny Smith apples work best along with Gala, Honey Crisp or Fuji. This Fresh Apple Cake screams fall to me. A friend of mine, Lynda Phillips, gave me this recipe as a newlywed in the early 70's. About the apple itself, you could say it has been around for a long time too, as far back as the beginning of time. Sometimes in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, we will never lose our value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, we are still priceless to Him. Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, as the apple of His eye . Since the beginning of time, He created us to be the reflection of Hi

Homemade Beef Broth

Homemade Beef Broth,  an easy method to make beef broth from vegetables you probably already have on hand.   Be prepared to be amazed at how flavorful it is versus the canned product. Homemade Beef Broth is so easy to make and will amaze you at how flavorful it versus the canned product. 

Venison Soup With Roasted Vegetables

Venison Soup with Roasted Vegetables,  a rich and flavorful healthy soup. This soup is made with roasted root vegetables and homemade beef broth that enhances the flavors. My husband is an avid deer hunter and between him providing the deer meat, and my son and son-in-love, we are blessed with an abundance of venison which I am so happy to have.

Classic Southern Cornbread

Classic Southern Cornbread is the iconic bread of the South that has graced tables for generations.   GRANNY'S SOUTHERN CORNBREAD My Mother's recipe is simple and straightforward. It is cooked in an iron skillet using three must ingredients: bacon drippings, buttermilk, and yellow cornmeal.   About cornbread , I don’t want to expound on this too much for fear of stepping on some people's toes. The people in the North like cornbread, made with sugar, half cornmeal, and half flour. But the people in the South like their cornbread with cornmeal and a little flour, if any, and definitely no sugar. Also, southern cornbread is traditionally made in an iron skillet, giving it the desired crispy crust I like so much. I must say, my taste for cornbread has been swayed to somewhere in the middle because I actually like both recipes.  I go back and forth. Sometimes, I want the salty, tangy taste of my Mother's cornbread, and sometimes, I like the sweetness of the n

It's All About "Pink"

These cute pink pokka dotted oversize cups and plates were a featured item that Pampered Chef offered 3 or 4 years ago for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I couldn't resist just featuring them to bring the attention that October is the month for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Be good to yourselves and get your mammograms. This is something that is dear to my heart with having been touched by breast cancer in my own family.

Kay's Blue Ribbon Crockpot Chili

Crockpot Chili , slow cook chili with flavorful browned ground beef, beans, tomatoes, spicy seasonings, and a secret ingredient.  The perfect meal to make ahead during the week.  It has won 4 chili cook-offs.  Save any leftovers and serve it over chili dogs, Frito pies and chili cornbread!  The possibilities are endless! With the announcement of a Chili Cook-off at our church, I knew I had to enter my recipe for chili. I created this recipe a few years back.  The flavors are amazing, but I want the flavors to bounce right into a win, so I added a little secret ingredient, canned jalapeno juice.  It did the trick--oh! my.

Aunt Max's Old Fashioned Homemade Chicken and Dumplings + The secret to tender dumplings

Homemade Chicken and Dumplings  will bring back memories of dinner at Granny's.  These are the real deal, old fashioned tender dumplings made from scratch, cooked in a rich broth from a whole chicken. I'm telling you--the real deal!   Every time I make chicken and dumplings, I think of my Aunt making these for me when I was young. I don't ever remember her actually making them because she always had them ready to eat when we got to her house.

Roasted Pepper Hummus Lasagna

Lasagna is a favorite around our house. On one of Rachel Ray's cooking episodes, she made a lasagna out of fresh packaged ravioli and I thought that it looked so good.

Perfect Green Beans

Perfect Green Beans have to be fresh, crisp in texture and seasoned perfectly.  These Green Beans have all of the above, making them  PERFECT.  Perfect Green Beans have a fresh and crisp texture to them that I call the perfect cooked green beans, crunchy yet tender. They are a fairly inexpensive vegetable and are a great side dish with any main course. They were a great side dish with my Stuffed Bell Peppers .

Dream Coffee Cake

Dream Coffee Cake taste of homemade comfort, using a cake mix, it only takes a few minutes to make and can be frozen and served later. I ate this coffee cake at a Sip and See for a friend of mine,  to welcome her new baby girl.  She is adorable.

Brandy's Healthy Banana Pumpkin Bread

Banana Pumpkin Bread is low in sugar and fat.  With the addition of bananas and pumpkin, the quick bread is moist and tender not to mention healthier too. Here is another fabulous recipe from the week I spent with Jeff and Brandy. Brandy made this wonderful Banana Pumpkin Bread . It was so delicious, and what I found amazing about it was that I could taste the pumpkin and the banana in it.

Mashed Faux-tatoes {Granny's Recipe}

Mashed Faux-tatoes, a low in fat and carbs substitute for mashed potatoes with lots of flavor. This past week, Brandy, my daughter-in-love introduced me to a wonderful way to substitute mashed potatoes using cauliflower. This recipe is low in fat and carbs but has lots of flavor. She served them with her Better Than Cracker Barrel's Meatloaf .

Better Than Cracker Barrel's Meatloaf "Brandy's Recipes"

Better Than Cracker Barrel's Meatloaf, a deliciously flavorful meatloaf that is sure to please any of the pickiest of eaters. Topped with sweetened ketchup to send it over the top! Meatloaf is one of my favorite dishes, and I am always looking for new recipes. This past week, for three days, we were keeping grandchildren for my son and daughter-in-love to go to a conference, and we decided to stay over for the weekend to go to church.