Friday, August 19, 2016

Southern Fried Okra


Sometimes you just need good old fashioned foods like Fried Okra, this is so crisp and seasoned just right.

What you need:
4 servings
1 1/2-2 pounds okra, sliced in 1/4 inch pieces
1 cup Buttermilk
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup vegetable oil in a large skillet or use a deep fryer

Soak okra in buttermilk 5 - 10 minutes and then dredge in cornmeal-flour mixture to coat well. Carefully add okra to the hot oil and cook until golden brown. (It may be necessary to fry the okra in batches.) Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and then serve immediately.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BBQ Pork Loin Roast



This pork loin stays juicy and is easy to make, I cook it slow, wrap it in foil and it has a secret flavor that is hidden inside, then before serving it's smothered in BBQ Sauce for extra flavor.


What you need:
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Loin
1 (4-pound) pork loin roast
4-6  Garlic cloves, sliced if large into pieces

BBQ Topping:
1 cup barbeque sauce for topping


How to make it:
In a small bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, salt, celery seed, pepper, and garlic. Place pork loin roast in a large plastic resealable bag and pour marinade over pork loin. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight).
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove roast from bag, place in a roasting pan, and discard marinade. Poke Slits in Roast and press in slices of garlic throughout the Roast, this is my secret to making this roast extra good. Then I add a few sliced onions on top and jalapeno slices if you like, wrap in foil and place in baking pan

Roast pork loin at 325 degrees F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or to an internal temperature registers 160 to 170 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer. I poured BBQ sauce over the top and bake the last 30 minutes or so and Serve with BBQ sauce.



Saturday, July 23, 2016

Carrot Cake


This is an old fashioned recipe for Carrot Cake, it's moist and good

What you need:
Cake
4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

LEMONADE CREAM CHEESE PIE



Here is another delicious recipe So refreshing and delicious!

INGREDIENTS
For the Creamy Pie
1 5 oz can Evaporated milk
1 3.4oz box of instant lemon pudding mix, one small box
2 8oz packages of cream cheese
¾ cup frozen lemonade concentrate

For the Pie Crust
2⅔ cup graham cracker crumbs
⅓ cup sugar
⅔ cup butter, melted
Or you can use 1 graham cracker crust, 9 inch

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat over to 350°
For the Pie Crust
In a medium mixing bowl, combined all ingredients and whisk together until well combined.
Press graham cracker crumbs into deep dish pie dish and make sure to go up the sides.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

For the Creamy Pie
In a small mixing bowl, combined milk and pudding mix.
Beat on low speed for 2 minutes (mixture will be thick).
In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Gradually beat in lemonade concentrate.
Gradually beat in pudding mixture.
Pour mixture into cooled graham cracker crust, or into a pre-made graham cracker pie crust.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blueberry Stuffed French Toast



I like breakfast but since the kids are grown, I really hate to cook in the mornings, LOL I honestly don't do Mornings these days because I don't have to and I've really always been a night owl. That being said I do however like to eat breakfast foods. This recipe is fast and easy to make the night before and I have included two recipes for small families and larger. So do make this, and I even make homemade syrup for ours. You should really try this soon, a special sunday breakfast or have it for brunch. Enjoy

Small recipe serves 3-4
Ingredients

4 ounces cream cheese
6-8 slices white bread (depending on the thickness)
3/4 cups frozen blueberries
6 eggs
1 cups milk
3 tb honey

Procedure
Thickly spread cream cheese on 6 slices of white bread.
Place bread (cream cheese side up) on the bottom of a greased
9 x 9 inch baking dish.
Evenly distribute blueberries on top of the bread.
Cube the remaining 6 slices of white bread and sprinkle over
the blueberries.
Combine eggs, milk, and honey and mix well.
Pour this mixture over bread cubes.
Refrigerate covered with foil overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (25 minutes covered with aluminum foil,
20 minutes uncovered).Ovens do vary though Serve with maple syrup.
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large recipe serves 6-8
Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese
12 slices white bread
1-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
12 eggs
2 cups milk
1/3 cup honey

Procedure
Thickly spread cream cheese on 6 slices of white bread.
Place bread (cream cheese side up) on the bottom of a greased
9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Evenly distribute blueberries on top of the bread.
Cube the remaining 6 slices of white bread and sprinkle over
the blueberries.
Combine eggs, milk, and honey and mix well.
Pour this mixture over bread cubes.
Refrigerate covered with foil overnight.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour (1/2 hour covered with aluminum foil,
1/2 hour uncovered). Serve with maple syrup.

Crockpot BBQ Chicken Sandwiches



This recipe is similar to southern pulled pork sandwiches, but it's made with chicken instead. It is made with only a few ingredients in the slow cooker so you will be surprised just how good it tastes. I've been making this for years and EVERYONE loves it, I am always asked for the recipe. It's fast and easy to make.

Ingredients

Original recipe makes 5 servings
 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
 1 cup chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia®)
 1 cup barbeque sauce(homemade or boughten)

Directions
Put chicken breasts in a slow cooker and top with onion and barbeque sauce.
Cook on High for 4 hours. Shred chicken with 2 forks and continue cooking Low for 4 hours more.


Broccoli Chicken



Another great chinese dish, this one is made with chicken and a sweet sticky sauce
Serves 4

Ingredients:

8 oz Chicken breast sliced in small pieces
6 oz broccoli florets
6 oz carrots(optional)
4-6 oz mushrooms(optional)
Water, for boiling
2 1/2 tablespoons oil
2-in ginger, peeled and sliced

Marinade:

1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon rice wine or sherry
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil, optional
3 dashes white pepper
1 tablespoon corn starch

Sauce:

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
4 tablespoons water

Method:

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients for the Marinade, about 15 minutes.
Bring the water to boil and add a few drops of oil. Blanch the broccoli florets in the hot water, about 10 seconds. Remove the broccoli immediately with a strainer or slotted spoon, draining the excess water. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Stir-fry the chicken cooked. Dish out and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Add the ginger and stir-fry until aromatic. Transfer the chicken into the wok or skillet and stir-fry until everything is cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Add the broccoli and then the Sauce, stir to combine the ingredients well.
As soon as the Sauce thickens, dish out and serve immediately.