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Sweet Empanadas

by May 14, 2016 » Add the first comment.

START HERE to read about the dough that you will be using. You will then have a link to return to this recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Plums . diced 1/2 C Apricots . diced 1 lime . Zest and juice 1 pinch 1 tsp corn starch 1/4 Read more »

Grandma’s Basic Chili

by May 13, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 LB hamburger 1 can kidney beans – drained 1 can diced or chopped tomatoes – not drained 1/4 C sugar 1/4 tsp ground cloves STEP BY STEP Brown the hamburger Add the beans and tomatoes Bring up to a simmer Add sugar and cloves Simmer Read more »

Hawaiian Roll Sliders

by May 8, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 PKG King’s Hawaiian Rolls 1 LB thinly shredded roast beef or corned beef Sliced Provolone cheese Sweet onion – thinly sliced Pickles – thinly sliced Tomatoes – thinly sliced STEP BY STEP Saute onion slices and set aside Slice pickles very thinly and set aside Read more »

Easy Apple Strudel

by April 27, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Commercial Puff Pastry, or Strudel Pastry 3 Baking Apples – Granny or Honeycrisp – cored but with skin still on – sliced very very thin or grated 1 TBL Cinnamon 2 TBL Butter 1/2 C Sugar – Turbinado sugar is pretty, but not required STEP BY STEP Read more »

Spaghetti Pie

by April 12, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Per 1 C of (not compacted) cooked pasta (eg) 2 cups = 2x the ingredients below 1/2 C shredded mozzarella or Provalone cheese Leftover spaghetti pasta strings 1 egg 1/4 C marinara sauce 1/4 C sweated onion (diced) 1/4 C Ricotta cheese 1/4 C grated Parmesan 1/2 tsp Read more »

Grandma’s Oatmeal

by March 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 C Quaker Original Oatmeal 1 C Water 3/4 C milk Step by Step Bring water to a boil Add milk to the water all at once Add Oatmeal all at once, and it will kind of disappear Reduce heat to medium Allow to simmer, stirring Read more »

Fried Chicken Breast

by March 5, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Basic Fried Chicken Breast INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts MARINATE 1 egg (well beaten) 1/2 C evaporated milk (sub buttermilk) 1/4 C water DREDGE 1/2 C flour 1/2 C Panko crumbs 1/2 tsp Lowrey seasoning salt 1/2 tsp black pepper STEP BY STEP Combine marinate ingredients Put breast Read more »

Bread Bowl

by March 1, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is the perfect presentation for chili, spinach dip.  A filling suggestion from the Feb 2015 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine is at the bottom of this recipe. Bake a loaf of bread.  Any flavor!  Here are a few of my recipes: – French Bread Loaf – No Knead Read more »

Shepherd’s Pie

by December 31, 2015 » Add the first comment.
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Shepherd’s Pie 1/2 pound ground lean beef 1/2 pound ground pork or lamb 1 sweet onion (large dices) 1 carrot (large dices) 1 TBL tomato paste 1 can crushed tomatoes 1 can whole peas 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tsp garlic Read more »

Cheese Pizza

by December 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Potato Skins

by December 28, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Before we begin… When you grate potatoes for hashed browns, or cut them up for potato salad, don’t lose those wonderful potato skins. Cut off nice thick pieces for potato skins. Store them for up to a week in salt water Ingredients to feed 4 people Read more »

Grandma’s Fresh Cranberry Relish

by December 1, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS One bag (about 4 cups) cranberries One large orange, peel and all, deseeded 1/2 cup sugar STEP BY STEP Pulse all in food processor until chopped small, but not minced. Let meld in refrigerator overnight

Slumber Party Personal Pizzas

by October 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS English Muffins – Make your own BY CLICKING HERE Spaghetti sauce – Make your own BY CLICKING HERE Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded Oregano Misc pizza toppings Parmesan Cheese – Grated STEP BY STEP Split and pre-toast your English muffins (in the toaster) Spread Pizza Red Sauce Read more »

Grandpa’s French Toast

by April 12, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Bread – Preferably French bread or Challah bread 2 eggs 1/4 C buttermilk 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 TBL sugar STEP BY STEP Combine all of the above except the bread Cut your bread.  Don’t be boring. Cut your French Toast into triangles, rectangles, Read more »

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

by April 8, 2015 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1/2 C butter 3/4 C packed light brown sugar 1 TBL milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 3/4 C AP flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips STEP BY STEP Preheat oven to 375º Cream together butter, brown sugar and Read more »

French Fries / Chips

by September 13, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Before we begin… Potatoes fall into the categories of either starchy or waxy. Russet and Idaho potatoes have a higher amount of starch and less moisture than waxy potatoes, so they are great for baking and frying, but don’t perform well for potato salads or casseroles Waxy potatoes like Read more »

Horchata From Scratch

by May 28, 2014 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS FOR EASY HORCHATA  ( to make 4 bottles ) 1-2 C cooked white rice 1 TBL ground cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 4 C hot water just a pinch of salt Ground cinnamon for garnish when serving. STEP BY STEP Mix rice, cinnamon, sugar and 2 Cups Read more »

Hash Browns (Hashed Browns)

by April 16, 2013 » Add the first comment.

According to Google Hash Browns is correct.  I’ve heard it both ways.  People will also refer to Latkes (which is the Jewish term) and Rostis (which is the German term).  They are cooked SLIGHTLY differently, so I will include a recipe for both of them at this site.  This recipe Read more »

Grandpa’s Old Fashioned Lemonade

by February 28, 2013 » Add the first comment.

This creates a lemonade CONCENTRATE that will store efficiently and is really easy to mix when you are ready. INGREDIENTS 16 lemons – or enough juice to fill an empty water bottle TWO empty water bottles 1 CU sugar 8 mint leaves water STEP BY STEP Fill Read more »

Grandpa’s Farina

by April 13, 2012 » Add the first comment.

Cream of Wheat is what you are used to calling it, but Farina is what it really is.  There are many different types of Farina, but farina is farina is farina.  Some like it thick, some like it thin.  I personally like my farina thinner than is common, so Read more »