Monthly Archives: January 2015

14 Inch Cherry Pepper Mill

I’ve wanted to turn a pepper mill for some time.  I also wanted to make a large one, like the kind you see in fancy restaurants where the waiter comes to your table and grinds the pepper on your plate … Continue reading

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Ham

Coat ham with honey, put mustard powder on then brown sugar. Put lid on pan and cook ham at 250 for several hours. About 20 minutes or so before serving bump heat up to 450 and take lid off ham. … Continue reading

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Artisan Bread

http://thissillygirlslife.com/2014/11/artisan-bread/ This stuff is good but takes WAAAAAYYYYYYY longer than five minutes.  

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Dad’s Sloppy Joe’s

Hamburger Tomato soup Gumbo soup Campbells again we have tried others and it’s not right.  Brown your hamburger, drain, add the soup and let it simmer for a little bit.  Should I tell you that his family did not call … Continue reading

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German week

http://www.supermomnocape.com/2011/10/03/german-cooking-week-beef-rouladen/ Don’t stop with just this one click on all her recipes we made them all.  I think one of my favorites was the onion pizza.  Never in a million years did I think I would ever say that.  The … Continue reading

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I can’t make a cake from scratch but I can cheat

I can’t bake a cake from scratch they come out dry and wrong.  I’ve made my peace with that.  I can however, take any box cake and make it better!  Instead of using water use milk.  Add one extra egg … Continue reading

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Chicken Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce & Enchilada sauce

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Chimichangas-with-Sour-Cream-Sauce/detail.aspx?src=VD_Summary If you mix the enchilada sauce with the chimi sauce the enchiladas are the bomb!  Disclaimer, I cannot do cumin or cilantro so if you see them listed I didn’t use them.   This takes a little time but it … Continue reading

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Pizza

http://www.thedailymeal.com/dominos-thin-crust-pizza This is a great starter recipe.  I use Alton’s dough now and we like it better because, well it’s Alton.  Seriously (good eats) because it is firmer but not hard.  So it has a good chew but is never … Continue reading

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

Preheat oven to 350 First I must tell you I have never made this in anything other than the blue roasting pans.  I believe they contain magic which makes anything in them taste better.  Peter I know you hate washing … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Goulash

Brown hamburger and drain.  Cook noodles and drain.  Open Campbell’s Tomato Soup.  Combine them all together with a little salt and pepper.  Now I will tell you I have tried making this with other brands of soup and it tasted … Continue reading

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Chicken and Noodles

http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/01/old-fashioned-homestyle-chicken-and.html I play with this because Sam doesn’t like veggies so I don’t always put them in.  I will make a veggie he will eat and serve it on the side.  I’ve used her noodle recipe and it works pretty … Continue reading

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Gravy for the gravy impaired

http://startcooking.com/how-to-make-gravy So I admit for over 5 decades I have not been able to make gravy.  Your great grandmother tried to teach me.  Your father tried to teach me.  I was a gravy failure.  Then I found this website and … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Scotchies

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup butter (the real stuff not the stuff that is only one molecule away from plastic and at room temp not melted or … Continue reading

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Grandma Buck’s Oven Baked Chicken

Chicken Bisquick Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 350.  First of all I’m not sure that your great grandma Buck knew that seasoning existed.  She may have used salt and pepper but that might be pushing it.  If you decide … Continue reading

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Breaded Pork Chops

As many pork chops as you can eat, shake and bake original pork chop coating.  Just shake them and bake them according to the box directions.  Peter you will want to make some stove top stuffing and put that in … Continue reading

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Chris’s Famous Chicken Marsala

4 Chicken breasts (cut chicken in half so chicken is nice and thin) 1/3 to 1/2 cup of dry Marsala wine (or Marsala cooking wine) 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water 2 chicken bullion cubes (I prefer the paste) mushrooms … Continue reading

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Dad’s Chicken & Rice

1/2 cup cheese whiz 3 cups white rice 3 cups water 1 can chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can chicken gumbo soup 4 chicken breasts poultry seasoning lawry’s seasoning salt 2 bay leaves garlic powder Preheat … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Spanish Chicken

3 lb chicken 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp celery seed 1 tsp paprika 1 cup rice (uncooked, dad always used minute rice because that’s what mom bought) 3/4 cup onion 3/4 cup green pepper 1 1/2 cup chicken broth … Continue reading

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