Molasses-Coffee Turkey Breast

Thursday, September 12, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Molasses-Coffee Turkey Breast

Molasses-Coffee Turkey Breast

MOLASSES-COFFEE TURKEY BREAST        Enjoy the luscious flavors of the holidays with this great southern version of a delicious meal which serves 6 to 8  guests.    Roast the turkey with the skin on to lock in the flavors and keep the meat moist and tender. Basting  throughout the cooking process also ensures the juiciness  because    it keeps the skin from from becoming dry and brittle. Remove the skin before serving.

1  (10 ounce) jar apricot spreadable fruit

1/4 cup strong brewed coffee

1/4 cup molasses

2  Tbsp.  cider vinegar

1   Tbsp. Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. kosher or sea salt

1  ( 5 -pound) bone-in turkey breast

Vegetable cooking spray

Stir together jar apricot spreadable fruit,...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Cooking  No comments

STUFFED PEPPERS GRANDE            Stuffed peppers are very easy to make and most enjoyable to taste.      This recipe serves 6 but can easily be increased by added more ground sirloin and onions





Chicken is one of the most delicious and tasty main course meals in America. It now ranks third . Whether fried, baked,

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Cooking  No comments



THREE SISTERS CHILI        This colorful chili is named for the three companion plants of American Indian agriculture: corn, beans, and squash.

2 (15-oz) cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1  medium yellow onion, chopped

1  red pepper, chopped

2  jalapeno chilies, seeds removed, chopped

3  garlic cloves, minced

1  Tbsp chili powder

1  tbsp. kosher or sea  salt

1/2  tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

2  pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

2  cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)

1  (15-oz) can diced tomatoes

4  cups vegetable broth

Mash 1/2 cup of the red kidney beans, set aside with the remaining whole kidney beans.

Heat olive o...

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 Cooking  No comments




Packed with seasonal vegetables, spices , and rotisserie chicken. This is a very delicious one dish dinner. It is a great alternative to a traditional beef chili.

1 ( 2-lb) whole rotisserie chicken

2 ( 28- 0z.) cans whole peeled plum tomatoes

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cups chopped yellow onions

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 green peppers, chopped

2 yellow peppers, chopped

2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

2 1/2 tsp. chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus some for topping

Sour cream, for topping

Remove skin from rotisserie chicken, and discard; shred  meat , makes about 4 cups, and set aside. Pulse tomatoes in a food processor until slightly  crushed...

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Cooking  No comments



ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP        Pumpkins, carrots, and onions-this is as close as you will get to serving fall in a bowl. Nothing takes the chill off a fall or winter evening like a hearty bowl of soup or stew.  When the leaves start turning colors here , it always makes me think of good warm soup. This is a very elegant and delicious soup to make and a great family dish.

1  (3 lb. ) sugar pumpkin

4  Tbsp. olive oil, divided

1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped (about 1 large onion)

1 1/2 cups chopped celery ( about 3 stalks)

1/2   cup chopped carrots ( about 2 medium carrots)

6       garlic cloves, crushed

4        thyme sprigs, plus more for topping ( optional)

1 /2   tsp. sage

1 /2  tsp...

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Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Friday, September 6, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

Peanut Butter Brownie Bars

This simple treat will appeal to adults , as well as children.Creamy peanut butter  and crisp cereal make the bars fun to bite into.This recipe makes a lot so these are great for parties.

1 pkg. fudge brownie mix

(13-inch x 9-inch pan size )

12 peanut butter cups, chopped

1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

2 cups (12 0zs.) semisweet chocolate chips

1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter

1 Tbsp. butter

1/8 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

t tsp. vanilla

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Spread into a greased  13-inch x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.


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Pumpkin Pound Cake

Thursday, September 5, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Pumpkin Pound Cake                          Instead of traditional pumpkin pie for holidays during Thanksgiving , bake this delicious cake.  As it bakes, the comforting , spicy aroma fills the house.  It ‘s a perfect dessert to complete a perfect meal.  Serves 12- 16 .                                                                                                                                           2 1/2 cups cups sugar

1 cup canola oil

3 eggs

3 cups all- purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1 can ( 15 ounces) solid-pack pum...

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Holiday Pork Chops

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Holiday Pork Chops

Holiday Pork Chops

Holiday Pork Chops is a unique entree for using a dried cranberry stuffing. They’re versatile, good for you, and a popular ingredient.

Prep time: 20 min. Cook  16 min.

Stand time: 15 min. Bake 25 min

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1/2 cup sweetened, dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup chicken broth

1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

1 teaspoon grated orange rind

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground sage

6 ( 1 1/2 inch thick) pork chops

3 tablespoon dried steak seasoning

2 tablespoon olive oil

Melt butter in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and celery...

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Honey Pecan Chicken

Thursday, August 29, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Honey Pecan Chicken

Honey Pecan Chicken

Honey Pecan Chicken

Enjoy special meals with family and friends.This versatile company friendly recipe is ideal for any season or any reason.

Prep time: 10 min.  Bake time 25 min.

1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup honey

2 Tbsp. chopped parsley

1 1/2 tsp. salt

2 egg whites

4  skinned and boned chicken breasts (cut in 1/2 if desired)

Rub honey on  chicken breasts

Combine chopped pecans, chopped parsley, and salt in a shallow bowl.

Beat egg whites with a fork just until foamy. Dip both sides  of chicken breasts in egg; dredge in pecan mixture. Arrange chicken breasts on a lightly greased aluminum foil lined baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken breasts are done.

Makes ...

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Old Bay Shrimp Salad

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Cooking  No comments

Old Bay Shrimp Salad

Old Bay Shrimp Salad


This is a recipe with special homemade touches to add to your menu.  It can be  made ahead and  can also be used in Shrimp rolls or for Shrimp pitas. Crackers are optional also when serving this salad.

3 quarts water

1/4 cup Old Bay Seasoning

2 pounds unpeeled , medium size fresh shrimp

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/3 cup light mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

3/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1/4 tsp. seasoned pepper

8 green lettuce leaves, optional

Assorted crackers, optional

Bring 3 quarts water and 1.4 cup Old Bay Seasoning to a boil in a Dutch oven;add shrimp, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain ...

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