Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hildys' Easy Bread Pudding

This is a great recipe for winter or anytime. It's also a great way to use leftover bread. 

12 slices bread
1/2 c. seedless raisins
1/4 c melted unsalted butter
6 large eggs (slightly beaten)
3/4 c sugar ( regular or dietetic)
3 c milk ( low fat)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Dash each: cinnamon,  nutmeg
non stick cooking spray

Preheat oven to 375 ' F

Spray a 2 q. casserole dish with cooking spray.

Cut bread slices in half. Layer bread into  casserole dish, overlapping slices. Sprinkle each layer of bread with raisins.  Pour melted butter over bread.

Beat eggs, add sugar and blend until sugar is dissolved. Stir in milk, vanilla. cinnamon and nutmeg.

Pour mixture over bread  and sprinkle with more nutmeg if desired. 

Place casserole dish into a shallow pan with hot water. This will make a hot water bath so the pudding doesn't burn. You can also make this in a slow cooker as well. Omit hot  water if making it in the slow cooker. 

Place pan in oven and bake for 1 hr. or until golden brown and pudding is set.  Remove pan from oven when done. Let cool. You can serve this warm or chilled, topped with whipped cream.

Makes 4 - 8 servings. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

King Of Rock Peanut Butter And Banana

You don't have to be the king of rock and roll to enjoy this sandwich. I've used healthy bacon, but you can also make this vegan too. 

12 slices bacon
8 slices white bread
3 - 6 T unsalted butter 
1 - 2 bananas sliced
1 tsp sugar (optional)
4 - 6 T peanut butter

Pre heat skillet to medium high heat. Lower heat to medium. Add bacon to pan and cook bacon to desired crispness. Remove bacon from pan when cooked and drain and paper towel lined plate. 

While bacon is cooking toast bread slices in toaster. Remove toast from toaster and butter toast with some of the butter.

Spread peanut butter on one side of the bread.

Cut banana into slices,  arrange on 4 slices of the bread. Sprinkle some sugar over banana slices.

Arrange bacon on top of banana slices and cover with rest of bread slices. 

Heat skillet over medium heat. lower heat to medium low and add rest of butter.  Cook sandwich on each side  3 - 5 min or until brown

Serves 4. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Hold On A Minute There Steak Sandwich

This is great for watching the big game or anytime. I've used minute steak. But you can also ask your butcher to slice round or sirloin steak thinly. This is also great for leftovers.

Sandwich filling

1  lb minute steak
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: worchestershire suace, granulated garlic, salt, pepper
4 submarine sandwich rolls
1/2 each: small onion, small pepper sliced
1- 2 T olive oil
Shredded lettuce


1/8 - 1/4 c  +  1- 2 T olive oil
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 small clove garlic (crushed, chopped)
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: pepper, salt, dried parsley, dried basil, dried oregano

Cut rolls in half and warm in microwave for a few seconds. You can also cut roll in half, drizzle with olive oil and place roll face down in a saute pan to toast for a couple of minutes if desired.

Rinse, peel and slice onions. rinse, seed and slice peppers, set aside. 

In a small bowl combine ingredients for dressing, set aside.

Slice minute steak if desired.

Heat a saute pan over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low. Add half of the oil. Add 
meat, sauce and seasonings to pan and cook meat for 3 -5 minutes or until done.

Remove meat from pan and place into a plate.

In the same pan add remaining oil. Cook onions and peppers for 3-5 min. Return meat to pan and heat for 1 - 2 min more or until warm.

Remove mixture from pan and with a slotted spoon, spoon mixture over on one side of sub roll. 
Top sandwiches with the shredded lettuce and drizzle dressing over sandwiches and remaining slices of rolls. 

Cover sandwiches with remaining slices of rolls and enjoy.

Serves 4.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Special Occasion Roast

This is a great recipe for the holidays or anytime. I've used round roast, but you can use what you like.

5 - 6 lb beef roast
1/8 -1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 - 2 cloves fresh garlic crushed, chopped
1/4 c each: chopped fresh mushrooms, dry red wine, cold water
1/8 c olive oil
1 large onion peeled and quartered
2 - 3 carrots cut into 3rds.

Preheat oven to 350 F'.

Peel, rinse and cut carrots and onions.

Peel, crush and chop garlic.

Remove roast from refrigerator and place in a roasting pan. Pour some of the wine and oil over roast.

Make some tiny slits all over roast. Stuff slits with stuffed garlic.

Sprinkle half of the seasonings over roast.

Turn roast over. Pour some of the wine, oil over other side of roast. Repeat prior process with garlic and seasonings.

Pour rest of wine and water in bottom of pan.

Add carrots mushrooms and onions to pan. Place pan in oven and cook for 2  1/2 - 3hrs . approx or until desired doneness. 

Remove roast from oven and cover with the foil to keep warm. Let rest for a few minutes before carving.

Serves 8 approx.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jackrabbit Potatoes ™

This is a quick side dish that's faster than a jackrabbit. I've used dried parsley, feel free to use what herbs and spices you prefer. 

3 - 4 medium potatoes cut into wedges
1/8 - 1/4 tsp each: salt, pepper
1/4 c olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped and crushed
1 tsp dried or fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Pinch red pepper flakes

Rinse potatoes, cut into wedges and place in a microwave safe mixing bowl. 

Combine remaining ingredients to bowl and toss to coat well. 

Put bowl in microwave and cook for 8 - 10 min or until done. Remove bowl from microwave carefully and drain potatoes on a paper towel lined plate to remove excess oil.

Serves 4

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pokeys' Potato Pancakes ™

This is a great recipe for leftover mashed potatoes. This is a based on my grandmas' recipe. You can use what herbs and spices you like. You can also add 1 egg, if needed.

2  - 3 c mashed potatoes
1/8 c. diced onions
1 - 3 T oil
1 clove garlic 
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1/8 tsp. each: dried chives, fresh lemon juice
Lemon zest
Pinch each: turmeric, red pepper flakes
1 egg (optional)

Take potatoes out of refrigerator to warm up for a few minutes.

Peel, rinse and diced onions.

In a bowl combine potatoes, onions, garlic, spices, herbs lemon juice, zest.

With clean hands mix potato mixture. Add 1 egg if needed and form potatoes into 8 - 12 pancakes.

Pre heat pan to medium high heat. Lower heat to medium, add oil. 

Add pancakes to pan and cook for 3 - 4 min. or until brown on one side. Turn pancakes over and cook on other side for 3 - 4 min or until done. 

Drain pancakes on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil. 

Serves 4 - 6.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Life Can Be A Dream Whip Pie™

This is a great alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

2 pre made graham cracker pie crusts
5 egg whites
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 envelopes whip topping
1/2 c sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c milk
1/8 tsp cocoa powder

2 english toffee candy bars crushed

Put candy bars into plastic baggie. With rolling pin or clean hands crush candy bar, set aside.

Preheat oven to 200* F

Separate egg whites from yolks.

Place pre made pie crust onto large cookie sheet.

In a mixing bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar. Mix egg with a hand or stand mixer for 6- 9 min or until stiff. Add sugar gradually while mixing eggs.

Pour whipped eggs into the 2 pie crusts and bake for 1 hr. approx. Remove pies from oven and let cool.

While pies are baking,, combine, milk, contents of whipped topping envelopes, vanilla and cocoa powder into mixing bowl. Mix well until it becomes whipped topping 6 - 9 min. Spoon topping over pies.

Chill pies in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To serve: Remove pies from fridge and sprinkle crushed candy bars over pies. 

Serves 16.

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