Sunday, April 28, 2013

Crab Ravioli

The latest of tasty recipes created by my husband. He also made some cheesy potatoes with this,
which I will include in a separate post.

Crab Ravioli made easy
1 12oz can Alfredo sauce
8oz crab meat - diced or shredded
1 green pepper - diced
1 onion - diced
8oz mushrooms - sliced
1 2lb bag cheese ravioli
4oz shredded Colby cheese
 1 Tablespoon Garlic power
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon olive oil

In sauce pan sauté onion and peppers until sweating, add mushrooms and sauté till tender add crab meat, Alfredo sauce , spices, and shredded cheese simmer for 10 minutes. While sauce is simmering start your water boiling for ravioli and 2 tablespoons of salt and the vegetable oil to the water. Follow package directions for ravioli. Serve sauce over top of cooked ravioli.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Show Your Stuff #73

I am scrabbling to get ready for a craft fair this Saturday. One  of items I am making is duct tape wallets. I made these last year and had success. You can find directions here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chicken Salad - Show Your Stuff #72

This week I am sharing another recipe my darling husband has come up with. We had this the other night with macaroni and cheese.

Chicken salad deluxe
By David Huston

5 large chicken breasts or thighs
1 apple peeled and diced
7 grapes diced
2 carrots peeled and diced
2 celery stalks diced
6 mushrooms diced
1 small green pepper diced
1/4 cup toasted sesame seed
Green spinach leaves
4 hoagie buns
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste

Boil chicken in stock pot with salt and pepper for seasoning. When chicken is done remove from stock and cool. save the stock for another recipe. In a large mixing bowl combine; apple, grapes, carrots, celery, pepper, mushrooms, sesame seeds, mayo, and sour cream. When chicken is cooled pull meat off bones and shred, add to veggie mixture. Mix well.

serving: Slice hoagie bun and toast bread, place handful of spinach on bottom of bun, add chicken salad, and serve cold.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Dave's easy apple pie

2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup sugar
8 T water

Mix all ingredients well until dough forms small balls. Divide into 2 equal parts. Roll 1 part of the dough out and place in a 9" pie pan, removing excess dough from side of pan. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover pie dough with aluminum foil and cook for 6 minutes. remove from oven.

4 Red Washington apples (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 T cinnamon
2 t corn starch

Mix all ingredients well and place inside partially baked pie shell.

Take rest of dough roll out and place on top of filling. Pinch edges around the crust and place 3 or 4 slits in the middle of top crust. reduce heat on oven to 375 degrees. Cover pie with aluminum foil and bake 20 minutes, remove foil and bake additional 25-30 minutes. Let cool.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Polish Hash - Show Your Stuff #71

One of the interesting things about this picture is that the sausage in missing. The bowl use to hold the sausage broke apart and we could not use the sausage. We were really bummed as we were looking forward to having the sausage as the main staple in this dish.

Polish Hash

1 lb. Favorite sausage (cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
2 large Russet potatoes (washed and cut into 1/4 inch cubes)
1/2 cup cut broccoli
1/2 cup cut Cauliflower
1/4 diced yellow onion
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1 -1lb. jar of Ragu double cheese sauce
1 T. garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. olive oil

Cut and steam veggies until tender , set aside. Heat oil in saute pan place potatoes in pan cook until potatoes are half done, add sausage, cook until done. Add cheese sauce and spices, bring to simmer, add veggies, stir well and let simmer on low for 10 minutes serve hot.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Hot Dog Casserole - Show Your Stuff #70

When I first did this recipe years ago (we are talking about early 1990's), I was not initially impressed. It is almost like a hotdogs immersed in corn bread, I am not a fan of corn bread so I was not crazy about this recipe.. So many years have passed and I make this recipe again, this time my family likes the recipe, so I will now occasionally make this recipe.

This weak I found myself making it again.

So if you are a fan of corn bread and hotdogs, you will like this recipe:

6 hot dogs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon chopped onion (original recipe calls for green onion)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Combine dry ingredients, mix in the egg, milk, and butter.

Add dough to greased 11 x 7 inch pan (I did mine in my favorite oblong bread pan), slightly press hot dogs evenly arranged in dough. cover with cheese.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until the dough is done. Cut out and lift around the hot dog.