Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hamburger Dish

This is a really basic hamburger dish with ground beef, spaghetti, peas, mushrooms, tomato soup, and spices. It was served with home made bread out of my bread machine.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Show Your Stuff #47 - Chocolate Satin Pie

I found a recipe for Chocolate Satin Pie in the grocery store. It is Nestle's recipe and you can find it here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Home Made Hot Fudge Sauce

I made hot fudge sauce for my ice cream (cookies and cream). It was amazing! You can find the recipe here.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Sweet Details: Nutella Ice Cream

I have got to try this! however I think I am the only Nutella fan in the house

The Sweet Details: Nutella Ice Cream: I made this ice cream for my man. He's a huge Nutella lover so I thought he'd love this ice cream and I was right! Also adding the almon...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Taco Turkey Burgers

Here is a recipe for some tasty turkey burgers with a Mexican flair.

1 pound ground turkey
1/2 package taco seasoning
1/4 cup salsa
1 egg
1cup bread crumbs
1 cup shredded cheese

Mix all ingredients. Form into patties. Heat skillet over medium heat with 3 T olive oil. Cook about 3 minutes each side until done.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Show Your Stuff #46

What I have to share this week is a coast made of magazine strips. I have seen bowls and coasters a while back and wanted to try it out.

 All I did was make about 1 inch folded it in thirds and rolled it up and fastened it with tape (because it is all I had on hand) I attached the next strip with tape and rolled around the previous strip. I am finding that I am not getting it tight as I like it. Next time I might use glue or a glue stick.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Sweet Details: Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie

I wonder how receptive my family would be if I made this recipe:
The Sweet Details: Ice Cream Pumpkin Pie: I went to a ice cream parlor and had pumpkin pie soft serve, it blew my mind! I thought "I can make that!" so I started searching for a re...

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Show Your Stuff #45 - Eggplant Parmesan

My sweet husband made the best Eggplant Parmesan the other night. It was nice of him to make it for me since I am the only one who really likes eggplant.

So here is the recipe:
1 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

Mix these ingredients for the breadcrumb mixture:
1 Cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup corn meal
1/2 T pepper
1/2 T garlic powder

Flour and buttermilk for coating the eggplant

your favorite spaghetti sauce
shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat deep fryer oil to 375 degrees

Take a slice of the the eggplant and first dip it in the breadcrumb mixture, then the buttermilk, and then the flour. Fry 3-4 minutes on each side. remove excess grease and place on a baking sheet. Once all the eggplant is fried up and placed on the baking sheet, top each slice with a couple tablespoons of spaghetti sauce and shredded cheese. place in 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted and brown. Serve as is or with noodles.


Saturday, October 06, 2012

Home Made Laundry Soap

I have been wanting to made home made laundry soap for a while since I have first seen it months ago in blog land. I finally got around to make up a double batch this morning. So the recipe calls for:

2 cups Borax
2 cups washing baking soda
1 bar mild soap (like Ivory, but I used Dial Basics)

Finely grate the bar of soap, add remaining ingredients, mix well. You only need I tablespoon per normal load of wash. I own a scoop that is 1 1/2 tablespoon that I am using. I have already done a load of wash already and I thing this is going to work out. The hardest part was grating the soap, it probably would of been easier if I used my food processor. It cost me about $7 to buy the stuff I need and I figure I have enough to make 4 batches. We will have see how long it will be before I need to buy more the ingredients. My husband is concerned that this is going to get abused, It shouldn't if we stick to the one tablespoon per load.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Show Your Stuff #44 - Seafood Mac and Cheese

I was inspired to make this after seeing Lobster  Mac and Cheese in the current edition of Food Network Magazine. I used shrimp and imitation crab meat in my version:

1 pound of elbow noodles
1 quart of whole milk
8 T  butter, divided
1/4 cup flour
4 cups smoked Gouda cheese  (original recipe called for Gruyere)
2 cups cheddar cheese
1/2 t black pepper
1/2 t nutmeg
1 package of imitation crab meat and salad shrimp
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

Cook noodles according to package directions.
Heat the milk, but don't let it boil.
Melt 6 T of the butter in a large sauce pan, add the flour. Cook over low heat for two minutes while stirring constantly with a whisk
While still stirring, add the milk and cook until it is thick, about 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat, add the cheeses, salt, pepper, and nutmeg until the cheese melts. add the noodles and seafood. place in 9 x 13 inch pan. (original recipe uses 6-8 gratin dishes)
Melt the remaining butter and add to the bread crumbs. Sprinkle on top.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minute or until sauce is bubbly and brown on top..

Monday, October 01, 2012

Caramel Corn

I made some really tasty caramel corn. At least this time I did not burn the caramel sauce getting it to the hard ball stage. Making candy can be tricky. Unless you trust your candy thermometer 100 percent, I think it is best to check to see if candy is done by dropping a little bit in cold water..