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Sunday, May 08, 2022

Tasty Eats Mosaic



From top left:
1, One pan Mexican rice.
2. enchiladas, my son made this from scratch.
3. cinnamon rolls, Yum!
5. My husband made stuffed mash potato patties,
6. My husband made cowboy beans.
7. I made Tik-Tok ramen. Highly recommend!
8. Homemade dutch oven bread. You can find the recipe here.
9. Brisket on top of macaroni and cheese

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Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Steak and Eggs


Hello! if you are here from the Sustainable Pinterest Challenge, Welcome to Just Winging It, my Food blog.  I usually have it on Treasures Made From Yarn. But since this month's challenge is recipe-related, I thought it would be appropriate to have it here.

My son works in the kitchen of a retirement community. He had brought home a bunch of steaks and crab cakes that normally would have been thrown out.

So I decided to make steak and eggs. you can find the Pinterest link here.



I sauteed some chopped onion in some butter and added the chopped steak and added the crab cake. I made some scrambled eggs and added some shredded cheese. I just put the onion and steak mixture on top of the scrambled eggs.  It was tasty, except that adding the crab cake was a bad idea. It probably would have been tasty with mushrooms. I did put ketchup on this, I have always added ketchup to scrambled eggs.



 
So that is it, I hope you check out other posts from the challenge.

Julie | Sum of their Stories
Gail | Purple Hues and Me
Terri | A Good Life
Lydia | Life Beyond the Kitchen
Marianne | Songbird
Julie | Just Winging It
Ann | The Apple Street Cottage
Mel | Decor Craft Design

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Caramel-Coconut Squares



I found a vintage recipe card among my mother-in-law's collection of recipe cards I had to try. It is the Caramel-Coconut squares. This is very similar to the After School bars. These bars have a cookie base instead of a graham cracker base. 



So here is the recipe:

Make the cookie base:

1/2 cup soft butter

1/2 cup sifted powder sugar

1 cup flour.

Cream the butter and sugar, and add in the flour. Put in an ungreased 9-inch square pan and bake at 350 degree F for 12-15 minutes

Meanwhile, combine:

14 ounce can of sweetened condense milk

1 cup of butterscotch pieces

1 1/3 cups of coconut

1 teaspoon of vanilla,

Once the cookie layer is baked, add the sweetened condensed milk mixture, and bake for 25-30 minutes more. The outer edges will be golden brown, The bars will set once cool.


I thought of adding chocolate chips, you easily could along with some nuts. I feel there can be some versatility to the recipe.



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Friday, April 15, 2022

My Son Made Chili

Chili is one of those recipes that my son just troughs stuff together, This version has ground beef,  tomatoes, celery, shallot, peppers, broth,  black beans, and spices. No canned tomatoes of any kind, which I thought was odd.
I topped it with cheese, sour cream, and green onion. It was tasty, I don't have a recipe, just like the name of this blog, my son was "just winging it".

Sunday, April 10, 2022

DIY Barbie Blog : Pink Jello 'Deviled' Eggs -Barbie Theme'd Easter

I might have to try this.

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Sunday, April 03, 2022

What I Ate During a Road Trip to Dodge City, Kansas

We recently had a road trip to Dodge City for my husband's birthday. I am sharing what I ate during the trip. First, we stop at our local IHOP for breakfast before leaving town. I got a breakfast burrito.

 We had to stop here. We rolled into town around 2 in the afternoon. This would be our last meal of the day. I would not have known this place existed if it wasn't for the Maps app on my phone. 

I got a Ruben, it was tasty.


We didn't have dinner. We had gone to an arena football game that night.


There was an IHOP in town. I had a grilled cheese with a side of pancakes for breakfast.
Later on, we got a Smoothie at a local ice cream place. That night we had Pizza Hut. We had a server who was still very new and struggled with serving us. My husband worked in the restaurant business for over thirty years. He was angrier with the management for not properly training our server.
For our final full day in Dodge City, we went to Dodge House for breakfast.

I got an omelet.  It was a little spicy. It had jalapenos in it.

I had always added ketchup to my eggs.


For lunch, we stopped in at a Mexican restaurant in a local mall. 

For dinner that evening,  We were recommended  to eat at Casey's Cowtown Club. I got a steak salad.
My husband and I shared what I believe is a maple cake and cheesecake. It was delicious.

We went back to Dodge House for breakfast before leaving town. We again went on a vacation during its off-season. We may have to try Dodge City again sometime during the summer months. I believe there usually is a dinner and a show at the Boot Hill Museum during the summer.



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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Vegan Oatmeal Bars

Even though I can say that there are no animal products in this cookie (The chocolate chips might not be vegan), it is not low in sugar. If you want the bars lower in sugar, you would have to try a sugar substitute for the brown sugar. 


I baked these bars in my air fryer on the baking setting.

 

I used the following ingredients in the bars:

1/2 c. coconut oil

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. flax seed mixed with 1/4 cup water

1 1/2 c. oatmeal

3/4 c. flour

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t salt

1/2 t vanilla

1/2 c. chocolate chips

Mix the coconut oil, shortening, and brown sugar. Add the remaining ingredients.

I baked these in my baking tray that came with the air fryer. You can bake these in a small baking pan at 350 degrees (F) for about 15-20 minutes until done.

Enjoy this sweat treat with some healthy stuff in it!


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Monday, March 14, 2022

Tasty Eats - Mexican Food

In this version of Tasty Eats, we went through a phase of making Mexican food.

My husband made fish tacos with corn salsa and coleslaw. 

My son my enchiladas and a Mexican cole slaw. He made the sauce from scratch instead of using a can. I think he added cumin and lime juice to your otherwise typical coleslaw. I am not sure.


I found a one-pot Mexican Rice recipe Turns out it is tasty rolled up in a flour tortilla.

Finally, I have the only non-Mexican food. It is a Butterfinger poke cake. I made a yellow cake in an eight-inch square pan. Poked holes in it so that the pudding and Cool Whip mixture can get into the holes. I had crushed Butterfinger on top and in the pudding mixture. I also think I added some to the cake batter.

That is it for this edition of Tasty Eats. 




 

Sunday, February 27, 2022

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

 I have made this tasty dessert before, however, my husband recently bought a springform pan, and I thought a no-bake cheesecake to be the inaugural dessert.


This was a learning curve for me, I have never used a springform pan. 

I did not use parchment paper, I wish it did. Even though it is supposed to be non-stick, it still stuck to the pan. I was also afraid I was going to scratch the brand new pan. 


To make this I used:
2 packages of cream cheese
1 small tub of Cool Whip
a package of Oreos
6 Tablespoons of melted butter
1/3 cup of sugar

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. 
Take about 25 Oreos and turn them into crumbs.  Add the melted butter and form it into the crust into the pan. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, combine the cream cheese and the sugar. Add in the Cool Whip. Coarsely chop some more Oreos and add to the filling. Add it on top of the crust. Decorate with more Oreo crumbs and Oreos. Let it refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Tasty Eats with Cocoa Bread Recipe

Hi, how is everyone. I am doing another edition of tasty eats. The first up is carrot cake with raisins. There were carrots left over from the chicken soup my son made when we were sick.  I have staring at the carrots for a while and used them up in this carrot cake.


 This is taco dip that my husband made for the Superbowl. The dip is a layer of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes and cheese.
I also made tortilla chips and chicken parmesan sliders along with the dip.

                                                    
This is a ramen "hack". It is ramen noodles with melted mozzarella cheese, butter, and milk. It is topped with sliced chicken breast and pizza sauce (left over from the chicken sliders). I was impressed with this, it was delicious. 

Here is another ramen "hack". I believe this is the common recipe that is going around on Tic Tok. I think I messed up the egg portion of this recipe, but it was still tasty. 


Finally, I have a cocoa bread. I made this following from a vintage cookbook pamphlet. 
To make the bread you will need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted shortening
optional: about 1/4 cup chocolate chips (original recipe did not call for it)

Sift the first five ingredients.  Add the remaining ingredients Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake in 350-degree (F) oven for about 45 minutes. 


In the mosaic photo, I have some Grown up Grilled Cheese.


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Friday, February 11, 2022

Chocolate Marble Bread

 Let me start our stating that the recipe for this is here.

It did not marble like I wanted it, but this was just the end piece.




I want to state that I did not have yogurt that the recipe asked for, I substituted it with sour cream. I am glad that it still worked out. This bread to me tasted like more like a cake than a bread. Adding a glaze on top just added to the cake element for me.


I will likely make this again.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Salsbury Steak with Tomato Rice Pilaf and Bacon Green Beans

I mentioned in my last post that I was going to make Salsbury Steak. Here it is. It turned out tasty. I am usually not into Salsbury steak (at least not out of the freezer section), but this homemade version was very good. It was served with tomato rice pilaf, and canned green beans with left over bacon from breakfast.


Both the Salsbury Steak and Rice Pilaf are Taste of Home recipes.
I doubled the recipe to makes 4 patties.
Ingredients:

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 envelopes of brown gravy mix
2 teaspoons of dried minced onion
1 pound of ground beef
 1 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons dry mustard


Whisk the eggs and the milk, add breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of the gravy mix, and the onion. Mix in the ground beef. Shape into 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick. broil 3-4 inches from heat for about 6-7 minutes on each side or no longer pink.

To make the gravy, add gravy mix, mustard, and water. cook over medium heat until thick.

Serve gravy over patties.

To make the Tomato Rice Pilaf
The Taste of Home recipe made this in the microwave, I made mine on the stove.
I also doubled the recipe.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup of rice
1 small onion
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/4 cup each of chopped green onion and fresh parsley
1 chopped tomato

Chop up onion. Melt the butter on the stope top. Add the onion and rice and cook until the onion is soft, and the rice is lightly brown. Carefully add the broth, it is going to steam, cover and cook until the rice is done. About 20 minutes.  Add in the remaining ingredients.

The green beans were literally chopped up bacon added to a can of green bean. I did microwave this.

I hope you get a chance to make this.

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Sunday, February 06, 2022

Tasty Eats - COVID Edition

That nasty COVID had finally hit our home. I guess it was just a matter of time.  I am counting my blessings that our household can recover at home and not in a hospital and that we (or at least I) can still prepare a meal. Granted, we did resort to having food delivered to our home a few days.

This is a chicken and spinach dish. I had made this dish a few days before I got sick.  The story is that I was picking the quick philly steak for a dish that my son wanted to make. I saw the quick chicken verson, so I used that in my dish instead. I believe this is the second time I made this dish, and this is a solid favorite. You can find the recipe for this here.



First my husband got sick, and few days later my son and I got sick. A few days after that my stepson got sick. But before he got sick, he had made the rest of us some chicken noodle soup. What made this soup special is that it is infused with garlic and honey.

This next dish is a simple crock pot recipe, 2 pounds of stew meat, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup with garlic, 1 envelope of onion soup mix, 1 chopped green pepper, and some chopped roasted red pepper from the jar.  Cook on low for about 7-8 hours. I forgot to get the initial photo. We had severed the stew over rice. I had combined the left-over stew with the left-over rice, this is my lunch the next day.


For our final dish we some quick cinnamon rolls. This is just a biscuit dough and not a yeast one. I had an idea to add a little instant coffee to the frosting. It was tasty. 


Nice cream has been my comfort dish throughout the whole process. I will either have it for breakfast of lunch.  If you don't know what nice cream is, it is the vegan version of ice cream. My version always has frozen bananas and peanut butter. I sometimes add cocoa powder and flax seed.



At the time of this blog post, we are still dealing with COVID.  Future dinner plans include Philly Cheese steak, which got put off because my son did not feel well enough to make it. I had also planned of making Salsbury steak, that got put off because I wasn't feel well and pizza sounded good.

I hope I am well the next time I put up a blog post.



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