Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

 peel potatoes and cut into chunks... (I forgot to peel until after... don't do what I did)
 crush the cookies...
 mix cookies and butter in food processor...
 spread mixture out...
 cover with topping..

Sweet Potato Casserole With Gingersnap Streusel

Cooking Spray
5lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 1/4 tsp salt, divided, plus more for boiling potatoes
15 to 20 coarsely broken gingersnap cookies
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cu into bits
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup half and half
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 large eggs

1.Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray
2. Place potatoes in a large pot, peeled, cover with water, add generous pinch of salt.  Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are very tender; 14 to 16 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool.
3. Meanwhle, making the topping. Put the ginersnaps, flour sugar and 1/4 salt in a food processor; pulse one or twice to combine.  Add the butter and pulse a few more time, cookies in small chunks.
4. Once the potatoes are cool, make into a chunky puree in a blender or food processor.
5. In a large bowl, wish together the maple syrup, half and half, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmet, eggs and remaining salt.  Add potato puree; mix thoroughly. Transfer to baking dish.  Sprinkle the topping evenly.
6. preheat oven to 350. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned.. 


How to Prep a Turkey...

was the turkey and remove the giblets.. there are 2 bags of them, so don't forget both.... run cold water inside the turkey and all over the top... pat dry with a cloth...
 slice up onion and garlic... I used one whole onion and 4 cloves of garlic.. I like to mix some into my sauce and some for the inside of the turkey...
 Stuff turkey with onions and garlic and 2 bay leaves... also drizzle the onions with olive oil before stuffing them in...
Mixture: Olive Oil, 1/2 stick melted butter (optional) rosemary, thyme, poultry seasoning, crushed black pepper, chopped garlic, dried mustard... mix all together and then separate the skin of the turkey and lather the turkey up inbetween the skin and meat, then on top, cover the entire turkey... 

roast on 325 depending on how big the turkey is... it will say how long on the package... this turkey took 3 1/2 hours, it was so juicy and delicious... I forgot to take an after picture... until it was all cut up :(

 but it was good... trust me..

Stuffed Mushrooms

 twist and pop off the stems to the mushrooms: set aside bc you will need them ..

 brown up the sausage....set aside to cool
 cut up the onion and garlic .. I used an onion chopper to get fine pieces..
 saute them....
 chop up stems... saute them...
 add all together and splash with wine...
 set aside to cool...
 separate egg yolk and add to cream cheese...
 add in parm cheese and the sausage and the rest of the onion mixture...
 Salt all the mushrooms first... then Stuff the mushrooms....

Stuffed Mushrooms: The Pioneer Woman's Recipe



  • 24 ounces, weight White Button Mushrooms
  • ⅓ pounds Hot Pork Sausage
  • ½ whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • ⅓ cups Dry White Wine
  • 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
  • 1 whole Egg Yolk
  • ¾ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

Wipe off or wash mushrooms in cold water. Pop out stems, reserving both parts.
Chop mushroom stems finely and set aside.
Brown and crumble sausage. Set aside on a plate to cool.
Add onions and garlic to the same skillet; cook for 2 minutes over medium low heat.
Pour in wine to deglaze pan, allow liquid to evaporate.
Add in chopped mushroom stems, stir to cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set mixture aside on a plate to cool.
In a bowl, combine cream cheese and egg yolk. Stir together with Parmesan cheese.
Add cooled sausage and cooled mushroom stems. Stir mixture together and refrigerate for a short time to firm up.
Smear mixture into the cavity of each mushroom, creating a sizable mound over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
Allow to cool at least ten minutes before serving; the stuffed mushrooms taste better when not piping hot.

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole & Trapp's Seasoning Salt

 Mix together the 2 cans of cream of chicken soup and the sour cream...add in the poppyseeds..
 Add the diced chicken to the mix..

 Top with crushed Ritz crackers and then add the melted butter to the top... bake...

Poppyseed Chicken Casserole

2 or 3 chicken breasts, boiled and cut in small pieces
1 16 oz sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken
2 tbs of poppyseeds 
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
1 stick of butter

First, boil your chicken and then cut in small pieces. 

Combine chicken, soups, sour cream and poppyseeds in baking dish.
Top with crushed crackers and melted butter. Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350.

Now For the Trapp's Special Season Salt... yum.  
I was recently asked if I could be sent some seasoning salt... and of course, I said sure.  I always give my honest opinion on things so this is now different.. I LOVE IT!  
It is a family's special recipe and it is worth every penny and lucky for you it is a decent price! I have used it on veggies, chicken and hamburgers last night and everything is so good and people even asked: "What is that spice you used?"  Sooo.. I would say go to Trapp Salt and get yourself some... your mouth will thank you!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Frito Pie

 Brown meat..
 Use some time of chili in a can... This is the brand I used... or you can make your own chili

 One layer of Fritos...

 Put Chili on top, more Fritos and then cheese... yummy!

Frito Pie

1lb of beef browned
1 can of premade chili mix or your own chili made..
1 cup of Fritos
1 Cup of Cheese

Brown the meat, add chili mix.. Layer in a bowl, Fritos, Chili, Fritos, Chili, Cheese...


The Marlboro Man Sandwich (Pioneer Woman)

 Chop onions, place in 4tbsp of butter...

 Cut meat against the grain...

 Remove the onions and put the meat in 2 tbsp of melted butter... add in the Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce..
 butter the bread

 add in onions to the cooked meat in the sauce...
 butter and brown the bread..

 I added cheese to the top and melted it...

Marlboro Man Sandwich
Pioneer Womans recipe gotten here

Recipe: The Marlboro Man Sandwich

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  • 1 whole Large (or 2 Small) Onions
  • 2 sticks Butter (lots And Lots Of Butter)
  • 2 pounds (to 3 Pounds) Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
  • Lawry's Seasoned Salt (or Similar Seasoned Salt)
  • ½ cups (approximately) Worcestershire Sauce
  • Tabasco Sauce, To Taste
  • 4 whole French/deli Rolls (earthgrains Are Best!)

Preparation Instructions

Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.
Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with Lawry’s.
Heat 2 tablespoons butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides.
Add 1/2 cup (at least) Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco, and 2 tablespoons butter. Add cooked onions. Stir to combine.
Butter halved French rolls and brown in skillet.
To assemble, lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with other half of roll, cut in half, and devour!