Saturday, August 30, 2008

Smothered Flank Steak

I was looking back at some of my old posts from last year and found this post.   It really is a yummy and easy recipe.  Give it a try:)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Banana Crumb Muffins

I had some expired bananas & I didn't want to make banana bread-- I've made banana muffins before but they are always a little dry - just so so. Well I decided to click on over to all recipes & see if there were any recipes for banana muffins.
Muffins just seemed like the perfect thing for breakfast on the first day of school. This recipe did not disappoint!! It had been rated almost 3000 times-
(that's insanely amazing) and had a 5 star rating. Impressive & very well deserved!
these are the very best banana muffins I have ever tried. I followed the recipe exactly & it made a dozen wonderful muffins- sorry I'm too lazy to type it up just click on over here to find it!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Low Land Boil

We started having low land boils every August when our corn is on after one of Kelly's employees introduced them to us and we have had one every year since. It is not hard to do but it is really yummy! We have several people that request a low land boil every year. Here's how to do it.........
You need one larger pot(I usually use one of my canning pots). Fill about 1/2 the pot with water and add one can of "Old Bay Seasoning"(I add the whole can because I make a big batch you can add just half or less of the can it is pretty spicy stuff) find it in the spice isle usually on the bottom shelf. Mix the seasoning in the water. Then add red potatoes(enough to feed your family) boil until potatoes are almost done then add 3-4 cut sausages boil for about 5 more minutes then add corn on the cob and boil until corn is just about done and then add 3 pounds of shrimp and then boil until shrimp are done.....about 3-4 minutes. Time to enjoy the yummy food.

Variation: You can use crawdads fresh from the lake instead of shrimp.

fresh peach cobbler

I don't know about you - but I love fresh peaches!
I have several different recipes for peach cobbler. I made a really different (for me anyway) one years ago- loved it- then couldn't find the recipe again- dang it- I hate when that happens. Any how my neighbor kindly brought me a whole sack of peaches last night so I got on allrecipes & looked up this recipe. I modified it a little & it was perfect. So good- really similar to the one I tried years ago. I forgot to take a picture until it was almost too late. It was SO GOOD! let me know if you try it.1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk

3-4 cups fresh peaches, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly butter a glass casserole dish.
cream the butter and 3/4 cup sugar.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk.
Spread mixture evenly into the baking dish .
(If using canned peaches, drain thoroughly, reserving the juice.) Spoon fruit over batter.
Sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar. Pour water over the top. This is hard to do- don't worry it'll be alright :)
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. During baking the fruit and juice go to the bottom and the batter rises.
This is so good cooled slightly & served with ice cream.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Marshmallow Popcorn

Time for a another guest cook from my Mom. This is a new recipe that my Mom has been making a lot. It is a pretty yummy recipe!

4-5 batches of popcorn(we use an air popper)
1 pkg marshmallows(10.5 ounces)

Mix marshmallows and popcorn together in a large bow.

2 cubes of butter
1/2 c karo syrup
1 1/3 c sugar
Combine the above ingredients in a pan on the stove. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Cook for about 2 1/2 minutes or to a soft ball stage(keep stirring). Remove from heat and add 1 tsp vanilla. Pour over popcorn and mix well.
Pour popcorn onto a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam and let it cool off......ENJOY!!!