Wednesday, November 16, 2011

From scratch....Hot Cocoa!!!

Grab a blankie and your favorite socks....
put in your favorite Winter time movie and sip this delicious drink....
enjoy a cozy night!

 Ingredients:  4 cups Milk, 1/2 cup Sugar,1/4 cup Cocoa, 1 tsp.  Salt, 1 tsp. Vanilla, 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
 Take Cocoa, sugar and Salt add to pan,  slowly put in water and make a syrup.  Watch close it will burn while you are bringing it to a boil.  

 Add milk and heat to desired temperature
 This is a yummy find!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

What did you say???? GREEN CHILI!!!! OH YEAH!!!

Green Chili!!!  Oh my goodness...such a great amazing yummy food on a cold day!!!  Left overs are amazing and better the next day!   Great over  breakfast eggs, baked potatoes, Spaghetti squash, name it!   So get ready to copy this down to your favorite recipe book...ready go!

1-2 lbs pork roast
1 medium onion
Lots O garlic!
2 16 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 can rotel tomatoes
2 quarts of green chili (roasted when in season)
2 Tablespoons cumin
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
chicken broth
Sides:  sour cream, guacamole, chips, corn tortillas, cheese

Put pork roast in covered roasting pan ( I use my stoneware baker) and cover with water.  Add 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Bake for 10-12 hours!!

After baking is complete, saute' butter and garlic and onion in soup pot!

Shred pork and add to the onion and garlic mix

Add green chili's

Add diced tomatoes and rotel tomatoes

Add seasonings


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Home Made Yummy Egg Noodles!!!!

Homemade Egg Noodels!
Here is the scoop...Okay recipe!  
2 3/4 cups flour
3 eggs 2 Tablespoons water
sift flour, beat eggs in glass measuring bowl add water.  Make sure it measures 3/4 liquid.  Add slowly to flour mixture.  Use flat beater for 30 seconds, then change to hook beater for 2 minutes.   Hand knead for 2 more minutes.    Cook in boiling water with olive oil and salt for 6-10 minutes depending on preference.   YUM!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


 Well..after many many many years....I have finally been able to get some really wonderful and amazing tools for my kitchen.   I finally understand after all the years of my husband needing the "right" tool to fix something what it is like to have the right thing!    My husband is the best!!!

New vs. Old....I bought the one on the right at a garage sale for 25 dollars.   It has been AWESOME!   If you do not yet have a kitchen aid save up and buy one!!!!   They are worth it!   Have a garage sale...sell your first born puppy...whatever you can do to earn the money...It makes cooking a dream!

My new kitchen aid was refurbished.   It is a professional series 550 HD.  It normall sells for 419.00....we saved 250 dollars by buying refurbished and an addition 20 dollars because we waited until it was on sale!!!   So folks you do the numbers...we saved for it was not out of pocket expense....totally worth it!!!

We have been cooking with pans that we have purchased at garages sales.  They have done the job but drive me crazy.  They do not cook even (with the only exceptions being my cast iron..I LOVE them)   So we have saved, gathered coupons and my husband bought these two beautiful pieces for my birthday .   We had a coupon for 40% off and shopped the clearance racks.   This sells for 290.00.  We did NOT even come close to that price!   Do your homework...we also asked for the imperfection stock.  They are marked by stickers.  The white stickers are considered grade A.  The orange stickers have imperfections. I am okay with a bit of discolor from the outside of the pan to the inside.   Works for me and still has the same warranty and quality assurance!

I am totally excited about this one  it is normally 300.00!!!  And yes folks you guessed it....we had a coupon and saved!   My husband actually worked over time to spoil me this year and saved for me to have some decent cookware.  First time in my life that I have had truely good cookware!

You can see how this is a multifunction set.  It serves as a lid as well as a skillet.  I LOVE it!

Killer grips to pull things out of the oven!    Just a cool find and only 6 dollars!
 I can't WAIT to get started in cooking with these!!!!  See you soon!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Biscuits and Gravy!!!

Here are a few tips for the very old fashion biscuits and gravy...

When making biscuits, a key is to add just a tad bit more milk to the batter.   Dust your board with a good amount of flour.  You will have very sticky dough....the flour on your board will give you enough to make it not stick to your hands.   Knead it a few times and fold it in half.  Pat it out without a rolling pin...the less you mess with it the better it will behave!    When you bake them, wait until the last few minutes and then paint them with milk...they will be golden with a crispy outside!!! Totally yum-lo-lishis!!!

As far as the gravy goes....a few secrets....cook your breakfast sausage in a pan...add salt and pepper, a good amount.  After it is cooked, add enough flour to soak up the grease and create a "dry" look to the sausage.   Cook it for a few minutes and then add milk to the consistency you want.  Once you do that, add several shakes of tabasco!   ENJOY YA'LL   

Toldja I was back!

Ok so here is the deal...I am trying to decide what to cook next.   I haven't done any baking...yet...I love to cook anyone have a request????


Hello all...been a WHILE!  We had a crazy spring and summer.  I am back and will be posting all sorts of new yummy dishes for winter!   Can't wait!  Gonna clip coupons now!   See you in a day or two!