Wednesday, May 2, 2018

STEWED TOMATOES

This is a side dish that was served on my husband's side of the family and on my side.  My husband's great grandmother Lippy made this for her family and one of my great grandmother's Irma Louise Bone made this for her family.

1 can stewed tomatoes
2 slices white bread
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sugar

Tear bread into a few pieces.  Add all ingredients to a pot and cook on medium until hot.

BRUSSEL SPROUTS


steam in a bag brussel sprouts
lemon pepper
garlic salt
onion salt
italian seasoning
2 tablespoons butter 
olive oil

Take brussel sprouts out of the bag and cut off the ends and cut the larger ones in half.

Place back in bag and steam according to directions.

Heat a pan on high heat, add olive oil to coat pan, add brussel sprouts and season with lemon pepper, garlic salt, onion salt and italian seasoning.  Toss to coat.

Cook until sprouts begin to brown.  Add butter to pan, continue to toss while butter melts.

Turn off heat and sprinkle with lemon juice.

Friday, March 30, 2018

MUSHROOM CASSEROLE


16 oz sliced mushrooms, buttons or remind
1 tablespoon butter
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned or panko 

Preheat oven to 350*

Melt butter in a skillet.  Saute onions until tender.  Add garlic and mushrooms to pan, cook until golden and tender.  Turn off head and stir in mozzarella cheese and half of the breadcrumbs.
Sprinkle remainder of breadcrumbs on top and parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Sprinkle with parsley if desired.



recipe from: https://peasandcrayons.com/2017/01/stuffed-mushroom-casserole.html

Saturday, March 24, 2018

BAKED GRILLED CHEESE


box of puff pastry - 1 sheet will make 4 sandwiches, 2 sheets will make 8
different types of cheese, sliced and/or shredded
tomato, deli meat - optional

Use a rolling pin to roll puff pastry sheet into a slightly larger square then it already is.  Cut down the center length and widthwise to create 4 smaller squares out of 1 sheet.

Lay cheese in a pile in one corner.  Add a tomato slice and/or deli meat if desired!

Fold one corner of square over filling to make a triangle and press and seal edges.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown at 400*


Monday, March 19, 2018

CRANBERRY SAUCE



2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
12oz bag frozen cranberries

Combine all ingredients plus 1/2 cup water in a medium sauce pan.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 15 minutes.  Completely cool before serving.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

GREEK TORTELLINI PASTA SALAD


1 pound cheese tortellini pasta 
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
½ red onion, diced
½ cup canned artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
½ cup kalamata olives (whole or sliced - no pits!)
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
⅓ cup packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 cup pepperoni, cut into chunks

Combine all ingredients in a large pretty bowl.

Serve with greek salad dressing
Greek salad dressing I
Greek salad dressing II

GREEK SALAD DRESSING II

½ cup extra virgin olive oil
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
black pepper, to taste
juice of ½ lemon

GREEK SALAD DRESSING I


1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
2 tsp Oregano
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper

PIGS IN A BLANKET



24 cocktail weenies or 8 hotdogs cut into thirds
1 can crescent rolls
6 slices of American cheese

Preheat oven to 400*.  Separate the crescent roll dough in 8 triangles and cut each one evenly into 3 long thin triangles.

Fold the cheese in half, making a triangle and fold those two triangles in half again making 4 small triangles out of 1 slice of cheese.  Lay 1 triangle at the end of a crescent triangle.

Lay your weenie on the cheese and roll up.  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crescent rolls are golden brown.

Serve with ketchup and mustard.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

ST PATRICK'S DAY IS COMING!

I love St. Patrick's Day!  Every year I aspire to make something different that's delicious and possibly green.  I'd also love to try a new soda bread recipe this year.  Here's a link to a couple the St. Pat recipes I have on this blog (the corned beef cabbage is amazing)  here and then I rounded up a couple other fun websites to browse for recipe inspiration.  Don't forget to check out my pinterest board!  Also check out the subtraction worksheet for your little ones below!

Great recipes from McCormick's!
Can't go wrong with Martha Stewart!
Taste of Home always has recipes that make me want to try them!
Betty Crocker is another one of my go to sites when looking for amazing meals.
Guiness Kitchen looks pretty neat!
A bit of history
Awesome themed items I love on pinterest



Don't let a long winter get you feeling green with this St. Patrick's Day subtraction worksheet. For more engaging math activities, go to Education.com!




























Tuesday, February 27, 2018

BAKED MONTE CRISTO SANDWICHES



Package of puff pastry (2 sheets)
1 egg
16 slices of ham
8 slices swiss cheese
raspberry preserves 
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 400*  
Roll out puff pastry sheets with a rolling pin to make them a slightly larger square and to thin out the dough a bit.
Cut each sheet in half twice, long ways and width ways so you have 8 even squares.
Whisk egg in a bowl and brush the edges of each square with egg.  Fold two slices of ham inside a slice of cheese making a triangle. 
Lay ham and cheese inside puff pastry square and fold over, use a fork to seal edges.  Brush egg over the tops of each sandwich.
Bake for 20 minutes or until flaky and brown.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and drizzle with raspberry preserves or serve the preserves on the side for dipping.






Saturday, February 10, 2018

ITALIAN AMARETTI COOKIES



8oz almond paste
1 cup sugar
2 egg whites
Decorating sugar and raw almonds, if desired

Process almond paste and sugar in food processor until mixture is fine and well combined.

Move mixture to an electric mixer and combine 1 egg white in at a time until smooth.

Drop a tablespoon of batter 1 inch apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Press an almond in the center and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
Bake at 375* for 10 minutes.