December 30, 2016

Not Rocket Science Stuffed Dogs

(yes, Sue, these are baked)

oven temp 375 degrees, 15-20 mins. or accordingly..

This is a recipe my kids used to ask for on any given day...was quick, always had everything on hand and happy kids made happy parents

As many hot dogs of preference, bratwursts or sausages, etc. as you need for your family.

A fav sliced cheese

Mashed potato of choice, a good brand of instant can be of use here in a pinch, always have a box on hand for...

December 28, 2016

Before I begin I have a couple tips learned through trial and error and then research: Hard water or water with chemicals in it may cause your beans to never soften no matter how long you cook them....after several pots of ruined beans I now use bottled spring water just to be safe, that is up to you....second, when testing your beans for softness, don't be dainty here, test several in dif spots...

This recipe makes a lot of beans enough for eating and some...

December 27, 2016

If you want to make your kitchen smell heavenly, poached pears are a way to go....

There are many recipes out there for them, poaching in red wine, white wine, adding dried fruits, different juices, vanillas, cinnamon, nutmeg and on and on, keeping them as simple or as elegant as you want...this is my fav way to do them, simple, least amount of ingredients for flavor benefit and I am good to go...

I used, 3 large peeled and thick sliced pears, a large handful...

December 26, 2016

"You be the judge oven beef stew" oven 325 degrees....

Brown 2 pounds of chuck 2 inch or larger pieces of beef dredged in a little flour and salt and pepper in a little evoo, browning on all sides about 5 minutes or so in oven proof pot of choice....

Add 3 or 4 large chunked carrots, a really large or 2 small onions, wedged, at least 4 celery stalks and leaves in 2 inch pieces, and a good cup at least of butternut or any type of squash in chunks same size as...

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