1 pound ground beef
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix all meatloaf ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a loaf.
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3/4 pound, 4 to 5 cups, baby spinach, packed
2 (15-ounce) cans artichoke hearts packed in water, drained and sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 to 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
A handful shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano
Combine spinach and artichokes. Place garlic, lemon zest and juice in small dish and add vinegar. Let it stand 5 minutes then whisk in extra-virgin olive oil. Pour oil and vinegar dressing over salad and toss to combine. Season the salad with salt and pepper, to your taste. Top the salad with cheese then serve.
Here is a dish to go with the Traditional New Year's dinner.
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large ham hock
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
1 pound black-eyed peas, soaked overnight and rinsed
1 quart chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dry thyme leaves
3 tbsp. finely chopped green onion
3 cups steamed white rice
Heat oil in a large soup pot, add the ham hock and sear on all sides for 4 minutes. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, and garlic, cook for 4 minutes. Add the black-eyed peas, stock, bay leaves, thyme, and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 40 minutes, or until the peas are creamy and tender, stir occasionally. If the liquid evaporates, add more water or stock. Adjust seasonings, and garnish with green onions. Serve over rice.
Mix whipping cream in one bowl. Separate the yolks and egg whites and put each into separate bowls. Whisk yolks, add sugar and whisk again. Add 4-6 ounces of bourbon to yolks and whisk. Bourbon cooks the yolks. Clean the whisk and whisk egg whites until they are stiff. Slowly whisk in yolks. Fold in whipping cream and mix for about a minute. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
This recipe is a Christmas tradition. My great-grandmother Stanton would send a batch from Michigan every Christmas with our presents. I have acquired the recipe and now I make it every Christmas. I made this last Wednesday and of course it was raining. So, it stuck to the pan. I would advise doing it on a sunny day. I hope you will enjoy my favorite Christmas tradition.
1 cup of sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups finely chopped walnuts (or pecans)
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 candy thermometer
Combine sugar, salt, water and butter; heat to boiling (light-crack stage (285 )). After it is at light-crack stage, take off of stove and pour onto well greased cookie sheet. Cool in fridge. Melt chocolate on stove. Once the candy has cooled, pour half of the chocolate mixture on top of candy. Sprinkle with 1/2 of walnuts. Cool again. Turn and spread remaining chocolate and walnuts. Cool once again. Break into pieces and enjoy! [Full Story »]
Here is another rib recipe that will make your mouth water.
2 sides pork spareribs (about 6 pounds), separated
1 (28 oz.) can chunky tomato sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
Place the spareribs in the bottom of a slow cooker. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Pour the mixture over the spareribs. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
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This dish is absolutely wonderful. My cousin-in-law made this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. This is perfect for a dessert because it is not as sugary. I love the tartness of it. I hope you will enjoy it too!
3 cups sliced green apples
2 cups cranberries (I use 1 bag of cran raisins)
1.5 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 cup chopped nuts
1 stick of butter, melted
Place in 9x13 casserole dish.
Mix 1 1/2 cups oatmeal, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 cup chopped nuts, and 1 stick of butter, melted.
Pour mixture (crumble) over apples and cranberries.
Bakes at 350 for 40 minutes.
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* 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, sliced
* 1/2 pound deli ham, sliced
* 4 dill pickles, thinly sliced (or about 24 hamburger slices)
* 4 cooked pork cutlets, shredded
* 1 large baguette, cut into 4 pieces, each halved lengthwise
1. Heat oven to 400º F. Layer some of the cheese, ham, pickles, and pork on the bottom half of each of the 4 baguette pieces. Top with the remaining bread.
2. Wrap each sandwich tightly in a 12-inch square of aluminum foil, then press them with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly.
3. Place the sandwiches in the oven and heat until crispy and warm, about 15 minutes. Unwrap and serve.
Thanksgiving is here. Granted. But so is my appetite for sweet potatoes and that never goes away! Stepping in for our normal recipe reaconteur, I thought I would post a simple side dish how-to for these table favorites.
Makes 3 cups
* 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
* 1/2 cup half-and-half
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
* Coarse salt and ground pepper
1. Set a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Fill with enough water to come just below basket; bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Place sweet potatoes in steamer basket and cover; steam until tender, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain, and return to saucepan.
2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring half-and-half, butter, and brown sugar to a simmer, stirring to combine; remove from heat. Add to drained sweet potatoes, and mash just until smooth; season with salt and pepper. [Full Story »]