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Thursday, May 16, 2024

Cheesy Baked Potatoes Easy Recipe

 

Cheesy and creamy!

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Cheesy Baked Potatoes - (Main Dishes, Potato)

Ingredients:

12 medium potatoes
8 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese
16 ounces sour cream
1 stick of butter
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2-3 cups shredded cheese (save 1 cup to top)

Directions:

Peel and cook the potatoes until tender. Drain the water from the potatoes and mash them. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, garlic salt, and 1/2 of the shredded cheese. Mix together well. Put the potato mix into a 13x9 greased pan, and refrigerate overnight. Add the remaining shredded cheese to the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Thoughts On Cheesy Potatoes:

If you have a craving for potatoes this recipe is the one! The potatoes are so creamy and cheesy, you will love them. I grew up in the midwest and mashed potatoes were always a part of a meal. We almost always had white or brown gravy with potatoes but when I first tried cheesy baked potatoes I could eat that as a main dish. There is something about letting the potato mix set in the refrigerator overnight that makes this recipe work so well. Chilling the potato mix allows everything in the recipe to settle and absorb with the potatoes to give it a creamy taste. It is delicious!

More Information For You:

Baked potatoes in general have a very interesting history. Did you know that in the United Kingdom, a baked potato is called a "jacket potato"? They were a very popular street food and were sold to common poor people. You can find more interesting facts about the baked potato by visiting the Happy Cow.

Questions For You Today:

Have you tried cheesy baked potatoes? If you haven't, you will love them if you are a fan of potato recipes. I admit I like to add salt to my cheesy potatoes. Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, it is called Lemon Bars Easy Recipe and the lemon bars will serve as a great dessert after you enjoy the cheesy baked potatoes. 

My Thoughts For The Day:

Funny food meme a friend shared.

A friend shared this funny food meme and I had to share it with you. Have you tried cow tongue? When I was around 12 years old I tried cow tongue. My dad worked for a fence company in East Texas. He had a Hispanic coworker and we were invited to come over to eat and visit. It was a fun time and the aroma in the air of food cooking smelled wonderful. I remember being served cow tongue and at first I thought I didn't want to try it because it was a tongue. After a little convincing, I decided to taste my serving. I did like it but I haven't tried beef tongue since then. I have eaten many eggs though.

Keep on cooking!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Lemon Bars Easy Recipe

 

A great treat!

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Lemon Bars Easy Recipe - (Desserts)

Ingredients: (Crust)

3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 cups flour
2 sticks butter

Directions: (Crust)

Mix the powdered sugar, flour, and butter together. Spread the mix into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Ingredients: (Filling)

4 eggs
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup real lemon juice

Directions: (Filling)

Combine eggs, sugar, flour, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Beat for 2 minutes. Pour the filling over the crust and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Thoughts On Lemon Bars:

Anytime, I mean anytime these are presented to me I indulge myself. Lemon bars are really sweet and have a great lemon flavor. The powdered sugar sprinkled on top gives this dessert an added appeal. I know there are people that do not like the taste of lemons but that's fine for me. I will eat their portion of lemon bars any day. If you are looking for a dessert to share with someone, I would suggest you take these lemon bars. You can thank me later.

More Information For You:

Lemon bars are commonly seen in coffee shops. The contrast between the bar and coffee is a favored experience for many. The recipe for Lemon Bars is not that old. The first lemon bar recipe was published in 1962 by the Chicago Daily Tribune. In 1963 Betty Crocker jumped on the Lemon Bar recipe bandwagon and published a similar recipe. Learn more about this delicious dessert by visiting the article link.

Some Questions For You Today:

Have you tasted lemon bars, or baked lemon bars? If you have, what is your experience? Please let me know in the comment section below. Did you happen to see my last recipe? It is called Zucchini Bread Easy Recipe and it is a good recipe to try. When was the last time you baked a dessert?

My Thoughts For The Day:

Happy Gardens Facebook Food Meme

Here is another food meme I found on Facebook. It's a little coincidental because a friend of mine I work with brought some homemade bacon her father cooked. Honestly, some of the best foods are homemade in my opinion. The bacon had the best-smoked bacon flavor I have tasted. I am a huge bacon fan and like bacon with my bacon. I am not sure what business posted this sign but I am willing to say they serve some kind of bacon food.

Keep on cooking!

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Zucchini Bread Easy Recipe

 

Great Zucchini Bread!

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Zucchini Bread Easy Recipe - (Breads, Rolls)

Ingredients & Directions:

Mix together
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup Crisco Oil

Put in a blender & blend
2 1/2 cups Zucchini (peeled)
3 eggs

Mix together
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 teaspoons vanilla

Alternate - flour & zucchini mix in sugar and oil.
Greased 2 loaf pans well.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Thoughts On Zucchini Bread:

When I was a kid I was used to having lots of banana bread and one day I had zucchini bread offered to me. It looked so much like banana bread I was immediately interested how it tasted. The similarity between the two breads is difficult to ignore. Banana bread it slightly sweeter to me and it has a banana flavor. I love sweet breads so I naturally liked zucchini bread also. I like to put a little butter on the sweet breads that are fresh from the oven so the butter melts into the bread. My grandmother taught to me sprinkle a little salt on top of the melted butter. That is a nostalgic food memory for me.

More Information For You:

Zucchini bread has it's own national day in the United States and it is April 25th. Even though we are into May at this point in time you can still bake some zucchini bread to celebrate any occasion. The first time zucchini bread recipes began showing up in cook book was in the 1950's. You can learn more interesting historical facts about zucchini bread by visiting Holiday Calendar

Some Questions For You:

Have you baked zucchini bread in the past? Maybe your grandmother, mother, or aunt made a loaf for you to try. Do you have a nostalgic memory surrounding this bread recipe? Please share it with me. Did you see my last recipe? It's not a bread recipe to speak of but it is called Taco Burger Pizza Easy Recipe and if that sounds good to you the easy recipe will not dissapoint.

My Thoughts For Today:

Meme by Animal Feed on Facebook

I enjoy funny food memes I find across the Internet. I came across this meme and thought to share some thoughts on it. Life has a way of putting us through trials and tribulations. As we go through these trials we build up protective layers to guard us from potential threats that may come our way. It's good to learn from our experiences that make us better. Naturaly we want to prevent ourselves from going through the same mistakes again and again. We have only so many trips around the sun and while writing this I am aware that statement may sound negative but in my opinion I think life should be lived for the best. I would like to encourage you to keep love at the center of your life.

If someone has hurt you and you think there is a potential for them to hurt you again, of course avoid it at all costs to protect yourself, but try to find it in your heart to keep love at the center and not hate. Do I sound a little preachy here? It is only my intentions to encourage you for the better. I hope you find this food meme a little funny and get a positive message from it. If you've read my post this far, thank you. I hope this zucchini bread recipe and blog post brightens your day.

Keep on cooking!

Monday, September 11, 2023

Steak Rollatini's Easy Recipe - Italian Food

 


Steak Rollatini's Easy Recipe - (Italian Food)

Ingredients:

1 pound top or bottom round of beef per person, sliced very thin
Garlic salt
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Chopped parsley
Bay leaves

Directions:

Cut strips of meat 3 inches wide. Place a little bit of each ingredient on each slice. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Put bay leaves between rollatinis on toothpicks. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes on charcoal or broiler. These freeze very well.

Thoughts On Steak Rollatini's:

You may notice when I listed the ingredients, I didn't give any measurements except for the amount of beef to use. There is a reason for this. This is a very intuitive recipe. When I wrote out the directions you may notice I said "Place a little bit of each ingredient" and that is to challenge you to feel your way while cooking the recipe. In doing this, hopefully, it will help you get in touch with your Italian side. 

Extra Information:

Rollatini is not a real Italian word. It just sounds very Italian and is a form of word invention for food branding. You can thank a smart marketer for that one. In Italy, the dish is called Involtini di melanzane. Rollatini actually means Italian Cooking. Rollatini is most commonly made with eggplant but it can be made with veal, chicken, or fish. For the recipe I shared, it is made with beef. You can decide what you would like to use. You can learn more about Rollatini by visiting Beef2Live.

Quick Question:

Have you ever tried cooking or eating Rollatini? If you have, would you care to share your experience with this food? Did you see my last easy recipe? See my Pumpkin Bread recipe if you missed it.

My Thoughts:

Frozen Deer Meat

In my previous posts, I shared about a young man who I used to work with. He is only 20 years old and quit working where I work to start his own fishing bait business. He has leased a shop in a downtown rural city right on the square. He makes plastic fishing lures as well as metal fishing lures. All handmade.

He doesn't have a website yet but he does have social media accounts. He is currently hiring someone to create his website for him so that he will be able to process orders through. I will share his Facebook business page link here with his business name. His Facebook business page is called Bubba Red's Bait Co.

His name is Cyris Helms. Cyris messaged me on Facebook today and wanted to know if I would like to come by his shop and take a look. He also wanted to share some frozen deer meat with me. He is trying to make room in his freezer for the next round of deer he kills for the bow hunting season. It starts this week and I thought to share some meat with me. I am glad to get it. I don't have much time for hunting but I do love to hunt and eat wild game.

I grew up eating deer meat and I just love the flavor of deer meat. Some people don't like it as much because it has a gamey taste to it. The gamey taste comes from the blood in the meat. You can get rid of the gamey taste by soaking the meat in cold water for a few days. You periodically replace the water and keep ice in the water too.

Have you ever tried deer meat? Here in the Ozarks, deer meat is very popular. Many people hunt for deer in this area. You can drive down rural roads and most likely you will see deer, turkey, or other wildlife. As a matter of fact, I was going home from Cyris's bait shop and had to slow down for a young deer on the side of the road. Thankfully I did not hit the deer with my car. People hitting deer happens so often around here.

Thank you so much for reading this recipe blog post. I hope you enjoyed it and I would love to hear from you what you think about this recipe or anything else I shared. Have a super day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe

 


Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe - (Mexican Food)

Ingredients:

1 dozen flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can chopped mild green chilies
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken

Directions:

Combine cheese, onion, and chicken in a bowl. Mix well. Place several tablespoons of mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in a greased 13x9 inch pan.

In a saucepan, melt margarine, and blend in the flour. Add broth and cook until bubbly. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Heat through and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle extra cheese over the top and melt it as desired.

Thoughts On Sour Cream Enchiladas:

When I visit a tremendous Mexican restaurant I love to order chicken enchiladas. Well, the first thing I order from the waiter or waitress is corn chips and salsa. A nice drink goes well with the chips of course. Then after I have devoured the chips and drinks I like to order chicken enchiladas. There is something about the Mexican restaurant atmosphere that always gets me. They usually have some sort of Mexican music playing. Have you noticed that many Mexican restaurants have very decorative furniture? I just love the carved wooden chairs painted and finished to a shine.

Extra Information:

Enchiladas have an interesting history. Supposedly, they originated from the Mayan culture. Since corn was a regular food source for the Mayans they created tortillas to eat. The natural progression for the food would be chicken enchiladas. Over time the great-tasting dish made its way into Western food culture. You can read more about the history of the enchilada at Guadalajara's The History Of Enchiladas.

Quick Question:

How do you feel about my Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe? Have you tried cooking chicken enchiladas before? Do you have a special recipe you would like to share with me? I would enjoy hearing from you concerning chicken enchiladas and any tips you might have when cooking them. Have you been enjoying my easy recipes? Maybe you missed my last recipe Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.

My Thoughts:

I've been off work for the past five days and it has been the fastest five days off I've had in a while. Each day it seemed I had something I needed to accomplish. I go back to work Tuesday afternoon because I work nights right now and it was Labor Day weekend. I'll get back to how my Labor Day went but first I'll share an update on my daughter's cell phone.

I got her a new phone and all her personal information was erased from the old phone and put on her new phone. Most importantly, she has all her baking recipes on her phone now and can continue baking her cookies for the farmer's market. She is very excited about that. She did mention to me that now she realizes how important personal information is to her on her cellphone. She talked about how valuable smartphones are and it made me proud to hear her talk that way. Obviously, I am having her pay for her phone. It would be easy just to forget about it since my phone provider is letting me finance her a used phone but in the long run, it will help teach her more responsibility.

I did manage to sell a TV on Facebook Marketplace over the five days off. I delivered it to the person who purchased it and I helped set up the brand new Roku that came with the TV. My youngest daughter went with me to help deliver the TV. It was a 42-inch plasma-screen television. It is very heavy too. It was a good thing it had carry handles on the TV. I had another person on Facebook Marketplace show interest in a trumpet I have for sale. They agreed to buy the trumpet and we planned on meeting up. On the day we were supposed to meet up, they changed their mind and decided not to purchase the trumpet. It is very disappointing when that happens but that is part of selling things online and meeting with them in public.

I helped my daughter move some things to her apartment at her mom's place and finished up the weekend at my mom's house on Labor Day. She cooked us pork steaks, brats, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, baked Brussels sprouts, and chicken noodles. We also had apple pie and a cake she made. My daughter baked her famous chocolate chip cookies. It was a good time with family and good food for sure.

As a final thought, I am thinking of installing a wood pellet heat stove in my house. I heat with propane but would like to supplement with wood heat. I don't want to worry about a regular wood stove and buying precut wood from individuals. I think wood pellets would be easier and help with the propane bill. Last year propane cost almost $4 a pound. I will share more about this heating project and the general cost in the future.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear from you about it. Please leave a comment below and share this post with a friend. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe - Chicken Dishes

 


Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe - (Chicken Dishes)

Ingredients:

8 pieces boneless chicken breasts
About 2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
Parsley flakes

Breading:
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs

Directions:

Place chicken between plastic wrap and lightly flatten out. Put butter cubes, green onions, and parsley flakes in the middle of each piece of chicken. Fold in the sides and roll up.

To bread, mix egg and milk in a bowl, and place flour and bread crumbs in individual bowls. Dip chicken in flour, then egg mixture, and then bread crumbs. Let chill for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.

To bake: Lightly brown in a skillet, then place in baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or deep fry.

My Thoughts:

Before I get to writing about this wonderful Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe, I need to vent a little in this post. It has been a good weekend but also a bad weekend. I had the pleasure of attending my 30-year High School reunion and seeing former classmates. It really was a great time. Not everyone showed up but the ones that did, came with smiles, hugs, and handshakes. We got to talk about old times and tell stories of crazy things we did as kids.

The classmate who organized the reunion brought a VHS television to play an old VHS tape another classmate had made on the last day of school. It was so much fun to watch the video and to see all of us as young kids again. We all laughed together. There was a taco bar and drinks as well. Cookies and other party favors were provided. One classmate I didn't even recognize. Honestly, it seemed to me that everyone just gets better looking with age and I made a comment that we all age like fine wine. It was the first school reunion I had attended after 30 years. I didn't make it before because I was busy living out of state and raising kids. I should mention I was hesitant to attend past reunions because I didn't graduate with my class. I was a high school dropout and was embarrassed about it. I also didn't attend past reunions because I felt other classmates would not want to include me because of not graduating with them.

I did make up for not graduating with my classmates as far as education is concerned. I got my General Education Diploma in 1992 actually one year before my class graduated. Then in 2006, I began my online college education while being a full-time husband, dad, and employee. It was nice to feel included by the reunion invitation. School kids do grow up and become great adults. Those great adults do invite others to come to visit and talk about old times. It was really nice and I am grateful.

That was the good part of my weekend. Now I need to tell you about the bad part of my weekend. I had listed a Ford F150 camper shell on the Facebook Marketplace. I measured out the camper shell at 80 inches but had listed it as an 8-foot camper shell. It is actually a 6-foot camper shell. Someone contacted me interested in purchasing it. It was a 3-hour drive for the potential customer. I agreed to meet him halfway and drove over an hour. When he looked at the camper shell he discovered that it was actually a 6 1/2 foot camper shell. He was disappointed and I was too. Unfortunately, the sale was not made and I am sure he was saying some choice words about me on the drive home. I immediately changed the listing to the correct size of the camper shell. It was a lesson learned for me and one I do not intend on making again.

My teenage daughter asked if she could go on a float trip today with my second daughter and her coworkers. I agreed and they left out early on their trip. I had a gut feeling that my teenage daughter should leave her phone at home. I had visions of her dropping it in the water or on the river's edge. After some overthinking, I decided not to say anything about her phone. You can imagine what happened. I got a text towards the end of the day from my second daughter that her little sister had lost her phone. I thought to myself that I should've listened to my parental intuition and had her leave the phone at home after all. Turns out she had tipped her kayak over and her phone went over in the water. It was in a waterproof case but it was too late. She could not find it but managed to find her shoes that were off her feet.

I now must call the phone store and cancel service on her cell phone. My teenage daughter also came home looking like a lobster. She is red on her face, arms, and legs. She had sunscreen but I think she did not have enough on her skin. There was an excessive heat warning for the whole state of Missouri and she was out there over 10 hours. I feel like I dropped the ball on listening to my intuition. If you are a parent, have you ever experienced this? If you are not a parent, I can tell you that as a parent you blame yourself for everything bad that happens to your children no matter what. What is the lesson learned here? For my daughter, it was wearing more sunscreen and keeping better care of her phone. For me, it was doing a little more thinking and coaching her more on making sure those things negative that happened do not happen again in the future.



Thoughts On Chicken Kiev:

This Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe is super tasty and I am sure you will love it! What's the secret? In my opinion, it is the insane amount of butter along with parsley flakes, and onion. There is just something about the flavor. Not to mention the texture the breadcrumbs brings to your tastebuds. This chicken dish is thought to originate in the Ukraine but that is not accurate. It actually came from Paris. You can read more about this easy recipe from NPR's article on The Salt page.

Extra:

If you have cooked this easy recipe, as always I would love to hear from you and what you think of it. If you missed my last easy recipe post I would like to share it with you here. It is called Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls and it is a sweet treat you will enjoy for cutting calories and still enjoying your favorite dessert.

Quick Question:

Do you consider my Chicken Kiev recipe an easy one to create? Do you think I could add another ingredient to make this dish more enjoyable? Please let me know your answer in the comment section of this post. Thanks again for visiting my easy recipe and please be sure to share with your friends.

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