Sheet Pan Meat Loaf

Sheet Pan Meat Loaf

Superb!!Ingredients1 lb breakfast sausage1 lb mild Italian sausage2 eggsOatmeal (a handful or so)Allspice (Slight sprinkling)Garlic powder1 onion1 medium tomatoBottled BBQ saucePrepared mustardDirectionsPreheat oven to 400F. Dice onion and tomato; cook in a bit of oil...
Spinach with Cheese and Boiled Egg

Spinach with Cheese and Boiled Egg

I made this up tonight just on a lark.  I’ll do this one again! Ingredients 8 oz. Baby spinach2 T olive oilSalt and pepper2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 to 1 cup grated cheddar cheese1 boiled egg; shelled and coarsely chopped (or sliced)Sriracha sauce...
Italian Sausage Meat Loaf

Italian Sausage Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is hard to beat; and the leftovers are even better!   I pressed this one into a sheet pan, and it was superb!1 lb breakfast sausage1 lb mild Italian sausage2 eggsOatmeal (a handful or so)Allspice (Slight sprinkling)Garlic powder1 onion1 medium tomatoBottled...
Potato and Sausage Casserole

Potato and Sausage Casserole

Ingredients 6 medium red potatoes; sliced 1 lb breakfast sausage; crumbled 1 medium yellow onion; diced 1/2 pound mushrooms; cleaned and sliced 1/2 pound cream cheese; softened 2-3 cups grated cheddar cheese 1 lb frozen green peas; thawed Worcestershire Sauce garlic...
Cooking Links

Cooking Links

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Skillet Pork Chops

Skillet Pork Chops

I used rib end pork chops. They were about 1/2″ thick. Adjust cooking times if using thicker chops. These turned out delicious! Reminded me of my Grand Byrd’s cooking! Ingredients2 pork chops (I’ve used rib end, and center cut which were about...
Potato and Mushroom Frittata

Potato and Mushroom Frittata

Easy to do especially if you already have on hand the prepared mushrooms and onions.Ingredients8 eggs; whisked until well blended1 – 1 1/2 cup prepared Mushrooms and Onions (Click Here!)1 – 2 small red potatoes; diced1 – 2 cups Oaxaca Cheese...
Crustless Quiche

Crustless Quiche

Ingredients1 tbsp. butter8 oz. cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced1 shallot, minced2 c. loosely packed spinachKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper8 large eggs1/4 c. whole milk1/4 c. oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped1/4 c. freshly grated...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce1 tbsp. SrirachaJuice of 1 lime3 cloves garlic, minced2 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (quartered if large)Kosher saltFreshly ground black pepper   Directions Preheat oven to...
Dal

Dal

I adapted this recipe from one I found in the New York Times. Sherry loves this! The original recipe calls for double the amount of coriander, cumin, turmeric and ginger. Add more than the 1 teaspoon of each, if you like. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 cup...
Cauliflower Snack Chips

Cauliflower Snack Chips

IngredientsCooking spray2 c. riced cauliflower1 1/2 c. grated ParmesanFreshly ground black pepperDirectionsPreheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Apply cooking spray lightly.Microwave the cauliflower in covered bowl on high for 1 minute. Stir...
Chili Pie

Chili Pie

I did a version of this for our Canterbury Students. Sherry loved the cornbread crust. I used mushrooms and spinach because I had them on hand and I wanted to “stretch” the results. For a more “Mexican” feel, you may omit these. I’m not a...
Mushrooms and Onions

Mushrooms and Onions

Ingredients1 pound mushrooms; cleaned and sliced1 large yellow onion; diced2- 4 T soy saucegarlic powdersalt and pepper1 tsp, plus toasted sesame oilDirectionsIn wide skillet (with a lid) saute the onions in the olive oil for a few minutes; add the sliced mushrooms....
Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats1/2 cup flour1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp salt1 Large Egg, beaten3/4 cup yogurt1/4 cup milk1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cup...
Sweet Potato Tots

Sweet Potato Tots

You can make these ahead of time (before baking). Place frozen tots in oven and bake until done. Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Ingredients 1 3/4 cup mashed sweet potatoes (3 medium sweet potatoes) 1 egg yolk 1/2 cup grated cheese 1 small brown onion finely...
We Both Went Shopping!

We Both Went Shopping!

I fired up the smoker and cooked two family packs of chicken wings. I got them on sale for $1.49/lb at Foodarama. Also cooked up a huge batch of green chili sauce. Why a huge batch? Because Sherry and I both picked up the same items at the grocery. A double-batch of...
Hot Water Cornbread

Hot Water Cornbread

I used to help my mother make this back in our Frayser days. Ingredients 2 cups Cornmeal (Yellow or White) 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup grated onion or chopped 1-2 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup ( or more ) boiling water Instructions In a large bowl,...
Spaghetti Squash with Peppers and Onions

Spaghetti Squash with Peppers and Onions

We will definitely do this one again. Prepare Peppers and Onions, but without the cheese topping and without baking. That is, just do the stove-top part and use that to top your spaghetti squash “noodles” when serving.   Ingredients 1 large spaghetti...
Bacon, Sausage, and Shrimp Tetrazinni

Bacon, Sausage, and Shrimp Tetrazinni

This makes up enough to fill two half-trays (9″ x 13″). Ingredients: 1 lb breakfast sausage 1 lb bacon 24 ounces small shrimp 2 large sweet yellow onions, chopped 1 orange or red (or green) bell pepper, chopped 1 pound rotini pasta 1/2 pound grated cheddar...
Instructions for the Smokenator

Instructions for the Smokenator

   (Instruction Booklet PDF – 2017)  www.smokenator.com (Phone 888.205.1931)  ________________________________________________________   LONG Cook Times – Set Up and Temperature Management A loaded Smokenator box will fuel a cook of about 6...
Raspberry Happiness

Raspberry Happiness

About Cooking Links SLB Ingredients 2 teaspoons oil 1/3 cup onion; chopped 1 clove garlic; minced 2 cups carrots; peeled and chopped juice of one large orange 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt black pepper 1 cup stock fresh herbs for garnish Directions Cook...
Hazel’s Salsa

Hazel’s Salsa

Our son’s good friend, Hazel, brings this over when they come to dinner. It’s superb! 3 red tomatoes, grilled and chopped 1 poblano,grilled and chopped 2 T olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced salt and pepper juice of 2 lemons Toast tomatoes and poblano on...
Apple Date Bread

Apple Date Bread

I got this one off a package of dates. Ingredients: 1 cup chopped apples 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup butter 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon Instructions: Cream the butter and...
Substitute for Canned “Creamed” Soup

Substitute for Canned “Creamed” Soup

We’re not fans of canned soups because of their tendency to be LOADED with sodium. So when a recipe calls for a “Cream of This or That” soup, we like to use a version of this instead.   INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons flour 1/2...
Pan Seared Scallops

Pan Seared Scallops

Ingredients 1 to 1 1/4 pounds sea scallops2 teaspoons unsalted butter2 teaspoons olive oilKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper Directions Pat scallops thoroughly dry. Add the butter and oil to a 12 to 14-inch saute pan on high heat. Salt and pepper the scallops....
Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Sweet and Sour Cabbage

We enjoyed living around the corner from a public library in Memphis. It was there I found an interesting Chinese cookbook. Each recipe was given in English on one page, and in Chinese on the facing page. When I cook this one, the family leaves the house until the...

Three Ingredient Cookie

1 cup peanut butter 1 cup white sugar 1 egg, beaten Preheat the oven to 350F Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet; flatten the mounds a bit....

Cola Brined Chicken Thighs

Clipped from: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015992-coke-brined-fried-chicken Ingredients 5 cups Coca-Cola 1 tablespoon kosher salt 10 sprigs fresh thyme 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced 4 teaspoons mild hot sauce like Crystal 8 to 12 chicken thighs,...
Neely’s BBQ Sauce

Neely’s BBQ Sauce

Both of us always enjoyed watching the Neelys on TV. Gina is loaded with personality; and they’re from our home town. This is a recipe they say is “Kansas City” style. I don’t know about that. It’s a lot like what we’ve been making...

Ginger Brined Chicken Wings

I recently tried a cola brine, and it imparted a delicious sweet flavor to chicken thighs. Today, I had no cola, but I had plenty of ginger ale.   INGREDIENTS 16 chicken wings 2 cans of Ginger Ale 3/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 3/4 cup brown sugar...