Chicken and Gravy

Preheat oven to 375 F. Coat the chicken pieces with melted butter, working in thoroughly. Season with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders, and other seasonings as desired. Spray roasting pan with non-stick spray and place chicken in pan. Top with sliced onions....

Upside Down Onion-Corn Bread

Ingredients 2 (8.5 oz.) boxes corn muffin mix 2 Vidalia onions 3 eggs 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup corn, rinsed and drained 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/3 cup green onions, finely...

Oven Fried Oysters

Oven Fried Oysters Ingredients   3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 eggs 1 cup dry bread crumbs 2/3 cup grated Romano cheese 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt 1 pint shucked oysters or 2 cans (8 ounceseach) whole...
Schools and Unions

Schools and Unions

So much talk about this that and the other —- how about our schools? Teachers, tests, standards, on, and on, and on…. Yes, all of this is important. Did you ever think about who cooks the food? Who waxes the floors? Who carries out the trash? Well, I DO...
Quarter Beer Night

Quarter Beer Night

Most of us have heard at one time or another a hair-raising tale about an event which was so harrowing that it caused the storyteller’s “whole life to flash before” him. I’m not sure I’ve ever had such a “flash before me”...
Pan Seared Salmon – Alton Brown

Pan Seared Salmon – Alton Brown

We picked up some fresh Salmon today from the Blue Horizon in Rice Village. Here is a video on how to pan sear it. Thanks to Alton Brown for this. http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/pan-seared-salmon-0136160.html Here is another look I published in...
Skillet Pizza

Skillet Pizza

Ingredients ¾ cup lukewarm water 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 2 ¼ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Instructions Stir together the water, yeast and sugar. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until foamy. Mix until well...
Week’s Worth of Soup

Week’s Worth of Soup

So I did it again. I made up a week’s worth of soup for Sherry. Okay – I managed to get 8 lunches out of the deal. To do it, I had to fill that big pot to within an 8th inch of the top. But I got her done. Also, I had a quart of stock in the freezer which...
Multi-Grain Veggie Bread

Multi-Grain Veggie Bread

Sherry spotted this in our Bellaire Buzz. Ingredients: 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup oat flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg 3 eggs½ cup vegetable oil ½ cup...
Shannon’s Baked Oatmeal

Shannon’s Baked Oatmeal

Ingredients:  1/3 cup vegetable oil ½ cup sugar 1 egg 2 cups oatmeal 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon vanilla 1½ teaspoons cinnamon Raisins to taste (nuts optional) Directions: Mix ingredients together and pour into a greased 8-by-8-inch glass...

Salmon with Dijon-Brown Sugar

Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine Dijon mustard and brown sugar. Adjust to the desired amount of sweetness-tanginess. Salt and pepper the fish. Line a cooking sheet with foil. Lightly oil the sheet; then add fish skin-side down. Spread the tops of the fillets...

Roasted Cherries with Balsamic Vinegar

A friend of ours from church, Molly Quigley, shared this recipe she got from Serious Eats Ingredients 1/2 pound fresh cherries 1 baguette of French Bread 1 T balsamic vinegar 1 T canola or olive oil Goat Cheese for topping Directions Set oven on 350°F. On a baking...
Shannon’s Baked Oatmeal

Spinach Huevos

We do up something we call “Huevos Rancheros,” but it’s nothing like the dish you’re familiar with. Ours is more like a chili-based casserole. Lots of cheese, tortillas torn into pieces; with several eggs added whole and allowed to sort of...
Smothered Chicken – Clairborne

Smothered Chicken – Clairborne

Start with the basic recipe; then modify as desired. Green peppers, onion, celery, and tomatoes for a Louisiana flair. Mushrooms & petite onons for a French twist. This is adapted from a Craig Claiborne recipe that appeared in the NYTIMES possibly as early as...

Derby Pie

Barbara Hass from church brought this pie to a pot luck we had this evening. She graciously shared the recipe. Thanks, Barbara!   1/2 cup melted butter 1 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup flour 2 eggs 3/4 cup walnuts 3/4 cup chocolate chips   Combine and pour...

Banana Bread, Whole Wheat

This is a whole wheat version I’ve tried. It’s pretty good too. Go HERE for Sherry’s Banana Bread; or HERE for Evelyn’s Banana Bread.   ½ cup (1 stick or 4 ounces) unsalted butter ½ cup (3 ¾ ounces) packed light or dark brown sugar ¾...

Banana Bread by Evelyn

Evelyn is one of my good friends from church. She baked me a loaf of delicious banana bread, and I asked her for the recipe. This is a copy of what she sent me. (Click on image to see full size.) Go HERE for Whole Wheat Banana Bread; or HERE for Sherry’s Banana...

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients Butter, for the pan 1 ½ cups grated zucchini ⅔ cups light brown sugar ⅓ cup olive oil (or other oil such as safflower or canola) ⅓ cup plain Greek yogurt 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking...

What Happened to the Old Cook Book?

We are in the process of migrating the cook book from BLOGGER. In the mean time, you can still visit the old BLOGSPOT here.   What We’re Doing   We had a problem over at blogger. I don’t know for sure what happened, as Google will not discuss the...

Shrimp Etouffee – Paula Deen

Ingredients 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra flour, optional 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped celery 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne...
Grilled Shrimp with Mexican Salsa (Global)

Grilled Shrimp with Mexican Salsa (Global)

Grilled Shrimp with Mexican Salsa (Global) I saw this one here:http://www.weber.com/recipes/seafood/grilled-shrimp-with-mexican-salsa Ingredients 12 tomatillos, husked and rinsed 1 Hass avocado, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 medium tomato, cut into ¼-inch dice ¼ cup finely...

Emeril’s Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

Ingredients 1 lb. smoked sausage, cut lengthwise in half, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1 lb. shrimp 2 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 cup green bell peppers, chopped 4 bay leaves 2 cups tomatoes (canned or fresh), peeled, seeded...

Fresh Apple Cake

Ingredients 1 cup salad oil 2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp salt 1 tsp soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 cups flour 1 cup pecans or walnuts (chopped) 3 cups apples, chopped Directions Mix together sugar and oil. Add eggs and beat until creamy. Add vanilla Combine...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients 3/4 cup whole milk 1 cup coarse ground cornmeal 4 ounces unsalted butter 8 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1 cup 6 slices canned pineapple in heavy syrup 6 maraschino cherries 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3 tablespoons juice from canned pineapple...

Vanilla Cake

Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pans 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pans 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup...

Apple Puff Pancake

I got this recipe from a tub of Land O Lakes Butter.   Ingredients   4 T butter 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 1/4 cup maple-flavored syrup 1 meium apple, peeled, quartered, and sliced (about 1 cup) 2 T firmly packed brown sugar 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon powdered sugar...

Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon, Dwayne's

Dwayne served these at his house on Mother’s Day (May, 2016) at his house. They were superb!   Ingredients – 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined – 8 slices bacon – barbeque seasoning, to taste Directions     Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Wrap...

Chess Pie, Dwayne's

Dwayne sent me this recipe. He served it for Mother’s Day.   Ingredients – 2 cups white sugar – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour – 5 eggs – 2/3 cup buttermilk – 1/2 cup melted butter – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 (9...