So, the holidays are over and the cookies are behind us,
part of our behinds.
Many people start dieting to ring in the new year. I am not one of those people. I prefer the
seefood diet. I SEE food, I EAT food. If it looks good, it goes on my plate - in moderation. So here are the newest recipes that graced my plate over the last week or so.
Please click on the photos to view the recipes.
Buttermilk Ranch Cheeseball
This is quick and simple to throw together and uses ingredients I generally have on hand. I made this to take to a family gathering and it was very tasty. I found that I actually liked this better after the flavors had a chance
to meld together and the cheeseball warmed up a bit. I would definitely make this again!
I had leftover pork from New Year's Day, so this sounded good.
Meaty Barbeque Sandwiches
I used butter and cut down on the onion. Otherwise, I followed the ingredients to a T, at first. I made the sauce completely before adding the meat. When I tasted the completed sauce, it just didn't work for me. It was overly
tangy from the white vinegar. At this point, I added a little more sugar and worchestershire sauce, and finally some liquid smoke to give it more of a barbecue flavor. I thought the flour was a little strange. My son enjoyed this and had seconds, so this gets
While this barbecue recipe was decent, I prefer a spicier, smokier flavor for my BBQ pork sandwiches. Click the title below to view my personal recipe. :)
Chicken Tetrazzini II
My husband really liked this. I thought it was okay, but the sherry was a little overpowering for my taste. The sauce also wasn't as creamy as I would have liked. I imagined this would be quick to throw together. Though it wasn't
difficult, this is a "one dish meal" that dirties two pans, a skillet, a baking dish, a strainer, and numerous utensils. If I make this again, it will probably be with leftover chicken and pasta from other meals.
These are very good. I did think the sauce needed a little something more - more vinegar and mustard powder, maybe? I halved the recipe and used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop to portion the meat mixture. My intention was to make the
meatballs slightly smaller than the recipe calls for. I still used a 9x13 baking dish, but quickly found that half the sauce would not come close to covering the meatballs, so I mixed up a second half batch of sauce. After baking for 30 minutes, I flipped
the meatballs over to completely coat them with the sauce. Very tasty!
Note: I didn't care for these as much when I reheated them the next day.
My husband proclaimed this "the best egg bake thing" he ever ate. I made two changes to the recipe: the first was to butter both sides of the bread instead of melting the butter, and the second was to add some diced sweet red
bell pepper. Otherwise I followed the recipe, possibly adding a few minutes to the baking time (forgot to set the timer - oops!) The bread toasted up nicely on the bottom.
I found this recipe when I searched for "leftover ham" recipes. Imagine my surprise when ham wasn't listed in the ingredients. It is mentioned in the submitter's description, though, so I went ahead and made it. I had all of the
ingredients *except* elbow macaroni, but any short-cut pasta should work well in this recipe. I chose Campanelle. I added one cup frozen peas (which I thawed in boiling water for 2 minutes) and one cup julienned ham. I was honestly leery of this recipe because
of the cheddar cheese soup, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The combination of cheeses made this a winner. It is definitely quick and easy and scores points there. It would be a great recipe for kids or beginning cooks. The next time I may add shredded
sharp cheddar cheese for a little more flavor. I found this needed a sprinkling of black pepper for my taste. Thanks for a super-simple, tasty recipe!
I got doughnut pans for Christmas, so naturally, I had to come up with a recipe for them. I thought this turned out really well!
Scrumptious Baked Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts
My Personal Recipe
These are cake doughnuts, NOT deep fried yeast doughnuts like the famous chain doughnuts. They are lighter and fluffier than any fried cake doughnuts I have tried.
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