Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Granola Recipe from Nova Scotia

Mix in a big bowl:

5 cups rolled oats
1 cup soy flour
1 cup skim milk powder
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup coconut
1 cup mixed nuts (I use 1/4 cup each of peanuts, walnuts, cashews, sliced almonds)
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flaxseeds

Add 1/3 cup Canola oil and 2/3 cup Maple Syrup. Blend and Bake for 20 minutes @ 325.

Cool and add 1 cup raisins. Mix well. Store in glass containers.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Kyra Sedgewick aunt Lydia's Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

From the TV show, The Closer

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Per Kyra Sedgewick: My Aunt Lydia entered this every year in the Gwinnett County Fair and made the other ladies green with envy!

1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, salt, butter, and vanilla; mix well. Add slightly beaten eggs and blend well; stir in pecans. Pour into the unbaked pie shell. Bake in a preheated 350- degree oven for 45 minutes, or until set. Cool and serve with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

There was another recipe there for a breakfast "potion" that used instant grits. I lived not too far from where Kyra grew up in GA, and no self-respecting southerner would use instant grits in those days. I know I'm a bit older that she (only a teensy bit mind you!) but I just can't believe they have back-slid that much! Check out the site and the recipes!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here is another gem from BFF Bev.  Should I steal another one I might just redirect all posts to her blog!  This one sounds sooooooo YUMMY!  I'm going to put it together tomorrow night and see how I like it first thing the next morn!

1 pkg. (2 lbs.) frozen hashbrowns or tater tots (I prefer tots)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 pkg. pre-cooked bacon or sausage (I used sausage)
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar (but I use at least 2 cups cuz I love cheese)
12 eggs
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper

Spray your crockpot with non-stick spray. Dividing all the above (except the eggs) in thirds, layer them in the crockpot: potatoes, onion, green pepper, sausage, cheese for three layers. Whisk together the eggs and milk with the salt and pepper and pour over the contents of the crockpot. Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours. This serves 10. You can cut this recipe in half but remember to also cut down the cooking time to about half (now who wants to put it on at 2 o'clock in the morning????). This is good reheated and delicious served with fresh fruit (like the honey dew melon and cantaloupe we plan to have in the morning -- if I can wait that long).

Okay, now you know why I am awake. YUMMO TO THE TUMMO!!!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My good friend Bev has a lovely blog site where you can steal...uh...copy... recipes.  She is a person of multi-talents, and cooking is just one of them.  She crochets faster than lightening, and takes care of her family members.  She donates some of her crochet items to charity, and is an all around wonderful human person!  I adore her!  So, here is one of her many recipes that I stole....I mean, copied.  ;o)

Cuban Rolls

1-1/4 cups water
4 cups flour
4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2-1/4 tsp. yeast
4 tbsp. soft butter

Put all the ingredients in your breadmaker and set to "dough." When done form into six sandwich buns. Let rise until about double in size. Bake at 400 until golden brown (about 20 minutes). You can also make dinner rolls if you make them smaller.

I should also say you can make this without a breadmaker. I just find it easy to use mine because it's always out on the counter. Regardless of how you make it, always start with the liquid first.