Thursday, May 30, 2013

7 Up Biscuits--A Pinterest Recipe That Works

Hmmmmm.  A biscuit recipe.  There are drop biscuits, and there are rolled biscuits.  But, for you Jaci, I have a rather unique biscuit recipe.  It's one of those pinterest recipes that actually turns out.  If you want a more conventional recipe, let me know.  (Terry)
P.S. How did you survive so long without the Internet?!  Looking forward to your recipes.

2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7-up
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 450.
Cut sour cream into biscuit mix, add 7-Up. Makes a very soft dough.
Sprinkle additional biscuit mix on board or table and pat dough out. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a 9 inch square pan.  Place cut biscuits in pan and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cacciatore. Huh?

I have never heard of Pork Chops Cacciatore.  It's always Chicken Cacciatore.  So I looked it up on the Internet.  Cacciatore is made with tomatoes, onions, herbs, green peppers and...wait for it...chicken or rabbit.  Not pork chops.  So now I have to confess.  This really is a chicken cacciatore recipe that I have adapted for pork chops.  The rub is such a great combination of flavors.  The meat is fall-off-the-bone tender.  The vegetables meld together into a wonderful sauce for rice or baked potatoes or noodles or whatever strikes your fancy.  I have served this to company, and it was met with positive comments.  (Thawing out the pork chops right now.)  (Terry)

-Mix together:  2 tp onion powder, 2 tp garlic powder, 2 tp oregano, 2 tp basil, 1 ½ tp black pepper.  Dredge 4 pork chops in spices and set aside.  (Any leftover rub can be sprinkled over the meat when it is placed in the crock-pot.)

-Put 1 TB olive oil in the bottom of a crock-pot.  Layer the following:  2 C sliced mushrooms, 3 C bell pepper strips, 1 C thin-sliced onion.

-Combine and pour over vegetables:  two 15-oz can petite diced tomatoes, one 6-oz can tomato paste, 2 bay leaves, and 1 TB balsamic vinegar.

-Place pork chops on top and pressed down a little.  Cook on low 7-9 hours.  Serve with brown rice.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Mom's Baked Chicken--A Source of Unrighteous Pride

I had left home by the time Grandma Lee began making this recipe, but she would sometimes make it for us when we came to visit.  We really liked it, so I asked for the recipe.  When she shared the recipe, she told me that someone I know, who shall remain nameless, also made this recipe.  But, she told me me in no uncertain terms, HER recipe was better because it calls for 1/2 tp curry powder.  After that, I have never dared try out "the other" recipe to compare and see who's really was the best.  In honor of Mother's Day, and one of the best cooks ever, here is Grandma Lee's version.  (Terry)


1 C apricot jam
8 oz bottle Wishbone Bone Russian Dressing
1 pkg Lipton Onion Soup Mix
½ tp curry powder
6 chicken breasts

Mix together all ingredients except chicken.  Place chicken in a baking dish.  Cover with sauce.  Cover.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Remove cover and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Broccoli and Cauliflower Coleslaw--Not Your Typical Slaw

I always felt like I was cheating whenever I took this salad to a gathering.  It is so quick and so easy.  My neighbor, who has since passed away, used to request that I bring this salad to church dinners.  I can never look at this recipe without thinking of Lydia.  (Terry)

Combine and chill the following:  1 bunch broccoli pieces, 1 head cauliflower pieces, and 1 bottle of Kraft Coleslaw Dressing.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Raspberry Salad--Going Retro

I NEVER make jello salads--unless we have company or it's a holiday.  I guess I'm feeling kind of retro today, because today I will share one of Grandma Lee's jello salad recipes.  It's one of my family's favorites.  In fact several of my boys used to ask for it for their birthday dinners.  (Terry)

Dissolve 1 large package of red jello in 2 C hot water.  Add:  2 C frozen raspberries, sliced bananas, and 1/2 C cold water.  Chill until firm.  Top with an 8-oz. carton of Cool Whip.