Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ribs - Informative Info and Recipes

Click here for an excellent article on cuts of pork ribs.  Also cooking tips.

Click here for an article on country ribs and more recipes.

I will be adding more info and recipes for ribs.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Carrot Cake Recipe Collection

Although Carrot Cake is among my favorite cakes, I have not made one since I was a teenager.  Back in the day it took quite a long time to hand grate the carrots necessary to make the cake.  But now we have all types of gadgets to make the task easy.  

I'm almost ready to attempt it again and have been doing research to find one that looks the best.

Here is my current list that I will add to periodically as I find them:

20 Top Carrot Cake Recipes from Food, Folks and Fun (photo edited from the article)

Moist and Easy Carrot Cake

The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Potatoes . . . a collection of recipes

If I could only choose one food and only one that I could have every day, day and night, I would choose potatoes . . . my ultimate comfort food.

Yes, I really could make a meal out of just potatoes, especially baked potato topped with chili and cheese.  The possibilities are endless!

I've decided to have a post that is totally dedicated to my favorite food ever.  New recipes will be added as I find them.

For now, Favorite Family Recipes has the best collection of potato recipes and can be found here.

To find a listing of all potato recipes on this blog, click here.

Potato Recipes: The Food Network
Learn how to use potatoes, an American staple, in everything from the simplest to the most elegant side dishes and meals. From garlic mashed to oven-roasted and everything in between, find our favorite potato recipes.

Crispy Smashed Potatoes and more potato recipes 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Orange Rolls from scratch

When I had several orange trees in my yard, I developed a fondness for using oranges in my cooking and baking.  Even though my poor trees did not survive extremely cold winters, I still love to collect recipes utilizing oranges.

This recipe for Orange Rolls looks delicious and uses a scratch recipe for the rolls that can be used for many more breakfast pastry recipes.

The source blog is excellent for some awesome recipes and more!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Cheese Toast from The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman always inspires me, but the episode I watched yesterday was especially good.  It was all about the preparation and storage of freezer meals.

Click here for the Food Network page on that particular episode with more recipes.

My favorite thing on this episode is her cheese toast that is very easy and looks delicious.  Too bad there was no photo to share.  If I can remember, when I make it, I'll take a photo.


2 cups grated Cheddar

2 cups grated Monterey Jack

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, softened

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 crusty French loaf 


In a medium bowl, combine the Cheddar, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise, Parmesan, butter, salt, pepper and seasoned salt.

Cut the loaf in half lengthwise, then into thirds or fourths. Evenly spread the cheese mixture onto the bread pieces. Wrap each piece in a foil "purse," leaving a little room at the top between the cheese and the foil.

The bread can either be frozen for later, or baked right away. If baking right away, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. 

If cooking from frozen, bake on a baking sheet at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

I watched this episode of The Kitchen on the Food Channel with great delight as I could see so many variations using this recipe.  Links are listed at the end of the recipe.

The crispiness of the finished chicken was especially of interest to me.  Can't wait to try them!


1 quart (4 cups) vegetable oil, for frying

1 pound chicken tenders

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

1 cup potato flakes

1 cup wavy potato chips, crushed

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 large eggs, beaten


Put the oil in a heavy-bottomed skillet fitted with a deep-frying thermometer. Heat over medium heat until it reaches 350 degrees F.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. 

Mix the potato flakes and crushed chips together in a shallow dish. 

In a second shallow dish, mix the flour and some salt and pepper. 

Add the eggs to a third shallow dish. 

Dredge the chicken tenders on all sides first in the seasoned flour. Shake to remove any excess flour, then dip into the egg. Allow the egg to drip off. Dredge in the potato mixture until evenly coated.

Carefully add the chicken tenders to the hot oil and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cooling rack over a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with more salt and serve warm.


Show: The Kitchen
Episode: Cook Smart

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