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  1. I don’t have a list, I have a book lol
  2. This isn’t my picture. I usually bake a chuck roast recipe using a different recipe, but, this recipe is good. Crockpot Mississippi Roast: 1-(3-4lb.) Chuck Roast 1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Seasoning 1 Packet McCormick Brown Gravy 1 Packet McCormick Mushroom Gravy 1 Medium Onion, Sliced ***I Added Some Garlic 1/2 Jar Pepperoncini 1/2 Stick Butter Salt, Pepper And Garlic Powder Season roast with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Seer on both sides until brown. Place in crockpot. Put 1/2 stick butter on top of roast, sprinkle Ranch Dressing and gravy packets on top of roast. Add onions and peppers on top. Cook on high for four hours or on low for six hours. *** I Cook It Longer On Low. ***You can serve this as an entree or serve on Hoagie Buns.
  3. This tip is from a chef who is a friend of mine on a recipe forum that I belong to This is what she said: It has been my experience to freeze breaded foods and not refrigerate ahead of time. The breading could fall off if just refrigerated. A chef friend taught me this.
  4. I just found this so I haven’t tried it. Ok you guys this really is the best stuff! Works on every stain I've tried it on! The ultimate stain remover that actually works on a seriously set in stain! Never buy oxyclean again! The mixture is: 1 tsp. Dawn dishwashing detergent 3-4 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide couple tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub on with a scrubbing brush.
  5. A little old lady was walking down the street dragging two large plastic garbage bags behind her. One of the bags was ripped, and every once in awhile, a $20 bill fell out onto the sidewalk. Noticing this, a Policeman stopped her, and said, "Ma'am, there are $20 bills falling Out of that bag." "Oh, really? Darn it!" said the little old lady. "I'd better go back and see if I can find them. Thanks for telling me officer.." "Well, now, not so fast," said the cop. "Where did you get all that money? You didn't steal it, did you?" "Oh, no, no", said the old lady. "You see, my back yard is right next to the football stadium parking lot. On game days, a lot of fans come and pee through a knot hole in the fence, right into my flower garden. It used to really tick me off. Kills the flowers, you know. Then I thought, 'why not make the best of it?' So, now, on game days, I stand behind the fence by the knot hole, real quiet, with my hedge clippers. Every time some guy sticks his pecker through my fence, I surprise him, Grab hold of it and say, 'O.K., buddy! Give me $20, or off it comes.' "Well, that seems only fair," said the cop, laughing. "OK. Good luck! Oh, by the way, what's in the other bag?" "Well, you know", said the little old lady, "not everybody pays."
  6. Note: This tip is from a chef who is a friend of mine on a recipe forum. She said that the chef told her to freeze breaded foods and not to refrigerate ahead of time because the breading could fall off if just refrigerated. Onion Rings: In the video, he froze the rings for an hour after slicing the onions, then he breaded them and then he froze them again while heating up the oil, I didn’t have time, so I didn’t do that. After having those onion rings from the car wash the other day, I made it my mission to come up with a recipe to make them at home! I made homemade onion rings for the first time today and in my opinion, they turned out great! They were crunchy and that’s the way I like them! After looking at you tube videos and other sites, I combined some recipes. I won’t ever buy grocery store onion rings again when I can make them at home. This was a little time consuming, so the next time I make them, I will prepare them ahead of time and put them in my Tupperware container and freeze them until ready to fry. This is how I made them, I eyeballed it some. Here is the recipe with notes. The pictures aren’t the prettiest, but. they sure were good. They look kind of burnt, but, they were golden brown. Onion Rings: Large White Onions ***Use How Many You Need Cut the tops off both ends of your onions. Cut into thick rings; push the center out; separate into onion rings; put in a dish that will hold them or in a bowl; cover the onions with milk. You are suppose to leave the milk covered onions in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but, I refrigerated them overnight. When time to deep-fry the onion rings, put 3 dishes on your countertop. In One Dish: Add Flour ****I can’t tell you amounts because it depends on the thickness of your rings and how many rings you have. I also sprinkled in some Lawry’s Seasoned Salt & Some Tony Chachere’s Cajun Seasoning. ***Add any seasonings you like! In Second Dish: Whisk enough eggs to dip your onion rings. In Third Bowl: Put equal amounts of Panko Breadcrumbs and Crushed Saltine Crackers. ***You want enough to coat the onion rings. You may have to do this more than once in case you run out. Steps: 1. Dip onion rings in flour. 2. Dip in eggs. 3. Put onion rings in Panko Breadcrumb/Saltine Cracker Mixture 4. Dip the onion rings in eggs again. 5. Put the onion rings in Panko Breadcrumb/Saltine Cracker Mixture. Put oil in Presto Fry Daddy. Hear oil for 10 minutes. Add onion rings and fry until golden; watch them , because they don’t take long...a minute or two! WATCH THEM! Put onion rings on a paper towel-lined plate ***I like spice so I sprinkled a little salt, pepper and a touch of cayenne pepper over the onion rings. Serve with your favorite dip. ***I Used Homemade Hidden Valley Dressing. ***1 Pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix 1 Cup Kraft Real Mayonnaise 1/2 Cup Milk Put all ingredients in a bowl; whisk. Put in a mason jar or an empty salad dressing jar; refrigerate.
  7. I always set an aluminum pan in the counter when I fill empty spice jars, peel potatoes etc. I put the empty spice jars in the aluminum pan to fill them, it keeps the spices from going on the counter. When I peel potatoes, I put the peels in the aluminum pie pan so all I have to do when I am done, is dump the peels in the trash can. I don’t want a trash can by me when I am working in the kitchen. I use the red container to put flour and seasonings in when I fry chicken and other meats. All I have to do is put the stuff in and shake it. I got it from Tupperware. I cleaned my kitchen cupboards today and I put the spices on a cookie sheet so when I need them, I don’t have to move them all around in the cupboard. I can just take out the cookie sheet and they stay organized that way.
  8. Creamed Peas & Potatoes: 2 Large Potatoes-(Or Several New Potatoes) 2 T. Butter 2 T. Flour 1 Cup Cream 1 Cup Milk 3 Cups Fresh Shelled Peas Or Frozen 1-1/2 Tsp. Chicken Bouillon Granules Pepper, To Taste If you are using new potatoes you just boil them in water until tender. If you are using regular potatoes, peel them and cut them into large, 1-1/2 inch cubes. Boil in salted water until tender. Meanwhile, prepare a basic white sauce by melting the butter in a 2 qt sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and then the cream and milk. Cook over medium heat, whisking until thick and smooth. With a wooden spoon, stir in the chicken bullion and the peas and cook until heated through. By this time your potatoes are pretty close to being done. Drain the potatoes and add them to the white sauce. Stir in pepper,if desired. Do not over cook. You want the peas to remain crisp and not get soggy like canned peas! Leftovers get somewhat thick, you may want to add some milk when you reheat this dish.
  9. I made fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy and Lima Beans for dinner last night. This fried chicken recipe is the only recipe I will use. It never fails me, so thought I would share it in case anyone would like to try it. I use Whipping Cream, butter and salt and pepper for mashed potatoes and I use it to make gravy, if I have it on hand. My Favorite Fried Chicken: Use 7 chicken legs-(1/2 of a large pkg.) In the morning, rinse the chicken legs in colander. Put the chicken legs in a large bowl. Cover the chicken legs with water; add some ice and some salt. Refrigerate for several hours. When ready to fry; add 2 eggs and 4 T. water to a bowl; whisk. Using large Tupperware container, add 2 Cups Self Rising Flour, Garlic Salt, Pepper and some Seasoned Salt; stir. Add the chicken legs; shake. Dip the chicken legs in the egg and water mixture, then back into the flour mixture in Tupperware container. Season the chicken legs with Garlic Salt. Pepper and some Seasoned Salt on both sides of the legs. Put lid on and shake again to coat. Steps: Flour/Egg/Flour Let the chicken legs rest for 5 minutes or so; this helps the coating to stick better. ***I coated the chicken ahead of time/flour/egg/flour a few hours of cooking time and refrigerated it in the Tupperware container that had the coating ingredients and the chicken legs. Use an electric skillet! Heat 2 cups of oil in the electric skillet to desired temperature. Check the oil by dropping in a little bit of flour; if it sizzles, add chicken legs; season some more while frying. Fry until golden brown. When it’s ready, put the legs on a paper towel- lined plate.
  10. Someone in a group shared this idea the other day so I gave it a try. It was awesome! Planted 66 onion bulbs this morning PERFECTLY spaced apart. Definitely will be doing this for my carrots.
  11. A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it.” The daughter went to the used car lot, returned to her father and said, “They offered me $1,000 because the said it looks pretty worn out.” The father said, now “Take it to the pawn shop.” The daughter went to the pawn shop, returned to her father and said,”The pawn shop offered only $100 because it is an old car.” The father asked his daughter to go to a car club now and show them the car. The daughter then took the car to the club, returned and told her father,” Some people in the club offered $100,000 for it because “it's an iconic car and sought by many collectors.” Now the father said this to his daughter, “The right place values you the right way,” If you are not valued, do not be angry, it means you are in the wrong place. Those who know your value are those who appreciate you......Never stay in a place where no one sees your value. #knowyourworth
  12. TGrandma's boyfriend A 5-year-old boy went to visit his grandmother one day. Playing with his toys in her bedroom while grandma was dusting, he looked up and said, 'Grandma, how come you don't have a boyfriend now that Grandpa went to heaven?' Grandma replied, 'Honey, my TV is my boyfriend. I can sit in my bedroom and watch it all day long. The religious programs make me feel good and the comedies make me laugh ... I'm happy with my TV as my boyfriend.' Grandma turned on the TV, and the reception was terrible. She started adjusting the knobs, trying to get the picture in focus. Frustrated, she started hitting the backside of the TV hoping to fix the problem. The little boy heard the doorbell ring, so he hurried to open the door and there stood Grandma's minister. The minister said, 'Hello son, is your Grandma home?' The little boy replied, 'Yeah, she's in the bedroom bangin' her boyfriend.' The minister fainted.
  13. Rhubarb Pie: 1 Egg, Beaten 1 Cup Evaporated Milk 1 Cup Sugar 1 Tsp. Flour 1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 Dash Of Salt 2 Cups Rhubarb, Diced Beat with whisk as each ingredient is added. Pour into pie shell. Bake 350 degrees for one hour. Chill in refrigerator and serve cold
  14. Crock-pot Ravioli Casserole: Ingredients: 1-1/2 lbs. Lean Ground Beef 1 Onion, Chopped 1 Clove Garlic, Minced 1-(15-oz.)-Can Tomato Sauce 1 Can Stewed Tomatoes 1 Tsp. Oregano 1 Tsp. Italian Seasoning Salt/Pepper 10-oz.s Fresh Spinach ***Can Use Frozen Spinach 16-oz.s Bow Tie Pasta, Cooked 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded ***See Note! Instructions Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Put in crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings. Cook for 6-7 hours on low. Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot to high. ***Note: I added the fresh spinach, pasta, parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and I mixed it all up really well. Then I added the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.
  15. Hush Puppies: ***Approx. 12-13 Pieces 3/4 Cup Yellow Cornmeal 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1/2 Tsp. Salt 1 Heaping Tsp. Baking Powder 1 Small Onion, Finely Chopped 1/2 Cup Diced Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1 Large Egg 1/2 Cup Milk Vegetable Oil, For Frying ***I Would Sprinkle In Some Creole Seasoning Or Cajun Seasoning In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, salt and baking powder. Add the onion, cheese, egg and milk and combine well. Allow the batter to rest for 15 minutes. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or skillet to 350 degrees. In batches, drop the batter by tablespoon fulls into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping them until golden brown. Remove them to a pan with a cooling rack over it. ***I would serve Ranch Dressing with it or some kind of dipping sauce,
  16. I was one of the managers at Pizza Hut years ago and this is how they make their Cheesebread. They just use Mozzarella Cheese. I like to use Mozzarella and Romano Cheese if I have both cheeses. This picture is just with Mozzarella. I had this prepped in the refrigerator a couple of days ago and just baked it for lunch today so it isn’t the prettiest picture. It looks better when I prep it and bake it the same day! Buy a loaf of garlic bread that is already buttered with garlic to make it easy to make. Slice bread into serving slices. Sprinkle Romano Shredded Cheese on top of bread slices and then sprinkle some Shredded Mozzarella cheese; sprinkle some Fairy Dust on top. Put cheese bread in baking dish and bake at 325 degrees until cheese is melted. Sometimes I let the cheese get a little brown on top. Fairy Dust: ***This is what we called the Seasoning. I made it so many times when I worked there, I could of made it in my sleep lol Depending on how big the shaker is that you are using, you may have to adjust measurements. I use an empty large Parmesan Cheese Shaker so I know for sure it will fit without making a mess. 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese-(From A Shaker) 4 Tablespoons Garlic Powder 2 Tablespoons Oregano 1 Tablespoon Onion Salt ***Sometimes I Use Less, Start With Less, Taste It & Then Add More If You Want Put all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, stir. Put fairy dust in a shaker container and keep it by the stove for convenience. .***Can Use This To Sprinkle On Top Of Sauces & I Love To Sprinkle It On Top Of Popcorn.
  17. The Best New York Style Cheese Pizza: Ingredients: For The Crust: 3 And 3/4 Cups Bread Flour 1-1/4 Tsp. Sugar 1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast 2 Tsp. Kosher Salt 1-1/2 Cups Water-(110-115)-Degrees (F) 2 T. Olive Oil, Plus 2 Tsp. For The Sauce: 3 T. Olive Oil 1/2 Cup Onion, Chopped 2 Stalks Celery , Chopped 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced 1-(8-oz.)-Can Tomato Sauce 1-(6-oz.)-Can Tomato Paste 3 T. Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Tsp. Dried Basil 1 Tsp. Dried Oregano 1-1/2 Tsp. Salt 1 Tsp. Sugar 1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper For The Cheese: 8 oz.s Low-Moisture Mozzarella Cheese. Shredded Then Frozen Instructions: For The Crust: Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer; stir to combine. Fit mixer with dough hook. Turn mixer on low speed and add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil; beat until the dough forms into a ball around the hook. If the dough is super sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Place the bowl in a warm area and let it double in size, about 90 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Wrap one dough well in saran wrap and place in the freezer for a later use. Place the dough you'll be using on a piece of plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes. For The Sauce: In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-flame. Add the onion, celery and garlic and saute until soft; about 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and tomato paste and stir until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and bring to slow simmer. Simmer for 45 minutes. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool. Spread the sauce on pizza dough, as needed. For The Cheese: Grate cheese, then place it in a large, clean bowl. Place bowl in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. Assembly: Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F). Roll dough out to a large circle (about 12 inches). Pour a 1/4 cup of sauce in the center and spread it around evenly. Add cheese. Place pizza in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the crust is set and the cheese is bubbling. Cut into slices and serve at once!
  18. Lasagna: This turned out great! I may add some sliced fresh sliced mushrooms to it and maybe put sliced pepperoni on top the next time I make it, other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing. I baked it in a large glass baking dish with a cookie sheet under it to catch any drippings. I baked it at 325 degrees for an hour, but, it could of been hotter, so I will either bake it longer the next time I make it or I will bake it at a higher temperature. I used a stockpot for this. Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Large White Onion, Chopped 1 Whole Bulb Garlic, Chopped In Small Pieces ***I Used More Than The Recipe Calls For 1-(1-lb.)-Pkg. Mild Italian Sausage, Cut In Slices 1-(lb.)-Pkg. Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage 1-(1.05- lbs.)-Lean Hamburger 1 Large Green Pepper, Chopped 2-(28-oz.)-Cans Crushed Tomatoes 1/4 Tsp. Dry Oregano 1/4 Tsp. Dry Basil Garlic Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste Heat up a stockpot or large pan until medium hot. Add Olive Oil, onion and chopped garlic. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add Italian Sausage, Jimmy Deans Hot Sausage and hamburger; break up pieces while cooking. When the meat is done, drain grease Reduce heat to simmer and add 2-(28-oz.)-cans crushed tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon dry basil, garlic salt and ground black pepper, to taste and chopped green pepper. to taste Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. While the meat sauce is simmering, make the cheese sauce. In a large mixing bowl, add 1-(2-lb.)-container whole milk Ricotta Cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1/2 cup Romano Cheese, grated, 1 T. fresh parsley, chopped, 1 T. fresh oregano, chopped, 1 egg, garlic salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste; mix well. Bring a pot of water to a boil; add 1 T. Olive Oil and a dash of salt. Add lasagna noodles and cook according to pkg. directions. When the noodles are done, drain and lay them flat on a piece of aluminum foil to keep their shape. Spray a lasagna pan or baking dish with Pam. Cover the bottom of the pan with meat sauce; spread it evenly. Lay 3 lasagna noodles on top of the meat sauce. Spread cheese sauce over the noodles, just to cover-not all of it! Spread evenly. Repeat layers exactly with meat sauce, 3 lasagna noodles and cheese sauce. End with a last layer of 3 lasagna noodles sand a layer of meat sauce. No Cheese Sauce! Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top. That will get it nice and brown/crusty and bubbly; spread evenly. Coat a sheet of aluminum foil with Pam to prevent cheese from sticking. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake until heated through, longer than an hour. Or bake at a higher temperature. When serving, sprinkle Parmesan Cheese on top. ***I let it rest for awhile before cutting.
  19. These are my favorite hot wings. i made whole wings yesterday. Hot Wings: For Whole Wings: Used Recipe Below/Baked Them At 400 degrees For A Half Hour/Turned Them Over And Baked Them Another 30 Minutes. ***Everyones Stove Is Different, So Keep An Eye On Them! Baked Hot Wings/Drumetttes: ***Prep ahead and refrigerate them longer than an hour! I refrigerated them after coating them for several hours before dipping them in the hot sauce. Serve with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. Hidden Valley Dressing: In a bowl, add 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Dressing, 1 cup Kraft Real Mayonnaise and 1/2 cup milk; whisk. Put the dressing in an empty salad dressing jar; refrigerate. Baked Hot Wings: Make enough coating to cover the number of wings and drummettes you have! I doubled the coating and sauce ingredients. You Will Need: Chicken Party Wings & Drummies Coating: In A Bowl, Mix The Following: 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour 1/2 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Powder 1/2 Tsp. Garlic Salt For Sauce: 1/2 Cup Melted Butter 1/2 Cup Frank's Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray, this is very important! Add the flour mixture to Tupperware Container; put lid on and shake. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper on both sides of wings and drummies. Add the chicken wings/drummettes to Tupperware Container; seal and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for a few hours; don’t skimp on the time-the longer, the better! Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a bowl . Dip the chicken wings/drummettes into the butter/hot sauce mixture and place on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle Garlic Salt and McCormick Coarse Ground Black Pepper over. Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and crispy on the outside. Turn them over halfway through total baking time! Note: ***I baked them for 20 minutes, turned them over and baked for 25 minutes. Serve with Ranch Dressing.
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