If you have a Tried -N- True Recipe that you would like to add. Please let me know and it can be added. I love new things to try...or for that matter I love old recipes that I have never tried before.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Cheese ball anyone?

2 pkg cream cheese, room temp please
1 can crushed pineapple
1 C chopped walnuts
6 stalks chopped green onion
Season salt- to taste

Combine the night before. Whatever is left over from everyone tasting, wrap in plastic wrap, into a cheese ball shape to chill. Serve the next day with crackers.

Spinach Dip ala Rockymento

The proverbial spinach dip usually combines spinach, mayo, sour cream and a dried soup mix. The directions say, 
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, dry leek soup mix, water chestnuts and chopped spinach. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight.
Those ingredients are still there...just a few more items have been added.

1 oz pkg cream cheese(room temperature)
1 1/2 C sour cream
1/4  C Mayonnaise

Cream these together and then Add:

1 pkg of dry leek soup mix
1 Tbl dry ranch dressing mix

Thoroughly mix...and then synergize this recipe...(synergy: the interaction of two or more forces or elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of their individual effects)

2 boxes of chopped spinach(once were frozen, but now they are thawed and drained)
1 Lb bacon(baked in the oven, crumbled and degreased)
1 can of chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup finely chopped onions 
1/4 cup finely chopped celery 

Thoroughly incorporate all these ingredients. Then place in a covered container and chill in the fridge at least 6 hours. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, a fork...

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mu Shu Pork Nascimento

2 lbs lean pork-chopped to small bite size pieces
1 lb of fresh mushrooms(variety is best, shiitake, oyster)
2 bags coleslaw (no dressing)chopped cabbages
1 bunch chopped green onion
1 cup julienned carrots
2 Tbl minced ginger
Eggs are optional
Hoisin sauce, rice wine, soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil

Stir fry chopped cabbage, carrots, mushrooms, and ginger in toasted sesame oil. Stir fry pork. Combine with a light sauce made up of equal parts hoisin, rice wine, and soy sauce. Serve on flour tortillas.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Funeral potatoes-me

Mix first
2 packages simply potatoes. Never frozen
Chopped green onion
1/2 c crumbled cooked bacon

Mix second
Cream of chicken soup
2 c sour cream
2 c grated sharp cheese
Ranch dry dressing mix
1/2 c butter

Combine 1 & 2

Cover with crushed grape nut flakes and 1/2 c butter

Cover with foil. Bake 45-50 minutes 350 oven.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TNT pimento cheese

Pimento cheese sandwiches brings to my child hood memories in the 60's the picture of my mother grating cheddar cheese, dicing the delicate small jar of sliced pimentos, her miracle whip, a dash of salt, pepper and the secret ingredient a pinch of sugar. The outcome was a delicately portioned out tasty treasure that had taken her quite a bit of effort to make.  All other pimento cheese recipes just did not do it for me. Store bought in the glass jars was horrible. So a few moments in time later, I craved my mothers heaven blest concoction. 

I changed and adapted with the times. No more miracle whip! Helmans is the best and used liberally.
No more grating! Buy the cheddar or combo finely pre-grated cheese to your taste. I love either Sharp or the Mexican cheese combo. Life is even easier with diced pimentos in the jar. 

I would love to be able to tell you exactly what the proportions are, but it is more done by sight. When using large amounts of cheese like I have done(5 lbs cheese ), use a large or even two small drained jars of chopped pimentos. Always drain. And the question you ask yourself, how much do I like pimentos? Mayo amounts are added so it is not a dry combination, so in a large batch it could be a whole jar of mayo. Add it in chunks so as not to over mayo-nize it!

Salt minimally, dash of pepper still to your liking. And always a pinch of sugar. The pinch should be according to the batch size. 

I have added Dill Weed at times. Some like tobacco. I like it most as a purist. If any questions. Ask away! But most of all...enjoy!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dr pepper cake adapted...amazingly moist and tasty

1 c. butter
1 c. Dr. Pepper
4 tbsp. cocoa( extra dark special )
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. soda
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Heat butter, cocoa and Dr. Pepper. Mix well and set aside.Cream eggs, sugar and butter, milk and soda. Add flour and cinnamon alternately with Dr. Pepper mixture, then vanilla.
Pour into greased and floured 9 x 12 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Ice with Dr. Pepper Icing.


1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. Dr. Pepper
3 tbsp. cocoa ( extra dark special )
1 (16 oz.) box confectioner's sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts((did not add them))

Heat butter, cocoa and Dr. Pepper and blend well. Stir in other ingredients. Mix thoroughly and ice cake.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cheesy potato and venison/pork sausage soup

Cheesy Potato and Venison/Pork sausage Soup
12 smaller potatoes(I used reds and golds)
       already baked or microwave and cut into small bite size pieces, most of the skins removed
2 lbs venison/pork sausage-cut into bite sized pieces
1 quart chicken
1 cup celery with tops diced
1/2 cup thin sliced baby carrots
1 onion diced
1/2 C butter
16 oz Velveeta Cheese
Salt/Pepper to taste
Saute onion, celery, carrots in butter. Add sausage pieces and 2/3 of the potatoes.Stir well. Add the broth. Let cook for about 25 minutes on medium heat.
Cut cheese into cubes and stir into soup. cover and cook on medium high, stirring in the cheese. 
After Cheese is melted and you are serving same day, add the remainder of the potatoes.
If serving the next day, add the rest of the potatoes prior to reheating.