Sunday, October 28, 2012

Apple Goodie aka Apple Crisp

Not a great pic but it's great tasting right out of the oven with vanilla ice cream !!!!



Apple Goodie

1/2 Cup Sugar
2-TBSP Flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 qt sliced apples ( I used about 5 apples)
Next time I would use 8-10 apples because when baked the shrink up alot

Mix sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Add apples and mix. Put on the bottom of a greased 9" x 13" pan.


Topping

1-cup Oatmeal
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1-Cup flour
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/3 tsp Baking Powder
2/3 Cup Butter-soften

Mix ingredients of top part until crumbly, and puton top of apples and pat firmly. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until brown and crust is firm.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Guest Post-Bloomin Onion

Thankfully Amber continues to post YUMMY recipes that she shares with me. Thank you Amber!!



Bloomin Onion

For the Onion:

1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia (about 1 pound)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 gallon soy or corn oil
Kosher salt
 
For the Dip:
 
 1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ketchup
2 teaspoons creamed horseradish
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 dash black pepper
1 dash cayenne
 
Combine all of the dip ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
Slice the onion (see below). Whisk the flour, cayenne, paprika, thyme, oregano, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl. In a small deep bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and 1 cup water.
Place the onion in a separate bowl, cut-side up, and pour all of the flour mixture on top. Cover the bowl with a plate, then shake back and forth to distribute the flour. Check to make sure the onion is fully coated, especially between the "petals." Lift the onion by the core, turn over and pat off the excess flour; reserve the bowl of flour.
Using a slotted spoon, fully submerge the onion in the egg mixture (spoon on top, if necessary). Remove and let the excess egg drip off, then repeat the flouring process. Refrigerate the onion while you heat the oil.
Heat the oil in a large deep pot over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 400 degrees. Pat off excess flour from the onion. Using a wire skimmer, carefully lower the onion into the oil, cut-side down. Adjust the heat so the oil temperature stays close to 350 degrees. Fry about 3 minutes, then turn the onion over and cook until golden, about 3 more minutes; drain on paper towels. Season with salt and serve with the dip.

How to Slice a Bloomin' Onion

1. Cut off 1/2 inch from the pointy stem end of the onion, then peel.
2. Place the onion cut-side down. Starting 1/2 inch from the root, make a downward cut all the way through to the board.
3. Repeat to make four evenly spaced cuts around the onion.
4. Continue slicing between each section until you have 16 evenly spaced cuts.
5. Turn the onion over and use your fingers to gently separate the outer pieces.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Baked Caramel Corn



Baked Caramel Corn-Adapted from my sister Kim =)

1-Cup Butter or margarine
2-Cups brown sugar
1/2 light corn syrup
1-tsp salt
1/2-tsp baking soda
1-tsp vanilla
6-quarts popped popcorn-3 bags of microwave popcorn

Melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Pour popped popcorn into large well greased roasting pan. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and mix well
Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Break apart and store in an air tight container.

Optional: Add mixed nuts

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff




Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff-Adapted from Lipton

2-lbs boneless chuck steak cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup all purpose flour
10 ounces sliced mushrooms
1-envelope Lipton Beefy onion soup mix
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves crushed
1-can (14.5oz) diced tomatoes
1-container (8oz) sour cream

In slow cooker toss beef with flour. Stir in remaining ingredients except sour cream. Cook covered on LOW 8-10 hours or HIGH 4-6 hours until meat is tender
Stir in sour cream. Serve if desired over hot cooked noodles or rice