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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Apple Cider Pork

1-2 lb. pork loin roast
4 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
4 cubes bouillon
2 Tbsp. ground dry mustard

Place all ingredients in the crock pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or on high for 4 to 6 hours).

Note: If you don't have a crock pot, you can do this on the stove top as well. Sear all sides of the roast in a large frying pan. Add the cider and seasonings and simmer on low for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Caramel Popcorn...just adding to your love handles! :)

I promise this is one of the best I've ever had. It must be the sweetened condensed milk. You won't be disappointed.

Summer Gollhofer’s Popcorn
By Lauren L. Shumway

2 cups brown sugar
2 cubes butter
1 cup karo syrup
Pinch salt
2 bags popcorn, popped--no old maids

Melt together 3-5 minutes on stove stirring often. Remove from heat and add 1 can sweetened condensed milk.

For 2 people, ½ the recipe!!! (so 1 bag of popcorn)

****I did mine in the microwave, stirring occasionally until the sugar is all dissolved.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Buttermilk Syrup

So I thought I'd add this recipe to complement the one below. :) It's so yummy!!

1 Cup Butter
2 Cups buttermilk
2 Cups Sugar (I've always used white- but says you can use brown too... both would be yummy!)
2 Tbs light Karo Syrup
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla

Use a Large Saucepan (it will foam and grow) and bring the first four ingredients to a boil while stirring constantly. Boil for 7 minutes (still stirring). Remove from heat and add soda and vanilla (will puff up again).

*Note- Probably will want to half if for a small family
*Note 2- if you let it boil a few minutes longer, it will be thicker. Great on ice cream too!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Buttermilk pancakes

Once you make these, you won't want the mix anymore. Unless it's the Lehi Roller Mills Mix, I got that for Christmas and it was really good.

2 eggs, beaten
1/3 c oil
2 c buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T sugar
1 1/2 c flour (you can use whole wheat, or 1/2 and 1/2!!)

Add everything in the above order and whisk just until smooth. Makes about 18 pancakes, so enough for a family of six.

Linguini with vegetables

1/2 lb. linguini
2 T oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, sliced
2 small zucchini, sliced
1/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 med tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup provolone or mozzarella, grated
3 T parmesan
2 T fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

Cook pasta. Heat oil in large fry pan on med heat. Add garlic, gr onion, zucchini, and saute 2 min. Add mushrooms and cook for 1 min. Add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper. Reduce heat and simmer for 3-4 min or until tender-crisp. Add vegetables to drained pasta, add cheeses and mix until cheese melts. Sprinkle with parsley.

I serve this with sauteed chicken tenderloins. It's simple, but really, really good.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Soup (in the crock pot)!

Yum, yum and perfect for a cold, winter's day!

1 can black beans
1 can corn
1 can diced tomatoes (southwest style, if possible)
1 packet enchilada sauce mix (or if you can't find this, mild taco seasoning works well too)
1 1/2 C water
1 can tomato sauce
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 C milk
3-4 boneless chicken breasts

In crock pot, mix the enchilada packet together with the water and tomato sauce. Add cream of chicken soup and milk and wisk together until smooth. Add chicken. Pour drained black beans, drained corn and diced tomatoes on top of that.
Cook on low 6-8 hours.
Before serving, take out chicken and shred or dice, then put back and stir it all together.
Serve with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, lime, avocado, or tortilla chips. (Use any or all of these - I think it's the best with everything!).