Beer Bread Recipe

I love making home made bread and this recipe was particularly good paired with a hearty beef dinner.

Beer Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces flat beer
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 Tbs melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 2 Tbs melted unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Layer all ingredients in bread maker pan in order
  2. Select Dough setting
  3. Once dough setting is complete, remove from pan and place in greased metal bowl. Cover
  4. Allow to rest / rise for approximately 30 minutes
  5. Remove from bowl onto floured board
  6. Cut dough into 4 even pieces. Cut each of those into 6 pieces.
  7. Form into rectangle, twist ends
  8. Place on floured baking sheet. Cover lightly. Allow to rise 45 minutes
  9. Preheat oven to 350
  10. Brush risen rolls with melted butter.
  11. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown
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Fire and Ice Tomatoes

This is a staple at my house – love when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season!!

Fire and Ice Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
  • 3-4 tomatoes, washed, and cut into like size pieces
  • 2 green onions, washed, trimmed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs sugar (more or less to your liking)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix red wine vinegar with sugar and water to the desired taste. You can substitute apple cider vinegar if you like.
  2. Place cucumbers, tomatoes and green onions in a bowl.
  3. Pour red wine vinegar mixture over to cover.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. Will keep for weeks
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Mini Lemon Meringue Pies Recipe

Lemon meringue pie is my ALL TIME favorite pie EVER.  We were invited to a soiree where I had to bring an easy to serve dessert – so mini pies it was!  Typically I do a mini Chocolate Chess Pie but I was looking for something a bit different..  Easy!

Use my lemon filling on top of mini pastry rounds!

I used 2 store bought crusts, used a round cookie cutter, put them in the pie pan and placed hot filling on top – along with the meringue.  Then I baked per the recipe to brown the meringue. Done!

EASY!

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

 

Meringue Recipe

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SlowCooker Pot Roast Recipe

This recipe was a breeze.  TRULY a breeze.  I threw it all in the slow cooker, walked away for hours, came back and dinner was READY!  Best thing ever!

SlowCooker Pot Roast Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2-3 red potatoes
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 cup washed, snipped green beans
  • 1 cup small carrots
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red wine
  • 1 3-4 pound top round roast
  • 2 Tbs Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in large pot.
  2. Place roast in pot and sear. Turn to sear until dark brown all sides.
  3. Place ½ the vegetables in the crock pot. Place seared roast on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Splash red wine on top. Place the rest of the vegetables on top of the roast. Pour water over the top.
  4. Seal lid on the crock pot.
  5. Heat on high for 4-5 hours or low 8-9 hours until roast is tender.
  6. Enjoy!
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Balsamic Dressing Recipe

I adore anything with balsamic vinegar in it, and I whipped this up for dinner the other night in a flash and it was FABULOUS!!!  So easy and it never separated so I was easily able to pour it onto salads the next few nights!

Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp minced vidalia onion
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in bowl and use an immersion blender to mix.
  2. Blend until well mixed.
  3. Use immediately.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers
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Vodka Sauce Recipe

Ooh my this is delicious.  We modified a very basic recipe and this may have truly been the best pasta sauce we’ve ever made!  If you don’t want to add in the vodka, you can leave it out, but truly, you cannot even taste it.

Vodka Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (28oz)
  • 1/2-1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups spinach, washed and stems removed
  • 1 cup sliced portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup cream

Instructions

  1. Saute onion in butter, until softened
  2. Pour in vodka, cook for 10 minutes
  3. Add in fresh tomatoes, canned tomatoes, mushrooms, broth, salt, and pepper
  4. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  5. Stir in spinach and cream
  6. Cook an additional 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. Serve over cooked pasta
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Belgian Waffle Recipe

Love Belgian waffles and today was a great day to make them for breakfast!

 

Belgian Waffle Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetableoil
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl-this makes lightly flutffier waffles!
  2. Separate the eggs.In small bowl, beat the egg whites until stuff
  3. Mix together the egg yolks, milk and oil
  4. Add to dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Fold in beaten egg whites.
  6. Pour in greased, heated waffle iron
  7. Cook until ready
  8. Serve immediately
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