Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fried Green Beans

Here's our newest go-to side dish. They're so good and so easy, we would eat them just about every night. Regardless of what you're serving, they go with it like a hand in a glove.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake

Here's a recipe that showed up in my Facebook feed that looked and proved to be quite delicious! The original post for this spicy pasta dish can be found here on Inside Bru Crew Life. I love fixing Buffalo Chicken Dip and just knew this would be as equally good. Any pasta dish is a rare dish around our house since we have moderated our carb intake. However, sometimes you just have to go there and enjoy a forbidden treat. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Last month I ended a wonderful eight months working with our local public library. I enjoyed working with a super group of ladies who made it a goal to expand minds and offer daily learning opportunities to all who entered the doors.

Before I left, the ladies staged a delicious going away lunch. I will try to share a few of the recipes along the way. This is the first one that needs to filed under "KEEPER!" Between changing phones and computers in addition to a job, I can't find half of my files. And you know how you THINK you've backed everything up? Well, I've had to hook up my old trusty computer with fingers crossed that I'd find what I needed.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Buttermilk "Oven Fried" Chicken aka Cornflake Crust Baked Chicken

I was looking over a recipe book Carolyn brought in when we were preparing for the Library's Taste and Tell II program when I ran across this recipe from The Skinnytaste Cookbook. One of the titles caught my eye and I immediately thought about my Grandmother Gaudette.

Growing up in Connecticut, I remember a trip to the lake where my Great-Uncle Arthur and Great-Aunt Betty had a cabin. Me, my siblings and all my Holmes cousins always had a lot of fun playing together. This is where I first learned about an "outhouse." Who knew such a thing existed?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Marinated Grilled Shrimp

Last weekend Andy suggested we head south on I-65 and stop off at Logan's for a quick bite on our way to the river. We enjoyed some grilled veggies and mesquite grilled shrimp that were both prepared "just right." The next day, I made a side trip to Florence and fought the crowds shopping for myself and my Mother. If you've read this blog long enough, you know I am missing the shopping gene unless it revolves around shopping at a big grocery store with a great food selection or a home store. And I don't mean a frou frou place to clutter my house with.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Smoked Ham on the Oklahoma Joe

Mr. Grisham has outdone himself smoking hams on the Oklahoma Joe grill at the river. We have more cooking apparatuses than anyone I know. He had been looking over smoker/grills for some time and kept going back this particular model. Of course, each one has to be tested before we cook for anyone else. We have smoked and grilled numerous meats and both agree this one is definitely the best one by far. (well, tied with a nice grilled steak!) We were getting everything together for Easter dinner this year and I realized I had never posted how our recipe for smoked ham on the blog. I clearly remembered snapping a few pics with my cell phone and thought I had. (These pictures do not do the taste of this ham justice!) Turns out I shared to my Man, That Stuff is Good timeline on Facebook. He smoked this shank portion ham for my birthday weekend and it was very well received!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

When I tasted my first sweet pepper many years ago, I heard angels singing in the background. Don't get me wrong, green peppers are perfect for many dishes. However, when the pepper is the dominant flavor I'll be tasting, I will break the bank to buy red, yellow or orange. 

I bought a bag of mini peppers for a dish and for whatever reason, the menu changed. A week rolled by and there was no way I was going to let them go to waste. What to do??? I had a small pack of mushrooms in the fridge and I got inspired. Part of the container would go in a spaghetti meat sauce and the rest of them would be stuffed inside the peppers similar to how I make my stuffed mushrooms.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Whisky Balls

If you were one of the lucky ones to enjoy the Rum Balls I made for the library's quarterly Christmas Tea, you most likely will enjoy these at the next tea. I found a bourbon ball recipe contributed by Barbara Pankey in the Fabulous Food Auction recipe book when I found the Horseradish Carrot Casserole recipe and filed it away for future use. We have our next tea coming up at the end of the month and it will have an "Irish" theme. I swapped the bourbon for a Canadian whisky and they turned out just fine. Since putting on a tea is very labor intensive and the whisky balls can be frozen ahead of time; I chose a day when I had a little spare time to go ahead and get these made. Making two batches, I ended up with around 90-100 balls.