Sunday, December 06, 2015

Easy Supreme Jalapeno Poppers

10-12 Jalapenos (halved and seeded)
1 pkg  cream cheese, softened 
1/2  cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 T red onion, finely chopped
1 pkg precooked bacon

Mix together cream cheese, cheese and onion with a fork until evenly blended together. 
Fill halved Jalapeno's with cheese mixture, then top with precooked bacon, that has been broken in half, or thirds to fit on top of each pepper. 

Bake in preheated oven @ 350 for 15-20 minutes. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Generally I am not that big of a fan of banana cake, but this one is really, really good!

Banana Cake

3/4 cup butter
2 1/8 cups white sugar
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoons lemon juice
4 mashed very ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.  Grease 9 X 13 pan with spray canola oil.

Mix together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.

Mash bananas with 1 teaspoon lemon juice, set aside.

In a large bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs (one at a time), and vanilla, until well blended.  Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mixture, blend well after each addition. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick in center of cake comes out clean.  The cake takes about 1 hr. 15 min. in my oven, yours may be different. Immediately place cake in freezer for 45 min to cool. Frost and enjoy!

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese,
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat together butter and cream cheese, add powdered sugar a little at a time, vanilla, mix until smooth and creamy.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Swiss Steak

2 lbs round steak
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 large onion sliced thin
2-3 cloves garlic minced
1 green pepper chopped
1 rounded tablespoon tomato paste
1 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups beef broth

Trim off any excess fat on steak.  Season both sides of meat with salt and pepper.  Dredge both sides of  meat in flour.  Add enough oil to cover bottom of a dutch oven over medium high heat. When the oil begins to sizzle a bit, add steaks to pan and  brown on both sides.  You may need to do a couple of batches so you don't over crowd the meat. Remove steaks from pot and set aside. Add onions, green pepper and garlic to the pot, saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add tomato paste, and mix to combine.  Then add the tomatoes, paprika, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth, stir to combine. Return the meat to the pot, pressing it into the sauce. Cover and place in 325 F oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender and falling apart.

Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or egg noodles.