Thursday, November 27, 2008

Grandpa's Loaded Cornbread Casserole

I snagged this from Lorie over at Be Different.. act Normal This came from her Grandfather-in-law. He sounds like fun.

"He is Mr. Fix-it, Mr. Build-it AND Mr. Cook it. And he is 85."

What you need:

1&1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 15-ounce cans creamed corn
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup canned french-fried onions

What you do:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9- by 13-inch pan. In a big bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add the milk, butter and eggs. Mix well. Add the corn and mix well. Pour into the prepared pan. Spread the cheese and bacon evenly over the top. With a fork, push the cheese and bacon into the batter, just submerging it. Sprinkle the onions over the top. Bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature. The consistency will be more like that of a casserole than cornbread. (It was pretty cornbread consistency.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tina's Spinach dip

1 pkg.(10oz) Frozen chopped spinach, Thawed and WELL drained
1 Cup. Sour cream
1 Cup. mayonnaise
1 Envelope of Good Season Italian Salad dressing... (the dry season)
1 Can (8oz) water chestnuts, Drained and sliced

MIX all together.. let chill.

I like to serve it in a round bread bowl.. if you cant find one. Put in a dip dish and serve with sliced Baguette Bread

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I thought I'd share a recipe I love but haven't made yet. It's a Filipino noodle dish. yummmos.
Here is the noodle I like. Canton noodle.



1/4 c Cooking oil
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 Onion, minced
1 c Meat, boiled (pork, chicken, or shrimp)
1 lg Carrot, cut into thin strips
1 sm Cabbage, shredded
3 tb Soy sauce
3 tb Broth
1 Celery, bunch
8 oz Rice sticks or wheat noodles
1 t Salt
1 t MSG
1 Spring onion, chopped


  1. Saute garlic in cooking oil.
  2. Add onions, meat, carrot and cabbage.
  3. Season with soy sauce and fry for 2 more minutes.
  4. Add broth and simmer, then add celery.
  5. When vegetables are cooked, add rice sticks or noodles and season with salt and MSG.
  6. Garnish with spring onions.
  7. Serve with lemon.


You will need a big frying pan to fit all the ingredients. You may leave out the salt and MSG if you like

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Puppy chow

(of the human kind- please dont give it to your pooch)

Puppy Chow

1box of chex (your choice of flavor, I like rice)
1 1/4 chocolate chips (they say semi sweet, I like milk chocolate)
2/3 c Peanut butter (creamy)
4 1/2 tsp of butter
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional) I have used sugar free vanilla syrup for coffee or left it out
1 2/3 c powdered sugar

1. Large bowl dump in cereal. They say to use a 2 gallon plastic bag for the powdered sugar, I use a big plastic bag.
2. microwave c.chips, PB, butter, and vanilla (optional) on high 1 minute, stir, put in for another 25-30 seconds stir till smooth.
3. mix cereal with microwaved stuff, coating evenly.
4. Place the new mixture into bag, and shake till coated.
5. Dump back into large bowl, & enjoy!

Hash brown Casserole

Hash brown Casserole - Jenn at I hate Whine

1 ( 32oz )pkg Hash Browns (cubed)
1/2 cup melted margarine or butter
1/2 cup sauteed onions ( use the margarine or butter )
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
2 cups (16 oz) sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese ( grated)
salt and pepper to taste
Topping :
2 cups crushed cornflakes
1/4 cup margarine or butter
Mix all together and place in your baking dish . Mix corn flakes and melted butter together and sprinkle over the top.
Bake at 350 for 45 mins or until you see the top is golden brown and crispy.
Like always I never follow this , I just throw in a couple big blobs of sour cream and throw in whatever I feel like for the cheese. I also find that we like it better made with the shredded hash browns that say savory seasoned on the bag. I never put salt in and always shake pepper in and mix it all through. the other thing i do is add a little pepper to the crumb mixture as well as a little garlic powder. Just do whatever sounds good to you, or what you know your husband or kids will eat.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10 cup cookies

I stole this from Alisha her stuff is always good and I cant wait to try this.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 cup peanut butter
3 large eggs lightly beaten
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup uncooked quick cooking oats
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350... combine first 4 ingred. in a large mixing bowl, beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, beating well... Combine flour and next 3 ingred. add to peanut butter mixture, and beat well. Stir in pecans, and remaining ingredients... it says to put it on a lightly greased cookie sheet, but I didn't grease mine... Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden... remove to wire rack to cool (or paper towels :D...)