Friday, August 27, 2010

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit also known as Welsh Rabbit (no it contains no rabbit) is essentially toasted bread covered with cheese with a few other things thrown in (otherwise it would be an open face cheese sandwich).

Here you have 4 similar recipes for Welsh Rarebit. Try them all and see which you like best.

Welsh Rarebit

* 4 tablespoons butter
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
* 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
* 2 cups milk
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  1. In a 2 quart saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. 
  2. Stir in and blend the flour, salt, mustard and pepper. 
  3. Stir in the milk and Worcestershire sauce. 
  4. Continue stirring the mixture for 10 minutes, or until thickened.
  5. Stirring continuously, melt the cheese into the mixture and blend well. 
  6. Serve immediately over warm toast.

 I love this guy! He makes this recipe look super easy.

 Another good vid.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chicken, Black Bean and Salsa Bake

This recipe was really good. It will last one person for quite sometime or feed a family of 4 to 6 persons.
I tend to be creative with recipes so I used more salsa and cheese than was in the recipe. I figure that a recipe is a guideline not written in stone.

Chicken,Black Beans and Salsa


8 chicken legs
salt and pepper or season blend of your choice
2 (16 ounces)cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 (12 to 15 ounces)cans of whole kernel corn, drained
4 cups chunky salsa, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (I used dried cilantro and guesstimated)
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups or whatever works for you) shredded Mexican cheese blend or mixture of Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and Colby cheeses


Heat oven to 350°.

Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Wash chicken and pat dry.

Sprinkle the chicken all over with salt and pepper or whatever seasoning works for you. I just picked what I was in the mood for.

Combine the drained beans, corn, 2 cups of the salsa, and half of the cilantro.

Put the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

Arrange chicken over the bean and corn mixture, then spoon the remaining salsa over the chicken.

Sprinkle with the remaining cilantro and top evenly with the cheese.

Cover tightly with foil and bake for 25 to 40 minutes.

Remove the foil and continue baking for 10 minutes, or until chicken is tender and juices run clear.

Serves 4 to 6.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pancake Day 2010

OMGoodness!!! This is the ULTIMATE! Bacon Pancakes...I can't believe I haven't thought of this before....DUH!!!
(oh yeah...February 16th is Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday...back to the food)

The little note in the advertisement says:
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If the yummy bacony goodness isn't enough for you, you can try these Super Simple Pancake Muffins. They're sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

Sometimes the best recipes are based on the simplest ideas.
Like this one: Make pancake batter & bake it in muffin tins! It’s that easy. Enjoy!

Spring the recipe!
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 stick butter
12 tbsp filling: try Nutella, fruit jam, or cream cheese
confectioners sugar for sprinkling
maple syrup for serving

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously coat the bottom & sides of a 12-muffin tin with butter. Make Bisquick pancakes per instructions on the box. Fill each cup in the muffin tin half-way. Add 1 tbsp of filling to the middle of each muffin, then cover with the remaining pancake mix. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, place on serving dish & use a flour sifter to sprinkle with sugar. Serve with warm syrup.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How to Peel a Potato

Everyone loves a good cooking tip!
Well, I do anyway....and this one is pretty good.

Some of y'all may know this one already but it came as a pleasant surprise to me.
Now I have go to the kitchen and boil a few potatoes to try it out.

Enjoy the video and check out the hostess....does she look familiar???

Friday, January 15, 2010

Coffee as Art

Well, I'm glad it's pretty but more importantly...Does it taste good???

Here's a step-by-step tutorial of how to do this:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Super Rich Cornbread

This cornbread is really, really rich and high in .....everything!
Everyone loves it.
I made this tonight to go with the fried fish my aunt cooked.

2 or 3 sticks of butter, melted
3 eggs, beaten
3 (8.5 ounce) package dry corn bread mix
1 (14.75 ounce) can creamed corn
16 ounces of sour cream

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking dish (sometimes I put a tablespoon or 2 of butter into the pan and let it melt in the oven instead of greasing).

Combine butter, eggs, corn bread mix, whole and creamed corn and sour cream.

Pour mixture into prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown.