Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Garlic Cheddar Biscuits


2 cups of bisquick
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 -1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese.
2/3 cup of buttermilk

2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoons of oregano
1 teaspoon of garlic salt

Preheat the oven to 400.

Combine the biscuit mix, cheese, and garlic powder. Stir well.

Add the milk and stir. The mix should be thick, not sticky. You may need to use your hands to get the ingredients well combined.

Bake for 10 minutes of until lightly golden.

While baking, melt the butter in a small bowl and add the oregano and garlic salt.

Using a pastry brush, brush on the butter. - Return to the oven for about 5 minutes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fridge Pickles

  • 2 whole Cucumbers (in the wintertime I use one long english cucumber)
  • 1 small clove Garlic
  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/3 cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Dill, Dried
  • 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 pinch Coriander Seeds
  • 6 small whole Peppercorns

Use cucumbers with no wax residue on the peels.

Slice cucumbers in 1/4″-1/8″ slices.

Slice garlic clove

Put cucumbers and garlic in a bowl.

Combine water, sugar, salt, dill, red pepper flakes, coriander and peppercorns in a bowl - whisk until sugar and salt are dissolved.

Pour over the cucumbers and garlic.

Cover and let marinate in refrigerator for at least two hours.

Serve cold.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Comfort Meatballs

-aka The best meatballs around! My goodness! You have to make these - so good.

Recipe from: The Pioneer Woman

  • 1-½ pound Ground Beef
  • ¾ cups Oats
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Very Finely Minced Onion
  • 1-½ teaspoon Salt
  • Plenty Of Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • _____
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour (coating For Frozen Meatballs)
  • Canola Oil
  • _____
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 4 Tablespoons (to 6 Tablespoons) Onion
  • 1 dash Tabasco- optional
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all meatball ingredients. Roll into medium-small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Place sheet in freezer for five minutes.
After 5 minutes, remove meatballs from freezer and immediately dredge in unseasoned flour.
Brown meatballs in canola oil until just brown. Place into a baking dish.
Combine all sauce ingredients. Pour over meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Salmon Patties

Now that my fresh herbs are growing; I thought I'd post some updated Salmon Patty pictures (first three pictures).  I just grabbed some  fresh Dill, Parsley and Chives from my herb garden - cut with kitchen scissors mix with salmon - enjoy.
Don't you love fresh herbs? 

Salmon Patties

1- can salmon 14.75 oz.
1 egg,beaten
1 tablespoon onion, minced
2 tablespoon cornmeal mix

Drain, debone and flake salmon; add egg, onion, and cornmeal mix. Stir to combine. If the salmon seems dry add a little bit of olive oil.

Form into patties and fry in vegetable oil until brown.

Just a tip - ok, maybe a personal preference.
*when done - dunk 'em in ketchup, yes ketchup.* The first time I added a squirt of ketchup on my plate with my salmon patties, my husband, Harvey, looked at me like I was from Mars. Now, We all know that men are from Mars! Geeesh!* Me? I'm from Georgia. ;-)

Men from Mars Pictures, Images and Photos

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Peach Crunch Cake

What is a GeorgiaPeachGal doing without a peach recipe on her blog? - for shame-for shame

Ok, so, I stumbled upon The Pioneer's Woman's blog today. And, just happened to notice the wonderful peach recipe posted by: Bakerella

All I can say is YUM - and I need a treadmill in the worst way~

Peach Crunch Cake

  • 24-½ ounces, weight Jar Peaches In Light Syrup
  • 1 box (18.25 Oz. Box) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Chopped Walnuts

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pour peaches and syrup in a 13 x 9 dish.

Sprinkle "dry" cake mix right on top. DO NOT MIX! Did y'all hear that?

Cut stick of butter in 16 pieces and arrange on top of the cake mix.

Sprinkle brown sugar on top next, and then nuts.

Bake for about 40 minutes.

Serve warm or cold … with or without ice cream.


*I'm already thinking about changing this up with strawberries in syrup and strawberry cake mix.* Can you imagine the possibilities?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheese Bread

I made all that bread last night, so what's a girl to do? Make cheese bread, of course!

Cheese Bread

3/4 cup black olives, chopped
1/4 cup green olives, chopped
1 green onion
1/4 cup real mayo
1/4 cup parmesan
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup mozzarella or monterey jack cheese

Mix together and spread on 1/2 loaf french bread. Bake on 325ยบ for 20 to 25 minutes.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Italian Bread Using a Bread Machine

Can you smell the aroma ... Oh my goodness! This bread is so good- and it makes your house smell divine.

Italian Bread

  • 4 cups Bread Flour (I used White Lily - for Bread Machines)
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast (1/4 oz) = 2-1/4 tsp.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal


  1. Place flour, brown sugar, warm water, salt, olive oil and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form dough into two loaves. Place the loaves seam side down on a cutting board generously sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise, until doubled in volume about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In a small bowl, beat together egg and 1 tablespoon water. Brush the risen loaves with egg mixture. Make a single long, quick cut down the center of the loaves with a sharp knife. Gently shake the cutting board to make sure that the loaves are not sticking. If they stick, use a spatula or pastry knife to loosen. Slide the loaves onto a baking sheet with one quick but careful motion.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.

My Notes: Step 3 - Add a couple/three shakes of Italian Seasoning, Garlic Salt, Garlic Powder. Mix with egg wash and slather it on; use all of the egg wash mixture. It may seem like a lot - but, it's not. You will be proud how your bread will glisten when you remove it from the oven!

*Forget the cornmeal...line your baking sheet with Parchment Paper.

I wasn't too sure how to roll out the bread. So, here is a video I found helpful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaJU__UTGFs

FOCUS on how she rolls the bread...tucking as she goes - Put on your baking sheet with seams down. (on your parchment paper)

The Neighbors will show up on your doorstep when you make this bread! Disclaimer: If you do not like your neighbor's ... don't make this bread!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chocolate Cobbler

1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup baking cocoa, divided
1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1-3/4 cups hot water
Vanilla ice cream, optional

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and oil until smooth. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Combine the brown sugar and remaining cocoa; sprinkle over batter. Pour hot water over top (do not stir). Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until top of cake springs back when lightly touched. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
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