Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Mini-Mac & Mini-American Cheeseburger

Mini-Mac and a Mini-American Cheeseburger

Aren't these the cutest looking things ever!

For the sauce - make this a couple hours ahead of time so the flavors blend.

Thousand Island Dressing   (secret sauce for the mini-mac)  ;-)
1/2 cup mayo
2 TBS. ketchup
1 TBS. white vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. sweet pickle relish
1 tsp. finely minced white onion
1/8 tsp. salt
dash of black pepper
dash of paprika

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Stir well.

Place dressing in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours, stirring occasionally so sugar will dissolve and the flavors blend.

Assemble the mini-mac using just lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and secret sauce.  You know the drill.  :)

List of Ingredients

1-1/2 pound hamburger meat  (makes 12 sliders)
Lettuce, finely shredded
Small Tomatoes, Sliced
Onion, diced
Dill Pickles, sliced

Enjoy your little sliders!

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast Pizza - In a cast iron skillet

We had this for supper tonight.  Just use whatever you have in your fridge - or whatever floats your boat.

1/2 pound bulk pork sausage
1 cup Canadian bacon, chopped
8 oz. weight Pkg. Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
1 cup frozen O'Brien hash browns, thawed
1 cup cheese, shredded (I used Mexican three cheese blend)
5 eggs
1/4 cup milk
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Couple dashes Worcestershire Sauce
2 green onions, chopped
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, shredded

 Separate rolls into triangles.  Place on ungreased large cast iron skillet with points toward center.  Press over bottom and up the sides to form crust.

Brown sausage and drain.  After cooking sausage -  add in chopped ham (no need to cook ham, it will get hot in the oven) - and combine.

In a bowl; Combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.  Whisk to combine.

Sprinkle hash browns, sausage and ham over crescent rolls....

Add cheese ....


Top with egg mixture, green onions and Parmesan Cheese.

Bake at 375 for approx. 15 minutes until eggs are set, or until your liking.

Would you like a piece?


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Reuben Spread

 Hot Reuben Spread 

This is a delicious spread.  I love the tanginess of all the flavors that make up this recipe.  Serve with toasted squares of rye and pumpernickel bread.  

1 - 8oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayo
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 whole pickle, finely diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1 can chopped sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
1/4 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef, chopped
4 slices Swiss cheese, chopped

In a small crock-pot combine cream cheese, mayo, ketchup, pickle and onion.  Stir to combine  Add in kraut, corned beef and cheese; mixing well.   Cover and cook for 1 to 2 hours on low, or until the spread is smooth and the cheese is melted.  Serve hot.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich

Sometimes I crave a good homemade mozzarella cheese stick, don't you?  I thought there had to be some way to get the taste of a cheese stick, but without the hassle of making them from scratch.  Or, heating up your oven for the store bought frozen ones.  Hence, the grilled mozzarella cheese was born!  :)

Tastes like a cheese stick- Grilled Mozzarella Cheese Sandwich

1 egg, beaten
 2 tablespoons of Italian Bread Crumbs
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1/8 tsp. oregano
1 to 2 tablespoons butter, for frying
2 -slices bread  (I used honey-wheat)
2 to 3 slices of Mozzarella (depends on how gooey you like it)

Break egg into a wide shallow bowl, beat lightly with a fork.  Combine the next five ingredients in a different bowl, stir to combine.  Put the butter in a frying pan and melt over medium-high heat.  Dip the bread in egg, then in your dry seasoning.  Place in your hot skillet battered side down; place cheese slices on bread and fry until golden brown. Assemble your sandwich and enjoy.

Makes one sandwich 
Serve with marinara sauce on the side, optional

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Simple Tuna Salad

It's been so hot in the south - who wants to cook? Not this earthling. :)  I say that because; We're going to have solar plasma spewing at us tonight.  Well, not technically right at us.  Sounds Sci-Fi,  doesn't it.
Here's the link if you're interested. 

So, as I was saying ... lets have something light, cool and refreshing tonight.  And those of you lucky enough to see the Northern Lights ... Happy stargazing and enjoy!

Tuna Salad with Swiss Cheese & Crackers - for one

6 oz. canned Solid White Albacore Tuna in water, drained & flaked
Drizzle of olive oil
1/2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped
1/2 tsp. fresh chives, chopped
1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Couple dashes of celery seed
Mayo, to taste
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Swiss Cheese & Crackers

Combine drained tuna in a small bowl, drizzle with olive oil.  Add dill, chives, lemon juice, celery seed and mayo; mix well.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  Serve with Swiss Cheese and crackers.   

Makes an excellent light meal or snack for one.

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