Thursday, March 27, 2014

Easy Southern Squash with Onions

I love squash stewed down with onions in butter. I grew up on this dish and of all the ways I eat squash this is my favorite and I might add easiest squash recipe. For years I did not cook with onions because Honey had problems with them, but lately he is doing much better and I have put onions in everything to make up for lost time and just in case I have to quit again!

If you can't have the onions it's still good but there something about adding a big ole onion to this dish that makes it delish!

 Easy Southern Squash with Onions

2 lbs Yellow Crookneck Squash
1/2 stick of butter
1 large onion
salt and pepper to taste

Add butter to a no stick pan and melt on low. While butter is melting wash squash well, cut off ends and chop it into small pieces. Peel and chop onion into small pieces.

Add to pan and mix well so that it is covered in the butter. Cook on medium heat covered until vegetables are tender. Then I like to turn up the heat and brown it real well, that's the reason I suggest a no stick pan.

*To make it just a little less calories I added about 2 tablespoons of olive oil and not so much butter to this recipe.

A great side dish with any meal!

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Own Ranch Salad Dressing

Tonight is Grilled Fish and Salad night. Honey decided this morning that he seriously wants to loose weight so here we go on a new adventure.

I am making homemade Ranch dressing to go on a Wedge salad. Yuumm I'm ready to eat now!

I am starting with Penzeys Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Base, have you ever tried Penzeys spices? If not you must. A few months ago Honey and I was talking about how my cooking seems to get better and better. Later that night I was thinking what makes it better I use the same recipes over and over then it hit me I have been buying Penzys spices for a while now. I use them as I run out of my old spices and yes, they are better! Check out Penzeys spices HERE.

My Own Ranch Salad Dressing

1 TBLS Penzeys Butter Milk Ranch Dressing Base
1 TBLS water
1/4 cup mayonaisse
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup skim milk or milk of your choice

To begin mix base well in water and let set for five minutes. Wisk this into mayonaisse and sour cream. Add milk and blend well. Store in refrigerator and shake well before using.

To make buttermilk ranch substitute milk for buttermilk.

You may double this recipe if you want. I made it for two people and had rather make fresh each time.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Purdue Gluten Free Chicken Tender Review

Have you tried Purdue Gluten Free Breaded Chicken tenders? I love having something on hand for when Honey is out of town. Yes, I cook from scratch but when cooking for one it's just not as much fun. Also let's face it there are times in our crazy lifestyle that we don't have time for thawing, breading and baking chicken tenders.

These are breaded and all you have to do is place them in the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes. They come out perfect every time and taste great too!

So go buy you some today I bought mine out our local Wal-mart.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Country Style Beef and Broccoli

When asking Honey what he wanted for supper he asked me to take some steak cut it up and make beef and broccoli over rice. I have made a recipe similar to this many times in the past but as I started cooking this recipe took on a personality of it's own and I Honey loved it!!!

Country Style Beef and Broccoli

1 pound cheap steak of your choice or more if you like a lot of meat
3 Tbls olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper or more if you like
1 large Sweet Bell Pepper
1 small onion
3/4 cup beef broth, divided
1 TBLS beef gravy mix, I use gf
17 oz Baby Broccoli Florets, I use frozen
1 TBLS corn starch

Cut steak in strips, salt and pepper. Saute steak, pepper and onion in oil until steak is light brown. Set to the side. Add 1/2 cup beef broth and gravy mix to pan, heat then add broccoli. Cook until bubbles and add back meat mixture to pan. In the meantime stir corn starch into the rest of the beef broth. When the vegetables look as done as you want them add the corn starch mixture to your pan and watch closely as it will thick quickly creating a glaze over the meat and vegetable mixture.

Add soy sauce if you want before eating and eat over hot rice.

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