August 31, 2014

Bacon Pecan Waffles Recipe

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This August has been a strange one.  We have been experiencing a thunderstormy end to an adventure filled summer.  The storms have been beautiful..but frightening for my 3 year old.  For the last few weeks every time she hears a noise that is thunderish she covers her ears and cowers.  Try as I might, I cannot get her to stop being frightened.  I tried to explain thunder, I told her what the different not scary sounds were (airplane, garage door opening, etc.), we tried playing games, and more.  But that kid is just scared!

On a less scary note I'm blogging again! Yep, I decided that I had better get back to it because I have been cooking up some delicious delights.  To start things off I am taking a super easy approach to a gourmet breakfast.  Not too long ago I stayed with my sister-in-law and she made some crazy tasty waffles for us.  She added in a little bacon and some chopped walnuts to the batter and they were glorious.  I was wishing that I could have been a pig and eaten all of them.  So I decided I had better make them when I was in the privacy of my own home where I could have seconds...or thirds..

You will need Milk, Bisquick, an Egg, Walnuts, and chopped Bacon.

Mix the Bisquick according to the waffles instructions and finely chop the Walnuts.

Pre-heat you waffle iron and spray it with a little non-stick spray.  Place the waffle mix on the iron and quickly sprinkle with a bit of the bacon and a bit of the Walnuts over the top.  Close and cook as you normally would.

When done add a dollop of butter, drizzle with maple syrup, and enjoy!
The maple syrup adds a gooey richness to the waffles that can't be beat.  These waffles have a fun savory nutty flavor that really gets you going in the morning.  Very filling and perfect for a busy day.  They are also perfect when you want breakfast for dinner.  Give them a try, you won't be disappointed! Pin It

February 12, 2014

Easy Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

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Comfort food alert!

Be warned that I am about to give you one of my very favorite recipes.  Not only does this whip up quickly and easily...but it is so delicious that it will blow your socks off!

Nothing says comfort food to me more than biscuits and sausage gravy.  My Grandmother and my Mother made this dish a favorite by cooking it all through my childhood.  I can still count on an amazing breakfast of biscuits and gravy when I visit my Grandmother.

Did I mention that this is super easy to make and a favorite weeknight meal for me?  Give it a try and you'll be in sausage gravy heaven!

I think this meal requires Pillsbury Grands refrigerated biscuit dough and Jimmy Dean Sage flavored sausage.  They are basically best friends when hugged with gravy.  No need to slave over making fancy homemade biscuits..but if you do I'm sure they would be delicious, too!


Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe

1 can refrigerated Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
1 Package Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage
1/2 C Flour
3 C Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook the Biscuits as directed on the package.  I usually start pre-heating the oven when I begin browning the sausage and put them in the oven when I start the gravy.  This will give you hot gravy and hot biscuits every time.

In a large skillet brown and crumble the sausage.  Once the sausage is browned add in the flour and seasoning, stirring it well and cook for a couple of minutes.  My Grandmother likes to add a little Lemon Pepper but my Mother is a purist with just Salt & Pepper.  Add the milk and stir until combined.  Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer until it reaches your desired Gravy thickness.

Split the cooked biscuits in half and top with plenty of the decadent Gravy and Enjoy!

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January 11, 2014

Two Ingredient Crockpot Beef Recipe

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When I first saw this recipe floating around online I was very skeptical.  I couldn't believe that something so simple could end up tasting good.  Two ingredients!!  No way, that can't be!

Being the daring individual that I am, I decided to give the impossible a try!  And, wouldn't you know it...this really is simple and delicious!  I am a true believer that you can make something awesome with just a crockpot and two ingredients.  I found the recipe here where they were calling it the "Best Crock Pot Recipe.. Ever."

All you need is a Roast and a bottle of sliced Peppers.  Just put the roast and the whole can of peppers including the juice in a crock pot.  Set to Low and cook for 8 hours.  Easy as pie!  I didn't even Salt & Pepper the meat, which made me nervous.  But, the peppers and their juices just made that meat turn its tasty on!  When the meat is done you can just use two forks to shred the meat.

I decided to use my meat in a sandwich.  I just got a roll, which I sliced in half and toasted with a little butter on a skillet, I then added a little mustard and mayo to one side and a Laughing Cow wedge to the other.  The Laughing Cow was so creamy and delicious on this sandwich!  Then I added plenty of meat and peppers.

Super yummy!  Did I mention that it was wicked easy, too?

2 Ingredient Crockpot Beef Recipe
Source:  Three Peas in My Little pod

Beef Roast (mine was about 3 lbs)
Bottle of Sliced Peppers

Add Beef and Peppers, along with the juice, to the slow cooker and cook on Low for 8 hours.  When done the tender meat can be shredded with two forks.

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