Chicken Shwarma in the Slow Cooker

I ran across a recipe for Chicken Shwarma on the blog, Jersey Girl Cooks.  Lisa roasted her chicken in the oven and it looks fabulous.  But being the lazy cook that I am, I decided this would work in the slow cooker.

Hot dog!  I was right!  My family loved this meal and I know I’ll be making it again.

I only made minor alterations to Lisa’s recipe.  I changed the cooking method and more than doubled the recipe so it would feed my family.  I never could find tahini, so I served it with cucumber-yogurt sauce instead.  If I ever find tahini paste (Walmart, are you listening?) I’m going to try Lisa’s sauce.

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Goat Cheese Biscuits

I have been so excited to share this recipe with you.  In early March, I visited a friend in Chicago and she took me to Table Fifty Two.  The food in that restaurant has a decidedly Southern flair.   Chef Art Smith has been a personal chef to Oprah.  Now he creates dishes such as Fried Green Tomatoes with Feta, Pancetta, Red Onion Marmalade and Kalamata Olive – Amazing!

We sat in the main room of the restaurant where Goat Cheese Biscuit dough was being poured into hot iron skillets and baked in a brick oven.  Our server brought us a serving of the biscuits to share.  Oh my!  They are light, with herbs and goat cheese inside and buttery Parmesan topping.

As my friend and I savored these biscuits and I watched the process of making them, I was pretty sure I could recreate the recipe at home.  And I was right.

These would be perfect for an Easter dinner or brunch.  And they are easy to make too.  The dough is similar to drop biscuits and it can be baked in an iron skillet, ramekins or muffins tins.   Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more...]

Make Your Own: Cornbread Muffin Mix

Cornbread muffins are an easy way to round out a meal.  I decided to save a few steps by making my own mix.

One note: Don’t leave out the butter when you mix them up.  We had company the other day and I served these muffins.  Right before we sat down to eat, I discovered the melted butter that was supposed to be in the muffins sitting in the microwave instead.

Please tell me I’m not the only one to have trouble talking and cooking at the same time!  I once melted a Tupperware bowl in the oven because I was talking on the phone and not paying attention.  I meant to turn the oven on to about 200 degrees and then turn it off again, to rise some bread dough.  The key is turning the oven off!

I’d love to hear your stories of distractions that led to cooking disasters!  But first, let’s get to the recipe.  Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more...]

Cornbread Muffins

Does anything round out a meal as well as cornbread?  Maybe it’s just my Kentucky roots.  (My mom’s family is from Kentucky, so I can claim that.)  Or the fact that we’ve lived here for 20 years.

Or maybe cornbread just really does round out a meal better than most anything else.

Usually, I make Southern Cornbread or Cheddar Muffins or sometimes, Hoe Cakes.  This time I wanted a muffin without the cheddar.  And I wanted a little sweetness. (I actually put a bit of sugar in the cornbread.  Like a Northerner!)

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Whole Wheat Biscuits

My mom calls these graham biscuits.  They are a bit heartier than the white flour version and taste wonderful with honey.  The ugly one in the picture is on purpose.  Jim really likes the “mutt” – pieces of dough left over that I press gently together.

Biscuits are simple to make.  The whole wheat version is made just like regular biscuits. [Read more...]

Scrambled Eggs and Peppers

scrambled eggs and peppers done

This is more of a method than a recipe.  We ate it for dinner, but if you like a big breakfast, this would be great in the morning.

I used red and yellow bell peppers, onions and Italian blend cheese.  It paired up perfectly with biscuits.

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Sweet Potato Fries

sweet potato fries done

I have wanted to make these for a long time.  I’m not sure what I was waiting for.  They are delicious!

We ate them alongside grilled hamburgers with plenty of bbq sauce dripping off the burgers.  Yum!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Hoe Cakes

hoe cake done

Dick stole the hoe cake

Ran through the meadow with it

Hid it in a brush pile

And swore he never meddled with it

From Granny Will Your Dog Bite and Other Mountain Rhymes

Hoe cakes are just another way to fix your cornbread, a good variation on a mealtime staple.  When I was growing up, we ate them just like cornbread but you can also have them with syrup if you like.

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic.  They’re very easy to make.  These are a basic, nothing fancy version.  It’s really more of a method than a recipe. [Read more...]

Potato Soup

potato soup ingr

Cool weather is creeping in on us.  It’s time to pull on a sweater and pull out the soup recipes.  This potato soup is not fancy or dressed up.  It’s comforting, like your favorite sweat shirt.  Warm, nourishing, inexpensive, quick and easy.  Add hot Cornbread or Graham Muffins and you have a homemade meal in less than 30 minutes.

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