Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homemade chai tea

sharing one of my favorite tea's.I enjoy this so much as the weather starts getting cooler,

,Enjoy everyone and have a great weekend

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.

Super easy chicken chili

sharing one of my favorite meals to make as the weather starts getting cooler
this fall...i hope everyone is doing great and having a nice week.Enjoy

Super Easy Chicken Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (15.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat torn into bite-size pieces
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, great Northern beans, chopped chiles, and torn chicken. Season with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium-high to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in sour cream and simmer for 5 minutes. To serve, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

sugar free peanut butter cookies

Sugar free peanut butter cookies

i love making these they are so good

I hope everyone is doing well.and has a great weekend

cup granulated sugar ( i use Ideal sugar free sweetner and Ideal brown sugar blend
cup packed brown sugar
cup peanut butter
cup shortening
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

southern life

If you want a glimpse of Southern life, Come close and walk with me; I'll tell you all the simple things, That you are sure to see. You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees, Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees; Caterpillars on the step, Wooden porches cleanly swept; Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines
Rocking chairs and front yard swings
Junebugs flying on a string
Turnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecue Fried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes, Fried pies and pickles too. There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet, And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake, And fresh young boys on the make. You'll see all these things And much, much more, In a way of life, that I adore.

Cinnamon spiced coffee

Cinnamon spiced coffee
My favorite coffee in the mornings with breakfast
Hope everyone is having a great week

2/3 cup MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar or firmly packed brown sugar Or sugar free sweetner
I use Splenda or splenda brown sugar )
6 cups cold water
Place coffee and cinnamon in filter in brew basket of coffee maker. Place sugar in bottom of carafe of coffee maker.
Fill coffee maker with water; brew. When brewing is complete; stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
Serve immediately with milk and additional sugar, if desired.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

slow cooker pinto beans

One of my favorite slow cooker recipe for pinto beans
Enjoy :)
Slow cooker pinto beans
S1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon chili powder1
teaspoon dried oregano 5 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
(I cooked my bacon first, but you don't have to)
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2 cups water
2 cups of chicken stock
1 onion, chopped
Garlic salt
Season salt
fresh cracked pepper
Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans in a strainer and rinse with cool water. Dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.
Add bacon and minced garlic to slow cooker with beans. Add about 2 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken stock, or until beans are covered. Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well.
Season, to taste, with garlic salt, season salt and pepper. Cover the pot, and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5-6 hours.
Serve with cornbread.

Green Tomato Relish

The best green tomato relish i have ever had

this recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother


24 large green tomatoes
3 red bell peppers, halved and seeded
3 green bell peppers, halved and seeded
12 large onions
3 tablespoons celery seed
3 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon salt
5 cups white sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
In a grinder or food processor, coarsely grind tomatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and onions. (You may need to do this in batches.) Line a large colander with cheesecloth, place in sink or in a large bowl, and pour in tomato mixture to drain for 1 hour.
In a large, non-aluminum stockpot, combine tomato mixture, celery seed, mustard seed, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Sterilize enough jars and lids to hold relish (12 one-pint jars, or 6 one-quart jars). Pack relish into sterilized jars, making sure there are no spaces or air pockets. Fill jars all the way to top. Screw on lids.
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with boiling water. Carefully lower jars into pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary, until tops of jars are covered by 2 inches of water. Bring water to a full boil, then cover and process for 30 minutes.
Remove jars from pot and place on cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press top of each lid with finger, ensuring that seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Relish can be stored for up to a year.

Grandma's buttermilk cornbread

My favorite Southern buttermilk cornbread

great with Pinto beans and green tomato relish


Have a great week everyone

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees . Grease an 8 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Peach muffins

A easy muffin recipe great for Breakfast or a evening snack
enjoy everyone...and have a great weekend
1 3/4 c. sifted flour
1 cup sugar (I use the sugar free sweetner Ideal for baking )
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 c. corn oil
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. pureed fresh or well drained peaches
2 tbsp. sugar1 tsp. cinnamon
Spray 12 (2 1/2") muffin pan cups. Mix all ingredients. Sprinkle with topping and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes. If too brown cover with foil. Run knife around and cool on rack.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fresh apple cobbler

I went too the apple orchard today and bought some apples

so for dessert tonight after Dinner I'm making fresh apple cobbler

such a yummy dessert.enjoy everyone

4 cups of sliced apples (about 5 apples)

*1/2 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of pecans or walnuts,

divided1 cup of self rising flour

1 cup of sugar

1/3 cup of butter

, melted1/2 cup of milk

1 egg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Melt butter and set aside to cool.In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon and half of the pecans. Peel, core and slice apples. Place apples into the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour and sugar. To that, add the butter, milk and egg and mix together until well blended. Pour over the apples and sprinkle the top with the other half of the pecans.Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes to one hour or until golden brown. Serve warm with a dollop of cream

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Such a yummy easy side dish .enjoy everyone
I hope you are having a great week

5 potatoes
3 eggs
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Candied Apples

Candied apples

1 package cinnamon candies (1 to 1-1/2 cups)
4-5 apples, peeled and chopped (about three cups chopped)
1/4 Cup butter
Place apples in a large skillet. Pour candies over them and add butter. Place over medium high heat and cook, stirring often, until candies are all melted. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until apples are fork tender. Serve hot or cold

Such a easy side dish,enjoy everyone

Saturday, September 11, 2010

home made pancakes

Easy Home made pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
I serve mine with surgar free syrup too . enjoy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

easy swedish meatballs

Such a easy swedish meatball recipe.I made these for
Dinner this evening so good.Enjoy

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, and milk. Season with parsley, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Mix well with your hands. Shape into walnut-size balls, and place on baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Turn frequently so they brown evenly on all sides.
To make the sauce: In a saucepan, combine oil, flour, paprika, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium heat until sizzling. Stir in hot water and sour cream until smooth and heated through.
When meatballs have cooked 30 minutes, pour sauce over the top, and return to the oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with Egg noodles

Sunday, September 5, 2010

sugar free southern buttermilk pie

such a easy southern dessert,and sugar free as well.enjoy

Have a great week everyone

Southern Buttermilk Pie

3 eggs (or 4 eggs for less sweet version)
1 cup sugar ( I use the Sugar free sweetner Ideal ,it is great for baking
2 tablespoons flour, plus a little for dusting
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk for less sweet version)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs slightly and add sugar and flour. Then add melted butter and mix well. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix.
Dust the unbaked pie shell with a little bit of flour. Pour batter into shell, and then sprinkle a little more flour on top.
Bake at 325 degrees until the custard is set, approximately 1 hour.

Friday, September 3, 2010

chocolate egg cream

Chocolate Egg Cream

such a yummy beverage.i have never had one until a few weeks ago,i friend of mine from

New York told me about them and how to make a egg cream .oh my soo yummy .enjoy

1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 cup cold milk
2/3 cup carbonated water, chilled
Pour chocolate syrup into chilled large glass. Gently stir in milk. Holding the carbonated water about 5 inches from the top of the glass, slowly pour into the glass until a thick foam comes to the top of the glass.
Using a long swizzle stick, stir the mixture once quickly, make sure the foam does not bubble over the glass. Serve immediately.