Saturday, July 26, 2014

Creamy Peach Coffee Cake

2 cups peaches
3 tablespoons craisins
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking sodas
2 tablespoons ground flax seed 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 cup butter
Pinch of salt

1 egg
1/2 cup butter milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour

1/3 cup butterscotch chips

In a sauce pan add the peaches and milk bring to a boil over medium heat. Next add the sugar and the craisins. Simmer for 5 minted. Then turn off the heat. 

In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Cut the butter into small cubes. Use a fork or pastry cutter to work the butter into the flour. It should resemble course crumbs. Add a pinch of salt. 

Beat the egg and buttermilk together. Add all at once to the flour. Add the flax and the cinnamon. Mix well.

In a small bowl. Add 1/4 flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar and  butter. Use a knife or pastry cutter to work the butter in. It should look like peas when complete.  

Grease a 8x8 dish. Add the batter speed to the edges. Add the peaches.

Add the streusel to the top. 

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Baked Macaroni and Beef

1 pound ground beef browned.
1 package mac and cheese make to package directions
1 can peas drained
4 Roma tomatoes chopped
1 can mushrooms
1 can cream of celery soup
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
 1/2 cup chopped onion and bell pepper mixed
salt and pepper
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Brown the ground beef breaking it up and crumbling while it's cooking add the in the seasons. Next add the drained peas the mushrooms with the can juices and the tomatoes. Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Pour into a casserole dish top with the mac and cheese then the mozzarella cheese and the bread crumbs

Bake at 375 until the top is golden brown.

Maple Pork Chops and Biscuits

OK, I admit it. Betty Crocker is one of my favorites when I need a new idea for dinner. This is a slow cooker recipe that is really good.

I added my special touch of course...

·         1 Tablespoon butter
·         5 Pork chops (3/4 inch thick) Salt and pepper to taste
·         1 /2Pound carrots cut is small pieces
·         1 Can (10.2 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (5 biscuits), or make your own.
·         2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
·         2 Tablespoons chopped onion
·         3/4 Cup maple-flavored syrup
  • Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops in oil until browned on both sides. Place pork chops in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange carrots around pork chops. Sprinkle the chives over the top. Cover with foil. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Move pork chops carrots to one side of pan; drain and discard drippings. Separate dough into 5 biscuits; arrange in pan next to pork chops and carrots. Drizzle syrup over everything.
  • Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until biscuits are golden brown and pork chops are no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F, cand the carrots are tender. To serve, spoon liquid in pan over pork chops and carrots. If desired, brush biscuits with additional syrup.