Time to Cook!
October 12, 2010
In our culture as in most we celebrate with food.
Small or large gatherings of family and friends, often mean tables full crock pots and Rotel.
I have several cookbooks that are my favorites, here are a few.
Taste of Home's 5-Ingredient Cookbook
Bacon wrapped smokies has (3) ingredients
1 pkg of Smokies ,1 lb of Bacon, & 1 cup of Brown sugar
Cut the bacon in half widthwise. Wrap the bacon around the smokies. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake @ 400 degrees for 20 min, or until bacon is crisp. These little treats are a hit every time
Pillsbury Fast Slow Cooker Cookbook
AHHHHH! The smell of stew or soup that has been cooking in the crock pot all day says delicious comfort food after a long day at work or a long day of shopping and errands.
Autumn Pork Roast Dinner
1/3/4 to rolled boneless pork lion
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 lg. dark-orange sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, sliced, separated into rings
¾ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 qt. apple juice (4cups)
Sprinkle pork roast with salt and pepper. In 3 ½ to 4qt slow-cooker, place pork. Place sliced sweet potatoes on top of pork. Top with onion. Sprinkle with thyme. Pour apple juice over onion. Cove; cook on low heat setting for at least 8 hours or until pork is tender. Remove pork and cut into slices serve with potatoes and onions.
Totally Muffins Cookbook
Butter-Dipped Pear Muffins
These muffins would be great with a morning cup of coffee or afternoon tea
2 cups peeled and chopped fresh pears
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter melted and cooled
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups all-purpose flower
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground allspice
3 tablespoons hot melted butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin tins or line with paper cups
In a large bowl, toss pears with ¾ cup sugar. Set aside.
In separate bowl, blend cooled melted butter eggs, and vanilla. In third bowl, combine flour baking powder, soda and salt. Stir in nuts. Stir egg mixture into pears. Sprinkle flour mixture over pear mixture and stir to blend. Spoon into prepared muffin cups and bake 20 min. or until tester comes out clean. Turn out on to rack. In a small shallow bowl mix cinnamon nutmeg and allspice with remaining 1/ cup sugar. When cool enough to handle, dip each muffin top first in hot melted butter then in spice mixture. Serve warm. Makes 9 servings.
Red Bridge Branch