Month: March 2019

Crock Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

Crock Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

Crock Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese This is one of my favorite things!  Mine came out a little drier then I wanted it, but I think if you add maybe an extra 1/2 cup of milk, you’ll be okay. That’s what I’ll do next time […]

Crock Pot Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions

Crock Pot Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions

Crock Pot Kielbasa, Peppers and Onions I’ve seen alot of people just serve this up in a bowl. Sometimes with some rice or noodles.  I prefer to leave my Kielbasa in one piece and then put it in a heavy duty sub or hoagie roll […]

Crock Pot Frito Pies

Crock Pot Frito Pies

Crock Pot Frito Pies

I love Frito Pies! They’re quick, easy and they’ll fill you up.  This version is great if you want to get everything ready ahead of time so all you have to do is to dish it up.

Crock Pot Frito Pies
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 8
Adapted from the Magical Slow Cooker
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground beef, browned and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (15 oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (15 oz) cans pinto beans, drained
  • 2 (1.25 oz) packages taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • A large bag of Fritos
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese
  • diced red onion
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Add the browned ground beef, Ro-Tel, diced tomates, pinto beans, taco seasoning mixes and tomato paste to the crock pot. Stir it to mix rather well.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours without opening the lid.
  3. Stir and ladle over Fritos. Garnish with cheese, red onion and a dollop of sour cream.

 

Crock Pot Sour Cream Beef Stroganoff

Crock Pot Sour Cream Beef Stroganoff

Crock Pot Sour Cream Beef Stroganoff I love crock pot recipes. With my Instant Pot, I can use it as a pressure cooker or a crock pot.  I’m getting alot of use out of the Instant Pot! Crock Pot Sour Cream Beef Stroganoff Recipe Type: […]

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken & Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken & Rice

Instant Pot Cajun Chicken & Rice The recipe doesn’t call for the smoked sausage, but I had some leftover in the fridge, so sliced it up and tossed it in. You won’t believe how good this is!  It made enough for hubby and I to […]

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

I love these casseroles. They’re so easy to put together and you get a whole meal in one dish.

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole
Recipe Type: Casserole
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 6
Recipe adapted from: thisisnotdietfood.com
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 4 oz pkg garlic flavored instant mashed potatoes
  • small can mixed vegetables
  • 1 lb ground beef, extra lean
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese blend, shredded
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring water and milk to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in instant mashed potato powder. Set aside. Stir in mixed vegetables.
  4. In large mixing bowl combine ground beef, onions, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce using your hands.
  5. Add bread crumbs and egg to the meat mixture and continue mixing it with your hands.
  6. Press the meat mixture evenly into an 8 inch square baking dish.
  7. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meat using a rubber spatula.
  8. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top followed by the bacon bits.
  9. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

 

Chicken Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust

Chicken Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust

Chicken Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust Hubby and I just love chicken pot pie. This one is a nice change from the regular crust. Chicken Pot Pie with Stuffing Crust Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 25 […]

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo This is absolutely scrumptious! I served mine with rice. Instant Pot Chicken Adobo Recipe Type: Cuban Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 6 Recipe adapted from melaniecooks.com Ingredients 2 […]

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

I love my Instant Pot! Everything I’ve made comes out so good and your meal is done quick. So, if you’re running short on time, you can still make a nice dinner.

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 4
Recipe adapted from: wholesomerecipebox.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions cut into slim wedges
  • 4 boneless butterfly pork chops
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot OR cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. Brown onions and pork: Set instant pot to sauté. Add butter and cook onions until softened. Push to one side and add chops to brown. Season with salt and pepper as they cook.
  2. Add sauce: Switch off instant pot. Add beef stock and Worcestershire sauce, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the instant pot.
  3. Pressure cook: Close instant pot and set valve to sealing. Choose “pressure cook” for 10 minutes. After cooking time is up, do a natural pressure release for 5 minutes, then manually release remaining pressure and open.
  4. Thicken: For a thicker sauce, remove chops form instant pot and cover to keep warm. Set instant pot to sauté and simmer sauce for a few minutes. If desired, add a slurry of arrowroot and water (or your preferred thickener).
  5. Add cream: Switch off instant pot and let it cool down for a few seconds. Stir in sour cream. Serve sauce over chops.

 

Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Rolls

Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Rolls

Ham, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Rolls I haven’t made these yet, but they are on the agenda for the next weekend. They look really good and would probably be a great way to use some leftover ham if you didn’t want to buy any deli […]

Ham & Potato Frittata

Ham & Potato Frittata

Ham & Potato Frittata This is great for a Sunday brunch or any brunch.  I’ve even made it for a weeknight supper. Ham & Potato Frittata Recipe Type: Breakfast Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 […]

Toasted Walnut Bread

Toasted Walnut Bread

Toasted Walnut Bread

I know! You all are probably thinking that this should have been in my Christmas recipes.  It’s good any time of the year. 

Toasted Walnut Bread
Recipe Type: Quick Breads
Cuisine: American
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted*
Instructions
  1. Grease the bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides of an 8 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pan; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the egg, milk and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool.
  5. *Toasting nuts: Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until a light golden brown. Stir once or twice while baking.

 

Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Macaroon Kiss Cookies You just have to make some of these!  They’re perfect for Easter treats. Macaroon Kiss Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 1 hour 20 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 1 hour 32 mins Serves: 48 […]

Dutch Split Pea Soup

Dutch Split Pea Soup

1 lb. split peas 2 quarts water 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. leaf thyme (crushed) 2 whole cloves 1 large onion 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (3 cups) 1/2 lb. cooked ham, diced 1/2 lb. smoked sausage […]

Butternut Squash Casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups butternut squash, cooked

Topping:

1/2 cup crisp rice cereal

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup pecans, chopped

2 Tbsp. butter

Cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs, milk & vanilla. Stir in squash. It’ll be thin.

Pour into greased 11 x 7 x 2-inch pan.  Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes or until set.

Combine topping. Sprinkle on casserole. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbly.

Gur Cake

Gur Cake

Gur Cake Here’s another recipe I haven’t tried yet. But, I’m planning on it. It sounds really good. Gur Cake Recipe Type: Dessert Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients 12 ounces […]

Irish Potato Pie

Irish Potato Pie

Irish Potato Pie I haven’t made this yet, but I fully intend to before St. Patrick’s Day.  I think it would be great with a meatloaf. Irish Potato Pie Recipe Type: Side Dish Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 55 […]

Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

Irish Potato Candy

These are so good!  They’re easy to make and it makes up quite a bit.

Irish Potato Candy
Recipe Type: Candy
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 30
Original recipe found here: https://homemadehooplah.com/irish-potato-candy/
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 16 oz powdered sugar about 4 cups
  • 7 oz sweetened flaked coconut 2 1/2 cups
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and add ground cinnamon to a small bowl. Set both aside.
  2. Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), cream together butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until smooth, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add vanilla extract, then beat for 30 seconds.
  4. Keeping speed on low, slowly scoop in powdered sugar, adding about 1/3 to 1/2 cup at a time and beating thoroughly between each addition.
  5. Turn off mixer and remove bowl. Pour in flaked coconut and use a spatula (or your hands) to knead the ingredients together.
  6. Using a 1 teaspoon cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll it between your hands to form a ball. Drop the ball in the small bowl of cinnamon and roll to coat. Place finished candy ball on prepared baking sheet. Repeat this step until all dough has been used.
  7. Place dough in the freezer and let chill for 1 hour or until the candy has set. If desired, roll candy in cinnamon again for a fresh, powdery coat.
  8. Serve candy immediately. Candy can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

 

Irish Potato Bread

Irish Potato Bread

Irish Potato Bread This is one I haven’t tried yet, but I think I will before St. Patrick’s Day. It sure looks good! Irish Potato Bread Recipe Type: Bread Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 1 […]

Irish Honeycomb Candy

Irish Honeycomb Candy

Irish Honeycomb Candy  (Yellow Man) I’ve never had this, but it looks like it would be easy to make. I like the part where you would have to break it up with a hammer. Irish Honeycomb Candy Recipe Type: Candy Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell […]

Irish Coffee Cake Scones

Irish Coffee Cake Scones

Irish Coffee Cake Scones

I love these for breakfast.  They’re just right with coffee or tea.

Irish Coffee Cake Scones
Recipe Type: Bread
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 12
Adapted from this recipe: https://www.seasonlycreations.com/irish-coffee-cake-scones/
Ingredients
  • Coffee Cake Topping
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar (or 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • Scones
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (or thick sour milk)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour, set aside
Instructions
  1. Coffee Crumb Mixture
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl. Mix together, using a fork, until butter is fully incorporated.
  3. Scones
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Whisk together one egg and two tablespoons of milk for the egg wash and set aside.
  5. Whisk flour, sugars, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk other two eggs, almond extract and buttermilk.
  7. Using a fork or a pastry cutter, incorporate the butter into the flour mixture until medium sized crumbs appear. Stir in the raisins. Do not over mix.
  8. Add buttermilk mixture to the dry mixture and stir until the dough starts to stay together.
  9. On a cutting board, place the two tablespoons of flour on the surface. Turn dough out onto the surface. Cut the dough into two equal halves. If necessary, knead each portion of the dough to keep it together. Try not to knead the dough too much or it’ll get tough.
  10. Using your hands, shape each half into a circle, about 5 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall. Cut each circle into six wedges.
  11. Carefully move each scone onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  12. Brush tops of scones with egg wash mixture. Add coffee crumb mixture by the tablespoon on top of each scone.
  13. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Serve immediately or allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

 

Cork County Irish Bread

Cork County Irish Bread

Cork Country Irish Bread I love it when St. Patrick’s Day rolls around. There’s so many great recipes. Of course, you don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day.  This is another recipe for Irish Soda Bread. Cork County Irish Bread Recipe Type: Bread Cuisine: […]

Irish Chicken

Irish Chicken

Irish Chicken This is sooooooo good!  It’s one of those recipes that you’ll want for a special Sunday dinner. Irish Chicken Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins […]

Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

Guinness Irish Stew

My mother would usually make this with lamb. But here in Texas lamb is quite expensive. So, I usually make it with beef. It’s good no matter what you use.

Guinness Irish Stew
Recipe Type: Stews
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Marsha Powell
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Serves: 6
Adapted from the recipe at: https://keviniscooking.com/guinness-irish-stew/
Ingredients
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs lamb shoulder or beef chuck cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion large chopped (white or brown)
  • 3 leeks
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 22 oz Guinness Beer (See Note 1 and 2)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 potatoes peeled and cut into 2″ pieces
  • 3 sprigs thyme or sub with 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
Instructions
  1. Peel and cut up carrots and potatoes, mince garlic. Trim root end off leeks, strip off tough greens. Cut leeks lengthwise and rinse any grit off under water. Slice into 1/2″ pieces. Cut the lamb into 2″ chunks. Pat dry and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a Dutch oven or heavy based pot over high heat. Add lamb in batches and brown well all over. Remove to plate and repeat with remaining lamb. Set aside.
  3. Lower heat to medium and add remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add onion and leek, cook for 3 minutes until softened, then add garlic, cook 2 minutes. Stir flour into the vegetable mixture and cook for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add Guinness beer (See Note 1 and 2), stirring and scraping up browned bits on bottom of pan then add beef broth.
  5. Return browned lamb to the pot, including any juices, along with carrots, potatoes and thyme tied with kitchen twine.
  6. If lamb and vegetables are not fully covered add enough water to do so. Cover, bring to a boil, stir then lower heat so it is bubbling gently. Cook 2 hours then remove lid and simmer for 30 minutes more until lamb falls apart and the sauce has reduced and thickened.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove thyme bundle and serve with crusty bread.
  8. Notes
  9. Substitute Guinness beer using 2 1/2 cups water mixed with 2 beef boullion cubes and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Not the same, but will due. See below regarding alcohol burned off if concerned.
  10. When slow-cooking food in beer at a low simmer for several hours most of the alcohol will evaporate away. The boiling point of alcohol is 173°F which is lower than that of water, 212°F.

 

Stout Meatloaf

Stout Meatloaf

Stout Meatloaf More Irish recipes for you. This one is really good. It’s a nice moist meatloaf.  I usually serve it with macaroni & cheese and a green veggie. Stout Meatloaf Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Irish Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: […]