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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Homemade Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 large egg
3/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped
In a large mixing bowl sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another large mixing bowl cream together the granulated sugar and vegetable shortening. Add in the large egg and beat well until blended. Stir the orange juice into the egg mixture in small amounts, stirring after each addition and then beating well. Fold in the chopped nuts and the freshly chopped cranberries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a loaf pan or spray it with non-stick cooking spray, make sure you spray the sides of the pan. Pour bread batter into the loaf pan. Bake in a preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
One of our favorite recipes was her old-fashioned baked beans which are made with molasses to give them that sweet taste that we all love and enjoy. This recipe is easy-to-prepare but does take an hour to bake.
Grandma's Old-Fashioned Baked Beans Recipe
32 oz. can pork and beans in sauce
1/2 cup catsup or chili sauce
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
dash of red pepper sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. brown sugar, firmly packed
6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
2 tablespoons molasses
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine together all of the above ingredients except for the bacon and the 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Place everything but those two ingredients into a large 3 quart casserole baking dish. Arrange the uncooked bacon on top and sprinkle the reserved brown sugar on top of that. Place baking dish into the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until done. Remove and serve immediately.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Arby's KING'S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef Sandwich comes with an extra helping of freshly sliced, juicy roast beef that is piled high on a KING'S HAWAIIAN Bun.
The Arby's KING'S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich is for those who want just a little more to tantalize their taste buds! This one comes stacked with freshly sliced, juicy roast beef that is piled high, topped with delicious Swiss cheese, crunchy pickles and a creamy Dijon spread. Yummy!
Right now BOTH are back for a limited time at participating locations. You can Find an Arby's local to you by visiting their site and typing in your zip code. We have one that is about 2 miles from our home and I am looking forward to going out later this weekend and grabbing a few of them for my family to enjoy.
Earlier this year we picked up a few when we were traveling and on vacation and have been patiently waiting for their return. I like the regular one but hubby goes for the KING'S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich. It's too much of a sandwich for me but he loves it! I like the regular one and then I add some ketchup to it and I am ready to roll!
Want to learn more? You can follow @Arbys over on Twitter and Tweet to them about your favorite Arby's sandwich! They love hearing from their fans!
So, let's hear it!!! How many of you have tried the Arby's KING'S HAWAIIAN Roast Beef Sandwiches before? If so, which one is your favorite? What do you love about them? Come on now, speak up, we want to hear from you!
My husband will be leaving for our vacation to Australia in late January of next year. We will be spending two glorious weeks in the country to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. While vacationing we are hoping to experience a lot of the fine dinning and casual dining options that are available.
We decided that rent a small cottage for the two weeks that we will be visiting and have already decided to get beer delivery from Jim's Cellars since we don't know our way around. Hubby is a beer drinker and it will just be easier to have it delivered than have to run out and get it. I am also thinking about reserving a tour guide for our trip and getting a car rental so that we can get around easily.
Our cottage is lovely and last year friends of ours had rented it themselves and then recommended it to us. It has two small bedrooms, a kitchen & breakfast nook, small living room and 2 full bathrooms with a hot tub! The only thing missing is a big swimming pool!
Right now I am trying to scour the web to find out what types of restaurants are nearby and if any of them deliver gourmet meals. We are hoping to enjoy a few good dinners at the cottage and then the rest of our meals will be spent dinning out. Any suggestions for us?
Once we get back from our trip, I will be baking several blog posts on the places we dined out that had great food and I will include photos of some of the things we got to enjoy while on our trip to Australia. If you have any tips for us, please post them below. Thanks!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This recipe is really easy to prepare, only takes around 20 minutes and makes 5 servings. Great for a quick lunch or dinner. You can find additional delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes by visiting Gorton's online web site.
Gorton's Honey Mustard Beer Batter Fillet Sandwich Recipe
10 Gorton's Beer Batter Fillets
1/2 cup honey mustard
5 sandwich rolls, sliced
10 fresh tomato slices
5 lettuce leaves (we used iceberg lettuce)
Prepare Gorton's Beer Batter Fillets according to the package instructions. (We baked them in the oven). Spread half of the honey mustard on the bottoms of sandwich rolls followed by a lettuce leaf, spread remaining half of honey mustard on the cooked fillets and place 2 cooked fillets on each sandwich.
Place two slices of tomato on each sandwich followed by the remaining half of the sandwich roll. Serve immediately with your favorite sides.