Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Washinton State Potato Recipes

Lasagna Primavera

Campbell's Lasagna Primavera Recipe

New Year's Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas

Recipe: New Year's Southern Style Black-Eyed Peas

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 1 hour 30 min |Yield: About 6 to 8 servings

  • 1/4 pound of bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 of a medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of chopped celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Leftover diced ham and/or a ham bone or ham hocks, if ya got it
  • About 2 quarts of hot water (can also use chicken broth or stock)
  • 1 pound of dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
  • 1 to 2 jalapenos, ribs and seeds removed and chopped, or to taste, optional
  • Couple pinches of kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Additional water or chicken broth or stock, if needed

In a tall stockpot cook the bacon until done but not crisp; add the onion, bell pepper, and celery to the rendered bacon fat and cook just until tender. Add the garlic and cook another minute or so. If you have some leftover ham, add it here also and cook it until browned. Toss the peas in the pot and sort of stir fry them with the veggies for a bit. Then slowly begin adding the hot water, stirring in as you do, and bring it up to a full boil. 

If you're lucky enough to have a ham bone, stick it in there after you add the water but before you add the peas, reduce heat to medium and allow the ham bone to cook by itself for about an hour to deepen the stock. Once that cooks (or if you don't happen to have a ham bone) go ahead and just add the dried peas and then the jalapeno, salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning and bay leaves. Then bring it all to a boil.

Reduce to a medium simmer and partially cover, cooking for about 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until peas are tender and creamy. Add additional chicken stock or water only if necessary to slightly thin out. Serve over hot cooked rice (that's how we do it down here) or stir them into the rice if ya like! Add a side of some Southern Skillet Cornbread and you've pretty much rounded this meal out.

And, of course, if you're cooking these for your New Year's Day meal, don't forget to eat your cabbage or maybe some collard greens too!

Cook's Notes: This is the same basic recipe that I use for all of the southern peas I cook. Southern peas cover a wide range and are sometimes referred to as cowpeas because they were used as fodder for livestock in years past. The most popular southern peas include black-eyed peas, pink eyes, crowder peas, field peas, cream peas and purple hull peas, but just about any kind of bean can also be seasoned in this manner. 

Source: http://deepsouthdish.com

Deluxe Cocktail Sausages

Deluxe Cocktail Sausages
Gooseberry Patch

This recipe was shared with us by our friend Carrie Helke from Schofield, Wisconsin. Carrie says, "These are a deliciously sweet and savory appetizer...a perfect start to any get-together. You might want to think about doubling the recipe, because they're going to go quick."
1/2 c. butter
3 T. brown sugar, packed
3 T. honey
1/2 c. chopped pecans
8-oz. tube refrigerated crescent rolls, separated
24 smoked cocktail sausages

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. As oven is warming, melt butter in oven in a 13"x9" glass baking pan. When butter is melted, add brown sugar, honey and pecans; stir to coat bottom of the pan. Slice each crescent roll triangle into thirds. Roll each smaller triangle around one sausage. Place on butter mixture, seam-side down. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden. Makes 2 dozen.

Parmesan Cauliflower Tater Tots

Parmesan Cauliflower Tater Tots 
Cauliflower stands in for potato in this taterless cauliflower tot recipe. Cauliflower is mashed, then mixed with...

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread Rolls

Whole-Wheat Irish Soda Bread Rolls 
This easy whole-wheat Irish soda bread roll recipe gets its rise from baking soda instead of yeast, so you can enjoy...

Pineapple & Coconut Napoleons

Pineapple & Coconut Napoleons
Prepare this beautiful stacked cream and pineapple napoleons recipe when you want a special dessert without a lot of...

Mini Pineapple Pound Cakes

Mini Pineapple Pound Cakes
In this moist and delicious healthy pound cake recipe, we use coconut oil in place of butter because an enzyme in fresh...

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes
This healthy whole-grain apple-cinnamon pancake recipe uses 100% whole-wheat flour, heart-healthy canola oil and just a...

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Chocolate Cake

Monday, December 30, 2013



1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

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Autumn Sweater Cocktail

  • 1 ounce rye
  • 1/2 ounce Averna
  • 1/2 ounce Amaro Nonino
  • 1/2 ounce maple syrup
  • Dash of Urban Moonshine maple bitters
  • Dash of orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Thick clove-studded strip of orange zest, for garnish


Combine all the ingredients except the garnish in a mixing glass filled with ice and stir until chilled. Add a large sphere of ice to a chilled double old-fashioned and strain the drink into the glass.
For the garnish, use a paring knife to slice a thick strip of zest from an orange. Twist it over the drink to release the essential oils and rub along the rim of the glass. Stud the orange zest with 2 whole cloves and drape it over the ice sphere.

Apple Bitters

Apple Bitters

Apple Bitters Recipe

Posted ByBrad Thomas Parsons
There's no better sign that fall has arrived than a basket of crisp apples on the kitchen...

Mediterranean Turkey Casserole

Add some Mediterranean flavors to your next casserole dish.


Kickoff Popper Dip

Kickoff Popper Dip

Baking Soda Deodorizing Tips

Baking Soda
Deodorizing Tips

Readers Tips:
  • I keep a box of baking soda in my cloths closet.
  • I rinse my laundry with 1/2 cup baking soda. It keeps the clothing fresh smelling.
  • My husband puts it in his sneakers.(thank goodness) Of course it works great on clothes my husband exercises in, just a cup or so in the washer.
  • Just like the refrigerator, the microwave benefits from a cleaning with a paste made from 'soda.
  • Sprinkle some on the floor mats in your car, to get rid of that musty odor that sometimes builds up in cars.
  • After cooking fish, clean pan with baking soda and kills lingering smell.
  • After doing Animal Rescue for 22 years, I learned a lesson when it comes to kitty litter boxes. After cleaning and drying boxes, I sprinkle the bottom of the box with baking soda. It really helps with the deodorizing of the boxes! You don't need those expensive catbox odorizers.
  • I sprinkle baking soda in our tennis shoes. It helps absorb the odors in the shoe and the sock and just feels pretty good, too. Sprinkle in and leave over night or use as you would any foot powder.
The Baking Soda Cleaning Page Part 1
The Baking Soda Cleaning Page Part 2

How to Sterilize a Sponge

Video:How to Sterilize a Sponge

A kitchen sponge makes a great home for germs, mold, and bacteria. So you'll want to sterilize your sponges to keep them clean and smelling fresh. Learn how to sterilize a sponge without using harsh, unnatural chemicals.See Transcript

Maxwell Street Polish Tartlets