Thursday, January 8, 2009


Another new family favorite: Bread Stuffing with Bacon and Caramelized Onions. Pretty much speaks for itself, but let me elaborate...
I used homemade bread and cut it pretty chunky. I like chunky stuffing. The onions were perfectly caramelized, the bacon chunks nice and crispy. After baking in a shallow caserole, I took off the aluminum foil and broiled it for a few minutes.
Just Perfect!

Millie's Birthday dinner

A friend of mine calls his mother-in-law "Millie" (for M-I-L). I decided that was a fine way to introduce this post!

So my "Millie" is coming over for her birthday dinner this week and I want to make something special. To me, it's special if it's new! Most of us in the family are becoming more and more health-conscious, so Giada De Laurentiis' Angel Food Cake sounded like a score! It's topped with a lemon honey yogurt sauce that none of us will be able to resist!

For the dinner, I've decided to make Grilled Cornish Game Hens with cold pea salad and I just ran across the apricot topped Brie from Stephanie's year of crockpotting as an appetizer! It's so great to have Blecipes to help me with Meal Panning!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ultimate Beef Stew

Here's the recipe that made me want to do a Tyler Florence recipe every day for a year.

Ultimate Beef Stew

I tried this last night and it was a big hit! Searing the meat beforehand was definitely worth the time! I used what I had on hand: a marsalla wine, mmmm. I'll definitely be making this one often!

Sweet Potato Pie

When we got back from our Thanksgiving trip down south, I picked up a 20 lb turkey for 45 cents a pound! Now it's time to do my own turkey dinner, and I've been looking for a sweet potato pie recipe anywhere close to the one we had in Baton Rouge. This one looks close, so I'm giving it a go...

Pioneer Woman's Sweet Potato Pie.

I made this last night and, while it was pretty good for me, it was a total hit for my hubby! I'm not big on the taste of cooked/baked nuts, so it would have been a miracle for me to have totally loved it. My hubby was exuberant in his praise of the dish though! Definitely a new family favorite!