Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buttermilk Pie

Fabulous, foolproof and decadent.  These are just a few words that describe this pie.  It's a southern, slightly sweet, custard like decadent pie and it's super easy to make.   You're going to love seeing peoples reaction when you bring this to a party.  As soon as they hear the word buttermilk you'll see scrunched up faces and eye rolls, but trust me, they'll be asking you for the recipe after the first bite!

I found this recipe on , it was submitted by BakeYourDay


4 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
1 3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/3 Cup Melted Butter
3 Whole Eggs Beaten
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Whole Pie Shell, Unbaked


Combine flour, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
To that mixing bowl, add melted butter and beaten eggs and stir with a whisk until well blended.
Stir in buttermilk and vanilla, mix well.  

Pour into the pie shell, bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 degree until filling is set and the top is golden brown.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Easy Chicken Quesadilla Pie

I haven't blogged for a while and I have a few good recipes that I will be putting up this month.  this is the first one.  I found it in a recipe book called " The best Simple Recipes" by America's Test Kitchen.  It's pretty easy and if you're in a hurry you can use rotisserie chicken instead of your own. I baked a couple of chicken breasts and used them because I hate rotisserie chicken. My sister Sandy has a special name for rotisserie chicken and I just can't get that out of my head, so thanks Sandy for forever ruining rotisserie chicken for me.  

A few changes that I made ....
1.  I added corn to the recipe.  
2.  I used parsley instead of cilantro, (just a personal preference.)
3.  I made a salsa side dressing that goes great with the pie.  

Notes:  The key to this pie is the buttering of the pie plate before you put the tortilla in and the vegetable spray which goes on top of the tortilla before you add the ingredients.  It makes the tortilla come out nice and crunchy. 

Ingredients For Pie

1 (10 inch) flour tortilla
3 Cups Cook, shredded chicken cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 Cup Cilantro... (Optional)   I used about 1/4 cup chopped parsley.
1/3 Cup drained jarred jalapenos chopped
1/2 Cup Cooked, Drained Corn (Optional)
2 Cups Cheese
Salt and Pepper
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Whole Milk
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

Ingredients for Dressing: 

 1/3 Cup Sour Cream, 1/3 Cup Salsa, 1/8 Cup Mayonnaise. 


1.   Whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth and store in refrigerator until pie is ready.    

2.  Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees.  Grease a 9-inch pie plate with butter.   Press tortilla into prepared buttered pie plate.  Spray tortilla with vegetable oil spray.  Toss Chicken, cilantro, jalapenos, corn, 1 cup cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in bowl until combined.  Spread filling over tortilla.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour , baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in bowl until smooth.  Slowly pour over filling, then sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake until surface is golden brown, about 20 minutes.  Let cool 5 minutes.  Cute into wedges and serve with dressing on the side.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Roast Beef Panini

I think I'm in love with Gouda Cheese.  Not the smoked Gouda but the regular Gouda.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to discover it,  but now that I have, I can't get enough. I love the way it melts...  Oooie Gooey Delight-fullness. It's good on crackers, it's good in grilled cheese sandwiches and it's good with roast beef, so thanks Gouda for inspiring me to make this yummy Roast Beef Panini!


1.Spread 1/2 of the Mayonnaise Mixture on One Slice and 2 Tablespoons Apple Jelly on the other Slice.

2. Top with 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese.

3. Arrange 1/4 Cup Arugula Evenly.

4. 1/4 Lb  Roast Beef.

5.  Arrange Two Tablespoons of the Caramelized Onions Evenly.

6.  Top With Another 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese.


7.  Carefully Put Two Slices Together and Spread Top and Bottom with Butter. ( I like to Softened the Butter in the Microwave for about 12 Seconds and Brush it on the Bread.)

8.  Grille Until Golden Brown.



For Two Panini's

4 Slices Wheat Bread (Or Any Good Quality Bread from Bakery)
1/2 Lb Deli Sliced Roast Beef
4 Tablespoons Caramelized Onions
2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
4 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
1/2 Cup Arugula
1 Cup Shredded Gouda Cheese
4 Tablespoon Apple Jelly or Hot Pepper Jelly
4 Tablespoons Softened Butter 


Mix Mayo and Dijon Mustard, Set aside.

For Each Panini, in this Order....

1.Spread 1/2 of the Mayonnaise Mixture on One Slice and 2 Tablespoons Apple Jelly on the Other Half.

2. Top with 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese.

3. Arrange 1/4 Cup Arugula Evenly.

4. 1/4 Lb  Roast Beef.

5.  Arrange Two Tablespoons of the Caramelized Onions Evenly.

6.  Top with another 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheese.

7.   Carefully Put Two Slices Together and Spread top and Bottom with Butter.

8 .Carefully place in your hot panini  press or grill pan and cook until golden on each side. Cook slow and low and check often to make sure it doesn't burn.  You want the cheese to be slowly melted.
And with the left over arugula, why not make a nice salad.  Arugula, cranberries, apples and walnuts!

This Recipe is Adapted from 365 Days of Recipes and More

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An arugula , cranberry, apple, walnut salad makes a nice side dish! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Raspberry Buttermilk Muffins

I love raspberries, I love picking raspberries, I love eating raspberries and I especially love raspberry muffins! This recipe is so quick and easy and the outcome is fantastic.  Crunchy on the top with a middle that's moist and a burst of raspberry in every bite.  

Total Time 30 Minutes
(10 minutes prep and 20 minutes cook)
Makes 12 Muffins


2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
6 Tablespoons Butter
1 Egg, Beaten
1 Cup Buttermilk
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Raspberry ( I didn't bother to thaw)
Granulated Crystal Sugar to Sprinkle on the Tops


Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Cut in butter until mixtures resembles coarse crumbs.

Add egg and buttermilk, mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. ( Make sure to use buttermilk, it makes them extra special).  

Fold in berries.

Fill in greased or paper-lined muffins cups 2/3 full, Sprinkle each muffin with the Granulated Crystal Sugar before popping in the oven.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until inserted knife comes out dry.

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