Monday, January 20, 2014

Where do you find your recipes?

I don't know if this is a new phenonomum or not, but everyone is after recipes! Sweet, sour, Greek, spicy, quick, Crock-pot, and many others. So where do you find your recipes?

I have a family cookbook from my mother's side of the family. Many times I take them and make them my own. I also picked up a recipe book from Venice when we visited. It's a challenge to follow a recipe, they say things like a glass of wine, or a spoonfull of vinegar. Basically I play with those too.

Today, instead of a recipe, I thought I'd share my favorite on-line sources, some I use more than others. Some you have to create an account. I never use anything I have to pay for though!
All Recipes
Food Network
Simply Recipes
Hispanic Kitchen
Food .Com
Betty Crocker
Recipe Source
Kids Health
What are some of your favorite places? Please share with us.
Next time maybe I'll have another guest... Or a recipe. Happy recipe hunting!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Sausage and potato casserole

Sausage and potato casserole

3               Cajun sausage links sliced and browned
3               Chopped tomatoes
¼ Cp        Chopped shallot
¼ Cp        Chopped green bell pepper
¼ Cp        Chopped red bell pepper
¼ Cp        Chopped yellow bell pepper
3 to 4 Clove  Chopped garlic
3 to 4 Leaves Chopped fresh basil
½ Tsp       Oregano
¼ Tsp       Thyme
¼ Tsp       Rosemary
¼ Tsp       Ground pepper
¼ Tsp       Sea salt
½ Tbsp    Crushed chili
¼ Tsp      Vanilla
8 Fingerling potatoes cut in half
Fingerling potatoes
Brown sausage and when done, do not drain. Add chopped tomatoes to left over broth. Mash until it’s like a pulp.  Use the pestle to grind spices then add to tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour and a half. While that is cooking, in a bowl add the sausage and all the chopped veggies and mix thoroughly. Then add to tomato mixture in pan and mix again thoroughly, pour into loaf pan and back at 400
degrees for one hour or until potatoes are tender. Serves 4.

Ready to pour into loaf pan
Nutrition: Per serving, calories 373, total fat 14.3 g, saturated fat 4.5g, cholesterol 41.2mg, sodium 634.5mg, total carbohydrate 44.6g, dietary fiber 4.2g, sugars 4.1g, protein 16.7g.