Friday, June 26, 2015

Cheesy Garlic Bread

"What can make Spaghetti & Meatballs even better, THIS can!  Garlicky and cheesy, this bread is the perfect addition to any meal!"
2 hoagie or other crusty deli rolls, split in half lengthwise
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place bread cut sides up on cookie sheet.  Mix together butter, parsley and garlic.  On each piece of bread, spread about 1 Tablespoon of butter mixture and sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. 
Serve and ENJOY!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Cream Cheese Whipped Potatoes

"I love potatoes in any form, but my favorite way is whipped or mashed.  I have made them many different ways, but the combination of cream cheese, butter and cream in this recipe makes the creamiest, most delicious whipped potatoes EVER!!!"
4 large Russet potatoes, cut into large chunks
Place potato chunks in a large pot and cover with cold water.  Heat to boiling over medium-high heat and boil potatoes for 20-30 minutes or until fork tender.  Drain well and place potatoes into a large mixing bowl.  Add the following:
1/4 cup butter, cut into cubes
4 ounces of cream cheese, cut into cubes
1/3 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper, to taste
Using an electric mixer, blend together until potatoes are smooth or are blended to desired consistency.  Serve as a side dish and ENJOY! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Cubed Steaks with Onion Gravy

"I love these cubed steaks.  They are so tender and the onion gravy is so, so delicious.  One of the best parts of this recipe is that the slow cooker does all of the work for you!"
"I love to serve these cubed steaks over sliced bread, with a side of mashed potatoes and slathered in the onion gravy."

4 beef cubed steaks
1/2 of a large onion, diced
1-(10-3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope dry onion soup mix (from 2 envelope package)
1/2 cup beef stock or broth
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.  Place cubed steaks in slow cooker.  Sprinkle diced onion over steaks.  Stir together soup, dry soup mix and beef stock or broth and pour over onions and steak.  Cook on low for 6 hours.  Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.  ENJOY!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Glazed Strawberry Bread

"I took my Mom's strawberry bread recipe and added a delicious strawberry glaze to make it even more scrumptious.  This bread makes a delicious breakfast, dessert or snack and takes advantage of the sweetest part of Summer-Strawberries!"  
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup oil (vegetable, canola)
2 cups strawberries, mashed
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour two loaf pans or spray with non-stick cooking spray + flour.  Mix together all ingredients and divide batter evenly into loaf pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool in pans for about 10 minutes.  Remove from pans and allow to continue cooling on cooling racks until completely cooled.  Drizzle with Strawberry Glaze (recipe follows).
Strawberry Glaze
1/2 cup strawberry jam
2 Tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
In a saucepan, melt together jam and butter.  Remove from the heat and whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.  Set aside.  Drizzle on completely cooled loaves of bread.  ENJOY!