Rump Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Rump Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Rump Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Condensed soup and pan drippings cook up into a delicious mushroom gravy for moist and tender rump roast.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Place roast in a casserole dish and sprinkle with meat tenderizer pepper garlic salt and salt.

Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce and dot with butter.

Cut onion in half.

Pull apart petals and place on top of roast.

Bake until roast is fully tender 4 to 5 hours.

An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Remove from the oven and transfer most of the juice to a saucepan for gravy.

Add condensed soup and cornstarch.

Heat over medium heat until thickened 3 to 5 minutes.

Slice roast and ladle gravy over individual servings.

May 6, 2024

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Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns

Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns

Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole with Hash Browns
This vegetarian breakfast casserole has a crispy crust of hash browns under a delicious mixture of eggs, vegetarian sausage, cheese, and vegetables.

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

Cooking spray should be used to grease a 9 1/2-inch square baking dish.

In the dish that has been prepared, press hash browns into the bottom and up the sides.

Add salt and pepper and spray with cooking spray.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the top is crisp and lightly browned throughout.

Be aware that the top edges will quickly turn dark and brown; if this happens, you can trim them off.

May 5, 2024

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Easy Breaded Shrimp

Easy Breaded Shrimp

Easy Breaded Shrimp
a straightforward recipe for breaded shrimp using basic ingredients. Serve this deliciously crispy seafood appetizer with a sweet and sour dipping sauce.

Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Working one at a time dip shrimp into beaten egg allowing any excess egg to drip back into the bowl.

Press into bread crumbs to coat both sides.

Place the breaded shrimp unstacked onto a plate.

Repeat with remaining shrimp.

Lower breaded shrimp carefully into preheated oil in batches.

Fry until crispy and golden brown about 4 to 5 minutes.

Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Repeat with remaining breaded shrimp.

May 4, 2024

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Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca

Watermelon and Cucumber Agua Fresca
Look no further if you’re looking for a cool beverage! On a hot summer day, this watermelon and cucumber agua fresca is just what you need.

Put watermelon in a blender.

Blend until the chunks turn to liquid.

Add cucumber chunks and blend again.

Pour in water sugar and lime juice.

Blend once more.

Strain through a sieve to remove pulp.

Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour agua fresca on top.

May 3, 2024

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Pork and Chicken Adobo

Pork and Chicken Adobo

Pork and Chicken Adobo
This recipe was adapted from one served at a well-known Filipino eatery in Manila. It gets better the longer it marinates in the fridge!

Put the chicken and pork in the stockpot.

Garlic cloves and a torn bay leaf are rubbed on, followed by a light pepper seasoning and a vinegar and soy sauce coating.

Refrigerate covered for at least two hours or overnight.

Using a cast iron casserole or Dutch oven, bring the meat and marinating liquid to a boil.

Cook for about 30 minutes at a simmer before reducing heat.

In order to keep the sauce from drying out, add water if necessary.

May 2, 2024

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Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People
Every child in the neighborhood has requested this recipe for their Mom. I haven’t found a recipe that compares!

In a large bowl cream together the butter sugar and corn syrup until smooth.

Beat in the egg.

Combine the flour baking soda cinnamon ginger cloves and allspice; stir into the creamed mixture.

Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1/2 hour.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Grease cookie sheets.

On a floured surface roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness.

Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven.

Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

May 1, 2024

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Black Bean Lasagna II

Black Bean Lasagna II

Black Bean Lasagna II
Southwest-inspired lasagna This keeps for up to a month when frozen unbaked. Just let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake as directed. Tastes even better the next day when reheated!

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil.

Drain the pasta after cooking it for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it is al dente.

Place a sizable skillet over medium heat after spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.

Corn, onion, red bell pepper, and garlic should be cooked until tender.

Add 1/4 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup refried beans, tomato salsa, and black beans.

Cook until thoroughly heated and just a little bit thickened; set aside.

Combine cottage cheese, ricotta, sour cream, and shredded Monterey Jack in a sizable bowl.

Set aside the Jack cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro.

April 30, 2024

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Homemade Wine

Homemade Wine

Homemade Wine
This gallon jug, latex balloon, and rubber band wine-making recipe produces simple homemade wine with sugar, frozen juice concentrate, and yeast.

In a gallon container, combine yeast and sugar juice concentrate.

Add cold water to the jug until it is fully filled.

After thoroughly cleaning it, place a sizable balloon over the jug’s opening.

With a rubber band, hold the balloon in place.

Put the jug in a cool, dark location.

You’ll see the balloon start to grow after a day.

Gases will release as sugar converts to alcohol and fill the balloon.

The wine is ready to be consumed once the balloon has deflated.

Overall, it takes about six weeks.

April 29, 2024

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Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies
Peanut butter and bacon join forces in this sweet and salty cookie treat that will be a highly requested dessert in your house.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Beat peanut butter 1/2 cup white sugar and brown sugar together in the bowl of a stand mixer until well combined.

Add egg and baking soda; beat until smooth 1 minute.

Fold in bacon.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls.

Pour 2 tablespoons white sugar into a bowl; roll balls in the sugar until coated.

Arrange coated balls on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned about 10 minutes.

Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

April 28, 2024

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Honeycomb Toffee

Honeycomb Toffee

Honeycomb Toffee
This is a simple honeycomb recipe for a tasty treat. Chef John’s crunchy, crowd-pleasing candy is fun and easy to make using common ingredients!

Line a baking dish with parchment paper measure out baking soda in a small bowl and have a heat-proof spatula ready before starting.

Whisk sugar corn syrup water and honey together in a saucepan with a candy thermometer attached.

Heat over medium heat until the mixture is thinner but still cloudy.

Let bubble until the mixture is clear and the thermometer registers 300 degrees F (149 degrees C).

Remove from heat.

Whisk in baking soda until just incorporated.

Switch to a spatula and very carefully pour into the lined dish.

Do not spread it out with your spatula or compress the mixture at all or the bubbles will deflate.

Let cool completely at least 30 minutes.

April 27, 2024

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