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Recipe: Cornbread with Yellow Cake Mix

Recipe: Cornbread with Yellow Cake Mix

The trick to making cornbread that is fluffier, less grainy, and doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste is to add yellow cake mix to your cornbread mix. You can either do a 1 to 1 ratio of cornbread to cake mix, or you can do 1.5 cornbread to 1 cake mix, depending how subtle you want tone down the graininess of the cornbread. You can follow the directions for the cornbread and cake mix, combining ingredients from both boxes together and then cook at the temperature and time stated for the cornbread. Adding an egg as required by the yellow cake mix is going to make your cornbread quite fluffy. You can also just add the cake mix in as if it were cornbread. So if your box of cornbread calls for 1 cup of water and the full box of cornbread, then only add half the box of cornbread and an equal part of yellow cake mix. Here is a step by step ingredient list for those who don’t like to experiment like I do. Ingredients 1 box Jiffy cornbread 1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix 1/2 c. water ... Read the rest of this article »

Recipe: Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Recipe: Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup imported Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 cup imported Romano cheese, grated 6 egg yolks from fresh jumbo eggs Salt and black pepper to taste Instructions HEAT milk and cream in a heavy bottom saucepan until it begins to simmer. Turn off heat. Slowly whip in cheese, then remove from heat. PLACE egg yolks in a separate bowl and slowly whip in a portion of the hot milk and cream mixture. Slowly add egg yolk mixture back into remaining cream mixture. Place back on very low heat and continually stir until simmering. Take sauce off heat so it thickens. (This will increase temperature of egg yolks, known as tempering). SEASON to taste with salt and black pepper. Taste as you add pepper and salt, so not to over or under season. Serve over your favorite pasta. Add cooked chicken over the top of the Alfredo Sauce. Cooking time (duration): 20 Number of servings (yield): 4 My rating: 4.5 stars VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating:... Read the rest of this article »

Recipe: Bratwurst Cooked in Apple Juice

Recipe: Bratwurst Cooked in Apple Juice

These brats are wonderful–crispy on the outside, and pop in your mouth with you bite into them. The easiest way to cook brats are to braise them first in a liquid and then brown them on the grill. Most recipes call for beer, but I think they are just as good braised in apple juice, and it’s a lot cheaper. Ingredients 12 fresh bratwurst (Colosimo brand at Costco are my favorite) 32 ounce apple juice 1 onion, quartered Brat buns (large croissant rolls from Costco are my favorite–they’re shaped perfectly for a brat) Instructions Preheat grill On stove top, add apple juice and onions to a large sauce pan. Turn heat to high until liquid begins to boil. Turn heat down to medium and place the brats in the liquid. Do not let the liquid boil while the brats are in it. Ensure that the brats are completely covered in liquid. Add water if necessary. Cook brats for 10 minutes at medium heat.  Turn heat down to low until you are ready to grill. Once grill is hot, turn... Read the rest of this article »

Recipe: BBQ Baked Beans with Sausage

Recipe: BBQ Baked Beans with Sausage

Quick and easy Baked Beans with a slight twist. Most recipes I’ve come across call for bacon and ketchup. I’ve swap those ingredients with sausage and barbecue sauce to give a unique approach on an old favorite. Ingredients 2 tubes of sausage 1/4 cup dried onions 1 (29 ounce) can baked beans 1 (15 ounce) can black beans 1/2 cup bbq sauce 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (optional) 1 green pepper (optional) Instructions In a frying pan, cook the sausage meat in a frying pan. Break the meat up into small pieces as it is cooking. Once sausage is cooked through, drain and pat dry with paper towel to remove excess fat. Add sausage and remaining ingredients to a large pan. Do not drain the baked or black beans.  Warm at a medium heat for around 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.  Serve hot. Optional: After cooking and draining the sausage, add all ingredients to a crock pot to warm. Cooking time (duration): 30 Number of servings (yield): 6 My... Read the rest of this article »

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