Monthly Archives: February 2013

This bread had the same flavor, texture and color as Outback's bread. I opted for the bread machine instructions as I don't care to knead bread for more than a minute or two. I also was not happy with putting over a tablespoon of food coloring into my bread. I could not find caramel coloring, which a lot of restaurants use for coloring. What I did find however, was coloring for fondant/icing in the color brown. I only used less than 1/4 of a teaspoon of that coloring for the recipe.

Outback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat

PrintOutback Honey Wheat Bushman Bread Copycat 12 Servings – Serving Size: 1/2 Loaf This bread had the same flavor, texture… Continue reading »

Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only "hot dog" we ever ate.  It's really nothing like a typical hot dog.  The wiener has a natural casing on it and comes in a long string like sausage.  This particular wiener is obviously not available here in the Midwest so I used a regular wiener.  The sauce is cooked for hours and the wiener must be assembled in the correct order to make it authentic "all the way".  The bun must be steamed as well.  I love recipes like this that bring me back a few years.

New York System Wieners

PrintNew York System Wieners 16 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wiener Growing up in Rhode Island, this is the only… Continue reading »

This beef barley soup is loaded with fiber, protein and rich in iron. A A hearty and healthy meal for a late winter day.

Crock-Pot Beef Barley Soup

PrintCrock-Pot Beef Barley Soup 9 Servings This beef barley soup is loaded with fiber, protein and rich in iron. A… Continue reading »

The pudding mixed with the brown sugar and butter creates a rich caramel flavor.  The base that hold this monkey bread together is creamier and thicker than other breads made without the pudding.  You could mix it up a bit and use butterscotch pudding instead of vanilla.

Mini Caramel Monkey Bread

PrintMini Caramel Monkey Bread 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Monkey Bread The pudding mixed with the brown sugar and… Continue reading »

This monkey bread was so good.  It reminded me of a garden vegetable pizza without the sauce.  You could dip this bread in marinara sauce if you'd like.  I dipped it in my cauliflower soup.  What a great snack too and a good way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Mini Vegetable Monkey Bread

PrintMini Vegetable Monkey Bread 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Mini Monkey Bread This monkey bread was so good. It… Continue reading »

I've never had Panera Bread's version of this soup so I'm not sure how it compares.  I know this was very good and hearty, the sharp cheddar that I used really complimented the bland creaminess of the cauliflower.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat

PrintCauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat 6 Servings I’ve never had Panera Bread’s version of this soup so I’m not… Continue reading »

I don't ever recall a time in my life that I did not like liver and onions.  My earliest recollection of eating liver and onions was when I was about 10 years old.  My uncle Mike cooked it for me and I have a very vivid memory of watching him cook.  I'd almost rather have liver and onions over a good steak, almost!

Liver and Onions

PrintLiver and Onions 2 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Piece I don’t ever recall a time in my life that… Continue reading »

I know most people would call this a sub or a hoagie, but where I grew up they were called grinders.  Not just the meatball kind but even ham or tuna.  The cheese was melted into the roll in the pizza oven and then then meat was heated as well before veggies were place on them.  Making these with frozen meatballs is an easy weekday fix for dinner.

Meatball Grinder

PrintMeatball Grinder 1 Serving – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I know most people would call this a sub or a… Continue reading »

This cake was so moist, the hint of coconut when you bite into the cake is not overwhelming.  I am not big on icing, so I really enjoyed this cake.  You really don't need powdered sugar on this cake but I sprinkled some on it for the photo.

German Chocolate Pound Cake

PrintGerman Chocolate Pound Cake 10 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Slice This cake was so moist, the hint of coconut… Continue reading »

Two tours to Iraq and both times my son returned home, this is the first thing he wanted me to cook for him.  Silly boy!  I used to make these little breakfast sandwiches for my kids all the time.  They are quick, tasty and can be consumed on the go.  All three of my children have continued the tradition of making these for their families.  The dipping sauce was added recently to my recipe, as was the term "slider".

SPAM and Cheese Sliders

PrintSPAM and Cheese Sliders 10 Servings – Serving Size: 2 Sliders Two tours to Iraq and both times my son… Continue reading »