Blog Archives for category American Cuisine

This was really very tasty.  My daughter ate some and dipped hers in maple syrup.  I drizzled some bbq sauce over my slice and it was very good that way as well.  You could assemble this the night before, just cover the bundt pan with plastic wrap to avoid the dough drying out and keep it in the refrigerator.

Turkey Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Roll

PrintTurkey Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Roll 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Slice This was really very tasty. My daughter… Continue reading »

I made a big batch of pulled pork awhile back and froze a bunch of it in single serve portions. I didn't really feel like the usual sandwich so I figured it would be good on a pizza with pineapple of course.

Pulled Pork Pizza

PrintPulled Pork Pizza 8 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Slice I made a big batch of pulled pork awhile back… Continue reading »

I'm not sure about anyone else but the number one reason that brings me back to Olive Garden is their signature breadsticks.  Their salad is very good as well, but even better when served with their breadsticks.  These taste exactly like the real deal.  No more take out for me.

Olive Garden Breadsticks Copycat

PrintOlive Garden Breadsticks Copycat 10 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Breadstick I’m not sure about anyone else but the number… Continue reading »

When I was a preschooler, there was an elderly woman who lived a couple of houses down.  My sister and I would play under her large cedar tree and she would bake goodies for us.  Her banana cake has been on my mind for over 40 years.  I finally found one that taste just like hers.  I'm in heaven!

Banana Cake with Real Banana Frosting

PrintBanana Cake with Real Banana Frosting When I was a preschooler, there was an elderly woman who lived a couple… Continue reading »

I've had this colorful fruit salad many times at cookouts and potlucks.  I had some cottage cheese that I had to use up, so this dish came to mind.  I couldn't wait for it to completely set before I dug in.

Ambrosia

PrintAmbrosia I’ve had this colorful fruit salad many times at cookouts and potlucks. I had some cottage cheese that I… Continue reading »

I love patty melts. I remember the first time I had one, it wasn't until my teen years, after we had already moved to the Midwest.  I didn't have any rye bread so I compromised with the garlic toast.  Butter, onions, meat and cheese . . . Who needs rye?

Garlic Patty Melt

PrintGarlic Patty Melt 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Patty Melt I love patty melts. I remember the first time… Continue reading »

This is great for a weekend breakfast.  I had some leftover steak from last night which was perfect for breakfast.  I put the salsa inside of my wrap, but you could also top the wrap with it and eat it with utensils.  You can throw this together in less than 5 minutes.

Grilled Steak & Egg Breakfast Wraps

PrintGrilled Steak & Egg Breakfast Wraps 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Wrap This is great for a weekend breakfast…. Continue reading »

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 »