Sunday, October 16, 2011


Classic English Toad-in-the-Hole
"Toad in the hole," a weird name for a dish, isn't it? Usually in America it refers to an egg cooked in the hole cut out of a piece of bread. But in England, it's sausages cooked in what is essentially Yorkshire pudding. To me the English version is more whimsical,

Classic English Toad-in-the-Hole Recipe

  • Prep time: 35 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 scant teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb of bangers (an English sausage made with pork and breadcrumbs), or good quality pork or beef sausage links (in casings)


1 In a large bowl, whisk together the flour with the salt and a pinch of pepper. Make a well in the center of the flour. Pour in the eggs, milk, and melted butter into the well and whisk into the flour until smooth. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.
2 Coat the bottom and sides of an 8x12 or 9x9 casserole dish with vegetable oil (we use high smoke point grapeseed or canola oil). Place a rack in the bottom third of the oven. Put the empty dish on the rack. Preheat the oven with the dish in it to 425°F.
3 While the oven is coming to temperature, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet on medium high. Add the sausages and brown them on at least a couple sides.
4 When the sausages have browned, and the dish in the oven hot, pull the oven rack out a bit, put the sausages in the casserole dish, and pour the batter over the sausages. Cook for about 20-30 minutes or until the batter is risen and golden.
Serve at once.

Yield: Serves 4-6.

Classic English Toad-in-the-Hole

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pasta Salads recipes for a busy cook

Its HOT did i mention muggy HOT?

So cool easy dishes are a main stream

Get you some pasta fix it the way you like it and the amount you need but do not cook it to a soggy mess.

Get you some veggies

for my Creamy salad using ranch dressing,  frozen peas and carrots, can mushrooms, can chicken, bacon bits, diced ham, diced left over pork lion,  and even California blend veggies frozen... boiled eggs can veggies will do in a pinch. Add any and as many as you like.

for my more zesty salads, add Italian dressing any kind any flavor never have the same one twice, add mushrooms olives, Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs can chicken , diced pork, grilled chicken or steak diced, fresh cauliflower, broccoli, carrots diced, red onion rings, peppers, beets rinsed well and drained, artichokes canned, and mozzarella the list goes on add as many as you like.

the dressing just holds everything together and you can add spices,  sprinkle garlic, cilantro, pepper, Italian seasonings, get creative and get festive.

This is a great way to use left overs and have a quick easy lunch.

Serve over a bed of lettuce, with crusty bread, and chilled wine.

Monday, February 21, 2011



  1. Italian dressing
  2. 1 can itailian diced tomatos...... drained well
  3. 1 block monzerella or ball of fresh diced
  4. 1 can mushrooms chopped .......   drained well
  5. chopped garlic
  6. chopped onion

in a glass bowl mixed veggies and cheese add garlic and onions to taste  and dressing to cover well. i added extra basil and parsley.

serve with toased french baggett or pita pieces toasted.

sub feta cheese or fresh mexican white cheese chenage veggies, and pickeled vieggies or peppers

this is soooooooo good its a meal in itself. serve with salad and good wine

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Loaded Potato Soup

Loaded Potat Soup

2 Cans of potate soup
1 Can of Diced potato
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream
Bacon Pieces
Tomatos Diced

Cook soup add milk if you want it creamy add chicken broth if you want more soupy or mix
add potatos .

add all the additions in cups around the soup add as you like

make as much soup as you need for your group and add 1 can potato for every 2 cans of soup used.

I add garlic to taste to my soup and a tiny sprinkle of basil to give it character.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tea Party

Having a tea party for my mother in law.


Soup....loaded potato
Sandwiches... finger sandwiches, tuna, chicken, turkey
Cakes ......chocolate
Coffee Cake...monkey breat
Fruit... melon

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New year's Dinner

Ok folks here is the menu

Smoked Turkey
Steak Grilled
Sausage Grilled
Potato Salad
Deviled Eggs
Black eye Peas
Turnip Greens
Corn Bread
Peanut Butter Pie
Cheese Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cake

ohh yeah this is going to be good!