Food - Family -Faith

Food - Family -Faith
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sausage Dip

This is a great dip to have anytime. It is great for parties where you are serving finger foods. My husband and I enjoy it sometimes for dinner.

1 lb. sausage
2 8 oz. cream cheese
2 cans Rotel
Brown Sausage and crumble. Combine Cream Cheese & Rotel.  Heat in microwave until cheese is melted a couple minutes at a time, stirring in between.  Add sausage.  Serve with Tostitos Scoops.  (or you can put it in the crock pot)  (A double recipe will make a small crock pot full)  
**To cut fat you can use light or fat free cream cheese and low fat sausage. 


Friday, May 25, 2012

Turkey Frying Tips

This is a recipe that my husband shared with me. He and his brother fry turkeys every Thanksgiving. It has become a family tradition. You don't have to wait until Thanksgiving to try it you can do it anytime. All I know is I love to eat it. It is so moist and delicious.  Give it a try.


Fried Turkey with Gas Fryer 

 Don't overfill the pot with oil.  Most turkey fry pots have a fill line for the size of the turkey.
 Use about a 16lb. turkey
 Make sure turkey is completely thawed, it takes several days in the refrigerator.
Clean turkey and remove giblets, etc.
Inject turkey with marinade the night before cooking.  I get best results with Cajun Injector Creole Butter.  Some marinades turn the turkey black, any of the sweet marinades or roasted garlic & herbs.  This does not hurt the taste of the turkey, but the presentation is not as good. 
Refrigerated overnight or until ready to cook.  Before cooking, pat the turkey dry with paper towels and rub the turkey with dry rub or salt & pepper.
Heat oil to 375 degrees.  Turn the gas off and slowly lower the turkey into the fryer.  If you put it in too fast the oil will come out of the pot.  Relight the cooker.  Maintain 350 degree temperature for 3-1/2 minutes per pound.
When cooking time is up, cut off the fryer and let the turkey rest in the oil for 10 to 15 minutes before removing.  Remove and drain turkey.  Let turkey cool 20 minutes before carving to help seal in juices and keep the turkey from being dry.




Thursday, May 24, 2012

Corn Casserole

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can cream corn
4 eggs, beaten
1 stick butter, melted
8 oz. sour cream
1 Jiffy corn muffin mix
Mix ingredients together and pour into greased or Pam-sprayed 2-1/2 qt. casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees until brown, 45-60 minutes.
* Bake at 325 degrees if dish is glass.


Deborah H. Bateman

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pimento Cheese

 Pimento Cheese 


8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
1 jar diced pimento
3-4 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise- (I prefer Duke's Light)
2 Dashes of Pepper


Grate cheese, add pimento, mayo & pepper.  Make into sandwiches or stuff celery with it.
*If you want a creamier version you can use a large jar of pimento & add 8 ozs. cream cheese mashed with a fork.  


Deborah H. Bateman

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Cornbread Sausage Stuffing

A great side dish to have with turkey, baked or roasted chicken. It is also great by itself. I love the combination of the flavors. You can make it a part of any meal. How about Sunday dinner?



1 lg pkg Pepperidge Farm Cornbread Stuffing

1 lb Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled
2 Cups Craisins
1 cup diced onion
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
4 tsp thyme
2 cups chicken broth
Combine all ingredients, except chicken broth, in a 13x9 casserole dish.  Add chicken broth and mix well.  Add more broth if needed for a moister stuffing.  Cover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sweet Potato Casserole

I like having this recipe for Thanksgiving, but it is good anytime you are having a big family meal. I love sweet potatoes and this recipe has been in my family for years. It is so good you could almost serve it for dessert. Hope you enjoy it.

3 cups sweet potatoes, mashed
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten lightly
1 stick margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk
 A couple dashes of cinnamon
Boil sweet potatoes, peel and mash with mixer.  Add rest of ingredients, mix well.
Pour into casserole dish sprayed with Pam.
Sprinkle with miniature marshmallows and then topping.
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 cup walnuts or pecans chopped
Mix together and sprinkle on top of marshmallows.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until heated through.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Holiday French Toast

I usually make this recipe sometime during the Christmas Holidays, but it is good anytime. It is great for a nice breakfast or brunch. Maybe you could cook Mom some for Mother's Day. I would love a nice brunch for Mother's Day, how about you?

Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Cream Cheese
Egg Nog
Spread Cream Chees between two pieces of Cinnamon Raisin Bread.  Dip in Egg Nog.
Grill on griddle sprayed with cooking spray.  Serve with or without syrup.  Delish!



Monday, May 7, 2012

John 3:16 Marketing Network Giveaway Blog Hop

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I am participating in the John 3:16 Blog Hop May 7th-14th on my author site.
More than 50 Christian Authors from all over the world involved.
Enter Drawings for Giveaways and start the blog hop.
Giveaways include: 2 Free Kindles, Amazon Gift Cards, Free Books, etc.

Rocky Road Fudge

1-11 1/2 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups unsalted peanuts
Melt chocolate chips in microwave 2 minuates stirring after each minute.  Stir in marshmallows and peanuts.  Spread out in a wax paper lined 13x9 dish.  Cool in freezer for 5 minutes or so.  Remove wax paper & cut into squares.  


Deborah H. Bateman