30 November 2008
29 November 2008
Dennys MINI Louisiana Lyon Oven Pancake - fabulous easy recipe for a quick light meal for two! Add bacon or sausage as a side.
26 November 2008
Photo by Weaselmcfee @ flickr
21 November 2008
16 November 2008
Dennys Oatmeal Pancakes with Cherries
Heart-healthy, easy to make and vegetarian!
Here is a wonderful and hearty recipe for cold weather days - and lazy Sundays! This recipe is heart-healthy with lots of oatmeal, cherries for the mineral iron and buttermilk as the American version of yogurt.
Photo by Denny Lyon
12 November 2008
For some time now I've been tweaking all my recipes and any new ones that come along. Too often I find they contain more sweetener than needed or too much refined sugar. Low or no gluten is high on my list but not at the expense of satisfying taste. There is that line that can be crossed where applesauce is a lousy substitute for a quality oil, soy milk ruins chocolate taste and artificial sweeteners are bitter or too intense for the digestion system compared to less of refined sugar.
All you have to do is sit back and relax while I peruse my outrageous cookbook collection, gleaning some great ideas, offering you different ways to think about yesterday's food in today's world!
11 November 2008
heat your pan in the oven before you begin mixing,
melt the butter in the pan until bubbling,
pour in the batter and
let the beauty rise to the occasion in the oven,
bake about 20 - 25 minutes.
serve with lemon wedges and powdered sugar.
WARNING: Can be addicting!
10 November 2008
This recipe is not so rich, full of calories or excess sugar so you can savor the chocolate! Easy to mix up by hand. Great for holiday menus or the novice cook. Serves about 8 - 10.
This is my own version developed 9 November 2008.
Less rich version with a lot less sugar, exploding with enough chocolate flavor to drown in it!
02 November 2008
If you don't own any of the editions from I to IV River Road Recipes cookbook series, you can purchase one over at Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. The first edition still remains popular after decades in print. The cookbooks come from The Junior League and all proceeds go to charities in the community. These cookbooks are practically the local food bibles for comfort cooking here in Louisiana. You won't be disappointed!
Make sure you watch the Scott Hargrove video, link to YouTube posted is at the end of the recipes, as he is easy to follow, a likable instructor and he has yet another version of this delicious easy recipe. He also shows you how to make your own pastry.
Crawfish Pie from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana beloved world renown cookbook series: River Road Recipes cookbooks.
This is from River Road Recipes IV: Warm Welcomes.
Makes 3 (9-inch) pies to serve 18.
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 1/2 cups chopped celery
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can of cream of mushroom soup
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 bunch parsley, trimmed and chopped or minced
3 lbs. Louisiana crawfish tails
8 ozx. Parmesand cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste
6 refrigerator pie pastries
Saute onions, celery and garlic in the butter in a large saucepan until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the soup and evaporated milk. Mix the cold water and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir into the soup mixture.
Add the green onions, parsley and crawfish and mix well. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cheese, salt and pepper.
Line 3 (9-inch) pie plates with 3 of the pastries. Spoon the crawfish mixture evenly into the 3 pastry-lined pie plates. Top with the remaining pastries, fluting the edges and cutting vents.
Bake in a 350-degree F. oven for 30 minutes or until light brown. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. You may prepare, bake in advance and freeze for future use. Reheat at 325-degrees F. for 25 minutes or until heated through.
Second version of Crawfish Pie
From the restaurant Oysterella's
1 lb butter
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 onion, diced
1/4 Tasso ham, diced
1 cup white wine
1 lb crawfish tail meat
Add 1/2 cup flour
2 quarts heavy cream
1 Russet potato, peeled and blanched
3/4 cup frozen or fresh peas
1 cup carrots, peeled and blanched
Cayenne pepper TT (TT = to taste)
Black pepper TT
1 Tablespoon Tabassco
2 Tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
Melt butter and saute red and green peppers.
Add yellow onion.
Add Taso and crawfish tail meat.
Deglaze with white wine.
Whisk in flour slowly so lumps do not form.
Add in 2 qts. heavy cream.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add two tablespoons Worchestersire sauce and one tablespoon Tabasco. All to thicken. Ladle into oven safe crock or cooking dish.
Lay puff pastry on top of dish. Cut off excess. Brush pastry with egg wash.
Place into 375 convection oven and cook for ten minutes.
Scott Hargrove, really great guy, different recipe than here and easy to read superimposed on the screen as he instructs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDcP7V2elbM&feature=PlayList&p=58E014BAC3D81DEE&playnext=1&index=6
From WKRG.com is a demonstration for Oysterella's chef - http://www.wkrg.com/recipes/recipe/crawfish_pie/19931/