Thursday, November 15, 2012
White Lake-Highland Patch reader Theresa Stanisz shares a recipe for one of her Thanksgiving favorites.
Throughout the months of November and December, I am collecting holiday recipes from readers. This week's recipe come from White Lake-Highland Patch reader Theresa Stanisz and is called Corny Corn Bread. "I just saw your Holiday Recipe for Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake and thought I'd drop you a line with another wonderful recipe for the Holidays, just as easy and delicious," Stanisz said in an email to Patch. Stanisz said the recipe comes from her friend's family, and that they've been making it for "a century" at least. To make this recipe you'll need: Here are Stanisz's instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; while oven is preheating place butter in 13x9 dish and allow to melt. Carefully remove the dish and butter from the oven…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Instead of a recipe today, I want you to share your favorite holiday recipes with Patch!
Halloween's come and gone, and Jack Frost is the air. Yes, it's time for the holidays. Whether you're celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday, we want your favorite family recipes. Send your recipe, and the reason you love it, to Local Editor Brooke Tajer (email@example.com), then tune into Good Eats every Thursday to see if your recipe was selected. If you're the lucky winner, I'll make your recipe and post my experience for all to read. So get into the spirit of sharing and help us spread the holiday joy. In the meantime, if you're looking for a new holiday recipe to try check out these Good Eats classics from White Lake Patch Editor Brooke Tajer's family:
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Halloween is on a Wednesday, and you're going to need a quick dinner recipe to feed the family before trick-or-treating - try this festive twist on a classic recipe.
Whether you're fueling the kids before they hit the streets trick-or-treating, or preparing for a big Halloween Party - White Lake-Highland Patch has festive recipes to help you make Halloween a night to remember. For dinner, start with a twist on the classic sloppy Joe with this Jack-O-Latern Sloppy Joe Pie. The recipe originally comes from Taste of Home, but I made a few tweaks of my own. To make this recipe you'll need: In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain the fat. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salsa and chili sauce until blended. Stir it into skillet, then add the corn and brown sugar. Place one pie crust into the bottom of a deep-dish 9-inch pie plate. Fill the pie …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
This recipe for chili is perfect for a busy week, simply through it together in the morning and let it cook in the Crock Pot while you're at work.
Pumpkin is such a versatile ingredient, and in my opinion you can never have too much of it. When the weather is cold and rainy, I crave chili. So, last weekend, when the weather was terrible, I decided to start searching for a fall flavored chili. I stumbled across this recipe for pumpkin Chili while on Pinterest. The original post is from a blog called Sweet Pea's Kitchen. The great thing about this recipe is that it's different than most chili. The flavor has a hint of cinnamon, and the spices aren't overpowering. The heat in the chili is a slow steady heat that doesn't keep you from enjoying the meal. If you want it spicier, you can add more hot sauce or chili powder. Because I don't like beans or peppers, I only used one can of beans…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Looking for a cozy and delicious recipe to keep you warm during those cool fall nights? Try this recipe for beer-glazed sausage and apples.
When the leaves start to fall and the cool autumn chill sets in I like to cook meals that have a warmth to them. While reading through the latest edition of Better Homes and Gardens I came across this recipe for beer-glazed sausage and apples. Never one to turn down an opportunity to cook with beer, I decided to give this dish a try. The crushed red pepper flakes give this dish a nice subtle heat, and you can't go wrong with the fall flavors. The apples add just the right amount of sweetness, and help to balance out the strong flavors of the beer and kielbasa. If you have leftover apples from the orchard, I highly recommend making this dish. It's perfect to make during the weeknight, and it doesn't take too long to prepare. To make this …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and vitamin A. Sneak it into some of your favorite dishes to add a little fall flavor.
One of my favorite things about fall is cooking with pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of those ingredients that really lends itself well to both sweet dishes and savory dishes. In addition, pumpkin has a lot of healthy qualities. It's high in fiber and vitamin A, and it has some antioxidants. You can sneak pumpkin into several dishes, like macaroni and cheese, or this tortellini with pumpkin Alfredo sauce from Food Network Magazine, and get your family to eat a little healthier. This Alfredo sauce is one of my favorites. The dish is easy to make, and the sauce is incredible. For those who might not like pumpkin, I recommend trying this anyway - the pumpkin is very light and you can hardly taste it. The freshly grated nutmeg also adds a nice warmth …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
This twist on a classic soup spices things up and is easy to make.
I'll admit it, I hate the tomato soup that comes from a can. Growing up, it was a classic dish from my childhood, tomato soup and grilled cheese, but I could never eat the soup. I'm not sure why, I love tomatoes, it must be something about the texture. So, when I stumbled upon this recipe for homemade tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons in the October edition of Food Network Magazine, I decided to give it a try and see if it would change my mind about a soup and sandwich combo that many people love. This soup is delicious. The spices give it a unique flavor, while still keeping with the classic tomato tones, and the orzo pasta and onion add a heartiness that I think soup from the can is sorely lacking. And who doesn't love the idea of…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Fall is in the air, the leaves are falling and maple syrup is the perfect ingredient to spice up your chicken dinners.
I know what you're thinking: "Maple syrup and chicken? Are you sure?" I promise you, it's amazing. Maple syrup is one of those foods that pairs well with savory items. The sweet and earthy flavor of the syrup melds well with the savory chicken and spices in the potatoes. Beside, adding a little sweetness to a dish can be a great way to get picky children to eat their vegetable and dinner. To make this fall flavored recipe you'll need: To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Next, grease a shallow baking pan. Cut the potatoes into cubes. Chop the onion, and mix with the potatoes, oil, paprika and salt. Place in baking pan. Bake the potatoes and onion, uncovered, for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes turn oven temperature down to 350 degrees. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
This easy recipe is perfect for a family on the go.
School is back in session, sports and extracurriculars have started and you still need to make dinner for the family. Don't worry. This recipe for Crock Pot chicken takes 5 minutes to put together, and can cook while you are at work - ready in time to feed the family between the end of school and the start of practice. To make this recipe you'll need: To start, place the sliced potatoes on the bottom of the Crock Pot. These will hold up the chicken and keep it from touching the bottom of the pot while cooking. Next, pour in 1 cup of the broth. Place the chicken over the potatoes and broth, if you have a big Crock Pot you can add carrots and other vegetables. Pour the remaining broth over the chicken. Season to taste with the salt, pepper, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
September is National Breakfast Month, celebrate with this delicious breakfast cake.
With school back in session, breakfast is an essential part of the day. Unfortunately, breakfast is one of the most skipped meals of the day. It's time to change that. Celebrate National Breakfast Month, and start your day off right, with this recipe for buttermilk-blueberry breakfast cake. This recipe comes from the blog Alexandra's Kitchen. To make the cake you'll need: * 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons ** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top To start, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Next, cream butter with the lemon zest and the 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the blueberries with ¼ cup of flour, then, in a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining…