Picnics

Cowboy BBQ Beer Brisket

July 27, 2011

Cowboy BBQ Beer Brisket INGREDIENTS 3 ½ Pounds Boneless Beef Brisket 1 Cup BBQ Sauce 1 Cup Beer Rub: 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar 3 Teaspoons Garlic Powder 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt To make the rub combine the chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder and salt in...

Summer Melon Salsa

July 25, 2011

Summer Melon Salsa This salsa recipe is refreshing and light.  Serve it with tortilla chips, over grilled chicken or fish or just serve it as a fresh fruit salad. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Cubed Seedless Cantaloupe, Watermelon and/or Honeydew 1 Cup Chopped Seedless Cucumber ½ Cup Chopped Orange Bell Pepper ½...

Victoria’s Mojo Burritos

July 19, 2011

Victoria’s Mojo Burritos INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Ground Sirloin 1 Large Chopped Onion 1 Small Chopped Green Sweet Pepper 1 Clove Minced Garlic ¼ Cup Beer 1 Tablespoon Hot Chili Powder ¼ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1 Cup Cooked Rice 4 Ounce Can Diced Green Chile Peppers Drain or...

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

July 7, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream I love homemade ice cream and vanilla has to be my favorite.  INGREDIENTS 1 Pint Whipping Cream 1 Pint Half & Half 1 Cup Sugar 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 1/8 Teaspoon Salt Mix all ingredients until the sugar dissolves.  Cover and chill until ready to use. ...

Strawberry Shortcake

July 5, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake This history of strawberry shortcake began around 1847 in the U.S.  The first found recipe was in Miss Leslie’s Ladies New Receipt Book for “Strawberry Cake.”  The “Strawberry Cake” is very similar to what is known, today, as “Strawberry Shortcake.”  Forget using the store bought sponge cakes for...

Victoria’s Classic Potato Salad

July 4, 2011

Victoria’s Classic Potato Salad There are many versions of potato salad both family varieties and ethnic varieties.  Potato salad recipes were introduced to America by European settlers who adapted traditional foods to local ingredients.  This accounts for regional potato salad variations in the U.S.  Potato salad became popular in the...

Southern Fried Chicken

July 2, 2011

Southern Fried Chicken Before World War II, the only times most families had chicken were special occasions like holidays and Sunday dinners.  Fried chicken used to be an expensive treat only eaten a couple of times a year.  Due to the creation of large scale chicken farms chicken has become...

Snickerdoodles

June 30, 2011

Snickerdoodles I love Snickerdoodles!  It is a tie between Peanut Butter Cookies and Snickerdoodles.  Here is a super easy recipe.  INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Softened Butter 1 Cup Sugar ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda ¼ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar 1 Large Egg 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 2...

Fettuccine Alfredo

June 20, 2011

Fettuccine Alfredo Named by Alfredo de Lelio at his restaurant, Alfredo, on the via Scrofa in Rome in 1914 as a variation of fettuccine al burro (fettuccine with butter).  The dish became famous when Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks stopped in and fell in love with the dish while on...

Beantown Baked Beans

June 17, 2011

Beantown Baked Beans This recipe is so easy.  All you need is simmering time! INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Dried Navy Beans 2 Chopped Onions 1 Cup Water ½ Pound Diced Bacon ½ Cup Brown Sugar 1/3 Cup Ketchup ¼ Cup Molasses 5 Cloves Crushed Garlic 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 ½...

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