Saturday, December 8, 2012
This may be a side dish, but you could make a meal out of it.
Remember a few weeks ago when I shared my dressing recipe? If you recall, that recipe called for half a package of ground sausage. This week, I'm going to share a great use for the other half. Now I'll be the first to admit that "candied BBQ beans" sounds strange, but I really cannot think of a better name for it. These are not soupy, straight out of the can, beans. If you do it right, you could just about scoop some up and turn the spoon upside down and they wouldn't fall. Personally, I could eat this as a meal but I usually serve them as a side dish. Naturally, they go great with burgers and hot dogs but I also like them with BBQ, turkey and grilled chicken. Ingredients: 1 28-ounce can of baked beans (I use Bush's) 1/2 yellow onion, …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
This cobbler is easy to make and full of flavor.
I don't have a lot of free time and I sure don't want to spend what time I do have laboring in the kitchen. That is why quick and easy -- with emphasis on easy -- recipes are always my favorites. This recipe takes only a few minutes to put together and takes 40-45 minutes to bake, which is plenty of time to read, catch up on favorite tv series on Netflix or, in my case, do laundry, vacuum, etc. Ingredients: 1 7-ounce package of Jiffy Apple Cinnamon muffin mix 1/3 cup of margarine 1 14-ounce can of whole berry cranberry sauce 1 21-ounce can of peach pie filling 1/2 cup of chopped pecans Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the peach pie filling and cranberry sauce together in a bowl, then pour into an 8"x8" casserole dish coated …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Here's the perfect side dish for your next pot luck.
No need to spend hours looking for the perfect side dish the next time you are invited to a pot luck. This week's Dacula Patch cook of the week Traci Lowry has a recipe for crock pot macaroni and cheese that is the perfect solution. “The thing I like best about this dish is that it is so very easy,” Lowry said. “Everyone thinks it’s so good, and it takes just minutes to prepare!” This recipe holds a special place in Lowry’s heart. “I love this recipe because it reminds me of my grandmother’s homemade mac n’ cheese that we’d eat when we visited her during the holidays,” Lowry said. “Hers was always in a 9x13 casserole, and she used big chunks of cheddar.” Lowry also has a great idea for making this recipe extra fun. “Let your kids help,” …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Comedy, art and fine food are on this weekend's agenda.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kristi Reed
Thursday, January 20, 2011
1. Laugh Until Your Stomach Hurts. If laughter is the best medicine, then the Dacula Park Activity Building is the place to go for a cure this Friday night. The Belly Laugh Comedy Competition will feature PG-rated comedy for ages 13 and up. Prizes will be awarded for audience favorites. The laughs begin at 7 p.m. The Dacula Park Activity Building is located at 2735 Old Auburn Avenue in Dacula. Call 770-614-2060 for more information. 2. Help Beautify the Community. Do you love the smell of ground up cedar? Enjoy the sound of wood chippers? Then head out to Bethesda Park on Saturday morning for the 25th annual “Bring One for the Chipper” recycling event. Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help recycle Christmas trees for …
Friday, December 31, 2010
What to do with leftover green tomatoes.
For all of you gardeners who are inundated with green tomatoes this time of year, I want to share a unique recipe with you before it's too late. "Mock Raspberry Jam" is a clever, problem-solving and incredibly simple recipe for those of us who invariably end up with many more green tomatoes in the fall than red ones in the summer. I got it from a well-known gardening "celebrity" in New England, Paul Parent. Among many of his ventures, he hosted a popular radio gardening show. I looked forward to this show like most of my friends do to their favorite TV shows (should I be embarrassed to admit this?). I learned so much from his wisdom and advice that I thought of him as my gardening hero. His show is one of the things I missed most …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Great recipes for breakfast at Christmas or anytime.
Christmas will be here before you know it - five days and counting now. Christmas trees are up, stockings are hung, Christmas cards are in the mail and before long we will all be making our lists of what to cook for our big Christmas dinners. If your family is anything like mine, you probably have all the tried and true recipes that help make your Christmas dinner a familiar and warm time for loved ones to gather and enjoy the holiday together. But what about Christmas morning? You know the time I am talking about - before the big dinner at Grandma's house. Everyone wakes up excited to see what Santa has left under the tree, your family is busy unwrapping presents and completely immersed in the Christmas excitement and then you hear it…