Sunday, December 9, 2012
This delicious ham and potato soup is easy to make on a chilly day.
The weather is starting to turn chilly (a few weeks later than usual) so it’s the perfect time to make a great soup for the family. This delicious ham and potato soup recipe from AllRecipes.com is easy to make and tasty. First, combine the potatoes, celery, onion, ham and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Then cook over medium heat until potatoes are tender, which should take about 10 or 15 minutes. Then stir in the chicken bouillon, salt and pepper. In a separate saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat and whisk in flour with a fork, and cook, stirring constantly until thick for about 1 minute. Slowly stir in milk so it doesn’t allow lumps to form until all of the milk has been added. Continue stirring over medium-low heat until …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The perfect cold-weather comfort food.
When it starts getting chilly outside, I start craving comfort food, and homemade maccaroni and cheese is one of my favorites. This recipe from AllRecipes.com is the closest I've found to the way my mom makes it—I don't think my mom and I ever wrote down the one we make, so this will have to do! Here's what you need: Here's what you do: Here's the link to the original recipe on AllRecipes.com. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sick of pumpkin everything? Here's something a little bit different as we proceed through the holiday season.
I'd like to publicly say: Thank you, Chef Chuck Kerber. I stumbled across your recipe for holiday spiced Rice Krispie treats and gave an almost silent, "Hallelujah!" Because I know it's just past Thanksgiving, but I'm experiencing pumpkin overload. Pumpkin pie. Pumpkin rolls. Pumpkin beers. Pumpkin lattes. So this recipe, featured on Kerber's site, Pittsburgh Hot Plate, will give me something a little bit different (while still seasonal) to offer to guests at future holiday parties. Did I mention it's simple? Here goes: Ingredients: Directions: Place the butter in a large soup pot on the stove over medium heat. Add the butter and cook until melted. Add the marshmallows and mix with a wooden spoon until melted. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I'm going to make this pie for Thanksgiving this year!
I am known for my delicious apple pies in my family, so that's what I am going to be making for Thanksgiving this year! I've been trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my deserts for a while, and I decided to try it out with my apple pie a few weeks ago. I substituted sugar for Splenda, and it's was still really tasty. I couldn't tell the difference, and neither could my mom or sister. I first learned how to make apple pie in my high school foods class, and I've been tweaking it ever since. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Ingredients: For crust (or you can buy unbaked pie shells) 2/3 cup and 1 tbsp. shortening 2 cups of flour 1 tsp. of salt 5 tbsp. ice water For filling 3 large apples sliced (you might need more) 1/4 cup of Splenda …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This recipe is as simple as it comes—store-bought cookies with a delicious homemade glaze.
I was looking for Halloween cookie recipes online when I came across this one, submitted to TasteOfHome.com by Denise Smith of Wyoming. It's so simple, and could be easily modified to meet your tastes. It also could be a quick solution for the mom who has to come up with dozens of treats for a Halloween party! Here's what you need: Now I don't know about you, but peanut allergies run in my family. Instead of Nutter Butters, I might use Milano cookies, or Nabisco Cameos to keep with the oval shape. Here's what you do: To see the full recipe with pictures, tips and tricks, see the recipe page on the Taste of Home website.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Try this easy and tasty chili slow cooker recipe that is perfect for these cold and rainy fall days.
The annual Bridgeville-South Fayette Rotary’s Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Sunday, so what better recipe to enjoy on the weekend than slow cooker chili? It’s easy and will make for a tasty treat on these cold, rainy days of fall that seem to be happening more and more often. First, you want to heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and stir in the ground beef. Cook and stir for about seven minutes until the beef is evenly browned with no longer pink and crumbly. Drain and discard any excess grease in the pan. Combine the ground beef, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low Heat for 10 hours, or High Heat for…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Looking for something different to serve your friends and family for the Steeler game Sunday? Try this one.
I was burnt out on buffalo chicken dip. A hostess can only serve the same dish to family and friends for a Stiller, er, Steeler game. So I looked online for another tasty dip to serve for football Sunday at my house. What I found was Mary Alice's Hoagie Dip, a recipe on the Food Network website. Check it out! Ingredients Directions Chop the onion, pepperoncini, lettuce and tomato into bite-size pieces. Dice the meats and cheese. Combine the vegetables, meats and cheese in a large bowl and add the mayo, olive oil, oregano, basil and red pepper flakes. Stir until everything is well mixed. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
I finally found a recipe for my favorite fall drink, which means I can have pumpkin spice lattes everyday!
If you're anything like me—and many, many other Americans—it's not fall until you've had a pumpkin spice latte. You could go out and buy one, but why do that? While browsing recipes online, I came across this great one from Recipe Girl, who has some fantastic, easy recipes for food favorites on her website. Here's the link, if you'd like to see her recipe, with photos. Here's what you need: Here's what you do: 1. In a glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl, whisk together milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, spice and vanilla. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes—watch closely and remove it from the microwave when the milk is hot and frothy. 2. Pour the pumpkin milk into a tall mug or glass. Add hot coffee. Pour in the cream. Add a teaspoon of sugar. …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
This is such a great-tasting steak recipe!
I've been wanting to try some new things for dinner, so I decided to check out the seasoning section of the supermarket for some ideas. Last week, I made steak with some McCormick Montreal Seasoning, and it was absolutely delicious! I paired the steaks with avocado salad (recipe here), fried plantains (recipe here), and some green beans with olive oil, feta and oregano. I hope you enjoy this recipe. What you need: Thinly sliced grilling steaks (I made three) McCormick Montreal Seasoning Soy sauce Olive oil What to do: 1. Season steaks with McCormick Montreal Seasoning, soy sauce and olive oil (I just added the ingredients by looking at it—as long as the steaks are coated with the mixture, you should be good). 2. Add a little bit of olive …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to cook a roast or beef vegetable stew in a crock pot!
Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to open your windows, let some fresh air in and cook a roast or beef vegetable stew for a few hours in a crock pot. First, take a large beef roast (in my case, I used a nice deer roast my neighbor had given me) and place it in the crock pot. Pour about 1 1/2 cups of beef stock onto the roast and add another half-cup of red wine to the crock pot, or add to taste. You can experiment with different vegetables, but I used ½ yellow onion, 5 red-skinned potatoes cut into quarters, and 3 or 4 skinned carrots, chopped to be about a 1/3-inch thick. You can add other raw vegetables, too. Slice the onions thick, so they won't cook down too fast. Place the onion and carrot slices into …