Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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English: Chef Pepín Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Chuck Roast 2 ways


Here are a couple of new twists to some old slow cooker recipes.

Tangy Chuck Roast

1 (3-5 pound) Chuck roast
1 package Good Seasons Italian dressing
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1 envelope McCormick Brown Gravy mix
1 cup chicken or beef broth
1 cup water

Place all the seasonings, water, and broth in a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Brown the meat if desired.  Put the Chuck Roast in slow cooker and pour liquid seasoning mixture over the top.

Cook on High for about 4 hours or 8 hours on low or until roast is tender.
Thicken the cooking liquid if desired to make a gravy.  

Spanish Chuck Roast

1 (3-5 pound) Chuck Roast
1 large can V8 juice
1 medium size jar green olives with pimentos, chopped
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Flour for dredging

Dredge Roast in flour and brown on all sides. Place in slow cooker and add all other ingredients.
Cook 2 hours on high AND 6 hours on low, or until roast is tender. 
Thicken cooking liquid and serve with boiled potatoes and carrots

The Old Guy




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Monday, November 26, 2012

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Ground beef being fried

Beef and Rice Casserole

This quick and easy casserole is a family meal pleaser.  Add a salad and some brown 'n serve rolls for a complete lunch or dinner.

1 pound Ground Beef
1 small onion, diced
1-1/2 cups cooked rice
1 can Campbells condensed Chicken Noodle soup, undiluted
1 can Campbells condensed Cream of Mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder

In a large skillet, brown the ground beef; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of fat.  Cook onions in reserved fat cooking until onions are transparent.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour into a 9-inch x 13-inch x 2-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until heated through and bubbly.

The Old Guy
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

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ZipList Recipe Clipper

This is on of the handiest recipe saver sites I have ever found.  I use it almost everyday.  You can save recipes from any site and save them is the ZipList Recipe Box.  Try it.  It is great.

The Old Guy

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Philly cream cheese
Holiday Dips and Spreads

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years parties coming soon, here are some easy and tasty appetizer dips and spreads that are “tried and true”. I have made them all, and my friends and family love them. I hope your friends and family will too.

Layered Taco Dip

1 can refried beans
1 jar of your favorite salsa
4-6 ounces sour cream
4 ounces shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
chopped green olives
thinly sliced green onions

In a pizza pan, spread the re-fried beans in an even layer. Next cover with sour cream. Then spread the salsa in a even layer. Sprinkle with the sliced olives, green onions, and shredded cheese.
Serve with tortilla chips or Frito’s.

Shrimp Dip

2-( 8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 stick butter or margarine
2 cans tiny shrimp, drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 small onion, grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice
In a small saucepan, slowly melt together the cream cheese and butter or margarine. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Chill for several hours or overnight. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Two of my Mom's Quick cream cheese appetizer.

1-( 8 ounce) Cream Cheese (at room temerature)
Grape Jelly
Place Cream Cheese on a serving plate. Spoon Grape Jelly on top (2-3 tablespoons or more if you like)
Serve with your favorite crackers.

1- (8 ounce) Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
1 can Crab flakes
¼ cup Chili Sauce
Place Cream Cheese on serving plate. Top with Chili Sauce and then sprinkle with Flaked Crab
Serve with your favorite cracker.

En joy.

The Old Guy
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Español: Latinhas de campbell estavam em promo...
 Meatballs and Gravy-Alabama style

Mama Mia, that's a versatile meatball!

There is more to meatballs than just serving them with spaghetti, or sticking a toothpick in them and serving them as an appetizer.  Meatballs are a versatile and economical main course.

Meatballs and Gravy-Alabama style

For the meatballs:
1 pound ground chuck
1 pound Italian sausage, either hot or sweet
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons A-1 sauce
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.  Shape into about 1-1/2 inch size meatballs.  Place in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until meatballs are done.  Remove the meatballs from the oven and drain; then place on paper towels to absorb any grease.

Mushroom Gravy
1 can Campbells  Golden  Mushroom soup
1 can Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1 red pepper, sliced thinly
1 green pepper, sliced thinly
1 yellow pepper, sliced thinly
1/2 soup can white wine (can substitute chicken stock)
1/2 soup can water
1 tablespoon butter

On a saucepan, saute onions and peppers in butter until onions are translucent.  Mix the soups together along with the water and the wine.  Pour this over the vegetables and cook for 10-15 minutes on low or until the gravy is heated.
Pour mushroom gravy over meatballs and serve on rice, thin spaghetti, or mashed potatoes.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012

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Birthday Cake for your Best Friend

I found these on the web.  Thank you to those that posted them.

Want to whip up a birthday cake for your dog's next special day? Treat him with beef and bacon, carob and carrots, and special frosting he'll love.

Birthday Dog

Bow Wow Beef and Bacon Birthday Cake

What dog can resist the delicious combination of beef and bacon?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar of strained beef baby food
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits
  1. Stir flour and baking powder together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cream together the butter, oil, baby food and eggs.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet mix, and then stir in the bacon bits.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 8" x 8" baking pan.
  5. If desired, sprinkle a light layer of bacon bits on top as a frosting substitute.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for approximately 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake springs back when lightly poked. Oven times may vary.
Canine Carob and Carrot Cake
This naturally sweet doggy birthday cake can satisfy the chocolate-loving hound's taste buds without risking the toxicity from natural chocolate. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (Optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup carob chips (Easily available at your local health food store)
  1. Mix the dry ingredients.
  2. Cream together the butter, oil, eggs and optional vanilla.
  3. Stir in the carrots and carobs.
  4. Pour batter into a well-greased 8"x 8" square or 8-inch round baking pan. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Baking time may vary in your oven.

Frosting Ideas

Although birthdays only come once a year, you may still want to avoid feeding your dog a sugary frosting. Here are a few frosting substitutes you can try.
  • Cream cheese: Whipped cream cheese is quite spreadable and tasty too. Just be sure to refrigerate the cake when you're finished decorating.
  • Plain yogurt: Yogurt makes a healthy cake topping, and the plain variety compliments just about any cake flavor. Due to its consistency, yogurt is best used on a birthday cake you plan to leave in the pan. Again, be sure to refrigerate.
  • Peanut butter: Most dogs love peanut butter, and the creamy consistency makes this a natural choice for a frosting substitute. Just be certain your dog doesn't have any kind of peanut allergy before you give it a try. You can also blend a little peanut butter into cream cheese for added flavor and color.
Be sure your cake is completely cool before frosting.

Special Tips

The great thing about baking dog cakes is that you are free to use ingredients you might not consider for a human's cake, and they're incredibly simple and quick to make. Meaty baby foods add protein and a flavor boost to any batter. Can you add bacon to a cake recipe? You bet, and your dog will flip for it. Get creative and your dog will love anything you cook up.

If you have any concerns abut these dog gone good recipes for your pooch, please feel free to ask your Vet.

The Old Guy
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Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Ham & Chicken Casserole & Boston Cream Angel Cake


Halloween is over, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.  Here are two easy and quick recipes to get you through this busy time. These recipes come from Facebook.

Ham and Chicken Casserole

Ham and Chicken Casserole Recipe


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the ham, chicken, peppers, olives, soup, sour cream, salt, pepper and onion. Fold in noodles.
  • Pour into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

  • Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Yield: 8 Servings

Boston Cream Angel Cake

 Boston Cream Angel Cake
You can prepare this delectable dessert in no time. To change this cake to your family's liking, try different flavors of instant pudding or different ice cream toppings.
8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon cold milk, divided
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping


  • In a large bowl, whisk 2 cups milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let
  • stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Split cake into three
  • horizontal layers; place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread
  • with half of the pudding. Repeat layers. Replace cake top. Cover and
  • refrigerate until serving.

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat hot fudge topping; stir in
  • remaining milk. Drizzle over cake, allowing it to drip down the
  • sides. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
The Old Guy