Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Cabbage and Noodles with Bacon

My family came to the United States from Hungary to escape the Nazis.  My grandfather owned a shoe factory near Budapest.  When the invasion came, Grandpa left everything behind and took his family to Detroit where he opened a shoe repair shop.
My Grandmother Fani brought with her the recipes for the food I have come to love.  I changed her basic recipe that did not have bacon or onion in it to fit my taste.

Cabbage & Noodles with Bacon

1 head of cabbage, chopped
1 pound of bacon*
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 large handfuls of egg noodles*
salt and Black pepper to taste
i also add some garlic powder and red pepper flakes to flavor mine

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels, then break into bite-sized pieces. (Warning: there’s a chance that you could end up snacking on the bacon bits while you’re finishing dinner. It’s been known to happen here.)

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil for the egg noodles. Add the noodles and cook until done. Drain the noodles and set aside.

Drain some of the bacon fat from the pan, reserving enough to cook the onions. Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until the onions begin to soften. Add the cabbage to the skillet and cook until tender, stirring occasionally. When the cabbage is tender, add the egg noodles and bacon, mixing thoroughly. Season with pepper. Serve immediately.
You could omit the bacon and add sliced Polish Sausage.  Add a Salad and some Crusty bread for a complete meal
The Old Guy

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Mexican Pizza

Eat you heart out Taco Bell.  This Mexican pizza as more stuff and really tastes good too.


This only makes 1 tortilla size pizza so if you are making for several, be sure to double or triple your recipe!

Approx 1/2 pound ground beef or ground turkey
1/2 Tablespoon taco seasoning
1/4-1/2 cup re fried beans
1/4-1/2 cup salsa ( jarred or homemade)
1/4-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or your desired flavor)
2- 4 inch flour tortillas
your choice of toppings, ex: tomatoes, green onions, olives

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef in skillet. Add in taco seasoning. Drain if needed. Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Lay one tortilla on sheet. Spread with beans, then, with meat. Cover with second tortilla. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Spread top tortilla with salsa, then, top with cheese and desired toppings. Bake an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted completely. Cool slightly before cutting.

The Old Guy
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Bite Size Carmel Apples

Bite-size Caramel Apples ~ WOW! You don't have to eat the whole apple anymore!! Kids will love this!

1 bag (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramel Bits
2 Tbsp. water

Make apple rounds with melon baller.

INSERT one candy stick into each apple round. Cover plate with waxed paper; spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
PLACE caramel bits in medium saucepan. Add water; cook on medium-low heat 3 min. or until caramel bits are completely melted, stirring constantly.

DIP apples into melted caramel until evenly coated, spooning caramel over apples if necessary. Allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape bottoms of apples; place on prepared plate. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove from refrigerator 15 min. before serving. Store any leftover apples in refrigerator

The Old Guy
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Pizza Balls

Looking for a quick idea for dinner? The kids will LOVE IT and love helping to make it!



3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 ct)
60 pepperoni slices (2 per biscuit)
Block of cheese (Colby/Monterrey Jack or Cheddar)
1 beaten egg
Parmesan Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Garlic Powder
1 jar pizza sauce


Slice cheese into approx. 28 squares. Flatten each biscuit and stack pepperoni and cheese on top (Like in the picture) Gather edges of biscuit and secure on top of the roll. Line rolls in greased 9x13 pan Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 18 to 20 minutes  Serve with warm Pizza Sauce

Monday, October 21, 2013

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Things to Make your Life Easier

The following fits the category of "Why didn't I think of that?"

The Old Guy



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Red Lobster (copycat) Cheese Biscuit Loaf

I have seen "copycat" recipes for Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits, but have never seen a Cheese Biscuit Loaf.


This is Red Lobster's Cheese Biscuit recipe done in a loaf pan.

3 cups flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup sour cream
3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×5 loaf pan with oil. In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Carefully stir in cheese cubes until covered in flour mixture, this will help prevent your cheese sinking to the bottom of your loaf of bread.

In a different bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Fold the wet mixture into the flour and cheese mixture, stir until just combined, do not over stir. Spread the mixture into the loaf pan. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Allow to cool for one hour before slicing and serving.

The Old Guy
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Onion Rings and Onion Patties

Onion Rings

2 large onions
1 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
2 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Slice onions 3/4 inch thick and place in a bowl. Cover with milk and set aside.

Place flour in a shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Combine both bread crumbs in a separate shallow bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Beat eggs in a small bowl.

Dredge onions rings in flour then egg then bread crumbs.

Fry in a large skillet until golden brown on both sides.

Drain on paper towels and keep in a warm oven.

Onion Patties

Onion Patties taste like onion rings, and are easier to make.  They look just like potato pancakes when you fry them and taste terrific. I found this recipe in an Amish Cookbook.

¾ cup flour
1-tablespoon sugar
1-tablespoon corn meal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-teaspoon salt
2/3-cup milk
2-½ cups finely chopped onion

Mix dry ingredients together, and then add milk. Batter should be fairly thick. Add onions. Mix thoroughly. Drop by spoonfuls into hot oil. Flatten and brown on both sides.
Tastes just like fried onion rings and makes a great side dish with grilled steak.

The Old Guy
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Orange Candle

Just a quick post with a really good idea.


Just take an orange/lemon/grapefruit, cut in half, eat the middle portion, leave the center core-like stem intact. Pour a kitchen oil (veg oil,olive oil, etc) into orange just below the top of the stem. Light stem. It will burn for hours and smell amazing.

The Old Guy