Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Paula Deen #5

 Comments:  This cake was good, but almost too sweet (if there is such a thing)!

Caramel Apple Cake with Caramel Topping


    • 2 1/2 cups sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 2 1/2 cups diced apples ( canned or fresh)


    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 2 cups brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Lightly grease and flour 13 x 9-inch baking dish; Preheat oven to 350°F Cream together sugar, eggs, and oil; Add flour; mix together until well blended; Add vanilla, nuts, and diced apples.
  2. Spread into pan; bake for 45 to 60 minutes; Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  3. When cake is done, punch holes in it with a knife and pour topping over.
  4. Topping: Heat all ingredients together over medium heat; Bring to boil, stirring constantly; Let boil for about 2 minutes; Pour over warm cake.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paula Deen #4

Old Time Beef Stew


  • 2 pounds stew beef
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash ground allspice or ground cloves
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly.

Comments:  This was another hit.  My only issues were that I made it in stages for Sunday dinner (part on Saturday night, part Sunday morning and finished up Sunday afternoon).  It seemed to not have as much liquid as it should have.  It really had a nice flavor.

Paula Deen #3

Tomato Pie


  • tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 (9-inch) prebaked deep dish pie shell
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink in 1 layer. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 10 minutes.
Layer the tomato slices, basil, and onion in pie shell. Season with salt and pepper. Combine the grated cheeses and mayonnaise together. Spread mixture on top of the tomatoes and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
To serve, cut into slices and serve warm.

Comments:  I made this with Sunday lunch, as a side dish.  I used fresh tomatoes and basil from my garden.  My Mom, Dad and sister really loved it.  It had a nice flavor, my only complaint was it was REALLY juicy and hard to cut and get out of the pie plate.

Paula Deen #2

Chicken and Rice Casserole


  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) can green beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 medium onion, diced and sauteed
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (4-ounce) can pimentos, drained
  • 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (6-ounce) box long-grain and wild rice, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • Pinch salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased 3-quart casserole dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.

Comments:  I have made this several times.  My husband loves it and wants me to make it when he goes to N.D. for his hunting trip!  The water chestnuts really add a nice crunch to each bite!