Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Country Fried Steak

I made country fried steak tonight. I was not happy with how my past attempts have turned out. It would over done and not have much flavor. I used the Pioneer Women's recipe. What a difference it made. She double dips her cubed steak and adds paprika, seasoned salt, and pepper to her recipe. It is definitely a make again. 1 1/2 cups whole milk 2 large eggs 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons seasoned salt Freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3 pounds cube steak (tenderized round steak that's been extra tenderized) Kosher salt 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 tablespoon butter Gravy: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 to 4 cups whole milk 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt Freshly ground black pepper Mashed potatoes, for serving Read more at:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tooth Fairy Monster Pillow Tutorial

Cut two of the squares and two of the rectangles with material of your choice. This pattern works better with solid colors, but each to his/her own.  Use felt for the eyes and teeth.  Sew the rectangle pieces, right side together on one of the long sides.  Flip the rectangles over after sewing.  Wrong sides together.  Sew teeth on the rectangle seam.  Sew eyes on one of the square shaped material. Place the rectangle material under the eyes.  Sandwich the rectangle between the wrong sides of the square material.  Pin pieces together.  Place a piece of ribbon between the eyes in the sandwich.  The ribbon needs to be big enough to hang the tooth fairy pillow on the door. Sew sides together leaving a small gap to flip the pillow out.  Once you have flipped the pillow out, fill with stuffing.  Sew the gap in the seam.  You are now done.  : )

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole Recipe   

I found this recipe on Taste of but embellished it.

  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inch)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

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    When cooking the turkey, I added an onion and 2 mini sweet peppers.
    add enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup vs. one cup salsa. I felt this recipe worked better in a pie dish.  Layer in a pie dish one tortilla than 1/2 the turkey mixture.  Add corn and black olives on top, than add cheese.  Add another tortilla and the rest of the turkey mixture, corn, black olives, and cheese.  Add one last tortilla and cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.  Your done.

    Monday, May 5, 2014

    DIY Dressform

    My husband helped me make my first dress form with pink duck tape.  I just need some cardboard and a stand, then I will be all set. If you are interested in making your own dress form, check out: