Thursday, December 22, 2011

So what are you doing for Christmas Eve

So what are you doing for Christmas Eve? Here in my neighborhood Onefabulous Mom, Myself and a couple of our neighbors and friends have a annual holiday party that normally happens at neighbor Anne’s house. However, this year I am the lucky house that is hosting the party. We are very excited to be hosting.
My Hubby and I plan on serving the following:

 A Turkey roasted and stuffed with Gluten Free Stuffing,

A Spiral Cut Baked Ham plus  Beet Berry Relish,

Creamed Spinach,

Neighbor Anne is bringing her fabulous ladakh’s Potato pancake which I don’t have the recipe for yet. We will see if Anne will part with one of her 3 recipes Sweet Potato Ladakh’s, Tradional Ladakh’s (Potato Pancakes) and last but not least Seafood Ladakh’s.  Plus all the trimmings Apple Sauce and Sour cream

In addition to OneFabulous mom is bringing her Moms famous Broccoli Casserole

For dessert I will be making my famous gluten free holiday trifle 

and a Pecan Pie from Onefabulous Mom

This should be a fun night with friends and neighbors and some of the drinks will  provided by Segrams which I will be giving a you a couple recipe ideas for there newest wine coolers.

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Sheila Fretz

Monday, December 19, 2011

Baked Gluten Free Pasta

So sorry I have been a little MIA lately, I know that last week I only posted once and the week before you only saw Miss J’s birthday. I am so sorry about that. However, for all of us it’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means lots of partys and events to attend and that means im not cooking a lot either. So because of that my Cooking Underwriter has been forgotten a little. So this week I’m going to try to make it up to you with a couple recipes.

Today's recipe  will be a continuation of last weeks Italian Pot Roast.  With what I call a first over. What that is , is a recipe that is made with leftovers.

So this is my new first over recipe.

1 Tablespoon Butter
3 to 4 cups cooked leftover gluten free pasta
Leftover sauce from Italian Pot Roast2 cups Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Take a 9 X 13 Pan and coat with butter

Take Pasta and Toss in Sauce to coat evenly then poor into
 9 x 13 Pan

Next place cheese on top

Cover with foil and bake in oven for 45 min
Serve Warm



Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Pizza

On Sunday, I was driving home from a fabulous trip with my family, I was craving turkey and we had no leftovers.  So as soon as I got home, I went to the market and got a turkey and all of the trimmings. Did you know most markets, including mine,  put the Fresh Turkeys on sale a couple days after Thanksgiving. I bought a Butterball Fresh Turkey originally priced at $29.80 for $5.87. That is correct, Five Dollars and eighty-seven cents! Can you believe that? I was pleasantly surprised. 

So on Sunday night we sat down and had Gluten Free Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey, Beet Berry Relish and some fresh carrots. On Monday I was ready for my leftovers and my vision would be complete. However my husband wanted turkey by itself So Tuesday night  I made Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner.  It was like having a Thanksgiving feast all over again but even better. Here is the recipe:

Pizza Dough 
1/4 cup Beet Beery Relish
½ cup mashed potatoes
½ cup Stuffing or dressing
1/4 cup shredded Turkey
½ cup mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Make your Pizza dough either Gluten free or regular pizza Dough.
Next spread your cranberry relish on top of dough.
Then thinly sprinkle your left over mashed potatoes on top of relish.
Next add the stuffing on top of the potatoes.
Then Shred some turkey and place on top
Last sprinkle shredded cheese on top of turkey pizza pie
Bake in oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Monday, November 21, 2011

Potatoes Au Gratin Gluten Free

So with the Holidays quickly approaching this weekend I had a lot going on. We have two Birthdays starting off the holiday season.  We have to start the decorating early. This year Miss J will be turning 9 on Thanksgiving day and we always try to make her birthday special. By doing something special on her special day that has nothing to do with Thanksgiving. So this year Miss J will be celebrating with all of her girlfriends a couple days later with a Gingerbread Decorating Party. So in order to get ready for that special party we either have to decorate early or for go the holiday decorations, when you add all the traveling in.. Plus in between all of that decorating I made this fabulous recipe called Potatoes Au Gratin. So yummy easy and tasty and a perfect addition to your holiday party.

Potatoes Au Gratin Ingredients:

12 Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and Sliced ( About 3 pounds)
1 Half Large onion chopped
2 cups Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Balsamic Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup butter
4 Tablespoons Corn Starch
Salt and Pepper to taste
3 cups Milk

Take A 13 x 9 inch pan and butter it

Next Peel and slice potatoes and Chop  1/2 onion

Layer Potatoes then Cheese, then onions repeating.

Next add Cheese both Cheddar and Balsamic Parmesan.

Now in a sauce pan take 1/4 cup butter and melt

Add corn Starch whisking until golden.

Add Salt and Pepper to taste I normally add 1 teaspoon of both salt and pepper.

Now add milk slowly and bring to a boil, then poor on top of potatoes and cheese.

Next take your spoon and make sure all the Bechamel sauce gets in between  all the potatoes and onions.

Bake in oven for 90 minutes.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Friday, November 18, 2011

We have a winner for the Anolon Bronze Bakeware 9”x13” Cake Pan

So as you know I had a giveaway going on with Anolon  for a Bronze Bakeware 9”x13” Cake Pan and we have a winner is Kelli who was number 55 & 56
Please contact me at Mrs Mix It at Gmail dot com

Thanks and have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Enjoy Cooking in your Anolon Bronze Bakeware 9”x13” Cake Pan 
 and if you would like to purchase one click here

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Bun French Toast

So the other Day we were at the Market and Miss J had to have these Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls that were  a lot of money. She ate one and said that she thought they were just to dry for her taste. Well I let them sit in the refrigerator for a couple more days and then I thought to myself what a great way not to waste food. I will Make Cinnamon Bun French Toast. So thanks to Miss J's original must have we now have a fabulous recipe to share with you. PS. I think she was correct those rolls were way to Dry even with the icing the company provided.

Cinnamon Sugar Bun French Toast Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 cup Milk
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
Dry Old Cinnamon Buns or Cinnamon Raisin Toast
1 Tablespoon butter for Griddle

Griddle or Frying Pan
Spatula for flipping

Slice Bun into 3 pieces

Take first 4 Ingredients and Whisk Together

Next add nutmeg then drench Bread or Buns in Egg Mixture

Take butter and melt on griddle then place bread or buns on griddle. I had a little of both as you can see.

Flip when Golden Serve with Fresh Fruit and Bacon or Sausage.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Spicy Salty Bacon Wrapped Date

I love food that is sweet and spicy with a little salty sweet and savory taste   always is a plus. So the other day I was thinking about my recipe for A spicy date under the blanket and how could I make it better and Gluten Free. So I created this delicious appetizer just for you.

Take dates and remove pits slice down the center.

Insert spicy jalapeno Monterrey jack cheese. 

Wrap Dates in Bacon


Now Place in oven at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes on 350 degrees
Bon Appetit and enjoy


Friday, November 4, 2011

Kitty's Delicious Cabbage Rolls

So a couple of weeks ago for the Jewish New Year my sweet neighbor Miss Kitty was kind enough to share her delicious recipe for Cabbage rolls. This recipe really had me intrigued  because before you even start to make the delicious cabbage rolls you place head of Cabbage in the freezer. Yes you heard right a head of cabbage needs to go in the freezer over night. This is another great recipe to make in your 9”x13” Cake Pan COLLECTION: Anolon Bronze Bakeware, however, when I made this recipe unfortunately I had not received my Anolon Pan yet. 

Kitty’s delicious Cabbage Rolls Ingredients:

1 Large head of cabbage
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 ½ pounds of Ground Round
1 large onion chopped.
 2 cups of uncooked rice½ cup water
 Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Garlic powder

Cabbage Roll Sweet and Savory Sauce Ingredients

2  (28 oz) cans crushed Tomatoes with basil
1 cup brown sugar
1 lemon (the juice of)

9”x13” Cake Pan COLLECTION: Anolon Bronze Bakeware
and don't forget to enter to win a free Anolon  Bronze Bakeware
Frying Pan
Sauce pan
Wooden Spoon or silicone spoonula
Cooking Spray

The day before or morning you want to make these make sure you do not clean  and freeze the cabbage for 12 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Defrost and core and clean cabbage leaves in cold water.

In a large frying pan heat olive oil

Then brown onions.

Next add Meat and season with Salt Pepper and Garlic. until thoroughly cooked.

In a sauce pan add 2 cans of crushed tomatoes, the juice of a lemon and brown sugar so you have a sweet and savory tasting sauce.

Clean Rice by rinsing in a colander with water.
Now add Water and Rice do not cook any more.

Take a 9”x13” Cake Pan COLLECTION: Anolon Bronze Bakeware spray with Cooking spray then add enough sauce to pan to cove bottom.

Take cleaned and cored leaves and place meat in center

Next fold like this

Then Roll like this

Next place in 9”x13” Cake Pan COLLECTION: Anolon Bronze Bakeware side by side in rows.

Then pour sauce on top

Cover in Aluminum foil bake for 2 hours.

Let cool. You might be tempted and can eat them that night. But I prefer to wait and eat the next day after reheating at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Bon Appetit