Friday, September 30, 2011

Eggs Bacon on a mound of Breakfast Potatoes

I love a night when I get home late from a busy day and my sweet husband has made dinner. I have the best husband out there. When I’m off at work and he has the mood to cook; He just cooks! Its simply heaven. So the other day I had to go to Northern California on business and I came home from the airport and this is what he was making.

Eggs Bacon on a mound of Breakfast Potatoes Ingredients15 red potatoes
1 Onion chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and Pepper

Wash and clean potatoes removing eyes

Partially peel then chop and quarter.

Place in 2 Quart pan and cover with water.
Bring to a boil for 150- 20 min until fork tender but not mushy

In a frying pan heat up 1/4 cup of olive oil .

Next drain and rinse potatoes.

Add Potatoes

Next add onions to frying pan

Season with Salt and Pepper

 Brown until golden.

Next fry an egg.

Serve with bacon

Then top with an egg.
Serve immediately.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brisket Braised in Pinot Noir

I love a nice hot meal on a cold day. I also love a meal that I can make and forget about all day in oven. This meal is exactly that. I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Brisket Braised in Pinot Noir Ingredients:
5 pound Brisket trimmed but leave some fat on
Two cups of Pinot Noir ( That you would want to drink)
2 cups of Beef Broth
2 large Onions
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Garlic powder
2 cups peas
1 16 0z can of Stewed Tomatoes
8 carrots peeled and Quartered
2 16 oz cans of white potatoes
2 cups water

Take meat and trim off the Fat leaving a little on.

Season Meat with Salt Pepper and Garlic

Place 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil in a Dutch oven and heat up.

Brown on both sides

Pull Out of Pan

and add onions and caramelize in left over oil.

Add Pinot Noir and Beef Broth

Place Brisket Back in Dutch Oven and cover with onions.

Bake in oven at 250 degrees for 3 hours then turn off and leave in oven do not open!

Tip of the day: when making a pot roast or brisket add canned potatoes because they are already in water so they will not dissolve into nothing.

An hour and a half before serving add Vegetables and water.

Bake in oven at 350 for 1 and a half hour

Then serve Immediately

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Monday, September 26, 2011

Raspberry Jellyroll Shortcake

Do you love a dessert that is not to sweet and has fresh fruit included? Well I do, and the other day I was cleaning out my refrigerator. I found these fabulous raspberries that I knew we had to eat soon because as you know as well as I do. Raspberries don’t last long unless you freeze or can and put away for the season. So I wanted to eat these and fast!

Raspberry Jellyroll Shortcake Ingredients:
Whipping Cream

Slice Jelly Role

Place whip Cream on Jelly Role

Then Raspberries

Whipped Cream then Jelly Role

Then add Whipped Cream  then Garnish with

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"Fonuts" a Gluten Free Donut Shop

Fonuts is a whole new type of Donuts they carry Gluten Free Fresh Donuts and Vegan Donuts. They are very yummy and tasty. However, because they are made in this special way they are not cheap either. They average at about $3.50 a donut, However if you buy a dozen they will give you one free. So that’s what we did.

So On Labor Day weekend my daughter asked me is that special gluten free donut shop open yet? I said yes and she was so excited because the only donuts we normally have now a days is normally out of the freezer section at Whole Foods made by Glutino. They are pretty good for frozen donuts. But nothing beats a fresh donut from the Donut shop so we headed over the hill to 3rd and Crescent Heights in Los Angeles.

We got to Fonuts about 10:30 on Sunday Morning it was a little crowded but did not have to wait long. I explained that I ran a Gluten Free Cooking Sight and both of the owners came out Nancy Truman and Waylynn Lucas they explained to me that all there donuts are baked in steam ovens and they use a combination of Almond Flour and Rice Flour to make there beautiful creations. They do not use any Xanthium in these donuts and the Majority of them were Gluten Free but they do sell a couple that are not; such as the Bacon maple and the Rum.

However they looked so good I had to try. Remember its my daughter who cant have wheat not me and I truly enjoyed both.

Bacon Maple a sweet and savory donut.

This is the Peach a gluten free donut

Rum reminds me of the Rum cake you eat in the West Indies.

Banana Chocolate a gluten free donut with all the fabulous flavors of a regular donut but its gluten free.

The lemon is a fabulous robust donut.

As you can see Miss J loves the Chocolate donut with sprinkles.

The Donuts come in a box with the Gluten Donuts wrapped in tissue.

Please stop buy Fonuts they are at 3rd Street and Crescent Heights on the Southwest corner; one store in. You will not be disapointed.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And The The Two Winner’s of The Meyers Elgin Sausage Giveaway are ......................

The Two Winner’s of The Meyers Elgin Sausage Giveaway are ......................
As you know, we are at the end of a month long of giveaways on Cooking Underwriter. We had 88 entries .
And the Winner are .................. Donna B. Number 69 and Marcus Wyche Number 37

please contact me at MrsMixIt at Gmail dot com
So if you didn't win the The Myers Elgin Sausage Giveaway and you live in the Continental USA. Please feel free to purchase Meyers Elgin Sausage here.

Plus one more Item
Miss J's School is having a magazine drive and would love you to participate by either buying new magazines or remewing your old ones here.

Heres her School info
Teacher: Mr. W
Student: J. Fretz

Our next giveaway will be with The Hip Hostess the Second Week of October,
and this is what we will be giving away.

Enjoy and don't forget to enter !!!!

Sheila Fretz 

Monday, September 19, 2011

A visit to the Grill Em All Truck + A inpirational recipe

So the other day I went to the Grill Em All Truck  Yes it is not gluten free however they have one fabulous burger. I love to taste other peoples creations and I have heard so much about this Food Truck. Did you know that the Grill Em All Truck Won “The Great Food Truck Race” on The Food Network.

The Blue Cheers Burger from Grill Em All Truck
They have a variety of Burgers From the Waste ‘Em all That has green chilies, pepper jack, beer soaked onion. Or The Molly Hatchet which is sort of like a Breakfast sandwich with seared fennel sausage gravy, bacon, maple this has the  sweet and Savory taste. Last we have the Blue Cheer which is what I ate and it was amazing.  So much so it has inspired me to build my own burger that is Gluten Free including all of there ingredients of the Blue Cheer blue cheese, cranberry gastrique, Munchos

Here is there Menu and you definitely need to try here is Grill Em All Trucks menu

Cranberry Gastrique Ingredients1 cup of fresh or frozen Cranberries
½ cup of Apple Sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup water

Burger Patties Ingredients:
1 pound ground sirloin not to exceed 15 % Fat
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon granulated garlic

The Inspired Blue Cheers Burger Ingredients:
3 Burger Patties Gluten Free
3 slices of Blue Cheese Make sure you check blue cheese ingredients not all blue cheeses are gluten free.
Cranberry Gastrique
3 Gluten Free Hambuger Buns

Place cranberries, Apple Sauce, Brown Sugar and Water in pan bring to a boil.

Add Balsamic Vinegar

In a large bowl mix ground sirloin, garlic,

Add salt and pepper

Divide into 3 equal portions adding a divit in middle grill on stove top grill or in frying pan.

Cook about 4 minutes per side
When cooked to your liking add cheese to top until melted. Next toast buns on grill

Assemble burger by placing burger on bun and then add cranberry gastrique.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Bon Appetit
Sheila Fretz