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Friday, September 30, 2011

Sister Molly's Simple Garden Salad Mix

This delicious and easy to prepare toss salad was created by my older sister Molly who died several years ago in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver. We all miss you sis.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 2 bunches green onions
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


Instructions

  1. tear (do not cut) lettuce into pieces
  2. slice tomatoes into wedges
  3. chop the green onions
  4. toss in a large bowl and mix well
  5. add mayonnaise and garlic powder
  6. re-toss salad and serve
  7. salt and pepper to taste

Hope you like it. Bon Appetite!

Special Reminder: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 33,808 people died in traffic crashes in 2009 in the United States (latest figures available), including an estimated 10,839 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. Drunk driving fatalities accounted for 32% of all traffic deaths last year, that is, on average someone is killed in an alcohol-impaired driving crash about every 50 minutes in the U.S. (Source: NHTSA/FARS, 2010)

Please. Don't drink and drive. Be safe and don't allow others to drink and drive. You could save a life.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cajun Cooking|Creamy Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Buttermilk and sour cream both contain lactic acids in greater amounts than other types of dairy and will produce mashed potatoes with a slightly tart flavor. In fact, lactic acid is responsible for the sour flavor of sourdough breads.

You have the option of substituting the sour cream in this recipe with reduced-fat cream cheese. It will produce a less tart and richer tasting product with roughly the same amount of calories.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs. hot boiled potatoes, skins off
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 Tbsp. sour cream (or 4 Tbsp. low-fat cream cheese)
  • 1 tsp. coarse Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. drain and discard hot water from potatoes
  2. while the potatoes are still hot add the butter, sour cream, salt and black pepper
  3. mash and mix well until butter has melted
  4. add buttermilk and mix again until a creamy texture is attained
  5. makes 6 - 8 servings
Tip: Before boiling the potatoes cut them into smaller pieces to create more surface area. They will boil faster. Don't forget to add a pinch of salt to the water.

If you have any leftovers, here is a breakfast treat that you may want to try: Cajun Fried Mashed Potato Patties.

Bon Appetite!

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