|This is easy, uses pantry staples, and it's good too.|
|Low and Slow is the key to success.|
Father's Day Menu 2013
Smoked Baby Back Ribs and Chicken
Spicy Bacon Beans
Fire Roasted Carrots
French Bread Boule
Fudge Brownie Pie
The Brownie Pie and the Spicy Bacon Beans are both new recipes, all of the other recipes you can find using the FINDER BOX, should you want to browse for them. The Pie I adapted from a recipe on Pinterest is said to have been a "BEST Blogger Recipe in 2012". It is very easy. The bean recipe is adapted to one from the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.
|These wedges were served plain and we passed fresh berries on the side.|
3/4 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1/4 C. sifted cocoa
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 C. melted butter (1 stick)
2 lg. eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 big handfuls of miniature marshmallows
Ingredients for the Pie Topping:
1/4 C. melted butter (1/2 stick)
1/4 C. sifted cocoa
1/4 C. heavy cream or evaporated milk
1 C. sifted powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 9" spring form pan and set aside.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat together in another bowl the eggs, butter, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour and spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 25-30 minutes. Test with a toothpick in the center until it tests clean of crumbs. IMMEDIATELY sprinkle marshmallows evenly across the top and return to the oven for about 3-4 minutes until melted. Turn the oven off and leave the pie while you quickly make the frosting by mixing all of the ingredients and beating until smooth. Carefully spread the chocolate frosting over the hot marshmallows. Allow to cool completely. Cut into wedges and serve. Yield 8 servings.
|These beans were very good, sweet, spicy pintos and received several rave reviews. Not your everyday pork n' bean dish.|
4 C. dry pinto beans
1 pound platter bacon diced
2 red bell peppers seeded and diced
1 large onion diced
4 cloves minced garlic
3 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
1 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. ketchup
2 T. mustard
1 T. chili powder
2 t. salt, more to taste
2 t. fresh ground black pepper, more to taste
Rinse and sort through the beans and remove any particles. Cover with water and let soak over night. Drain and rinse again.