Crockpot Red Beans and Rice

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice This recipe for Crockpot Red Beans and Rice is another recipe from my grandmother. I really have no idea how authentic it is, but it is something that she loved to make, and we all loved to eat.  I followed her recipe exactly with two exceptions. First, I did use turkey smoked sausage, which I much prefer to the regular. I first purchased it to be healthy, but then found that I actually liked it better. And second, she didn’t put any directions in the recipe for soaking the beans. I soaked mine using the quick method on the bean package, and I cooked them at boiling for ten minutes after their soak. I used red kidney beans, and there is some concern that they might cause stomach issues if not brought to boiling for at least ten minutes. I will say that my crockpot had them at boiling, so this step  might not be necessary, but I am going with better safe than sorry. Crockpot Red Beans and Rice Recipe Just seeing this recipe completely reminded me of when my grandmother first got this recipe.  By the way, I have no idea where she got it, but if you recognize it, please let me know, so that I can give proper credit to the author.  Anyway, I remember her having a conversation with my mother about what exactly three stalks of celery meant.  Well, it means three stalks – like three of the whole package you at the grocery store.  That is NOT what the author actually meant though because that would make this celery stew or something… The recipe actually should read three ribs of celery, which is much more palatable…. 

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Halloween Kid Food for Man Food Mondays

Halloween Kid Food

Happy Halloween People! I know it’s a few days early but this is my time of year.  Today we are doing kid kood. My grand boys came for the weekend, so what better reason would I need to make Halloween Kid Food? So this is NOT a recipe it’s a how-to. I have seen many… 

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Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits

Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits

Do you remember the sweet potatoes I was telling you about a while back? Well, in addition to the sweet potato fries and lots of baked sweet potatoes, I made these Sweet Potato Cranberry Biscuits. Oh-my-goodness-YUM! These biscuits are light and fluffy with just a touch of sweetness. They are not sweet like a doughnut… 

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Pepperoni Pasta Skillet

Pepperoni Pasta Skillet

Ok, this is almost not even a recipe. But, I am thinking that I am not the only person out there that is exhausted after work and needs something that they can throw together quickly and easily that actually tastes really good. This Pepperoni Pasta Skillet is perfect for those times! My family loved this,… 

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One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

One Pot Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Anybody else remember the broccoli and rice casserole that was so popular back when I was a kid. So yum! And, some of the recipes had chicken in them making them a meal right by themselves. I think they all started out as broccoli casseroles, and then people added the chicken. Well, this One Pot… 

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Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak for Man Food Mondays

Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak

Hi Folks! Last week for MFM I posted mom’s warm German Potato salad.  I used it as a salad side for this weeks post a Coffee Rubbed Flank Steak.  I have been wanting to do this all summer and realized that if I did not get on it, we would hit the holidays, and I may… 

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