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CHICKEN NUGGETS WITH HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING

Chicken Nuggets with Homemade Ranch Dressing - CopyWe love chicken and enjoy this Chicken Nuggets recipe with Homemade Ranch Dressing as a meal or for snacking during ballgames or while watching movies.  The ranch dressing is great with lots of meats and chips, too.

Chicken Nuggets

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cut into bite sized pieces (can use chicken breasts, chicken fingers or whatever pieces you like)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch cayenne, Optional

1/4 cup cooking oil

2 eggs

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside.  Whisk together the flour, paprika, mustard, bread crumbs, black pepper, salt garlic powder and cayenne in a bowl.  In another bowl, beat the eggs until smooth.  Heat cooking oil in skillet.  Dip chicken pieces in flour mixture, then in beaten eggs and in flour mixture again.  Make sure they are well coated.  Cook six to seven minutes turning if needed.  Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.  Makes about 4 servings.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise (could use Miracle Whip)

1 teaspoon dried parsley (could use fresh parsley)

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried chives (could use fresh chives)

Whisk together all ingredients and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.  Makes about 1 1/4 cups dressing.  Will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Enjoy!

Check out other chicken recipes on the website.

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COUNTRY HAM FOR EASTER!

Brownings Country Ham 2015Easter is just around the corner folks! Do you have your menu ready?  Don’t hunt high and low for the perfect ham each holiday season.  Browning’s Country Ham out of Dry Ridge, Kentucky has a Holiday Ham that has been aged to perfection for a full year. Browning’s Country Hams and other Amish-quality products ship nationwide to arrive right at your doorstep.

Last year,  Mr. David Sponcil, owner of Browning’s Country Hams, contacted me about doing a review of some of their products.  Mr. Sponcil sent me these products to try under the agreement that he would receive my honest opinion. Believe me, I know country ham.  When my children were small and we lived on a farm outside Perryville, Kentucky, we killed our own hogs every year in November, cured the hams and processed all the meat.  I can remember several years when, along with our neighbors,  we killed and processed as many as 45 hogs in one killing.

Browning’s Country Ham is really good ham.  That is my honest opinion and I have enjoyed trying these products so much.  The Holiday Ham is perfect for your Easter dinner.  It is one of the most tender hams I have ever tried and the flavor is delicious. It is spiral sliced and comes with cooking instructions. You can insert cloves and bay leaves, cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees pat on some brown sugar and let caramelize for about 5 minutes under the broiler or there are instructions for adding a honey glaze.  Of course, being Southern, I had to try it my way.

Southern Lady Cooks Ham Glaze:

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup sorghum

1/4 cup Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey

Mix together and baste the ham several times while cooking. This was WONDERFUL!

 

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My favorite foods to serve with country ham are potato salad and baked beans.  Once I cooked this ham, I just had to make baked beans and potato salad, too. The baked beans are made with Browning’s Pepper Bacon.  They have 3 thin sliced styles:  Country, Applewood or Pepper Bacon.  Browning’s Country Bacon is a thick cured bacon with an old-fashioned taste.

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Southern Baked Beans by The Southern Lady Cooks

2 (15 oz.) cans pork-n-beans, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon molasses or dark syrup
2 to 3 slices bacon (I use Browning’s Pepper Bacon)
 
Drain beans, combine with all other ingredients in an oven safe casserole dish.  Place bacon slices on top.  Cook uncovered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Enjoy!
Note:  You can make these beans in the crockpot, too.  Just throw all ingredients in the crockpot and cook about 4 hours.

Browning’s Country Ham offers Country Ham Center Steaks and Biscuit Cuts.  These are wonderful served on biscuits in the morning for breakfast or with red-eye gravy.

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These are just a few of the great products you will find on the website and Facebook page. Grandma Babe’s Country Sausage is the newest addition to their line.

You won’t be sorry you tried Browning’s Country Ham products. I thought they were some of the best I have ever tasted.  Try it for yourself and find out.  Mr. Sponcil is making you this special offer again this year by taking $5.00 off any Browning’s Holiday Ham ordered by friends and fans of The Southern Lady Cooks website.  Just mention The Southern Lady Cooks or (TSLC) when ordering your Holiday Ham. Try some of his other products along with the ham for breakfast on Easter morning.

Browning’s Country Ham is located at 475 Sherman Newtown Road, Dry Ridge, Ky. 41035.  Website:  www.BrowningsCountryHam.com, Phone: 859-948-4HAM (4426)  “Like” them on Facebook.

FTC Disclaimer: Browning’s Country Ham provided me with products for this review. The opinions expressed in
this blog post are my own. I was in no way financially compensated by Browning’s
Country Ham for this review.

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CROCK POT CHICKEN WITH SPICY CABBAGE

Crock Pot Chicken with Spicy Cabbage TSLC - CopyThis Crock Pot Chicken and Cabbage Recipe is easy and a good comfort food for cold weather or just anytime.  This can be served alone or over pasta, rice or mashed potatoes. It reheats great if you have leftovers.

3 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (could use other chicken parts)

3 tablespoon cooking oil

1/2 large head of cabbage, cut in wedges

1 medium onion, peeled, sliced and cut in rings (can use green onions)

1 large green, red or orange pepper, chopped or sliced

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilis, drained

few drops hot sauce, Optional

Brown chicken pieces on top of the stove in the cooking oil. While chicken is browning,  place cabbage wedges in the crock pot, add onion and green pepper.  Place browned chicken pieces on top of cabbage, onion and peppers. (If I am using chicken breasts, I cut mine in pieces but you can leave them whole) In a bowl whisk together the tomatoes, mushrooms, oregano, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, basil, green chilis and hot sauce. Add the bay leaf and pour over the chicken and cabbage.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Remove bay leaf.   Makes about 6 servings. Enjoy!

You might also like these crock pot recipes:

Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Honey Soy Pork Chops

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

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APPLE PIE BREAD

Apple Pie Bread TSLC - CopyThis Apple Pie Bread recipe is one you will make over and over again.  It is a great way to use up apples and goes good with coffee or as a snack with milk. This bread makes a great gift.  My weakness when it comes to food is bread of any kind and I am always making bread.

Batter:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1/2 cup butter or 8 tablespoons or 1 stick, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 cups shredded, peeled apples (I used red delicious)

Whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda in a large bowl.  Add white sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract, sour cream, buttermilk and eggs.  Mix well with a spoon. Fold in shredded apples. Spray a 9 x 5 bread pan with cooking spray and add the batter.

Swirl:

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

3/4 cup raisins

Mix together with a spoon and spread over batter as in photo below.  Take a knife and swirl into batter.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 65 to 70 minutes testing to make sure bread is done in center.  Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and remove from pan.

Topping for Cooked Apple Bread:

3/4 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk, more or less

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together with spoon and drizzle over bread once bread has cooled.

Makes 1 loaf.  Enjoy!

Note:  You can freeze this bread or reheat.  It keeps well for several days in a cool, dry place.  You can also refrigerate. If you want to make it special, soak your raisins in about 1/4 cup bourbon before adding to the bread.

 

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Buttermilk Chocolate Bread.

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