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SMOKED SAUSAGE, TOMATOES AND OKRA SKILLET

Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra Skillet - TSLC

This Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra is a great recipe to use up fresh garden vegetables but could be made with frozen and canned vegetables, too.  This recipe makes a quick, easy meal served over rice. My family loves the fresh vegetables in this dish.

1 (14 ounce) package smoked sausage, sliced in rounds

2 tablespoons bacon drippings or cooking oil

1 cup chopped green onion

1 chopped green pepper

3 cups peeled and chopped fresh tomatoes 0r 1 (14 ounce can diced tomatoes)

2 cups chopped fresh okra (could use frozen)

1 cup fresh or frozen corn (could use canned)

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, Optional

few drops hot sauce

Brown sausage, green onion and green pepper in bacon drippings.  Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer covered 15-20 minutes until okra is tender.  Serve over rice.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Note:  You could add some fresh zucchini to this recipe, too. Just chop up a cup of zucchini and add when adding the vegetables.

Smoked Sausage, Tomatoes and Okra Skillet-TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Skillet.

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FRESH PEACH AND BLUEBERRY PIE

Fresh Peach and Blueberry Pie - TSLC

Fresh peaches are always a favorite fruit at our house and this Fresh Peach and Blueberry Pie is wonderful with coffee or as a dessert with ice cream on top.  You can make this with all peaches and leave out the blueberries.

4 cups sliced or chopped fresh peaches (I used about 5 large peaches).

1 cup fresh blueberries

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup white granulated sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons butter

2 (9 inch regular pie crusts)

Sprinkle lemon juice over peaches. Drain. Set aside.  Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Add the sliced peaches and toss to cover with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold in blueberries carefully. Cut butter into small pieces on top of filling.   Fill pie crust with filling and top with second pie crust or cut second crust in strips and weave together on top of pie.  Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook another 35 minutes. Let cool before cutting.  Makes 1 pie. Enjoy!

Note:  If you use a solid pie crust on top, cut about 3 slits in the top to let out steam. I have not tried this recipe with frozen peaches or blueberries or canned peaches.  If you make it with frozen or canned I would make sure they are drained well. You can brush the top crust with milk or egg if you like a brown crust. If your pie crust tends to stick to the pie plate, spray the pie plate with cooking spray before adding the crust. If you make this pie with all peaches I would add another cup of peach slices.

Fresh Peach and Blueberry Pie TSLC

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Fresh Strawberry Pie.

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PINEAPPLE, BANANA AND COCONUT MUFFINS

Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Muffins TSLC

These Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Muffins are good anytime. They make me think of Hawaii and something you would find on a menu there.  I love pineapple and bananas together and the coconut just adds to the taste.  We love these with our coffee in the mornings.  Children will love these as a snack, too.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 (20 ounce can) crushed pineapple in 100% pineapple juice, undrained

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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

3 eggs

3 bananas, mashed

1 cup coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, Optional

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Pour undrained pineapple into another bowl and add vanilla extract, melted butter, eggs and bananas.  Mix with a spoon.  Fold in coconut and nuts.  Combine pineapple mixture with flour mixture and mix well with a spoon.  Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.  Fill cups 3/4 full with batter.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Check to make sure they are done as ovens vary.  Makes 24 muffins.  Enjoy!

Note:  These keep well for several days in the refrigerator and can be reheated in the microwave. They could be frozen, too.

If you like this recipe, you can find other muffin recipes here. 

Pineapple, Banana and Coconut Muffins - TSLC

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

This is just a quick post to list the top three recipes that were most popular last week on the site.  I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet to bring you the three most popular. You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

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TSLCCrockpotSausageVeggies1

Crock Pot Sausage and Veggies with Peppers

TSLCFriedHoeCakes

Southern Cornmeal Hoe Cakes or Fried Cornbread

TSLCChickenDumplings1

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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Have a great week!

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