Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patty's Day Dinner

Tonight's dinner consists of corned beef, Hoppin John and mashed potatoes. It was so yummy. Hope everyone has a great St. Patty's day.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Dinner

Tonight I made BBQ marinaded pork tenderloin that cooked all day in the crockpot with left over mashed potatoes and Mexican corn. It was so yummy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Dinner

What's for dinner tonight?

We are having cubed steak, loaded mashed potatoes, and Mexican style corn. Oh and grilled onions. Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday for us tonight. We had homemade tacos for dinner. They were so yummy. I made garlic marinated steaks the other night so I used that in the tacos. They had bean dip, fiesta rice, Italian cheese, and sour cream. My husband said it was a taste from Italy, America, and Mexico. A taste around the world. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Pineapple Upside Down Muffins

I made my first pineapple upside down cakes today. They were a hit with the family. It was so easy to make also. Want the recipe well here it is:

Ingredients for cake:

2 eggs
2/3 C white sugar
4 Tbsp pineapple juice
2/3 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients for topping:

1/4 C butter (1/2 stick or 4 Tbsp)
2/3 C brown sugar
1-can pineapple rings
6 maraschino cherries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray your muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.  

In a mixing bowl, add eggs, white sugar, and pineapple juice.  Beat for 2 minutes.  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add to the wet ingredients and turn mixer back on for 2 minutes.  

In a small sauce pan, melt the butter and add the brown sugar.  Stir on low heat for one minute.

Spoon a layer of the warm brown sugar mixture into the bottom of each muffin tin, then place a pineapple ring on top.  Add a cherry in the middle of each pineapple.    Pour cake mixture over to fill muffin tin 3/4 of the way full.  If you are using regular muffin tins, you will need to cut down the rings to fit or just use pineapple tidbits.

Bake jumbo cakes for 25 minutes.  Bake regular cakes for 20 minutes.  If you choose to make a large cake, bake for 22-25 minutes in a 10 inch cast iron skillet.  The cake is done with a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Remove from the oven.  Let cool in pan for 3 minutes.  Run a knife around the edge of each cake to help loosen in case it sticks a little.  Place a wire cooling rack on top, and quickly flip over on top of sheet tray to catch extra drippings. Place wire rack of cakes on sheet tray to cool.    

I didn't use the cherries because I don't like cherries but it was great without them. 

Recipe courtesy of