Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving Traditional Menu

 Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
An assortment of recipes 
The Brown Sugar Pineapple Baked Smoked Ham is the most requested recipe I have ever had on the entire Hibiscus House Family of Blogs.  That is the reason for the large pic instead of the turkey.  One note the recipe is not for a fresh nor a country ham but for the smoke wet cured ham found in most groceries.

I'm sure you are busy like me trying to get the menu down, the ingredients needed, the cleaning of the house on and on etc.  It is one of the most fun times of the year when you, friends and family gather together for fellowship, food and enjoyment.  Whether you will be a part of a big crowd or dining simply make a delicious meal to enjoy for the day just because we are blessed to do so!
I am thankful for so many things and you my friends are at the top of the list.  Join me today as I go through the archives for recipes to share and be a handy guide for you to find when cooking.  

 Turkey and Ham

The Baked Turkey in the top photo was baked by Carly.  It was one that she brined and was so delicious!  There are a number of recipes on the internet to show you how to do this.  
I personally don't have much luck wet brining I like to Dry Brine mine in the refrigerator for a day or so.  We will have Carly's and my turkey both this year! 

I ordered an organic turkey flash frozen and shipped to me in a few days.  I can't wait to cook this beauty and share with you.
Carly baked the Spiral Cut Ham with pineapple cherries pictured above.  She is a wiz at baking those and again I am not.  I love hers but dry mine out basically every time.  
I bake my old stand by a wet cured ham.  The recipe below is one of the most asked for on this blog.  It is a very delicious ham.  I have it every Easter and sometimes on Thanksgiving with the turkey.

 The trick with frozen turkeys is no trick at all.  Defrost it in the refrigerator in plenty of time to season and bake 3 to 4 days is sufficient. You don't want to be rushing to thaw a huge bird~ freezing your fingers to the bone just to get the giblets out of the bird.  You may ask how I know that and I'll tell you I remember doing it for so many years!

Main Course 
your choice or both up to you
  •  Baked Herb Crusted Turkey Breast recipe HERE
  •  Brown Sugar Pineapple Glazed Baked Ham Recipe HERE

My Own Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe HERE
A must have side! 
One of my recipes for a side dish that gets requested most on the blogs!

My Dressing as we call it here in the South would be a cornbread stuffing for some in other parts of the country.  I may try my hand at some "Yankee" white bread stuffing with a little help from my mother in law who learned it from her mother in law in Pennsylvania.  We'll see and if it is successful I'll share with you. 

Old Fashioned Baked Macaroni & Cheese Recipe HERE

  • Genolia's Collard Recipe HERE
  • Campbells Green Bean Casserole HERE 
  • Sweet Potato Pie HERE
  Recipe HERE

Holiday Creamed Potatoes Recipe HERE

Sour Cream Pound Cake Recipe HERE
The most visited recipe on the Hibiscus House Family of Blogs!

Coconut Pie Recipe HERE
The most talked about and complimented pie I have here at Dolly is Cooking!

I could go on and on and on but the menu ideas are limitless.  A great crisp salad, wonderful homemade hot yeast rolls, pie, cakes, desserts a great long line of things to make.  

I have added the tabs back to the top of the blog for easier searching and I hope you can find something that can become one of your family favorites.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
I am thankful for everything daily and you are one of those I'm most thankful for!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Creamy Corn Casserole


I have to admit this isn't my recipe I saw it on Facebook the other day.  It is a recipe from Paula Deen. She and I both like the butter so I thought that this would most likely suit me. I have to say it is one rich buttery casserole with a little sweet taste to it.  This is a delicious dish.  

I'd like to say that I've had luck with others recipes that they post on Facebook randomly but I haven't all the time.  One piece of advice check/search online because I compared the one found with Paula Deen and found that the person that posted on Facebook had doubled the butter.  Talk about buttery! 

Well enough about that here is the recipe and I'll share the link to Paula Deen because after all it is her recipe.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

I really like stir fry.  The fact that you can put such a variety of vegetables and meats make it an easy go to meal.  Fix noodles or rice and you have your meal in a matter of minutes.  All it takes is a little prep time.
Today I have two rib-eyes in the freezer that needed to be cooked in some manner. It is always good to defrost but not thoroughly.  This makes for much easier thin slicing of anything really.
I am busy making pound cakes for a benefit for a little sick cousin so stir fry it is.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dolly's Tomato Cucumber Onion Salad

I absolutely love this kind of salad you will to if you love the ingredients that are in it.  If you like more of one certain ingredient then use more of it.  Use only the best ingredients you can find because if you don't it will be a bland nothing.   I assure you if you do it will become a favorite of yours too!  

It is now October in South Carolina and we are finding some of the best farm grown vegetables in our area.  Just today Chuck and Carey went to Summerton to Flower's Farm and brought back some of the most beautiful fresh produce. I have crisp farm grown green beans and fresh tomatoes I will be canning.  This on top of the flooding we have had and they suffered much of it their farm was covered and yet they can still produce such produce. They brought back squash, collards, turnips, cucumbers, peppers, I could go on and on but must stop. 

Here is a simple recipe that has been around for many many years.  It is such a tradition in the South that I just figured everyone had heard of it but maybe not.. .....recipe now...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Penelope Says: Swedish Meatballs

Welcoming Penelope back and this week she is sharing a recipe she made and adapted from bon appetit.
We here at Dolly is Cooking always use what we have on hand so this recipe is no exception. I have placed stars to call attention to measurements that have been changed.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Boneless Pork Chop Casserole Quick and Easy

I buy my pork with most of my meats and some poultry from a butcher in a small town a few miles away from here.  That I feel is the most important thing.  You must start with good ingredients to have good tasty meals. **Another tip if you have a baking dish that makes just everything you put into it taste great Use It!  I do have favorite dishes for certain things.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Product Review: Silicone Egg Poachers by HighFive Naturals

Today I review another product from HighFive Naturals.  My husband, Chuck loves poached eggs so I was delighted when they contacted me about doing the review.  Join me for the results.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Beef Brisket in the Oven

Dolly's Beef Brisket

We took a trip to Texas not long ago as you may know if you follow on the main blog Hibiscus House.  I can tell you that they enjoy their brisket there in Texas.  It is served almost everywhere and we had our fair share of it while visiting.

Buy a good quality Beef Brisket It will make all the difference in the world.  I have a wonderful butcher who always carries quality meats.  I trust him because everything is always delicious!  Find a good one that you trust that carries good meat products. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Caramel Cake In A Pinch!

Do you like Caramel Cake?  I do and it is best when browning your own sugar and making a cake from scratch with many layers.  Today I share a quick substitute that is pretty good in a pinch!
I do not say that this is the best Caramel Cake and icing you will ever have by any means. Tonight I wanted something sweet and had nothing.  I just don't bake sweets as much as I used to.  I was too darn tired to bake from scratch and while searching the pantries I found very little that I would need.
Here goes a recipe from what I had on hand.
Let me say this if you have a great recipe for cake and you feel like baking from scratch I would never encourage you to do this! In a pinch it is quite tasty though.  Actually it was delicious!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Product Review: Fratelli Carli Miele Di Acacia

How do I say this in a way that won't anger most out there?  I've got it!  I like honey but personally  do not eat it frequently.


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