I love cookbooks! My love for cookbooks and recipes began many, many years ago. I know that my best memories of growing up were the wonderful smells that came from my mother’s kitchen. She could put a pie together as easy as most people could make a sandwich. I do not like recipes that are difficult.
I always like recipes that are quick and easy and have ingredients that I usually have in my pantry. I am convinced that this is the reason that so many people have enjoyed my cookbook. Speaking of my cookbook, Kathy Milam has just ordered another shipment for Alabama Gift Company and The Messenger needs another supply. Thank you, Etowah County and Gadsden, for your continuing support. Here is a quick and easy menu for this week!
Hamburger Steak with Onions and Gravy
1 pound ground chuck
¼ cup bread crumbs
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon oil
1 ½ cups onions,
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup beef broth or water
In a large bowl, combine beef, egg, bread crumbs, black pepper, ½ teaspoon salt, onion powder, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well. Form into eight balls and flatten into patties and set aside.
In a skillet over medium heat, add oil. Place patties and onions and cook for four minutes per side. Remove patties from the skillet and place them on a plate. In the skillet, sprinkle the flour over the onions. Stir with a fork and scrape the beef particles off the bottom to mix with the forming gravy. Gradually whisk in the beef broth and whisk until smooth.
Add the other salt and return the patties to the skillet and cook over low heat for 20 minutes covered.
Andy’s Note: I think I have always doubled this recipe. This is a great family recipe. Suggested menu: hamburger steak with onions and gravy, buttered cream potatoes, English peas, biscuits, fried apples and sweet southern tea.
1 package active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
½ cup butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup sugar
4 cups self-rising flour
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand five minutes. Add melted butter, egg and sugar. Mix well. Stir in flour, cover and refrigerate overnight. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Andy’s Note: This recipe is way older than I am. If you have never made a homemade roll, please make this one. It is the easiest ever and best! I even made these rolls when Doug was stationed in Germany and I didn’t even have a great oven. I used the same dough to make cinnamon rolls. Just sprinkle a little flour on your counter and roll away. I am finding so many fun recipes!
1 orange cake mix
1 can peach pie filling
½ cup sour cream
Mix cake mix, pie filling, eggs and sour cream with a fork. Bake in 9×13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
Orange Cake Topping
8-ounce cream cheese
1 small package vanilla instant pudding
8-ounce Cool Whip
Mix cream cheese, pineapple and pudding mix until well blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on top of cooled cake and refrigerate.
Andy’s Note: This cake is wonderful and so easy! It also keeps so well in your refrigerator.
Every time that I give away something that I have baked, I give away a part of myself!
Happy 2020 Cooking, Andy Bedwell
“Southern Cooking with Andy Bedwell” can be purchased at Alabama Gift Company in Downtown Gadsden and the Messenger on Rainbow Drive.