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Italian Beef Recipe

 

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Video: Italian Beef Recipe

You can have this Italian Beef recipe in the crock pot in less than 5 minutes! This is THE BEST Italian Beef you have ever tasted!

 

 

Italian Beef
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish - Beef
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 can beer
  • 3 packets Good Season's Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix
  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Peperocini peppers ( for serving)
Instructions
  1. Place beef chuck roast in crock pot. Sprinkle with 3 packets of dry Good Season's Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix.
  2. Pour one can of beer over the roast.
  3. Cook on low 8 hours.
  4. About one hour before serving. shred the beef in the crock pot using 2 forks. Discard any fat pieces. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning and stir. Continue to cook in the sauce.
  5. To serve, put Italian Beef on hoagie roll. Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese. Heat each sandwich 30 seconds in the microwave to melt cheese.

Directions:

Place beef pot roast in crock pot.  Sprinkle with 3 packets of dry Good Seasons Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix.

 

Pour one 12 oz bottle of beer over the roast.

Cover and cook on low all day.

About one hour before serving, shred the beef in the crock pot using 2 forks.  Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning  and stir.  Cover and continue to cook on low the last hour.

To serve, put Italian Beef on hoagie roll.  Top with shredded Mozzarella cheese.  Heat each sandwich 30 seconds on High in microwave to melt cheese.

 

To download the printable recipe with the how-to photos, click here:Italian Beef

“You can have this Italian Beef recipe  in the crock pot in less than 5 minutes and at the end of the day you’ll have delicious Italian Beef ready for dinner.  What could be easier!”

 

Vickie’s Pineapple Cream French Toast

This is fantastic!  When my girls were growing up, they always wanted me to make this for their friends whenever they had a sleepover at our house.  I love to serve this for a weekend breakfast or a special holiday brunch.

 

Vickie's Pineapple Cream French Toast
 
Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Ingredients
  • 6 thick slices of French bread
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup half and half cream
  • 8 oz crushed pineapple, including the juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • Powdered sugar and maple syrup for serving
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, half and half, crushed pineapple with juice and the dark brown sugar.
  2. Slice bread with a serrated knife and place bread slices in a single layer in an oblong baking dish.
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. At serving time, melt 2 tablespoons of butter on a griddle. Add bread slices and cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side. ( You may need to add additional butter as the French toast cooks.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with maple syrup.

In a small bowl, whisk eggs, half and half, crushed pineapple with juice and the dark brown sugar.

Slice bread into thick slices using a serrated knife and place bread slices in a single layer in an oblong baking dish.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread slices.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

At serving time, melt 2 Tablespoons of butter on the griddle. ( You may need to add more butter as the french toast cooks.)  Add bread slices and cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve with butter and maple syrup.

Enjoy!

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:Pineapple Cream French Toast

 

To view the complete video recipe, click here:  http://youtu.be/dQS6yW2gN10

Sugared Strawberries

Looking for Fresh Strawberry Recipes? 

I love easy strawberry recipes!  This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight!  The trick to great sugared strawberries is to let them set at room temperature long enough to develop a fantastic syrup.  Use this recipe with Strawberry Shortcakes ( either homemade – or store bought pound cake), over vanilla ice cream, with waffles or french toast, or just enjoy a simple bowl of Southern Sugared Strawberries.  My daughter Kacy, calls these ” Sugared Down Strawberries”.  However you choose to enjoy them – they are a summertime treat!

 (This is my Mom’s antique milk glass bowl which she recently gave to me.  I think it’s perfect for the Sugared Strawberries! ) 

Sugared Strawberries
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 16 oz whole fresh strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Wash and slice the strawberries - removing the leaves and stems. I like to cut them into quarters.
  2. Add the sliced or quartered strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.
  3. Stir gently to combine well.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set at room temperature for about 2 hours.
  5. Stir well before serving.
Notes
Sugared strawberries are good served over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles or french toast.

Watch my How-to Video for Sugared Strawberries!

Video: Sweetened Strawberries


This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight! Learn the secret trick for making that yummy syrup with Sugared Strawberries!

 

 

 

 

Wash and slice the strawberries removing the leaves and stems.

 

Add the sliced strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.

Stir gently to combine well.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set a room temperature for about 2 hours, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours. ( I prefer to let the strawberries set out at room temperature because they get very soft when they are refrigerated.)

Stir well before serving. The strawberries will develop a wonderful syrup as they set at room temperature.  These are good served over shortcake, pound cake or ice cream.

To download the printable recipe with the how-to photos, click hereSugared Strawberries

 

Chilling White Wine In An Ice Bucket

Here’s a success tip on how to fill an ice bucket and chill white wine.  

Video: Chilling White Wine In An Ice Bucket


Learn the success secret for filling an ice bucket and chilling white wine! This simple trick will make it easy!



How many times have you been to a party and you can’t get the white wine bottle out of the ice bucket?  Or, when you get it out…you can’t get it back in the ice?  So many people don’t know the secret for filling an ice bucket!  Here is the simple secret! 

Fill the bottom of the ice bucket with about an inch layer of ice cubes.

Fill the ice bucket halfway with cold water. The cold water is the success secret – it helps to chill the wine and it makes is easy to get the wine bottle in and out of the ice bucket.

Place the bottle of wine in the ice bucket and position it in the middle of the bucket.

Fill up around the wine bottle with more ice cubes.  Fill up to the top of the bottle’s label – but don’t pack the ice too tightly.

After about 30 minutes the wine will be perfectly chilled.

To download printable directions, click hereSuccess Secret_Chilling White Wine

 

Vickie’s Fried Corn

What can I say about this easy, go-to recipe?? I have been making this for years and everyone absolutely LOVES it! This is an example of taking a perfectly healthy food and making it somewhat unhealthy, but it sure tastes good. The butter and sugar give the corn a sticky sweet goodness that makes a great side dish for any meal!

 

Vickie's Fried Corn
 
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Recipe type: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Two 16 oz cans canned corn
  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Drain one can of corn and use the other can with all of the liquid. Add both cans to the skillet.
  2. Dot with butter pieces and sprinkle sugar on top.
  3. Simmer 30 minutes to develop that sticky goodness!

 

Drain one can of corn and use the other can with all of the liquid. Add both cans to a skillet.

Dot with butter pieces and sprinkle sugar on top.

Simmer 30 minutes to develop that sticky goodness!

Servings: 6

To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:Vickie’s Fried Corn

 

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