Friday, November 28, 2008

Butter Way Rolls!

Nothing compliments a good southern meal better than some good ole rolls.

Here are some of the best.

1-1/2 cup warm water
2 pkg dry yeast
4 cups flour
1/4 cup Sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 egg

Pour warm water in hot a mixing bowl and add yeast. Stir until dissolved. Add half the flour, all the sugar, salt, shortening & egg. Start mixer on medium speed and beat until smooth - about 2 minutes. Add rest of flour and stir in by hand and beat 2 minutes. Cover with damp towel and let rise about 30 minutes. Grease muffin tins - use Pam. Stir down batter in 20 to 25 strokes. Spoon into pans filling hafl full. Let rise in warm place until batter reaches top of pan. About 20 to 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes.

Yield: 24 rolls

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Willy is taking Thanksgiving day off and letting someone else cook.

Family together on Saturday to have food and fellowship.

Any great Turkey leftover recipes.

Leave comments here!

Happy Thanksgiving

10-4 Willy

Monday, November 24, 2008

Changes in Recipe Index.

Willy used to put all of his recipes in the sidebar in alphabetical order. However, willy just realized if someone is coming to the site to see new recipes and has already surfed through the others that it would be easier if the last recipe entered is on the top of the list.

So from now on - recipes on top will be the last entered.

So there

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Eggnog Rum Custard Pie

Willy ran across a recipe and asked Mrs Willy to cook it. It sounded like a good custard pie with a twist. It had rum and eggnog in it. Willy ain't much on the alcohol but has no problem when it is for flavor in a good recipe. Eggnog at this time of the year however is one of Willy's favorites.

Well, she cooked it and Willy ate it and it was good ---- try it out!

1 prepared pie crust


2 c. eggnog
3 eggs
2 tbsp. brandy or rum
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, freshly ground preferred


1 c. whipping cream
3 tbsp. powdered sugar
1 to 2 tsp. brandy or rum or substitute extract, 2 drops

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare pie crust according to directions. Do not prick crust. Partially bake crust at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. If crust puffs, gently press back to bottom and sides of pan. Reduce to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, beat eggnog, 3 eggs, brandy and vanilla. Add sugar, salt and nutmeg, mix well. Pour into partially baked pie crust. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

In small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and brandy, beat until stiff peaks form. Garnish pie with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate any remaining pie. 6 to 8 servings.

Holiday Eyeglass Frames!

Willy just wants everyone to know that Cooking it Up is not just about the recipes but it is sometimes the things that go with cooking and eating and entertaining. So in this time as we approach the holiday's Willy wants you to know that it is important to look good at all times.

What does this mean. Well it means that Willy needs the right clothes, the right shoes and even the right eye ware during all of those elite holiday parties that he will be throwing or will be attending.

Where better to get those great Holiday frames for your glasses than to go to Zenni Optical.

You talk about Willy looking good at those parties or even Mrs Willy. We would both look good in some good looking frames. Yes, Mrs Willy might even look like that Sarah Palin Lady with some new fancy frames.

Man there are a lot for Willy to choose from over there. Lets see which pair would look best on Willy...I see them now. Willy wants something they used to call the Buddy Holly Look. Yes, take a look at these glasses. Willy might even pick up a microphone and sing a little Christmas Karaoke if he looks like this.

Or better yet, lets put Mrs Willy in a great looking pair of glasses. She might like a cat eye looking pair. Check this out!

Mrs Willy would be sly in that pair.

Well, as you can see you might want to get on over to that web site and find the pair of glasses that will put you in style. Holiday frames like those available could make anyone feel great and look great.

Go check it out - good styles, good selection and good prices.

Now lets see what's cooking with our new glasses on!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Corn Casserole

Willy's house is thinking about holiday meals and Willy always puts in the request for good corn Casserole. The lovely Mrs Willy does a great job as well as Daughter Willy on this one. - Try it out. It is sometimes even better a day or two later and heated up under the broiler. A little crustiness on this is really good.

1 - 17 oz can Cream-style corn
1 - 17 oz can whole kernel corn - drained
1/2 cup of water
2 eggs - beaten
1 small box Jiffy cornmeal muffin mix
1/2 tsp sage
1/2 tsp salt
Dash Pepper
1 stick margarine - melted
1 - 8oz carton French Onion Dip

Mix all ingredients except muffin mix; Stir until well blended. Add muffin mix; blend well. Turn into a large,
lightly greased casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until lightly browned.


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Tuesday, November 11, 2008


It is getting colder and there is a pot of stew on Willy's stove - thanks to Mrs. Willy.

Simple but really good - better tomorrow than it is today.

1 lb of ground round.
1 large onion
1 6oz package of small sweet carrots
1/2 of package 12 ozof frozen corn
1 cup of beef bouillon
3 sticks of celery finely chopped
a little ketchup - about 1/2 cup
1 medium 6oz can of stewed tomatoes
a small 6 oz can of tomato suace.
Salt and pepper to taste.

Brown meat and onion - add the rest and let it simmer for an hour or so. Eat - put in fridge and it is better tomorrow.

10-4 Willy