Monday, December 28, 2009
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Thursday, December 24, 2009
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Jones Soda. All opinions are 100% mine.Here Willy sits watching the Christmas Tree
Jones Soda in hand, Willy is feeling kind of Free.
Willy thinks he will see what is on TV.
There is the game, now Willy can gawk
For it is none other than a Seattle Seahawk.
And what to Willy's eyes should appear,
The Jones Soda in his hand is like Seahawk Gear.
Yes their Soda that Willy has in hand
Is a token of the Seahawks, isn't that Grand.
The flavor is Berry Lemonade
Willy likes this, he would not trade.
So as the big fat man comes to my house.
Leave Willy a Jones Soda, or you are surely a louse.
And Willy will leave no cookies and send you down South.
10-4 Cooking With Willy
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Willy's son-in-law loves to hunt and has cooked up some things everynow and then that are really good. He has taken a Chicken Gumbo Recipe that he saw Emeril cook and has modified it to make it into a great Duck -Sausage - Shrimp Gumbo.
Below is the initial ingredients from Emeril's Recipe. I am showing some of the changes that were made. However, as every good cook, he says he changes a little here and there.
Any Way - It turned out real good!
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1 pound smoked sausage, such as andouille or kielbasa, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
1 package of small shrimp
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 bay leaves
6 cups chicken broth
1 pound wild duck meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 teaspoon Rustic Rub, recipe follows
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 tablespoon file powder
Combine the oil and flour in a large cast iron or enameled cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat. Stirring slowly and constantly for 20 to 25 minutes, make a dark brown roux, the color of chocolate. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers and continue to stir for 4 to 5 minutes, or until wilted. Add the sausage, salt, cayenne, and bay leaves. Continue to stir for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chicken broth. Stir until the roux mixture and water are well combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
Season the duck with the rub below and add to the pot. Simmer for 2 hours. Skim off any fat that rises to the surface. Remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley, green onions, and file powder. Remove the bay leaves and serve in deep bowls.
8 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons cayenne
5 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
6 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons onion powder
6 tablespoons salt
2 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 1/2 tablespoons dried thyme
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Willy's house still gets the same smell as the wife cooks a hen on the stove to get the juice and the gravy.
Thanksgiving lunch - Great food - great fun - Great Fellowship.
10-4 Willy likes Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So there ;you have it and to the best of Willy's vast knowledge the best way to take care of that need for a Car Hire in Italy is to go to their website and get the great deals that exist there.
What more can Willy say but Bon Apetite.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Cook in large pot until meat loses its red color............
3 pounds GROUND CHUCK OR ROUND or a 50-50 mix of CHILI MEAT and GROUND DEER MEAT.
ADD............................. 1 large ONION, chopped
1 Tbsp MINCED GARLIC
When onions are tender,
add............................ …1 Tbsp SALT
4 Tbsp CHILI POWDER
1 tsp GROUND OREGANO
2 tsp ground CUMIN
2 cups HOT WATER
2 10 oz cans SNAPPY TOM
I add for the Texas taste...... 3 finely chopped JALAPENO PEPPERS OR IF YOU DARE USE HABANERO PEPPERS!
Simmer, covered, at least 3 hours. Add more water if necessary.
YIELD: 8 TO 10 SERVINGS
Monday, October 26, 2009
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen fully-cooked beef meatballs
- 1 cup frozen vegetable mixture, such as broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
- 2 cups water
- 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic
- 3/4 cup uncooked Halloween pasta shapes
- Combine frozen vegetables, water, broth, tomatoes and pasta in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 8 minutes or until pasta is just tender.
- Meanwhile microwave meatballs according to package directions. Add meatballs to soup; simmer 3 minutes or until meatballs are heated through. Garnish with spooky decorations, as desired (see Cook’s Notes).
Cook's NotesTo make dairy sour cream full moon, spoon small amount of sour cream on top of soup forming full moon shape. To make black olive bats, thinly slice olives crosswise into rings. Cut rings in half. Place olive slices on top of sour cream full moon to form bat wings. To make Parmesan ghosts, place ghost shaped cookie cutter on baking sheet. Place shredded Parmesan cheese inside cookie cutter, pressing down slightly with fingers to form shape. Carefully remove cookie cutter and repeat to make desired amount of ghosts. Bake in 350°F oven for 3 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly. Remove ghosts with spatula to wire rack; cool completely. Serve with soup. To make creepy croutons, cut sliced white bread into Halloween shapes with cookie cutters. Place shapes on baking sheet; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake shapes in 350°F oven about 10 minutes or until bread is toasted and cheese begins to brown.
Willy is in to Spook tacular food and this appears that it would be great.
Someone try this one out and let Willy know how it is!
10-spook - Willy
Sunday, September 27, 2009
A person can spend more time dropping than he does doing real productive work. They have been ok up to now with the way they handled paid ads allowing each site to decide to have them or not.
They have driven the last nail in their coffin by telling me that 15% of all ads will be paid on my site unless I pay them $50 fee.
It is my site and I can do it cheaper that paying them $50. I CAN DO IT BY DUMPING THEM AND ENCOURAGING EVERYONE ELSE TO DO SO. MAYBE THEY WILL RETHINK.
ENTRECARD IS GONE AS OF NOW.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Willy has found the formula for successful tailgating!
- Good Spot - War Memorial Stadium
- Good equipment - Weber Grill - good chairs - satellite dish - flat screen - covered area
- Good friends - not just those that want the beverage you furnish - but those that bring to share
- Good beverages - ice tea - water - cola and that other stuff that folks drink
- living room
- flat screen
- pizza delivery
- good friends
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Well, recently Willy ran on to something that Willy believes is one of the best cookbooks that Willy has seen in a long time. This cookbook is called "300 Chicken Recipes"
This cookbook appears to have recipes all of the way from simple plain chicken to some of the most elegant and great recipes that could be done using chicken as the main ingredient. You see on the cover where it mentions Chicken Divan, Chicken casseroles, Chicken Hot Wings and Chicken Pot Pie.
Well, Willy the redneck is not real big on the fancy chicken recipes but Willy does know that if he can get more casserole recipes along with great hot wing recipes and especially Chicken pot pie then Willy will be in Chicken Heaven.
What is even greater about this whole thing is getting the E-Book bonus with over 500 recipes. Yes recipes that have things the tickle every taste bud. This means that you will get some of the best chocolate recipes available to mankind. These recipes as you know will tempt the ladies because of the chocolate.
Other things that you can get are world recipes that give you all of those great dishes that are being cooked that represent the other countries. Yes, Willy is talking about mouth watering recipes such as great Italian Dishes that will make you say Mama Mia - Mama Willy. Those are spicy meatballs.
So what more can you ask. Willy has found it for you and all you have to do is to take advantage of one of the greatest deals that are out there. Yes, a deal that gives you all of the chicken recipes, all of the chocolate recipes, all of the camping recipes and yes just about all of the recipes that man could want.
What are you waiting for. Get out there and get this. Don't snooze and lose!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Willy found this potato recipe that makes a different twist on potatoes. Willy is always looking for different ways to supplement that steak or other meats that Willy likes so well - So here it is:
What You Need
PREHEAT grill to medium heat. Place potatoes and carrots in microwaveable bowl. Add water; cover. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 7 min. or until potatoes are crisp-tender; drain well. Meanwhile, mix 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese and the dressing. Add to potato mixture; mix lightly.
SPOON onto center of 20-inch piece of heavy-duty foil sprayed with cooking spray. (Or, use a double layer of regular foil.) Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place on upper shelf of grill.
GRILL 15 to 20 min. or until vegetables are tender. Cut slits in foil to release steam. Open packet carefully. Sprinkle potato mixture with parsley and the 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy - 10-4 Willy
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Willy found this recipe for just a good old Steak Sandwich. Maybe a little fancy for Willy - what do you think. 10-4 Willy
- 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin or top round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick or flank steak
- 1/2 cup prepared non-creamy Caesar dressing
- 2 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 hoagie rolls (6 inches long each), split, toasted
- Cut beef steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick strips. Reserve 2 tablespoons dressing. Pour remaining dressing in medium bowl. Add beef; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 2 hours.
- Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining beef.
- Toss lettuce with reserved dressing and 2 tablespoons cheese in medium bowl. Divide evenly over bottom of each roll. Top with beef; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Close sandwiches.
Monday, July 6, 2009
If you try this one let Willy know - Willy may try this weekend. Here it is.
- 4 beef shoulder center steaks (ranch steak), cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
- Black pepper
- 3 cups bottled fresh-squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 small jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
- 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- Salt and pepper
- To prepare Citrus-Jalapeño Mojo, combine all mojo ingredients except salt and pepper in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil 15 to 20 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1-1/2 cups. Strain and discard solids. Season sauce with salt and black pepper, as desired. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, season beef steaks with black pepper, as desired. Place on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 12 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
- Carve steaks into thin slices. Season with salt, as desired. Drizzle with some Citrus-Jalapeño Mojo. Serve with remaining mojo.
Smoking good stuff!!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Willy believes that what this country needs to be cooking up is a little old fashion Freedom Cake:
Ingredients might be something such as:
Many cups of thank you's for those who are serving, will serve or have served.
Many cups of thank you to those who have lost loved ones serving to protect our freedom!
Cups of basic good old fashion honesty in our people and our leaders
Cups of leadership with the gall to stand against those things that are against our basic beliefs.
A cup of president who has a backbone and the guts to do what is right and not say what is politically correct.
A few cups of volunteerism - we can do anything if we get out and do it!
Top it off with a little whip cream of old fashion discipline, religion and love for each other
Throw all of these in this big old pan called America and it might just bake up into a cake that is better than this thing we have now.
Willy says - 10-4.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This is probably not the greatest cut of beef but turns out pretty good. Not a lot of marbling that Willy likes.
Flat Iron steak is a cut that is thick on one end and is about 10 inches long tapering off to very thin.
This allows to cook for about two to three people if some like rare and other like done.
The steak is cooked for on very hot grill for about two minutes on each side. This sears the steak very well and makes it look good.
I then cook about 5 minutes more on each side. This gets the thicker to a medium rare while the thinner end is medium well.
The only seasoning that I use is broiled steak seasoning from McCmorick
Willy cuts thin slices and then the leftovers can be stir fried with onions and seasonings and makes great fajita meat.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Willy done tired of trying to save the planet so Willy went looking for a pie recipe that uses parts of the planet. Willy done found this great mud pie recipe. Here it is.
Chocolate wafer cookies are sold in the baking section of most supermarkets.
- 1½ cups chocolate wafer cookies, crushed into tiny pieces
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 pint coffee ice cream, softened
- 1 tablespoon Kahlúa
- 1 tablespoon brandy
- 1 cup whipping cream, plus 2 tablespoons
- ½ cup dark corn syrup
- 12 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
Combine chocolate wafer cookies and butter and press into 9-inch pie plate. Place in freezer. Mix ice cream, Kahlúa and brandy. Whip 2 tablespoons whipping cream, fold in to ice cream mixture, and pour into pie shell. Cover and place in freezer. Meanwhile, bring 1 cup cream and corn syrup to a simmer in medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate and whisk until smooth. Cool until lukewarm, about 20 minutes. Pour sauce over mud pie and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
2 C Sugar
1 Stick Margarine or Butter
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 C Crunchy Peanut Butter
3 C Oatmeal
1 tsp vanilla.
Mix 1st 4 ingredients an boil for 2 minutes. Take from stove and add next 3 ingredients. Mix Well. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper - Cool - Eat Enjoy
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp packed brown sugar
1 tbsp ground cumin
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
Combine all ingredients in small bowl. makes about 1/4 cup.
Press rub evenly onto tender beef steaks before grilling - Turn occassionally to avoid burning.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
In honor of Pancake day that passed this last week with out Willy's knowledge Willy would like to leave a simple Pancake recipe that always pleases the family. Simple and easy it is.
Take the recipe off of the side of a Bisquick box for pancakes.
Add 1/4 cup of sugar to the entire mixture.
Add 1 Teaspoon of vanilla - Pure vanilla if you are lucky to have it if not maybe a touch more of vanilla extract.
Cook according to directions.
The vanilla adds a slightly and lightly unique flavor and the sugar adds just a touch of sweetness.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
It is 9:00 am and the Mrs Willy has a chocolate Chess pie in the oven.
Don't know if Willy can wait till evening for the party.
Will pass along recipe later - Willy knows it will be good.
All for now.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Many say it is in the crust and others say it is in the filling.
Willy knows that a good filling and a good crust are very good.
Let Willy know.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1 egg, beaten
Self rising flour or cornmeal
Oil for frying
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
The bone came out today and became a great Ham Stew.
All of this was chopped, diced or sliced as deemed appropriate. All thrown in the pot at an appropriate time for all to cook and flavors to blend together.
It will set in fridge tonight and be great stew for tomorrow and next week.
Great on these cold days
Friday, January 9, 2009
Willy is usually into lots of BBQ or fried food. However, Willy ran into this recipe for Vidalia onions that are excellent and kind of crispy but have never seen the deep fryer. - Try this one out - You will like it.10-4 Willy-------------------
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 Vidalia onions, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
1/4 cup canola oil
2. Whisk all the seasonings together in a small bowl.
3. Brush onion slices on both sides with oil. Rub one side of each slice with seasoning mixture and place rub side down on grill. (You'll have some spice rub leftover.) Grill until golden brown and a crust has formed, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue grilling until just thoroughly cooked, 2 to 3 minutes longer. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serves 6.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Try it out and Willy believes you will be surprised.
1-1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Sticks Butter or Margarine
3 Cups flour
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Lemon Extract or approx. 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Sour Cream mixed with 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
8 oz. Jam - Any flavor
Mix together and bake in loaf pans 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes
Friday, January 2, 2009
Willy is still stuck on the Holidays and wants to make sweets. Willy has used this recipe in the past and it gets good results and looks good too. Try out these cookies and you will like them too.
1 18-ounce roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 18-ounce roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts (optional)
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pinwheels
1. In a large mixing bowl combine peanut butter cookie dough and flour; use a wooden spoon to mix well. Divide dough in half.
2. In another large mixing bowl combine sugar cookie dough and cocoa powder; use another wooden spoon to mix well. Divide dough in half.
3. Between pieces of waxed paper, roll out half of the peanut butter dough and half of the sugar cookie dough into 12x6-inch rectangles. Remove the top pieces of waxed paper. Invert one rectangle on top of the other; press down gently to seal. Remove top piece of waxed paper. Tightly roll up into a spiral, starting from a long side. Repeat with remaining dough portions.
4. If desired, sprinkle half of the peanuts onto waxed paper. Roll 1 log of dough in peanuts. Wrap in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough and peanuts, if desired. Wrap and chill dough logs 1 hour or until firm enough to slice.
5. Using a sharp knife, cut dough logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
6. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool. Makes about 60 cookies.
Make-Ahead Tip: Shape logs of dough; wrap and chill up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month. Thaw frozen dough 3 hours in refrigerator before slicing.