Classic French Toast

4 slices of white bread
3 eggs
3 Tbsp of milk
3 tsp of butter
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
Maple syrup 

 Beat 3 eggs in a medium-large size bowl (you want the bowl big enough to dip one piece of bread in) add milk and beat egg and milk together. Doing 1 piece of bread at a time, dip the bread in the egg mixture, flip bread over to make sure the egg mixture covers the whole slice of bread. You want to have you stove set on a medium heat setting. Put 1 tsp of butter in the pan before putting the bread in the pan, cook until toast is golden brown on both sides. Do this with each slice. Once all the slices are cooked, sprinkle them with cinnamon to taste. Drizzle the maple syrup, and enjoy!
*You can also sprinkle powdered sugar on the French toast for a sweeter taste!

From Natalie S.

Sweet Green Tea

1 Gallon of water
1 Cup of Sugar (or less, I use 3/4 cup which makes for a much less sweet drink)
6 Green Tea Bags

Use a small to medium pot to boil about 4 cups of water with the tea bags already added. Once you bring to a boil set aside for about 20 minutes. Add 1 cup of sugar to a gallon size pitcher. Add boiled tea to pitcher. Remove the bags as you pour. Stir until sugar has dissolved and then fill pitcher with cold water.

This is my go-to beverage now. It used to be regular sweet tea which is made from a black tea with 2 cups of sugar. I've found that the benefits from green tea and also the benefits of less sugar are great for the whole family. The BEST green tea that I've found is Uncle Lee's Organic Green Tea. Believe me...I've tried MOST of the green teas available. It has wonderful taste with a very fresh, almost flowery aroma. This tea is great hot too!

Fast and Easy Popcorn

1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/8 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt

The above is an estimate of what you will need. It depends on the size of the pot you use. For the correct amount of oil, you will need enough to cover the bottom of the pan to almost 1/8 of an inch. Add the salt to the oil. If you like really salty popcorn use 2 tsp instead of just 1. Then add the kernels and cover about 75% of the surface of the pan. Put a lid on it and stick it on the stovetop on high. Stay next to it while you won't take long. Give the pot a shake when the popping starts to slow and cook for another 20 seconds or less. Remove from heat as soon as the popping slows significantly. Let the pot sit for about a minute or just long enough for the popping to stop. Give it a taste and add a little extra salt if needed.
**The oil is key to making it taste great! If you don't add enough, it will be dry and the salt won't stick. If you add melted butter you will get soggy popcorn. So be sure to use enough oil and add some salt BEFORE you cook it.

Beer Rolls

  • 3 Cups Bisquick Mix (Or Pioneer Mix)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 12 oz can of beer
Mix all ingredients together. Spoon into Muffin pan and cook in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I had company for Thanksgiving and made these and everybody just loved them!

Carol H.

Crawfish Cornbread

Another great recipe from Carol H!

  • 1 package Frozen Crawfish Tails
  • 1 box Jiffy Cornbread Mix
  • 1 can Original Rotel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 bundle of green onions or chives
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cups shredded Colby/Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 2 Tbls. liquid crab boil
Chop the onion and green onions. Put everything in a larger bowl and mix it thoroughly. Pour into a 13X9 pan sprayed with cooking spray to keep it from sticking. Put it in the oven that was pre-heated to 350 degrees. Cook until browned, about 45-55 minutes. Cut it up in squares. This is one of my favorite recipes ever! Here is a picture of mine (above) after coming out of the oven. You will love this. Not cheap to make however because crawfish tails are not cheap but it is so worth it for holidays, special days or like us, if you just really want some!
Prepped and ready for the oven!

Roasted Salted Pecans

2 Cups Pecans (Raw)
2 Tablespoons Salted Butter
2 Teaspoons salt

Toss whole pecans in a mixture of butter and salt until evenly coated. Bake pecans (single layer) on a cookie sheet at 350 for about 10 minutes. Let cool before eating or chopping.

Natalie S.

Shredding Chicken..the easy way.

You may or may not this little trick for making super fast work of shredding chicken, or any meat really. First, cook the meat until it's done. Tear it up into your mixing bowl. You will need a decent mixer and bowl for this. Turn the regular beater on and in less than a minute you will have perfectly shredded chicken, pork, etc. I use it constantly for making casseroles, chicken salad, many things! It saves the tedious effort of trying to chop the meat up and it works extremely well for making bar-b-que. I use it to make fast chicken and rice, dumplings, etc. Hope you get some help out of this little tip.
Carol H.