Toaster Tuesday

On the Sunny Side with Avocado
  • Ingredients
    • Bread
    • Avocado peeled and mashed
    • Parmesan cheese
    • 1 egg fried sunny side up
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Toast bread
  • Spread mashed avocado
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan
  • Top with egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sprinkle more Parmesan
Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Corn pudding

  • Ingredients
    • 1 box of corn muffin mix
    • 1 can cream corn
    • 1 can whole corn drained
    • 1/2 cup of butter softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cream together butter and sugar
  • Add eggs and yogurt and mix
  • Add muffin mix and milk and mix
  • Gently fold both cans of corn
  • Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 casserole dish and bake for about 30-40 minutes.

I like to make this with my Snow Day Stew. It’s really good crumbles up and mixed together with warm soup!

Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Snow Day Stew

  • Ingredients
    • 3 medium potatoes diced
    • 2 cups of baby carrots chopped
    • 1 red onion diced
    • 2 tomatoes diced
    • 1 pound venison tenderloin diced
    • 1 pound ground pork sausage
    • 1 can green beans
    • 6 ounces tomato paste
    • 32 ounces of beef broth
    • 1 jar of beef gravy
    • 2 cloves minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • salt and pepper to taste
  • Tools
    • Crockpot

Instructions

This one is super easy!! Simply combine all the ingredients into a large crockpot and cook on high for 6-8 hours! If you don’t have venison you can you beef instead! I like eating it with cornbread or crackers.

Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Tami Lou Fudge

This is a batch I made without pecans!
  • Ingredients
    • 3 cups sugar
    • 1 jar marshmallow cream
    • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
    • 1 1/2 sticks butter/margarine plus extra for greasing the pan
    • 1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
    • 1-2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
  • Tools
    • A large pot
    • A large/sturdy spoon for mixing
    • 9×13 glass casserole dish

Instructions

  • Melt butter in your pot
  • Add sugar, marshmallow cream, and evaporated milk to the melted butter and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Make sure to stir constantly!
  • Remove from heat and add the semi sweet chocolate and pecans. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture into your greased casserole dish and let mixture set for about 5-10 minutes.
  • I store my fudge in the refrigerator after everyone is done eating. If you do this make sure to precut your fudge. Otherwise it is hard to cut once it is chilled all the way.

I like to make this for special occasions and holidays. The only trouble I have had is that sometimes I have a hard time dissolving the sugar before the marshmallow starts to burn in my pot. I address this problem by turning down the heat on the stove a bit. Last resort I will add a tiny amount of additional evaporated milk. However, if your fudge turns out to be slightly grainy it is still fine to eat and tastes good. Candy making takes some practice and this is a great recipe for beginners.

Memaw Edward’s handwritten recipe.

Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Toaster Tuesday

Lox on Toast

Welcome to Toaster Tuesday! A mini recipe series about my creations in the toaster oven!

  • Ingredients
    • Sliced bread
    • Chive and onion cream cheese
    • Lox (smoked salmon)
    • Capers

Instructions

  • Toast bread
  • Spread chive and onion cream cheese on toast
  • Place lox on cream cheese
  • Top with capers
Enjoy!
The Ag Wife

Toaster Tuesday

Berry Good Toast

Introducing a mini recipe series about creations I make with my toaster oven! Welcome to Toaster Tuesday!

  • Ingredients
    • Sliced bread
    • Almond butter
    • Raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Honey

Instructions

  • Toast 1 slice of bread
  • Spread almond butter on bread
  • Place berries on top of almond butter
  • Drizzle honey on top of berries
Enjoy!
The Ag Wife

Paul Hollywood’s Soda Bread

  • Ingredients
    • 9 ounces whole meal flour
    • 9 ounces white flour plus a little extra for dusting
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ~16 ounces or 2 cups buttermilk (I like to use the left over buttermilk from when I make fresh butter)
  • Tools
    • Parchment paper
    • Bowl
    • Wire rack or towel
    • Baking sheet

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine first four ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the buttermilk a little at a time until you get a dough that sticks slightly to your fingers. You may or may not use all of your buttermilk!
  • Dust a portion of your countertop and dump the dough out on top.
  • Work the dough very lightly until it is mixed together. Don’t spend much time doing this or it won’t rise properly.
  • Form the dough into a ball and flatten the top slightly.
  • Cut the dough into four quarters(like pie shapes)
  • Dust the dough with a little more flour.
  • Take the four quarters and place them back together on a parchment lined baking sheet. They should be just barely touching.
  • Bake for about thirty minutes. You can check the bake by thumping on the bread and listening for a slightly hollow sound.
  • Cool on a wire rack. A towel works ok too if you don’t have cooling racks.

I am a big fan of Paul Hollywood and this is by far my favorite soda bread recipe. Of course I like to put my own twist to it by using buttermilk from my home made butter. It’s also another fun one to do with the kids!

You can find his original recipe by clicking here!

Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Homemade Butter

  • Ingredients
    • 32 ounces whipping cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups ice
  • Tools
    • Electric standing mixer
    • Tea towel

Instructions

  • Pour 32 ounces of whipping cream into your stand mixing bowl. You will want to use a whisk attachment.
  • Cover your stand and bowl with a tea towel to prevent splashing.
  • Beat the cream until the butter separates from the buttermilk. It will stick to your whisk and turn slightly yellow. This takes about 10 minutes.
  • Pour off the butter milk and set aside. Don’t throw it away! You can use it in pancake batter, biscuits, breads, and all sorts of baking.
  • Scrape your butter from the whisk and place back in the bowl.
  • Add salt to hand mix into the butter to taste. Use sparingly because it doesn’t take much.
  • Remove butter from the bowl and form into a ball. Place this ball on your tea towel.
  • Gather the edges of the towel and twist tightly.
  • Place the butter and tea towel into a bowl of ice water for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse and squeeze the butter inside the tea towel under cold tap water until the water coming out of the fabric becomes fairly clear.
  • Squeeze as much remaking liquid out of your butter as you can. The “dryer” your butter is the longer it will last.
  • I keep a small amount in a butter keeper on my counter for spreading and store the rest in the refrigerator.
Enjoy!
The Ag Wife

Apple Cinnamon Dump Cake

  • Ingredients
    • Cake
      • 2 cups all purpose flour
      • 2 cups sugar
      • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
      • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
      • 2 tablespoons of salt
      • 1 can of apple pie filling
      • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 cup oil
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla
      • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
    • Frosting
      • 1 package of instant vanilla pudding
      • 16 ounces of whipped topping

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish and set aside
  • In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients and stir.
  • Add the pie filling, eggs, oil, vanilla, optional pecans, and mix well.
  • Pour mixture into the baking dish and cook for 30-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick to the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the instant pudding and whipped topping. Mix thoroughly.
  • Spread frosting onto a completely cool cake and serve.
Enjoy!

The Ag Wife

Smoked Queso

  • Ingredients
    • 32 ounces of American melting cheese, cubed
    • 8 ounces of cream cheese
    • 10.5 ounces of condensed cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 pound sausage
    • 1 package of taco seasoning
    • 2 jalapeños finely chopped
    • 1 onion finely chopped
    • 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chili
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1 bag of tortilla chips for dipping
    • Toppings if you are making nachos
      • Fresh cilantro leaves
      • Salsa
      • Sour cream
      • Green Onions
  • Tools
    • Large recyclable aluminum pan
    • Smoker (If you do not own a smoker you can make this recipe in an oven or crockpot)

Instructions:

  • Cook sausage according to instructions on the taco seasoning packet.
  • Combine American melting cheese, cooked sausage, cream cheese, soup, jalapeños, onion, chili tomatoes, and minced garlic into the recyclable aluminum pan if you are using a smoker or an oven. If you are using a crockpot, put the ingredients directly into the pot.
  • If you are using a smoker, smoke pan of ingredients at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Stir ingredients together and let smoke for another 30 minutes and serve.
  • If you are using an oven, preheat to 225-250 degrees. Wait until ingredients are melted in order to stir together and serve.
  • If you are using a crockpot, set on high until ingredients are melted. Stir ingredients together and place crockpot setting on low to keep dip warm and serve.
  • This can be used as a dip or on top of nachos.
Enjoy!
The Ag Wife