Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I couldn't find a "real" recipe -- you can only buy the real gravy in Canada, but here is a cheap substitute!

Fry some home style cut french fries (or buy them from Five Guys....).  Put lots of cheddar cheese on top (the real recipe calls for "squeaky" cheese = cheese curds made fresh that day).  Make some brown gravy according to instructions (make it a tad more watery).  Pour some gravy on top then add more cheese. Let it sit for a few minutes to melt and work itself into each other.  Eat and enjoy!

(Disclaimer = it won't be as good as getting it in Canada.... you can try doing a gravy from scratch and reducing it by half....might be a little tastier than McCormick's).

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

125 - Year - Old Pie Crust

2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
Cut until crumbly, then add:
1 beaten egg
1 Tbsp vinegar
¼ cup water

Stir until just mixed. Makes 3 one-layer pie crusts. Freezes well.

Perfect Peach Cobbler

1 can (29 oz) peach slices, with juice
1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling (apple pie filling can be substituted)
1 white or yellow cake mix
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/8 C. butter, thinly sliced

-Pour juice from peaches into a separate bowl.
-Spread pie filling and peaches on bottom of greased 4 ½ - 6 quart slow cooker.
-Sprinkle cake mix and cinnamon on top.
-Pour peach juice over dry ingredients.
-Place butter slices over the dry areas.
-Cover and cook on low heat for 4 hours or on high heat for 2 hours.
-Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.