Friday, November 12, 2010

Invite HORMEL to your next Dinner

Hi every one, The weather in fl is perfect right now, Beautiful days cool evenings, perfect for entertaining.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I received products from HORMEL.
So I invited family and friends together to enjoy a fall meal.
And i invite you to become familiar with all of Hormel's great tasting foods.
I made one appetizer, a potato and the main course and everyone brought a dish to share, I hope you enjoy my recipes we sure did and had a great time.

Start with sandwich thins or you could use English muffins or pitas.

Add your favorite sauce, mozzarella cheese, and  garlic salt.  Top with Hormel minis bake at 400F till cheese is nice and melty, sprinkle with fresh pepper and fresh basil. The kids thought these little pepperonis were soooo cute.

3 to 4 cloves of garlic chopped fine
3 T Fresh rosemary
2 T parsley
Kosher salt
1 Hormel boneless pork loin roast
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine to sart then more for gravy
Preheat oven to 350F
Crush garlic,rosemary salt and pepper and Parsley to make a paste.  Pierce meat in several places and press mixture into holes.  Rub meat with remaining garlic mix and olive oil let set in fridge for at least 1 hr to marinate.
Put Roast in pan add wine and cook till meat thermomater says 160 Turning and basting with pan juice.
Remove roast and let rest about 20 min. before you slice it.
Meanwhile add about 1 can of chicken broth to pan drippings add a little more wine and cook and loosen all the bits from the bottom of the pan.  Thicken with a little cornstarch mixed with water (about 2Tcornstarch with 2T water) cook and thicken adding more chicken broth or wine to make desiered consistancy taste and add S&P if needed

Wow i can't tell you how many of these potatoes we use to make at our restaurants, every one loved them and we still make them a lot at home, these are super easy to make and you can make them ahead of time and heat on the grill or in the oven At the restaurant we would deep fry the skins then fill them with the stuffing but they are still wonderful just baking in the oven or heating on the grill.

1 potato makes 2 stuffed baked potatoes
so for every potato bake or microwave till just tender
slice in half while still hot hold each half in a kitchen towel and carefully scoop out the flesh be careful not to break the skin.
but both sides of potato into a micro safe bowl to this add 2T Butter and 2 slices of American cheese microwave till butter and cheese start to melt take a spoon and chop and mix potato mixture make sure cheese is melted all the way now scoop into each shell sprinkle with HORMEL bacon and chopped scallions or chives serve with sour cream.
Well that's it Thank you Hormel and Foodbuzz for a great day!
No matter if it's Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner a snack or your next party Hormel procucts have you covered

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pace Picante Sauce Loose Meat Sandwiches

Hi Everyone,
As part of Foodbuzz Tastemaker program I was sent Pace Picante sauce (medium) to try,  I have been making Loose meat sandwiches for some time and I decided to substitute Pace Picante sauce in place of the 1 cup of ketchup that I usually put in.  Wow this made a difference I took these to a pot luck and everyone wanted the recipe! So try substituting Pace in some of your recipes and see what happens you'll love it!

Did you know that in 1904 while people across the country were singing "Meet me in St. Louis" hamburger sandwiches were capturing the interest of people at the St.Louis World's Fair? They now dominate the American sandwich scene and every family has its own favorite versions. So here is a recipe for a different kind of burger.

Serve with french fries,carrot sticks,milk shakes and homemade cookies yum

1 1/2 lbs.ground beef

3 tblsp. shortening

1 branch celery,chopped

1 large onion,chopped

1 green pepper,chopped

1/2 can condensed tomato soup

1 c. ketchup  ( Replace with Pace Picante Sauce medium)  

1 T. celery seeds

1 1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp.pepper

2 T. flour

1 T. brown sugar

1 T. vinegar

1 T. prepared mustard (optional)

Hamburger buns

Brown meat in shortening if meat is lean, otherwise brown beef in its own fat. Add celery,onion and green pepper and simmer until tender. Add remaining ingredients, except buns.

Cook slowly 1 hr. Serve on bun.
Thank You Pace I love the sauce you sent me,

Allisons Kitchen