Peggy's Recipes

Growing up I did not cook much. I had two older sisters that took care of that task. One of the first meals I cooked for Bill after we were married was green beans and cornbread. Well, the green beans were crunchy and the cornbread was flat and hard as a brick. I didn't know I should have used self-rising cornmeal. Poor Bill, being the wonderful man he is, ate that meal and didn't complain. We laugh about it now but it wasn't very funny to me back then. I do a little better job now. I am not a fancy, smancy cook. My recipes are simple, mostly good ol' southern cooking. Sometimes I hit a home run and sometimes I don't. If I don't, there is always take out or drive through. Right?

These dumplings are so easy and delicious. I hope you try them.

Apple / Peach Dumplings

2 Cans Crescent Rolls

2 Apples or 2 Peaches - Peeled and Cored - Cut into 8 slices each

2 Sticks of Butter

1 1/2 Cups of Sugar

1 12 ounce can of Mountain Dew

1 tsp. of vanilla

Cinnamon

1. Prepare your apples or peaches. Wrap each slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.

2. Melt the butter and stir in the sugar. It is ok if it is a little lumpy.

3. Stir in the vanilla. Pour mixture over the crescent rolls.

4. Now, pour the Mountain Dew around the sides of the dish. I even pour it down the middle of the dish. 

5. Sprinkle cinnamon on each crescent.

6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes.

Lordy, Lordy they are delicious. A dollop of vanilla ice cream goes well with them too - just saying!   ENJOY!!!


                           

Crockpot Chili - One of my favorites

11/2 - 2 lbs. Ground Beef (I brown my ground beef, onions and green pepper before putting in my crockpot.)
2 Cans diced Tomatoes, 14.5 oz. cans
1 Small can of Tomato Sauce
1 Green pepper, diced
1 Medium Onion, chopped
2 Tbl. Chili powder
2 tsp. Cumin
2 Cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 Can of Light Red Kidney beans, drained
1 Cup water
Salt and Pepper to taste
Grated cheese
Place all ingredients in your crockpot. Cook on high 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle cheese on your bowl of chili and ENJOY!