Friday, August 30, 2013

Weekday Supper- Sassy Sausage Jambalaya #weekdaysuper

Getting ready to make sassy sausage Jambalaya
My granny always told me good Southern food can be cooked a thousand ways to Sunday, but great Southern food needs a little sass. I took my granny's advice and added a little sass to my down home Southern comfort food.

One of my favorite comfort foods is sausage jambalaya. I love the richness and spiciness of this classic Southern dish, but for my hungry bunch, I needed something quick and easy.

With only five ingredients you can go from skillet to table in five minutes. 

1 cup UNCLE BEN'S® READY RICE® Cajun Style or Red Beans and Rice
1 each red, green, and yellow bell pepper- 1/2 each diced
1 Vidalia onion- 1/2 diced
1 large firm red tomato-1/2 diced
1 16 oz. pkg. smoked sausage 
3 tablespoons butter

Add butter to skillet, melt over medium heat
Cut the sausage into 1 inch bite size round pieces
Dice veggies
Place veggies in skillet, saute about 1-2 minutes until the veggies are well married.
Add smoked sausage(do not let sausage fry). Cook until juices pop.
Place rice in microwave per package directions and add to veggie-sausage mixture.
Continue to simmer about 3 minutes to let the flavors blend together.

Enjoy this yummy in your tummy sassy Southern comfort food. Bon appetit y'all!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

"Walmart Heat-N-Go Event" with Pillsbury®! Review and Giveaway #sponsored #MyBlogSpark #giveaway

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Who has time for pancakes and waffles during the weekday morning rush? With new Pillsbury Heat-N-Go, Available at Walmart, now you do!

Pillsbury Heat-N-Go come in two tasty flavors of pancakes (Maple Burst’n and Blueberry) and one flavor of waffle (Maple Madness). Time and convenience are on your side as each serving comes individually wrapped with flavor already baked in, providing a delicious breakfast in seconds without the mess. Easy and convenient for moms and their kids on-the-go! 

Each serving also provides 14g of whole grain, 0g of trans fat and no high fructose corn syrup, so you can feel good about Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes and Waffles as a tasty treat at any time of the day!

I have to admit there are days when this granny doesn't have time to cook a homemade breakfast for my hungry family. With Pillsbury Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes & Waffles, available at Walmart, I can run in, run home and heat-n-go. Happy family, happy me.

 We tried all the flavors, but I have to tell y'all blueberry is my favorite! These yummy in your tummy mini pancakes and waffles are the perfect on the go breakfast for the busy back to school mom.  My nine year old is always rushing out the door to catch the school bus, so I just pop Heat-N-Go! in the microwave and he has a quick grab-n-go breakfast that's nutritious and delicious.
One lucky Granny's Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking reader will win a $25 Walmart gift card and 10 VIP Coupons each good for one FREE Heat-N-Go. All y'all have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only. Giveaway ends 8/30/13.

Good luck and don't forget to pick up  Pillsbury Heat-N-Go Mini Pancakes & Waffles, available at Walmart.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Avocado Corn Chip Salad with Chili Dressing #‎TheSaladBar‬

This month I'm joining The Salad Bar on FB for avocado month. I love yummy in your tummy avocados and a while back I won a case of Hass avocados. Y'all I was in avocado heaven. I couldn't wait to create some yummy deliciousness. 
 For this challenge I've made for y'all an avocado corn chip salad with chili dressing. Note: You can add sweet corn or black beans as well.

1 medium Hass avocado
1/4 cup chopped Vidalia onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup corn chips
1/2 lime juice

Cut avocado in half and remove pit; dice and sprinkle with lime juice.
Mix together with chopped onion and bell pepper.
Place corn chips on top.
Serve with chili dressing.

Chili Dressing:
Combine 1 Tbs. mayonnaise, 1 Tbs. chili sauce, 1 teaspoon chili powder, and 1/2 lime juice together in mixing bowl. Whisk together and serve over salad. Chill before serving.

Enjoy this light and easy summer salad y'all!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Seasons Harvest Joe's Mustard Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples from Seasons Harvest to review. However, all opinions are my own.

Being from the South I love mustard y'all! Give me any flavor and I'm in Southern heaven. Recently I had the opportunity to try Seasons Harvest Joe's Mustard. This yummy in your tummy mustard will make your tongue tingle and your tummy twang!
All natural ingredients, totally fat-free
Orange marmalade, prepared mustard, apricot preserves, honey, horseradish, mustard seed.

Joe's Mustard can be eaten on anything, but today I'm trying it as a glaze for turkey meatballs and it's yummy in your tummy good y'all!

I'd never heard of Seasons Harvest until I found them on FB. Because I love to cook with mustard I love the fact Seasons Harvest uses all natural ingredients, they've been in business 23 years, and they're located in the US. All of their formulas are based on recipes handed down from generations of cooks, just like my granny.

Is y'all's mouth watering yet? Here's my recipe for turkey meatballs with Joe's Mustard.

12 oz. ground turkey
2 tsp. season salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup sesame pretzel bread crumbs
1 chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all the ingredients and form about 7-8 meatballs
Place in shallow pan and bake 20-30 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven and drain any grease; brush with Joe's Mustard.
Return to oven  for 2-3 minutes until glaze is bubbly.

I know my mouth is watering y'all. Normally $12  for a 12 oz. jar, right now Joe's Mustard and other condiments are onon sale until the end of August or your can win your very own jar of Joe's Mustard. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only. Contest ends 8/30/13.

To find out more about Joe's Mustard and Seasons Harvest be sure to check out their website, FB, Twitter, or Pinterest and don't forget to enter.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Kay's Naturals High Protein Breading Review and Recipes

Disclosure: I received a product for review. However, all opinions are my own.

Although I am a Southern cook, I try to cook as healthy as possible. Sometimes that's not always easy, but with Kay's Naturals High Protein Breading cooking supper for my hungry bunch has gotten a lot more tastier and healthier. 

We're not completely gluten free but I'm trying to slowly work no-gluten into my everyday cooking. When I got the opportunity to try gluten free pretzel breading I couldn't wait to try it in my kitchen.

I received 3 6 oz. bags of assorted pretzel breading and 3 1.2 oz bags of pretzels.

In my box I got Original Flavor Pretzels, Jalapeño Honey Mustard Pretzels, and Cinnamon Toast Pretzels. All of the pretzels are gluten free and yummy as well. My grandson tore into them before I even got a chance. He loves them!

At least I did get to try the breading. He'd probably would have eaten that if he could have! I received Chili Nacho Flavor, Sesame Pretzel Flavor, and Parmesan Flavor. I couldn't wait to create something yummy in your tummy y'all.

I have tried the chili nacho and parmesan flavors. I haven't gotten to try the sesame pretzel flavor yet, but I know I'm going to cook up something Asian; probably Asian chicken.

If you're looking for a healthy, gluten free way to make anything you bread more healthier then Kay's Naturals High Protein Breading is the way to go. Y'all can purchase the box for $9.49.

Here a couple of recipes for y'all:
South of the Border Meatloaf and Parmesan Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes.

Food Bloggers Challenge-Avocado Scramble

It's time for another Food Bloggers Challenge and this month is avocado. I love avocado's. They're so yummy in your tummy good. This is one of my favorite fruits. This month I've made for y'all a yummy avocado scramble. Not only is it yummy in your tummy good, but good for y'all too!

2 large eggs
1 tsp. chili powder
1 medium Hass avocadp
1/4 cup each green, red, and yellow bell pepper
1/4 Vidalia onion
1/4 red tomato
3 Tbs. cooking oil
1 teaspoon lime juice

Dice the peppers, onion, and tomato into small pieces;enough for 1/4 cup each.
Add oil to skillet.
Cook veggies over medium heat until tender.
Half avocado and cube 1/2. Save other half  for garnish.
Combine eggs, chili powder,cubed avocado and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice. Whisk gently.
Pour over veggie mixture and whisk until egg mixture is set.
Remove from skillet and garnish with avocado slices and 1/2 teaspoon lime juice.

Note: You can add sweet corn, black beans, or green chili's.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

South of the Border Meatloaf

If you live in the South then y'all have probably had meatloaf on Sunday for supper. My mama made a yummy in the tummy meatloaf and so did my granny. I grew up using their recipe, but since I am a sassy Southern cook, I had to sass the recipe up a bit with south of the border meatloaf with a little kick!

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup Kay's Naturals High Protein Chili Nacho Flavor pretzel breading or similar substitution. 
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup chili sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine milk and egg; add to ground beef; mix together with your hands.
Add bread crumbs and chili powder; mix well.
Add 1/2 cup chili sauce; form into a ball.
Turn out into a baking pan or loaf pan.
Cook 30 mins.; remove from heat and drain any grease. Top with 1/2 cup chili sauce,
Place back in oven and cook 30 minutes until done.

This meatloaf is sure to be a family favorite for Sunday supper. Enjoy this yummy in your tummy goodness y'all!

Don't forget the cornbread and dessert!
Mexican Cornbread
Reese's Peanut Butter No Bake Pie

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Mexican Cornbread

It's time to add a little sass to the cornbread y'all! I grew up eating cracklin' cornbread, but on Fiesta night, I love to add a little kick to the cornbread. This easy cornbread recipe will make your mouth water and your tummy smile.

2 cups self- rising cornmeal
1/2 cup Kay's Naturals High Protein Pretzel Breading Chili Nacho flavor or any Southernwestern substitution.
1 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 cup milk
1-2 eggs
1 11 oz. Green Giant Steam Crisp Mexicorn
1 tablespoon lard

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine corn meal, breading, and chili powder in mixing bowl; whisk together.
Add milk and egg; mix until well blended.
Add corn and fold into cornmeal mixture.
Add lard to cast iron skillet, melt over medium-high heat until hot; add corn meal mixture.
Place in oven; cook 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Enjoy y'all with your favorite South of the Border dish!

Reese's No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

One of the things I love about hot summer's in the South is I can make no-bake pies. I love the yummy in your tummy goodness of throwing together these quick and easy pies. With a few ingredients y'all have a dessert your family will be coming back for seconds.

Peanut butter and the South are synonymous, so I whipped up a Reese's Peanut Butter no-bake pie.

For this yummy in your tummy pie y'all only need a few ingredients.

1 Oreo graham cracker crust
16 ounces non-dairy whipped topping
6 snack or 3 large size Reeses peanut butter cups
1/2 honey roasted peanuts
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 14 oz. can condensed milk

Coarsely chop peanut butter cups; set aside
Fold 12 oz. of non-dairy topping into mixing bowl(reserve the remainder for top of pie).
Add peanut butter cups and fold in peanut butter; mix well.
Slowly add condensed milk; fold together until stiff.
Fold into pie crust.
Top with remaining whipped topping.
Finely chop peanuts in food processor or blender(do not over chop or y'all will have peanut butter).
Sprinkle top with peanuts.
Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

Enjoy y'all!

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge -Peaches and Cream No Bake Pie

Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

Once again, I'm joining Behind The Curtain Dessert Challenge. I love these challenges! Here in the South it's been so hot, that I can't stand to bake anything, so I've been creating no-bake desserts.

Of course the South isn't the South without peaches. This month I whipped up a peaches and cream no bake pie that's so yummy in your tummy y'all.

1 graham cracker crust
16 oz. container non-dairy whipped topping (reserve 2)
4 medium size peaches
2-3 oz. pkgs. peach gelatin

Combine 12 oz. whipped topping with gelatin. Whip until stiff.
Peel and dice 2 peaches; add to gelatin mixture.
Fold into graham cracker crust.
Chill 3 hours.
Top with remaining whipped topping and peeled and sliced peaches.
Enjoy y'all! Be sure to stop by and enjoy some yummy in your tummy desserts made by these bloggers. Tell them Granny sent y'all!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip: Yummy in Your Tummy Good with Sassy Southern Recipes #sponsored #HeluvaGood

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heluva Good! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

I'm a big fan of Heulva Dip and when I got the chance to try new Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip, I was thrilled. I love Greek yogurt and Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip offers a variety of flavors to try. 

I love cooking with Greek yogurt, so I chose Herb Ranch and French Onion to create a yummy in your tummy sassy Southern delish supper.

I made french onion pork chops with herb ranch smashed potatoes and buttermilk ranch gravy. The Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dips make cooking a breeze and your family smile.

French Onion Pork Chops
4 pork loin chops
1-12 oz container  French Onion  Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Rinse pork loin chops.
Season with pinch salt and pepper on both sides.
Place pork loin chops in deep baking pan and bake 20 minutes; until golden brown.
Remove from oven and coat both sides of chops with French Onion  Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip.
Place back in the oven for 10 -15 minutes; until sauce bubbles.

Herb Ranch Smashed New Potatoes
1 pound new potatoes
1-12 oz. Herb Ranch Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip
1 cup whole buttermilk
salt and pepper to taste
Wash potatoes and quarter.
Add to pot with just enough water to cover top of potatoes.
Bring to boil, cook until fork tender; drain.
Add 1 cup herb ranch dip and buttermilk; whip until creamy. Add sat and pepper to taste.

Buttermilk Ranch Gravy
1 cup whole buttermilk
1/2 cup Herb Ranch Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
salt and pepper
1/2 cup lard
Melt lard over medium heat, add flour and brown, add buttermilk and yogurt dip. Stir until continuously until no lumps remain. Add salt and pepper.

Let me know if you tried any of these yummy in your tummy dishes or what  y'all's favorite way is to cook with Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dip?

 Of course serving up homemade buttermilk biscuits! Don't forget the fried green tomatoes or dessert y'all!
Fresh strawberry refrigerator pie
Parmesan Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes

Enjoy y'all!

Parmesan Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.

When it come to yummy in your tummy Southern comfort food nothing beats fried green tomatoes. I love friend green tomatoes. I remember my granny cooking up a mess, as she called it. I'd watch her diligently, trying to learn her secret for yummy fried green tomatoes.

Her secret was seasoning salt added to the cornmeal. I still use seasoning salt, but today I'm sassing my fried green tomatoes up a bit with Kay's Naturals High Protein Pretzel Breading in Parmesan Flavor.

All of the items are Gluten Free & High Protein. This is a great way to try out brand new breading, with 30% less fat up-take than traditional breading.

I love Parmesan and when I was offered the opportunity to review Kay's Naturals, I was thrilled when I received the pretzel breading. I wasn't sure how I would use this flavor, then I heard my granny's sweet Southern voice telling me add a little sass to fried green tomatoes. Parmesan Encrusted Fried Green Tomatoes  was born y'all!

3 large, firm green tomatoes
1-2 cups flour
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
salt/pepper for seasoning
6 oz. bag Kay's Naturals High Protein Pretzel Breading in Parmesan Flavor
lard for cooking

Wash tomatoes and slice each tomato into 4 slices.
Place in iced water until ready to coat with seasonings.
Heat lard in large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Combine flour and garlic powder; mix well in bowl.
Remove tomatoes from water; pat dry with paper towel.
Salt and pepper both sides of tomato slices.
Prepare egg wash; combine buttermilk and eggs.
Coat tomato slices with flour mixture; dip in egg wash.
Coat with pretzel breading, pushing down to get them thoroughly coated.
Place four slices at a time in skillet.
Cook on each side until golden brown and folk tender.
Remove to paper towel to drain excess grease.

Enjoy y'all!

Look for my review of Kay's Naturals coming soon!

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