Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just Peachy Pecan Pie








Hi Everyone!
Lets see - Five Star Winning Pie Recipe, Great Relay Video - KRAFT Cheese product, participating in the Lea&Perrins Worcestershire Sauce Contest [2 videos submitted}, participated in Touch Of Giving KRAFT/RWOP submitted 8 minute video, then there is Thanksgiving, family and a full time Travel Agent job!  Sooo much going on, right?!  I'm right there with ya, just not enough time in each day, YET tons to share with you all.  Oh  wait -     I forgot to mention this week I will be doing a "Taste Testing" on an all new Cranberry Product "I can't wait to try it and come up with a few wonderful ways to enjoy it.  Stay tuned on the BLOG, so you can see just what I am talking about.
Oh-oh-oh..and I will share with you our pic's of Thanksgiving Feast for 13 family and friends at our house. 
I am not sure how I forgot to post my winning pie recipe on my blog but we are going to remedy that right now!  It is the Just Peachy Pecan Pie.  Totally different then anything you have tasted before.  It's just beautiful and delicious AND paid me $500.00 in the Dessert International/National category for the Real Woman Of Philadelphia.  Go to www.realwomenofphiladelphia.com   you will be astounded by the cooking talents onboard this website.
So here I am getting side tracked once again. back to the PIE.  Here's the recipe for the Award Winner!
Just Peachy Pecan Pie
One bite of this delicious-ness will have you rolling your eyes and your lips smackin. This pie brings the South to a whole new level! Cream cheese, buttery pecan taste and sweet peaches...Yumm!
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • 8 ounce(s) of pkg. Philly Cream Cheese - room temperature
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup(s) of Sugar
  • 1/4 cup(s) of Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. of Salt
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 9 inch unbaked pie shell {package brand}
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) of chopped Pecans
  • 2 tsp. of Vanilla
  • 1 cup(s) of Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 fresh Peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced {if peaches aren't in season - try mango's!}
Steps
1.         1.           Pre heat oven to 375. Place unbaked pie crust into 9 inch pie pan. Combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup of the sugar and salt - beat in mixer until smooth. Now add 1 egg and 1 tsp. of the vanilla until well mixed. Pour this combination into your pie crust. Sprinkle top with all your pecans spreading evenly from edge to edge.
      2.           Combine 3 eggs, corn syrup, 1/4 cup of sugar and the final tsp. of vanilla. Beat well - til creamy then pour over the pecans. Now place your sliced peaches as the top layer in a fan design or flower pedal design. Place pie on a cookie sheet to avoid spillage. I suggest you cover the edges of crust with foil until the last 15-20 minutes of baking to keep from over browning. Same thing with the top of the pie if it is getting to brown in the last 15 minutes of the baking, just place lightly a piece of foil over the body of the pie, but not the edges! Bake 40-45 minutes or until pie is set. Let pie cool completely on a cooling rack. Then refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving. 

P.S. HOW could I forget to tell you about my recent Philly experience.  OK...so it wasn't PHILLY per say - but it was the "Burbs" of Philly.  My best 2 friends in the entire Universe and I did a little "Best Friends Reunion" for a few days.   We always make a Hoagie or Cheesesteak stop.  This time it was at my friend Linda's favorite sandwich shop near her home.  Can I tell you...it was great! The shop is called Franklin's Classic Steak & Hoagies in Limerick, PA.  We split 1/2 of each {a hoagie and a cheese steak}.  Franklin's makes sure their sandwiches are using the very best breads "Amoroso's" .  We made sure the bread logo was in our pix.  Just had to share this Foodie moment with you all ^-^ You can Check out the Hoggie shop I went to http://www.franklinsclassic.com.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS ANN - ONETWOMANY!!!

Hi Everyone,
This was just such an exciting, fun Giveaway!  All your comments were so appreciated, and I must say your creativity in verbage letting us know just how a Masterbuilt Turkey Fryer could improve your holiday was sensational.  I sooo wish I  could give a Masterbuilt to each and everyone of you, however that just isn't gonna happen this time around!  BUT- "Ann"-OneTwoMany..it's time for you to be jumping up and down!!  Let's once again, thank Masterbuilt for this generous opportunity.

Congratulations Ann!
HOW excited are you about now????  Random.org drew YOUR NAME as the new proud owner "to be" of the Butterball Turkey Fryer By Masterbuilt.  YEAAAA~~!~!   I just know you are going to enjoy your Turkey Fryer as much as we enjoy ours. Oh... Ann, I loved your comment it just made me smile~
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!  Enjoy your family and remember to take a moment and count your many blessings.

Best,
Cathy

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let's Talk Turkey!




Heyyy... Hazzard In The Kitchen Followers,
I am just SO excited to tell you about our family cooking antics this past weekend.  You see, we did something "totally seasonal" - totally traditional but un-traditional, however the results will definitely be a new part of our Hazzard Holiday Cooking from this day forward
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Here is a HINT...this shiny aluminum cooker shaves hours off your Tom Turkey "Cookin" Time!
Why yes.............it is a Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer by Masterbuilt. So dang cool. I loved it.  This was my first Fried Turkey experience, and it certainly won't be my last.  Working with this new spankin' cooker was flippin amazing!  Nothing short of the very best juiciest turkey with crisp brown exterior I have ever tasted.  Simple, safe, fast, delicious and yes folks RIGHT in your own kitchen. Easy clean up, no splatter, no fumes.  YOU just have to try it!
Well, the great folks from Masterbuilt are so excited about their new product they have joined with Hazzard In The Kitchen for my exciting experimental  turkey cooking journey, and want to GIVEAWAY a holiday packet that includes one of their wonderful " Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryers by Masterbuilt", just in time for the holidays.  .
So come on.. get an entry in!  Here's 2 simple steps you need to take to qualify for the GIVEAWAY of our Holiday Packet from Masterbuilt which includes the Butterba!l Turkey Fryer. YEA!! 
1.  Become a Follower of Masterbuilt on Facebook and then come back to my blog page and leave a COMMENT that on how the Masterbuilt Turkey Fryer will help you this holiday season. Simple steps that gets you an automatic SINGLE ENTRY for the Giveaway.
2. Want to double your entry.  Easy!! Become a Follower of Masterbuilt on Facebook & Twitter. Then come back to my blog page and leave a COMMENT and tell me the MasterbuiltTurkey Fryer will help you this holiday season. Simple steps that gets you double automatic ENTRIES for the Giveaway.
3. If you are a brand new Follower of my blog... YOU can earn a triple entry chance by taking these  steps:
First become a Follower on my blog, and leave a comment on my blog telling me how the Masterbuilt Turkey Fryer will help you this holiday season. 
Next become a Follower on Masterbuilt Facebook and a Follower on Masterbuilt, send a Tweet. Simple steps that gets youtriple automatic ENTRIES for the Giveaway 
The lucky winner will be sent the following fantastic GIVEAWAY!
* A Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer by Masterbuilt
* A $15 coupon for a Butterball turkey.
* A copy of Dadgum That’s Good! A cookbook from John McLemore, the CEO of  
  Masterbuilt.
The Butterball Turkey Fryer from Masterbuilt has the following features:
            ·         The fryer is retailed at $159.96
·         Adjustable thermostat temperature control
·         Stainless steel construction
·         Porcelain-coated inner pot
·         Digital timer
·         Folding lid with window and filter
·         Cooking basket with drain clip
·         Drain Valve for easy cleaning
·         Saves on oil - uses 1/3 less than conventional turkey fryers
·         It can feed up to 8 people when frying a 14 lb turkey
The random drawing will take place WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH!
{random drawing provided by random.org}


Masterbuilt provided me with the following items to complete this review: one Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer, one $15 off coupon for a Butterball turkey and one copy of Dadgum That’s Good!, a cookbook from John McLemore, the CEO of Masterbuilt; as well one giveaway package (including all items listed above) for one lucky reader. The opinions included in this review are my own and I was not paid to make them. I really feel this Fryer is beyond awesome!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We have our winners!!~!~!~!!!

Hey Donna & Erika!

I a,m shouting out to both of you - C O N G R A T U L A T I O NS!!
You two are our H.K. Anderson Snack Pack WINNERS.. YOU have a healthy alternative snack pack coming your way - sponsored by the good folks at H.K. Anderson...  YEAH!!

Cathy

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

H.K. Anderson Pretzels!


Hi Gang!
Happy "post" Halloween!  Hope yours was fun and full of ghoulish-nish!  We were invited to a Costume party that was just awesome.  A great time had by all as we joined in the spirit of Halloween.  I'm posting a few pix of me, the Piratey Wench & Chef Hazzard.  Just in case you are wondering, the dish I am holding was the Spinach Artichoke Dip I had brought, with a few nibbles missing from it instantly.  LOL.
Speaking of nibbles.  Have YOU tried the H.K. Anderson Pretzels?? WOW.  When you are grocery shopping be sure to try H.K. Anderson's Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets, they absolutely are my favorite pretzel snack.
I was recently asked to try four of H.K. Anderson's  Snack Pretzels, in fact we brought the pretzels with us on a Harley day "roadtrip". It was fun sharing these healthy snack choices while having drinks and getting everyone's opinion of them.  The number one choice between the Double Baked Pretzel Butter Balls & the Peanut Butter Filled Nuggets was 70% in favor of the peanut butter filled goodness of H.K. Andersons Nuggets!  All of us who tried the pretzels agreed with that opinion.  Why it's the perfect healthy snack choice for crunch and salt cravings verses potato chips.



Every little bit counts with calories and fat, I am a big fan of pretzels, always have been.  Don't think for a second that I'm not crazy ga-ga over pretzels dipped into my ice cream! LOL..I am!!  For that situation I love the Ultra Thin Salty Stix by H.K. Anderson.   So when your not "cheating" and having ice cream with your salty pretzel snacks, think healthier choice, pack a snack of H.K. Anderson Pretzels in your lunch and have them mid-day.  Pretzels can be the perfect alternative to satisfy your salty crunchy cravings...give H.K. Anderson a try!   OH...I did forget to mention, H.K. Anderson has generously offered Hazzard In The Kitchen a SNACK PACK GIVEAWAY. WOW!   It's comment posting time again Gang, that's how you can WIN the H.K. Anderson Snack Pack Giveaway !  Easy, huh?  All you Need to do is become a fan on their Facebook Page
 and Post a comment on their page  then post on Hazzard In the Kitchen about how you are trading up to healthier snacking? H.K. Anderson



Just post a note in the comment section and tell us what is your healthy snack choice? Does it include a high quality pretzel like H.K. Anderson??  Comments start now, the Drawing will happen November 7th, Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.  H.K. Anderson has generously offered two Giveaways so we will have two winners!  Each will receive a dandy package of a variety pack of four pretzel snack packs.
So hurry up - leave a comment and you could be munching down really soon!

Open to US residents only.

Hugz
Cathy