Salmon Stew, An Easy Dinner Recipe

If you are looking for an easy dinner recipe, then salmon stew can help you out.

Salmon recipes are very healthy for you and this one couldn’t be quicker. All you need are a few pantry staples that you can keep handy, milk and a saucepan. Now how simple is that?

Salmon Stew, An Easy Dinner Recipe

1 Can Salmon, Skin and Bones Removed
8 Ounces Evaporated Milk
8 Ounces Regular Milk
1 Onion, Chopped
3 Potatoes, Diced
2 Tbs. Butter
Salt and Pepper To Taste

1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Cover and simmer on low heat
until potatoes are done.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 514
Calories From Fat: 220
Total Fat: 24.8g
Cholesterol: 117.3mg
Sodium: 731.1mg
Potassium: 1543mg
Carbohydrates: 41.3g
Fiber: 2.4g
Sugar: 4.4g
Protein: 32.2g
My Points: 12.84

Cooking Tip: Serve with oyster crackers.

Comments: Perfect for a cold, rainy night.

To save even more time, you can omit the potatoes if you like and this recipe is still delicious.

Buffalo Wings – The Ultimate Football Party Food

Buffalo Wings are one of the best things about a football party. They are simple to make and everybody loves them.

The origin of Buffalo Wings is the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York and they were first prepared and served in the early ’60s. There are at least five different version of how the recipe came to be, but regardless of whichever one is right, we are eternally grateful.

People prepare Buffalo Wings many different ways. Some use only the section called the drummet, some cut the tip of the thin part of the wing off, but, I leave it totally intact. My reasoning is that the tip gives you something to hold onto while eating it, lol. Just prep the wing any way you want to. The important part of wing making is the procedure anyway.

What is the procedure, you ask? This is so simple, there is no need to even put it in the standard recipe format.

Buffalo Wings

  • Deep fry your wings according to your deep fryer manual instructions.
  • Mix together equal parts of Texas Pete (or Crystal, or whatever is your favorite hot sauce) and melted butter.
  • Cover wings with sauce and toss to make sure the sauce totally covers your wings.

Now, how easy was that? Serve celery sticks and blue cheese dressing on the side and you’re ready to party. During a football game, I will typically make at least four to five batches of wings throughout the game. I don’t like my wings cold or soggy and they are so easy to make, I can whip up a batch in no time.

How To Make Homemade Pimento Cheese

Homemade Pimento Cheese is another one of our true Southern traditions. It is one of those recipes that have been handed down through the generations in my family.

Now, football time is upon us and, in my opinion, you just can’t have too many dip and sandwich recipes to choose from. Well, this one fits the bill for both occasions.

If you are looking for a quick snack or an alternative to the same old luncheon meat choices for a great sandwich, why not try Pimento Cheese? It’s cool and refreshing. This is such a versatile little mixture that can be used in many ways. This is not even a kissing cousin to the spreads offered by your grocer. No true Southern household would be without it. Try it yourself.


16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 large jar minced pimentos, drained
2 cups mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Lawry’s Garlic Salt
2 teaspoons Janes Krazy Mixed Up Salt
3 dashes Tabasco sauce

Blend all ingredients either by hand in a large bowl or in a food processor.  If you like a “chunky” spread, mix by hand.  If you prefer a “smooth” spread, use the food processor. Adjust the salts and Tabasco to taste.  When this is mixed initially, it needs to be “soupy” as if you have too much mayonnaise.  The cheese will “soak up” the mayonnaise after it sets up.

This should be made one day in advance of serving.  Use for sandwiches or as a spread for crackers. You can also use it as a dip for a vegetable tray.

A vegetable tray paired with homemade pimento cheese can really add to your table at a party.

The colors are beautiful and the tray can be used as a centerpiece. Use a large round platter, put a bowl in the center for the dip, which could be onion, ranch, blue cheese, pimento cheese, or whatever your favorite happens to be, and group the items in a line from the center to the edge. Use cherry tomatoes, celery, bell pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber strips, carrots, olives, cubed cheese and anything else that you like.

Make sure you have enough room in your refrigerator for the tray to keep it cool. If you don’t, put each group of items in a resealable plastic bag to save space in the refrigerator and arrange the tray when guests start to arrive.

Servings: 16

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories   233.17
Calories From Fat (73%)   170.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19.27g   30%
Saturated Fat 7.42g   37%
Cholesterol 37.40mg   12%
Sodium 899.86mg   37%
Potassium 50.14mg   1%
Carbohydrates 8.24g   3%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g   0%
Sugar 2.03g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 8.20g
Protein 7.49g   15%
MyPoints 6.3

You can substitute anything you want if you don’t like sharp cheddar cheese. I have even made one half of the cheese medium cheddar and the other half Monteray Jack with jalapeno peppers – now that one has a kick! You can even add softened cream cheese if that is one of your favorites. One of the very best thing about making everything from scratch is that you can make it to suit your own taste.

This really is as simple to make as it looks. All you need is a grater, a spoon and a mixing bowl, unless you use the food processor method, of course. So, go dust off that mixing bowl and make something great for your family to enjoy while watching the game.

How To Cook Southern Pinto Beans

I get asked how to cook Pinto beans all of the time.

I guess one of the reasons for that is because we use Pinto beans in a lot of our recipes. They are great for soups, stews, chili and even dips. Not to mention that they are great all by themselves, served as a side dish.

I will cover the basic stovetop method with the following Pinto bean recipe here.

2 Lbs Pinto Beans, Dried
1/8 Lb Salt Pork
2 tsp Chili Powder
1 Tbs Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbs Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 Tbs Janes Krazy Mixed Up Salt
1 Tbs Lawry’s Garlic Salt
1 Tbs Oregano, Dried
1 Tbs Beef Bouillon

  • Sort beans according to package directions. Remove the broken and discolored beans.
  • Wash thoroughly. Cover in cool water and lift them out of the water into the stockpot. You may need to do this two or three times to remove all of the dirt, depending on your region of the country.
  • Cover with water and soak overnight, or do the ‘quick soak’ method. The quick soak method is when you put the beans into the stockpot and cover with at least 3 inches of water over the top level of the beans. Bring the pot to a boil, cover and remove from the heat. Let this stand for 1 hour.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • If you want the liquid thickened, tilt the lid during the last hour of cooking.

Servings: 10

Cooking Tips For Southern Pinto Beans

For a healthier alternative, substitute 4 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the salt pork. It’s not Southern, but it is still very tasty. Pinto Beans are the backbone of many of our soup, chili and stew recipes. We always cook a large batch and freeze the leftovers to be used in many recipes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories   178.65
Calories From Fat (28%)   49.69
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5.57g   9%
Saturated Fat 1.88g   9%
Cholesterol 5.08mg   2%
Sodium 686.36mg   29%
Potassium 427.80mg   12%
Carbohydrates 24.67g   8%
Dietary Fiber 8.68g   35%
Sugar 0.11g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 15.99g
Protein 8.66g   17%
MyPoints 3.2

The next method of cooking Pinto beans is for using a Crockpot.

  • Always pre-soak using the method of your choice from the directions listed above. Make sure you have the 3 inches of water to cover the beans.
  • Taste and adjust by adding more of the spices during the last hour of cooking since slow cooking tends to deplete the flavor of your spices.
  • Use the high or low settings that work best for your schedule. If using low, cook for 10 to 12 hours. If using high, cook for 6 to 7 hours.

Lets look at the pressure cooking method.

This one depends on the type of pressure cooker you will be using. If your pressure cooker is the stovetop style, you will need to pre-soak overnight – no exceptions. Dried beans will foam when they are cooked in a stovetop pressure cooker, so soak overnight, drain and use fresh water. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 45 minutes.

Digital pressure cookers are a little more user friendly. I use the Wolfgang Puck digital pressure cooker and it does not require pre-soaking at all. Yeah, I feel the digital pressure cooker envy, lol. Just throw all of the ingredients in there, make sure you have about 4 inches of water above the beans, use the meat setting and let ‘er rock and roll for 1 hour. However, that is the only one I have, so if you have a different brand, please check your manual for instructions for dried beans and go by that.

No matter what type of pressure cooker you use, let the pressure drop of its own accord, do not release the pressure by hand.

Pinto beans are not only versatile, but very good for you. Pinto beans are among the most nutritious of all of the plant foods. They are high in protein, B-complex vitamins, iron, potassium and other minerals. They also provide large amounts of fiber, including the soluble type, which are important in controlling blood cholesterol levels.

Well, I think I have covered all of the different methods on how to cook Southern Pinto beans, but if you think of another one let me know.