Saturday, September 8, 2012

Free Entergy Cookbook

Note:  Entergy has a free cookbook online which you can download.  It has some really good recipes.   There are basics like how to boil an egg, measurements and conversions and really delicious recipes!  Here are two that came in handy for cooking Sunday dinner.


1 cup lukewarm buttermilk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 package yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons shortening
2 1/2 cups sifted flour

Combine buttermilk, soda, sugar and salt. Stir in yeast until dissolved. Add shortening and stir until melted.
Blend in flour; add additional 1/4 cup flour if necessary to make dough easy to handle. Knead on lightly floured board until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 3 balls in each greased muffin pan. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Bake in 400° F. oven 20 minutes. Yield: 18 rolls.


1 pound beef stew meat
3/4 cup sliced onion
2 tablespoons shortening
1 clove garlic, minced
3 1/2 cups tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups diced celery
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup rice

Brown meat in shortening; add remaining ingredients,
except rice. Bring to a boil and pour into a 2-quart
covered casserole. Stir in rice; cover and bake in 350°F.
oven for 50 minutes, or until rice is tender. Yield:
6 servings.

Download the free Entergy cookbook!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cakes

Note:  We are planning a very long overdue vacation.   We have been unable to take one for about three years due to my husband's job situation.   I am very excited about being able to have some time with my guys and see some friends along the way.  One of the places we are planning to go is hiking in Asheville.    There is a restaurant that my husband and I went several years ago that we loved, the Early Girl Eatery.    This is one of their recipes from their website.   So yummy! 

Sweet Potato Black Bean Cakes

3 peeled and quartered sweet potatoes

2 tablespoons cumin

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup green onion

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 dashes Tabasco

1 pinch cinnamon

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

4-5 cups bread crumbs

4 cups black beans rinsed and well drained

1 cup cracked and beaten eggs


Boil sweet potatoes until soft.
Drain and add spices.
Mash well.
Let cool.
Fold in remaining ingredients.
Deep fry or pan fry in 3 ounce cakes
If cake falls apart add more egg.