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Saturday’s Snapshot: “Okry” and ‘Maters

You know it starts with bacon drippings, so it’s good.
Fry about 6 pieces of bacon and just leave enough drippings to coat pan.
Add in a sliced onion.
Shake a lot of kosher salt and large ground pepper on that. Stir until brown.
Add three big tomatoes, chopped, then about two cups of sliced okra. Bring to boil. Add a cup of water and cover. Simmer 12 minutes, stirring now and then.
My goodness. Delicious. Summer time food. Lovely.


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Layered Bean Dip Recipe

I should have taken a pic of this dip, but trust me, it’s a good one.

I’ve prepared it for years now and passed the recipe on to many, many folks…only saw this one once in a tiny ad for Rotel in a magazine.

Glad I paid attention.

Here you go:

Spread 1 block softened cream cheese in a pie plate. (I’ve recently used 1/3 reduced fat. It’s fine.)

Pour one can of rinsed and drained black beans over cream cheese. (Rinse very well.)

Layer one can Rotel next (drain slightly).

Grate cheese to cover. (cheddar)

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Ahhhhh….we like multigrain Tostitos with ours, but Fritos are good too.

Eat well, dear readers, and I hope this one lands on your “tried and true” list.

Meanwhile, Sara and I devoured this her second night home. We already have the ingredients ready for the next time.

Always good to be prepared… 🙂

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Easy Chocolate Pie Recipe

Leaving teaching tips behind this week, dear readers…unless a nice recipe for chocolate pie counts…
although I’m not a chocolate lover ( one of my many faults), I do love to see my family eating happily. They eat this pie quite happily. As a matter of fact, I made this pie for my son who is due in from college in a couple of hours…you can see some chocolate lover in the house could not wait…


Anyway, here’s the recipe:
Melt 5 1/2 Hershey bars with almonds in a double boiler.
Stir the melted bars into one container Cool Whip.
Pour into graham cracker crust.
Shave or grate remaining 1/2 candy bar on top.
Chill until someone can’t wait any longer.

I love to cook for happy eaters…