Saturday, August 10, 2019

Skillet Fried Cinnamon Apples

Sliced apples that are cooked in a cast iron skillet with butter, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Southern Fried Apples are a simple, down home side dish that pair perfectly with any country meal or breakfast. 
Skillet Fried Apples are a simple southern staple that compliment just about any southern meal or alongside a big breakfast. These apples are just like the fried apples you will find at Cracker Barrel, but better! Skillet Fried Cinnamon Apples are one of my family's favorite side dishes and they're simple to make in about 15 minutes. 

We like to serve them as a dessert, alongside breakfast or as a side to any country meal. Fried apples are a lot like apple pie without the crust. Frying apples are very simple! Just heat up a cast iron skillet, melt the butter, saute the apples and then add cinnamon, brown, white sugar and vanilla to make delicious cinnamon coated apples. 

I like to use a cast iron skillet because the apples spread out in a pretty even layer. Plus a cast iron skillet can heat up quickly and evenly and retain that heat for a long time, so the apples cook up in about 10-15 minutes.

Friday, August 2, 2019

August Menu Plan - Menu Plan Monthly

Happy Friday Friends!  Goodbye July and Hello August!  Summer is quickly coming to an end and I for one am looking forward to Fall. I know it will be closer to October before the weather starts to really change here in North Texas, but every month that passes is one month closer to Fall and cooler temps 

Today I have our August Menu Plan for you. Our vegetable garden is still overflowing with summer veggies, so I have quite a few recipes using green beans, zucchini and fresh corn. I have also included a few of our favorite summer desserts that I know you'll like. Any recipe with (New) noted next to the title are the recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!! 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

My Texas Table - My Favorite No Bake Summer Treats

 Happy Sunday Friends! 

When the Texas temps reach scorching levels, there's nothing more refreshing than a cool and creamy dessert, homemade ice cream or a slice of ice box cake! If there's one thing I've learned about  summer in the south it's best to use the oven as little as possible. Unfortunately, our sweet -tooth knows no season and to keep you from going without dessert today I'm sharing some of my favorite no-bake desserts and treats.  

In this months issue of My Texas Table you'll find ice box cakes, no-bake cookies, refreshing pies and frozen treats to help you beat the summer heat all season long. I hope y'all find something you like. ❤ Click on each of the titles below and you'll be taken directly to the recipe you're interested in. From there you can read more about the recipe,  find out the ingredients and look through the instructions.

Monday, July 15, 2019

How To Make Yogurt In a Slow Cooker

How to make thick and creamy yogurt easily at home in your slow cooker. Store bought yogurt may be convenient but nothing compares to the creaminess and taste of homemade yogurt. 
Making Homemade Yogurt is super simple and I have been making my own for about 10 years. Back in 2009, I discovered how to make homemade yogurt on a Martha Stewart episode where she taught Jennifer Garner how to make homemade unsweetened yogurt. I was instantly hooked and have been making my own plain and vanilla yogurt ever since. 

I have changed the preparation method and now use a slow cooker versus the stove top and I love this method so much better. Making homemade yogurt is a bit time consuming, but totally worth it in the end. When I say time consuming, I really mean just waiting for the yogurt to culture overnight. 

The recipe itself is really simple and you don't need a bunch of fancy equipment. All you need is milk, a yogurt stater (plain yogurt with active cultures) and a slow cooker. Plain yogurt is your starter and it must contains active cultures which is the good bacteria that will turn your milk into yogurt.

Monday, July 8, 2019

July Menu Plan - Menu Plan Monthly

Happy Monday Friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend? Summer is in full swing! The sun is shining, our garden is growing and everyone is in full summer mode at my house. I can hardly believe were already halfway through summer!   

Today I have our July Menu Plan for you. My vegetable garden is currently overflowing with summer veggies, so I have quite a few meals using fresh green beans, potatoes and summer squash. Any recipe noted with {New} are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like.