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Jan 16, 2011

Special Seasoning Blends From DownHome with the Neelys


BBQ Seasoning


a.. 4 ounces paprika
b.. 2 ounces white sugar
c.. 1 teaspoon onion powder
Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6

BBQ Baked Beans

. 2-16 oz. canned baked beans
. 8 oz. brown sugar
. 4 oz. molasses
. 2-bottles (16 oz) Neelys BBQ Sauce
. 3 oz.  Neelys BBQ Seasoning
. 1 tsp. black pepper
. 1/2 lb. pork or beef, chopped fine
Pour into a metal or glass baking dish. Mix all ingredients and stir. Cook
the beans in oven at 250 degrees for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly.



Apple Crisp

5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

For the Filling:
Mix all the ingredients together. Place into 7 to 8-ounce ramekins.
For topping:
Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Blend the
butter into the mixture until it forms pea size lumps. Stir in pecans and
sprinkle over filling.
Bake crisps for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.


Whipping up a Pancake with sauce to cover

3 large eggs, separated
Pinch cream of tartar
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 sticks butter plus 1 tablespoons, melted
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Strawberry Sauce:
1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Powdered sugar, for topping

Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar with a hand mixer until stiff
peaks appear.
In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, vanilla and 2
sticks of melted butter.
Into a large bowl stir together the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking
soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
Combine with the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated. Fold the
whites into the batter, gently.
Grease the waffle iron with a small amount of melted butter and heat
the waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Ladle batter onto the waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3
1/2 to 5 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
For the strawberry sauce:
In a small pot over medium heat, combine the strawberries, sugar,
water, lemon zest, lemon juice and cornstarch. Bring to a simmer and whisk
gently until mixture thickens slightly.
Serve waffles with powdered sugar and strawberry sauce.

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