I decided to create this blog, to replace my old one I had and was losing interest in and thinking and having things to post. Looking at my stats, I saw there was a lot of interest in my recipes I had posted. I do love to cook and have lots of recipes to talk about and post, and so decided to create this blog specifically for those of us that love to create in the kitchen! I hope you will follow this blog and be sure to tell your friends and family if you like what you see here. If you have a recipe you wish to submit, email me at jcdec63@msn.com and I will post it. Thanks for visiting! Granny J :D

Sauces and Gravys

Jeanine's Enchilada Sauce

1/2 stick butter                                                      
4-5 Tablespoons flour                                            
4 Tablespoons chili powder                                    
2 tsp. cumin                                                            
2 tsp. onion powder                                                
2 tsp. garlic powder                                                
14 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. dried cilantro
4 cups beef broth
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. cocoa
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1-2 Tablespoon brown sugar
 Make a roux with butter and flour.  Whisk until smooth.
Meanwhile, have other dry ingredients mixed together
and add this to the roux, cooking for 1 minute.  Slowly
add in beef broth, little by little, stirring constantly.  Add
 vinegar and bring to boil for 1 minute.  Reduce heat
to simmer and cook for 20 minutes
Creamy Onion Gravy
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 T. butter, divided
2 T all-purpose flour
1/4 t.salt
1/8t. garlic powder
1/8t. pepper
3/4 c.buttermilk
1/4 c. water
In a small saucepan, saute' onion in 1 T butter until tender.  Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.  In the same pan, melt remaining butter over medium-low heat.  Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper; whisk into butter until smooth.  Gradually add buttermilk and water.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened.  Stir in onion.  Yield: 1 1/4