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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an actual blog. The past few months my focus has been on my new website http://www.cookingwiththepros.us  and simply haven’t taken the time to sit down and write. As I woke this morning, determined to post before my day. Soccer with Brooke, a party for Paige, and Brooke hosting her own Halloween gathering this evening, my mind considered about 100 blog topics. But there is one thing sticking in my brain right now, I’m going to Kansas City this week for a school conference. YES!!!!! Kansas City while the World Series is taking place. BBQ I’ve never had. Big parties and new people. Did I say World Series? Oh my God I can hardly stand the  excitement. Let me give you the top 5 reasons for my excitement.

5. I love to fly (especially when it’s funded by a grant)

4. People watching in airports is the best and I always make new friends (typically at the bar)

3. Never been to KC, but the BBQ is calling my name ( probably pulled up to a bar)

2. Out of the classroom for 4 days ya’ll..holla back fellow middle school teachers (who are sitting in some bar)

1. The World Series I will watch in a new sports bar!!!! ( I hope)

Please don’t judge. I’m traveling without my daughters and the only thing I have to be responsible for is; attending all of my workshops/ meetings and getting my friend Melissa (who will be keeping my babies) the t-shirt below

Yes…that’s right! They Don’t Suck Anymore….

we don't suck anymore

Now that I’m done gloating, let me share one of the recipes I believe you should try this World Series.

Considering the Baltimore Orioles made a great run, this soup is to honor their efforts

Maryland Cream Of Crab

French Dip Sand and Cream of Crab Soup 066

Ingredients

1 lb. lump crab meat (remove cartilage)

 4 cups of heavy cream

1 cups of whole milk

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp dried parsley

2-3 dashes of Worcester sauce

3 tbsps. butter

3 tbsps. flour

2 1/2 tbsps. old bay seasoning

Directions

1. In large Dutch oven, melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Whisk until blond over medium low heat.

2. Add mustard, parsley, and old bay. Keep whisking add Worcester sauce then heavy cream and milk. Bring to a boil.

3. Once it comes to a boil, add crab meat and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes of a medium low heat.

4. Top with an additional lump of crab meat, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of old bay. I love this soup served piping hot!!!

Serve with seasoned oyster crackers…..

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Ingredients

3/4 cup Canola Oil

1 tsp. Granulated garlic

1 tsp. Onion powder

1 (1 oz. package) ranch dressing

1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1/4 tsp. White pepper

 2 (16 bags of oyster crackers)

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.

2. In medium sized bowl, mix oil, granulated garlic, onion powder, ranch dressing, old bay, and white pepper.

3. Pour one bag of oyster crackers into a Ziploc bag, pour have of the seasoning mixture into bag, and toss to coat. Spread on a large baking sheet.

4. Repeat process with the second bag.

5. Bake in on for 15-20 minutes.

6. Allow to cool before serving. These are a great snack food in general.

Stay warm, watch the World Series, there’s no place like home, and remember

Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!!!

For more great recipes go to http://www.cookingwiththepros.us

 

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted an actual blog. The past few months my focus has been on my new website http://www.cookingwiththepros.us  and simply haven’t taken the time to sit down and write. As I woke this morning, determined to post before my day. Soccer with Brooke, a party for Paige, and Brooke hosting her own Halloween gathering this evening, my mind considered about 100 blog topics. But there is one thing sticking in my brain right now, I’m going to Kansas City this week for a school conference. YES!!!!! Kansas City while the World Series is taking place. BBQ I’ve never had. Big parties and new people. Did I say World Series? Oh my God I can hardly stand the  excitement. Let me give you the top 5 reasons for my excitement.

5. I love to fly (especially when it’s funded by a grant)

4. People watching in airports is the best and I always make new friends (typically at the bar)

3. Never been to KC, but the BBQ is calling my name ( probably pulled up to a bar)

2. Out of the classroom for 4 days ya’ll..holla back fellow middle school teachers (who are sitting in some bar)

1. The World Series I will watch in a new sports bar!!!! ( I hope)

Please don’t judge. I’m traveling without my daughters and the only thing I have to be responsible for is; attending all of my workshops/ meetings and getting my friend Melissa (who will be keeping my babies) the t-shirt below

Yes…that’s right! They Don’t Suck Anymore….

we don't suck anymore

Now that I’m done gloating, let me share one of the recipes I believe you should try this World Series.

Considering the Baltimore Orioles made a great run, this soup is to honor their efforts

Maryland Cream Of Crab

French Dip Sand and Cream of Crab Soup 066

Ingredients

1 lb. lump crab meat (remove cartilage)

 4 cups of heavy cream

1 cups of whole milk

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1 tsp dried parsley

2-3 dashes of Worcester sauce

3 tbsps. butter

3 tbsps. flour

2 1/2 tbsps. old bay seasoning

Directions

1. In large Dutch oven, melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Whisk until blond over medium low heat.

2. Add mustard, parsley, and old bay. Keep whisking add Worcester sauce then heavy cream and milk. Bring to a boil.

3. Once it comes to a boil, add crab meat and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes of a medium low heat.

4. Top with an additional lump of crab meat, fresh parsley, and a sprinkle of old bay. I love this soup served piping hot!!!

Serve with seasoned oyster crackers…..

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Ingredients

3/4 cup Canola Oil

1 tsp. Granulated garlic

1 tsp. Onion powder

1 (1 oz. package) ranch dressing

1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning

1/4 tsp. White pepper

 2 (16 bags of oyster crackers)

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.

2. In medium sized bowl, mix oil, granulated garlic, onion powder, ranch dressing, old bay, and white pepper.

3. Pour one bag of oyster crackers into a Ziploc bag, pour have of the seasoning mixture into bag, and toss to coat. Spread on a large baking sheet.

4. Repeat process with the second bag.

5. Bake in on for 15-20 minutes.

6. Allow to cool before serving. These are a great snack food in general.

Stay warm, watch the World Series, there’s no place like home, and remember

Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!!!

For more great recipes go to http://www.cookingwiththepros.us

With the World Series in full swing,  I know that sunflower seeds are the choice of many baseball players and fans. My father loved them. David’s Sunflower Seeds, very popular, now come in many flavors. Tasty as that salty shell is, I will stick with a childhood fall favorite… pumpkin seeds. Because my parents were big horticulturists, that’s a nice way of saying they had a big garden in our backyard, I know pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, and a pumpkin patch Charlie Brown. My daughters and I made a quick trip to the local pumpkin patch that evolved into some delicious seeds and a Jack-O-Lantern

Our local pumpkin patch!!!

The girls debate their choice. Brooke was trying to attend to Paige.

Body language tells all!!

Brooke agrees begrudgingly.

Beautiful Mums!!!! A true sign of fall.

So great, I was missing College Game Day on ESPN. Just say’n

The victim… after Paige spent about two hours removing the seeds

Our victim, nice and clean….Paige is very meticulous.

On a real tip, you “gut” the pumpkin and remove the seeds

from the pulp or meat of the pumpkin. Do not rinse them. Toss them in a bag

with olive oil and sprinkle with you favorite seasoning. We used old bay.

Bake your seeds at 275 degrees for about 1 hour 15 minutes

Pumpkin Seeds!!!! No spitting required. Just eat

We sprinkled ground cinnamon in our pumpkin. When the

candle burns, the cinnamon scent warms the night air.

Our Jack-O-Lantern… It is rather apparent I am not crafty with

the carving tools. 🙂  The pumpkin seeds were great and my daughters

continue a fond childhood memory. It would not be sunflower seed

spitting.

Check out these Bullpen Olympics and their competition with sunflower seeds

This cracked me up. As children, my brothers and I would have competitions to see who could

spit sunflower seeds the farthest. So ladylike I know….

                       

Enjoy the World Series, the beauty of the fall, and try this fun tradition

Remember………Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day???