Start Simply Cook Book

 

These burgers are DELICIOUS! The best I have ever had.

Oh I love the Pioneer Women. Her recipes are so wonderful and perfect for a meat loving bunch. Plus she is one of the funnest women out there.

I love reading her blog.

She never takes herself or her cooking to seriously. My kind of girl.

Memorial Day is soon here and this weekend I am making these beloved Mushroom and Swiss Sliders and the most amazing FRY SAUCE!

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You start with melting butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and toss around, then add wine (if using), Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook for several minute over medium heat, or until all liquid has evaporated. Transfer mushroom mixture to a separate bowl, scraping all contents from the skillet.

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20130625_6046Mix ground beef, heavy cream, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix ingredients.

 


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Form 1/4 or 1/3 cup of the meat mixture into patties, making an indentation with your thumb to keep the patties from plumping too much when they cook.

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In the same skillet as the one used to cook the mushrooms, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium to medium-high heat.

Add four patties at a time, indented side face up. Cook for 4 minutes then flip.

 

 

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Spoon generous portion of mushroom mixture on each patty, then top with one or two squares of cheese. Place lid on skillet and cook for additional 2 min until burgers are cooked though and cheese is melted. Remove to a place to keep warm while you repeat with the rest of the meat mixture.

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Toast halved buns under the oven broiler. Spread generously with spicy fry sauce. Place patties between buns and serve immediately with fried onion strings.

 

For Spicy Fry Sauce

 

1/3 cup Mayonnaise

 

2 Tablespoons Ketchup

 

1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (less If You’re Sensitive To Spice!)

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For Burgers

4 Tablespoons Butter

1/2 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced

8 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Chopped Finely

1/2 cup White Or Red Wine (optional)

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

2 pounds low fat Ground Beef

4 Tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream (I use fat free 1/2 and 1/2)

4 dashes Worcestershire Sauce

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper

4 slices Pepper Jack, Swiss or Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese, Cut Into Four Squares

8 whole Dinner (or Slider) Rolls, Split

Preparation Instructions

In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and cayenne. Stir together until totally combined. Set aside. (This is the spicy fry sauce.) Make double people will be drinking this!

Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium heat for five minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms and toss around, then add wine (if using), Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook for several minute over medium heat, or until all liquid has evaporated. Transfer mushroom mixture to a separate bowl, scraping all contents from the skillet.

Mix ground beef, heavy cream, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix ingredients. Form 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the meat mixture into patties, making an indentation with your thumb to keep the patties from plumping too much when they cook. In the same skillet as the one used to cook the mushrooms, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium to medium-high heat. Add four patties at a time, indented side face up. Cook for 4 minutes, then flip. Spoon generous portion of mushroom mixture on each patty, then top with one or two squares of Swiss, depending on your preference. Place lid on skillet and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until burgers are cooked through and cheese is melted. Remove to a place and keep warm while you repeat with the rest of the meat mixture.

Toast halved buns under the oven broiler. Spread generously with spicy fry sauce. Place patties between buns and serve immediately with fried onion strings.

 

We celebrate and are deeply thankful for those that have served our country faithfully. 
Freedom is not free and I am thankful to live in the amazing county of  The United States of America!
 
They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.
Henry Ward Beecher
 
 
About This Quote: This quote by author and clergyman Henry Ward Beecher refers to the dead Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Beecher is saying that while these men are physically dead, they remain with us in spirit, inspiring us with their heroic acts. The quote is from Beecher’s “The Honored Dead,” published in 1863. The piece has also been published as “Our Heroes Shall Live.”
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One of my favorite things in life is making a meal for those I love and watching them dive in!  Preparing food is so much more than just a routine daily chore.

It is mental physically and yes even spiritual. I love the table and all it represents. It is the great equalizer. We all come to the table to be fed in so many ways. There is beautiful magic that happens as we sit together.

We  begin to see each other. Really SEE one another.

We share, connect and in those moments we feel a bit of what we were created for.

Connection and community. Belonging. 

Hospitality is such an amazing gift. It is a message we give others about their value. It is not about impressing someone but rather bringing comfort and care.

What a relief. 

So in that spirit last night I made the most delicious easy Lemon Cream Cake (yes it starts with a box cake mix!) with raspberry and strawberry filling.

One of the things I love about this cake is you can make it days ahead (even weeks) and freeze the cake portion

Simple tip:  Did you know freezing cakes before you serve them actually makes them more moist? 

With summer at our door this is going to be one of my go to recipes. Lemon. Berries. Divine.

“Home interprets heaven; Home is heaven for beginners.” Charles Henry Parkhurst

 

Lemon Cream Cake with Raspberry and Strawberry Filling


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1 lemon cake mix 

1 small chocolate instant pudding mix

1 small vanilla instant pudding mix
5 eggs (4 for regular altitude)
1  cup milk
1/2 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped nuts (if desired) 
shredded lemon peel from two lemons
½ cup flour (if high altitude)
Pint of fresh berries (strawberry or raspberries)
One small jar of berry jam (I like to use blackberry)
Savory-Homemade-Blueberry-Jam

Mix first 10 ingredients for one minute on med speed.
Pour into 2 round cake pans (8 or 9 inch) greased well and floured if necessary.
Bake 325 for aprox 40 minutes.
Remove cakes on cooling rack, and bring to room temperature. Cool. You can make this cakes ahead of time and they freeze great. I always keep some made in my freezer.

Cream Cheese Frosting
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4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
Zest from one lemon
Beat frosting until firm. 
Put fern greens or fresh mint around the cake plate. Add one of the cakes on top.
Add jam and then a layer of berries over jam in the center of the cake.
Add next layer of cake and frost all the cake with the remaining frosting.
Feel free to add a bit of the jam to the frosting and make swirls.
Top with  strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and lemon slices.  Put directly refrigerator and let chill.

I make this cake in the morning for an evening dinner.

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Start Simply Cooking: Eighty of our best loved recipes to get you started!

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A perfect gift for the Foodie in your life!

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Dear friends we are so glad you have joined the Start Simply Movement!   Cathy and I feel strongly the table is a great place to connect with people on a deep level. In everything we do we often talk more about the “why” than we do the “how”. Why we cook, why we feel faith is important, why friendships are essential in our lives, and why we should embrace a healthy life style. Both Cathy and I were blessed to grow up with the power of connection through food. We have many memories of wonderful shared meals and beautiful connections. Our parents gave us a legacy of doing life and food well! We have lived it over and over again with our children and now our many precious grand children. We are simply inviting you to come do life with us . . . and share your table . . . simply.

For years I have believed and taught on the reality that people hunger to live a more connected life with their families, and their friends . . . for life to be simple again. The yearning to share ourselves with others is part of our nature as life giving women, something easily lost in the busyness of our culture. We’re so busy caring for our jobs and our families that we just can’t summon the time or energy to think about much else. Especially hospitality and cooking!

What many of us need is to simply be set free. I believe for some it will take a miracle —the miracle of a changed perspective. And that’s what we offer to those who are hungry to lead more beautiful lives and to share those lives with others . . . but also to those who feel inadequate, unprepared, or just too busy to do so. Together we invite you to rethink what it means to begin living simply in everything you do; faith, food, family, friendships and healthy living.

START SIMPLY, but SIMPLY START!!!!! This is our most important message. We are not just about information, but transformation. Keep it simple, keep it real! Remember friends hospitality is giving someone a message about their value it is not about impressing people but rather giving them comfort and care. What a relief!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and read though these amazing recipes. I think you will find as we have the best way to start is to simply start. To just begin. And enjoy those you love alone the way with a piece of Maltby Cake in hand!

 

 

 

 

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Because so many of you asked for it I COULDN’T BE MORE THRILLED to let you know our new cookbook is now available!

Start Simply Cooking

Start Simply Cooking: Eighty of our best loved recipes to get you started!

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Ck out a few of these recipes friends!

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Bacon Avocado Toasts

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Seven Layer Greek Dip

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Chunky Artichoke Green Chili Garlic Bread (with the help of Costco)!

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The Maltby Cake (of course!)1 The Maltby Cake

Mango Butter Cream CakeMANGO BUTTERCREAM CAKE

And one of the most beautiful and delicious cakes EVER The Rose Cake

The Rose Cake

Dare I say more!? Yes more lots more amazing easy delicious recipes for you to get started.

Dear friends we are so glad you have joined the Start Simply Movement! Cathy and I feel strongly the table is a great place to connect with people on a deep level. In everything we do we often talk more about the “why” than we do the “how”. Why we cook, why we feel faith is important, why friendships are essential in our lives, and why we should embrace a healthy life style. Both Cathy and I were blessed to grow up with the power of connection through food. We have many memories of wonderful shared meals and beautiful connections. Our parents gave us a legacy of doing life and food well! We have lived it over and over again with our children and now our many precious grand children. We are simply inviting you to come do life with us . . . and share your table . . . simply.

For years I have believed and taught on the reality that people hunger to live a more connected life with their families, and their friends . . . for life to be simple again. The yearning to share ourselves with others is part of our nature as life giving women, something easily lost in the busyness of our culture. We’re so busy caring for our jobs and our families that we just can’t summon the time or energy to think about much else. Especially hospitality and cooking!

What many of us need is to simply be set free. I believe for some it will take a miracle —the miracle of a changed perspective. And that’s what we offer to those who are hungry to lead more beautiful lives and to share those lives with others . . . but also to those who feel inadequate, unprepared, or just too busy to do so. Together we invite you to rethink what it means to begin living simply in everything you do; faith, food, family, friendships and healthy living.

START SIMPLY, but SIMPLY START!!!!! This is our most important message. We are not just about information, but transformation. Keep it simple, keep it real! Remember friends hospitality is giving someone a message about their value it is not about impressing people but rather giving them comfort and care. What a relief!

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and read though these amazing recipes. I think you will find as we have the best way to start is to simply start. To just begin. And enjoy those you love alone the way with a piece of Maltby Cake in hand!

Start Simply Cooking is now available for only $15.00

A perfect gift for the Foodie in your life!

ORDER HERE :  http://tammymaltby.com/start-simply-cooking/

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