Nuked Apples

Nuked: Our word for Microwaved.

This is one of my Fall time favorites. They're good anytime of the year but there is just something wonderful about the smell of cooked apples on an Autumn day.

These apples are easy to make and taste delicious. You can add more or less of the inside sweetness to fit your tastes. I like them really sweet.

First you have to pick your apples. Any apple will do. I like the big yellow apples that you get in the mountains, whatever they are called,  but Food Lion doesn't give me that option. So I grabbed a couple Gala apples. They worked fine.

  • Core out the center
  • Stuff the center hole with butter, and brown sugar. Pack it tight because it will melt all into the apple and out in the dish.
  • Place in a microwave bowl or casserole dish.
  • Microwave on high for 4 minutes.

Just look at all that baked like goodness! Enjoy.

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Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

I have to give all the credit to my husband for this one.

I have been asking him to make some of his Delicious corn bread. Maybe its Mexican corn bread? "Nope" he says. "Mexican cornbread has corn in it. This is full of cheese and Jalapenos". Two of my favorites combinations. All I know is I love it.

So, when I got home from work, I could smell the kitchen as I was coming in the door. I knew at that moment what he was fixing. Yes, I'm a lucky girl. I'm married to an Italian that likes to cook and is good at it! He has my dinner ready every day I come in. I'm pretty spoiled. I like to cook but I mostly do the cooking (if any) on the weekends.  While he tries to keep it healthy and balanced , I like to make casseroles and sweet stuff.

So, with my husbands permission, I'm sharing his recipe. Enjoy.

Cheesy Jalapeno Cornbread

1 cup- Buttermilk self rising cornmeal mix
1 cup- Self rising flour
1 cup- Milk (he used 2%)
1/3 cup- Sour Cream
1 Tbs.- Sugar
1/4 cup- Veg. Oil
1- Egg
1 cup- Shredded sharp cheese
1/2 cup- chopped jalapenos (you can use more or less. We like it hot)

Mix all together.

Pour into a heated greased Iron Skillet ( He placed it in the oven while he mixed)
Bake 425 degree for 25 minutes.

But wait.......
He also made some homemade Gumbo to too!

Not sure how he did it but it consist of chicken broth, okra, shrimp, chicken, sausage, diced tomatoes and Texas Pete along with spice and rice.
I think ill have leftovers tonight.
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