Italian Style Cube Steak Recipe

One of our favorite quick meals. Add some roasted potatoes and corn on the cob for the perfect sides.  Mom used to make cube steaks all the time, she would always know how to season everything to make something plain dynamic.

 Italian Style Cube Steak Recipe

2 pound mushrooms
2 or 3 bell peppers sliced
4 or 5 cube steaks
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup beef broth
4 minced garlic cloves
olive oil
salt, pepper to taste
dried oregano, basil, parsley and rosemary use fresh if you have it
red pepper flakes

In a large enough fry pan to accommodate the amount of cube steaks your cooking, add 4 tablespoons olive oil and saute the garlic, mushrooms and peppers around 2 minutes be careful not to brown garlic.
Add the cube steaks, around 1/2 cup white wine with beef broth and simmer on low heat covered and reduces to half the liquid and meat is fork tender around 40 minutes.
Add all the fresh herb, spices, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes if using at the end.

Funfetti Cupcake Recipe

It doesn't matter what Holiday it is these are fun to make and eat. I love to make these Patriot themed cupcakes for the kids and adults. They are festive and delicious all at the same time. Check out this homemade cupcake great recipe!  We do sprinkles and glitter to match the holiday season!

Funfetti Cupcake Recipe

1 3/4 cups cake flour
1 1/4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter softened
4 eggs
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons almond extract
1/2 cup assorted colored sprinkles

Optional: colored sugars to match the theme of the Holiday or Birthday
Frosting of choice

In one bowl add all the dry ingredients and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream the sugar and butter together for 3 minutes. 

Add the eggs, milk , almond extract and stir in. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until blended and evenly blended together.
Fold in the sprinkles.
Line your cupcakes tin with papers liners 2/3 full.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes on a preheated oven of 350 degrees until lightly browned on top around 25 minutes.
Cool completely. Frost with homemade frosting or your favorite canned. Sprinkle with colored sugars if you like.

Mozzarella Black Pepper Biscuit Recipe

I am not sure these are a biscuits, snack or great appetizer. You can make them ahead of time, double the recipe and freeze them for company! They are also great dipped in your favorite sauce.
You can substitute the cheese for a spicier flavor like pepper jack and cheddar if you like. Adapt them anyway you like them they are great!

1 cup whole milk mozzarella shredded (Use any kind of shredded cheese you like)
1/8 cup black pepper
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter cold cut into tiny pieces
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic or use fresh
1 teaspoon Italian herbs either fresh basil and parsley or use dry 

Optional: add chopped pepperoni, ham or cooked sausage, crumbled bacon or prosciutto  ( around 1/2 cup.) Suggested vegetables, chopped tomatoes, peppers, olives or mushrooms.

Mix all the dry ingredients. Coat the butter and the mozzarella with this dry mixture. Gently stir in the milk. Roll out. Cut into biscuits. Top biscuits with meat is using.  Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees  for 25 minutes on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper.