Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Tansi Smoke Signals

April 24, 2013

The Cook's Corner

CROSSVILLE — Buster Bar Dessert

1 package Oreo cookies crushed with 1/3 cup

melted butter.

Pat in 9 x 13 pan.

Bake 4 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

Top with ½ gallon vanilla ice cream (thawed slightly.) Freeze.

Chocolate topping

2 cups confectioner’s sugar.

1 ½ cups evaporated milk.

2/3 cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips.

½ cup butter.

1 tsp. vanilla.

Melt butter, add chocolate chips and melt.

Add milk and sugar. Boil 8 minutes.

Cool completely. Spread on ice cream. Can add peanuts on top.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

Beat:  1 cup sugar

           ½ cup oil

Add:  2 eggs

1 cup (2 medium)   bananas, mashed

½ cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla.  Blend well.

Add:   1 ½ cup flour

  1 tsp baking soda

  ½ tsp. salt

Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour into sprayed pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes until you can get a clean toothpick.

Store in refrigerator.

Tip of the month

For you guys who, like me, enjoy cooking on a gas grill, here is a wonderful and tasty alternative. Begin with a pork tender loin, about three inches in diameter. We make our cuts from 1 to 1 ½ inches thick, but that is your decision. Next, wrap with a slice of bacon that is held in place with two toothpicks. Then you have another decision, “To marinade or not to marinade?” The bacon gives the meat a wonderful flavor, but you may prefer to use a marinade sauce or perhaps a bar-b-q sauce. The last time I grilled, we used simply orange juice and lemon juice as a marinade. Try it, you’ll like it!

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“The Cook’s Corner ” is a monthly feature of Lake Tansi Smoke Signals. If you have a favorite recipe, be it for a meat or vegetable dish, salad or dessert, send it to: Clint Gil

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