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Posted in Comfort Food, Entree, Southern Cooking, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by thekytchnwytch


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs (flavored is good too; you can even grind up your favorite croutons)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C.)

2. Sauté the onions in a Tablespoon of butter. Put sautéed onion in a large bowl.

2. To the same large bowl, add and combine the beef, egg, onion, milk, and bread (or bread product of your choice.) Season with salt and pepper to taste and place in a lightly greased 5×9 inch loaf pan, or you can form it into a loaf and place it in a lightly greased 9×13 inch baking dish. In lieu of greasing the pan, you can also line it with aluminum foil. That also makes removing it from the loaf pan much easier.

3. In a separate small bowl, combine the brown sugar, mustard and ketchup. Mix well and pour over the meatloaf. If you’re a big sauce lover, you can make extra to pour over it after it’s out of the oven.

4. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for about 1 1/2 hours. As with anything else you cook, checking the internal temperature with an internal thermometer is always best. Ovens vary greatly.


Baked Pecan Crusted Orange Roughy

Posted in Recipes, Seafood, Toni Verticelli Farmer with tags , , , , on February 7, 2011 by thekytchnwytch

This is another winning recipe from my dear friend Toni.  She says that this recipe also fries really well and that any light and flaky fish (like tilapia) will substitute well.


2 large pieces of orange roughy, fresh or thawed
2 eggs
2 Tablespoon milk
1 cup flour
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup crushed pecans
nonstick spray for baking
large baking pan or cookie sheet

In one bowl whisk eggs and milk, set aside till ready to use

Mix crushed pecans and bread crumbs in seperate bowl or plate, depending on size of fish.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Spray pan with nonstick spray for baking.

Roll fish in flour, dip in egg mixture, then bread with crumb/pecan mixture till fully coated and lay in baking pan or on cookie sheet. Do the same for other piece of fish.

Let set for aobut 1-2 minutes and then spray the top lightly with nonstick spray for baking.

Bake uncovered for 15-20 minute as ovens may vary.

Serve with steamed vegetables and wild rice.

Since recipe is for 2-3 large peices of fish it is really easy to double recipe.