Meg’s Cooking Corner

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie

I had to post another favorite rhubarb recipe that we make every year. I had a great crop of rhubarb this season so we enjoyed this pie for Father's Day weekend. I love pies with crumb toppings and this recipe is great because it is quick to make. I added 1/2 cup diced strawberries to it this time and we enjoyed the addition, but it's great without too. Use your favorite recipe for a single pie crust or if you are in a hurry buy a frozen crust. This recipe is from a Taste of Home magazine a few years back. Still have more rhubarb? Click here for the recipe for Lemon Bars with Rhubarb topping.

Sour Cream Rhubarb Pie

1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 egg
3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1 unbaked deep dish pastry shell (or use your favorite crust recipe)


1/2 cup quick-cooking oats (I usually use old-fashioned oats)
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp orange peel
1/3 cup cold butter

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat in the sour cream and egg. Gently fold in the rhubarb. Pour into pastry shell.

For topping: combine the oats, flour, brown sugar and orange peel. Cut in butter with pastry blender (or two knives) until crumbly. Sprinkle over the filling. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown. Cool and refrigerate leftovers. Serves 8.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Marlboro Man Sandwich

This is a terrific recipe for those hot days when you don't want to crank on the oven. This comes from the Pioneer Woman, and she says it is her husband's (Marlboro Man) favorite sandwich. We don't live on a ranch, but I can testify that it is a man pleaser. All my boys love it when we have this for dinner. I have to admit, I get pretty excited too when I smell it cooking! It is an easy recipe to adapt, I use a little less butter than it calls for and add melted mozzarella on top. It would also be fun to add sauteed mushrooms and some fresh herbs. Have fun, stay cool, and try some this week! Recipe posted at Tempt my Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday today!

Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich by Pioneer Woman website

2-3 pounds cube steak (tenderized round steak)
1 large onion or 2 small/medium onions
4-6 French/Deli Rolls
Seasoned Salt
Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco (we use Tapatio hot sauce instead)
Mozzarella Cheese, optional

Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter (or less) until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside. Slice cube steak against the grain into strips. Season with seasoning salt. Heat 2 Tbsp butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown. Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides. Add 1/2 cup (at least) of Worcestershire sauce, 5-6 shakes of Tabasco (or hot sauce) and 2 Tbsp butter. Add cooked onions and stir to combine. Butter the halved French rolls and brown both sides on skillet.

To assemble: lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on if desired. Top with other half of roll, cut in half, and devour!