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Quinto Baked Beans

Quinto Baked BeansYears ago Mr.Picky was searching for a baked bean recipe.  We found one in a Better Home and Gardens Grilling Cookbook, although he strayed from the recipe a bit.  This is Mr.Picky’s recipe to make when he is grilling and preparing dinner.  Over the years I think we have perfected this variation of baked beans.

Quinto baked beans give you a variety of five beans and textures alongside the sweet yet smoky flavored sauce.  These beans are not swimming in sauce but are nicely covered and can easily be served on a plate without mixing with everything.  Of course it has a bit of bacon in it which adds flavor and a nice bite when crisped up.

For the next event, or bring a dish meal try throwing these together.  Everyone will love them and they are a good hearty hot dish.  I think I forgot to mention you make them in the slow cooker which just makes everything easier.

Quinto Baked Beans:

  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pork and beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 (15-16 oz.) can garbanzo beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can butter beans
  • 1 (15 oz.) can white kidney or cannellini beans
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs prepared or yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce

Saute bacon until partially cooked, drain off as much fat as you can.  Add in onion and garlic and continue to cook until bacon is fully crisp.

Beside the pork and beans, drain and rinse all the cans of bean.

Place all beans, the bacon and onion mixture, and all remaining ingredients in the slow cooker.  Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4 hours.  Stirring every so often to prevent burning of the sugars.

Enjoy, enjoy it even more along some good BBQ.


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Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Back in 2008 I was in the hospital for a week, it was first time I have ever been admitted to the hospital.  At no point did I have an appetite but I had to order breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Lucky for me I had a hunger husband who took advantage of this.  With every meal the hospital would bring huge packaged cookies from a local bakery.  Mr.Picky learned to write a request for their ginger cookies which he fell in love with.

After I had recovered and felt great I set out to find a recipe similar to prepare for Mr.Picky.  At this point I discovered Big Soft Ginger Cookies Recipe – Allrecipes.com.  I was simply making these for Mr.Picky because I didn’t think I cared for ginger cookies.  I am not a fan of crunchy cookies and to me that is the only way I had eaten ginger cookies.  When I brought one over to Grandma she called them molasses crinkles which they probably are.   Big Soft Ginger cookies changed my mind and I now enjoy these cookies at much as Mr.Picky.

The dough can be made at least a day ahead as long as the bowl is covered tightly with plastic wrap.  Get part of the work done ahead of time during the baking season.  When you are ready to bake continue with the directions.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies:Big Soft Ginger Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  •  1 Tbs water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 Tbs white sugar

Sift or whisk together flour ,ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

Cream together 1 cup sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg, and then add water and molasses.  Mix until combined.

Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients.  Mix until incorporated.

I believe this recipe works best if you have time to chill the dough for at least an hour.  If you don’t continue on.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Shape dough in walnut size balls and rolls them in the 2 Tbs of sugar.

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Place balls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

Store in an airtight container.  Then hide them so you don’t have to share.

Iced Pumpkin Cookies and Big Soft Ginger Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies and Big Soft Ginger Cookies

 

 

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