Salisbury Fake AKA Smothered Hamburger Steak

Salisbury Fake

What happens when you have a craving for Salisbury Steak, but the only ground meat you have is already frozen in the form of hamburger patties?  It’s simple.  You use those frozen hamburgers to make Salisbury Fake.  Granted, other people might call these smothered burgers, but in my kitchen, they’re Salisbury Fake.    The entire process is really rather simple. You being by browning the burgers in a skillet.  We used four burgers, but this recipe could be made using 6 burger patties, too.  Season each burger patties with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, and 1/8 teaspoon […]

make ahead green bean casserole

Make Ahead Thanksgiving–Green Bean Casserole

Last year, I was scheduled to work on Thanksgiving day.  This created a problem for our family because I am the primary cook, and Thanksgiving dinner is always my responsibility.  Realizing that I would be unhappy with anything less than the full Thanksgiving Menu, I knew I had to come up with an idea that would allow Baker’s Man to be able to get dinner into the oven and have it ready to pull out shortly after I arrived home from work.  Sue Chef, Bus Boy, and Food Critic would all be available to help, but their culinary skills are […]