Miranda Lambert Dishes on the Secrets of Her Kitchen and Cooking for Blake Shelton
Between recording award-winning albums and high-energy tour dates, Miranda Lambert can whip up a pretty mean corn and macaroni casserole. The singer and wife of Blake Shelton recently sat down with Taste of Home to share some of her favorite foods and recipes.
"My mom always said, 'Those that eat, work,'" Lambert says. "So we all chipped in." The 'Over You' singer's fridge is stocked with staples for just her and Shelton -- with a few things for unexpected visitors. "If company drops by, I make something called Magic, as my mom did. Take one cup crunchy peanut butter, one cup granulated sugar, one egg (from our own chickens) and one teaspoon of vanilla. Combine, roll into golf balls, crisscross with a fork and bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees."
Cheese is an item she never runs out of, as it makes just about anything taste better and it's a favorite of her 'Honey Bee' husband's. The mantra she lives by? "When in doubt, fry it or add cheese." Lambert also revealed a few other family secrets during the conversation, like adding a little beer to her homemade barbecue sauce. It's something she learned from her mother.
"She also taught me my grandmother's trick to make canned veggeis seem fresh: drain, add a little olive oil and sprinkle with sugar while heating. It brings the flavor out." One could practically prepare a four course dinner tonight with all these new tips and tricks.
Much like she and Shelton are committed to folding their own underwear well into their senior years, Lambert is well versed at keeping her little family -- dogs included -- happy and fed. At her husband's most recent homecoming from tour, the blonde sparkplug had hot chicken-fried steak waiting on the table.