One Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

  Ingredients: 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 stalks celery, chopped handful of the celery leaves, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 4 carrots, chopped 2-3 chicken breasts, shredded 3 (32 ounce) chicken broth cartons (I use reduced sodium) 1 cup zucchini, chopped 1 (12 ounce) package of frozen vegetables (you can use mixed,…

Beef Tips

  Beef Tips Ingredients:  3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 pounds cubed stew meat 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (.75 ounce packet) dry brown gravy mix 2 cups  frozen peas Directions: In a large skillet…

Focaccia Bread

Focaccia Bread in the Bread Machine Ingredients: 1 cup lukewarm water 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups bread flour 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 teaspoon rosemary 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder For topping: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese sprinkle…

Easy Mac & Cheese

Easy Mac & Cheese Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) box elbow macaroni 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional) 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional) ground black pepper to taste 2 cups milk 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs for topping (optional) Directions: Bring large pot of…

New England Clam Chowder

New England Clam Chowder Ingredients: 6 slices bacon, sliced into small 1/2 inch pieces 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 4 stalks celery, finely chopped 3 carrots, finely chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 6 russet potatoes, cubed 4 cups whole milk OR 3 cups whole milk & 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 – 8 ounce…

Chili – Any Meat

Chili – Any Meat The great thing about this recipe is it is so versatile! I can use what I have on hand and avoid going to the dreaded store. You can use either ground turkey, ground hamburger or shredded chicken for this chili.         Ingredients 1 pound meat of choice 1…

White Cheese Shredded Chicken Lasagna

Ingredients 9 lasagna noodles (or 1 box oven ready lasagna noodles) 1/2 cup butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2-4 cloves garlic, minced (adjust to your taste) 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 cups milk 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 teaspoon…

London Broil Marinade

Ingredients 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 4 pounds flank steak or London broil 1 tablespoon sriracha (optional) Directions Mix together all ingredients in a small bowl. Place meat into…

Salsa – Restaurant Style

Salsa – Restaurant Style Makes: 2.5 Quarts Ingredients -1 can whole tomatoes (I don’t drain mine) -2 cans Original Rotel -1 chopped onion -1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice -1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (I cut off hard stems and leave the rest) -1-2 teaspoons minced garlic or to taste (I use bottled, it’s less…

Easy Spanish Rice – Only 5 ingredients!

Our family loves Mexican food and to go out to eat with a family of 5 it can be very expensive! We have found ways to eat what we love on a budget. This recipes pairs well with Enchiladas, our Carne Asada tacos, or Chicken fajitas. It’s very easy and hard to mess up! Enjoy!…

Carne Asada or Chicken Marinade -Tacos/Fajitas

  Being raised in California we had the opportunity to experience Carne Asada that was out of this world. Problem is that now we live in Georgia and good Carne Asada is hard to come by. After a bit of tweaking we finally settled upon a recipe that reminds us of home. Enjoy! Carne Asada…

Easy Bread Machine Rolls

Sometimes there is that spur of the moment idea… “Hey, I think I am going to make soup for dinner!”… then you realize.. “Geez, it would be great to have some rolls to go with it but I REALLY don’t want to go to the store”… this was so often the case for us. Not…