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 (Bread Machine Recipe)

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…

One Pot 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!…