Shepherd’s Pie.. EASY & QUICK Version!

Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients: 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 pound ground beef 1 packet brown gravy mix 1 cup water 1 teaspoon¬†Worcestershire sauce 1 (8 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese dash of paprika Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees (190 degrees C). Boil the potatoes until tender, then make…

This Week Has Been Exciting!

So the snow is starting to melt here in the Interior of Alaska and it’s such a beautiful sight! Today it reached +45 degrees! We experienced a pretty harsh winter with temperatures that got down to -50 at one point. Yes, you did read that right. Now I can see the green grass popping through…

Sweet Potato Chips in the Dehydrator

My uncle got me a dehydrator for a gift a couple years ago and it is such a wonderful kitchen gadget! This and my bread machine are my all time favorite kitchen appliances. Here in Alaska I foresee this being extremely useful during berry season! (I’ll be looking for berry recipe ideas my friends!) Remember,…

Moist Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chips Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon vanilla (optional) 1/2 cup butter,¬†softened 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 eggs, beaten 3-5 mashed overripe bananas 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat over to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly…