Monday, September 26, 2016

Key Lime Pie

It has been so long since I have last posted and I apologize. Life has been crazy. I have switched departments at work,but now I am working 9 to 5 m-f so I have a better schedule to hopefully be able
to start blogging again.

I think I may have posted this before but it is an oldie but a goodie.

Key Lime Pie

1 Graham Cracker Crust
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup of lime juice
2 eggs

   Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 325 for 15 mins.. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate and then cut in slices. Serve with whipped cream.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

How to save money on groceries by eating leftovers without feeling you are eating leftovers!

My son just turned 19 this week, so for his birthday we had a family dinner and made meatball subs and homemade cookie cake. I love this recipe. Since we were having other family over we decided to triple the recipe. The recipe ended up making more meatballs than we needed so we used some of the left over meatball mixture to make a meatloaf. The kids ate all of the leftover meatballs the next day. The only thing  left was the sauteed green peppers and onions. I went ahead since I have been working mid day shifts and cooked up the meatloaf for Saturday night, it was good but still had meatloaf left. Everyone knows that leftovers save you money on your grocery bill, but sometimes you just do not want the same thing over again. This is where you can change things up and create something new from what you had left over. We did this by making a frittata with the leftovers. Tonight we had a Meatloaf Fritatta.

Meatloaf Fritatta
 3 slices of meatloaf chopped
 6 eggs
3 potato's chopped and fried until tender
1/4 shredded cheese
leftover onions and peppers about 2 cups
1 cup of milk
garlic salt pepper red pepper flakes and smoked paprika
 Season potato's however you like. Fry in pan until tender. In a seperate bowl mix eggs,chopped meatloaf, onions,peppers,cheese,and seasonings. Mix together and add to pan with fried potato's. Bake on 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Honestly there is no real recipe, we just threw this together. It does not have to be meatloaf but can be any meat and veggie leftovers.

 My point is we did not eat meatballs for 3 nights straight, it was changed to make 3 completely different meals. Hope this gives you some ideas for your left overs. It does not have to be a fritatta but you can turn it in to something new entirely.

Monday, February 23, 2015

3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Mix together and drop buy small cookie scoops and press criss cross marks with fork dipped into sugar. Bake on 350 for 12 minutes.
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Waffle Cake

If you are looking for a quick and easy dessert, that is is fun for the whole family, I think I have found one for you!

                                           Waffle Cakes

1 boxed cake mix
waffle maker

Mix cake mix according to directions on box. Pour batter in waffle maker (amount depends on size of your waffle maker) and bake until waffle maker says you are done! I topped mine with ice cream, but the possibilities are endless. You could do strawberries and whipped cream or any other topping. You can also use different flavored cake mixes.  Mine made about 6 waffles, but I have a Belgium Waffle Maker.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Cooking Challenge 1: Braising

Yesterday, I announced the start of monthly cooking challenges on the blog!Here is our first cooking challenge!


  Braising is usually the preferred method of cooking a normally otherwise tough piece of meat in a small amount of liquid to make it tender.  This is good for those of us on a tight budget than can not always afford the more expensive piece of meat. 

    If you are interested in participating in the cooking challenge, please sign up for  the newsletter below to get all of the rules, and links to recipes and instructions!  I hope you are interested in the challenge and want to take part!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders/ New Feature


Do you have a picky child, or in my case young adult.  Do they say they will not eat chicken? I think I may have the recipe to help change their mind! It did mine anyways.

My son is 16 and will not eat chicken. I made this the other night and he absolutely loved it and I was floored.

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Tenders



This is another recipe that does not have exact ingredients!

  • Chicken tenders
  • Dijon Mustard (honestly any type of mustard will do) 2 or 3 Tablespoons
  • Pretzels about 3 cups
  • Salt and Pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In bowl of a food processor or plastic bag with rolling pin  crush pretzels (you do not want it into total crumbs, just into smaller pieces). Salt and Pepper both sides of your chicken tenders.

In one bowl add Mustard

In another baking dish add pretzels

Using a pastry brush, brush a light coat of mustard on both sides of chicken. Using your tongs, roll each tender into the pretzels and place on either a foil lined baking sheet or a baking sheet with a cooling rack ( this is recommended so that your chicken does not get soggy on one side!) Cook 15-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through!

Monthly Cooking Challenge

I am excited to announce a new feature and hope you guys will join in! I love cooking.I am far from chef but always looking for ways to be a better home cook! That is why, starting tomorrow will have a monthly cooking challenge. I will post the cooking technique that I want to conquer that month. I will give links to tutorials and links to recipes. Sometime during the month I will choose a recipe using the technique and attempt to recreate the recipe . The end of the month, I will right a post about my experience, with the recipe I used. Here is where I would  like you to get involved. When I post the new challenge, if you would like to join up, I will send you a link to a newsletter to sign up so I can send you the official rules, links to the tutorials and recipes. At the end of the month, I would like you to right a post about your experience with the technique and your recipe and linking up with my party!

You can pick and choose which challenges you would like to participate in, by subscribing and unsubscribing from the newsletter .  I hope that you will join in because the more that join, the better the party and hopefully this will help you also to be a more confident cook!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Pesto Chicken Sandwich/ Pesto Round 2


I love left overs, but eating the same thing day after day without changing it up a bit can be a little boring! The key to keeping it from being boring is to change your left overs into an entirely different dish!   This sandwich is perfect for that leftover chicken !   This is not an exact recipe and you can cater it to your taste, but I had leftover pesto, chicken and spinach and this is what I came up with!

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

Pesto Chicken Sandwich
  • leftover grilled chicken breast strips or chunks,
      I used Tysons precooked grilled chicken strips!
  • pesto
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • onion sliced.
  • spinach
  • Ciabatta Bread
Turn on your broiler. In a bowl mix chicken and pesto (adjust to taste). Fill the bottom of the bread with your pesto chicken mixture! Pile cheese on top of chicken and place on a baking sheet!  Place under broiler until cheese melts. Pull out of oven and place spinach and onions on top! 

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