Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cranberry Sauce/Relish

Cranberry Sauce/Relish

Quick Cranberry Sauce: 1 can Ocean Spray cranberry sauce (with WHOLE cranberries) 1 medium orange, zested (use about 1 TB of the zest & about 1-2 TB of the juice) 1 TB honey (or more if you like it sweeter) Warm the sauce in a small pot. Wash and dry the orange. Add orange juice andContinue Reading

Turkey 101

Turkey 101

It’s Thanksgiving time again. If you haven’t bought your turkey yet, here are some tips for you (buying, thawing, cooking, servings, etc.)……. 8-12 lb. turkey:  Thaw 2-3 days in the fridge, Baking time (at 325 degrees) is 2 3/4 – 3 hours, # of servings is 8-12, you need 2-3 packages of Stove Top stuffingContinue Reading

All Day Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese (Yeah, I know… calories)

All Day Crock Pot Mac-n-Cheese (Yeah, I know… calories)

Serves 4 8 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked & drained 12 oz. can evaporated milk 1 1/2 cups milk 2 eggs 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper Place the cooked macaroni in a slow cooker that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Add the remaining ingredients except 1Continue Reading

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup very hot water 4 tsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar (I use garlic or red pepper seasoned) 1 TB soy sauce 1 to 1 1/2 TB brown sugar *Optional* 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper (I like the heat) Whisk sugar & water together. Add peanut butter and the restContinue Reading

Foil Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner with Brown Rice

Foil Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner with Brown Rice

Foil Pack Chicken Fajita Dinner with Brown Rice (serves 4) 1-1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked (I use instant brown rice) 1-1/2 cups hot water (I use low-sodium chicken stock) 1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) 1 each green and red pepper, cut into strips (I use frozen if fresh aren’t on sale) 1/2 cup SalsaContinue Reading

Meatloaf (not usually a fan, but this is a keeper!) with Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

Meatloaf (not usually a fan, but this is a keeper!) with Mashed Potatoes & Carrots

This recipe is courtesy of Miranda Lambert. Yes, the country singer. I found this recipe a few months ago and decided to give it a try. I’m usually not interested in meatloaf. Let’s face it…. a loaf of meat….. who really wants that? But, this recipe changed my thoughts of meatloaf. Give it a try.Continue Reading