MEXICAN CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS:   2 lbs. ground hamburg 2 packets taco seasoning, prepared according to package directions.  You can make your own seasoning, using about 6 tablespoons in 1 1/2 cups water 4 Mission Super Soft Flour Tortillas, Large Burrito size 7.6 oz box Old El Paso Cheesy Mexican Rice (or similar) 16 oz. Sargento’s Shredded Mexican…

PARMESAN CRUSTED CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts MARINADE: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup ranch dressing 1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 1/2 tbsp garlic, minced 1/4 tsp pepper RANCH SPREAD: 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated 1/4 cup ranch dressing PARMESAN CRUMB TOPPING: 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs 1/4 tsp garlic…

PORCUPINE BALLS

As you all know, I’m from the coal region and we have dishes that are popular to the area. One of those dishes is Porcupine meatballs or “balls” as I call them. They are really pigeons or halupukis or stuffed cabbage without the cabbage. I call them “balls” because I don’t make them small like…

HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY CRUMB PIE

Although I love pie (now who doesn’t love pie?), I have been trying for 30 years to make a great pie crust without it falling apart on me.  On this last attempt, it did kinda fall apart but I believe I finally figured out why.  I didn’t add enough cold water.  I originally only added…

BROILED HADDOCK WITH FRESH MANGO SALSA

INGREDIENTS: Haddock 2 Mangoes 1/2 small red onion, diced cilantro 1 jalapeno 1/2 red bell pepper 1 lime salt/pepper/onion powder DIRECTIONS: Cut and dice Mangoes.  If you don’t know how to do it, there are videos out there. Add the diced mangoes to a bowl, along with the diced red onion, diced jalapeno, red pepper and…

NO CHURN VANILLA BLACKBERRY ICE CREAM

Who doesn’t like ice cream? This is super easy and very tasty. You can use whatever smashed fruit you want. It’s a smooth and creamy, no-churn vanilla ice cream swirled with smashed blackberries. No cooking and no ice cream maker needed! Now, give it a try! INGREDIENTS: (1) 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk 2 tsP…

BROILED PARMESAN CRUSTED HALIBUT

My husband, Bruno has been going on and on for about 6 months that he wants to try Halibut.  However, for 2 thick steak-like pieces of the Alaskan Wild Caught Halibut in Walmart, it is $20! Since there are 3 of us, I would have to buy at least 2 packs, if not 3.  When…

KICK’N CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS & ONIONS

  Everyone loves quick and easy tasty meals for dinner.  This one is chock full of flavor using the new Weber Kick’n Chicken Seasoning!  My husband and son said it was the best sauteed chicken I have ever made.  That’s because I tried this seasoning.  Plus you get lots of veggies low in calories too!…

HOT ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES

Working all day and then asking yourself, “What can I make for dinner?” can be challenging.  Unless you are like me and plan your meals for the week and grocery shop accordingly.  Not too many people do that.  Many of us just come home, quickly thaw something in the microwave and throw it in the…

BEEF BRACIOLE WITH GNOCCHI AND HOMEMADE SPAGHETTI SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: Braciole: 2-3 lbs, thin sliced beef such as sirloin tip (I bought two packs. One pack had 4 slices and the other had 3). 1 box Great Value (or Stove Top) Chicken stuffing 2 eggs 1/2 cup pecorino romano, or more twine cut into 4-5 inch pieces salt, pepper Sauce: (2) 28 oz. cans…