Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

It’s so easy to cook up a whole chicken with potatoes and broccoli or whatever your chosen vegetable is.  The only downside to this vs. a Rotisserie Chicken is that the baked whole chicken sits in the grease as it cooks, leaving a lot of fat behind, but you can baste out the chicken fats…

Cookie Fruit Smoothie

Yummy.  What a delicious drink.  For me, it was way better to drink than to eat the ingredients. Ingredients: Strawberries Pinapple Cantaloupe Powdered Coconut Milk 1 or 2 Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies 3/4 Cups Water Ice Use any fruit and you can replace the Powdered Milk with actual coconut milk or orange juice and put…

Spicy Mexican Sausage Soup

I was hard pressed for money and one of my favorite things in times like these is to make a soup out of whats left in the freezer and refrigerator.  I didn’t have a plan when I started, but it turned out delicious. It’s a blend of seasons like chicken bullion, dried chopped onion, garlic…

Pot Roast

Nothing really beats a Pot Roast in the Fall and Winter.  It’s the easiest meal for the working woman or man and you just can’t beat the taste.  The trick to a good Pot Roast is not really the type of meat you choose, but the method you use.  I’ve cooked Pot Roasts in a…

Chorizo & Eggs

An all time family favorite.  Honestly, I hated it when I was a kid.  I thought it was too spicy, and as an adult, I thought it was going to make my hips spread faster than I could say mommy, but it didn’t; and I grew to love this breakfast, so much so, I’d even…

Breakfast Pan

Being a working woman, I’ve always dodged cooking in the mornings and saved it for the weekends, when I’d go all out on pancakes or your basic Eggs, Bacon, Toast, and Hash browns, but it gets boring and it seemed to take forever!  I decided to try something new and came up with the Breakfast…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

These were absolutely delicious.  I’ve always loved just plain Oatmeal cookies and even more so when I added chocolate chips, peanuts, and raisins.  I found a recipe somewhere online and of course adapted it to my liking. Ingredients: 2 Cups Oatmeal 1 & 1/2 Cubes of Margarine 1 Cup of Brown Sugar 1 1/2 Cups…

Almond Dill French Green Beans

This is by far my favorite green bean dish of all.  I laugh because I used to cook green beans straight from the can, and just like corn, my mom taught me to just add butter and pepper.  How boring! Ingredients: Fresh Cut Green Beans or Frozen French Cut Green Beans Sliced Almonds (or Almond…

No More Boring Corn!

I love corn, I truly do, but as a child, my Mom only served it with the juice from the can and some butter.  Occasionally we’d have ears of corn boiled, but it was always served the same, doused in butter.  I’ve come up with a few ideas to make corn a little more exciting….

Cilantro Dip or Sauce

Talk about a tasty chip dip or cream sauce for fish, poultry or vegetables!  This recipe is simple to follow and offers a few variations/options for chips, salads, or sauces.  The cayenne pepper gives it a slightly spicy red tint which changes when adding more cilantro. Ingredients Chopped Fresh Cilantro Sliced Green Onions/Chives Minced Onion…

Cooking with Mango

Mangos are such a juicy delicious fruit and even better when you learn to cook with them.  My brother made my first Mango Salsa, a mix of sweet and spicy ingredients, so of course I had to try it myself.  It turned out fantastic and I thought of the many things it could be used…