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…

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…

Chicken Tomato Spinach Basil Pasta

Wow, what a scrumptious Chicken Pasta Dish with Italian Flavor!  Not only is it affordable, it is absolutely tasty with a blend of Spinach, Basil, Garlic and Tomato. Ingredients Chicken Breast(s) – more or less depending upon number served Chopped Fresh Basil Minced Garlic (3 pieces, finely sliced and chopped) Can of Diced Tomatoes (use…

Cream Cheese Dip or Stuffing

Talk about a rich cheesy dip with so many variations and uses!  These dips are great for any party as just as appetizer or even to add to a main dish meal. Ingredients 1 Package of Cream Cheese 1 Type of Onion (my favorite is Chopped Green Onions) Garlic Cloves Parmesan Cheese 1 type of…

Basil Pesto

For a very rich and delicious pasta sauce, bread spread or dipping sauce, or even a salad dressing, this Basil Pesto is absolutely tasty.  Add it to Jiffy Muffin Mix, Pancake Mix, or Bread Mix for a flavorful bread. 2 Cups of Fresh Basil Leaves 1/4 cup of Pine Nuts 2 Garlic Cloves Salt &…

Spinach Almond Muffins

This is a super easy and inexpensive way to make delicious muffins.  Instead of buying the main ingredients like flour, baking soda, and eggs, you can easily buy a $1 Jiffy Muffin box mix and add ingredients.  You can use either plain muffins or flavored muffins.  I chose banana for this one.  For a more…

Chicken & Rice Burritos

This delicious Chicken and Rice mix is perfect for a stretchable dinner on a budget and tastes absolutely wonderful.  I used two Boned Chicken Breasts and we served 2 Burritos, Two Tacos, and had a whole meal of Chicken and Rice leftover. Ingredients 2 or more Chicken Breasts (Boned or Boneless) without skin.  If you…

The Hamburger

This is not just any hamburger.  It’s not just a piece of ground beef thrown on the grill or in the pan.  It is carefully marinaded and mixed with seasoned breadcrumbs, served on a special bun with special sauces. To make this special burger, you’ll need lean ground beef, a little bit of beaten egg,…

Stuffing

Making stuffing is not just fun and delicious around the holidays but good with baked chicken breast or a whole chicken. I like to use Chicken Broth, cooked with butter, chopped celery, onions, chicken liver, mushrooms, walnuts, and breadcrumbs. I don’t know what makes this such a high fat food, other than it being a…

Steak for Dinner

I love a delicious steak for dinner every now and again.  I prefer a USDA Choice Cut of Ribeye, Filet Mignon, T-Bone, or Porterhouse Steak.  Honestly, most of them taste the same, but you can certainly tell the difference between the Choice cuts and a flank steak or a sirloin, all still good, depending on…

Stuffed Bell Peppers

This is an easy bake meal with a few different variations.  You can choose either green, yellow, orange or red bell peppers.  I prefer a mix of all different colors for variety and taste. You’ll want to wash and cut the bell pepper at the top; using a knife to hallow out the insides.  You…