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…

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…

Chicken Broccoli Potato Soup

I came up with this concoction on a cold day when money was tight.  I started off using a whole chicken, cooking it up and using the carcass to create a nice chicken broth, adding onions, and removing the remaining chicken from the bone. Ingredients: Fresh Garlic Chicken (Whole using the carcass or a cooked…

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,…

My Bruschetta

I love bruschetta and all the many ways you can serve it. Take a French Roll, cut it into small bread pieces.  You can either spread it with butter or top it with freshly chopped tomatoes, garlic, and a finely chopped basil leaf, a little bit of Parmesan or mozzarella, drizzled with olive oil, baked…

Things to do with Biscuits

It’s really easy to just buy pastries from a can and top it with cinnamon and icing and it’s also easy to buy biscuits in a can and turn them into donuts, cinnamon and jelly pastries, or even pizza or vegetable pockets. It’s nice to use these to add variety to the table without spending…

Grilled Chicken Salad

So healthy and easy to make, I wonder why I don’t have it atleast once a week!  It’s as simple as using left over chicken or baking some chicken breast, cooling it, and adding it to a nice mixture of green leafy lettuce with chopped fresh vegetables. I like to use tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, olives,…

Chicken Soup

Such a hearty meal simmering in the crock pot!  I use a leftover whole chicken after a baked chicken night and boil it until it falls off the bone.  Separating the chicken from the bone is the hardest part, but after that, it’s just a matter of adding your favorite chopped vegetables, some chicken stock,…