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,…

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…

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…

Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya

This is an all time favorite Chicken, Shrimp and or Sausage with Rice Dish.  It’s somewhat on the spicy side, but you can control the heat by using less cajun seasoning.  I prefer to just buy a box of Uncle Ben’s Jambalya mix and add Bell Pepper, Chicken, Shrimp, and or Sausage, but you can…

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,…