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,…

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,…

Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes are a delicious side dish that can be cooked in quite a few different ways and can be used more than just a baked potato with a cut of meat.  The most easiest and basic way is to poke some wholes in it and pop it in the microwave or the oven, covering…

Baked Salmon and Cream Sauce

Salmon or any kind of fish is a healthy yummy meal as long as it’s cooked right, de-boned, and even better with some sort of sauce. My brother taught me how to use Heavy Whipping Cream to make up a Cilantro or Jalapeno Sauce, or anything really; it works as a nice base when you…

Soft Tacos – Shrimp or Beef

My soft tacos are super easy, tasty, and always a hit. Often times I will just buy a Mexican Seasoning packet, but sometimes I will get creative with a jalapeno, garlic, and onion, maybe chili powder when creating my mixture.  I try to use lean beef or ground turkey; mixing either the mexican seasoning packet…

Sandwiches, Pickle & Bagel Chips

This is a favorite Lunch Time meal of mine, with a few variations to change it up from just your everyday Turkey or Chicken Sandwich. I like to add: Pesto in place of mayonnaise or mustard.  Sometimes I use Spicy Mustard. Lettuce or Spinach Tomato and Onion All kinds of Cheese; Parmesan for a Hot…

Mine & Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce

I loved the Traditional Spaghetti Sauce my grandma and grandpa used to make, but to make it my own, I’ve added other special ingredients.  It never comes out the same every time I make it because I like to try new things. If I’m in the mood, I will puree up some fresh tomatoes, but…