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,…

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…

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…

Strawberry Jello & Pudding Desert

Oh my what a delicious looking and tasting desert with Whip Cream, Fresh Strawberries, pudding or yogurt for a breakfast treat. You can add a brownie, ice cream, or add the ingredients to a gram cracker pie crust to enjoy as a pie.

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…

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…

Sauteed Vegetables

Take any vegetable and steam it to your liking; then sautee it in Olive Oil and garlic, basil, thyme, oregano or whatever spice blend you wish.  Change it up by using margarine or butter; mix in some white wine if you want.  Have fun with spices. Cover it with a Cheese Sauce or Sauce made…