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…

Sweet Icing

I remember making this with my mom as a kid.  She’d make icing for homemade donuts, cookies or even cake frosting.  Its super easy to make your own for Cinnamon Rolls. Ingredients Please try to guestimate the amount of ingredients to find your favorite flavor and thickness; as different types of food need different consistencies;…

Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes beat any mashed potato recipe out there, I guarantee it! Ingredients 5 Red Potatoes Garlic Cloves 2 Cloves 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese (use less for lower fat) Non Fat Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream (start with a small amount and increase as you whip or mix them) 2 TBSP Butter Chopped…

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…

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…