Homemade Ranch Dressing/Dip

Daisy’s Spicy Ranch: Ingredients: Light Sour Cream Heavy or Light Whipping Cream or 2% Milk Chopped Onion Spice Green Onions/Chives Garlic Salt Parsley Cayenne Pepper To make a dressing:  Use a few spoonfuls of Sour Cream and add Milk or Heavy Whipping Cream and stir or shake until thin and smooth.  Use more milk to…

Cookie & White Chocolate Bites

I was researching Christmas cookies and candy recipes and I thought of this one on my own.  It’s a basic mini cookie with a layer of whipped marshmallow, crushed candy cane, covered or drizzled with white chocolate.  I can’t imagine you could mess this treat up as long as you know how to bake a…

Donuts with Icing

This is a great inexpensive and quick desert you can make in your own kitchen.  My mom used to make these for me as a kid and I was amazed that they were just biscuits with icing and so easy to make. Ingredients Roll of Biscuits (1 roll to make 6 or 7 donuts plus…

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…