Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Chicken & Potato Skillet

When I made this, my husband thought Hmmmm...but it was good...really good.  Try this one, it's easy and delicious!

Chicken & Potato Skillet

4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced small
3 baby carrots, finely diced
2 stalks of celery, finely diced
3 green onions, finely diced
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. ground pepper
1 large boneless chicken breast
2 Tbsp. real butter
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

I use my cast-ironed skillet to make this, but you can use any good skillet that won't stick:

Peel and dice potatoes and chop vegetables.  Add oil to the skillet and then add potatoes and vegetables.  Saute' until potatoes and veggies are nearly done.  Remove from skillet and set aside.
Dice the chicken into small pieces.  Add the butter to the skillet and the chicken.  Salt and Pepper.  Saute' until chicken is done.  Readd the vegetables into the skillet and saute' for another few minutes until all is combined.

Serve and Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fresh Corn

Whether you freeze your corn or you buy your corn, how you season makes it or breaks it.  I'm going to give you my freezing corn recipe, but also tell you how to season it when you cook it for the best corn ever!

Fresh Corn

12 to 14 ears of corn
2 Tbsp. sea salt (per bag)
1 cup water (per bag)
1 tsp. sugar

Boil corn for 5 to 8 minutes.  Remove and immediately place in ice water for 5 minutes.  Pull the corn out of the water and cut it off the cob.  To freeze, add corn in a quart sized freezer bag - 3/4 way full. Add 2 Tbsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. sugar and 1 cup of water to each bag.  Press out the air and seal.  Freeze immediately.

2 Tbsp. real butter
2 tsp. ground pepper
more salt if needed

Now to cook the corn.  Remove from the freezer and cut away the bag.  Place corn in a deep pot and add 2 Tbsp. real butter, and more salt if needed to taste.  Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat, until all of the corn has thawed and is boiling.  Boil for about 8 more minutes and serve.


Thursday, March 9, 2017


Who doesn't love a little slider?  Kids do, that's for sure.  These are so easy and your entire family will love them.


1 pkg. Hawaiian small rolls
1 lb. lean ground beef or ground chuck
6 or so slices of your favorite cheese
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
1 tsp. ground pepper
1 tsp. salt

Mix ground beef, Worcestershire, pepper and salt.  Shape into small square patties with your hands and cook over medium heat until they are desired consistency.  During the last 6 or 8 minutes of cooking, toss the onions into the pan and continue to cook until they are translucent. Leave burgers in the skillet and place 1/2 slice of cheese on top of each burger when it is done.  Add some of the onions on top of the cheese.  Immediately top with the bun top to allow it to soften.  Remove entire burger onto the bottom bun on a plate.  

Serve and Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Easy Apple Turnovers

Last night I wanted something sweet.  Hmmm, what to make?  Well, I had a can of apple pie filling..why not!

Easy Apple Turnovers

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 can apple pie filling
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 - 3 Tbsp. water
Cooking Spray

Spray a cookie sheet or baking pan with cooking spray.  Open the can of crescent rolls and separate them.  Using your fingers, press each triangle onto the baking pan so they are spread out somewhat.  Add about 2 Tbsp. of apple pie filling to 1/2 of the crescent rolls and top with the other crescent rolls.  Pinch the edges together using a fork so that they are enclosed completely, all the way around.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and top with glaze.


1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tbsp. water (more or less)

Mix until slightly thin.  Pour over warm turnovers.

Enjoy!  PS:  you can use any type of pie filling to make these...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mexican Twice Baked Casserole

This is another one of those..hmmm I wonder what this would taste  Well, it was good!  It was really good!  Give this one a try!

Mexican Twice Baked Casserole

6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/4 stick real butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk (more or less)
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1/2 packet Taco Seasoning
6 packets of Taco Bell Mild Sauce (or 6 Tbsp. of your favorite sauce)
1/4 small white onion, rough chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. ground pepper
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp. Basil
1/2 tsp. Oregano

Brown ground beef and white onion.  Drain.  Add back in skillet and add the taco seasoning, mild sauce, salt and pepper.  Cook for another couple of minutes to combine and remove from heat.   

Peel, and cut potatoes into chunks.  Cover with water and boil until done.  Drain water and mash potatoes with 1/4 stick real butter, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, salt and pepper to taste.    Mix the ground beef mixture into the potatoes and stir to combine.

Spray a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray.   Scoop the potato/ground beef mixture into the baking dish and top with 2 cups mozzarella cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees, or until cheese on top starts to brown and is bubbly.

Serve and Enjoy!