Nov 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Dressing


15 slices     toast
3                eggs
1 cup         celery, diced
1 cup         carrots, finely chopped
1/2 cup      diced onion
4 Tbs         melted butter
2 1/2 cup   chicken and broth
2 cup          milk
2 tsp           salt
1/2 tsp        pepper
2 tsp           parsley

Break toast into pieces and put into a buttered baking dish. Mix all the remaining ingredients and pour over the toast pieces. Bake at 275 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Serves 10-15 people.

Oct 29, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

This is an amazing recipe I found on pinterest. It's a great quick meal to throw together in the morning and by evening you have a delicious healthy filling for tacos :)

CrockPot Chicken Tacos

4          chicken breasts
1 can    Rotel
1 can    seasoned black beans, drained
1 can    whole kernel corn, drained
1 pkg    taco seasoning

Place chicken breasts (can be frozen or thawed) in the crockpot. Sprinkle chicken with half of taco seasoning packet. Top with corn, black beans, and rotel.  Sprinkle with remaining taco seasoning. Mix slightly and cook on low 8-10 hours. Remove chicken and shred with fork. Return to pot and stir. Serve in your favorite taco shell with cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Enjoy
Makes 8 servings. Per serving: 173 calories, 25g carbs, 2g fat, 17g protein, 3g sugar, 28g chol

Feb 25, 2013

Fruit Pizza

  Fruit Pizza

1 pkg       sugar cookie dough
 8 oz.       cream cheese, softened
 ¼ cup     powdered sugar
 8 oz.       whipped cream, thawed
 2 to 3      kiwi, peeled and sliced
 1 to 2      firm bananas, sliced
 1 can       mandarin oranges, drained
 ½ cup      red grape halves
 ¼ cup      sugar
 ¼ cup      orange juice
 2 Tbs       water
 1 Tbs       lemon juice
 1 ½ tsp    cornstarch
 pinch        salt

 Pat cookie dough into an ungreased 14 inch pizza pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until browned; cool. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Arrange the fruit on top. In a saucepan, bring sugar, orange juice, water, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt to a boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool; brush over fruit. Chill. Store in refrigerator.
 Yields 20 servings. Per Serving: 183 calories, 27g carbs, 7g fat, 2g protein, 18g sugar, 8g cholesterol

Aug 24, 2011

Moist Zucchini Cake

Moist Zucchini Cake


3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Beat eggs, add sugar slowly. Add oil, vanilla, and zucchini. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, soda, mix in well. Last, fold in chopped nuts. Bake in a bundt tube pan that is well greased and floured good. Dribble frosting over cake when cold. Serves 12-16. For a 9 x 13 pan bake 50 minutes and add frosting when cake is cold.


1 cup powdered sugar
2 ½ Tbs milk
1 ½ Tbs margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together with whisk or electric beater. Pour over cake when cold.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

½ cup softened margarine
½ cup oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4-1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Cream margarine, oil, and sugar, then add egg, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Then add grated zucchini. Then add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and cocoa. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 325o for 40-50 minutes. Serves 12-16

Jan 28, 2011

Barbeque Meatballs

Barbequed Meatballs - kid tested, kid approved.

2 lbs ground beef

1 lb ground sausage

12 oz evaporated milk

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup cracker crumbs

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp chili powder


2 cups ketchup

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup chopped onion

To make meatballs, combine all ingredients (mixture will be soft) and shape into walnut sized balls. Place in a single layer on wax paper-lined cookie sheets; freeze until sold. Store frozen meatballs in freezer bags until ready to cook. To make sauce, combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place frozen meatballs in 9 x 13 pan. Pour on the sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Makes 80 meatballs.

** you may also make them fresh (larger) at 350 for an hour.

Jan 12, 2011

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole
like Cracker Barrel’s

1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz shredded cheese
½ cup melted butter
1 small onion
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 lb bag frozen shredded hash browns

Combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper in mixing bowl. Add potatoes and mix. Pour mixture into 9 x 13 x 2 greased baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350o.

Jan 10, 2011

Easy Chili

This is my favorite winter meal. I got this recipe from my aunt Connie Wagler :)

Easy Chili

1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbs butter
2 lb hamburger
1 1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp dry mustard
15 1/2 oz kidney beans ( can use black beans as well)
1 1/2 pt tomato juice
1 tsp chili powder

Saute onion in butter and add hamburger. Brown this mixture. In another saucepan, mix the rest of the ingredients and then add your drained hamburger mixture. Simmer for an hour or until celery and beans are soft. Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream.
Makes 10 servings. Per serving: 200 calories, 16g carbs, 6g fat, 21g protein, 8g sugar, 57g cholesterol

* I add fresh green pepper to saute with the onion and hamburger

** great meal to freeze for quick meals later.

Jan 7, 2011

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is a very delicious, easy, casserole to make any time of the year. Makes a great side or main dish. :)

Broccoli Rice Casserole

3 cups Minute rice ( uncooked) can use white or brown
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped onion
16 oz cheese whiz (jar)
1 stick butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
16 oz frozen chopped broccoli

Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Mix ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. (Make sure you mix very well or else you will end up with some uncooked rice.)

* You can add chicken to the dish to make it more of a main dish, but also add a little extra cheese to keep it moist

** can replace cheese whiz with melted velveeta cheese sauce

***for a healthier recipe I use 2% velveeta cheese, melted with skim milk, lowfat butter, and brown rice.

Dec 21, 2010

Pinwheel Appetizers

reat appetizer to serve at your holiday parties!

Beef & Cheese Pinwheels

12 oz thinly sliced deli roast beef (or turkey if you so desire)
4 oz package herb flavored cream cheese ( I use garden vegetable flavor)
4 large flour tortillas (about 10 inches)
2 cups spinach leaves (about 20 leaves)
7 oz jar of roasted red peppers, rinsed and drained

Spread cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla. Place deli meat over cheese leaving 1/2 inch border around edges. Place spinach leaves over beef. Arrange peppers down center, over spinach. Roll up tightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to overnight before serving. To serve, cut each roll crosswise into 8 slices. Arrange cut side up on serving platter. Makes 32 appetizers.

Tips : Red peppers must be rinsed and dried to prevent soggy tortillas. Be sure to wrap tightly to prevent tortilla from drying out. Slice as close to serving time as possible.