Monthly Archives: December 2018

Healthy Eating-Chicken Breast over Potatoes

Simple Cheap Meals and Healthy Eating-Chicken Breast over Potatoes

Does the phrase “Simple Cheap Meals and Healthy Eating” sound like a contradiction in terms? Sometimes, they are very difficult to bring together, there is no doubt about it. However, that does not mean it is impossible to come up with simple cheap meals that are also healthy. One way to address this issue is by avoiding several aisles at the grocery store, actually most of the middle aisles should be avoided like the plague! The key to healthy, yet cheap and easy, meals … Continue reading

No Bake Stove Top Pizza

Luckily, making your own pizza doesn’t require you have an oven with the simple use of a skillet and a stove top, you’re on your way to making your pizza “Deliciozo!”

You can save yourself the trouble of operating your oven, by simply following this easy no bake, stove top pizza recipe.

Ingredients:

  1. Dough:
    1. All-purpose flour – 4 ounces (good for a 10 inch pizza)
    2. Yeast – 1% the amount of your flour
    3. Salt – 2% of the amount of your flour
    4. Water – 75% the amount of your flour
    5. Sugar – optional (half a teaspoon)
  2. Tomato Sauce:
    1. Olive Oil… Continue reading

Flexible Skillet Dinner

Do you enjoy down home country recipes? Sure who doesn’t?

One all-time favorite is the skillet meal and no you do not have to purchase hamburger helper to create a great tasting skillet meal! Home fried families have been doing it for generations.

Here is one particular favorite in many homes around the country.

Potatoes And…

Potatoes and is just what you might imagine potatoes and anything you can find in the refrigerator or cabinets to go with them! Here is just one of many varieties you can create tonight.

  • 1-5 Lbs. potatoes (depending on family size)

Beef Stew for a Crowd

Make Country Beef Stew

When down home cooking sounds good to you, hearty country food delivers a warm and comforting feeling. One of those recipes most people still will turn to when they are looking for a delicious option is stew. This will of course come in beef, chicken or even a vegetable style. Depending on what you are in the mood for, there is a delicious dish that you can make in your home.

To get the best flavor from your stew, allow it to slowly cook all day and then serve it warm in the evening. This… Continue reading

Sausage and Pepper Potatoes

The closer it gets to dinnertime the more nervous the cook in charge of dinner gets. It has been a busy day and the family is getting hungry. Dinner is a dim reality still waiting in the wings. As the final meal of the day draws closer it forces a decision:

What are we going to have for dinner? Fortunately you know about easy skillet dinners that are quite simple to make and taste great. Everyone will enjoy the flavor and variety found in these recipes. Creating the perfect fast and easy meal like a skillet dinner allows… Continue reading

Lemon Cake Roll

Cake rolls are one of the easiest desserts to make and they are a sure crowd-pleaser because they are so adaptable to individual tastes. The cake itself is simple to make and takes a minimal amount of baking time so you don’t have to spend a great deal of time in a hot kitchen, which is particularly nice during the summer months. The filling and frosting can be made of almost anything or any flavor that you like. From jams and jellies, to puddings or plain whipped cream, the only limit is your imagination. This is a wonderful dessert for… Continue reading

Baked Nectarines with Mascarpone

This is a great way to make a lovely fruit dessert even in mid-winter when finding ripe nectarines or peaches is nearly impossible. This could be made with plums as well.

Baked Nectarines
Buy the best fruit you can find and keep them for a day or so. The fruit in this dessert doesn’t have to be very ripe since it cooks in a wonderfully flavorful liquid.

Ingredients – Serves 4-6

8-10 medium to large nectarines or peaches
1 cup (240ml) sweet white dessert wine
3 Tablespoons (45g) Vanilla Bean Paste (I love Neilson-Massey Madagascar Vanilla)
1/2 cup (115g)… Continue reading

Christmas Butter Cookies

Butter cookies are a crisp, unleavened cookie, often baked around Christmas time. This simple, sweet, unflavored cookie is perfect for icing with rich butter cream, and for decorating with candied fruit.

Ingredients for Christmas Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2¼ cups flour, sifted

How to Make Christmas Butter Cookies

  • Cream butter until it resembles whipped cream.
  • Slowly add the sugar, beating well.
  • Add flour gradually and blend thoroughly.
  • Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours.
  • Knead dough slightly on floured board, form into a smooth ball.
  • Roll to about 1/4 inch thick… Continue reading