Monday, December 13, 2010

Spanish Style Hash

Well I'm back. Been gone awhile. But now I'm back and making new stuff.
Tonight was one of those nights where I just had to think of something with what I had. Nothing like taking some stuff and putting it together and having it come out really good. I was shocked on how it good it was.

2 tbsp Oil
3 lbs potato's- diced
1 1/2 lbs ground rib eye
1 jalapeƱo, finely diced
1 can Rot*el tomatoes with green chili's
8 slices american cheese
8 eggs- cooked over easy or scrambled
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
8 corn tortilla's

In a large skillet, put everything but the can of Rot*el, cheese, tortilla's and eggs. Cook until meat and potatoes are done. 5 mins until done add can of Rot*el. Plate and top with 2 slices of cheese and top with 2 eggs. Heat tortilla's and serve on the side. It serves about 4 people.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Grilled Ceaser chicken Breast

This is out of the new Taste of Home Simple and Delicious, the Aug/Sept 2010 issue. I hade everything for it and decided to make it. I'm so glad I did. It was really good. Very juicy. This will be something i will have to make again.

1/2 cup creamy ceaser salad dressing
3 tbsp olive oil
3tbsp dijon mustard
6 garlic gloves, minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the dressing, oil, mustard and garlic. Add the chicken; seal the bag and turn to coat. Refridgerate for 8 hours or over night.
Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 inches fron heat for 6-8 mins on each side or until done.

Sloppy Joe pizza

I decided to try something different. We don't eat sloppy joe's a lot mainly because I'm the only one who really likes them. Everybody loves pizza. Sure enough it was a hit. Everyone loved it.. We went through a whole pan. And its so simple, 5 ingredients.

1 tube pizza crust
1 pound hamburger
1 can sloppy joe sauce, or packet
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 cups cheddar cheese- I used extra just because my husband asked

Cook the hamburger and onion together until meat is cooked trough and until is tender. Add the sloppy joe mix and simmer. Meanwhile, preheat oven to crust directions and pre-bake the crust for about 5 mins. Once the crust is ready, remove. Add the meat mixture then top with cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted about 10 to 15 mins.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chocolate chip- peanut butter torte

I got this recipe from the new Pillsbury's Sept/Oct 2010 issue. We were having dinner with some friends of ours and I was to bring dessert. I wanted to try something new. This one looked good and sounded easy. I am so glad that I made it. I was very good. Sweet. Everyone loved it. It does take about 4 1/2 hours to do, so i suggest do it early or the night before which is what i did.
1 roll (16.5 oz)chocolate chip cookies
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/4 sugar
1 egg
1 cup chopped honey roasted peanuts
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup chocolate flavored syrup
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Break up cookie dough into ungreased 10 or 9 inch spring form pan. Press in bottom to form crust. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in sugar and egg; beat until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of the peanuts. Pour over crust; spread evenly.
In a medium microwavable bowl, microwave butterscotch chips on high 1 minute, stirring twice, until melted and smooth. Stir in peanut butter until smooth. Drizzle over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and peanuts.
Bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until the edges are set but center is still slightly jiggly. Cool on cooling rack 10 minutes. Run knife around side of pan to loosen; carefully remove side of pan. cool 1 hour. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until completely cooled.
To serve, cut torte into 12 wedges. Drizzle 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup onto each dessert plate (I drizzled a little on top instead). Place wedge over syrup. Store left overs in the refrigerator.

BBQ Bacon Cheese Burgers

I know I haven't been on here in awhile.. Haven't really made anything new to post..But I'm getting back into it again. I made this about 2 weeks ago. I was just tired of regular cheese burgers. Even both my kids ate every bite.

8 slices of Texas toast, lightly toasted
1 pound hamburger
1/2 packet of thick slices bacon, any kind you like
1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, divided
4 slices of Cheddar bacon flavored slices cheese
1/8 cup finely chopped onion
1 avocado, sliced (optional)
sliced onion
sliced tomato

Preheat a skillet, or grill, over medium heat. In a medium bowl put hamburger, chopped onion, 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce. mix well together, but just until its all mixed. Divide into 4 equal patties. Place in heated skillet and cook until done about 5-6 mins a side. Meanwhile cook the bacon until desired doneness, set aside on a cooling rack or paper towel to let the grease drain off. Toast the toast, lightly.
Once burgers are done top with the cheese so it can melt a little. Place a slice of toast then burger, bacon BBQ sauce (divide remaining sauce among the 4 burgers, can use more if you want), then top with avocado, onion, tomato and lettuce then top with other slice of toast. You can make it a open face burger to and just use the one slice of toast.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Thai Chicken Stir-Fry

This was OMG so yummy. I'm am going to be making this one again. It is also out of the taste of home March/April 2010 mag. I did make it with steak though, but thats only because the last time I made stir-fry i used chicken and that was just last weeks.
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Meat Loaf Wellington

I have to admit, this was good, but it had to much of a mushroom taste for me. I'm not a fan of mushrooms. I'm still glad i tried it. It is also out of the taste of magazine as the last recipe, same book. My husband liked it, but he also likes mushrooms.
The recipe can be found here:

Mexican Chicken Chili

I got this recipe out of the new taste of homes mag. the March/April 2010 issue. The chicken came out so tender. I made on the night we went out to the drive in. I served it with corn bread. My son ate most of his, but my daughter is getting picky these days and didn't eat it. My husband had 2 bowls.

1lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
1 tbsp. canola oil
2 cans (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups frozen corn
1 can (14.5 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14.5 oz) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 can (4oz) chopped green chili's
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

In a small skillet, brown chicken in oil. Transfer to a 5-qt slow cooker. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the chicken is no longer pink.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My girl Paula; Avocado Chicken Salad

OMG this was so taste. I ended up eating to much. Everyone in the house loved it. I served it with sour dough bread. the dressing was oh so yummy. I might make the dressing and use it on a regular salad

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Chicken Noodle Soup

I got this recipe from my Mom's friends mom. I have made it only a few times.. Its one of those things that I don't remember to make very often.

1 pkg chicken thighs
4 ribs of celery, sliced
3 carrots, peeled and slices
1 onion diced
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken
1 pkg frozen reames noodles, I use 2 if they only have the small bags
salt and pepper to taste

in a large pot, out the chicken, celery, carrots, and onion. Cover with water and boil until the chicken is done. Drain the water, remove chicken and shred, remove bone and skin. Put the celery, onion and carrots back in the pot along with the chicken and remaining ingredients. Cook until noodles are done.

Taco pizza

My family loves taco's and they love pizza. So whats a better way to get both, to make a taco pizza. Out of one pan I had 2 slices left.

1 lbs hamburger, browned and drained
1 package taco seasoning
1 med onion, dices
2 tomato's, diced
2 1/2 cups cheeder cheese
1 tube pizza dough
1 can sliced olived
1 can refried beans
sour cream

Heat oven to pizza dough directions.
After you brown and drain the hamburger, add the taco seasoning and water according to the package; cook down.
After you spread out the pizza dough, top with refried beans, then the hamburger, top with cheese, olives, tomato's, onion and lettuce. Cook according to pizza package, add up tp 5 mins more if dough not done in the center. After it is done cooking, top with salsa and sour cream.

My Girl Paula; Shrimp creole

A few weeks ago it was seafood week. I'm late on posting, but I'm getting it done :).. This dish was so tasty. I got 2 thumbs up from the hubby for this dish.
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chicken parmesan mini subs

We were looking for a healthier new dish. I found this one on It was yet another hit in the house. Both my kids ate every bite and even had seconds.

mini pizza's

I make these for my kids for lunch. They love them. It always a hit when I make them.

To make 1
1 English Muffin
2 tbsp pizza sauce
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
1 package of mini peperoni's
black olives, optional

Cut the English muffin in half, top with pizza sauce, peperoni, olives and cheese. Put into the toaster or over, and toast until the cheese is melted and slightly golden along the edges.
Topoings are optional. You can put what ever you want on them.


This is a dish my husband likes to make.. It took me a long time to try it. But im hooked on it now. We have done it for dinner and breakfast a few times.
1 package cow cheeks
1 tomato, diced
3 green onions, diced
2 tbsp cilantro, diced
corn tortilla's
mexican blend cheese
1 lime
Put the cheek in a crock pot and cover with water,cook for 6 hours
After it is done cooking, take out of the crock pot and put into a bowl. shread the meat, add tomato, onion and cilantro. Meanwhile, heat up the tortillas, melt cheese on tortilla. Add meat to tortilla (however how much you want), squeeze some lime juice on top and enjoy.

Grilled chicken ceaser salad

I had a craving for a chicken Cesar salad. This is what I came up with.. It really hit the spot

Cesar salad:
2 roman heads lettuce, chopped
1 shallot, finely sliced
1/2 cup croutons
1/4 cup Cesar salad dressing
1/2 cup cherry tomato's, cut in half
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Mix all together in a large bowl, set aside
4 chicken breast, flattened
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Italian seasoning
Mix lemon juice, oil and seasoning in a bowl, marinade chicken for at least 15 Min's. cook on grill until done, about 3-5 Min's per side.
Put the salad on a plate and top with sliced chicken,.. serve with garlic bread.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My Girl Paula: Bobby's baked chicken with dijon and lime

This was a big hit tonight for dinner, my 2 yr old had 3 helpings plus he finished his sister's chicken. This will be something i make again, for sure. This is a Bobby Deen recipe, but I couldn't pass it up it just sounded so good. I served it with roasted veggies (consited of broccoli, egg plant, red, green and yellow bell pepper and onion) and with white rice.

1 (3 1/2lbs) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp mayo
1 garlic clove, minced
finely grated zest and freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime
3/4 pepper
salt to taste
chopped parsley to garnish

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. In a bowl, whisk together the mustard, mayo, garlic, lime zest and juice and pepper. Season the chicken generously with salt. Pour the mixture over the chicken, tossed well to coat. In a large baking pan, arrange chicken in a single layer. bake until it is cooked through; breasts take about 30 mins and legs will need 5 -10 mins more. Serve the chicken with pan juices drizzled over and garnished with chopped parsley.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Girl Paula; Grilled Tuna with Pineapple Salsa

So I'm back to posting again. Things have been tough here lately, but things are getting back to normal now. This weeks Paula was anything goes. I am tryingto eat healthier. So I decided to make this tuna dish. It came out yummy.

Chipotle Salsa:
1 cup diced pineapple, preferably fresh (I used canned)
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
3 tbsp finely chopped scallions (white and green parts)
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp seeded and minced chipotle chili in adobo sauce
Grilled Tuna:
4 (8-ounces) tuna steaks
2 tbsp olive oil
Paula Deen House Seasoning

For the salsa:
In a small bowl, mix together all the salsa ingredients together. Cover and let stand at room temperture until ready to serve.
Grilled Tuna:
Light the grill or preheat the broiler.
Coat the tuna steaks with the olive oil and sprinkle with house seasoning. Transfer the steaks to a backing sheet, if broiling, or put them on the grill. Broil or grill the fish intil cooked until desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving platter and serve topped with the salsa.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

My Girl Paula; Lemon Basil Chicken Salad

This week I wanted to do something simple. For My Girl Paula it was a salad or veg. So I made a chicken salad.. This was very simple to make and taste delicious. I made it for dinner last night along with a salad. I topped the sandwiches with tomato, avocado, onion, lettuce, provolone cheese and a little cream cheese.

4 cups cooked, diced chicken (I used canned chicken, drained)
1 rib celery, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

In a small bowl, combine chicken, celery, basil and almonds. In another small bowl, combine sour cream, mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add to chicken mixture, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill

Friday, January 1, 2010

My Girl Paula; Green Bean Bundles

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.. My mom and brother, Jimmy, came up for Christmas. It was great seeing them. Samantha and Austin and even the dogs were excited... I decided to make these green bean bundles to go with Christmas dinner. They turned out great tasting. It had to be the easiest thing to make.

1 pound freash grean beans
Olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Blanch green beans for 3 minutes. Toss in olive oil, salt and pepper. Bundle about 5 green beans (I did more than 5, well all had different amounts) together and wrap in bacon. Place on roasting pan and roast about 10 - 15 minutes, until bacon is cooked