Packet Lemon Pepper Pork and Brussels Sprouts

This is a very easy yummy recipe I discovered when we were living in the CBQ while waiting for a house to open up on base. So it’s a repeat, but worth typing up again. Basically you throw some pork cutlets into foil packets with some good stuff… The good stuff is (pork sprinkled with)


Superbowl Food – Mini Muffins?

Mini muffins are the last thing you’d expect as Superbowl fare, but when they’re jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins, there could hardly be anything better! Jalapeno Cheddar Honey Cornbread You Will Need: bacon grease or Pam Cooking Spray 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 cup milk


More Asian Noodles… a bit different this time

Remember the last time I made Asian noodles? I had an extra steak which I threw in the freezer… Well I used it in another incarnation of the noodle bow. This time I did it a little differently… my veggies were bamboo, baby corn, mung bean sprouts, and snow peas (which I blanched). Man, I


Marinate + Freeze at the same time = FAST barbeque chicken

I have an issue with crockpots… I love the idea (and love when I actually plan and use it for something) but it means I have to be thinking about dinner 4-8 hours before dinner happens. I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants cook, so freezer marinating is a great deal for me. When we buy a


Faux-ganoff Stroganoff Recipe

I don’t know what “real” stroganoff is, to tell the truth. I think it’s usually made with beef strips or chunks, not ground beef. But I have to tell you, one of the things I remember loving as a kid was the stroganoff hamburger helper my dad would occasionally make, with an extra dollop of


Asian Noodles with Beef and Peppers

Preface: I don’t know anything about Asian cooking. But I love Asian food. I didn’t use a recipe for this, or even read recipes in preparation… and let me tell you. This trial was not an error. It was a success. Delicious. But probably not “authentic.” First, I started marinating some beef in the fridge


Creamy Baked Artichoke Heart Dip Recipe

I was going to post yet another non-recipe post… and you may have to get used to that for a little while, because lately I’ve been cooking “reruns” or semi-meals that don’t count for much as far as blogging goes. BUT I had this one saved up (well, the photos anyway) so I figured I’d


Look at me all baking homemade bread from scratch…

I wrote before about my incompetence with yeast… and the fact that my only successes had been in a bread machine. Then I sort of broke the cycle with this Italian bread. I followed the Joy of Cooking’s instructions step by step, and yielded something yummy. Well, guess what I did today… I flew… all


Cinnamon Date Scones

I made these scones for a goodbye brunch for some of the girls in Meridian a while ago. They were flavorful without being too strong, soft without being too chewy, but also not crumbly. Very good! Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tablespoons sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold


Simply Delicious, Soft, Chewy Snickerdoodles

Or, how I got this… …from this: And all I have to say is OH, YUM! I don’t know if I ever tried a snickerdoodle before the MOPS craft show. But the chaplain’s kids had a booth selling crocheted things and baked goods, and the guy bought some snickerdoodles from them. Oh my goodness, were


Turkey Tacos with Cinnamon and Cumin

I saw this recipe several years ago on one of those fat-guy-learning-to-exercise-and-eat-right shows… I don’t remember what show it was. But my mouth was watering as they were making this so-simple meal, and the next day I got some taco shells so I could do it too. Not only is it low-fat and full of


Made-From-Scratch Turkey Noodle/Dumpling Soup (With Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey)

This is just what I needed to treat my post-craft-show cold. Made-from-scratch turkey noodle soup, just like grandma would make if she were into making stuff like this. Remember the turkey stock I made and froze? Well I started with that. I dumped in a 3-cup frozen block of stock, along with 3 cups of



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