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Cheesy Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower

  When I feel my clothes fitting a little too tight, a fast way to lose a few pounds is to go low carb for a little while. This is one of my very favorite low carb dishes because it tastes like cheesy mashed potatoes.  […]

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

This recipe is brought to you (and us) by Cynthia Raub at The Shared Plate.  Lean ground turkey, spinach, feta and olive oil (along with other spices and flavors) served on a whole wheat toasted bun and topped with fresh veggies of your choice. When […]

Eat your Veggies

Eat your Veggies

  As another entry into the Mann’s/Cooking Contest Central contest, I think I made my new favorite veggie spread. If I’m lucky, it will also win me FREE $500 worth of groceries, but even if it doesn’t, I’m glad I came up with this because […]

Beyonce’s Green Beans

Beyonce’s Green Beans

Beyonce has constantly said in interviews her favorite foods are soul food, fast food, Popeyes, and pasta. She pretty much likes anything that’s fatting and has carbs. What a lot of people don’t know about is her mom, Tina Knowles, makes one of Beyonce’s favorite […]

Rose Marie and her Spaghetti Sauce

Rose Marie and her Spaghetti Sauce

‘I was asked what I wanted my legacy to be. My answer, “That I was good at my job & loved every minute of it.” I wish that for everyone.’                               […]

Winning Fish Tacos

Winning Fish Tacos

I found myself winning a seafood contest and ended up competing in the Seafood category in Las Vegas at the World Food Championship in 2014 somehow. Alaska Seafood provided the seafood, and I used halibut for these tacos. It’s not a wonder they soared my […]

Jewish Penicillin

Jewish Penicillin

Studies have shown that a hearty bowl of chicken soup may help you to clear nasal congestion and have a mild anti-inflammatory effect that can help ease cold symptoms. Chicken noodle soup makes a great fallback for the cold winter days because of all its […]

Crock Pot Cornbread Dressing

Crock Pot Cornbread Dressing

Make it and leave it alone. Now, go about your business making holiday cookies, side dishes and appetizers while this dressing cooks and crosses one thing off your list of holiday cooking.  If you aren’t from the south and would rather have bread stuffing in […]

Bean & Taco Crescent Ring

Bean & Taco Crescent Ring

I went to a Pampered Chef party years ago and had a taco crescent ring to sample, but I decided to add a layer of beans and call it a day. It was great! Kids love this recipe because it’s mild and fun to eat. […]

Boozy Bird

Boozy Bird

A turkey rubbed with herbs, filled with fruit and veggies for ultimate flavor, and made moist by adding an entire bottle of champagne and chicken stock. After making this Boozy Bird, all others seem dry. Moist and flavorful, I got it from a lady whose […]

Creamy Coleslaw

Creamy Coleslaw

This is the kind of coleslaw you find at a good deli. It’s creamy (not the vinegar type that I can’t stand), and you start with a bag of coleslaw mix from the produce section of your grocery store.  Be sure and carefully measure the […]

Foolproof Rib Roast

Foolproof Rib Roast

  I was looking for a rib roast recipe that ended up like the ones in restaurants. This one is the one. Serve it with a creamy mild Horseradish Sauce. Here’s the simple recipe: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup prepared horseradish 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard […]

Cowgirl Stew

Cowgirl Stew

What an easy stew to make with ground beef, a can of chili beans and veggies. I named it Cowgirl Stew because I’m a girl, and I lived in Texas when I started making it. Seemed to make sense at the time. It only takes […]

Honey Chicken

Honey Chicken

This recipe sort of tastes like Panda Express Orange Chicken but without the orange. A quick stirfry to crispen the chicken, then baked with a sauce that makes it sweet and tasty-great with fried or steamed rice. It’s easy to make without a lot of steps, […]

Baked, Not Fried

Baked, Not Fried

The best homemade chicken wings I’ve ever had were seasoned, dipped in flour, pan fried, baked with a sauce of hot sauce and butter. It’s a long, time-consuming process, and I cringed when someone would ask me to make them. “There goes about 2-3 hours […]

Easy Antipasti

Easy Antipasti

an·ti·pas·to,ˌ antēˈpastō,ˌäntēˈpästō/noun   plural noun: antipasti  (in Italian cooking) an appetizer typically consisting of olives, anchovies, cheeses, and meat.   This is as easy as it gets! Serve this appetizer with toothpicks, and let everyone spoon up their own onto a small plate. It makes […]

Bella Sun Luci Cornbread

Bella Sun Luci Cornbread

Bella Sun Luci makes makes sun dried tomatoes, and this is the cornbread creation I came up with for their contest. I didn’t win the grand prize, but I did win a huge care package of their products, plus they took this marvelous professional photo […]

3 Ing Cranberry Sauce

3 Ing Cranberry Sauce

I grew up on the canned cranberry sauce that came out shaped like a can. Cut into thick slices and served at Thanksgiving, it was the best thing I had ever known.  When I started cooking my own Thanksgiving dinner, I tried making my own. […]

Shrimp & Grits

Shrimp & Grits

The “official” recipe name is Butter Beer Prawns with Cheesy Beer Grits. In a contest I had to infuse beer as an ingredient into a seafood dish, and this is what I came up with. The grits were Bob’s Red Mill because they’re just simply […]

The Drunken Pig

The Drunken Pig

Pork and Beer-what can be better? My way of making pulled pork is a Slow Cooker, 1 can of beer, a 5-6 pound pork butt, seasonings and a bottle of barbecue sauce. My beer choice-Shiner Bock. My seasoning choice-salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders. My barbecue […]