Friday, April 3, 2015

Corn Casserole

                      Corn Casserole, is a staple at every Holiday gathering. I'm sure my family
                      would feel disappointed if this yummy side dish wasn't on the buffet table.
                                                           Make this for your Easter dinner.

                                                                      Corn Casserole

                                                                       1/2 cup butter, melted
                                                                       2 eggs, beaten
                                                                       1 ( 8.5 ounce ) box jiffy corn bread mix
                                                                       1 ( 15 ounce ) can whole kernel corn, drained
                                                                       1 can creamed corn
                                                                       2 tablespoons sugar
                                                                       1 cup sour cream

                       1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9 by 9 inch baking dish.

                       2) In a medium bowl, combine butter, eggs, corn bread mix, whole corn,
                       creamed corn, sugar, sour cream, pour into baking pan.

                       3) Bake for 45 minutes or until golden on top. I like to serve this with green
                       onions on top or chives. All recipes.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Corned Beef Hash

                     When it comes to breakfast, I've always been a fan of corned beef hash,
                     even the stuff in a can ( gasp ) it's true. A few years ago, I started making
                     my own homemade version and let me tell you it does not disappoint.

                  This is a perfect way to use up any leftover Corned Beef and great year round.

                                                                       Corned Beef Hash

                                                                        7 to 8 medium size potatoes, diced small
                                                                        1 large onion diced
                                                                        1 1/2 cups corned beef hash, cubed
                                                                        5 tablespoons beef stock
                                                                        1 1/2 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
                                                                        salt and pepper to taste
                                                                        2 Tablespoons olive oil
                                                                        2 Tablespoons butter

                       1) Heat olive oil and butter in a non stick skillet. Saute potatoes and onions
                       until slightly browned and then add corned beef. Season with salt, pepper
                       and Montreal seasoning. Add beef stock and partially cover with lid. Reduce
                       heat and stir occasionally and cook for 25 minutes or until done. Enjoy!!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Baked Ziti

                      This is my go to Italian meal when I have very little time. It's so simple to
                        make and it's packed full of flavor. Serve with a salad and garlic bread.

                                                                           Baked Ziti

                                                                           1 box ziti
                                                                           1 onion, chopped
                                                                           1 green bell pepper, chopped
                                                                           3 garlic cloves, minced
                                                                           1 pound hamburg
                                                                           2 ( 26 ounce ) marinara sauce - your favorite
                                                                           1 cup sour cream
                                                                           1/2 parmesan cheese
                                                                           8 ounces mozzarella shredded
                                                                           salt and pepper
                                                                           1/2 teaspoon each garlic and onion powder
                                                                           1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
                                                                           1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

                         1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

                         2) Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta, drain when done.
                         While the water is boiling start your sauce.

                        3) Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet. Add onion and green pepper,
                        cook for 5 minutes add ground beef, garlic and all the spices. Cook until
                        beef is browned and veggies are tender. Add the marinara sauce and cook
                        for 15 minutes.

                        4) Drain cooked pasta and put back in large pot. Add your meat sauce to the
                        noodles. Stir in your cheeses and sour cream, mix well.

                        5) Spray a 9 by 13 baking pan with spray and add your pasta. Top with more
                       cheese if you'd like and bake for 25 minutes. Enjoy.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

                          This is the time of year when you crave comfort food. I love easy and
                          flavorful slow cooker meals. The meat is so flavorful and very tender.
                            Give it a try and this just might be your go to beef stew recipe.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

1 large red onion, sliced
2 to 3 pounds stew meat
1/3 cup all purpose flour
salt and pepper to taste
1  ( 1.2 ounce )package dry beef gravy mix
1 ( 1 ounce ) package dry ranch dressing mix
1 ( .7 ounce ) package Italian style dressing mix
1 cup water
6 or 7 peeled carrots, diced

1) Spread onion slices at the bottom of your crock pot. Sprinkle salt
and pepper on the meat and dredge the meat in flour. Make sure to 
coat all sides. Place the meat on top of the onions. In a mixing cup 
add your water, gravy, ranch and Italian seasonings and mix well,
Pour over meat and all your carrots on top.

2) Cover and set on low for 8 hours. Mixing every once in a while.

Note - I don't add potatoes to the stew because I like to serve it over
a bed of rice or mashed potatoes. But, feel free to add potatoes if you'd like.
The Meat literally falls apart. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Best Of 2014

Hello, my friends. Here is a quick recap of my years best recipes.

The most viewed post this year was this delicious Moscow Mule .

Is there anything better than Homemade Marinara Sauce ?

                                This Greek Frittata has become my favorite weekend breakfast.

                                                   Honey Lime Shrimp With Coconut Rice

                                                          Strawberry Salad With Feta

                                                             Mini Snickerdoodle Muffins

                                                                Italian Egg Drop Soup

                                                             Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

                                                                American Chop Suey

                                There you have it, a tasty round up. Cheers, to a awesome 2015!
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